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Saint Charles, Illinois
Reviewed 14 October 2016

First time visitor. Stayed at the Inn during the first week of October. Just a beautiful resort with all of the amenities necessary for a great time and vacation. Just retired and looking for a relaxing week to get ready for retirement. After initial confusion of checking in, finding my way around, and learning what was open--due to being off...

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TheHomesteadMI, Front Office Manager at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Ed B, Thank you for being our guest. I am happy that you enjoyed Mountain Flowers Golf Course. It is quite scenic due to the hills and valleys that comprise the course. We also own an 18 hole Championship Arnold Palmer course that is located eight miles north of The Homestead. It is well worth the time playing. Look...

Tinley Park
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were a party of four (two couples), staying in the Ship Watch Classic two bedroom unit #27. The best part of this facility is the beautiful outdoor location. The sunset over the lake from our patio/deck window was fantastic. The condo is a bit tired and needs updating. The closet in the bedroom was filled with clutter, as it...

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TheHomesteadMI, Front Office Manager at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear gziggie, Thank you for your group being our guests at Ship Watch, unit 27 has an amazing view of Lake Michigan. I am so happy that you were able to enjoy the view. There are other Ship Watch units that are equally as impressive. If you have the chance, we would love to have you back in the Spring....

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Friend and I stayed in a 2 bedroom in Stoneybrook lodge. It was up high in the woods. Pretty location. Simple room with simple outdated furniture. But we had everything we needed. The view was ok. We could see the lake through the trees. We enjoyed sitting out on the balcony. The room was clean. The beds were comfortable. We...

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TheHomesteadMI, Front Office Manager at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear bnice2dogs, Thank you for being our guests at Stony Brook Lodge, one of our two luxury hotels. I am glad that you had everything that you needed. The landscape of The Homestead is lush and beautiful. Please try to visit us in the Spring/Summer. Please let me know if I can assist in any way. Sincerely, Tomás Paddack tpaddack@thehomesteadresort.com

Walled Lake, Michigan
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Positives first: We stayed at Stony Brooke, a condo complex that has Lake Michigan views (not all do). View/sunset worth it. This property sits on 500 acres (not a type-o-its HUGE). Many condos to choose from, depending on $. Some privately-owned (there are many full time residents here). Family owned (or so I heard). Also, The Inn is on the...

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TheHomesteadMI, Front Office Manager at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear JaneP0422, What a fantastic desciption of the beauty that the Homestead offers. It appears that you took the time and explored and enjoyed our amenities. Stony Brook Lodge in the fall, as the colors begin to break, is absolutely breathless, I just stayed there with my family and it was so relaxing to step onto our balcony and stare...

nyc
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Booked a four bedroom home for a family gathering. We had not been here (or northern Michigan) before. This is a really beautiful setting and a really lovely facility. The staff was (mainly) friendly and helpful. Nice beach, pool and other amenities. Looking forward to coming here again. Our only complaint was that the grill at the house was truly...

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TheHomesteadMI, Front Office Manager at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear michaelmyc, Thank you for giving The Homestead a chance. I am glad that you rented a house and had a good first impression. There are so many other accommodations that we can offer, we would love you to explore these in the near future. We have a dedicated team of reservationist that are capable of helping you create a...

Reviewed 30 September 2016

If your idea of a destination wedding includes spectacular views, lots of woods and fresh air, and a stellar staff backed by outstanding service and food, this is your spot. We stayed near the Village, with conveniences (shopping, restaurants, ski lift) just a few steps away. Wedding on Top of Bay Mountain was FANTASTIC, reception at Mountain Flowers Lodge was...

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TheHomesteadMI, Front Office Manager at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Kim P, I love reading reviews like yours, thank you for such great feedback. You will have to return for another visit in the winter to ski or just to relax and get away. Top of the Mountain is one of our pristine wedding venues. I am so glad that yoru enjoyed yourself. Please call our Reservation Team at...

chicago
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The Homestead is a massive (more massive every year) vacation condo development. If you rent through the Homestead you have access to the pools (small) tennis courts or lessons, the fitness facility, childcare, golf and whatever they have to offer (usually at an extra cost) Also, presumably if you arrive and your condo doesn't quite work out, you can get...

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TheHomesteadMI, Front Office Manager at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear bowwowwow, Dear bowwowwow, Thank you for such a wonferful review. We have almost 500 acres and as you mentioned there are many options as our accommodations options are so varied from one another. Aside from being America's Freshwater Resort, what really leaves an impression is the lush nature that encapsulates the Homestead Resort plus the Sleeping Bear Dunes National...

Galena, Ohio
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This was our second visit to The Homestead. We had booked the condo Wilderness 11 because we had stayed there during our first in Sept. 2013. (BTW, Shawn McKeen is the best in assisting with reservations.) Upon arrival (Sept.5th) all seemed well at the condo. It had been a very warm day and as day turned to night we noticed...

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TheHomesteadMI, Front Office Manager at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Linda M, Thank you for being our repeat guest, we certainly appreciate your loyalty. I was so happy to hear that you had such a good experience with Shawn, he is a great asset to our team. If there is anything that I can do to bring you back for another visit, please let me know. You can reach...

Burr Ridge, Illinois
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Wilderness section of The Homestead which is ideally located if you want to walk out of your condo and take a few steps to the beach. When looking for a place on the Homestead website the pictures shown for the condo were lovely with decorating in North woods style and very cozy. That is not what we got...

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TheHomesteadMI, Front Office Manager at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Kari H, Thank you for being our guest at our Wilderness condo's. As you pointed out the Wilderness condo's are separated from the main campus of The Homestead, but they offer benefits of being right on the beach plud peace and solitude. Thank you for letting us know about the bedrooms that need some upgrading, according to you. I...

Granger, Indiana
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I recently stayed in the Tall Timber section of this development. The condo was a two bedroom unit and was ok but nothing special. Be careful when booking a unit in this development as our condo did not have air conditioning. We were lucky as it just so happened to be a cool September weekend so we fared well. But...

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TheHomesteadMI, Front Office Manager at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear JefferyJ, Thank you for being our guest at Tall Timbers. These are privately-owned condo's which the majoriy do not have air conditioning. All of the hotels on property, Fiddler's Pond, Stony Brook Lodge, Little Belle and The Inn have airconditioning and wifi. Maybe you would be willing to try one of our hotels on a return visit. If I...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Homestead

Address: 1 Wood Ridge Road, Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Region: United States > Michigan > Leelanau County > Glen Arbor
Price Range: ₹ 6,334 - ₹ 63,139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 197
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“A suite with a lake view but far enough away to enjoy the quiet and seclusion.”
 of 5 bubbles weirbarbara, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The person reserving the room via telephone was quite helpful”
 of 5 bubbles 422daley, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We enjoyed the 3rd Floor for the view of the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles edb168, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for updated room - Fabulous sunsets. We truly enjoyed the lodge feel of Stony Brook.”
 of 5 bubbles JaneP0422, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“You want a view of the lake. Bring your own grill.”
 of 5 bubbles michaelrnyc, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
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