Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Homestead Announces 2011 Winter Sweepstakes

Well, folks, it only happens once in a great while, but it’s that time again… time for Skistakes at The Homestead!

The holidays may be over, but the excitement is just getting started at America’s Freshwater Resort, where this weekend kicks off a whole winter of droolworthy prize giveaways like getaway weekends for two, romantic Italian dinners, and luxuriously long days of pampering at Spa Amira.

“Summer is the most common time of the year for hotels or resorts to run a sweepstakes contest,” says Jamie Jewell, Senior Manager at The Homestead. Instead, says Jewell, “We decided to spice up the winter season with an exciting contest filled with prizes that winners will enjoy in all four seasons. And another thing that makes this sweepstakes so fun is that winners are selected every weekend during January and February.”

Over $5,000 in prizes will be awarded with over the eight-week period, including:

• Day of skiing including lift ticket and ski equipment (four prizes)
• Dinner with Executive Chef John Piombo at Nonna’s (four prizes)
• Day of treatments at Spa Amira (three prizes)
•Eighteen holes of golf and lunch at Manitou Passage Golf Club, winner of Golfweek’s 2010 Best New Golf Course Award (three prizes)
• Couple’s Duet Massage at Spa Amira (two prizes)
• Lift-and-Lodging Weekend that includes dinner at Nonna’s (two prizes)
• Wine Tour Weekend that includes dinner at Nonna’s (one prize)
• Beach Getaway for three days that includes dinner at Café Manitou on Lake Michigan (one Grand Prize)

Anyone can enter the contest by registering online or in locations throughout the resort, like shops, restaurants, the Reception Center and the Ski Ticket Office. And whether you’re visiting The Homestead this winter or not, be sure to enter as many times as you like to maximize your chances of becoming a winner!

Drawings will be held each Sunday during the eight-week event from January 9, 2011 to February 27, 2011, and the lucky winners will be contacted via email and announced at www.thehomesteadresort.com.

Be sure to place your entry today for a chance to visit this incomparable destination: Northern Michigan’s largest waterfront resort community, The Homestead is nestled in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, a part of the National Park Service. Along with its unmatched natural setting and miles of frontage on Lake Michigan and the Crystal River, the resort offers guest pools, tennis and golf in the summer; downhill and cross country skiing in the winter; plus shops, restaurants, meeting centers, wedding facilities, and the breathtaking Spa Amira.

For more information, visit www.thehomesteadresort.com or call 231.334.5100.

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