Welcome To Stafford's Bay View Inn

For over 60 years, Stafford Smith and his family have owned, operated and lovingly restored this grand Victorian country Inn on the shores of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay. It is a place to pause, reflect and unwind.


Roselawn Dining Room

Open seasonally for breakfast, lunch & dinner and our famous Sunday Brunch, guests enjoy original country Inn favorites as well as regional dishes prepared by a culinary team boasting a remarkable combined 100 + years of experience with the Stafford’s family.


Select Registry Member

Stafford's welcomes you to our historic corner of the north country, a proud member of Select Registry.

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Long weekend in Petoskey

“This hotel felt like you were stepping back in time. Such a charming hotel in a beautiful setting with outstanding customer service. Their Sunday breakfast buffet is not to be missed. Can’t wait to visit again!”

My Second Home

“Beautifully maintained 1800s Inn on Little Traverse Bay. Impeccable maintenance & cleanliness. Extraordinary service. Beautiful flowers, seating areas to watch the sunset. And, a beautiful memorial garden.”

Lovely view and great service

“We had a wonderful stay with excellent service, food, and overall hospitality. The setting is beautiful and it is an easy bike ride (or even walk) into Petoskey for meals and shopping. Everyone on staff was helpful and welcoming. The daily in-room cookies are fantastic!”