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Recipe: Roasted Acorn Squash Shirred Eggs

Posted on November 14th, 2018
A fabulous recipe to make during the harvest season. 
  • 1 Acorn Squash
  • 2 TBS Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 TBS Heavy Cream
  • 2 TBS Shredded Gruyere cheese
  • Thyme as needed
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Pieces of Toast
  • 1 Acorn Squash (halved, seeds removed)
  • Olive oil, salt, pepper as needed
Being by preheat oven to 400°F. • Rub halved an…

A Month To Be Thankful!

Posted on October 31st, 2018
November is here and it’s a month to be thankful! Thankful for this place we call home, thankful those we call friends, thankful for those we claim as family, thankful for opportunities presented to us this year. Whether you’re looking to dine out with your favorite people or enjoy them…

Color Tours, Restaurant Week, Murder Mystery & Fabulous Autumn Recipe

Posted on October 20th, 2018
Psssst, in case you haven’t heard, fall color in the North is at its peak! And it’s glorious. So many options for a color tour drive, find them all here. One of our favorites is a drive through the Tunnel of Trees on M-119. But a walk or bike ride along Little Traverse Wheelway is a close secon…

Fall Into These Dining Specials

Posted on September 17th, 2018
We hope you are enjoying the beginning of the autumn season. Please join us for these fall events & features! Double Frequent Diner Points on Sunday Brunch at Stafford’s Bay View Inn 
You read that right! Earn DOUBLE Frequent Diner Points when you dine at Sunday Brunch at Stafford&#…

Sip. Savor. See. Stay!

Posted on September 4th, 2018
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…

Live Music – All Summer Long!

Posted on July 18th, 2018
Looking for an evening of entertainment? Visit us at the Noggin Room Pub  – where friends meet for FOOD, FOAM & FUN! There is still plenty of summer left and we have arranged a variety of musicians we know you’ll love. Most of our musicians are local to northern Michigan –…

Exciting Eats – Summer Foodie Guide

Posted on June 22nd, 2018
Crab & Avocado Salad Our Chefs have been busy menu planning, tasting and researching to plate up the best of the best this summer. Now, we are serving up some delicious bites & drinks for you! Notable favorites by our culinary team at Stafford’s Pier Restaurant include:
  • Salumi Plate:

Eight Things To Do Over Memorial Day Weekend

Posted on May 23rd, 2018
As we take time this Memorial Day to reflect on the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who have served our country, we are thankful to call this corner of the mitten our home. Lets all take this time to enjoy our friends, families and loved ones – and remember why this is all possible! Here are eig…

The Wheelhouse Lounge Is Refreshed!

Posted on May 10th, 2018
Stafford’s Pier Restaurant, downtown Harbor Springs only waterfront restaurant, has been under spring renovations in the popular Wheelhouse Lounge. We are pleased to share our refresh is complete and beginning Friday, May 11, 2018, we are ready to welcome you! Major updates include:
  • New

101 Things To Do In Northern Michigan

Posted on April 27th, 2018
We love northern Michigan! It’s our favorite place to be – whether visiting or living here year-round. Check out our list of 101 Things To Do In Northern Michigan for the best ways to spend your time in the area. Alanson Area
1. Feed the fish in our pond, explore and hike our 20 acres, splash in our poo…