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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!

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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!
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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.
Amenities
Open Dates
  • All Year
Property Size
  • 197 units
Nearby City
  • Glen Arbor
Nearby Water
  • Lake Michigan
General
  • Fitness Center
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court(s)
Room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony
  • Coffee Maker
  • Fireplace
  • Jacuzzi
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Activities
  • 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
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Group Information

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

Packages
starting at $107 Find Your Park

Celebrating over 100 years, visit Michigan's national treasure and "Find Your Park" in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  

Your experience includes:

- Three nights' lodging

- Breakfast buffet each morning at CQ's Cabin

- Picnic lunch one day from Cavanaugh's

- A pass to visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

- A logo selfie stick and commemorative beach tote bag

- From $107 per person, per night based on a family of four

- Available May to October

Deal Expires

October 23, 2017

Travel Dates
  • July 9, 2017 to October 31, 2017
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Just For Two

Sneak away for a romantic vacation where beachfront sunsets are included!

- Two nights' lodging

- Mountaineer breakfast each morning

- Dinner for two at Café Manitou

- Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore park pass

- From $98 per person, per night, based on double occupancy

- Available May through October

Deal Expires

October 23, 2017

Travel Dates
  • July 9, 2017 to October 31, 2017
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Honeymoon Getaway

Honeymoons. They're about memories. And whether this is your first honeymoon or your fortieth, we're happy to help you make it great. Our honeymoon package includes eveything you'll need to have a great time with your partner, and a few souvenirs to help you remember once you get home.

- Two nights' lodging

- Dinner one evening at Café Manitou

- Champagne in room upon arrival

- Tote Bag

- Homestead logo towel

- Box lunch

- Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakesore park pass and map

- From $104 per person, per night, based on double occupancy

- Available May through October

Deal Expires

October 23, 2017

Travel Dates
  • July 9, 2017 to October 31, 2017
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Golf & Gourmet

27 holes. Multiple courses. How's that work? Well, one's an award-winning Championship course designed by Arnold Palmer. The second is a surprisingly challenging par three with stunning views of the Sleeping Bear Dunes. The others are prepared by Executive Chef John Piombo at Café Manitou, our waterfront restaurant. Like the golf, they're designed to highlight our local environment and please even the most demanding customers.

- Two nights' lodging

- Mountaineer breakfast each morning

- One round of golf at Mountain Flowers

- Two rounds of golf at Manitou Passage

- Dinner at Café Manitou one evening

- Available May 6th through October 31st

Deal Expires

October 23, 2017

Travel Dates
  • July 9, 2017 to October 31, 2017
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Sips & Sights

Leave your cares along M-22...enjoy comfortable accommodations a breakfast buffet at CQ's Cabin and a tour of four Leelanau County wineries with transportation.  Tours are Tuesdays from 12pm to 5pm.  Double occupancy rates from $118 per person per night.

Tuesdays Tour:

  1. Verterra Winery
  2. Good Harbor Vineyards
  3. Chateau Fontaine
  4. Bel Lago Vineyards

Deal Expires

July 9, 2018

Travel Dates
  • July 9, 2017 to July 9, 2018
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Celebrate Your Engagement

Congratulations! You've made the most important decision of your life. We hope you're taking some time to enjoy these special moments. We also hope that you'll start making some decisions soon. At The Homestead, like many other top wedding destinations, reservations for Spring and Summer ceremonies are typically made early. To make sure you get the wedding of your dreams, we'd suggest you start your research now. Don't panic! With our special engagement package, it can be fun: with prices starting at just $73.00 per person per night, you'll get lodging, plus dinner at our flagship restaurant, Nonna's, and a voucher for 20% off all salon services.

Deal Expires

July 9, 2018

Travel Dates
  • July 9, 2017 to July 9, 2018
Terms and Conditions

Offer available Thursdays through Sundays

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Discover the Most Beautiful Place in America

We don't know why you wouldn't book this package. It's everything you need, and nothing you don't - you came to see park. Why waste your time looking for the ranger's station? And you'll need something from CQ's wide range of healthy and indulgent options to keep you going as you appreciate America's Most Beautiful Place. Keep it simple. Book now. Save some money.

- Two night's lodging

- Mountaineer Breakfast at CQ's

- Dinner one night at Café Manitou

- Sleeping Bear Dunes park pass and map

- From $93 per person, per night, based on double occupancy

- Available May through October

Deal Expires

October 23, 2017

Travel Dates
  • July 9, 2017 to October 31, 2017
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Bed & Breakfast

It's the most important meal of the day. Good thing we have something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a meal hearty enough to fuel a day of adventuring outside, or something light to leave you feeling especially revitalized after your spa treatment, you'll find it at CQ's Mountaineer Breakfast.

- Mountaineer breakfast at CQ's Cabin

- From $67 per person, per night, based on double occupancy

- Available May through October

Deal Expires

October 23, 2017

Travel Dates
  • July 9, 2017 to October 31, 2017
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Family Fun

Relax. Enjoy your family. And let them enjoy their vacation, the way they want to. Fiddler's Pond, with its central location and adjoining rooms, provides your kids with as much or as little independence as they want. Breakfast is served until 10:30, and you can all come at once or let Mom and the older kids sleep in.

- Nightly lodging in Fiddler's Pond

- Mountaineer breakfast each morning

- Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore park pass

- From $35.75 per person, per night, based on a family of four

- Available May through October

Deal Expires

October 23, 2017

Travel Dates
  • July 9, 2017 to October 31, 2017
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Leelanau Vineyard Escape

A cool breeze blows over Lake Michigan. Somewhere, miles away, there are unpaid bills and that big proposal to worry about, but right now, your only problem is deciding between the chardonnay and the pinot. And really, why not have both? With our Vineyards of Leelanau Package, you won't have to worry about driving home. This package include nightly lodging and your choice of one tour of four Leelanau County's famous vineyards where you'll have the chance to chat with the winemakers and sample their products. A three course dinner at Nonna's rounds out your stay–from just $130 per person, per night. Tours are available only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please call 231.334.5100 to confirm availability. 

Tuesday Tour:

  1. Verterra Winery
  2. Good Harbor Vineyards
  3. Chateau Fontaine
  4. Bel Lago Vineyards

Wednesday Tour:

  1. Boathouse Vineyards
  2. Blustone Vineyards
  3. Black Star Farms Winery
  4. Aurora Cellar

Deal Expires

July 9, 2018

Travel Dates
  • July 9, 2017 to July 9, 2018
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Toast the Season

Want to savor some of the best Michigan wines while enjoying the stunning scenery at our beach resort? Join us, and the fine folks at the Leelanau Penninsula Vintner's trail for a celebration of the harvest, and of the great landscapes and local wines of Northern Michigan. The Toast the Season event runs on the weekends of November 5th and November 12th and include a featured wine and food pairing at 22 different wineries on the Leelanau Penninsula.

  • At least one night's lodging
  • Breakfast at CQ's Cabin
  • Tickets to the Toast the Season event (a $75 value)
  • From $74 per person, per night
  • November 5th & 6th or November 12th & 13th

Want to add a dinner? The deluxe package can be booked for just $97.00 per person, per night. 

Deal Expires

November 1, 2017

Travel Dates
  • November 5, 2017 to November 6, 2017
  • November 12, 2017 to November 13, 2017
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Stay & Play

45 holes. Multiple courses. How's that work? Well, one's an award-winning Championship course designed by Arnold Palmer. The second is a surprisingly challenging par three with stunning views of the Sleeping Bear Dunes. The others are prepared by Executive Chef John Piombo at Café Manitou, our waterfront restaurant. Like the golf, they're designed to highlight our local environment and please even the most demanding customers.

- Two nights' lodging

- Mountaineer breakfast one morning

- One round of golf at Mountain Flowers

- Two rounds of golf at Manitou Passage

- Complimentary appetizer at Café Manitou 

Deal Expires

October 27, 2017

Travel Dates
  • September 13, 2017 to October 31, 2017
Terms and Conditions

Available May 6th through October 31st

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Fall Golf Getaway

Discover a golf getaway unlike any other.  You'll stay at The Homestead, surrounded by the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and enjoy two rounds of golf at Arnold Palmer's Signature course located just 10 miles from the resort.  Your package includes:

  • Two nights lodging
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Two 18-hole rounds of golf with cart at Manitou Passage Golf Club
  • From $103 per person, per night, based on double occupancy
  • Available from September 26 through course close date.

Deal Expires

October 31, 2017

Travel Dates
  • September 26, 2017 to October 31, 2017
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