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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

102 Things To Do In Northern Michigan

Posted on September 28th, 2017
Alanson Area 1.  Feed the fish in our pond, explore and hike our 20 acres, splash in our pool, relax in our hot tub or kick back next to our indoor fireplace or outdoor fire pit at Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge & Suites. 2. Visit the Michigan Fisheries Visitor Center in Oden on US-31. 3. H…

The Happiest Hour In Town

Posted on September 28th, 2017
We’ve changed things up a bit this year! Chef Rob (with his culinary brilliance) has created some delicious dishes for us to serve as our fall features. What’s even better? We’re combine these yummy palatte pleasers with happy hour to create THE HAPPIEST HOUR IN TOWN! Choose fro…

Meet Our New Red

Posted on September 21st, 2017
We are pleased to introduce our new red, Cabernet Sauvignon, part of our private wine label collection. This wine from Napa Valley embodies power and grace showing ample tannins, black currant and ripe blackberry lending to its inky core. It’s complex and layered with a long pr…

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…