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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 – Lift & Lodging Packages
Whether you’re an old friend of the slopes, or just beginning, Bay Mountain has runs to offer all skill levels! With our Lift & Lodging package, there’s nothing to stand between you and the next run. Two nights’ lodging in your choice of accommodations Lift tickets from arrival to departure Complimentary breakfast buffet at CQ’s Cabin each morning Rates [...]

The Homestead – Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Packages
Explore the naturally groomed trails of the “Most Beautiful Place in America” by ski or snowshoe with this special package. Two nights’ lodging Choice of cross-country ski or snowshoe rentals Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park Pass Box lunch from Cavanaugh’s For double occupancy, rates are from $81 per person, per night for hotel accommodations. Condominium stays from $83 per person, per [...]

The Homestead – Winter Glide Package
Whether you travel by ski or snowshoe, the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is the perfect playground for winter enthusiasts. Two nights’ lodging in your choice of hotel accommodation. Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore Park Pass. Breakfast buffet each morning at CQ’s Cabin. 20% off one service at Lillyjade, a Salon. Rates start at $70.00 per person per night, based on [...]

The Homestead – Winter Stay & Dine Lodging Package
Relax and getaway to northern Michigan where we’ll take care of your for a two night escape.  You’ll enjoy the scenery of snow covered forests, fine accommodations, a hearty breakfast buffet each morning and sumptuous meal at Nonna’s one evening.  You’ll leave wishing you could stay longer. Early check in on Friday at noon Two nights’ lodging Breakfast each [...]

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 added 20 new photos. Friday July 21st, 2017 - 9:50 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 [...]

The Homestead – Super Soups Contest – February 4, 2017
[ February 4, 2017; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] What is your favorite soup? Is it bean with ham or perhaps tomato bisque, cheddar broccoli or chicken noodle? No matter your preference, you’re invited to celebrate National Homemade Soup Day on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at The Homestead’s “Super Soups” contest. While homemade soup can be traced back to about 20,000 BC, the word “soup” [...]

The Homestead – Winter Concert & Dance with Jazz North – February 4, 2017
[ February 4, 2017; 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] An extension of our popular summer concert series, The Homestead is hosting a concert at Mountain Flowers Saturday, February 4 from 7pm to 10pm. The music and energy will be so inspiring you'll have a hard time sitting still. Jazz North is a "little" big band combining the best acoustic and electric jamz [...]

The Homestead – Cooking Demonstration: Gluten Free Dinner – February 5, 2017
[ February 5, 2017; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] A demonstration especially for those who enjoy or must have gluten-free dining options. Nonna's, award-winning Chef John Piombo has created a delicious gluten-free dinner menu for this demonstration which provide a special opportunity for culinary enthusiasts to learn new skills and savor the creation. $25 per person. Advance reservations. 231.334.5222. <> Visit The Homestead - Cooking Demonstration: Gluten [...]

The Homestead – 2016 – 17 Season Ski Passes
Our best 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 season passes, you [...]

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 [...]

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Sleeping Bear Dunes Cross Country Ski Photo Albums


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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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Upcoming Events at The Homestead

Music on the Mountain Concert - Jill Jack

Music on the Mountain Concert - Jill Jack

Aug 3, 7:00pm - Aug 3, 9:00pm

The Homestead
1 Woodridge Rd
Glen Arbor, MI  49636 Map

Jill Jack’s magical connection to her audience is the result of her generous artistry. By combining her gifts as a conceptual visionary with a warm gathering of musical influences, Jill touches that secret heart of ours with her melodies and lyrics. In her hometown of Detroit, Jill needs no further explanation. She’s been lauded in equal measure to her talents: Since 1997 she’s won over 37 Detroit Music Awards. in every conceivable category that applies to a singer-songwriter. Much of this provincial success is due to her charming stage presence and emotive songwriting. It’s simply called connecting, and it’s the bounty of a true songwriter open to all of life: her own defeats, victories, hopes dashed, dreams fulfilled, her muse, her loneliness, her misplaced love and her romantic successes.

You get all of Jill Jack in a performance -- her blend of folk and rock traditions, her open humor, her fine band. Jill harbors little of her process from her audience -- each performance is about opening a window and shining a light into her songwriting, leading inevitably to the intense relationship with her fans. Her career is founded on folk’s best idea -- that there’s a shared knowing between artist and audience, a conversation that flows both ways during a show. Plus she’s a strong woman who’s won over the toughest town in a man’s world -- she’s a bandleader, the principal songwriter in a large group bearing her own name, an employer and automatic arbiter of musician’s issues.

The concert begins at 7pm. Transportation via chair lift or six-passenger golf cart begins at 6pm. Cash bar and snacks are available for purchase. Coolers are not permitted.
In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held in Mountain Flowers Lodge.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

To purchase tickets, call 231.334.5100 or visit mynorthtickets.com
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Music on the Mountain Concert - Jazz North

Music on the Mountain Concert - Jazz North

Aug 17, 7:00pm - Aug 17, 9:00pm

The Homestead
1 Woodridge Rd
Glen Arbor, MI  49636 Map

The music and energy will be so inspiring you’ll have a hard time sitting still. Jazz North is a “little” big band combining the best acoustic and electric jamz for all genres.

The horn section gels with the rhythm section to perform everything from funk to swing to rhythm and blues. You’ll also hear some Latin, bebop, and rock. This seven piece band also throws in plenty of fresh original arrangements for a mix that’s delightful for listening and dancing! The experienced core musicians have played together for many years, creating a tight musical camaraderie that demonstrates their love for music and inspiring anyone with a toe to tap.

The concert begins at 7pm. Transportation via chair lift or six-passenger golf cart begins at 6pm. Cash bar and snacks are available for purchase. Coolers are not permitted.
In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held in Mountain Flowers Lodge.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

To purchase tickets, call 231.334.5100 or visit mynorthtickets.com
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