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Bay View Inn 2011 Woodland Avenue Petoskey, Michigan 49770

Dining Features & Events

Murder Mystery Dinner


Saturday, November 1, 6 pm

Local detectives and out-of-town sleuths are invited to join us for a four course interactive Murder Mystery Dinner by Murder Mysteries Ink with "Inspector Russell." 

First Course
Chef’s Choice Appetizers

Second Course
Blackberry Bibb Salad
Bibb lettuce, walnuts, scallions, white cheddar, seasonal berries and blackberry vinaigrette

Third Course
Slow Roasted Prime Rib
Horseradish cream, whipped potatoes and petite carrots

Dessert Course
Caramel Apple Cheesecake

$49 per guest, inclusive. Please call our friendly front desk staff for reservations, 800-258-1886. A lodging package is available, click here for details.



Thursday, November 27, 11:30 am to 4:30 pm

We feel especially compelled to give thanks this year for family, neighbors, friends and this amazing corner of northern Michigan we call home. We invite you to come celebrate the warmth and togetherness of Thanksgiving at Stafford’s.

Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet
Chef's Carving Station
Turkey and ham

Entree Selections
Cherry BBQ pork loin, deep fried cod

Mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, squash,  green bean casserole, tomato pudding, sweet potatoes, housemade macaroni and cheese

Soups and Salads
Pumpkin bisque soup, tossed salad, cranberry relish, broccoli salad, dinner rolls

Holiday Sweets
Cobbler and pumpkin and apple pie

$26.95 adults, $14.95 children

Turkey’s To Go
A complete Thanksgiving meal to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Serves 6 to 8 people, $135.

Reservations are recommended, 231-347-2771.

A lodging package is available. Please click here for details.

Innkeeper's Saturday Night Buffet


Every Saturday, November 8 - February 28, 5:30 to 8:30 pm

Join us in the Roselawn Dining Room for a delicious winter buffet! Our dinner buffet includes:

Entree Selections
Fried perch, whitefish, baked tillet of fish, chicken du jour, sliced sirloin with bearnaise sauce and pasta du jour

Hot Accompaniments
Garden vegetable medley, roasted redskin potatoes and three cheese macaroni

Soup & Salad
Soup du jour, cottage rolls, mixed greens, condiments and dressings and cottage cheese

Dessert Table
Baker's warm fruit cobler and Innkeeper's cake du jour

Reservations recommended, 231-347-2771. $19.95 per guest, $10.95 per child.

Santa Brunch


Sunday, December 7, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Bring your camera for a photo with the Big Guy! Santa will be here from 10 am to 2 pm.

Chef-Carved Meats
Ham and turkey

Breakfast Items
Eggs Benedict, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, American fried potatoes

Lunch Entrees
Chicken du jour, fish du jour, pasta du jour

Nana's tomato pudding, vegetarian quiche, fresh fruit, chilled soup, cheese spreads, smoked whitefish, salads, garden variety vegetables

Stafford's famous sticky pecan buns, buttery Danish rolls, warm bread pudding, fruit topped with farmer's cheese blintzes, Bay View Inn mini sweets

Homemade Waffle Station

Reservations are recommended, 231-347-2771. $20.95 per adult, $11.95 per child (age 4 to 11).

Sleigh Rides


Every Saturday, December 27 - February 28, 5:30 to 8:30 pm

Enjoy a sleigh ride through the historic community of Bay View. All sleigh rides are weather permitting.

Reservations recommended, 231-347-2771. $10 per lodging and dining guest or $15 for the public.