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“Best Tennis in Midwest”
Review of The Homestead

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The Homestead
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Glen Arbor
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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55 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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“Best Tennis in Midwest”
Reviewed June 11, 2006

Was at resort June 9th weekend for a tennis gathering. Great tennis facility and staff. Beautiful setting for the entire resort.

Accomodations adequate but not comfortable. We stayed in Stonybrook Lodge. I would not recommend this building. The bedroom had no window and the closet was so small it was not usable. The building also had a serious problem with sewer gas in the rooms.

Food at the restaurant was good but service was slow and incompetant. Overall the staff did seem well trained.

  • Stayed June 2006
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Reviewed April 22, 2006

Arrived to find several of the swimming pools closed for maintenance and NO electricity in much of the resort. Managment unwilliing to discount room or award any dining or activity credits for our hardships. We checked out after one night and will not go back.

  • Stayed August 2005
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Reviewed September 21, 2005

I booked a long weekend at the Homestead with the intent of surprising my girlfriend with a ring. The Homestead turned out to be the perfect place to do this!! It was very private, clean, the Little Belle suite was wonderful for the two of us. The staff was friendly and even helped me out with holding a wine and cheese basket in the shoppe until we got there, which I then went to pick up and hide the engagement ring in. All in all we had a great time and everything worked out wonderfully. The Homestead made the weekend everything we wanted it to be. Only thing was cell phone service was sketchy for us both so we couldn't make all the family phone calls too easily!

  • Stayed February 2005
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Reviewed July 11, 2005

I was married at the Homestead 11 years ago and fell in love with the area. It was quaint and had some classic charm. The huge hotel down by the beach was a very beautiful, old style building with an awesome restaurant in it. Beautiful views and decent accommodations at a good price. We began going every year as a family tradition and sometime, about seven years ago, about they updated that beautiful old hotel, their prices skyrocketed. The last time I went (only because my father in law had his birthday gathering there), our lunch was an average of $50 for our family to have hotdogs and hamburgers by the pool. With six in our family, we cannot get summer accommodations for less than about $400 a night for a very standard hotel-style room. We got a letter from them recently which indicated that since we had visited the Homestead previously, we were set apart from the general population in terms of education and financial status. This is almost a direct quote!! It was obviously meant to make us feel "special" but I think it sounded incredibly snobbish. The views and surrounding area are great, but the accommodations are average at best. If you want to feel like you are totally taken advantage of and have money to burn, this is the place for you!

  • Stayed August 2004
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Property: 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Glen Arbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Homestead 4*
Number of rooms: 197
Also Known As:
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Homestead Glen Arbor
Homestead Hotel Glen Arbor
The Homestead Michigan/Glen Arbor

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