We are just finishing a two night stay at The Homestead and, for the most part, have enjoyed our time here. If you plan on visiting, be aware of a few things. First, The Homestead is an older hotel and suffers from the infirmities of that. For example, our room was noticeably smaller than a contemporary hotel, although the bath and closet were supersized. The heating was less than perfect. Second, it is a resort, so expect to pay more for everything from food to activities, you pay a premium. If you prefer the value of a Hilton Garden Inn or Courtyard Marriott, you will be miserable when you get the bill at The Homestead.
Generally, I found the staff to be very helpful and friendly with a few exceptions. The food was pretty good, but not exceptional and was expensive (the resort part). The setting of the hotel is exceptional and they had just had six inches of snow before we arrived, so everything was beautiful and decorated for Christmas. In summary, I enjoyed visiting here as a special treat, but would not do it regularly because of the expense.