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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

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…

84 Things To Do This Winter

Posted on December 19th, 2017
We love northern Michigan! Can you tell? It’s our favorite place to be – whether visiting or living here year-round, check out our list of 84 Things To Do In Northern Michigan for the best ways to spend your time in the area. Alanson Area
1. Hike or snowshoe our 20 acres, splash in our pool, relax in ou…

5 Things To Do Thanksgiving Weekend

Posted on October 25th, 2017
Kick-off the holiday season with these fabulous community events!  1. Downtown Charlevoix Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting
Friday, November 24, 10 am to 6 pm
Join the community of Charlevoix for a kick-off to the holiday season! 2. Live Music at the Noggin Room Pub
Friday, November 24, 8 to 1

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 & Greet The Artists at Stafford’s Gallery

Posted on September 12th, 2017
Meet & Greet The Artists – Glory Wood & Luciano Welcome to Stafford’s Art Gallery – featuring Michigan artists, wine and home accessories! We have exciting news! Two of our talented artists, Glory Wood & Luciano, will be here this week! You are cordially invited! J…

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…

Retreat. Reflect. Renew.

Posted on August 16th, 2017
Relax & rejuvenate during a weekend retreat at Stafford’s Perry Hotel on October 27-29, 2017. We invite you to come as you are and enjoy a variety of soothing activities designed to balance your mind and body. The weekend includes: 
  • Two nights lodging at Stafford’s Perry Hotel
  • Fr

Making the Most of Your Stay at the Bay View Inn

Posted on August 9th, 2017
Stafford’s Bay View Inn is rich in history and beautiful scenery. Surrounded by Little Traverse Bay and the classic Victorian style homes of the Bay View Association, there is so much to take in during your stay. Start your day by taking our bikes for a spin along the Little Traverse Wheel Way! The Wh…

Artist Meet & Greet: John Riepma and Lisa Poulson

Posted on August 9th, 2017
On Thursday, August 17 Stafford’s Gallery of Art and History will be hosting a Meet & Greet with Michigan artists John Riepma and Lisa Poulson from 5 to 8 pm. John Riepma is the owner of Grand Rapids Glassblowing Studio. His art consists of using simple coloration and classical symm…