Awards & Accolades

The Homestead has become synonymous with protecting the environment we treasure, supporting our community, and exceeding expectations of our owners, guests and associates. Because of those values, we have received many awards and received accolades for which we are proud.  A few are listed below.

“Park, Recreational and Open Space Planning”


- American Society of Landscape Architects

“One of America’s 30 Favorite Family Resorts”


- Better Homes & Gardens

“… the nicest place in the Midwest.”


- Best Family Resorts of North America

“Best Secret Summer Resort”


- The Detroit News

“Spa Amira, Best of Leelanau”


- Northern Express

 “Thanks for your help in preserving the Crystal River.”


- Dusty Schultz, Superintendent, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

“Partner in Education”


- Glen Lake Community Schools

“Best Beaches on the Great Lakes”


- Dr. Stephen Leatherman, Laboratory for Coastal Research

“Number one Midwest nature escape for families!”


- Disney’s Family Fun Magazine

“Best Beaches on the Great Lakes”


- Men’s Journal