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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
  • 1 egg
  • 5 oz. water
  • 2 tsp melted butter
Combine ingredients, bake in waffle iron for 2 minutes and 30 second

3rd Annual Ernest Hemingway Birthday Celebration

Posted on June 12th, 2017
You’re Invited! Tickets to the 3rd Annual Ernest Hemingway Birthday Celebration are now available for Friday, July 21 at 5:30 pm.  Before he was a Nobel Prize-winning author, Ernest Hemingway was a young boy who enjoyed summers in northern Michigan. Now a historic landmark in Emmet Co…

Stafford’s Drawbridge Bistro Has Sold

Posted on June 6th, 2017
CHARLEVOIX- Stafford’s Hospitality is pleased to announce that the previously restaurant “The Drawbridge Bistro” has been sold to former employees of Stafford’s. Partners Eric Hoshield, Paul Lefevre and Justin Manthei will own and operate the “French Quarter Bistro,” a New Orle…

Refreshed With The Guest In Mind

Posted on June 6th, 2017
Stafford’s Perry Hotel, downtown Petoskey’s only lodging property, is excited to share our major renovation project has been completed.  Twenty guest rooms in the oldest section of the hotel underwent extensive remodeling to bathrooms and climate control systems, to i…

Acadian Redfish from Chef’s Recipe Box

Posted on June 2nd, 2017
Last week, we spent an afternoon in the kitchen with Stafford’s Corporate Chef DJ Flynn learning to make a delicious Acadian Redfish with Ravigote!  Check out the video on our Facebook page to see us in action, and follow along with the recipe bellow to learn how to make this great summer dish!…

Sound of Summer in Northern Michigan

Posted on May 30th, 2017
Every summer, Northern Michigan becomes a hot spot for local musicians. Between Petoskey, Charlevoix and Harbor Springs, there’s an opportunity to hear live music every week. Check out some of the upcoming events in the area! Charlevoix Summer Open House
Downtown Charlevoix is having i…

So Many Things To Do This Memorial Weekend

Posted on May 25th, 2017
As we take time this Memorial Day to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice made by countless men and women who have served our country, we are thankful to call this corner of the mitten our home. Lets all take this time to enjoy and appreicate our friends, families and loved ones – and remember why this is a…

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…