Stafford's Blog

A Guest Blog Post – Why We Love The Crooked River Lodge

Posted on September 29th, 2016
We aren’t Disney people or waterpark people. We are nature people. We like hikes, kayaks and lakes. So when my husband turned 40, we knew we had to take our son (who is 6) and go up north to celebrate – and we knew we wanted to stay in a place the whole family could have fun. We were looking for low-key and…

5 Ways To Keep The Kids Outdoors This Fall!

Posted on September 26th, 2016
The sun is setting earlier and the evenings are cooling off. That can only mean one thing – FALL is coming! We love summer and although we hate to see it go, we’re ready for an incomparable northern Michigan harvest season. Enjoy all that Mother Nature offers in our neck of the woods by tryi…

103 Things To Do In Northern Michigan This Fall

Posted on September 21st, 2016
Are you ready for Mother Nature’s fantastic color show in northern Michigan? It’s coming soon! Whether you are here to visit or live here year-round, check out our list of 103 Things To Do This Fall. Alanson Area
1. Feed the fish in our pond, explore and hike our 20 acres, splash in our pool…

Sip. Savor. See. Stay.

Posted on September 9th, 2016
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
Do yourself a favor and taste & to…

Wedding Feature: Austin & Meghan

Posted on September 8th, 2016
Austin & Meghan were married in Petoskey in July of 2016 with a beautiful ceremony at the Mitchell Street Bridge. Read more about their beautiful day below. Their Story
Austin and I went to rival high schools and met at a track meet. We started talking and found out that we both share the same birthd…