The Homestead: Family Paradise Found In Beautiful Northern Michigan There's a little bit of everything for the entire family to explore from dunes and golf to a spa and cooking classes. BY TOURING & TASTING
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A couple takes an afternoon stroll along the beautiful lakeside.
“ The Homestead in Glen Arbor provides an ideal oasis for guests discovering the wonders of northern Michigan.”
Nestled between stunning Lake Michigan and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the Homestead in Glen Arbor provides an ideal oasis for guests discovering the wonders of northern Michigan. Designed to highlight the beauty of its surroundings, the Homestead’s accommodations are found in separate areas—along Sleeping Bear Bay; at the edge of Crystal River; and on ridge lines overlooking Lake Michigan, the Manitou Islands, and the Sleeping Bear Dunes (named Most Beautiful Place in America by ABC’s Good Morning America). All accommodations—whether they are hotel rooms, condominiums, or homes—are given a quality rating to help guests find the spot and style of lodging that’s just right for them.
There’s a myriad of possible ways to spend the day in Glen Arbor, Michigan: on the lake, river, and dunes nearby. In fact, there’s even an award-winning Arnold Palmer golf course, Manitou Passage Golf Club. The Homestead offers four restaurants, two pools with hot tubs, a par-three nine-hole golf course, clay surface and stadium tennis courts, and a country store.
New Leaf Health & Fitness is a state-of-the-art fitness facility with a variety of equipment, fitness classes, and personal trainers. Spa Amira is an intimate spa with water features, a labyrinth, and a full menu of treatment options. There’s also a salon, Lillyjade, offering a complete range of services. What’s more, Nonna’s Divina Cucina Cooking School has two-hour classes and demonstrations offered by Nonna’s Chef Piombo.
The Homestead is a popular destination for family vacations, reunions, and weddings. Three ceremony and reception sites blend seamlessly into the landscape, offering a variety of settings to say "I do." In fact, the Homestead was voted the Knot best of weddings Pick in 2011 and 2012. There are several sites for meetings and conferences, too, with a wide range of floor plans, amenities, and meeting services available.
Guests come to the Homestead for many reasons, but they share one thing: an appreciation for simple luxury in the heart of northern Michigan.