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.

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Lodge Amenities

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

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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.

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I Will Return!

“Staff friendliness, knowledge and helpfulness were on the same excellent service-level that I am used to receiving in Thailand. I will return during winter & 2024. I will recommend your hospitality to all of my friends & Brothers.”
-J. Beard

Sisters trip

“Beautiful building in a beautiful spot. Was on a river and they offered free kayaks, rowboat or paddle boat. Breakfast in the morning was very good. All the employees were friendly and helpful. Nice pool and hot tub area.”
-Beonifi24

Peaceful Setting, Wonderful People!

“For this leg of our visit across NW Michigan, we wanted peace and quiet in a natural setting. The Crooked River Lodge is just the place and more! The setting behind the lodge is gorgeous, with a beautiful view of the river and forests just behind the large lawn. A roaring fire pit is the focal setting for the evening and morning. In fact, you can eat breakfast outside right next to the fire if that is what you want. The breakfast is very nice with an excellent variety of offerings. But, as beautiful and nice as is the location and lodge, it’s the staff that makes the place even more special! Everyone was friendly and helpful far beyond reasonable expectations! We stopped for one night but because of the staff and the beauty, we decided to stay an extra night. Since our originally-booked room was not available for the second night, we had to change rooms. Not a problem at all though, as the staff offered to move everything over for us while we were off on our Jeep adventure! And, the second room was even nicer than the first.”
-Charles

Best lodge ever.

“I travel a lot and have lodged at a numerous places, this was by far the best. I can't say enough about how friendly and helpful the staff was. They accommodated us beyond what we expected. It's a very clean facility, the surroundings and scenery is very beautiful and peaceful. The complimentary breakfasts were great, the Artesian water that's in the faucets and showers was very refreshing and taste great. This lodge will be my choice whenever I'm in the area!! ”
-Pete

A Gem of a Retreat

“Wonderful place to stay. Staff are professional, courteous and friendly. Lobby has chilled water and tea along with hot coffee and tea choices at any time. A beautiful fire pit to enjoy that stays lit as long as you wish to enjoy. Pool and hot tub temperature are perfect. Linens are fresh and the mattress and pillows are delightful. Your room, including the bathroom is clean! They are also pet friendly.”
-brzgail