Stafford's Blog

Ring in the New Year – 2018

Posted on December 27th, 2017
Ring in the New Year with style – delicious dining options and countdowns in northern Michigan on Sunday, December 31, 2017. Stafford’s Bay View Inn – 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Holiday buffet with friends and family! Starters, hot accompaniments, entrees, hand-carved meats and dessert…

84 Things To Do This Winter

Posted on December 19th, 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 84 Things To Do In Northern Michigan for the best ways to spend your time in the area. Alanson Area
1. Hike or snowshoe our 20 acres, splash in our pool, relax in ou…

Holiday Shopping

Posted on December 4th, 2017
We hope this blog post finds you happy, well and enjoying the beginning of the holiday season. Our Gallery, located behind Stafford’s Perry Hotel in Downtown Petoskey, is open throughout the year. We are happy to assist you in finding that perfect piece of artwork for your home, business or as a spe…

Santa Sightings

Posted on November 22nd, 2017
It’s that time of year again! The children are writing out their wish lists and looking forward to a magical moment with the Santa. Check out these 10 ways to spend a little quality time with the Big Guy this holiday season! Downtown Charlevoix Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting
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Ladies, Ladies, Ladies!

Posted on November 7th, 2017
Hunting season is here – but it’s not just for the camo-covered hunters anymore! Petoskey and Harbor Springs are each offering a night of fun – right downtown. Here are 2 ways to spend some girl time with your favorite people while checking a few things off your holiday shop…

A Month To Be Thankful – Neighbors In Need Returns

Posted on November 2nd, 2017
A popular giving program, Neighbors In Need, is spreading through the Northern Michigan communities of Harbor Springs and Charlevoix. The program began thirteen years ago, when employees at Stafford’s Pier Restaurant teamed with their guests to create the Neighbors in Need progr…

Spook-tacular Art at Stafford’s Gallery

Posted on October 29th, 2017
Happy Halloween from Stafford’s Gallery! We wish you all a ‘spook-tacular’ day full of tricks and treats. Here’s a little treat for your eyes today: Metal Art By Carlolyn Fink Her creation process of each piece involves spending quite some time selecting exactly…

5 Things To Do Thanksgiving Weekend

Posted on October 25th, 2017
Kick-off the holiday season with these fabulous community events!  1. Downtown Charlevoix Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting
Friday, November 24, 10 am to 6 pm
Join the community of Charlevoix for a kick-off to the holiday season! 2. Live Music at the Noggin Room Pub
Friday, November 24, 8 to 1

Saturday Color Splash – Yum

Posted on October 23rd, 2017
Yum! We hope you’ve had breakfast before glancing at this. Connie McEwan’s egg will have your tummy rumbling. Her peas will have you ready for a delicious afternoon snack.   We can’t get over the all details in her work! Her paintings are so life like. What a fun way to a…

6 Reasons To Visit The Noggin Room Pub

Posted on October 23rd, 2017
1. Fresh Popcorn
Before you even open the door to the restaurant, your nose will smell the warm, welcoming aroma of fresh popcorn popping! As soon as you sit down, your taste buds will enjoy it too! Empty basket? No problem, just ask for a refill!    2. Hall of Foam
Earn your mug in the famous Ha…