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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 2 new photos. Wednesday September 13th, 2017 - 7:53 pm [...]

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 [...]


Sleeping Bear Dunes Cross Country Ski Photo Albums


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.


Upcoming Events at The Homestead

November Business After Hours

November Business After Hours

Nov 9, 5:30pm - Nov 9, 7:30pm

Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Map

November is about celebrating family and gratitude - Let's all head to The Homestead in Glen Arbor and toast to our awesome LPCC family! Be sure to save the date - More details to follow.

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