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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

Please Excuse Our Dust – We Are Refreshing With Our Guests In Mind!

Posted on March 1st, 2017
Stafford’s Perry Hotel, downtown Petoskey’s only lodging property, is excited to announce a major renovation project taking place over the winter of 2017.  Twenty guest rooms in the oldest section of the hotel are undergoing extensive remodeling to bathrooms and climate control syst…

Titanic Dinner – A First Class Dining Event

Posted on February 16th, 2017
All aboard! You are cordially invited to take a step back in time and join us for an evening of history & first class dining on Saturday, April 8 (6 pm).  As a guest of this dinner, you will enjoy butlered hors d’ oeuvres, a six course meal, live music by Bay Shore Strings, costumed server…

Wedding Feature: Marc & Ali

Posted on February 15th, 2017
How They Met
They first met during the summer of 2010 in Petoskey at a work anniversary party. At the time, Ali was completing her internship at Stafford’s Bay View Inn, while Marc worked in the corporate office as an accounting assistan…

28 Things To Do In February

Posted on January 30th, 2017
Oh, the beauty of winter in northern Michigan! Make the most of this snowy season with some great activities happening this February- indoor & outdoor!
  1.  Charlevoix Shadowfest celebrates Groundhog’s Day, Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 5. Chili cook off, games, fre

Petoskey Broadway Musical

Posted on January 19th, 2017
An exhilarating evening by the talented students of Petoskey High School! Our second annual Broadway Musical Dinner will be held Tuesday, February 14 & Thursday, February 16 (both at 6 pm). Not only will you enjoy a three course dinner, you will enjoy music from Broadway hits including Hamilto

3 Ways to Please Your Wine Tasting Palate This Winter!

Posted on January 19th, 2017
One great place, three fine events! Gather up the gang and join us at Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant for a tasting event you won’t soon forget. Choose from three different dates with three great vendors offering wine from three different regions. We invite you to please your wine t…

Wedding Feature: Tyler & Lauren

Posted on January 16th, 2017
How they met
We met in college at a practice for a production we were both going to be involved in. We laugh often at our first encounter because Tyler thought I was my older sister and that I was dating a guy who was several years older than me. Through that month long event we became better friends and even…