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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…

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…

4 Tips For Weddings On A Budget

Posted on March 13th, 2017
You’re engaged, congrats! After spreading the news to family, friends and colleagues, the real fun can begin. Planning! While many couples look towards the summer months, there are benefits to booking off-season weddings. To make sure everything goes off without a hitch, follow our four b…

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

Please Excuse Our Dust – We Are Refreshing With Our Guests In Mind!

Posted on March 1st, 2017
Stafford’s Perry Hotel, downtown Petoskey’s only lodging property, is excited to announce a major renovation project taking place over the winter of 2017.  Twenty guest rooms in the oldest section of the hotel are undergoing extensive remodeling to bathrooms and climate control syst…

Titanic Dinner – A First Class Dining Event

Posted on February 16th, 2017
All aboard! You are cordially invited to take a step back in time and join us for an evening of history & first class dining on Saturday, April 8 (6 pm).  As a guest of this dinner, you will enjoy butlered hors d’ oeuvres, a six course meal, live music by Bay Shore Strings, costumed server…

Meet Our New Event Services Manager – Tracy Thomson

Posted on January 3rd, 2017
We are pleased to welcome Tracy to our Sales & Events team! Tracy grew up in northern Michigan and graduated from Petoskey High School in 2003. After graduation, he was accepted into the Young American College of the Performing Arts in Southern California. With the Young Americans, he ha…

Holiday Gift Guide – For Everyone On Your Shopping List!

Posted on December 7th, 2016
It’s time to make your list and check it twice! Stafford’s Art Gallery has a little something for everyone this holiday season. For any gifts purchased in the month of December, we will offer free gift wrapping, too. Hand-Blown Glass
Local Michigan artist, John Riepma, creates hand-b…

Delicious Left Overs From Our Chefs!

Posted on November 25th, 2016
You’ve spent hours in the kitchen creating a wonderful Thanksgiving meal, the family has devoured it, and now the fridge is full of leftovers. As good as it was, now you’re ready for something different. Use these creative recipes to transform your leftovers into new flavorful dishes…

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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