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Inside this year’s issue: 2. Welcome · 3. Local, Fresh, Fabulous! · 4. Crooked River Lodge · 6. Bay View Inn · 7. Pier Restaurant · 8. Weathervane Restaurant 9. Perry Hotel · 10. Gallery of Art & History · 11. Our Leadership Team · 12. Upcoming Features


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Dear Friends:

At Stafford’s Hospitality, we believe in our values . We believe in treating employee as a member of every guest and our family. We believe in developing every member to reach his or her fulles of our team t potential. We believe tha t Good Enough, is not Go will never hear, “It’s not od Enough. You my job.” You will always hear, “How may I help you is to be the best hospitality .” Our mission business in northern Michi gan; offering exemplary quality food, beverage, and service, superior lodging while inspiring res ponsible community presen ce. The past few months hav e been very busy and ver y exciting for all of us at teams have been training Stafford’s. Our hard, developing new me nu items, redecorating, cle ing and fine tuning our pro aning, paintperties to prepare for you r next visit. In Harbor Spr Deck and the Chart Room ings, Dudley’s have both been ‘freshened up’ this spring. In Charle Weathervane Restaurant voix, the has plenty of fresh paint, newer furnishings on Jef new kitchen equipment to f’s Deck and some help bring a better quality to you! In Petoskey, the Pineapple Beds have bee last of the n installed at the Bay Vie w Inn; the Perry Hotel has to the interior, exterior and seen upgrades elevators too! We are exc ited to introduce several Artists to our collection new Michigan at Stafford’s Gallery of Art and History. We are very excited about our new website, our mo bile website and especially new, easy to use reservatio proud of our ns module that can help you easily make your din at the Pointer Room or lod ing reservations ging reservations at any of our three hotels from mobile phone. Just go to your computer or and you will see how it works ! Oh yes, and in case you weren’t aware, we now hav e three hotels in northern This past winter, we follow Michigan! ed the train tracks north to Alanson, Michigan and Crooked River Lodge. Th purchased the is wonderful log themed property is located on the part of the Inland waterw Crooked River, ay. The lodge has 40 uni quely appointed guest roo private balconies and an ms each with indoor swimming pool. We are a stones throw away Springs, Petoskey and not from Harbor that far from Mackinaw City. That means there are to do! plenty of things Admittedly, the Lodge is still a ‘work in progress’ , but we are very proud of far. With the newly renova the property so ted pool and waterfall and our own ‘little lodge’, this place for families and chi is a wonderful ldren. We are dog friendl y too! Like our other pro boasts plenty of beautiful perties, the Lodge public areas and things to do. We have nearly 30 acr for exploring that includ es of property es river access, a fish pon d, kayak landing, paddle as well as access to the are boats, nature trails, a’s best snowmobile, AT V and biking trails. It is you to bring your toys and a perfect place for go! While we have no plans at this time for a full servic e restaurant at the Lodge wonderful breakfast room , we do have a and a smaller breakout roo m and an outdoor patio tha fect for your next group t will be peror catered event! Our team is trained, the pan try’s, coolers and liquor rooms are stocked, the gra the beds are made, the pho ss is mowed, nes are ready and the ligh ts are on! Now the only which Stafford’s property question is: will be your first stop?

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On behalf of all of us at Stafford’s, we look forwa rd to seeing you soon! Cordially, David P. Marvin, Vice Pre sident

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Stafford’s Culinary Team As we wait the final arrival of summer, we are busy getting ready for another great season at Stafford’s! The chef lead culinary teams at each of our unique properties are creating, cooking and critiquing their menus as their contribution to your dining experience – and that’s no small feat. This year, our commitment to bring local ingredients to your table continues as we expand beyond the favorite Lake Superior whitefish (did you know our guests consume over 2,000 pounds each summer week), to developing more relationships with local farmers (produce, baby greens and herbs), and specially selected area producers specializing in free range poultry and grass fed beef. As you enjoy your time in our backyard, get out and taste our local difference both at your favorite Stafford’s property and local food and farm producers. Have a delicious summer in northern Michigan!

Local, fresh, fabulous

Stafford’s picks more products from local producers such as: • Great Lakes Whitefish from John Cross Fisheries, Charlevoix.

• Fruits, vegetables, lettuces and grass fed meats from Pond Hill Farms, Harbor Springs.

• Fresh roasted coffees from Leelanau Coffee Roasting Company, Glen Arbor.

• Free range chicken and ducks from River Valley Poultry Farm, Kingsley.

• Jams and jellies from Rocky Top Farms, Ellsworth.

• Free range turkeys from Duerksen’s Turkey Farm, Mancelona.

• Fruits and vegetables from Bill’s Farm Market, Petoskey. • Organic ingredients and produce from Grain Train CSA, Petoskey. • Maple syrup from Korthase Brothers Sugarbush, Boyne City. • Micro-greens, lettuces and herbs from Hop “N” Herbs, East Jordan.

• Oils and vinegars from Fustini’s Oils and Vinegars, Petoskey. • Chocolates from Kilwin’s, Petoskey. • Sauces from American Spoon Foods, Petoskey. • Stafford’s Cherry Praline Ice Cream from Moomers, Traverse City.

Stir-fry garnish 1 teaspoon roasted sesam e oil 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 ounce morels 1 ounce asparagus spears -- blanched 1/2 ounce squash slices 1/2 ounce red pepper slic es 1/2 ounce green bean slic es -- blanched 1/4 teaspoon ginger roo t -- minced Preheat the grill to steak ready temperature. (The steak could easily be pan roasted if grilling was not an option ). Mix the Chinese five spi ce and steak rub together. Preparing the Stir-fry: Cle an the morels and other vegetables. If using dried morels re-hydrate and cut into hal ves. Cut the vegetables into small stir -fry ready sizes. Blanching the asparagus and green beans is recommended if overly crunchy vegetables are not desired. Mince the seasonings, ginger, garlic and scallio ns. Preparing the Wasabi Wh ipped Potatoes: Dice the butter and keep chilled. Cook the potato in lightly salted wa ter. Bring the milk to 185 degrees. Wh en the potato is done but still dry remove from the water and place in the electric mixer bowl. With the whip attachment beg in beating the potato on high speed for 1 minute. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula. Potato should be fine crumb texture but still hot. Add just enough milk to lighten the potatoes. Ad d the wasabi, scallions and season wit h salt. Reserve extra

1/2 teaspoon Garlic Clov es -- minced 1 teaspoon scallions -- slic ed 1 pinch red pepper flake s 1 teaspoon cilantro leaves - chopped for garnish

Wasabi whipped potatoes 1 large Idaho potato 1 tablespoon salted butte r 3 ounces hot milk 1/2 teaspoon kosher sal t 1 teaspoon Wasabi paste -- more or less to taste 1 tablespoon scallions -- sliced thinly 1 tablespoon Hoisin Sa uce -- drizzled hot milk to add to mashe d if need to later. Mashed may be kept wa rm for an hour and then “refluffed” with the reserved hot milk. Stir-Fry: In a saute pan heat the ses ame and olive oils together. Add the shrim p, morel mushrooms first and caramelize the edges a bit and the other vegetables and coo k just till a bit of crunch remains. Add the seasonings ginger, garlic and red pep per flake. Season with salt and add chopped cilantro.


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Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge & Suites Nestled in Alanson on the picturesque Crooked River, part of the famed inland waterway, our family-friendly hotel is within arms reach to recreational trails, river activities and golfing. Our hotel brings the Stafford’s brand of hospitality to a rustic setting along northern Michigan’s historic Inland Waterway. We are located a stone’s throw away from a network of recreational trails that allow our guests to hike, bike and snowmobile to Petoskey, Mackinaw and beyond from the

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hotel parking area. The lodge was built in 2004. Each of our 40 guest rooms & suites has a private balcony with views of the Crooked River and include a continental breakfast. We have a limited number of dog friendly rooms (restrictions apply and advanced reservations required). The family activities are endless! Our cozy loft is filled with games, a television and comfortable seating. Guests of all ages will enjoy feeding the fish in our private pond, exploring the 20 acres around the lodge or relaxing in our grand lobby, which features fresh

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Little Lodge playhouse under the stairs. We welcome you and look forward to becoming your “home away from home” for friends and family on all occasions. We hope to see you on many return visits up north, for Stafford’s brand of “Pure Michigan” hospitality.

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Save the Date Annual Alanson Riverfest August 10 – 12

Visit downtown Alanson and celebrate the Crooked River! Activities include: Arts & craft show, entertainment tent, boat races and more. Fun for the whole family! For further information visit

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Our flagship property, Stafford’s Bay View Inn, offers guests the grace and romance of a bygone era, set against the exquisite views of Little Traverse Bay. In 1886, John Wesly Howard built the Woodland Avenue House in the fast-growing Methodist summer community of Bay View. The vibrant summer hotel was then renamed The Howard House in 1888. At that time, weekly rates averaged $4.50 for room and board. The property expanded throughout the years and assumed a number of different owners and names including The Roselawn. The Inn was renamed once again in 1935 with the title it proudly displays today, the Bay View Inn. Stafford C. Smith first visited the Inn with his aunt in the summer of 1957 for brunch. He returned each summer through 1960 and worked a variety of positions for the Inn’s proprietor, Dr. Roy Heath. The summer of 1960 was special for Stafford as it was that summer that he met and fell in love with the dining room hostess, Janice Johnson, who would eventually become his wife. Stafford and Janice began their life together and the following winter his Inn experience landed him a promising career at the Perry Hotel in Petoskey as their new assistant manager. Stafford and Janice were planning a June 17, 1961 wedding, but the Perry Hotel was sold only four months after Stafford had begun his new position. Out of a job and with a marriage on the horizon, Stafford formulated a plan. Knowing that the Bay View Inn was recently put up for sale, he made his move. That spring, Stafford and Janice became innkeepers. Stafford’s Bay View Inn remains today, the oldest summer hotel north of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Guests of the Bay View Inn can retire to their rooms in uncommon tranquility. Victorian-style décor and furnishings with no telephone and no television add to the historic charm. However, guests are never far from modern day amenities like concierge services,

Dining Hours Breakfast Monday – Saturday: 8 am to 2 pm Lunch Monday – Saturday: 11 am to 2 pm Dinner Monday – Saturday: 5 to 8:30 pm Sunday Brunch - 8:30 am to 2 pm Celebrating 51 years of northern Michigan’s best brunch! $19.95 per adult, $10.95 children Featu

ring: Chef-carved meats , breakfast items, lunch en trées, fresh fruit, cheese sprea ds, chilled cherry soup, mini sweets, mini muffins, bagels, scones, Stafford’s sticky buns and homema de waffle station.

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Stafford’s Pier Restaurant

A tribute to the maritime heritage of beautiful Harbor Springs, Stafford’s Pier Restaurant offers true waterfront dining, quite literally, as the Pier Restaurant was built on original pilings over the waters of the harbor

The Pier Restaurant was built before prohibition and the original structure consisted only of the current Chart Room which was named the Pier Bar and Grill. The Pointer Room, the restaurant’s main dining room, is built over the water and required the service of the Army Corps of Engineers. Seventy-five-foot pilings were planted in the waters of the harbor in preparation for the room’s foundation. This dining room affords a panoramic view of the harbor. Stafford added the Wheelhouse Lounge in the early 1970s to combine the Pointer Room bar and Chart Room bar into one entity in order to provide more dining space. Employees of Stafford’s Pier, were early pioneers in setting the superior customer service standards that are now found throughout northern Michigan. In 2010, the Pointer Room was redone to create a summer cottage look. Today, Stafford’s Pier Restaurant is open year-round, serving lunch and dinner daily and consists of four dining venues – the Wheelhouse Lounge, the Chart Room, the Pointer Room and Dudley’s Deck. This past spring, Britt Beaumont joined our culinary team as Executive Chef. He is a graduate of New England Culinary Institute and has over 25 years in the industry.

Pier Events Annual Harbor Springs Waterfront Wine Festival Saturday, June 23, 4 to 7 pm

Enjoy wine tastings from several regions. Tickets are $15 (advance) or $25 (day of ). You may purchase at the Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce.

4th of July

• Downtown Harbor Springs Parade (1 pm) • Annual Keelhaulers Concert (after parade) Dudley’s Deck

Wheelhouse Lounge Live Entertainment Thursday, June 28 - Friday, August 31 8:30 to 11:30 pm Thursday’s: Michelle Chenard June 29: Nelson Olstrom July 6: Pete Kehoe July 13: Nelson Olstrom July 20: Pete Kehoe July 27: Pete Kehoe August 3: Pete Kehoe August 10: Mike Ridley August 17: Nelson Olstrom August 24: Mike Ridley August 31: Mike Ridley

Dining Hours Lunch - 11:30 am to 3:30 pm Dinner - 4:30 to 9:30 pm


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Stafford’sWeathervane Restaurant Originally built as a grist mill, the building was converted to a dining establishment in 1954. It was designed by the famed local architect and realtor,

Earl Young, known for his curvaceous roof-lines and flowing architecture. The Weathervane was added to Stafford’s Hospitality in May of 1988. Originally the building was a grist mill where farmers could sell their grain. Schooners, which sailed the Great Lakes, could easily load the flour to transport to the many harbors on the lakes. Charlevoix realtor Earl Young acquired the mill and transformed it into a restaurant which opened in 1954. The top two floors were eliminated and the new roofs were fashioned after the curve of a gull’s wing. The building was faced with limestone and trimmed with Onaway stone from the local quarry. Young filled the restaurant with nautical memorabilia, some of which can still be seen throughout. Characteristics of Young’s imaginative stone work is the glacial boulder located in the main dining room - which is now a part of the Weathervane’s fireplace. Found by Young in the Charlevoix area, the 9-ton keystone resembles the mitten of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. The meteorite lying at the hearth is only a quarter of the size of the keystone, but it weighs the same. The main bar is constructed of shipwrecked planks weighing over two tons. Illuminating the Weathervane’s entrance are two 150-year-old street lights imported from Copenhagen. The circular stairwell to the lower level is another testimony to Young’s creativity. This intimate lower room comprises massive timbers as beams and another stone fireplace. Stafford’s mark on this historic landmark is the outdoor dining deck added in 2006. Guests dining outside have an unmatched, up front view of boats traveling through the channel into Round Lake. Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant is open year-round for lunch and dinner, offering signature cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere and is Charlevoix’s only true waterfront dining.

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Dining Hours Lunch: 11 am to 3 pm Lounge Menu: 3 to 4:30 pm Dinner: 4:30 to 10:30 pm

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Every time Stafford purchases a property, he puts his stamp on it from both a Stafford’s two most significant stamps on the hotel in physical and service point of view. He strongly believes the physical plant of a the color the tired white, returning to the origin business reflects the owner’s spiritfrom and integrity.

QUICK FACTS • Petoskey Landmark since 1899

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canary yellow. The second change was the addition

Norman J. Perry built this hotel and opened its doors in July of 1899. It was the first brick, fireproofGarden hotel constructed andside the last of thehotel over VerandainonPetoskey, the north of them pioneer hotels to be built in the region. Due to the number of fires in the city Traverse Bay. This romantic garden setting has beco in the 1880s, city ordinances would no longer permit construction of wooden Michigan’s premier wedding hotels. One fire in particular, the Farmer’s Home on Lakevenues. Street, burned in 1880 and took down most of the block.

, Inc. purchased the • Stafford’s 4th of July Party – RoseHospitality Garden Veranda Each room at Stafford’s Perry Hotel also has signific Join us for our annual 4th ofinJuly Party! $5 cover 1989 Stafford’s two most significant stamps on the hotel include changing the color Hotel Perry charge, Petoskey Steel Drum Band Performance, rooms to arethealloriginal, namedhistoric after hotels su from the tired white, returning canarywhich yellow.previously The casual a la carte menu and a cash bar. Seating is second change was the the addition the Rose Garden Veranda (photo Imperial, on front Par hotelofincluding: Arlington, Clifton, Historic first come,• first serve 7 pm to dusk. Site within the National Michigan

cover) on the north side of them hotel overlooking Little Traverse Bay. Historic District of Downtown Petoskey Cushman. Two of our meeting rooms were named af

Sushi Night – Thursday’s June 21 – August 23 - 5 to 9 pm H.O. Rose Dining Room • Historic

This romantic garden setting has become one of Michigan’s premier wedding venues. business men who were pioneers of the town. These

Hotels of America member since 2003

H.O. Rose Dining Room Breakfast:• Daily 7 to 11 amfirst Certified Green Michigan’s Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30 am to 2 pm Leader, 2007 Dinner: Tuesday – Sunday: 5 to 9 pm Noggin Room & Patio Rooms and Suites Guest • 80 Pub Monday – Thursday: 11:30 am to 9 pm Friday – Saturday: 11:30 am to 10 pm Sunday: 12 to 9 pm Dining including the • On-Site Entertainment every weekend and during the Room Pub and Noggin week in July & August.


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and the Rose Dining Room. Each room at Stafford’sRoom Perry Hotel alsoH.O. has significance. Guest rooms are all named after hotels which previously surrounded the hotel including: Arlington, Lodging Located the National Gaslight District of Clifton, Imperial, Parkhouse and in Cushman. Two of Historic our meeting rooms were named after significantPetoskey, business men wereHotel pioneers of the These thewho Perry boasts 80town. guest rooms, ma are the Reycraft Room and the H.O. Rose Dining Room.

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Stafford’s Perry Hotel, a registered Michigan Historic Site, is located within the National Historic District of Downtown Room, H.O. Rose and boasts 80 guest rooms, many with balconies Veranda GardenPetoskey overlooking the crystal clear waters of Little Traverse Bay.


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Perry Paint Out Auction Friday, August 3, 6 to 8 pm The art from the Perry Paint Out will be set up for silent auction and a reception. Meet & Greet The Artists Thursday, August 16, 5 to 9 pm Visit with artists from Stafford’s Gallery and view their new collections. Enjoy light appetizers, live entertainment and a cash bar.

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Formerly Longton Hall Antiques, Stafford’s Gallery was a natural addition to the Perry Hotel (which is located adjacent to the Gallery). The Gallery was originally an icehouse in the 1930s. Ice from Little Traverse Bay would be brought in and cut into large pieces and delivered to homes and shops for refrigeration. From there, it became Petoskey Packing Company where meat was packaged. Years later, it was an ice cream plant called Martin’s Ice Cream. In 1969, the building became an antique shop and remained so until 2007. Antiques were purchased from London, Scotland and throughout the United States. Stafford’s Gallery offers a look back into Petoskey’s olden days. Guests today can still walk through the freezer doors of the icehouse and look into different rooms that still have the original glazed block walls, ice chutes and delivery entrances. These characteristics make the perfect backdrop for displaying artwork. The Hall of History room showcases a collection of photos and artifacts representing the history of downtown Petoskey from the late 1800s to the early 1900s, with an emphasis on the 22 hotels that were once located in Downtown Petoskey.

FACTS UICK Q38 Stafford’s Gallery showcases Michigan artists, featuring a variety of mediums including: Watercolors, oils, photography, sculptures, 1930 since landmark • Petoskey jewelry, original and limited edition prints, gifts, accessories and exquisite antiques. • Stafford’s Hospitality, Inc. purchased the Gallery in 2007

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• Unique collection of photos and artifacts representing the history of downtown Petoskey from the late 1800s to early 1900s, with an emphasis on the 22 hotels that were once in downtown Petoskey

Our Leadership Team: Stafford’s Bay View Inn Corey Ernst – Innkeeper Richard Marszalec – Chef Fred Hollerback – Commissary Chef

Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant Jeff Sprecksell – General Manager Robert LeFurge – Executive Chef

Lisa Gahagan – Dining Room Manager

Jennifer Donker – Banquet Coordinator

Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge & Suites

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Vickey Kasuske – Property Manager

Stafford Smith – Founder

Elizabeth Michaels – Front Desk Supervisor

Dudley Marvin – President

Janet Blair – Breakfast Chef/Greeter

David Marvin – Vice President/ Chief Operating Officer

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Brian Ewbank – Vice President of Food & Beverage

Winston Finlayson – Assistant General Manager Wendy Wagner-Forreider – Executive Chef Eddie Koehler – Noggin Room Manager Angela Whitener – Sales Manager Debbie Norris – Banquet and Sales Coordinator Lauren Butwell – Events Coordinator Sally Brumleve – Front Desk Supervisor

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Tim May – Dining Room Manager

Stafford Reginald Smith – Vice President of Hotels Christian (Butch) Paulsen – Vice President of Purchasing and Facilities Management Gerald Gramzay – Corporate Chef Judy Honor – Vice President of Brand Standards Cindi Bassett – Controller Becky Babcock – Marketing Coordinator Lisa Wilbur – Stafford’s Gallery and Retail Manager

Jody Ewbank – General Manager Britt Beaumont – Executive Chef Lindsey Walker – Assistant General Manager Carol Parker – Dining Room Manager Jamie Breakey – Dining Room Manager

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Stafford’s Annual Specials: Memory Contest

Treasure the Moments.

“Stafford’s Hospitality: Fifty Years of Historic Lodging and Waterfront Dining.” The 64 page paperback book is packed full with Stafford and Janice Smith’s story on being Innkeepers, a full history of Stafford’s properties, historical and current photos, guest memories and key employee recognitions. The books will available at each of their five Northern Michigan landmark properties including: Stafford’s Pier Restaurant, Harbor Springs; Stafford’s Perry Hotel and Stafford’s Bay View Inn, Petoskey; Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant, Charlevoix and Stafford’s Gallery of Art and History, Petoskey; McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey

Special offer:

Receive 25% OFF

Smith Scholarship Throughout the years, Stafford and Janice Smith have improved the hospitality industry, educated young people, preserved and shared history, developed communities, and so much more! In honor of their 50 years of business owners, Stafford’s partners, managers and employees started the Stafford and Janice Smith Scholarship Fund! This fund has been created with the Petoskey- Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation, and a scholarship is awarded annually to a Petoskey High School Graduate who is going into the field of either Hospitality or Education.

Congratulations to the 2012 Recipient: Alexis Stahmer, Petoskey High School. She plans to attend Grand Valley State or Michigan State.

If you have a favorite recollection of an overnight stay, dining experience, special event of exemplary service at Stafford’s, send us your best and you could win! Photos encouraged! The deadline is August 15, 2012. Winners will be notified by mail by September 15, 2012. You can submit your entry by e-mail or standard mail. Come on! This will be easy!

Grand Prize:

Two nights lodging Stafford’s Bay View Inn, Perry Hotel or Crooked River Lodge & Suites; breakfast for two, dinner at your favorite Stafford’s establishment and a Stafford’s Gift Basket.

Stay Social!

First Prize:

One nights lodging at Stafford’s Bay View Inn, Perry Hotel or Crooked River Lodge & Suites: breakfast for two and $40 in Stafford’s Dining Dollars (redeemable at any Stafford’s location)

Honorable Mention:

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(Multiple Winners) $50 Stafford’s Gift Card

Send your entries to: Stafford’s Hospitality ATTN: Stafford’s Memory Contest P.O. Box 657 Petoskey, MI 49770 Or e-mail to:

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Frequent Diner Club

Become a Frequent Diner at Stafford’s

Earn points while dining, receive member only discounts and more! It’s simple. Here’s how it works.

Downtown trolley service This spring, we donated our historic trolley to the Petoskey Downtown Management Board. It is being renovated and should be on the road this summer. Hop on board for a complimentary ride and enjoy seeing some treasures from the shores to the stores. For more information please visit

• Complete a Frequent Diner Card Form • Receive one point for every dollar you spend • Earn up to 350 points, and we’ll send you a $25 dining certificate (redeemable at any Stafford’s dining location) • Receive exclusive dining offers

To sign up visit 12 Stafford’s Hospitality

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