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The Homestead

1 Wood Ridge Road, Glen Arbor, MI 49636
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SunlovingChar Livonia, Michigan
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Livonia, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Honestly, it's been painful for me to read these reviews of a place I so dearly love. It's hard to understand that others do not see and share the beauty, charm, and efforts of The Homestead. We have been coming for 20 years and have stayed in many of the accommodations including hotel rooms in Fiddler's Pond and Stonybrook Lodge,... More

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Wayne City, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pro: wonderful location & sunsets Con: overpriced with no professional service Stayed in $300/day inn room f or 3 days. Staff forgot to clean 2 of the 3. Service is very poor for upscale resort. Better service at a motel 6. Never again & Will never ever recommend. Management should. be replaced A 20 inch tube TV in the room.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For the price the beauty of the area cannot make up for the short comings of the property. Most of the recent reviews are correct with rooms lacking update (my bedroom has a 19" Computer monitor as a tv in the bedroom on top of a dictionary so you could see it from the bed), the dining (we could not... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came here for our anniversary and Outside of being very close to Sleeping Bear Dunes, which is amazing, this "resort" (if you would call it that) was terrible! Very, very outdated and is not at all like the pictures on the website. Our condo was very expensive and no where near the beach. Everything was a drive...restaurants, the beach,... More

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Zionsville, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To say that our stay at The Homestead was disappointing would be an understatement. For the price we paid for the condo, we expected at least clean bathrooms, sufficient maid service, and short walk to the "beach". What we received for $500 a night was outdated accommodations, below standard cleaning service with beds that could be made better by our... More

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Randolph, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For $500 a night, I would have expected much more -- better service at least. For starters there was no one to help us get our luggage into the inn. The parking lot is half a block away and we had to haul our suitcases in ourselves. For lunch, the cafe was terribly understaffed. We waited 20 minutes at our... More

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Birmingham, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for two nights this July. Condo was not updated and was rated the highest they had. Room price was extremely high. Beach was rocky and the pool was a drive away and than a golf cart ride as their was no parking. We will not be returning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting high up on the ridge with a view of the sunset that cannot be beat. But, the unit is your average 1970s dated timeshare. The bed decorative pillows are contemporaries of the matching wallpaper -- really old and skanky. I'd do it again for the location!

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Homestead is in a beautiful setting. That's the best part I can include in my review. At a cost of $384 per night....my room could have used some paint. I needed to do some work while there. Unfortunately, my room had not internet service. When I asked for assistance from the front desk, they told me to walk down... More

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Houston, Texas
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8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Homestead is beautifully situated on more than 700 acres , much of it on a high bluff commanding stunning views of Lake Michigan. Unfortunately, not all of their accommodations are up to the.setting. We found our suite's promised lake view was a sliver of water through the trees, and the rooms were shabby. Worse, our beds felt like the... More

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Address: 1 Wood Ridge Road, Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Location: United States > Michigan > Leelanau County > Glen Arbor
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