Classically-inspired contemporary Italian cuisine prepared with the freshest local ingredients by Chef John Piombo. Accompanied by full bar service and boutique wines. Served in a three level, timber-framed structure with natural stone fireplaces, a chef’s table, two intimate dining areas and a warm and welcoming loft. The unique layout of Nonna’s allows it to offer […]

At The Homestead, you’ll find neighborhoods — lakefront, riverfront, river and lakefront, lake view and forest view — separated by nature. Within those neighborhoods, you’ll find many choices for accommodations, all of which are ranked with quality standards — Grand, Classic or Simple. Privately owned resort condominiums and homes are available at all quality levels; Grand, Classic or Simple. Whatever you choose, you will enjoy complete access to all of the resort’s amenities, restaurants and services.

Enjoy family dining inside or outside in a cozy, rustic “Up North” atmosphere with friendly service. Boondocks offers a wide variety of steaks, seafoods, salads and sandwiches. Daily specials, Live entertainment, and a Sleeping Bear Sweet Shop with ice cream and treats in the summer. Hang out on the deck in the summertime and hear live music every night a week, including Cabin Fever, the Boone Doggies and New Third Coast.

Owners Tim and Sue Nichols began Riverfront Pizza in 1982, which has become the go-to eatery for locals and visitors alike. They pride themselves in creating delicious, homemade dishes with the abundance of fresh foods that the area has to offer.  Come relax on our deck next to the clear waters of the Crystal River, relax, and enjoy a meal at Riverfront.

Casual fine dining located in scenic downtown Glen Arbor best describes the Western Avenue Grill, whose rustic building decor gives a comfortable feeling to all that visit this location. Enjoy cocktails, lunch or dinner on the outdoor patio. The Western Avenue Grill offers an extensive wine list and daily creative specials.

Let our exceptional staff make your vacation a memory to treasure! With more than 130 Great Places to Stay, Leelanau Vacation Rentals offers top quality vacation properties. Whether you are looking for a Homestead condominium or a home or cottage on Lake Michigan, Glen Lake or one of Leelanau Peninsula’s other beautiful inland lakes, we are confident that you will find our properties second to none.

What’s new in town in 2016 — particularly if you haven’t visited Glen Arbor since last July — are the forests around the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. They are completely different. That’s because of the Aug. 2, 2015, megastorm, which packed “straight line” winds of 100 miles per hour, leveled thousands of hardwood trees across Alligator Hill, along the east side of Big Glen Lake, across Leelanau County and on Old Mission Peninsula north of Traverse City. The storm was the most dramatic thing to hit Glen Arbor in modern times, and it changed the experience of visiting our beloved National Lakeshore for generations to come.

The Homestead is a resort community located on about 350 acres of land with a mile of frontage on Lake Michigan, two more miles on the Crystal River. It is a community comprised of neighborhoods — lakefront, river and lakefront, riverfront, lake view and forest view — separated by nature.

“It’s hard seeing all the trees broken,” comments Dianne Nichols of Arbor Pines. “It reminds me of broken legs and broken arms.” Nichols and her husband, Fred, are among numerous Glen Arborites whose woods suffered from the Aug. 2 storm. The second week after the storm, a team of seven retirees from the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) of Michigan arrived to help those who, like the Nichols, had applied for that help at the Glen Arbor Township Hall. Afterwards, Dianne describes them and the work they did.

From staff reports Glen Arbor web guru Molly Connolly has updated a website and Facebook page for the Glen Arbor Township that offers answers to frequently asked questions by local homeowners following the Aug. 2 megastorm, including a PayPal account for donations. The page does — or soon hopes to — include information about: getting rid […]