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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

Tipsy Thursday: Wedding Tips & Tricks From Our Experts

Posted on August 23rd, 2018
Signature cocktails are a great way to add uniqueness to your wedding day.  One of our favorites include a signature drink! Simply pick drinks that are your favorites and give them a name to make it even for personal and fun! His & hers type drinks are popular and a great opportunity to showca…

Festival Fun in Northern Michigan

Posted on August 7th, 2018
Festivals all over northern Michigan this month! Get out and about to find some fun.    It all begins this Thursday with the Harbor Springs Car Festival. Thursday, August 9, 5:30 to 10 pm. This yearly tradition in Zorn Park attracts cars, trucks, motorcycles – all makes, models, an…

Wedding Feature: Hong & Bryan

Posted on July 31st, 2018
  Their Story
Bryan and I met in college through the WMU ROTC program. We started our journey with our friendship before our love story began. Bryan first noticed Hong when we were working out on the track field for PT (Physical Training).  It took a few weeks for me to notice Bryan, but when I…

Live Music – All Summer Long!

Posted on July 18th, 2018
Looking for an evening of entertainment? Visit us at the Noggin Room Pub  – where friends meet for FOOD, FOAM & FUN! There is still plenty of summer left and we have arranged a variety of musicians we know you’ll love. Most of our musicians are local to northern Michigan –…