(Formally the Coach House Motel)

Welcome to the Waterway Inn of Indian River. We are located between Burt and Mullett Lakes, where you will find some of the best fishing and power boating that Northern Michigan has to offer.

Our spacious and clean rooms include free wi-fi, air-conditioning, refrigerator, flat screen TV, direct dial phone, microwave, free coffee, and all our double rooms have a gas fireplace for those cold winter nights. In addition, we have four two-bedroom rustic style mobile homes that are air conditioned and completely equipped with everything you need. Mobile homes have a minimum night stay of (2) nights and are available from mid-May to mid-October. At this time, the mobile homes are available as vacation rentals and are not set up as a monthly rental. These can only be reserved by calling Waterway Inn directly. We currently do not accommodate pets. If you are traveling with your furry family member, we suggest contacting Indian River Pet Resort for overnight boarding. 

Our shaded picnic area includes grills, picnic tables, kids swings, bonfire pit, basketball court, and horseshoe pits. Ride your ORV or snowmobile on some of Northern Michigan's best-groomed trails right from your front door.


The Waterway Inn is just 20 miles from beautiful Nub's Nob and Boyne Highlands ski resorts and close to Odawa Casino in Petoskey and Kewadin Casino in St. Ignace. We are 28 miles north of Gaylord, 30 miles south of Mackinaw City, and 21 miles east of Petoskey, which boasts some of the most unique shopping in Northern Michigan.