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The Homestead – 2017 – 18 Season Ski Passes
Our best ski area values. All winter long. The swish of your skis on the snow. The cold air on your face. You were worried about something earlier, but now you just can’t remember what it was. This is freedom. This is relaxation. This is yours, all winter long, and whenever you want it. With our resort’s [...]

Glen Arbor – Pajama Party – Shopping Event – November 24, 2017
[ November 24, 2017; 6:00 am to 9:00 am. ] “Better than Black Friday” shopping in Glen Arbor happens annually at participating restaurants and retailers from 6-9am on Friday, Nov. 24th, 2017. Join the community for this fun holiday shopping event in your pajamas. <> Visit Pajama Party ~ Shopping Event Website >>>> <>

Glen Arbor – Tree Lighting & Holiday Market Preview Party – November 24, 2017
[ November 24, 2017; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Tree Lighting & Caroling | 6:30-7 Holiday Market Preview Party | 7-8pm at the Glen Arbor Township Hall Glen Arbor’s annual Tree Lighting and Caroling, located outside in front of the Town Hall, off of M-22/Western Ave. in downtown Glen Arbor happens promptly at 6:45pm. The Holiday Market “Preview Party” is located inside the Town Hall immediately following the tree lighting. Mingle, [...]

Glen Arbor – Holiday Marketplace – November 25, 2017
[ November 25, 2017; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Shop an amazing breadth of handcrafted, locally made goods from 25+ Artisans during the Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace. Also featuring Holiday Greenery for sale!!! Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus from 11am – 1:30pm!  They will be at the Glen Arbor Holiday Market with some little toys and goodies! Bring the kids and your camera for some great fun [...]

Winter Songs & Carols Concert – December 8, 2017
[ December 8, 2017; 7:30 pm; ] The Manitou Winds presents its annual “Winter Songs & Carols” concert at the Leelanau School dining hall. This performance is sponsored by the Glen Arbor Art Association’s Manitou Music Festival. The concert is free. Reservations are not required. A goodwill offering will be taken, proceeds from which will be directed to the Leelanau School arts [...]

Snowmaking at The Homestead – February Cold Blast Means Great Ski Conditions
How many gallons of water does it take to cover all the runs at The Homestead with machine-made snow? What’s the perfect combination of conditions for snowmaking? We caught up with The Homestead’s master snowmaker, Steve Sanborn, for these answers and more. Read on. When most people think of Northern Michigan in winter, they naturally think [...]

The Homestead – News and Specials via Facebook
Northern Michigan’s largest waterfront resort community, located in the heart of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, a unit of the National Park Service. In the winter it is a full-service ski resort with downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice skating. The Homestead updated their cover photo. Thursday November 16th, 2017 - 4:54 am [...]

The Homestead – Cross Country Skiing
Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing Long-time cross-country skiers will find miles of trails filled with challenging ascents and thrilling descents. Most of all, they’ll find a breathtaking view around every bend in the trail. If you’re new to the sport, you’ll find expert instruction, quality rental equipment, and a fun way to stay fit and enjoy the beauty [...]

Bay View Cross Country Ski Trail – Sleeping Bear Dunes
You can ski, hike, or snowshoe straight from The Homestead into the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore using the Bay View Trail which is accessible from the Village. Lookout Point on the Bay View Trail gives a panoramic view of Lake Michigan and the surrounding countryside. The trail along the edge of the woods on top [...]

Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail – Sleeping Bear Dunes
Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes Winter on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail is special. Light fluffy snow covering the trees and trail make it ideal for photography, skiing, or snowshoeing through a secluded winter wonderland! Most of the trail is groomed in the winter with a corduroy base for skate skiing, snowshoeing, and classic tracks on [...]


The Homestead On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the The Homestead Page On Facebook.


Thursday November 16th, 2017 - 4:54 am

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Oh wow!! On the right are all the shops, etc! On the left - out of sight - is where the restaurants are! In the background is where the ski lift begins!! THANK YOU, Cheryl for posting Makes us a little homesick!

Is that a photo of now? Still like fall in Columbus Ohio !!

Heading Back Next Summer For A Longer Vaca!!!!!..........Love This Place!! Took Kristen There Many Times As A Child!! Will Continue The Tradition!! ❤

Haha it's funny because I just saw the photo and it's gorgeous💜it's your day sweetie.......it will be fab no matter season it is!

Camille Baker Lemanski

Chloe Belczak that’s our room on the far end..

Should I be regretting the time of year I'm getting married here, Sherrina Smith??? So beautiful!

Wish I was there!

Many memories there!

Lovely Lil' Belle

Perhaps this needs to turn into a biannual trip Travis Lemanski 😉

Jim Bingham.

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Thursday November 16th, 2017 - 4:41 am

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A great video from our friends Fairytale Productions

Fairytale Productions
We LOVE Michigan Weddings! After all, we are a Michigan based company. Check out this video Teaser from Nathan and Michalla that was shot in Glen Arbor, MI to see why! Enjoy!!

The Fairytale Producitons Team

Wedding Date: 10/8/2017
Venue: The Homestead (Glen Arbor, MI)
Photographer: Fairytale Productions
Cinematographer: Fairytale Productions
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Wedding parties are way too loud for the guest at Fiddler's Pond. It's happened three times in three years!

Lauren Benda 😍

Tuesday October 17th, 2017 - 4:17 pm

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Beautiful setting 🎵👓🎵


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The Homestead – Photos From Instagram

Here are the latest photos of The Homestead via instagram. If you have an instagram photo to share of your visit to The Homestead, choose “The Homestead” as your location and your photos will appear in the photo stream below.


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