For over sixty years, Stafford’s has provided premier waterfront dining and historic lodging throughout northern Michigan. Guests enjoy attentive service, fine dining and elegant accommodations overlooking Lake Michigan, Little Traverse Bay and Crooked River, in relaxed, historic settings. 


Stafford’s Perry Hotel is located in the heart of Petoskey’s Gaslight District, and is perfect for romantic getaways and gracious but modern business travel.

Just two miles north in Bay View is our flagship property, Stafford’s Bay View Inn. The Bay View Inn brings you the grace and romance of a bygone era set against exquisite views of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay.

Stafford’s Pier Restaurant celebrates the maritime heritage of beautiful Harbor Springs and offers true waterfront dining. Literally. It was built on the original pilings over the harbor. The Pier’s Pointer Room overlooks the historic Harbor Springs yacht basin and offers visitors a superb choice of fine cuisine. The more casual Chart Room provides a relaxed environment with a traditional menu. The Wheelhouse Lounge offers a casual watering hole and Dudley’s Deck is Harbor Spring’s most popular dining al fresco.

Originally built as a grist mill, Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant in Charlevoix was converted to a dining establishment in the mid 1950s. It was designed by the famed local architect Earl Young, known for his curvaceous roof-lines and flowing architecture. The Weathervane Restaurant offers signature and regional cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere and is Charlevoix’s only true waterfront dining, nestled along the busy Pine River Channel in downtown Charlevoix.

Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge & Suites is nestled in Alanson on the picturesque Crooked River. This family friendly hotel was established in 2004, features an indoor pool and hot tub and is within arms reach of skiing, snowmobiling, recreational and river activities. Your up north adventure starts here!

We invite you to explore each of Stafford’s unique properties, where yesterday and today come together.