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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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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Alanson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
kentuckygal53 Lexington, KY
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lexington, KY
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We started a Christmas holiday tradition in 2013 and continued in 2014. CRL is a warm and inviting lodge surrounded by trees and the Crooked River. The giant main area has gorgeous wood, sumptuous couches, a cozy fireplace, and at Christmas time a giant tree with all the trimmings. The rooms are north woods comfy but far from extravagant. The... More 

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Scottville, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We were here last week for a quilt retreat. The staff, rooms, and grounds were in tip top form. We used the free kayaks one day and enjoyed the warm outside fire in the evening. This is our third time here and highly recommend it to our friends and family.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Wonderful lodge. Beautiful setting, great hotel staff. The only thing is walls paper thin, hear everything. But very back woods lodge decor, and great continenental breakfast. Would highly recommend and I would stay again. Fantastic price compared to other hotels!

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