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The Sounds of Summertime in Northern Michigan

Posted on June 14th, 2018
Summer is here! And with it, comes a variety of music by local musicians. We look forward to this part of summer every year. Between Petoskey, Charlevoix, Harbor Springs, Boyne City and Alanson there’s an opportunity to hear live music every week. Check out some of the upcoming events in the area! C

We’ve Got Docks!

Posted on June 11th, 2018
Last summer, we completed a major dredging project at Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge & Suites. The goal was to bring our guests not only closer to the water, but ON the water!  We are pleased to announce that this summer, guests are now able to dock their boats during overnight stays,…

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…

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…

Staycation Deals in Northern Michigan

Posted on March 7th, 2018
(N): VACATION /vāˈkāSH(ə)n/: a period of time that a person spends away from home, school, or business in order to relax or travel. Staycations are the perfect little getaway, and now is the time for some relaxation! Take advantage of our two staycation deals below. Friends & Family Stayca

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…

Santa Sightings

Posted on November 22nd, 2017
It’s that time of year again! The children are writing out their wish lists and looking forward to a magical moment with the Santa. Check out these 10 ways to spend a little quality time with the Big Guy this holiday season! Downtown Charlevoix Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting
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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…

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