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This was a perfect Northern Michigan stay. The room was spotless, the breakfast was great and the property was beautiful with lots to do! This was our first visit but hopefully not our last!

The location was perfect. The staff was friendly and approachable. The rooms were spacious.

Staff was friendly and helpful. Loved having the kayaks available for use and drinks throughout the day.

We liked everything. The staff was very friendly. They made us feel like we were staying with friends. We love the rustic decor. The lobby was great from the free coffee to the huge fireplace. The outdoor gas fire pit was fantastic. It put off enough heat that we could sit around it even when it was snowing. The room was spacious, clean and comforttable. The breakfasts were great.

Welcoming knowledgeable friendly staff, gorgeous appointments, beverages always available, children's playroom, adult playroom (pool, books, games, abundant comfortable seating, game tables, SCENERY from all rooms and the GREAT Gteat Room!!!! Delicious breakfast s with friendly staff! Clean!!! Nice pool and hot tub!! The list goes on!! Our 5th or 6th trip!!!

Staff were amazing. Hotel was wonderful! Got a free upgrade to a suite. Definitely will come back and recommend to others

Rooms could have used some ceiling fans. Overall great place to stay. Beautiful view!

Staff was typical Stafford's warm hospitality and very helpful. What a difference it makes! We've had several stays at the Perry in Petoskey and love it, but this was our first at the Crooked River Lodge. It was a pleasant surprise! The lobby is beautiful and the view fantastic! Very peaceful.

The lodge was very clean and Covid prepared. Breakfast was included and excellent! Kayaking was free with your stay 😎

This property has something for everyone ! Gorgeous log cabin lodge with nice swimming, hot tub, kiddie house, playroom, hot/cold delicious breakfast, helpful, friendly staff, great/clean rooms, comfortable fireplaces inside and out, proximity to Petoskey, Charlevioux, Mackinaw City, the fabulous Northwood Restaurant! We intend to return as often as we can!

Restaurant options are a little far away. Great breakfast. Gluten free bread available!!!

This was our 3rd visit to Crooked River. We brought our in laws with us who enjoyed it as much, if not more than us. We've already booked the 4 of us for our Fall trip for 3 nights. There is such great beauty instantly in the enormous lobby, common area, the fireplace, the children's play "house", the activity room upstairs, the great hot/cold breakfast, spacious rooms with fantastic view of gorgeous nature, balcony! All of us felt so comfortable and the staff was wonderful, full of information! Alanson is central from so many other places like Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island, Traverse City, Charlevoix and Petoskey!

The staff were all very friendly, lobby was gorgeous, and our room was very clean and appeared to be updated from the pictures on the internet. The free breakfast was good as well. We have no complaints and had a great stay!

Just a one night stopover, but the hotel was clean and comfortable and I would stay again if I was in the area. Breakfast is ok--not as special as some other reviews made it sound. Its nice that the pool is open 24/7 for adults.

This is the four year we have stayed here. Great location for food and wineries.

Great family retreat for the holiday get together.

Booked Stafford's literally the day before on the last weekend in July on an impromptu decision to visit Pictured Rocks. Didn't want to drive all the way to Munising from Lansing on a Friday night and decided to drive to the bridge and continue on the next day. Chain hotels just up the road in Mackinaw City were more far more expensive and had none of what Stafford's offered. We feel like we totally lucked out in finding this place. Free kayaks available on the Crooked River with a launch on property, free breakfast, 24 hour pool access for 18+ with very clean and new pool and hot tub facilities, outdoor fire pit with a fire going 24/7... Lots of detail went into making this place and the property special. Service and staff were very friendly. We dined at their restaurant in Harbor Springs and it was equally impressive. We will come again and recommend to others.

The staff were extremely friendly & helpful with local activities. The room was very clean & comfortable. Really enjoyed the fire pit every evening with other hotel guests. Very serene, peaceful location for a relaxing getaway with lots of things to do such a biking, trail walking, going to the beach etc.

I can't believe this is listed as a 2-star hotel. We loved it! New, clean; great breakfast; outdoor fire pit; great scenery in back with a pond and woods. It was our favorite hotel on our trip to Michigan.

US 31 N Alanson MI

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Crooked Lake, Stafford's Crooked River Lodge & Suites is within 3 miles (5 km) of Crooked Vine Vineyard and Winery. This 42-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs. Free toiletries are also available.


Property features

At Stafford's Crooked River Lodge & Suites, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, a gym, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include a spa tub, a business center, and free newspapers.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

River View Stairway Access Family Suite

3 Queen Beds, 1 Twin Bunk Bed, 1 Double Bed and 1 Queen Sofa Bed | Sleeps 12

Suite, 2 Bedrooms

2 King Beds and 1 Queen Sofa Bed | Sleeps 6

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Stafford's Crooked River Lodge & Suites

Everyone (5) Couples (7) Family (13)
5
Family with small children

This was a perfect Northern Michigan stay. The room was spotless, the breakfast was great and the property was beautiful with lots to do! This was our first visit but hopefully not our last!

By on Jun 20, 2022

Review comment responded on Jun 23, 2022

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad you were able to stay with us and enjoyed your time here. We look forward to having you with us again in the future.

5
Friends

The location was perfect. The staff was friendly and approachable. The rooms were spacious.

By on May 26, 2022

Review comment responded on Jun 11, 2022

Thank you for staying with us. We hope to see you again soon.

5
Family

Staff was friendly and helpful. Loved having the kayaks available for use and drinks throughout the day.

By on May 17, 2022

Review comment responded on Jun 10, 2022

Thank you for your wonderful review and kind words! We look forward to having you back again, and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay!

5
Partner Couples

We liked everything. The staff was very friendly. They made us feel like we were staying with friends. We love the rustic decor. The lobby was great from the free coffee to the huge fireplace. The outdoor gas fire pit was fantastic. It put off enough heat that we could sit around it even when it was snowing. The room was spacious, clean and comforttable. The breakfasts were great.

By on Mar 21, 2022

Review comment responded on Mar 22, 2022

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon!

5
Family

Welcoming knowledgeable friendly staff, gorgeous appointments, beverages always available, children's playroom, adult playroom (pool, books, games, abundant comfortable seating, game tables, SCENERY from all rooms and the GREAT Gteat Room!!!! Delicious breakfast s with friendly staff! Clean!!! Nice pool and hot tub!! The list goes on!! Our 5th or 6th trip!!!

By , from Brighton on Oct 7, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 9, 2021

Thank you for your gracious review! We hope to see you again!

5
Friends

Staff were amazing. Hotel was wonderful! Got a free upgrade to a suite. Definitely will come back and recommend to others

By on Apr 26, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 28, 2021

It was great to have you and the kids in the Lodge.

5
Everyone

By on Mar 26, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 6, 2021

thank you for your review. we hope to see you soon

5
Family

Rooms could have used some ceiling fans. Overall great place to stay. Beautiful view!

By on Mar 23, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 25, 2021

Thank you for staying with us and for your kind review

5
Family

Staff was typical Stafford's warm hospitality and very helpful. What a difference it makes! We've had several stays at the Perry in Petoskey and love it, but this was our first at the Crooked River Lodge. It was a pleasant surprise! The lobby is beautiful and the view fantastic! Very peaceful.

By on Feb 17, 2021

Review comment responded on Feb 17, 2021

We appreciate your great review! We're glad that you have been able to enjoy two of our three places of lodging, and we look forward to serving you again!

5
Friends

The lodge was very clean and Covid prepared. Breakfast was included and excellent! Kayaking was free with your stay 😎

By , from Lansing on Aug 7, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 19, 2020

Thank you!

Stafford's Crooked River Lodge & Suites

6845 US 31 N, Alanson, MI 49706
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