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Reviews for The Homestead

Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on The Homestead that rank the ski resort and mountain town on a scale of one to five stars for attributes such as terrain, nightlife and family friendliness. See how The Homestead stacks up in the reviews, on and off the slopes, from skiing and family activities to the après scene. Read up on pros, cons and other comments in reviews left by fellow skiers and riders. Don't forget to submit your own The Homestead review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your skiing and resort experience. For more destination information, click Add to Compare to see a side-by-side comparison of The Homestead vs. other ski resorts (up to 10 total).

by: anonymous_user - 3rd September 2007

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  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 4Aprés Ski
  • 4Terrain Park
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The Homestead, being on Lake Michigan and the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore is absolutely beautiful in every season. The Summer is gorgeous with the deep blue fresh water against the sandy dunes and tree covered hills surrounding it. Yes, east coasters, you cannot see to the other side of the lake and it is clear and clean. It looks quite a lot like Cape Cod and Nantucket. There is something to do all winter....skiing, both on the hills that look out over Lake Michigan and on the many cross country trail and walking the beach. Sunsets are spectacular. In the summer the beaches are gorgeous, the Homestead beach club has pools, entertainment, food, and drink. There are many activities for children. ( One can rent small boats, kayaks and tubes for floating down the beautiful, Crystal River. Camp tamarack is a fun facility for children with adult counselors.) There is fine dining in every season. The Homestead has Nonnas. In town 1-2 miles away, there is Windows at Lebear, (the chef was taught at Commandor's Palace in New Orleans.15 tables overlooking Lake Michigan and the sunsets.) Le Becasse is a small, country, perfect, French restaurant on the East side of Glen Lake. Chef Guilllaume (sp?) is masterful and his wife Brook makes one feel at home. Funistrada is great pasta, veal and chicken also on the east side of Glen Lake. All amazing, considering one is so far away from all the hustle and bustle of the city. This is where we come to relax!

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  • Family of 3 (12th December 2016)

    We had a great time skiing with the family at The Homestead.

  • fatkid4cake (30th November 2008)

    We are considering planning an event at The Homestead due to the wonderful service and beautiful rooms in Little Belle and the...

  • anonymous_user (3rd September 2007)

    The Homestead, being on Lake Michigan and the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore is absolutely beautiful in every season. The Summer is gorgeous...

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will shut down on July 13, 2020. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation