Battle Creek, MI 

Greencrest Manor

6174 Halbert Rd E
Battle Creek, MI 49017-9449 US

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Rates: $150 to $275
Total Rooms: 8
Overall Rating: 5 hearts (15 reviews)


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.Publicity and Awards: Country Inns, Lifestyles.Location: Country and Rural.

Room Detail

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

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

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



Rooms & Rates

Rates: $150 to $275
Payment types accepted include Discover, Travelers Checks, Personal Checks, Master Card, Diners Club, Visa and Gift certificates.
Rooms: 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.


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
Smoking: Outside Only.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast.
Types of meals: Catering Service, Continental Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, Banquet Service, Brunch, Continental Plus Breakfast, Early Coffee/Tea, Full Breakfast, Full Gourmet Breakfast, Picnic Lunches, Snacks/Refreshments, Sunday Brunch, Vegetarian Breakfast and Wine.
Amenities In Room: Iron/Ironing Board, Telephone, Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, DVD, Cable TV, Coffeemaker, Bath Amenities, Heating, Television, Fireplace, Wireless Internet Access and Hair Dryer.
Amenities On Site: Fax, Family/Kid Friendly, Copy Machine, Suitable for Events, Free parking on premise, Hot Tub/Jetted Tub, Wireless Internet, Porch with snacks and beverages.
Transportation Services: Train Station Pickup.


Events Hosted: Seminars, Romantic Getaways, Family Reunions, Meetings, Honeymoons and Weddings.
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 and 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.

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.