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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Homestead for a fall weekend up north. We loved everything about our stay. Our room in stony brook lodge was perfect and the view was amazing! There was a kitchen with a full size fridge and lots of dishes and cleaning supplies. We took a walk down to the beach, and stopped in...

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TheHomesteadMI, Front Office Manager at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear katie c, I am happy to hear that you enojyed your romantic weekend at Stony Brook Lodge. It is my favorite of the four hotels that we have. I am glad that you were able to take a walk on the beach, it is an inspiring walk as you look at Lake Michigan next to you. If you ski,...

Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Relaxing perfect weekend to unwind and have amazing food. A little slice of heaven the resort truly is. We did a wine tasting event while we were up there. The spa is world class with captivating views of Lake Michigan, the softest linens, incredible staff and the winner of my personal best ever massage.

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TheHomesteadMI, Front Office Manager at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Cory G, I was happy to hear that you had a good time on the weekend you spent with us. I agree with you that Spa Amira is a world class spa. Come back and visit us this winter, we have many activites including skiing on our beautiful slopes with Lake Michigan as a background. Please let me know...

Southhaven, MS, United States
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We've been here twice and hope to return. Both times we've stayed in the Fiddler's Pond area where a beautifully-landscaped water feature lends it's relaxing view and sounds. There are a number of lodging choices on the property and when we researched the choices, Fiddler's Pond area had the best ratings. The rooms are clean, comfortable, great view, and some...

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TheHomesteadMI, Front Office Manager at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Trent W, Thank you for your loyalty, we appreciate that you enjoyed the rooms at Fiddler's Pond. In the fall and winter, when the Beach Club has closed, they are centrally located to the amenities located in The Village which is where the majority of the dinning options are found. We look forward to your next visit, please let...

Lansing
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were in condo, Ship Watch #7, more than spacious accommodations, but rather over priced, I thought. Part of my experience was thick fog and cloudiness, which disrupted our view of Lake Michigan, the dunes, and a possible sunset--- obviously not the fault of The Homestead. I felt that the condo was over priced, for what I thought was off...

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TheHomesteadMI, Front Office Manager at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Dale Y, Thank you for staying with us in Ship Watch #7. I am sorry that you had to deal with fog, because the views on a clear day are absolutely beautiful. In regards to the price of the condo, we have had unprecedented demand that normally does not happen at this time of year. If you ski we...

Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to stay a night at the Homestead during the off season when it was more affordable for us. Our Fiddlers Pond section room was a few steps down and felt like a basement. The room was clean and comfortable with a very nice king sized bed. The building could have used more sound proofing as we could hear...

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TheHomesteadMI, Front Office Manager at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Holland49423, Thank you for being our guest at Fidder's Pond, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the room. Next time, you will have to explore our three other hotels on the property: Little Belle, which is a couple's retreat and Stony Brook Lodge and The Inn, both of which are luxury level hotels. Stony Brook sits up...

Wilmette, Illinois
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed for two nights on our trip up the Michigan coast line. The unit we stayed in called Logger Run was very dated. We had two bedrooms and two baths which was nice for two couples. We had a a very small kitchen and living room. The best part of the unit was a balcony with a great view...

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TheHomesteadMI, Front Office Manager at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear ghayesfam, Thank you for being our guest at Logger's Run. The unit does offer some amazing views and half the fun is climbing up to the unit. For those that are mobility impaired, this may not be the right unit for you. If you return, there are some other condo's up high that also offer panoramic views of Lake...

Saint Charles, Illinois
Reviewed 14 October 2016

First time visitor. Stayed at the Inn during the first week of October. Just a beautiful resort with all of the amenities necessary for a great time and vacation. Just retired and looking for a relaxing week to get ready for retirement. After initial confusion of checking in, finding my way around, and learning what was open--due to being off...

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TheHomesteadMI, Front Office Manager at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Ed B, Thank you for being our guest. I am happy that you enjoyed Mountain Flowers Golf Course. It is quite scenic due to the hills and valleys that comprise the course. We also own an 18 hole Championship Arnold Palmer course that is located eight miles north of The Homestead. It is well worth the time playing. Look...

Tinley Park
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were a party of four (two couples), staying in the Ship Watch Classic two bedroom unit #27. The best part of this facility is the beautiful outdoor location. The sunset over the lake from our patio/deck window was fantastic. The condo is a bit tired and needs updating. The closet in the bedroom was filled with clutter, as it...

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TheHomesteadMI, Front Office Manager at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear gziggie, Thank you for your group being our guests at Ship Watch, unit 27 has an amazing view of Lake Michigan. I am so happy that you were able to enjoy the view. There are other Ship Watch units that are equally as impressive. If you have the chance, we would love to have you back in the Spring....

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Friend and I stayed in a 2 bedroom in Stoneybrook lodge. It was up high in the woods. Pretty location. Simple room with simple outdated furniture. But we had everything we needed. The view was ok. We could see the lake through the trees. We enjoyed sitting out on the balcony. The room was clean. The beds were comfortable. We...

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TheHomesteadMI, Front Office Manager at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear bnice2dogs, Thank you for being our guests at Stony Brook Lodge, one of our two luxury hotels. I am glad that you had everything that you needed. The landscape of The Homestead is lush and beautiful. Please try to visit us in the Spring/Summer. Please let me know if I can assist in any way. Sincerely, Tomás Paddack tpaddack@thehomesteadresort.com

Walled Lake, Michigan
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Positives first: We stayed at Stony Brooke, a condo complex that has Lake Michigan views (not all do). View/sunset worth it. This property sits on 500 acres (not a type-o-its HUGE). Many condos to choose from, depending on $. Some privately-owned (there are many full time residents here). Family owned (or so I heard). Also, The Inn is on the...

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Dear JaneP0422, What a fantastic desciption of the beauty that the Homestead offers. It appears that you took the time and explored and enjoyed our amenities. Stony Brook Lodge in the fall, as the colors begin to break, is absolutely breathless, I just stayed there with my family and it was so relaxing to step onto our balcony and stare...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service

Additional Information about The Homestead

Address: 1 Wood Ridge Road, Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Region: United States > Michigan > Leelanau County > Glen Arbor
Price Range: $121 - $1,210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 197
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