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Thanksgiving Weekend in Northern Michigan

Posted on November 19th, 2018
If you’re looking for some holiday spirit, this is where you’ll find it! The communities of Northern Michigan have put together these exciting events for all to enjoy. Take a look and we hope to see your out-and-about this weekend. Happy Holidays! Charlevoix Holiday Parade & Tree

Recipe: Roasted Acorn Squash Shirred Eggs

Posted on November 14th, 2018
A fabulous recipe to make during the harvest season. 
  • 1 Acorn Squash
  • 2 TBS Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 TBS Heavy Cream
  • 2 TBS Shredded Gruyere cheese
  • Thyme as needed
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Pieces of Toast
  • 1 Acorn Squash (halved, seeds removed)
  • Olive oil, salt, pepper as needed
Being by preheat oven to 400°F. • Rub halved an…

A Month To Be Thankful!

Posted on October 31st, 2018
November is here and it’s a month to be thankful! Thankful for this place we call home, thankful those we call friends, thankful for those we claim as family, thankful for opportunities presented to us this year. Whether you’re looking to dine out with your favorite people or enjoy them…

Color Tours, Restaurant Week, Murder Mystery & Fabulous Autumn Recipe

Posted on October 20th, 2018
Psssst, in case you haven’t heard, fall color in the North is at its peak! And it’s glorious. So many options for a color tour drive, find them all here. One of our favorites is a drive through the Tunnel of Trees on M-119. But a walk or bike ride along Little Traverse Wheelway is a close secon…

The Knot Hall of Fame Award

Posted on October 11th, 2018
We are pleased to have received the honor of being one of the Top Wedding Vendors across America! Our team of exceptional wedding professionals have earned this distinct honor of being inducted into the Knot Hall of Fame, after earning four or more of The Knot Best of Weddings awards. In its twelfth an…

97 Things To Do In Northern Michigan

Posted on September 26th, 2018
We love northern Michigan! It’s our favorite place to be – whether visiting or living here year-round. Check out our list of 197 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 po…

Fall Into These Dining Specials

Posted on September 17th, 2018
We hope you are enjoying the beginning of the autumn season. Please join us for these fall events & features! Double Frequent Diner Points on Sunday Brunch at Stafford’s Bay View Inn 
You read that right! Earn DOUBLE Frequent Diner Points when you dine at Sunday Brunch at Stafford&#…

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…

Fall Into September With Us!

Posted on August 28th, 2018
We’re enjoying the last days of Summer while looking forward to Fall – it’s almost here! We wanted to make sure all our friends know what’s going on at Stafford’s! Our hotels are offering Fall lodging packages and our restaurants will keep the al fresco dining going…

12 Things To Do This Labor Day Weekend

Posted on August 28th, 2018
We all know, as we approach Labor Day weekend, the end of summer is near! But we say, “It’s not over yet!” Enjoy the last bit of this beautiful northern Michigan summer with some of these favorites!
  1. Catch A Movie in the Park: Gather around the big screen at the park in Al