From the welcoming popcorn in the lobby to the nicely landscaped grounds and pleasant rooms, we really liked staying at the Crooked River Lodge. The website photos set up the expectation that the lodge is out in the woods when it is really beside the highway. Yet once you are on your balcony facing the river, you do feel like you are lost in the north woods. There are so many nice touches that add to the lodge experience: the paddle boats & kayaks, the wood swing, baby geese, and the fire pit. The breakfast is average and the inside decor is a little kitschy moose & fir tree themed which is easily overlooked because of the pleasant staff, convenient location, and river view. It is an easy drive into Petoskey or Harbor Springs for dinner.
- 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