Executive Chef John Piombo’s food doesn’t need any help, but we still think it tastes better with the sun setting over Lake Michigan. That’s exactly what you’ll find at Café Manitou, where Chef John will be preparing dishes in his signature style this summer.

If upscale, casual dining isn’t any every night kind of thing, we’d encourage you to try one of our “Summer Suppers,” a brand new program, designed to offer family-friendly dining that helps our guests connect and relax together. Every night will feature themes ranging from a pizza party to an old-fashioned fish boil. They’ll be located in different parts of the resort, but the welcoming atmosphere, live entertainment, and delicious food will stay the same.



Sip before Summer

Fri 16th Jun – Fri 1st Sep 2017


This adult only event features a selection of wines, as well as appetizers, and stunning views of Lake Michigan from Spa Amira. $12.00 per person. 

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Pizza on the Piazza

Fri 16th Jun – Sun 3rd Sep 2017

Sundays & Thursdays

Join us for classic family fun – a pizza party on Beppi's Piazza. Includes a family-style salad, breadsticks, pizza, and gelato. $19.00 for adults, $12.00 for children

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Supper, Songs, and S'mores

Mon 19th Jun – Mon 28th Aug 2017


A campfire, just like the ones you remember from growing up– though ours are a little more elegant, and a lot less work. Live music by local singer song-writers, hot dogs, chilis, and everybody's favorite up-north desert.  $15.00 for adults; $12.00 for children. …

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Picnic in the Garden

Tue 20th Jun – Tue 29th Aug 2017


A beautiful place and a good burger. What more could you want? How about a cold drink and live music to go with it. Don't miss our picnic in the garden if that sounds like your speed. $15.00 for adults; $12.00 for children. Takes place on Nonna's Courtyard.

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Fish Boil

Wed 21st Jun – Wed 30th Aug 2017


Fresh fish in a beautiful place. What more could you want? The Homestead's bringing this classic Lake Michigan tradition to the Sleeping Bear Dunes this summer, featuring live music and dramatically delicious fish. $35.00 per person. 

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