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Sip. Savor. See. Stay!

Posted on September 11th, 2017
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
Taste & tour the sensational and…

13 Ways To Welcome August

Posted on August 1st, 2017
Happy August – a month to enjoy sunsets, warm weather, al fresco dining and festival fun! Here is our list of 13 things to include in your August plans.
  1. The Sweet Sounds of Summer
    From “Stroll the Streets” in Boyne City to “Street Musique” in Harbor Springs, or pullin

Coming Soon to the Noggin Room Pub

Posted on July 28th, 2017
The Noggin Room Pub is excited to host live music every night during the summer months from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Check out the performers that will be stopping by during the month of August!  The Afterwhile – Inspired by greats like Johnny Cash, this trio blends the rhythms of folk, blu…

Stafford’s Drawbridge Bistro Has Sold

Posted on June 6th, 2017
CHARLEVOIX- Stafford’s Hospitality is pleased to announce that the previously restaurant “The Drawbridge Bistro” has been sold to former employees of Stafford’s. Partners Eric Hoshield, Paul Lefevre and Justin Manthei will own and operate the “French Quarter Bistro,” a New Orle…

Acadian Redfish from Chef’s Recipe Box

Posted on June 2nd, 2017
Last week, we spent an afternoon in the kitchen with Stafford’s Corporate Chef DJ Flynn learning to make a delicious Acadian Redfish with Ravigote!  Check out the video on our Facebook page to see us in action, and follow along with the recipe bellow to learn how to make this great summer dish!…

Recipe Box: Vegan Lentil Soup

Posted on April 28th, 2017
A tasty and healthy soup recipe from Stafford’s Corporate Chef, DJ Flynn.  Vegan Lentil Soup Ingredients
  • 2 T Olive Oil
  • 1 Bulb Garlic (minced)
  • 1/3 Apple, Large (dice)
  • 1 Cup Carrot, Large (dice)
  • 1 Cup Onion, Large (dice)
  • 1 Cup Celery, Large (dice)
  • 1/2 Cup Leeks, 1/2″ square
  • 1 QT Lenti

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted on March 13th, 2017
“May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night.” Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all our friends! Join us for some green-themed fun on Friday, March 17!   Stafford’s Pier Restaurant Dinner Feature
A good ole̵…

6 Things To Do This March

Posted on March 3rd, 2017
With spring just around the corner, we are welcoming it with fabulous lodging and dining features, bringing family and fun together again. Come join us in northern Michigan for some Cabin Fever fun!
  1. Harbor Springs Restaurant WeekFriday, March 3 through Sunday, March 12
    Foodies rejoice! 10 day

Titanic Dinner – A First Class Dining Event

Posted on February 16th, 2017
All aboard! 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 8 (6 pm).  As a guest of this dinner, you will enjoy butlered hors d’ oeuvres, a six course meal, live music by Bay Shore Strings, costumed server…