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Making the Most of Your Stay at the Bay View Inn

Posted on August 9th, 2017
Stafford’s Bay View Inn is rich in history and beautiful scenery. Surrounded by Little Traverse Bay and the classic Victorian style homes of the Bay View Association, there is so much to take in during your stay. Start your day by taking our bikes for a spin along the Little Traverse Wheel Way! The Wh…
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Artist Meet & Greet: John Riepma and Lisa Poulson

Posted on August 9th, 2017
On Thursday, August 17 Stafford’s Gallery of Art and History will be hosting a Meet & Greet with Michigan artists John Riepma and Lisa Poulson from 5 to 8 pm. John Riepma is the owner of Grand Rapids Glassblowing Studio. His art consists of using simple coloration and classical symm…
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Making the Most of Your Stay at the Perry Hotel

Posted on August 3rd, 2017
Stafford’s Perry Hotel is conveniently located in Downtown Petoskey and overlooks Little Traverse Bay. While staying here, you’ll be within walking distance to dozens of great stores, historical sites and the waterfront. When you’re not relaxing in your room, venture out and try some of o…
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13 Ways To Welcome August

Posted on August 1st, 2017
Happy August – a month to enjoy sunsets, warm weather, al fresco dining and festival fun! Here is our list of 13 things to include in your August plans.
  1. The Sweet Sounds of Summer
    From “Stroll the Streets” in Boyne City to “Street Musique” in Harbor Springs, or pullin
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Coming Soon to the Noggin Room Pub

Posted on July 28th, 2017
The Noggin Room Pub is excited to host live music every night during the summer months from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Check out the performers that will be stopping by during the month of August!  The Afterwhile – Inspired by greats like Johnny Cash, this trio blends the rhythms of folk, blu…
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Kid-Friendly Fun!

Posted on July 13th, 2017
Fun, fun and more fun! Northern Michigan is a great place to be for families of all ages! While we all know how to find the adult fun, there is no shortage of kid fun, too. For those days and evenings you’re looking for something new to try or an adventure to begin, take a look at some of our favorite ki…
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Making the Most of your Stay at Crooked River Lodge

Posted on July 7th, 2017
Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge and Suites is the perfect vacation spot for guests of all ages. Located in the quaint Village of Alanson along the Crooked River, guests have plenty to do during their stay. Crooked River Lodge is settled on 20 acres of land that guests are free to explore using…
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Meet & Greet the Artists at Stafford’s Gallery

Posted on June 27th, 2017
Stafford’s Gallery hosts many local artists representing a variety of mediums. Some of our artists will be joining us this summer for a meet and greet. We hope you’ll join us to chat with these talented artists and view their wonderful collections. Our series of Meet & Greet The Art
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12 Things To Do Over The 4th of July Week

Posted on June 26th, 2017
The Fourth of July is an exciting time and there isn’t a better place to celebrate than in Northern Michigan. Many of our communities host fun celebrations, so be sure to add these events to your to-do list. 
  1. Red, White & Brew! This party kicks off on Saturday, Jul
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Waffle Wednesday

Posted on June 20th, 2017
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so we asked Chef DJ to show us how to make one of our favorite dishes: Waffles! Waffle
  • 1 cup Carbon’s Waffle Mix (Get yours at www.goldenmalted.com)
  • 1 egg
  • 5 oz. water
  • 2 tsp melted butter
Combine ingredients, bake in waffle iron for 2 minutes and 30 second