Welcome To Stafford's Crooked River Lodge & Suites

Nestled in Alanson on the picturesque Crooked River on the historic Inland Waterway, Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge is a family-friendly hotel and open year round, featuring an indoor pool and hot tub and is within arms reach to river and recreational activities.


Each room receives complimentary breakfast and has access to complimentary snow shoes, kayaks, hiking trails and more.

The River House Vacation Rental

Spacious house for families or small groups. Enjoy all the benefits of staying at the Lodge including pool, breakfast, outdoor fire pit and nature trails.

Relaxed & Enjoyed

“Food for breakfast delicious, enjoyed the outside fireplace, took a nature walk, got to see the guest house with our friends.The pool and whirlpool looked so inviting.The decor was so cool and fitting.”

Wonderful Stay!

“My husband and I needed a place to spend the night on a cold, wintry evening drive from Marquette to Traverse City. There’s not much open this time of year, but even if there were, it’s hard to imagine finding a place as welcoming and charming as this! Room was large and quiet, view out back lovely in the snow, breakfast ample, desk staff very helpful. Highly recommend! ”

Family Friendly Fun

“Stafford's River Lodge is family-friendly with a homey feel. They offer free popcorn, hot chocolate, and items to borrow for playing in the snow. The great room is beautiful with a huge fireplace and comfy seating. Breakfast was delicious and had all that one would expect.”
-Mary O