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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…

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

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…

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…

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…

Thanksgiving at Stafford’s

Posted on October 23rd, 2017
We feel especially compelled to give thanks this year for family, neighbors, friends and this amazing corner of northern Michigan we call home. We invite you to come celebrate the warmth and togetherness of Thanksgiving at Stafford’s. Thursday, November 23, 2017 Join us at the Bay View Inn for a T

5 Things Not To Miss This Fall

Posted on October 17th, 2017
Fall is one of northern Michigan’s most beloved seasons and it’s here! Add these 5 things to your October adventures.
  1. Scenic Color Tour – where to begin? A well-known favorite drive is on M119 through the Tunnel of Trees. Looking for more scenic drives? Click to PetoskeyA