The Hometown Inn address is ideally located just off Interstate 75 near many demand generators including dining options and recreational activities. The hotel is located halfway between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. It is also near the center of the famed “Inland Waterway”, a 42 mile stretch of crystal clear rivers and lakes. Several beaches and sandy play areas can be found along the waterway as well as stops for gas, food and drink, dining and a few of the best State Parks in Michigan, all providing easy access for boaters.
The Hometown Inn is a two-story, interior corridor, limited-service facility with 42 rooms and suites. It was built in 1999 and is situated on 10.48 acres of land. The gross building area is 29,286 sf. The roof is quarter-pitch and of asphalt shingle. The guest parking lot is paved and striped and will also accommodate semi’s with electric plugins, snowmobile, boat, and ATV trailers. Hotel amenities include lobby w/fireplace and guest registration area, swimming pool and spa, breakfast room, conference room, business center, fitness center, and guest laundry. Guest rooms include king, double queen, and two-room suites. Features include electronic entry locks, telephone, 32” flat screen television w/cable, coffee maker, microwave, mini fridge and high-speed wireless Internet access.
The Hometown Inn benefits from its prime location on the east side of Interstate 75, exit 310; a popular destination for travelers wishing to visit the National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods. The hotel could easily be converted to a national franchise, thereby expanding its advanced reservations and as a result, drive higher occupancy. The closest franchised hotels are located at Gaylord, Mackinaw City, and Petoskey, each about a 30 minute drive.
Indian River is an ATV, motorcycle, and snowmobile friendly community with easy legal access to lodging, dining, gas and downtown shopping. There are many golf courses and other activities in the area. However the major attraction is the National Shrine of Cross in the Woods, the largest crucifix in the world – 55 feet tall and 22 feet wide – carved from a single redwood tree and stands as the centerpiece of this Catholic shrine in the woods of northern Michigan. The bronze figure of Jesus Christ that is attached to the cross weighs about 14,000 pounds and is the work of the famous sculptor Marshall Fredericks.