Stafford's Blog

The Wheelhouse Lounge Is Refreshed!

Posted on May 10th, 2018
Stafford’s Pier Restaurant, downtown Harbor Springs only waterfront restaurant, has been under spring renovations in the popular Wheelhouse Lounge. We are pleased to share our refresh is complete and beginning Friday, May 11, 2018, we are ready to welcome you! Major updates include:
  • New

Mother’s Day, Sunday Brunch and Up North Beer Week

Posted on May 9th, 2018
May is full of fun at Stafford’s! Celebrate MOM, enjoy our first SUNDAY BRUNCH of the season, treat yourself to a brew or two during UP NORTH BEER WEEK, or book your SUMMER LODGING package – it’s all here. Mother’s Day at Stafford’s – Sunday, May 13, 2018
She get…

101 Things To Do In Northern Michigan

Posted on April 27th, 2018
We love northern Michigan! It’s our favorite place to be – whether visiting or living here year-round. Check out our list of 101 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 our 20 acres, splash in our poo…

Easter Fun

Posted on March 8th, 2018
Easter is on it way! Check out these fun-for-the-whole-family activities happening throughout our local communities. Happy Easter to friends near and far! Fun In The Community The Easter Bunny at Grandpa Shorters Gift’s in Downtown Petoskey
Saturday, March 24, 12 to 3 pm :: Friday, March 3

Staycation Deals in Northern Michigan

Posted on March 7th, 2018
(N): VACATION /vāˈkāSH(ə)n/: a period of time that a person spends away from home, school, or business in order to relax or travel. Staycations are the perfect little getaway, and now is the time for some relaxation! Take advantage of our two staycation deals below. Friends & Family Stayca

Mix It Up – It’s National Margarita Day

Posted on February 22nd, 2018
It’s National Margarita Day and we have the perfect recipe to celebrate.  Margarita on the Rocks
In a shaker, combine the following: 
  • Ice
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec
  • 2 oz. Tequila 
Shake until the outside of the shaker is cold, then strain over ice in a salted rim glass.&nb…

All Aboard! Join Us For The Annual Titanic Dinner

Posted on February 12th, 2018
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 14, 2018 (6 pm) at Stafford’s Perry Hotel.  As a guest of this dinner, you will enjoy butlered hors d’ oeuvres, a six course meal, costumed servers…

Winter Wedding Feature: Becca & David

Posted on January 25th, 2018
Their Story
Becca’s best friend (and maid of honor) from high school went to Albion College with David and introduced the two of us. We started off as friends, but not long after we started dating, we fell in love. From early on, we both knew what we had was something special.  The Proposal&

Snow Much Fun!

Posted on January 18th, 2018
Winter is in full swing, and if you don’t have plans to come up and explore northern Michigan this winter, you should and here are 6 reasons why!
  1. Cozy Winter Getaways. Our accommodations have it all. Stafford’s Bay View Inn offers cozy accommodations with many rooms boa

All Good Things Must Come To An End

Posted on January 15th, 2018
It is bittersweet that after 9 great years, we announce the closing of Stafford’s Art Gallery, located in Downtown Petoskey behind Stafford’s Perry Hotel. Over the past 9 years, we’ve hosted gallery walks, artist events and has been “home” to many Michigan artists. We have loved repres…