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Prudenville
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed a night at Fiddler's Pond and loved the beauty of the landscape and buildings throughout the resort. The whole area is beautiful since it is in the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore. Our room was fine with the exception of a very loud cooling unit in the room that ran constantly. It is expensive BUT the location is amazing.... More 

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Birmingham, Michigan
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62 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Please note that my husband, jmdskyline, also recently rated this resort. First, the good- the grounds of this hotel, other than the Lake Michigan shorefront that is under construction, are lovely. They are well maintained are really pretty. Housekeeping also did a very nice job on our room each day we were there. The bad-our room was in sad need... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fairly nice resort but not too many activities for kids. We were told the s'mores event was crowded so avoid it; that did not turn out to be true. The food was average... The pools were ok, but not much else to do on property. Beautiful setting. Go offsite and eat in Glen Arbor. Really fun town. Do the bookstore... More 

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fort myers florida
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57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place could be a world class destination but needs a Disney eye to do it. One example would be that in the two bedroom suite we had in Stoney Brook Lodge had a disconnected VCR in living room, and old Cathode Ray Picture tube TV in Master bedroom. Haven't watch television on one of those(of coarse not HD)in many... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Homestead many times while growing up. I stopped visiting when I moved away from Michigan in the early 90s, with the exception of a brief visit about 7 years ago for a relative's destination wedding. My mom, stepdad, sister, husband, son and I rented a condo in the Hawks Nest here this summer. We had a... More 

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Thank rubyiu
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Homestead with another couple as we decided to check out this hotel. We had booked it sight unseen for a group of about 35 family members (which included four people from Italy and four from Scotland. We wanted to travel together as a group and visit Michigan highlights. From checking out their website, this resort sounded... More 

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Thank Sandy P
TheHomesteadMI, Guest Relations Manager at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Sandy P, Thank you for being our guest and for bringing your family with you. I am sorry that the accommodations were scatterred. On our website we have our condo's listed online with detailed descriptions and photos. Reviewing these priror to making a reservation is the best way to optimize your trip since our grouping for accommodations are unique,... More 

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots to do here, kayak rentals, pool, beach, Lake Michigan, walking trails, fitness studio, restaurants, -playground for the kids, impressive, great location, stunning accommodations. Family friendly, quiet, fun. The homestead has it all.

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TheHomesteadMI, Guest Relations Manager at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Holly42201, Thank you for being our guest and for being an ambassador of ours. We truly appreciate that you took advantage of the amenities that we have to offer families. Please let me know if I can do anything to persuade you to return. Sincerely, Tomás Paddack tpaddack@thehomesteadresort.com More 

Schaumburg, Illinois
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29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I agree with most of the previous posts- they need to do some updating. I guess it all depends on what you plan to do in the area. We did not take advantage for all that the resort could offer- but for the price we paid for it wasn't worth it. The reception attendant was very friendly- but there were... More 

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TheHomesteadMI, Guest Relations Manager at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Weekendgetaway628, Thank you for being our guest. I agree that booking well imn advance is well woreth it as our waterfront properties are limited. Our two public hotels that have views of Lake Michigan are Stony Brook Lodge and The Inn. We also have a website that can be used to research rooms prior to calling our reservation department... More 

Birmingham, Michigan
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78 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the very start at check in...we called early in the day and were told that our room was vacated at 9am. We asked and were told that early check in would not be a problem. We showed up at 130pm and was told that the room was not even looked at yet. Clearly a bad start. When we finally... More 

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TheHomesteadMI, Guest Relations Manager at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear jmdskyline, I am very sorry that you had a bad exeperience at The Inn. It is one of our top two luxury hotels. We are thankful for the feedback that you gave us which will allow us to repairs those items for future guests. Please let me know if you have any questions. Sincerely, Tomás Paddack the@thehomesteadresort.com More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, let me say, this is a beautiful area of the country. I absolutely love the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. I have visited in mid July for the past 3 years and could not have requested better weather. I am grateful for this, because this year it allowed me to get out of my less than stellar... More 

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TheHomesteadMI, Guest Relations Manager at The Homestead, responded to this review

Dear seetheusa2016, Thank you for being our guest and for the feedback that you gave us about your stay at Great Lakes. There, as you are aware, are privately owned units. We try to work with the owners and there associations to ensure the units are staying up to par with the Hometsead high standards. You reveiw will allow up... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms

Additional Information about The Homestead

Address: 1 Wood Ridge Road, Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Location: United States > Michigan > Leelanau County > Glen Arbor
Price Range: $96 - $288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 197
Also Known As:
The Homestead Hotel Glen Arbor
Homestead Glen Arbor
Homestead Hotel Glen Arbor
The Homestead Michigan/Glen Arbor
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