Indian Trail Lodge - Traverse City MI

Address: 2891 Munson Ave
City: Traverse City
State: MI
Zip: 49685
County: Grand Traverse
Number of visits to this page: 1985
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General Information:

This one gets complicated. There were a few places/addresses known as Indian Trail Lodge in Traverse City. I will document what I have on them here, even though it may end up they were separate and distinct.

There are old post card views of Indian Trail Lodge which show a large rooming house or mansion. I am not sure where that structure was or if it was eventually replaced by what came later. Then we have 877 Munson Ave. It was known as Indian Trail, Cross Creek (the most recent), and Traverse Beach Motel and Condominium.

The odd thing is I found a multi-story building on the historical street views at that location that doesn't look like the old Indian Lodge. Or, what I have the most info on, the version at 2891 Munson Ave (built in 1967), an address that no longer exists. There is ANOTHER structure show on the 1999 aerial of 877 that looks like it could have been the one at 2891, according to the post card photos. Were the addresses on Munson Ave re-numbered at some point? Perhaps.

For now I will just post what I have and keep on the lookout for more definitive info as I go along. The 1980 photos show the office/restaurant/lounge/banquet hall in the foreground closer to the road.

Info Updates:
6/21/2024 - Nancy Mininger
I don’t know why I looked this up today, but I found your page. I actually worked at the Indian Trail Lodge at the front desk. Don’t remember what year I started I wasn’t there. I’m sure for a full year. The son Walt was very nice, as was his son. His parents were not very friendly people, and neither was his sister. The parents lived in a house next-door if I remember correctly left of the hotel if you’re facing the bay. I worked at the convention visitors Bureau, in reservations and information for over a decade. The saying is half your pay as of you of the bay and that’s pretty much true. I actually had a view of the bay from my desk. My youngest son was back home to visit several weeks ago and said things have gotten crazy expensive and that people are having dead rent places in Bel Air because it’s too expensive in TC. Maybe I should’ve kept my house and just rented it out!
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Indian Trail Lodge - Great Sign With Office In Background
Great Sign With Office In Background
Indian Trail Lodge - 2891 Munson Ave
2891 Munson Ave
Indian Trail Lodge - 2891 Munson Ave
2891 Munson Ave
Indian Trail Lodge - 2891 Munson Ave
2891 Munson Ave
Indian Trail Lodge - Vintage Postcard
Vintage Postcard
Indian Trail Lodge - Vintage Postcard
Vintage Postcard
Indian Trail Lodge - Vintage Postcard
Vintage Postcard
Indian Trail Lodge - 877 Munson Ave - Now Demolished Cross Creek
877 Munson Ave - Now Demolished Cross Creek
Indian Trail Lodge - 877 Munson Ave - Now Demolished Cross Creek
877 Munson Ave - Now Demolished Cross Creek
Indian Trail Lodge - 1980 - Indian Trail Lodge Close To Water
1980 - Indian Trail Lodge Close To Water
Indian Trail Lodge - 1980 - Indian Trail Lodge Close To Water
1980 - Indian Trail Lodge Close To Water
Indian Trail Lodge - Original Version Of Indial Lodge - Address Unkown
Original Version Of Indial Lodge - Address Unkown
Indian Trail Lodge - Original Version Of Indial Lodge - Address Unkown
Original Version Of Indial Lodge - Address Unkown
Indian Trail Lodge - Vintage Postcard
Vintage Postcard
Indian Trail Lodge - Vintage Postcard
Vintage Postcard
Indian Trail Lodge - Vintage Postcard
Vintage Postcard
Indian Trail Lodge - Interesting Modification Of Address On Postcard
Interesting Modification Of Address On Postcard
Indian Trail Lodge - Rear Of Postcard 2891 Address
Rear Of Postcard 2891 Address
Indian Trail Lodge - 1999 Historical Aerial
1999 Historical Aerial
Indian Trail Lodge - 1967 Ad On Opening Of 2891
1967 Ad On Opening Of 2891
Indian Trail Lodge - April 1994 Traverse Beach Motel And Condo
April 1994 Traverse Beach Motel And Condo
Indian Trail Lodge - Jan 1977 Ad
Jan 1977 Ad
Indian Trail Lodge - Jul 1975 Article
Jul 1975 Article
Indian Trail Lodge - June 1977 Indian Trail Ad
June 1977 Indian Trail Ad
Indian Trail Lodge - June 27 1927 Ad For Original Lodge
June 27 1927 Ad For Original Lodge
Indian Trail Lodge - June 9 1967 Grand Opening Of 2891
June 9 1967 Grand Opening Of 2891
Indian Trail Lodge - Mar 1980 Ad - Restaurant For Sale
Mar 1980 Ad - Restaurant For Sale
Indian Trail Lodge - Year 1 Anniversary Of 2891 Location
Year 1 Anniversary Of 2891 Location
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