Holiday Shopping

Weekends, November - December*
It's a shopper's paradise in Petoskey's Downtown Gaslight District. Stay two nights, shop and dine!

Innkeeper's Dinner Buffet

Saturdays, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
A northern Michigan tradition. Join us every Saturday beginning November 4. 

Santa Brunch

Sunday, December 3, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
A Bay View Inn Tradition. Enjoy Brunch and a visit with Santa! Reservations strongly encouraged. 

Stafford’s Bay View Inn

Our flagship property, Stafford’s Bay View Inn, offers guests the grace and romance of a bygone era, set against the exquisite views of Little Traverse Bay. This charming country Inn was built in 1886 and has enchanted visitors for 130 years.

For over 55 years, Stafford Smith and his family have owned, operated and lovingly restored this grand Victorian country Inn on the shores of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay. It is a place to pause, reflect and unwind. We invite you to experience the charm and hospitality of this unique country Inn and the unparalleled service that only Stafford’s can provide.sr logo - web

Stafford’s Bay View Inn is a proud member of Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America.