Greencrest Manor      
6174 Halbert Rd E, Battle Creek, MI 49017-9449, USA    
(269) 962-8633
 
 

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Description

Circa 1934. Once used as monastery, this 13,000-square-foot French Normandy mansion rests on 20 acres. Extensive gardens are lush with apple orchards, tiered gardens, herb gardens, reflecting pools, Japanese maples and cherry trees. It is in the National Register as a rare example of Norman-style architecture in the United States. The inn's inviting drawing room boasts egg-and-dart molding, sofas and drapes in an English cabbage-rose print and floor-to-ceiling French windows. The dining room has a white marble fireplace, Parisian chandelier and Oriental carpet. Ask for the VIP Suite for a king bed, white marble fireplace and double whirlpool showers.

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Rates

$150 to $275

Off Season: $150 to $275

Payment Types Accepted Include Discover, Travelers Checks, Personal Checks, Master Card, Diners Club, Visa and Gift certificates.

Amenities

This property has 8 total guest accommodations, 6 with private bath, 1 with fireplace, 6 suites and 3 conference rooms. The types of beds available include Double, Queen and King.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable TV
  • Coffeemaker
  • Copy Machine
  • DVD
  • Family/Kid Friendly
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Free parking on premise
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Hot Tub/Jetted Tub
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Suitable for Events
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Events Hosted

    • Seminars
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Family Reunions
    • Meetings
    • Honeymoons
    • Weddings

Parking

Abundant

Liquor License

    • Full

Romantic Interest

French Normandy estate nestled in the middle of 15 acres with woodland vistas, English flower gardens, vegetable gardens, and large mature shade trees, and walking trails.

What's Green About Your Inn

Locally sourced and/or organic food, cleaning products, laundry, and pest control.

Innkeepers Association Memberships

PAII

Describe Garden and Grounds

Surrounded by mature woodland trails with English gardens, large original fountain, rock walled terrace landscaping, outdoor seating and lounging provided on upper terrace, beautiful French espalier apples and pears surronding house and gardens, English flower gaden, kitchen vegetable garden and koi pond.


 
VIP Suite

Very large, spacious suite done in Ralph Lauren floral rose print, fireplace, beautiful view of gardens and grounds, marble bathroom, large jet tub for two and separate shower.

Rates: $275 - $275

Type of bed: King

 
Burt Suite

Spacious luxury suite, well appointed with French down sofa, tapestry wall hangings, gold leaf mirrors, beautiful views of the property, six large windows allows for beautiful, soft daylight, double vanity, tub/shower.

Rates: $250 - $250

Type of bed: King

 
Trumpet Suite

Sleigh bed with well appointed English decor, masculine tones, balcony view, and in-suite original bathroom.

Rates: $180 - $180

Type of bed: Queen

 
Lilac Room

Old world charm, floral walls, writing desk, reading chairs, in-room sink, views of the estate's gardens and fountain.

Rates: $150 - $150

Type of bed: Double

 
Geranium Room

Charm, charm, charm, four-poster bed, geranium print wall coverings, soft plush carpet, make-up vanity, and in-room sink. Geranium and Lilac rooms are adjacent with access to private seating area and full bathroom.

Rates: $150 - $150

Type of bed: Double

 
Francesa Suite

Third floor quiet, very large suite with in-suite bathroom, desk, reading area and two comfortable chairs.

Rates: $180 - $180

Type of bed: King

 
Fern Suite

French twall decor, small cozy bedroom with area view of back gardens and fountain, intimate quiet third floor suite, very large marble bathroom with double vanity, full tub/shower, and jet/spa tub for two.

Rates: $230 - $230

Type of bed: Queen

 
Sara Suite

Traditional French-Normandy manor bedroom with window seating reading nook, soft neutral tones, floral decor, and in-suite marble bathroom.

Rates: $180 - $180

Type of bed: King

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

2 nights

Cancellation

Seven day notice for complete refund, less than seven days, guest is responsible for full rental unless room is re-booked

Check-in/Check-out

3pm / 11am

Smoking

Outside Only.


Other Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Beaches
    • Bicycling
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Live Theater
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Skiing Cross Country
    • Skiing Downhill
    • Sports Events, Major College
    • Tennis
    • Wineries

Historic Interest

Greencrest Manor was built in the 1930s as a French Normandy Manor by George R. Burt, son of Michigan lumber baron Wellington R. Burt. He and his wife, Nellie Zinn vowed to build a home on their favorite picnic spot, overlooking St. Mary's Lake. In the course of purchasing the property, Burt passed away. His widow fulfilled their dream by completing the structure in the authentic French-Normandy style and surrounding it with extensive formal gardens. In the early 1960s, the estate was purchased by the Catholic Church and for nearly 20 years it was used as a seminary.

Historic Memberships:

  • State Historical Society

Nearby College/University

Kellogg Community, Western Michigan University


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Best Inn

We have spent several nights and weekends at Greencrest Manor in Battle Creek. It for sure is the best Inn we have ever stayed at and it is a romantic setting and place. Kathy and Tom have always been so good to us when we have been there. Everyone should give it a try.
Jane & Mike Mead

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A Peaceful and Romantic Inn !

We have been coming to Greencrest Manor for the past 20 years! It is our escape to the country to rekindle the romance in our lives as a couple that has been married for 35 years. Tom & Kathy's attention to detail when entertaining is more than excellent..it is superior! You need to experience type of luxury!
Paul Harmon
Toledo, OH

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Romantic

Greencrest Manor is truly a love story as it was rescued from ruin by Tom and Kathy 25 years ago. They have lavished the manor with their time and talent to create a stunningly beautiful and comfortable retreat. My husband and I first visited Greencrest more than 20 years ago for our anniversary and we have been back many, many times over the years, by ourselves, with famiy, and with friends. We will be returning in a few weeks to celebrate our 40th anniversary with our children and I cannot wait. Greencrest is stepping back into the era of gracious country homes, where you are invited to spend a few days, and where you are totally pampered by Tom and Kathy, by the beautiful rooms, and by the gorgeous grounds.
Linda Knabel
Newton, IA

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Romantic Oasis

My husband and I had our wedding reception at Greencrest Manor over 20 years ago and continue to visit. The guest rooms are comforting and beautiful. The grounds are well kept and invite you to a stroll across all the areas. The common rooms fit the bill whatever you are looking for. My favorite is the library with a fire.
Gail Cummings

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Romantic

I bring clients to Greencrest Manor to experience my Pressure-Free Living transformational seminars and retreats. The peaceful, world-class atmosphere is so ideal. My clients leave in awe of the beauty of this romantic, European-style inn right in the heart of Michigan.
Elle Ingalls
Battle Creek, MI

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ROMANTIC

If you love to be surrounded by beauty and luxury, you must treat yourself to a stay at Greencrest. Fashioned after a castle from Normandy France, this beauty is 5 stars all the way. Imagine waking up to the smell of baked goodies as you lay in your luxurious bed and take in the gorgeous decor that surrounds both inside and out. It is our favourite get-away for a taste of France without having to embark on a long plane ride. The owners Tom and Kathy make you feel so welcome. If visiting in the summer make sure you take a walk thru the amazing gardens and relax by the lovely fountains on the property. Winter time at Greencrest is beautiful. Relax by a fire (some rooms have their own) while enjoying time in the many sitting areas located thruout the home or walk the snowy trails in search of deer tracks. You'll be guaranteed to find some, and if lucky you'll spot them enjoying this amazing property too!
scott jackson

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A Romantic Treasure

I love this place...as soon as your pull up the drive you feel like you left Michigan and arrived in the french country side. My husband and I have been going here for many years and got to know the innkeepers very well and feel very much like a part of their family. We have stayed in most of the rooms and can pretty much say they are all wonderful but our favorite is the Trumpiet Suite. When ever we go we always bring a bottle of wine (always to share with Tom and Kathy)some cheese and fruit and just enjoy the ambience that the inn as to offer. It is definatley a place you don't want to miss. Can't wait to go again..It is a stay that you will never forget.
Dawn Shrewsberry

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Fairytale meets Reality

This place boasts an amazing and unforgettable stay. The members of the staff are absolutely amazing, the manor is as breathtaking as any place we have ever been and our time spent at the establishment is one that we will always remember with absolute joy. We have already bragged to and enchanted our friends with descriptions of the manor. I can't believe a place so gorgeous and straight out of a fantasy tale is hidden in our home town, and we can't wait to visit again. What a completely splendid experience!
Jena Goodwin
Grand Rapids, MI

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Romantic Castle In Michigan!

If you are in need of romantic getaway and want to feel like you're in France, Greencrest Manor is the place for you! As you drive thru the gates and up the tree lined drive, your eye focuses on this beautiful home fashioned after a castle in Normandy,France. Your hosts Kathy and Tom are the wonderful owners of this magnificent home,filled with lush furnishings, gorgeous romantic bedrooms and inviting sitting areas thru out. Make sure you wander thru the lush gardens with the fountains after you've enjoyed the gourmet breakfast that tastes as scrumptious as it looks.If you love relaxing in luxury, then Greencrest is the place for you. Every year we return to our "hidden treasure" to unwind and enjoy the beauty of it all. Thank you Tom and Kathy for always making our stay so very special. Jane and Scott Jackson
Jane Jackson
London,
7/7/2010

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InnSide Tip - leisure
Without question, this inn should be on your list of the top 10 inns of the country! We first heard about this wonderful place from a magazine called "Romantic Inns"(I believe)that rated it as one of the top 10 of the country in the late 1990s. Just when you think they've perfected it they seem to add something even more beautiful.(ie outdoor sitting area under the candlelight chandeliers.)
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A Romantic Escape

When you turn off the road to enter Greencrest Manor, you drive up a tree lined path that has a French castle awaiting you. As you enter through the front door you are greeted by the owners, Tom and Kathy, who will make sure that your stay will be a memorable one. All rooms in this wonderful home are beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The bedrooms are spacious, rich in comfort and without modern day amenities(television/computer), this allows you to escape the outside world and really focus on each other. Once you're settled in, make sure you take time to explore the grounds. You will find gorgeous gardens, fountains and fruit trees. It is a treat to your senses and you feel a sense of peacefulness and tranquility come about you. As you explore, you'll understand why so many couples choose Greencrest Manor as the place to have their weddings. The wonderful aromas in the morning lead you to a large table in the sunshine filled dining room. There, you will be served a gourmet breakfast. But what makes it even more enjoyable is the time Tom and Kathy spend with you during and after breakfast just talking, which is a lost art to many. As you prepare to leave this haven, you find it hard to imagine that you are in Mihcigan and not Europe...
Lori Mindala
O'Fallon, MO
1/13/2010

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Comfort meets Romance

Greencrest Manor is a wonderfully situated bed and breakfast. Nestled in Southwest Michigan, it boasts beautiful gardens, comfortable accommodations, and a great location. My husband and I have stayed here on a few special occasions and were treated like royalty. Tom and Cathy (owners) bent over backwards to make our stay as pleasant as possible. The whole mansions is kept immaculately clean and each room makes its own statement in decor. We will visit here time and again!
Deb Chapman
1/11/2010

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During the warmer months, take a walk around the grounds. There are wonderful surprises everywhere! If you are looking for a destination, visit Binder Park Zoo. They have a great variety of animals and it's a nice day trip. It is also reasonably priced.
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Romantic European-styled Manor

My husband and I felt like we were back in England when we stayed here. The Manor and grounds are beautiful and well-kept, we enjoyed wandering them to look at all the detail. Our room was comfortable and we loved the jacuzzi tub. Breakfast was amazing. Definitely recommended for a romantic getaway or a group outing.
Marie Hall
1/11/2010

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A little slice of England

For those of you fortunate enough to have spent time in the English countryside, you will agree that there is a certain charm and feeling that one gets. Those same feelings were resurrected when we stepped foot onto the the grounds of Greencrest Manor. The exterior is a complete throwback to the English and French bed & breakfasts and the grounds offer the perfect canvas for any amateur photographer. The lack of current popular amenities (computer, television, etc) allow the guests to truly escape from the outside world. This is the perfect weekend getaway.
Robert Deel
Grand Rapids,
1/11/2010

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Beautiful Place

Tom & Kathy have done a great job restoring this place and with the grounds. They are also eager to cater to special requests. What a fun time!
John Chapman
1/11/2010

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wow

I've been in Normandy many times, I've never seen anything like your "French Chateau".
Anonymous
10/21/2008

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