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.


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

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.”

Five-Star Experience For 30 Days

“We were transferred to Michigan for work for the summer and needed a place to live. During that period of time we were fortunate enough to find Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge to accommodate us for 30 days. We can’t even begin to thank the staff enough for the outstanding hospitality we received. Starting from the front staff Joyce, Vickey, Joy and the rest of the gals, to Kim and the girls who work in the dining area, to all the housekeeping staff and groundskeeping. They exceeded our expectations and made us feel right at home. If there was a 10 star review, they would surely receive it.”
-Michele and Dewey

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! ”