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Crooked River Lodge

6845 US 31 N, Alanson, MI 49706 (Formerly Clarion Collection)
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Alanson
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Penny F Au Train, Michigan
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Au Train, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crooked River Lodge is located just north of Petoskey in Alanson, MI. We stayed one night in a standard room with two queen beds and a roll-a-way. Plenty of room to accommodate the extra bed. Beds were comfy and the room was spotless! The pool was wonderful and warm enough to enjoy! Hot tub was "hot" and well kept. Breakfast... More

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was one of the five grannies who attended the knitting retreat at the Lodge. We thoroughly enjoyed the Riverview suite and were surprised at how large it was. The service consistently exceeded my expectations. The staff were friendly, helpful and professional. The pool was warmer than what you usually find in a hotel and very clean. The hotel also... More

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Rockford, Michigan
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Five grannies loaded our weapons (aka: knitting needles) for a weekend at THE lodge in the Riverview suite. We overflowed the pool, we lounged by the TVs, drank in the views of the Crooked River, and utilized the well appointed kitchen. We loved that the breakfast came complete with a real cook who circulated amongst the guests with enthusiasm. We... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in a hot tub room. Mirror in room was dirty but tub itself was clean. Dusty also in several areas of room. The location is great if you want to go skiing or snowmobile. Lodge feel makes you feel like you are out west. The outdoor fire pit is great because it runs on gas. Usually is is on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We had a wonderful stay! The lodge is very nicely decorated with an authentic "Up North" feel and well maintained. We enjoyed the pool, which was kept at a very pleasant warm temperature, as well as the hot tub. Our family (2 adults and 2 teenagers) was comfortable in a spacious standard room on the first floor even with a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

Booked this one on a whim. Wish we stayed more than one night. Took advantage of free snowshoes to see the river trails (and swans!). Up north river views from every room. Stayed in a King bed room on the first floor. Could have fit two more friends on the pull out. Clever layout separating bedroom from living space. Room... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We stayed here after my son had read the book "The Legend of the Petoskey Stone". We wanted to get away and this turned out to be one of the best weekends we have had as a family. The hotel is clean and beautiful, inside and out. The grounds are amazing and we hiked all over (in the snow!). All... More

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Geneva, Illinois
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We stayed at this cozy lodge over New Years and could not have been happier. It is a perfect location in this beautiful area of michigan. We rented snowmobiles and this lodge is right on the trail system. The staff could not be more friendly and helpful. There are great resteraunts all around the area. Perfect spot with surrounding ski... More

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Chicago, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

This hotel was a wonderful hotel for a refreshing stay near Petosky. Alanson is a small town and should not be discredited as its own small destination. Customer service at this hotel is wonderful. The rooms are darling and the beds quite comfortable. There are two reasons I am not giving this hotel 5 stars. Both issues are in the... More

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Grand Rapids, Mi.
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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We spent one night here in this beautiful lodge. Everything here was decorated in a warm and cozy Up North style. The lobby/sitting room was so appealing with the huge fireplace, and many windows. We loved our 3rd floor 2 room suite overlooking the river. The grounds are so lovely and expansive. We wanted to take the nature walk, but... More

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Also Known As:
Crooked River Hotel Alanson
Crooked River Hotel
Clarion Alanson
Alanson Clarion
Address: 6845 US 31 N, Alanson, MI 49706 (Formerly Clarion Collection)
Location: United States > Michigan > Emmet County > Alanson
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Alanson
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stafford's Crooked River Lodge and Suites is conveniently located on US 31 just 1 mile north of Alanson and 12 miles north of Petoskey. We are also 9 miles south of the Pellston international airport. Now under Stafford's Hospitality management we have deeded access to neaby snowmobile and recreation trails and a beautiful vista of the historic Inland Waterway for every room. Newly renovated indoor pool and common areas with 40 spacious family and group friendly rooms and suites. "Your up North adventure starts here" is our promise of a unique and true experience that travelers have come to expect in this beautiful landscape we call home. Let us share our "home" with you. ... more   less 
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