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The Homestead – National Winter Trails Day – January 8, 2011

Winter Trails Day is in its 17th year nationwide. The program is designed to give children and adults new to snow sports the chance to try snowshoeing and cross-country skiing for free, and to discover the great fitness and social benefits of these easy-to-learn winter sports. The Homestead offers a two-hour group lesson for each sport. The group will travel into the beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on the Bay View Trail that adjoins The Homestead property.

The program includes a national park pass, equipment overview, instructions on how to dress warmly and fundamentals on cross-country skiing and/or snowshoeing. Cross-country lessons begin at 10:00 am and snowshoeing lessons at 1:30 pm. For more information visit WinterTrails or call The Homestead at 231-334-5000. The program is free. Lodging packages are available. See our Accommodations webpage.

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The Homestead – Winter in the Vineyards…a Wine Tour Weekend – March 5 – 7, 2010

A few seats still available! Should be a great weekend for touring Leelanau County, Sunny Days & Four Great Wineries! Breakfast, Lunch, Shuttle & Dinner Included! Call 231-334-5100 for reservation information

A best seller…this package includes two nights’ lodging, continental breakfast each morning, a tasting tour of four Leelanau County wineries on Saturday with transportation and to-go lunch provided.  That evening, you’ll enjoy an exquisite five course winemaker dinner prepared by Chef John Piombo featuring wines with each course.

Offered in Fiddler’s Pond, Little Belle and The Inn from only $126 per person, per night, based on double occupancy.  Space is limited.  Call 231.334.5100 for reservations.

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The Homestead – NASTAR racing for the 2010-2011 season

The Homestead offers NASTAR racing for the 2010-2011 season. Daily during holiday week, Saturdays and holidays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Anyone can race! NASTAR uses a handicap system that allows racers of all ages and abilities to compare themselves to one another regardless of when or where they race. Race results are posted daily at NASTAR.com.

The Homestead offers NASTAR racing everyday during the holiday week from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Pre-register between 11:00am and 1:00pm on race days at the Ski School desk.

All race dates and times are subject to change based on weather, course conditions and number of registrants. Call the Ski School for questions at 231-334-5555

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The Homestead – 10% off lodging and 2 for 1 lift tickets for members of America’s 1st Responders

This winter, The Homestead is offering card carrying members of America’s 1st Responders 10% of lodging and 2 for 1 lift tickets.

Men and women all over the US have chosen a profession that is one to protect and serve our country. The Homestead is proud to team up with an organization that honors them called America’s 1st Responders.

Their program offers active and retired firefighters, EMT’s, Nurses, Paramedics, Law Enforcement professionals …and Military servicemen and women special offers at businesses around the country as a way of saying “Thank You”.

For more information America’s 1st Responders visit their website at www.americas1stresponders.com.

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