Michigan's The Homestead, located in one of America’s most beautiful locations, is offering a couple of attractive lift and lodging packages. One includes a true foodie’s getaway and another includes a chocolate massage.
Lift and lodging packages, available from opening day Dec. 17 through the rest of the season, start from $70 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. The package includes skiing and riding from the moment you check in and a breakfast buffet each morning. A two-night stay is required for the package.
The true foodie’s getaway includes two nights lodging, a welcome bottle of wine, breakfast each morning and two dinners at the resort’s gourmet restaurant Nonna’s. Rates from $86 per person, per night are based on double occupancy. A weekend ski pass can be added through the resort’s Ski Express program for $65 per person, which includes Friday night skiing and riding.
The Decadent Chocolate Escape weekend starts from $106 per person, per night based on double occupancy and requires a two-night stay. It includes breakfast each morning, and a one-hour chocolate massage, wine tasting and chocolate tasting at Spa Amira. Weekend lift tickets can also be added on through Ski Express.
The resort’s unlimited season pass is still available through Nov. 15 for $150. Through a program they call "One" you can add on anything from lessons and rental equipment to lunches, dinners and visits to Spa Amira. One pass covers it all. All add-on costs will also be going up Nov. 16. Click here for more information.
The Homestead is nestled among towering sand dunes along Lake Michigan’s coastline in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. It offers incredible panoramic views from the top of the ski hill, which is actually the top of a towering perched dune. You can trace the gentle curve of the shoreline far below. A broad expanse of steely blue water, often filled with ice floes, fills the view. he Manitou Islands seem to bob on the horizon.
Good Morning America viewers selected the National Lakeshore as the “Most Beautiful Spot In America” in August when over 100,000 people voted for it over spots in Hawaii, Colorado, Oregon, California, Alaska and other states.
It's one of a few Midwest ski areas to limit lift ticket sales, and it's done to provide an un-crowded ski and snowboard experience. It allows you to experience the wonderful view without worrying about overcrowded slopes. The ski area offers a 375-foot vertical drop, three chairlifts and 16 named runs.
The Homestead is open weekends from Dec.17 through March 11, 2012. During the holidays, from Dec. 26 through Jan. 2, 2012 the resort is open daily.