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America's Freshwater Resort

Peace and quiet is a key factor when it comes to planning your getaway. You're looking for a place that lets you unwind, but is still close to all the area's best attractions. Discover the wonders and pristine natural beauty of Leelanau County, a Michigan retreat where stunning Lake Michigan views are only the beginning. At The Homestead, you will find a charming place to escape from the world and indulge in luxury accommodations, spectacular activities, and a variety of modern amnesiacs to make you feel right at home. Surrounded by the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, The Homestead makes it easy for you to venture out and explore the sandy beaches, kayak along the waves, cast your line for local fish, hike through the area's beautiful trails, or simply play a round of golf onsite. After a long day, indulge in a soothing treatment at the resort's Spa Amira and enjoy a delicious meal at Café Manitou. It's everything you're looking for in an relaxing Michigan getaway!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 197 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Glen Arbor
  • Nearby Water Lake Michigan
  • Open Dates All Year


Overlooking the beautiful waters of Lake Michigan is a charming getaway that's perfect for your beach vacation. The Homestead offers easy lake access as well as a variety of activities for you to enjoy, whether you're here with family, friends, or your sweetheart. Explore the waters on a kayak, or enjoy an afternoon of fishing. The sandy beaches of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore provides plenty of space to spread out and relax!


It's important to getaway with your loved ones and at The Homestead, you will discover an exceptional family-friendly retreat that everyone will love. Just steps from Lake Michigan, The Homestead offers a wide variety of outdoor activities including sand-castle building, canoeing across the waters, and fishing trips. Teach the kids how to cast their first line, or just enjoy a refreshing swim at the onsite pool. With luxury accommodations and onsite dining options, there's no place better than this for your next family getaway!


Beautiful green fairways and stunning views of Lake Michigan make The Homestead's golf course something you can't miss. Their par-3 course, Mountain Flowers, welcomes golf-enthusiasts of all skill levels. You can play at your pace and enjoy all the scenery at the same time. For even more golf fun, you can take the short drive to the Homestead's sister property, Manitou Passage Golf Club, where you'll find an 18-hole course to play as well!


On the shores of Lake Michigan is where you'll fall in love all over again. Together with your sweetheart, you can discover a romantic and inspiring lakeside retreat when you stay at The Homestead. This luxury little retreat in Leelanau County is everything you're looking for in peace, quiet, and intimacy. You can indulge in soothing massages at the spa, spend an afternoon fishing at the lake, or explore miles of local hiking trails throughout the Sleeping Dunes National Lakeshore. Onsite, there's also golf, a swimming pool, and incredible dining to keep you satisfied!


Winter adventures abound at The Homestead! This exciting Michigan destination provides the most beautiful winter location with views of Lake Michigan and exceptional onsite activities. Learn how to ski and snowboard with their PSIA and AASI-certified instructors, and enjoy access to their "hill-hugger" lifts which are low to the ground for a safer experience. They offer onsite ski rentals, miles of cross-country and snowshoeing trails, and more for an unbeatable winter vacation!

Pet Friendly

Though limited, The Homestead does offer pet-friendly accommodations for those who prefer to travel with their four-legged companion. You'll love spending quality time with the whole family here, including your four-legged friend! For more information regarding rates and restrictions, please contact the resort.


From the moment you arrive at The Homestead, you're sure to be blown away by everything there is to see and to do. With stunning views of Lake Michigan and surrounded by the beautiful Sleeping Dunes National Lakeshore, this northern Michigan retreat is the perfect place to unwind and indulge. Fishing and watersports are available at the lake, while onsite you can also enjoy a round of golf, swim at the pool, or pamper yourself at the spa. Dining options include breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so you can satisfy any craving, and tennis courts, lawn games, and fitness programs are also available to ensure you're never bored! Everything you're looking for in a fun vacation is waiting for you here!


Escape to the serene lakeside destination of Leelanau County in northern Michigan when you stay at The Homestead. This luxury retreat sits on the edge of Lake Michigan and offers easy access to the soft sandy beaches and an abundance of onsite activities. Dive into the waters on a swim, take out a kayak for a gentle cruise, or cast your line on a fishing trip. There's so many exciting things to do, you won't want to leave until you've tried them all!


Celebrate the start of your new life together at The Homestead. Resting on the shores of Lake Michigan, this beautiful retreat is everything you're looking for in a honeymoon: peaceful, calm, and comfortable. Unwind together at the pool or out on the shore. Play a round of golf at their par-3 course. Indulge in a soothing massage and in delicious meals at the Café Manitou. This is a honeymoon you won't ever forget!


Just because you're on vacation, doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your routine. Keep up your healthy lifestyle at The Homestead, which offers plenty of fitness options so you don't slack off on staying active. They offer a state-of-the-art fitness center as well as fitness classes that you can choose from. Plus, with outdoor activities such as kayaking and hiking right at your fingertips, you're guaranteed to enjoy an active getaway!

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

There's no more luxurious way to enjoy the gorgeous Lake Michigan coastline than on the porch of your exquisite rental property! The Homestead has a variety of lakefront homes for you to select from, ranging in size but never in quality. Whether you're looking for a luxurious home complete with a fireplace, premium bedding, air conditioning, and lush landscaping, or a simple and spacious place for your family to get away for a while, The Homestead has just what you're looking for!


Start a holiday tradition when you stay at The Homestead! This exceptional Michigan retreat lets you getaway from the hustle-bustle during the holidays so you can focus on family, friends, or your loved one in a truly peaceful lakeside setting. Enjoy plenty of skiing and snowboarding right onsite, and indulge in a soothing massage the spa! Everything you need for a memorable holiday is right here!


After a long day, there's nothing better than a little pampering. Relax with a Swedish massage or a warm bamboo massage for a one-of-a-kind Spa Amira experience! The spa offers an impressive selection of soothing services to choose from including body care, facial, hand, and foot treatments. You're guaranteed to find something just right for you!

Villas and Condos

In addition to your choice of guest rooms at four different Resort Hotels, The Homestead also offers a selection of Simple, Classic, and Grand Quality condominiums and vacation homes, perfect for your Traverse City getaway. Choose your level of luxury and enjoy beautiful stone fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens, luxury bedding, or go with the simpler option with standard bedding and bathrooms, and simply-designed interiors and furnishings.

  • Fitness Center
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony
  • Coffee Maker
  • Fireplace
  • Jacuzzi
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Beach
  • Biking/Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Canoeing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf Course
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Sailing
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Meeting Room(s)
  • Salon
  • Spa Services
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Nearest Airports

  • Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) / 22.3 miles
  • Antrim County Airport (ACB) / 37.9 miles
  • Wexford County Airport (CAD) / 51.7 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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