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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…

Making the Most of Your Stay at the Perry Hotel

Posted on August 3rd, 2017
Stafford’s Perry Hotel is conveniently located in Downtown Petoskey and overlooks Little Traverse Bay. While staying here, you’ll be within walking distance to dozens of great stores, historical sites and the waterfront. When you’re not relaxing in your room, venture out and try some of o…

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

Coming Soon to the Noggin Room Pub

Posted on July 28th, 2017
The Noggin Room Pub is excited to host live music every night during the summer months from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Check out the performers that will be stopping by during the month of August!  The Afterwhile – Inspired by greats like Johnny Cash, this trio blends the rhythms of folk, blu…