Welcome to Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge

Nestled on the picturesque Crooked River along the historic Inland Waterway in Alanson, our family friendly hotel is a destination for year-round fun. Featuring an indoor pool, a hot tub, and a brand-new Tesla Connector, among a long list of services and amenities, there is plenty of recreation on site and easy access to the river and other local activities.


Lodge Amenities

A stay at our lodge includes complimentary breakfast, and all guests have access to complementary snowshoes, kayaks, hiking trails, our new Tesla Connector, 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.


Our First Impression: AMAZING!

“My college aged daughter and teenage son want to come back again and again. It was so nice to kayak, hike, sit around the fire, play games in the loft....it was the perfect weekend away!”

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! ”

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.”

I Just Love Staying Here!

“It is so clean, beautifully decorated, everyone is friendly and courteous. The breakfast is great. The pool and jacuzzi are relaxing/clean. Love the location. The bon fires are warm and it is beautiful at night seeing the stars, smelling the wonderful Northern air! I have stayed there three times already and have relaxed and enjoyed my stay each time. Keep up the great work and effort! ”
-Kathleen C