Stay out of the traffic, stay with us!

We are the Interlochen Motel and we are Clean, Quiet, Comfortable and close to everything Northern Michigan has to offer. We are the closest accommodations to the world famous Interlochen Center for the Arts.  Just 10 minutes to Traverse City to the north, 20 minutes to Sleeping Bear Dunes And Lake Michigan to the west, and 15 minutes to Crystal Mountain to the south.


Enjoy the comfort of snowmobiling from your door, getting fuel one block north, and getting on the trails one block south of us. No need to trailer your sleds from place to place, the trails here will get you to the Mackinaw Bridge if that’s your desire.

Ski Crystal Mountain all day and come back for some of the best food around at Hofbrau or Boones for dinner.

There is nothing like good ice fishing and we have it! Come check out Green, Duck, or Long Lakes, just to name a few, for your limit. We get great ice on all the lakes and the lakes have a reputation for having plenty of fish.


For those of you that just like to look at how beautiful Northern Michigan is in the winter, don’t forget that we are situated in the middle of 3 enticing casinos. To the south is Little River Casino. To the north are Leelanau Sands Casino and Turtle Creek Casino. Come try your luck.

It’s going to be a great winter season with plenty to do! Visit the Interlochen Arts Academy, snowshoeing or cross country skiing at the state park or one of the many trails close by, snowmobile from your door (with a new trail that keeps you off the main road), ice fishing at Duck, Green or Long Lakes, downhill ski or cross country skiing at Crystal Mountain or go on a winter wine tasting spree.

We hope you will give us a try.

Current Specials

Contractor’s Special – Contractors receive discount when staying 3 or more nights. 

Winter Traverse City Escape Package – With your visit, receive a wide assortment of coupons on everything from dining, movies and spa services to wine purchase and entertainment. Offer valid January 5, 2018 thru April 30, 2018.

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We love staying at the Interlochen Motel, and are frequent patrons. The manager is a great, hospitable lady. She goes out of her way to make us feel welcome. That's why we keep coming back! We spend a lot of time on the patio, and usually build a fire in the fire pit or cook dinner there on the grills they provide. We would definitely recommend this motel as a great get-away.

- Jay & April

Been a fan/guest for over 8 years. The only place to stay year round in Grand Traverse area!- Having to travel to Interlochen each month this is perfect for me to be off main campus yet so close to T.C.- Clean rooms and perfect setting for a safe and restful stay.

- Deborah & Frank

Our first stay at I.M., we enjoyed the space the suite had for traveling with a toddler. Very clean. Therese made us feel so welcome & made sure we were taken care of every day. We will definitely stay with you again!

- Cheryl

I wanted to tell you how much I and my group enjoyed staying at the motel a couple of weeks ago. The next time I am in Interlochen, we will try to stay there as well. Hope ya'll (southern talk) have a wonderful summer. Tell your wife I said hello.

- Ken - Arkansas Tech MBSF

Tammy & Family,
Thanks for a great visit again. Second year we have been at the motel while attending classes at Interlochen arts, and you have made us feel even more welcome. Can't wait until next year. Thanks for making us feel special.

- Marsha

Dear Tammy,
We loved your hotel! So clean and peaceful. We both hope we can visit again.

- Laura & Wendy

This is the best place to stay. Clean and very nice owners. I have been using Interlochen Motel during my summer at Interlochen.

- A Satisfied Guest

Dear Tammy,
We loved your hotel! So clean and peaceful. We both hope we can visit again.

- Laura & Wendy

Dear Tammy,
Thank you so much for making my stay feel like home.

- Kim

Dear Tammy,
Merci, we felt so welcome the two last weeks and all that snow ...I wish you a great winter and please parents of I A A if in need of a clean,inexpensive place to stay; this is it !

- Helene & Brad Los Angeles

Dear Tammy,
Thank you for your help arranging a group of rooms for my wedding weekend. Of our family and friends who stayed with you, all were very pleased with the improvements you've made to the facility. We are glad to recommend your Motel to visitors who want to be near us in Interlochen. All the best to you and yours.

- A Satisfied Guest

Thanks for the coffee and making me so welcome.

- Ray

I look forward to next year!

- Amy

Thanks so very much for the very nice stay in your Motel. Everything was GREAT! Thanks again.

- Fred & Evelyn

Thank you for yet another wonderful stay!!

- Chris

Thank you tammy & family, it was delightful!

- Jamie

Very cute and clean, thanks.

- A Satisfied Guest

Greetings! My first visit to your motel was this week. Though obviously not the "TAJ", I do want to complement you on the cleanliness of the room. In that regard, it was nicer than some of the chains I've tried. Good job!

- Richard

Dear Tammy & Berry,
We really appreciated all that you did for us the week of Cindy & Mike's wedding at Frog Pond Village in October. Using your Motel was just perfect for us! we had so much fun!!
Thanks too, for the firewood for Friday night;s bonfire, and for the breakfast goodies. Again, thanks for your help & patience. We wish you lots of success with the Motel business. we will definitely recommend your place.

- Elaine

Thanks! We'll be back in February when our daughter gets cast.

- Kate

Dear Tammy,
Just a note to thank you for your support of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. Your contribution of rooms for our out-of-town players makes all the difference in our level of musicianship and the literature we can program on our concerts. You help us to continue to grow as an organization.
On behalf of the TSO Players Committee, Thank you!

- Jan

Thank you so much for returning the toothbrush I left during our stay in August... We had a nice stay at your motel.
Thanks again!

- Teri

Thank you so very much for finding & sending my favorite earrings. They were part of a three piece jewelry set I bought from Native Americans in Utah last year.
We enjoyed our stay at your Motel - we always enjoy being in Interlochen. That was our fifth or sixth trip there. When we return we will surely stay at your Motel....I've always appreciated honest people like yourselves. The people who go the extra mile make all the difference. Thanks again.

- Betty

Dear Tammy & Berry,
Thank you for your kindness to us at Labor Day - especially our return of Hawk's wedding ring. I still can't believe that! You worked really hard to get him out of trouble! We'll see you next time we come to Michigan!

- Barbara

Just wanted to say thanks for taking such good care of us, we really appreciated it.

- Lori & Carrie