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Crooked River Lodge

6845 US 31 N, Alanson, MI 49706 (Formerly Clarion Collection)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011
CherylLCarey Westland, Michigan
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Westland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

I and my friends rented three rooms for one evening, and we all enjoyed our stay very much. The rooms were very large and accomodating, we liked that we had a livingroom, bedroom, and all of the rooms had an outside balcony. The pool is at one end, and the rooms are at the other, affording quiet and privacy. The... More 

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Flint, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

We were pretty grossed out by all the animals. The huge turtle stuck in the cage was sad. It smelled bad and they had a garbage can for it to live in. Two dogs were ALWAYS in the lobby, the smallest of which kept growling at us. There was also dog hair all over the chairs in the dining room.... More 

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portland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2011

We always like to stay here when in the area. The balconies overlook the crooked river. I like the fact that there are rooms only on one side of the hall. There are also only 13 rooms per floor which makes it quiet. Breakfast was O.K.,pretty standard stuff. Pool was fine, also. Price was about right for what you get.

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Twin Lake, Michigan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2011

We have stayed now three times and enjoyed it every time. I like the super nice rooms, clean and lots pillows on the beds, you can truly relax. Great location to head to Boyne or snowmobiles, a must stop for sure!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2011

My husband and I spent 3 nights at the Crooked Creek Lodge during a ski trip last weekend. The lodge is beautifully decorated and super clean. The rates were much lower in comparison to anything in the Petoskey area. The lodge itself was very nice and is located close to several dining options in Alanson. Nothing fancy but good food.... More 

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Adrian, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2010

We found The Crooked River Lodge to be immaculate and very comfortable.My wife and I stayed there in October, 2010. We were only planning on staying one night but after checking in we decided to stay two nights. The staff are very friendly and laid back. This place is centrally located to a lot of fine country. All of the... More 

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2010

We have stayed here many times over the last year and every stay has been fantastic. I have 2 boys 15 and 10 and it is there favorite place to go also. Great pool and hot tub, very friendly and helpful staff, super clean BIG rooms and the nicest beds at a hotel I have EVER slept in. So nice... More 

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Port Hope, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

Absolutely love this place. Beautiful northwoods setting and a wonderful atmosphere. I have stayed there numerous times and have no plans to stop any time soon. The people are great and the accomadations are just the same. Like the title says, my wife and I got married in the lobby. That should say it all!

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Jacksonville, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2010

We stayed 5 nights and enjoyed our stay very much. The kitchenette allowed us to save on meal expenses.The hosts were very friendly and the rooms were well-designed with separate sleeping and living areas. The breakfast could have offered a few more items but the waffles were fine.The price was right too. We plan to return next year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2010

We stayed at the Crooked River Lodge a total of 3 nights. I love this hotel. All the rooms have a balcony overlooking a fabulous view. All the rooms have HUGE bathrooms, all are spacious with table and chairs, beds, dresser and tons of room left over. Its CLEAN no odd smells and a closet with iron and ironing board.... More 

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Address: 6845 US 31 N, Alanson, MI 49706 (Formerly Clarion Collection)
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Location: United States > Michigan > Emmet County > Alanson
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Number of rooms: 42
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Crooked River Hotel Alanson
Clarion Alanson
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