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Mix It Up – It’s National Margarita Day

Posted on February 22nd, 2018
It’s National Margarita Day and we have the perfect recipe to celebrate.  Margarita on the Rocks
In a shaker, combine the following: 
  • Ice
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec
  • 2 oz. Tequila 
Shake until the outside of the shaker is cold, then strain over ice in a salted rim glass.&nb…

All Aboard! Join Us For The Annual Titanic Dinner

Posted on February 12th, 2018
You are cordially invited to take a step back in time and join us for an evening of history & first class dining on Saturday, April 14, 2018 (6 pm) at Stafford’s Perry Hotel.  As a guest of this dinner, you will enjoy butlered hors d’ oeuvres, a six course meal, costumed servers…

Winter Wedding Feature: Becca & David

Posted on January 25th, 2018
Their Story
Becca’s best friend (and maid of honor) from high school went to Albion College with David and introduced the two of us. We started off as friends, but not long after we started dating, we fell in love. From early on, we both knew what we had was something special.  The Proposal&

Snow Much Fun!

Posted on January 18th, 2018
Winter is in full swing, and if you don’t have plans to come up and explore northern Michigan this winter, you should and here are 6 reasons why!
  1. Cozy Winter Getaways. Our accommodations have it all. Stafford’s Bay View Inn offers cozy accommodations with many rooms boa

All Good Things Must Come To An End

Posted on January 15th, 2018
It is bittersweet that after 9 great years, we announce the closing of Stafford’s Art Gallery, located in Downtown Petoskey behind Stafford’s Perry Hotel. Over the past 9 years, we’ve hosted gallery walks, artist events and has been “home” to many Michigan artists. We have loved repres…

Ring in the New Year – 2018

Posted on December 27th, 2017
Ring in the New Year with style – delicious dining options and countdowns in northern Michigan on Sunday, December 31, 2017. Stafford’s Bay View Inn – 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Holiday buffet with friends and family! Starters, hot accompaniments, entrees, hand-carved meats and dessert…

84 Things To Do This Winter

Posted on December 19th, 2017
We love northern Michigan! Can you tell? It’s our favorite place to be – whether visiting or living here year-round, check out our list of 84 Things To Do In Northern Michigan for the best ways to spend your time in the area. Alanson Area
1. Hike or snowshoe our 20 acres, splash in our pool, relax in ou…

Holiday Shopping

Posted on December 4th, 2017
We hope this blog post finds you happy, well and enjoying the beginning of the holiday season. Our Gallery, located behind Stafford’s Perry Hotel in Downtown Petoskey, is open throughout the year. We are happy to assist you in finding that perfect piece of artwork for your home, business or as a spe…

Santa Sightings

Posted on November 22nd, 2017
It’s that time of year again! The children are writing out their wish lists and looking forward to a magical moment with the Santa. Check out these 10 ways to spend a little quality time with the Big Guy this holiday season! Downtown Charlevoix Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting
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Ladies, Ladies, Ladies!

Posted on November 7th, 2017
Hunting season is here – but it’s not just for the camo-covered hunters anymore! Petoskey and Harbor Springs are each offering a night of fun – right downtown. Here are 2 ways to spend some girl time with your favorite people while checking a few things off your holiday shop…