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The Homestead

1 Wood Ridge Road, Glen Arbor, MI 49636
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Petoskey, Michigan
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225 reviews 225 reviews
72 hotel reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I almost gave the Homestead a "Poor" rating, but upgraded them to "Average" due to the manager making some concessions on a disappointing stay. We just wanted a mini-get away with our dog for two nights and the Homestead is one of several Northern Michigan resorts that offer "pet friendly" accommodations. We were offered a ground floor room with two... More

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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The homestead is simply living off a great location. The resort is badly in need of an update. Also, the customer service is way off and quite frankly this seems to be due to young staff. This could be an amazing resort if updates were made. They are kind of the only gig in town so I suspect they will... More

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TheHomesteadMI, Director of Sales at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Columbus Cohn, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your visit to The Homestead. We are in the process of upgrading some of our hotel accommodations and would be interested in hearing more specifics about where you stayed and when. Our management team is committed to recruiting, hiring and training the best possible candidates so... More

Saint Louis
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I stayed at the Homestead on a cold snowy night. Parking was at least 50 yards away from my hotel room at the Inn. On a nice day, this would be fine. That night, it was very cold and the walk was very uncomfortable. The room was old but very clean. The TV was also old--not a flat screen. For... More

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TheHomesteadMI, Director of Sales at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Russ H, Thank you for your recent visit and review from a business traveler perspective. We hope you enjoyed a productive environment. You will be pleased to know that we will be making some updates to The Inn within the next few months. The updates will provide the luxury of a modern hotel with the charm of an historic... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

While I love The Homestead this is my second trip this year with the same kind of experience so I felt the need to review it after last weekends visit. I will say that I was checked in both visits by the same sweet and helpful girl(I wish I could remember her name), the ski lift guys were all very... More

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TheHomesteadMI, General Manager at The Homestead, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. We are very sorry that you have not received a quality guest experience in a couple of our points of sale. We continue to work very hard to train our associates to provide the level of service our guests desire and deserve. It is a great disappointment to us all when we... More

Elkhart, Indiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We stayed at 5D Tall Timbers for a weekend ski trip. The resort is next to Lake Michigan and the skiing, while not for the professional skier looking for a black diamond experience, is beautiful and family friendly. The location of the resort is ideal. The condo has a gorgeous view of Lake Michigan with just the river and small... More

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TheHomesteadMI, Director of Sales at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear avery131, Thank you for sharing your recent experience. The Homestead does not rent the unit you are referring to. Perhaps it was rented through a private owner or an independent rental agency? All of the condominiums and homes are privately owned. Not all of the owners participate in our rental program. Those that do are held to a high... More

Brookfield, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Love,love,love this resort! Came here for a quiet weekend and some skiing. Skiing is kicky with some nice rolls to the terrain. Ate dinner at Nonna's which was superb. Breakfast, which was included with the package had awesome food. The staff here are wonderfully friendly and helpful. An all round fabulous time!

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TheHomesteadMI, General Manager at The Homestead, responded to this review

Laurie, Thank you for providing the recent review. We're thrilled that you've enjoyed the resort many times and look forward to your return. Sincerely, More

Traverse City, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

My husband and I stayed at The Homestead for two nights over New Year's Eve. We stayed in Little Belle which is located in the heart of it all and at the bottom of the downhill ski slope. We purchased tickets to the Gala on New Year's Eve that was held at the Mountain Flowers Lodge. Tickets were a little... More

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TheHomesteadMI, Director of Sales at The Homestead, responded to this review

Molly G, Thank you for choosing The Homestead to "Ring in the New Year!" The New Year's Gala was a new event for us and we appreciate your feedback. Your comments will help us as we plan similar events for the future. We're pleased that you enjoyed the facilities and the season. We do hope to see you again in... More

Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The Homestead is a large, beautiful, hilly property right on Lake Michigan. There are a number of different housing options. We have stayed in the Stoney Brook Lodge, high up on a hill, a few times. The units are like apartments with a living/dining/kitchen area (with cast iron stove), bedroom, bath, and porch overlooking Lake Michigan. Good choice for families.... More

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TheHomesteadMI, General Manager at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Gr0sseP0inter, We are so pleased that you have enjoyed The Homestead several times in the past and most recently this December. You may be interested to know that we are in the process of upgrading Stony Brook Lodge. It will continue to have all of the conveniences you've enjoyed with a stunning, upgraded decor. Renovations should be completed by... More

Lansing, MI
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This is a lovely resort. We came to ski Christmas week. We like everything about the resort except that they don't take care of their roads. It is a hilly property and I often saw cars trying to get up, or down, the hills. It snows a lot there due to being by Lake Michigan and you need to weigh... More

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TheHomesteadMI, Manager at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Marillynlansing_mi, Thank you for your recent stay and comments. The snowfall this year was unusually high, even for our region. In fact, we may have caught the record by now which was set in 1995! That said, the safety of our guests as they move about the property (whether driving or walking) is of the utmost importance to us.... More

Sterling Heights, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We just came back from a two day stay at The Inn. We have stayed on the property before and found little has changed. The staff can be hit or miss. The maids are always friendly and outgoing. The restaurant people can be rude. CQ's example - at 7:59 in the morning someone opens the door and says "can you... More

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Additional Information about The Homestead

Address: 1 Wood Ridge Road, Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Location: United States > Michigan > Leelanau County > Glen Arbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Glen Arbor
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