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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 –…

Celebrating the Stars & Stripes all Week!

Posted on June 28th, 2018
There is nothing quite like a hometown holiday – our quaint northern communities know how to celebrate! Locals and visitors alike look forward to honoring the stars and stripes every year. Here are a few of our favorite ways to join in on the fun.  SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 4 to 8 pm
A whole week ful…

Exciting Eats – Summer Foodie Guide

Posted on June 22nd, 2018
Crab & Avocado Salad Our Chefs have been busy menu planning, tasting and researching to plate up the best of the best this summer. Now, we are serving up some delicious bites & drinks for you! Notable favorites by our culinary team at Stafford’s Pier Restaurant include:
  • Salumi Plate:

Introducing Our Summer Interns

Posted on June 22nd, 2018
We’re always excited to welcome a new group of interns, it’s another summer tradition around here! With them, they bring energy, fresh new ideas and a motivation to learn-by-doing. Our interns are here to grow as individuals and while doing so they make an impact on the day to day experi…

The Sounds of Summertime in Northern Michigan

Posted on June 14th, 2018
Summer is here! And with it, comes a variety of music by local musicians. We look forward to this part of summer every year. Between Petoskey, Charlevoix, Harbor Springs, Boyne City and Alanson there’s an opportunity to hear live music every week. Check out some of the upcoming events in the area! C

We’ve Got Docks!

Posted on June 11th, 2018
Last summer, we completed a major dredging project at Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge & Suites. The goal was to bring our guests not only closer to the water, but ON the water!  We are pleased to announce that this summer, guests are now able to dock their boats during overnight stays,…

Welcome Summer!

Posted on June 8th, 2018
  We are welcoming summer with open arms this month! Al fresco dining, lodging packages, brunch traditions, music, boat rides and more. Check out these fun things to do at each of our properties. Bay View Inn Lodging
Create lasting memories with our wonderful Summer Memories Package!
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