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The Pointer Boat Is Back!

Posted on May 16th, 2017
Summer’s back and so is the Pointer Boat! Originally built in 1934, the Pointer Boat is one of our favorite ways to see Harbor Springs.  Tours depart from Stafford’s Pier Restaurant downtown and continue along the shorelines of historic associations including Harbor Point and Wequeton…

105 Things To Do In Northern Michigan

Posted on May 15th, 2017
We love northern Michigan! Can you tell? It’s our favorite place to be – whether visiting or living here year-round! Check out our list of 105 Things To Do In Northern Michigan for the best ways to spend your time in the area.  ALANSON AREA
1. Feed the fish in our pond, explore and hike…

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Posted on May 1st, 2017
May is a special time of year – northern Michigan blossoms to life again. Blue skies, green grass, vibrant flowers and new leaves on the trees. The renewal of beauty makes wading through a few April showers worthwhile, indeed! The landscapes around us are spectacular – check a some of ou…

Recipe Box: Vegan Lentil Soup

Posted on April 28th, 2017
A tasty and healthy soup recipe from Stafford’s Corporate Chef, DJ Flynn.  Vegan Lentil Soup Ingredients
  • 2 T Olive Oil
  • 1 Bulb Garlic (minced)
  • 1/3 Apple, Large (dice)
  • 1 Cup Carrot, Large (dice)
  • 1 Cup Onion, Large (dice)
  • 1 Cup Celery, Large (dice)
  • 1/2 Cup Leeks, 1/2″ square
  • 1 QT Lenti

Wedding Feature: Greg & Caitlin

Posted on April 18th, 2017
Their Story
It all started in 2010 in one of the most magical places on Earth… Troy Kohl’s. Greg started with Kohl’s after he graduated from MSU (Go Green!). After being bounced around to almost every store in Southeastern Michigan, Greg finally moved to Royal Oak, MI and landed a…

Happy Easter!

Posted on March 30th, 2017
Easter is our first sign of Spring in northern Michigan – and boy, oh boy, is it a welcomed tradition! We celebrate this holiday of growth and renewal each year with friends and family, near and far, and look forward to the joy of togetherness each year! There are plenty of ways to add a little more…

4 Tips For Weddings On A Budget

Posted on March 13th, 2017
You’re engaged, congrats! After spreading the news to family, friends and colleagues, the real fun can begin. Planning! While many couples look towards the summer months, there are benefits to booking off-season weddings. To make sure everything goes off without a hitch, follow our four b…

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted on March 13th, 2017
“May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night.” Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all our friends! Join us for some green-themed fun on Friday, March 17!   Stafford’s Pier Restaurant Dinner Feature
A good ole̵…

6 Things To Do This March

Posted on March 3rd, 2017
With spring just around the corner, we are welcoming it with fabulous lodging and dining features, bringing family and fun together again. Come join us in northern Michigan for some Cabin Fever fun!
  1. Harbor Springs Restaurant WeekFriday, March 3 through Sunday, March 12
    Foodies rejoice! 10 day