Summer Memories

Sunday – Thursday, June 4 – August 31
Create lasting memories with our wonderful summer memories package! This package includes four nights lodging, breakfast each morning, dinner and round trip ferry tickets. 


Sunday Brunch

May 21 – October 22, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
A northern Michigan tradition since 1961. Join us each and every Sunday beginning May 21.



Guests may use our bicycles to visit near-by areas. Petoskey’s historic Gaslight District is a short two mile ride to the south. For those seeking a longer trip, an expansive bike route extends from Bay Harbor to Harbor Springs and passes directly in front of the Inn.

Stafford’s Bay View Inn

Our flagship property, Stafford’s Bay View Inn, offers guests the grace and romance of a bygone era, set against the exquisite views of Little Traverse Bay. This charming country Inn was built in 1886 and has enchanted visitors for 130 years.

For over 55 years, Stafford Smith and his family have owned, operated and lovingly restored this grand Victorian country Inn on the shores of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay. It is a place to pause, reflect and unwind. We invite you to experience the charm and hospitality of this unique country Inn and the unparalleled service that only Stafford’s can logo - web

Stafford’s Bay View Inn is a proud member of Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America.