Murder Mystery Weekend

October 27 & 28
Local detectives and out-of-town sleuth are invited! Click here for details.


Sunday Brunch

May 21 – October 22, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
A northern Michigan tradition since 1961. Join us each and every Sunday beginning May 21.



Thursday, November 23, 11:30 am to 4:30 pm
We invite you to come celebrate the warmth and togetherness of Thanksgiving at Stafford’s with our Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet.

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 logo - web

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