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Kid-Friendly Fun!

Posted on July 13th, 2017
Fun, fun and more fun! Northern Michigan is a great place to be for families of all ages! While we all know how to find the adult fun, there is no shortage of kid fun, too. For those days and evenings you’re looking for something new to try or an adventure to begin, take a look at some of our favorite ki…

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…

Meet & Greet the Artists at Stafford’s Gallery

Posted on June 27th, 2017
Stafford’s Gallery hosts many local artists representing a variety of mediums. Some of our artists will be joining us this summer for a meet and greet. We hope you’ll join us to chat with these talented artists and view their wonderful collections. Our series of Meet & Greet The Art

12 Things To Do Over The 4th of July Week

Posted on June 26th, 2017
The Fourth of July is an exciting time and there isn’t a better place to celebrate than in Northern Michigan. Many of our communities host fun celebrations, so be sure to add these events to your to-do list. 
  1. Red, White & Brew! This party kicks off on Saturday, Jul

Waffle Wednesday

Posted on June 20th, 2017
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so we asked Chef DJ to show us how to make one of our favorite dishes: Waffles! Waffle
  • 1 cup Carbon’s Waffle Mix (Get yours at
  • 1 egg
  • 5 oz. water
  • 2 tsp melted butter
Combine ingredients, bake in waffle iron for 2 minutes and 30 second

3rd Annual Ernest Hemingway Birthday Celebration

Posted on June 12th, 2017
You’re Invited! Tickets to the 3rd Annual Ernest Hemingway Birthday Celebration are now available for Friday, July 21 at 5:30 pm.  Before he was a Nobel Prize-winning author, Ernest Hemingway was a young boy who enjoyed summers in northern Michigan. Now a historic landmark in Emmet Co…

Stafford’s Drawbridge Bistro Has Sold

Posted on June 6th, 2017
CHARLEVOIX- Stafford’s Hospitality is pleased to announce that the previously restaurant “The Drawbridge Bistro” has been sold to former employees of Stafford’s. Partners Eric Hoshield, Paul Lefevre and Justin Manthei will own and operate the “French Quarter Bistro,” a New Orle…

Refreshed With The Guest In Mind

Posted on June 6th, 2017
Stafford’s Perry Hotel, downtown Petoskey’s only lodging property, is excited to share our major renovation project has been completed.  Twenty guest rooms in the oldest section of the hotel underwent extensive remodeling to bathrooms and climate control systems, to i…

Acadian Redfish from Chef’s Recipe Box

Posted on June 2nd, 2017
Last week, we spent an afternoon in the kitchen with Stafford’s Corporate Chef DJ Flynn learning to make a delicious Acadian Redfish with Ravigote!  Check out the video on our Facebook page to see us in action, and follow along with the recipe bellow to learn how to make this great summer dish!…

Sounds of Summer in Northern Michigan

Posted on May 30th, 2017
Every summer, Northern Michigan becomes a hot spot for local musicians. Between Petoskey, Charlevoix and Harbor Springs, there’s an opportunity to hear live music every week. Check out some of the upcoming events in the area! Charlevoix Summer Open House
Downtown Charlevoix is having i…