Traverse City, Michigan – Travel and Lodging

The Homestead – Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Brew Master Dinner – January 7, 2017

The Homestead’s Chef, John Piombo and Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Brew Master, Greg “Gonzo” Haner team up for an exclusive dinner that combines great beer with delicous food.

Those of you who have experienced Nonna’s, know that Chef John has a passion for food. Like Chef, Greg “Gonzo” has a unique talent and love… but his is for craft beer and brewing.

Gonzo’s BiggDogg Brewing in Kalamazoo was established in 2013 and has allowed him to share is passion with others.

Guests will enjoy Gonzo’s beer throughout the entire weekend at Beppi’s. But for an exclusive experience and an opportunity to meet Chef Piombo and Gonzo join us at Nonna’s on Saturday evening for a five course meal and beer pairings.

Cost is $65 per person. Reservations are required. Call 231.334.5222.


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The Homestead – Winter Concert & Dance with Jazz North – February 4, 2017

An extension of our popular summer concert series, The Homestead is hosting a concert at Mountain Flowers Saturday, February 4 from 7pm to 10pm. The music and energy will be so inspiring you’ll have a hard time sitting still.

Jazz North is a “little” big band combining the best acoustic and electric jamz for all genres.

The horn section gels with the rhythm section to perform everything from funk to swing to rhythm and blues. You’ll also hear some Latin, bebop, and rock.

This seven piece band also throws in plenty of fresh original arrangements for a mix that’s delightful for listening and dancing!

The experienced core musicians have played together for many years, creating a tight musical camaraderie that demonstrates their love for music and inspiring anyone with a toe to tap.

Advance tickets are $15 each or $20 at the door. Cash bar available. Call 231.334.5100 for advance tickets.


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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Taste the Passion ~ Wine & Love – February 11 & 12, 2017

Join us for Taste the Passion – the SWEETEST event of the year!

February 11 & 12, 2017
Saturday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 pm

Love is in the air along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail during “Taste the Passion,” an annual celebration of wine, delicious fare and love!

Tickets are $35 per person and include a souvenir wine glass and a delicious Leelanau wine and small plate pairing of sweet or savory fare at each winery.

The fabulous weekend starts on Saturday as you chart your own course along the wine trail between the hours of 11:00 am and 5:00 pm on Saturday and 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm on Sunday. It’s a great way to enjoy the peninsula’s winter wonderland.


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Crystal Mountain – Spring Carnival – March 11, 2017

Saturday – March 11, 2017

Get ready for a fun filled Saturday with events and activities for the whole family to enjoy!

Stay tuned for details!


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Crystal Mountain – Spring Fling – 2016 – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)

Harper is ready for some cardboard sled action!
May the force be with this sled.

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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Sips, Chips and Dips – March 18, 2017

Join the casual fun on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 12:00 to 5:00 pm as participating wineries offer everyday snacks paired with a complimentary taste of Leelanau wine.

This is a fantastic way to try lots of your favorite munchies and see how great they taste when complemented by wine. This is a free event. Just show up and enjoy the yummy fun!

Here are the 2016 simple, yet delicious, pairings.

Aurora Cellars of Lake Leelanau: Zesty Orange Crustinis topped with whipped feta cheese paired with Luminous.

Bel Lago Vineyards of Lake Leelanau: Buffalo Chicken Dip served with corn chips paired with Lot 1314 Semi-Dry Riesling

Black Star Farms of Suttons Bay: Nacho Cheese Doritos-crusted chicken nuggets with Cool Ranch Doritos dipping sauce paired with our Hard Apple Cider

Blustone Vineyards of Lake Leelanau: A unique tasting experience exploring a variety of unique flavors of Great Lakes potato chips, tortilla chips and salsa paired with Blustone wines.

Boathouse Vineyards of Lake Leelanau: 2014 Sunset, a soft red blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, whose berry flavor pairs perfectly with the butter in our lightly salted popcorn

Chateau de Leelanau of Suttons Bay: Chili Con Queso paired with any of the Tractor Pull Hard Ciders

Chateau Fontaine of Lake Leelanau: an assortment of dips and salsas from the Monks Meadow and Amelia’s line which we sell, along with a selection of chips and veggies, as well as their famous cheese ball.

Cherry Republic Winery of Glen Arbor: Feta Dip with tortilla chips with Hard Cherry Cider

Ciccone Vineyard & Winery of Suttons Bay: Homemade Cheese spread with crostini’s and pairing it with the Vintner’s choice of a fruity semi-dry white wine.

Forty-Five North of Lake Leelanau: Spinach Artichoke Dip paired with 45 White

Good Harbor Vineyards of Lake Leelanau: Cheese crisps and your choice of a wine pairing

Good Neighbor Organic Winery of Northport: Cider, jalapeño popper dip, corn chips

Laurentide Winery of Lake Leelanau: Mike’s Famous Bean Dip paired with their 2014 Pinot Gris

Leelanau Wine Cellars of Omena: A warm blue cheese, bacon and artichoke dip with pita chips paired with their Sleeping Bear Red

L. Mawby of Suttons Bay: Savory Crackers with Talismon

Shady Lane Cellars of Suttons Bay: Captain Rodney’s Sweet and Spicy Dip paired with 2013 Gewurztraminer

Silver Leaf of Suttons Bay: Cheesy Salsa Queso Dip with Tortilla Chips paired with 2014 Sweet Reisling

Tandem Ciders of Suttons Bay: Homemade Bar Cheese and Crackers with Smackintosh

Verterra Winery of Leland: Complimentary assortment of classic dips, chips, and cheese with an assortment of finger foods

Willow Vineyard of Suttons Bay: Homemade Caramelized Onion & Shallot Dip with Chips & Pretzels paired with 2013 Pinot Gris


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