Saravilla is a charming older home with elegant, comfortable rooms and a friendly proprietor who enjoys recounting the interesting history of this former mansion, built at the turn of the last century. The breakfast is delicious, and the home-made muffins are an exceptional treat. Sitting on the large front verandah, watching the fireflies and reading a good book, was a most pleasant way to spend an evening. Alma is a small town in the middle of Michigan (one is tempted to say in the middle of nowhere ;), but the area does offer surprisingly decent dining options: the Alma Brewing Company did not disappoint.
We have stayed here many times but this is our first visit back to Saravilla after 5 years. We were disappointed with the previous owners who acquired the property at the time and were letting the home fall into disrepair. However, the new owners have revitalized the mansion and it's better than ever. Kelly and Rochelle make guest accommodations a priority. We stayed for a week to visit family and it was a wonderful experience. Very clean, quiet and comfortable. Breakfast is awesome. You have daily choices of Scrambled Eggs & Bacon, Baked French Toast, and Meat or Veggie Quiche. I enjoyed all of these. As I said in my previous review, there are only two places I can recommend in the Alma area and Saravilla is #1. We may come back again for a weekend this summer.
Saravilla never disappoints, having stayed many times. The accommodations are comfortable and gourmet breakfast tops off any stay. The innkeepers provide a very personalized experience. This lovely historic mansion provides a picture of the past!
This has always been a great place to stay. The new owners have continued the tradition and made nice changes to improve the experience even more. We highly recommend a stay at Saravilla if you're looking for a relaxing B&B experience.
We chose SaraVilla for our bridal shower & Bachorette party as our daughter wanted a Beauty & The Beast theme. We rented the ballroom for her shower which was right out of the beasts castle. My daughter was actually teary as we decotated for the event as it was so perfect! Kelly & Rochelle were wonderful to work with & went out of their way to be accommodating to us & our guests. We walked downtown for her Bachorette party (which was a convenient four blocks away) & then stayed the night with our guests. The breakfast was amazing!! They have the sweetest pets as well. We became acquainted with Abby & Jack, who were magically out of sight during our main event. The rooms are very lavish with an 1800's flair. We all commented after that our whole event & experience was "perfect." It could not have went any better!!…
Kelly is a terrific host! Breakfast was terrific. Saravilla is very conveniently located just blocks from the Alma College campus. It's the perfect place for parents like us visiting their favorite Scot!
Very accommodating host, warm welcome from host pup and host cats, nicely maintained property, very comfortable and cozy guest rooms. Great location, easy walk to main street shops, bars, and restaurants. Great spot for access to Alma College. Highly recommend.
Such an amazing home with the most personalized experience! I had never stayed at a b&b in the past and this was more than my expectation! I highly recommend the Saravilla. The Innkeepers were welcoming and made us feel like part of the family. Beautiful home!
Cool story about the house from the owner. Super clean room and good breakfast. We stayed here for a college visit. My son also thought it was cool. Very close to Alma college. Owner made us feel welcome right away.
A must see if you like grand, old homes. The story behind this "summer cottage" is interesting, the beautiful design of the rooms and the quality of the build are inspiring, and the host/owner definitely loves his job and the home. I would definitely recommend staying there.