Totem Lodges has a great history of reaching out to weary travelers since 1954. Originally called and operated as The Nor-Gate Motel, right up until 2007,  now called The Totem Lodges.  

Totem Lodges is a vacation destination in Indian River, Michigan that is  conveniently located near i75, Burt Lake, Mullet Lake, the Sturgeon River and the Indian River. There is not better place to experience Northern Michigan.  All of our lodges have those cozy comforts of home including spacious tiled showers, hammered copper sinks with waterfall faucets and bathroom ceiling heat for those cold mornings! From the Hickory Cabinets and log furniture to the large quality towels, all the amenities further make those creature comforts unavoidably wonderful!

Totem Lodges is a group of seven individual mini-lodges. We are in fact a four season lodge. We do not take pets, not because we don’t love animals but the cleaning costs are prohibitive and if you have ever stayed overnight in a hotel or motel where you found pet hair or an odor it doesn’t speak well of the inn-keeper!

We believe comfort matters so we have tried to cover all the bases, our clients have told us what they would like to see. Not the ordinary or the extraordinary just Pure Michigan!