The "Tunnel of Trees," the M-119 Heritage Route traveling from Harbor Springs to Cross Village, is a stunning display of northern hardwoods located very close to the roadway, creating the feeling of traveling through a tunnel.
The route is a favorite of Northern Michigan visitors because of its rolling terrain, stunning vistas, and dramatic turns and curves.
It has rock jewelry, perfect views of the aurora borealis, Mackinac Island fudge, winning college football teams, no toll roads, more than 120 lighthouses and endless beachfront property, stretched across a longer coastline than any state’s save for Alaska’s. It’s still disconcerting to me how outsiders, even fellow Midwesterners, feel about my home state: that it’s blighted, abandoned, despair-inducing. She had just learned that the chef Mario Batali, who owns property in Leelanau, invited the U2 guitarist the Edge up to Michigan, and the pair were spotted together at a farmers’ market in my hometown, Northport. I’ve taught him that soda should always be called “pop,” and the most important decision he’ll ever make is between Flint-style and Detroit-style Coney Dogs, and that snow (to paraphrase Benjamin Franklin) is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
We’re also the only state with hand-based cartography. The idea that they might go to Florida or any other vacation destination south of the Michigan border never occurs to me. When I mention that I’m from Michigan, they’ll say things like, “I don’t know how you survive the winters up there.” Or “It’s amazing that you let both Michael Moore Ted Nugent live there.” They’ll invariably bring up Detroit, which seems unnecessarily hostile and nit-picky. I’ve taken him to our beaches and taught him how to search for Petoskeys.
The hotel has 80 guest rooms to accommodate the wedding party, with some including balconies that overlook Little Traverse Bay. The room can be used in conjunction with the Lewis Street Porch and the bar located in the lobby.
As for the venue itself, Stafford’s Perry Hotel has the facilities for both indoor and outdoor wedding festivities. The elegantly decorated room can seat 250 wedding guests comfortably, with room left to dance the night away on a 24-foot by 25-foot dance floor. Located just off the main lobby, the Reycraft Room is detailed with antique chandeliers, pillars and a feel of the turn of the century.
By the 1950s, the school was no longer utilized for classes and the local community formed the Five Mile Creek Community Association to promote its upkeep.
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The venue sits high atop a bluff and offers a bride and groom historical grandeur with all of today’s modern amenities.
The blissful couple and their wedding guests can enjoy taking in all of the dining and shopping that the Petoskey Gaslight District has to offer. The view of the Little Traverse Bay from this room will have wedding guests dropping their jaws in awe.