The Homestead is a luxurious, four-season resort located within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on a mile of Lake Michigan's sandy shore. Facilities include beaches, pools, spa pools, golf, tennis, bikes, and watercraft for summer and skiing, snowboarding, and skating for the winter. Throughout the year, guests enjoy a spa, salon, fitness center, shops, bars, restaurants, meeting centers, and wedding venues. Lodging choices include hotels, a lodge, a historic inn, and privately-owned vacation homes and condominiums which vary in size and location. Some of the resort's facilities are operated as a private club which can only be accessed by guests renting through the resort.