Huge rooms in a beautiful setting near Petoskey. Every room has a balcony overlooking their beautiful gardens and out onto the Crooked River.
Indoor pool (adults only from 9pm-9am!), outdoor grill, fire pit for roasting toes and marshmallows, and an exceptional breakfast selection - chef makes something scrumptious every morning plus they have yogurt, hard-boiled eggs, fruit, waffle makers, cereals and oatmeal.
We stumbled on this fabulous place during a driving trip with friends in September and were so pleased, we contacted other friends and took them back in October for the fall color change. Service is great and the place is immaculate!
This hotel has kayaks and paddle boats (with life jackets) that you can take out on the Crooked River, and in the winter they have snow shoes and I believe they said they would arrange for snowmobile rentals as well.
Only 2 negatives to report -
No refrigerators in the rooms (each floor has a microwave, ice and vending machines)
Toilets are very low with no grab bars to help you get up - we mentioned this one to management and I am confident they will have it fixed by the time we return.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Crooked River Hotel Alanson
- Clarion Alanson
- Alanson Clarion