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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…

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…

Meet Our New Red

Posted on September 21st, 2017
We are pleased to introduce our new red, Cabernet Sauvignon, part of our private wine label collection. This wine from Napa Valley embodies power and grace showing ample tannins, black currant and ripe blackberry lending to its inky core. It’s complex and layered with a long pr…

Sip. Savor. See. Stay!

Posted on September 11th, 2017
Immerse yourself in the beauty that is fall. The crisp air, the colorful trees and all things pumpkin. There is so much to enjoy during the fall season in northern Michigan, we hope you can find time to sip, savor and see a few of our favorites with a relaxing stay. Sip
Taste & tour the sensational and…

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…