Stafford's Blog

The Wheelhouse Lounge Is Refreshed!

Posted on May 10th, 2018
Stafford’s Pier Restaurant, downtown Harbor Springs only waterfront restaurant, has been under spring renovations in the popular Wheelhouse Lounge. We are pleased to share our refresh is complete and beginning Friday, May 11, 2018, we are ready to welcome you! Major updates include:
  • New

Mother’s Day, Sunday Brunch and Up North Beer Week

Posted on May 9th, 2018
May is full of fun at Stafford’s! Celebrate MOM, enjoy our first SUNDAY BRUNCH of the season, treat yourself to a brew or two during UP NORTH BEER WEEK, or book your SUMMER LODGING package – it’s all here. Mother’s Day at Stafford’s – Sunday, May 13, 2018
She get…

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…

Easter Fun

Posted on March 8th, 2018
Easter is on it way! Check out these fun-for-the-whole-family activities happening throughout our local communities. Happy Easter to friends near and far! Fun In The Community The Easter Bunny at Grandpa Shorters Gift’s in Downtown Petoskey
Saturday, March 24, 12 to 3 pm :: Friday, March 3

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

All Good Things Must Come To An End

Posted on January 15th, 2018
It is bittersweet that after 9 great years, we announce the closing of Stafford’s Art Gallery, located in Downtown Petoskey behind Stafford’s Perry Hotel. Over the past 9 years, we’ve hosted gallery walks, artist events and has been “home” to many Michigan artists. We have loved repres…

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…

Holiday Shopping

Posted on December 4th, 2017
We hope this blog post finds you happy, well and enjoying the beginning of the holiday season. Our Gallery, located behind Stafford’s Perry Hotel in Downtown Petoskey, is open throughout the year. We are happy to assist you in finding that perfect piece of artwork for your home, business or as a spe…

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…

Saturday Color Splash – Red or White

Posted on October 13th, 2017
Add a splash of color to your weekend with a glass of RED or WHITE! Stafford’s Private Label Wine Collection offers a bit of both!  Our 2011 Pinot Noir from Carneros is a full bodied, jammy and slightly tannic wine, selected specifically for Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant in Charl…