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Great Lakes Photo Tour Autumn Participants Say ,”Thanks”

The 2011 Fall Dunes Eco-Photo Tour lead by naturalist Mark S. Carlson and digital photography expert Bob Grzesiak was once again a great success. Mark forwarded us two really nice “thank-you” emails they received from participants along with a few of the first photographs of the weekend.



Added by The Homestead on March 20, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

planning for the best crystal mountain vacation whether there's snow or not

“Never underestimate the power of Plan B.”  My personal mantra. Every team I’ve worked on has heard me say this too many times; several workmates from my past probably roll their eyes at the sound of it, like any old chestnut. One team threatened to have it embroidered on a satin pillow for me. Despite their jibes,…


Added by Rachel North on February 29, 2012 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

alone skiing in northern michigan

I worked with an outdoor sporting goods expert at LaSalle Group advertising, Peter Matheisen, who says that you can tell when someone is really into something, because they'll do it alone. If a guy is really into fishing, hunting or whatever, then he doesn't just do it when there are a bunch of other guys doing it.…


Added by Rachel North on February 18, 2012 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

northern michigan ski etiquette

Sitting on a Northern Michigan ski lift, my daughter and I watched a man throw a ski pole at his young son like a javelin, plunging dangerously towards his face. It was one of many transgressions we saw at two ski resorts over the busy New Year's ski weekend, inspiring this list of ski etiquette:

1. Pick up…


Added by Rachel North on January 2, 2012 at 5:59pm — 2 Comments

Slide, Savor and Save This Winter in Northern Michigan

With the Thanksgiving holiday on the horizon, it won’t be long until Northern Michigan ski resorts begin making snow in anticipation of a turkey day opening. Weather experts are predicting a “Snowmagedon” this winter with long-range forecasts calling for cold temperatures and above average snowfall. That is great news for snow sports enthusiasts. The Homestead, located in…


Added by The Homestead on December 13, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Homestead Open House Features New Salon & Resort Upgrades

Open House & Block Party at The Homestead

Open House & Block Party

The open house at The Homestead’s new beauty salon was a big success. Despite the threat of rain, resort guests, property owners and the local residents came to tour the new salon, Cavanaugh’s, the newly-redesigned deli & general store, and many improvements in the Village including new walkways, ponds, landscaping and lighting.



Added by The Homestead on October 5, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Homestead Unveils New Salon With Winning Name

Lillyjade Sign

When construction began on The Homestead’s, full-service luxury salon, there was never a question that everything—from the building itself to the amenities inside—would be done impeccably right.  The only mystery, until now, was what to call it.  And for that The Homestead turned to its guests.

“We spared no expenses in the construction of the new Lillyjade salon and that included the effort that went into finding the…


Added by The Homestead on September 4, 2011 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Good Morning America Gets Taste of Sleeping Bear Dunes & The Homestead


There has been so much buzz throughout the Leelanau Peninsula since Good Morning America announced the Sleeping Bear Dunes as one of the top 10 “America’s Most Beautiful Places”. 

We were tipped off by our friends at Traverse…


Added by The Homestead on August 11, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

6th Grader Experiences Owl Release at The Homestead

Two Easter Screech Owls
Easter Screech Owls

By Guest Blogger Hanna VanDuzen, Soon-To-Be Sixth Grader at Glen Lake School

The screech owl release at The Homestead resort, put on by Wings of Wonder founder Rebecca Lassard, was inspiring, amazing and extremely fun! I learned about the screech owl as they were…


Added by The Homestead on August 9, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Homestead Guests Learn About Raptors from “Wings of Wonder”

Rebecca Lessard

Rebecca Lessard of Wings of Wonder (photo courtesy of Wings of Wonder)

This summer, resort guests and club members of The Homestead have the opportunity to experience Michigan raptors live and up close in a program called “The Wonder of Raptors.” Rebecca Lessard of Wings of Wonder will provide three, one-hour programs at the Camp…


Added by The Homestead on July 27, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

“Seasons Full of Sand” by Photographer Mark S. Carlson

By Guest Blogger Mark S. Carlson  (

Aging Large-flowered Trillium in foggy woods c markscarlson com

 Aging Large-Flowered Trillium in Foggy Woods (c

It was mid summer when my parents informed my brother and I that our family would soon visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes for a few days vacation in the ‘Little Finger’ of Michigan. At the time, I was just a…


Added by The Homestead on March 2, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

celebrating halfway to 90 at homestead resort--a great family ski adventure

It took too long to pack. It always takes too long to pack. I packed the cheese, crackers and wine. A box of Champaign flutes from my party stemware; good idea. And a bottle of Mawby’s Us. “A box of red wine glasses?” I thought. Nawww they’ll have some water goblets in the…


Added by Rachel North on March 20, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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