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Crooked River Lodge

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2.5 of 5
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6845 US 31 N, Alanson, MI 49706 (Formerly Clarion Collection)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Northville, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Favorite with friends in Quaint "up north" Stafford hotel. Friendly staff, clean accommodations. Family friendly, pet friendly. Great golfing in nearby Hidden River Golf course. Breakfast good. Lodge atmosphere. Highly recommend. Fishing and kayaking in accessible crooked River.

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Byron Center, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved staying here and hope to do so again! The lodge manager was so friendly and extremely helpful! She definitely showed she loved her job through her actions! The lodge and grounds were gorgeous and the rooms were spacious and clean! The outdoor fireplace and seating area was a hit for several guests! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

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Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

What an absolutely wonderful place! We booked this trip at the last minute before Valentine's day and President's day weekend because our previous reservation at another local hotel got screwed up. We were told that we'd probably have to change rooms (we were staying for 3 nights on a ski weekend, so we had a lot of gear) but when... More 

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Lexington, KY
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We enjoyed every minute of our stay at Crooked River Lodge from our comfortable room with a huge jacuzzi tub to the friendly service to the hot buffet breakfast to the free snowshoes they offered for touring the area. The lobby is warm, cozy, and inviting with a big fireplace and comfortable furniture and they also have a separate game... More 

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Indian River, Michigan, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Went for a swimming birthday party..............all the staff were very friendly. Property very clean! Pool was very clean and the waterfall was awesome! There was fresh popcorn in lobby and plenty of changing rooms by the pool.

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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A true up north getaway with an unsurpassed welcome. Our room was comfortable and cozy, the breakfast was really tasty with excellent coffee and the view of northern Michigan covered in snow was beautiful. Stafford's has hospitality down pat! This hotel is close to world class skiing and golfing. You can drive around the area to explore Harbor Springs, Petoskey... More 

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Saint Ignace, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Prior to booking a stay at this "lodge", review the pet policy which is strictly enforced by the "nazi like" management. The pet fee is $55.00 daily and the restrictions are such that your pet needs to remain under "lock and key" and the pet "rest area" is between the parking lot and busy US 31. Be very careful. Other... More 

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S Reginald S, Owner at Crooked River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Traveler. As always we sincerely appreciate your patronage of Stafford's Crooked River Lodge and sharing your experience for the followers of trip advisor. One point of correction for your comments is that we do not charge a daily dog fee. $55 covers a stay of up to 5 nights. As this is the one property under our management where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We thought we were going to stay at Boyne with our Bluegreen 'vacation preview'. For whatever reason, they sent us 21 miles down the road to this property. Long story short, we WILL be back to the Crooked River Lodge...and avoiding Boyne. Beautiful property, lots of activities for all ages (snowshoes and cross country skis, game room, swimming pool, kayaks... More 

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Frankfort, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Just returned from Crooked river lodge, hotel was beautiful and well run. Staff was very friendly and went out of the way to be accommodating. Rooms were clean and larger than expected. Would recommend the hotel highly. Thanks For The Great Stay.

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Haslett, Michigan
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Just came back from a quick trip up north. We were with a group of other families and booked several rooms at the Crooked River Lodge (about 20 minutes from the ski resorts). We could not have had a better experience. Our room was bigger than we expected, plenty of space for two adults and two kids. It also had... More 

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