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Sip. Savor. See. Stay!

Posted on September 4th, 2018

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 award winning wines of northern Michigan that make up the Bay View Wine Trail. Fall is the perfect time to visit to take in the gorgeous scenery, too. 

Savor The Flavor
If there is one thing northern Michigan isn’t short on, it’s the culinary trail. Many restaurants still offer al fresco dining (weather permitting) including Stafford’s Pier Restaurant in Harbor Springs and Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant in Charlevoix. If you are visiting on a weekend, don’t miss Sunday Brunch at Stafford’s Bay View Inn (May – October).

See Fall Foliage
One of the most beautiful and well known drives in northern Michigan is M-119 and The Tunnel of Trees. Take in the beautiful fall colors and Lake Michigan shoreline.  Click here to learn about additional scenic northern Michigan routes.

Other ways to take in the fall color include taking a chair lift ride to the top of Boyne Highlands and see a spectacular view. Look down from the Bluff in Harbor Springs to see a world class view of town and the bay. Or gaze across the bay from the Rose Garden Veranda at Stafford’s Perry Hotel.  Northern Michigan Fall colors are picture perfect.

Stay 
Ahhh, relaxation. The fall color season is the perfect time to getaway and we have just the packages for you.

  • Discover Northern Michigan at the Crooked River LodgeEnjoy four nights, breakfast each morning, dinner vouchers for Stafford’s Pier Restaurant and Stafford’s Bay View Inn and round trip tickets to Mackinac Island, $732 (based on two guests).
  • Fall Keepsake Package at Stafford’s Bay View Inn: two nights lodging, breakfast each morning of your stay, $60 dinner voucher one evening for two in the Roselawn Dining Room, $279 (based on two guests per room).
  • Fall Shopping Package at Stafford’s Perry Hotel: Relax with two nights lodging, breakfast vouchers each morning of your stay, $30 in Stafford’s Dining Dollars, $30 in Downtown Merchant Money, $399 (based on two guests per room).