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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…

Snow Much Fun!

Posted on January 18th, 2018
Winter is in full swing, 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 accommodations with many rooms boa

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

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…

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

A Guest Blog Post – Why We Love The Crooked River Lodge

Posted on September 29th, 2016
We aren’t Disney people or waterpark people. We are nature people. We like hikes, kayaks and lakes. So when my husband turned 40, we knew we had to take our son (who is 6) and go up north to celebrate – and we knew we wanted to stay in a place the whole family could have fun. We were looking for low-key and…

103 Things To Do In Northern Michigan This Fall

Posted on September 21st, 2016
Are you ready for Mother Nature’s fantastic color show in northern Michigan? It’s coming soon! Whether you are here to visit or live here year-round, check out our list of 103 Things To Do This Fall. Alanson Area
1. Feed the fish in our pond, explore and hike our 20 acres, splash in our pool…