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Crooked River Lodge

6845 US 31 N, Alanson, MI 49706 (Formerly Clarion Collection)
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Our second stay at Stafford's Crooked River Lodge did not disappoint. Awarded one of my Trip Advisor "EXCELLENT SERVICE" pins. Rooms exceptionally clean. Front desk staff very helpful with arranging dinner and golf. Free Breakfast included, with food delicious and inviting. Would recommend to the most fussy travelor. Rooms nicely appointed. Amazing lobby. Wonderful view of the Indian River with... More

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

While in the area we stopped and stayed at the Lodge. very nicely decorated and nice rooms. Located right on the Crooked River in Alanson. The staff was friendly and the rates were reasonable. Next time in the area we will stop back.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Stayed two nights just to get away. The staff was very helpful and the breakfast both mornings was very good. Lots of variety. Our room was a Jacuzzi room with king bed. The balcony overlooked the river. The river was very high, so the walking paths were not available. The halls were very quiet and we did not hear anything... More

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Stayed here twice this past winter for ski weekends. The staff was so nice and helpful. Love that you can rent snow shoes for a walk around the grounds. Breakfast was wonderful and a bit different each day. We happened to stay in the same room both times we were up there - lots of room and comfortable. Would highly... More

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Au Train, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

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 April 3, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 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
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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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Address: 6845 US 31 N, Alanson, MI 49706 (Formerly Clarion Collection)
Location: United States > Michigan > Emmet County > Alanson
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Also Known As:
Crooked River Hotel Alanson
Clarion Alanson
Alanson Clarion

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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
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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