A Hidden Oasis Awaits

Experience elegance, family fun, and nature's wonders!

If you’re searching for the ultimate getaway spot that’s both posh and perfect for families – discover Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge. Nestled along the scenic Crooked River, part of Michigan’s historic Inland Waterway, this place is a hidden gem waiting to be explored.

Picture this: 30 acres of serene landscape surrounded by evergreens and hardwoods. It’s not just a lodge; it’s a slice of up north paradise, and property manager Vickey Kasuske is here to tell you it’s the best of the best. “I do believe that we have the best that Northern Michigan has to offer right here at the Lodge” she said.

Each room features breathtaking views all year round. Balconies facing the river turn into bird-watching platforms in spring, witness boats cruising by in summer, enjoy the vibrant autumn foliage, and marvel at the sun’s reflection on crystallized ice in winter.

But hold on – this isn’t your average hotel for a simple snooze. According to Kasuske, “Crooked River Lodge is space for families to reconnect, build memories, and meet fellow travelers.” Imagine private spaces for quiet moments and communal areas for mingling, like the outdoor firepit with river view or the loft room with a pool table, board games, card tables, a lending library, and a massive flatscreen TV.

Prepare for an adventure-filled stay at Crooked River Lodge! Whether you’re an angler, water enthusiast, hiker, snowmobiler, or skier, the excitement begins right at your doorstep. After a day of outdoor thrills, retreat to the comfort of your chosen room or suite. For larger groups seeking the ultimate getaway, The River House awaits, offering ample space for boats, snowmobiles, bikes, and all the gear you need to amplify your adventure.

Discover the allure of Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge, a delightful retreat nestled among the trees, this all-season destination offers amenities galore all at the doorstep of your Northern Michigan adventures.

There’s more to enjoy!

  • Complimentary hot continental breakfast
  • 24-hour indoor pool and hot tub for guests 18+
  • Boat slips on site
  • Complimentary kayaks and paddleboats
  • Complimentary firepit and BBQ grill
  • Complimentary sleds, tubes and snowshoes
  • Tesla connector
  • Complimentary fish food for the pond
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Travel Tip
For the lovebirds, go for the Romance Package – mixed seasonal flowers, a bottle of champagne, and Kilwins truffles await you in your room upon arrival. Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge is not just a stay; it’s an experience you won’t forget!

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