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Enchantment and Romance on the Shores of Little Traverse Bay

Located in Petoskey on the banks of Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay, Stafford's Bay View Inn has enchanted guests for over 125 years. As Stafford's flagship property, the Bay View Inn is a unique Victorian country inn that offers guests elegant accommodations in a relaxed, historic setting. You'll experience the grace and romance of a bygone era coupled with unparalleled service. It's the perfect destination for a romantic getaway or relaxing retreat. Enjoy an exquisite meal in the Roselawn Dining Room and unwind on our porch as you watch the sun set over the beautiful bay.

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 31 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Petoskey
  • Nearby Water Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan
  • Open Dates All Year


If you're looking to host a meeting, the Bay View offers graceful accommodations and signature hospitality. You can rent the entire Inn or select from seven distinct venues. The culinary team will provide your attendees with exquisite banquet food.


Plan a romantic weekend getaway or an intimate vacation at the Bay View Inn. You'll fall in love all over again as you watch the stars come out over Lake Michigan. The Inn offers a variety of Lodging Packages that will put you in the mood for love.


Host your wedding in a unique setting only the Bay View can provide. Your big day will be characterized by grace, elegance, and romanticism. The Inn can accommodate a wedding of up to 250 guests and can be rented in its entirety for added intimacy.

  • Bicycles
  • Gift Shop
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Live Entertainment
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Banquet Room(s)
  • Meeting Room(s)
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Plan your next group event at Stafford's Bay View Inn.

The Bay View Inn is a great place to host a variety of group events. They offer seven distinct venues or you can rent the entire Inn for added privacy. Inquiry now!

For more information please call +1 (800) 258 - 1886 or Send Inquiry.

Nearest Airports

  • Pellston Regional Airport of Emmet County Airport (PLN) / 14.6 miles
  • Antrim County Airport (ACB) / 30.2 miles
  • Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) / 54.5 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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