Resident at The Homestead Discovers Shipwreck

While walking on the beach south of the Crystal River, Ward Lamphere came across the remains of a shipwreck believed to be from the mid-1800s.Check out the link to the full video report from 9&10 News along with some photos of this amaz…   Continue Reading »

Heroes of Conservation: The Leelanau Conservancy

The Leelanau Conservancy’s mission is to conserve the land, water and scenic character of Leelanau County. Protecting farmland, preserving the shoreline and creating natural spaces for all area visitors to enjoy: The Leelanau Conservancy was est…   Continue Reading »

Orvis: The Reel World

Is learning to fly fish on your bucket list? Overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan, the Orvis Michigan Fly Fishing School at The Homestead combines elegant accommodations with classic Blue Ribbon splendor.Class dates are set for this spring, …   Continue Reading »

Bird Watch: Introducing the New Sleeping Bear Birding Trail

Just in time for spring, Michigan’s first “birding trail” has been formed. The website of the Sleeping Bear Birding Trail offers a guide to 34 recommended birding sites scattered throughout the lakeshore, along 123 miles of Michigan's Highwa…   Continue Reading »

Four Ways Music Makes You Healthier

Everybody knows good music makes people happy. But did you know music can have a positive impact on your health?At The Homestead, we believe there's no better place to listen to lively summer music than up on Bay Mountain - The Resort's stu…   Continue Reading »

Beach Reads: Marriage Matters

Great books go with beaches like lacy white goes with wedding gowns. At The Homestead, the summer beach season is also prime time for couples tying the knot. With this in mind, we'd like to clue you in on a great summer read with an opening chapte…   Continue Reading »

Guest-Driven Upgrade: Stony Brook Lodge Undergoing Major Remodel

Just how seriously does The Homestead take guest feedback? The team now spearheading the redesign of Stony Brook Lodge is taking its direction from some of the greatest national park lodges in the West and Canada. But the original inspiration for …   Continue Reading »

The Skin You're In: Expert Advice For Rejuvenating Winter-Damaged Skin

People in the Upper Midwest will long remember this winter as one of the coldest and longest in history. And if you don't believe it, just take a look at your skin.After months of dry indoor heat, wintry winds and relentless cold, a little …   Continue Reading »