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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.

I was pleasantly surprised with Staffords Crooked River Lodge! The room was very big and spacious! Each room has a private door with balcony, chairs and table. Overlooks the beautiful river. We stayed during the winter so it was neat to see all the snow. You can rent or use snow shoes for free. They have a wonderful propane fireplace with chairs set up outside. Very cozy and friendly. Perfect cabin atmosphere. Descent free breakfast, they also have popcorn they pop fresh so at any time you can go grab a bag. The pool is open 24 hours for adults, which was an awesome amenity I thought. The staff was great and helpful. My only complaint was our neighbors would slam their door all night long as they were going in and out and every time it woke me up. I got pretty mad a couple times but it wasnt the hotels fault. Harbor Springs and Petoskey are just a short drive away so I would say the hotel location was great. Great location and we had a great time. I will return!

We had a wonderful time snowshoeing, hiking and sitting by the fire. The location is beautiful, albeit a short drive from Petoskey and Harbor Springs. The rooms are spacious and the hotel staff wonderful. Excellent breakfast and wonderful outdoor amenities. The only downside was noise in the hallways. I will definitely return and recommend it to friends.

Family ski weekend getaway. The hotel staff was friendly and helpfully. The rooms are large and clean. The kids had a time at the pool.

Room was neat and clean. Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Pool is reconditioned and in great shape with a new waterfall. Nature trails, a fishing landing, snowmobile trails and rentals are now available. Really nice complimentary breakfast. Here's an example of the service, I went to go swimming and before even I saw the desk clerk, he came around the corner with his hand extended, presenting me with a pool towel before I could ask.

We loved the lodge look of this place and the room was generously sized and very comfortable. Sadly, the desk staff informed us they were closing in 6 weeks. We enjoyed our stay.

Slept & checked out the pool; spent rest of time in the Petoskey-Charlevoix-Traverse City area.

US 31 N Alanson MI

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool

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

Stafford's Crooked River Lodge & Suites offers an indoor pool, a spa tub, 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 business center, free newspapers, and a terrace.

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 (6) Family (11)
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!

5
Family Friends

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!

By on Feb 9, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 14, 2020

Thank you for your kind review.

5
Family Family

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

By on Dec 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 2, 2019

We apologize for the dinner options inconvenience, we are happy to hear that didn't put a damper on your stay. We hope you visit again soon!

5
Family

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!

By on Feb 12, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 12, 2019

We are so thrilled to hear you had an amazing experience here with us at the Crooked River Lodge! We are happy to hear you have future reservations with us also! We look forward to your trip with your family here with us in the fall!

5
Everyone

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!

By , from Fremont, OH on Sep 29, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 9, 2018

We thank you for all your positive feedback and are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! We hope you visit with us again soon!

4
Everyone

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.

By on Aug 15, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 27, 2018

We are happy you had a comfortable stay with us, and we hope to see you again soon!

5

great location

Everyone

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

By , from Constantine, Mi. on Sep 2, 2017

Stafford's Crooked River Lodge & Suites

6845 US 31 N, Alanson, MI 49706
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