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.   Visit The Homestead on Facebook >>>>

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 […]

The Homestead – Super Soups Contest – February 4, 2017

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 […]

The Homestead – Winter Concert & Dance with Jazz North – February 4, 2017

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 for all […]

The Homestead – Cooking Demonstration: Gluten Free Dinner – February 5, 2017

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 – […]

The Homestead – Songs, Stories & S’mores – February 18, 2017

Join in on some good ‘ole fashioned family fun. Local folk musicians and story tellers host an evening of sing-a-long songs and story time at Mountain Flowers Lodge from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. We’ll also have the outdoor fireplace roaring for marshmallow roasting and s’mores. Adults: $12; Children $9; Children under 5 years old are free. […]

The Homestead – Cooking Demonstration: Paella – February 19, 2017

A hearty paella is the ideal festive dish for a gathering of friends and family. Join Nonna’s award-winning Chef John Piombo for a cooking demonstration where you’ll learn how to prepare the perfect paella…and you’ll get to try some! $35 per person. Advance reservations. 231.334.5222. <> Visit The Homestead – Cooking Demonstration: Paella Website >>>> […]

The Homestead – Winter Concert & Dance with Kathy Lamar & The Robin Connell Jazz Collection – February 25, 2017

An extension of our popular summer concert series, The Homestead is hosting a concert at Mountain Flowers Saturday, February 25th from 7pm to 10pm. This concert features Robin Connell on keyboards, Kathy Lamar as vocalist, Laurie Sears on saxaphone and flute, Neil Gordon on guitar and Mark Weymouth on drums. It’s a fun, lively group […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’ […]

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.   Visit The Homestead on Facebook >>>>

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]