Stafford's Blog

Kid-Friendly Fun!

Posted on July 13th, 2017
Fun, fun and more fun! Northern Michigan is a great place to be for families of all ages! While we all know how to find the adult fun, there is no shortage of kid fun, too. For those days and evenings you’re looking for something new to try or an adventure to begin, take a look at some of our favorite ki…

Making the Most of your Stay at Crooked River Lodge

Posted on July 7th, 2017
Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge and Suites is the perfect vacation spot for guests of all ages. Located in the quaint Village of Alanson along the Crooked River, guests have plenty to do during their stay. Crooked River Lodge is settled on 20 acres of land that guests are free to explore using…

12 Things To Do Over The 4th of July Week

Posted on June 26th, 2017
The Fourth of July is an exciting time and there isn’t a better place to celebrate than in Northern Michigan. Many of our communities host fun celebrations, so be sure to add these events to your to-do list. 
  1. Red, White & Brew! This party kicks off on Saturday, Jul

The Pointer Boat Is Back!

Posted on May 16th, 2017
Summer’s back and so is the Pointer Boat! Originally built in 1934, the Pointer Boat is one of our favorite ways to see Harbor Springs.  Tours depart from Stafford’s Pier Restaurant downtown and continue along the shorelines of historic associations including Harbor Point and Wequeton…

Happy Easter!

Posted on March 30th, 2017
Easter is our first sign of Spring in northern Michigan – and boy, oh boy, is it a welcomed tradition! We celebrate this holiday of growth and renewal each year with friends and family, near and far, and look forward to the joy of togetherness each year! There are plenty of ways to add a little more…

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

Snow Much Fun – An Outdoor Winter Playground Guide

Posted on January 13th, 2017
The snow conditions in northern Michigan are nearly perfect right now 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 accom

85 Things To Do in Northern Michigan This Winter

Posted on December 29th, 2016
Alanson Area
1. Hike or snowshoe our 20 acres, splash in our pool, relax in our hot
tub or kick back next to our indoor fire place or outdoor fire pit at Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge & Suites. 2. Visit the Michigan Fisheries Visitor Center in Oden on US-31. 3. Head to Indian River and visit the Nat…

17 Unique New Year Traditions from Around the World

Posted on December 27th, 2016
If you thought kissing and watching the ball drop at midnight was the norm on New Year’s, wait until you read these unique traditions from around the world. Maybe even try one yourself to ring in 2017.
  1. Philippines: In the Philippines round signifies prosperity, so during the New Year celebrat

Santa Sightings

Posted on November 22nd, 2016
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 4 ways to spend a little quality time with the Big Guy this holiday season! 1. Santa’s Workshop at Stafford’s Perry Hotel
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