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Making the Most of your Stay at Crooked River Lodge

Posted on July 7th, 2017
Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge and Suites is the perfect vacation spot for guests of all ages. Located in the quaint Village of Alanson along the Crooked River, guests have plenty to do during their stay. Crooked River Lodge is settled on 20 acres of land that guests are free to explore using…

Refreshed With The Guest In Mind

Posted on June 6th, 2017
Stafford’s Perry Hotel, downtown Petoskey’s only lodging property, is excited to share our major renovation project has been completed.  Twenty guest rooms in the oldest section of the hotel underwent extensive remodeling to bathrooms and climate control systems, to i…

6 Things To Do This March

Posted on March 3rd, 2017
With spring just around the corner, we are welcoming it with fabulous lodging and dining features, bringing family and fun together again. Come join us in northern Michigan for some Cabin Fever fun!
  1. Harbor Springs Restaurant WeekFriday, March 3 through Sunday, March 12
    Foodies rejoice! 10 day

Please Excuse Our Dust – We Are Refreshing With Our Guests In Mind!

Posted on March 1st, 2017
Stafford’s Perry Hotel, downtown Petoskey’s only lodging property, is excited to announce a major renovation project taking place over the winter of 2017.  Twenty guest rooms in the oldest section of the hotel are undergoing extensive remodeling to bathrooms and climate control syst…

Titanic Dinner – A First Class Dining Event

Posted on February 16th, 2017
All aboard! You are cordially invited to take a step back in time and join us for an evening of history & first class dining on Saturday, April 8 (6 pm).  As a guest of this dinner, you will enjoy butlered hors d’ oeuvres, a six course meal, live music by Bay Shore Strings, costumed server…

A Guest Blog Post – Why We Love The Crooked River Lodge

Posted on September 29th, 2016
We aren’t Disney people or waterpark people. We are nature people. We like hikes, kayaks and lakes. So when my husband turned 40, we knew we had to take our son (who is 6) and go up north to celebrate – and we knew we wanted to stay in a place the whole family could have fun. We were looking for low-key and…

103 Things To Do In Northern Michigan This Fall

Posted on September 21st, 2016
Are you ready for Mother Nature’s fantastic color show in northern Michigan? It’s coming soon! Whether you are here to visit or live here year-round, check out our list of 103 Things To Do This Fall. Alanson Area
1. Feed the fish in our pond, explore and hike our 20 acres, splash in our pool…

Sip. Savor. See. Stay.

Posted on September 9th, 2016
Immerse yourself in the beauty that is fall. The crisp air, the colorful trees and all things pumpkin. There is so much to enjoy during the fall season in northern Michigan, we hope you can find time to sip, savor and see a few of our favorites with a relaxing stay. Sip
Do yourself a favor and taste & to…

Retreat. Reflect. Renew.

Posted on August 18th, 2016
Relax & rejuvenate during a weekend retreat at Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge & Suites. Come as you are! The weekend includes:
  • 2 nights lodging
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Friday night welcome reception
  • Water color mandala
  • Gentle yoga
  • Healthy meal prep with Stafford’s chef
  • Lun