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5 Things Not To Miss This Fall

Posted on October 17th, 2017
Fall is one of northern Michigan’s most beloved seasons and it’s here! Add these 5 things to your October adventures.
  1. Scenic Color Tour – where to begin? A well-known favorite drive is on M119 through the Tunnel of Trees. Looking for more scenic drives? Click to PetoskeyA

Saturday Color Splash – George Peebles

Posted on October 7th, 2017
Speaking of color… GEORGE PEEBLES! Bright. bold and fun! Over the summer, we had the opportunity to chat with this fantastic Michigan artist about his technique, his style and his work. His pieces covered an entire wall of our gallery and our guests loved the chance to meet one of their favorit…

Saturday Color Splash – Exciting News

Posted on September 28th, 2017
We are thrilled to announce Valerie’s collection is coming soon to Stafford’s Gallery! We have featured her pieces in our gallery in the past and we can’t wait to get our hands on some of her new pieces! The landscapes of northern Michigan and Little Traverse Bay are spectacular t…

102 Things To Do In Northern Michigan

Posted on September 28th, 2017
Alanson Area 1.  Feed the fish in our pond, explore and hike our 20 acres, splash in our pool, relax in our hot tub or kick back next to our indoor fireplace or outdoor fire pit at Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge & Suites. 2. Visit the Michigan Fisheries Visitor Center in Oden on US-31. 3. H…

The Happiest Hour In Town

Posted on September 28th, 2017
We’ve changed things up a bit this year! Chef Rob (with his culinary brilliance) has created some delicious dishes for us to serve as our fall features. What’s even better? We’re combine these yummy palatte pleasers with happy hour to create THE HAPPIEST HOUR IN TOWN! Choose fro…

Saturday Color Splash – Fall Palette

Posted on September 22nd, 2017
At Stafford’s Gallery the colors are always popping! No matter the season, the creativity and talent of our Michigan artists amazes us! Join us in this new series and get to know our artists! Whether we’re talking themes, colors, mediums or artists – we’ll be sharing exci…

Meet Our New Red

Posted on September 21st, 2017
We are pleased to introduce our new red, Cabernet Sauvignon, part of our private wine label collection. This wine from Napa Valley embodies power and grace showing ample tannins, black currant and ripe blackberry lending to its inky core. It’s complex and layered with a long pr…

Meet & Greet The Artists at Stafford’s Gallery

Posted on September 12th, 2017
Meet & Greet The Artists – Glory Wood & Luciano Welcome to Stafford’s Art Gallery – featuring Michigan artists, wine and home accessories! We have exciting news! Two of our talented artists, Glory Wood & Luciano, will be here this week! You are cordially invited! J…

Sip. Savor. See. Stay!

Posted on September 11th, 2017
Immerse yourself in the beauty that is fall. The crisp air, the colorful trees and all things pumpkin. There is so much to enjoy during the fall season in northern Michigan, we hope you can find time to sip, savor and see a few of our favorites with a relaxing stay. Sip
Taste & tour the sensational and…

Happy Labor Day Weekend

Posted on August 31st, 2017
Labor Day weekend means the end of summer is near. Enjoy the last bit of the beautiful northern Michigan summer with these favorites and exciting events! Take A Ride on the Pointer Boat
Learn about Harbor Springs history while relaxing on a boat ride around the harbor. The Pointer Boat is an old…