BBB Issues Consumer Alert About “Non-Existent” Upscale Campground
The Better Business Bureau is warning people about a non-existent high-end campground in Northern Michigan.
The BBB issued a consumer alert about Bella Solviva, in East Jordan.
According to the BBB, the “glamping” resort campground has been accepting reservations for more than two years, but doesn’t have a working campground and hasn’t even started initial construction.
The campground, which is supposed to provide campers with an upscale camping experience, originally planned to use a crowdfunding website to raise $100,000 for its proposed 107-acre camping facility; however, it only managed to raise $2,951.
Since then, the BBB says the owners have continued to solicit online donations for the campground without providing any proof of progress.
Bella Solviva’s website offers "annual memberships," "reservations," a "rewards program" and gift certificates that range in price from $100 to $5,000 to help fund the campground.
According to the BBB, the business is no longer responding to consumers and does not refund investments or deposits.