Planning Your Visit & Lodging

Mallory-Towsley Center for Arts Leadership

We're delighted that you're interested in taking a course with Interlochen College of Creative Arts. Whether you're joining us for the afternoon or staying with us for an entire week of classes, we welcome your visit. 

Located in scenic northern Michigan, our 1,200-acre campus is surrounded by nature and nestled between two lakes. Just a short drive from vacation hotspot Traverse City, Interlochen is in the heart of an area where people come to relax and reset. It's the perfect place to focus on yourself and your art. Come and experience it for yourself.

Interlochen Center for the Arts offers a variety of on-campus lodging accommodations. Our lakeside Stone Hotel, Nature Cabins, Heritage Lodges, and Penn Colony units are the perfect locations for Interlochen guests and visitors. Best of all, proceeds help support student scholarships.

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Getting to Interlochen Center for the Arts

By Air:

Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City (TVC) is about 15 miles from Interlochen Center for the Arts.

For shuttle service from the airport to Interlochen, please call 231.276.7200 at least 24 hours before your flight. Rental cars are also available at the airport.

By Car:

Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 S. M-137 Hwy.
Interlochen, MI 49643

Crystal Mountain Resort (20 minute drive time, located in scenic Benzie County) 
12500 Crystal Mountain 
Thompsonville, MI 49683

Interlochen Motel (3 minute drive time, located in the village of Interlochen)
(231) 276-9291
2275 M-137
Interlochen, MI 49643

Park Place Hotel (30 minute drive time, located in downtown Traverse City) 
(231) 946-5000 
300 East State Street 
Traverse City, MI 49684

Baymont Inn & Suites (15 minute drive time, located near the Grand Traverse Mall) 
(231) 933-4454 
2326 US 31 South 
Traverse City, MI 49684

Fairfield Inn & Suites (15 minute drive time, located near the Grand Traverse Mall) 
(231) 922-7900 
3701 North Country Drive 
Traverse City, MI 49684

Econo Lodge (12 minute drive time, located between Traverse City and Interlochen) 
(231) 943-3040 
1065 M 37 Highway 
Traverse City, MI 49684

Turtle Lake Campground (15 minute drive time, located in Benzie County)
(231) 275-7353
854 Miller Road
Beulah, MI 49617

Traverse City KOA Holiday (15 minute drive time, located in Buckley)
(231) 269-3203
9700 M-37
Buckley, MI 49620

You may also find these local resources helpful as you make your arrangements: 
Traverse City Chamber of Commerce


Stone Cafeteria

College of Creative Arts students are welcome to dine in our Stone Cafeteria, which is on the south side of campus. Meal are included with on-campus lodging accommodations. For those staying off campus, individual meal tickets can be purchased at the Stone Hotel front desk. 

Stone Cafeteria offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner—with hot and cold food bar options. We also provide vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options at every meal.

The Melody Freeze

This is a great spot to grab coffee drinks, cold beverages, ice cream, and other simple food fare like bagels, fruit cups, yogurt, pizza, and nachos. 

Mallory-Towsley Center for Arts Leadership (MTCAL)

Our building provides a kitchen with a full-size refrigerator, microwave, and dining area for those who wish to bring their own meals. We also offer complimentary coffee, tea, soda, water, and light refreshments.  


There are also several locally-owned restaurants and eateries off-campus:

Designated parking lots line the east and north boarders of Interlochen's main campus. 

Most classes occur in the Mallory-Towsley Center for Arts Leadership (MTCAL) building, located on the north side of campus. Parking in lot S, T, or U is recommended. 

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Interlochen Center for the Arts is just 15 miles southwest of Traverse City. The area regularly receives accolades and recognition for its natural beauty, food and wine, and arts and culture.

But don't let us tell you. Here's what the experts say:

Health and Safety

The safety and well-being of the Interlochen Center for the Arts community are always our first priority. Learn more about our COVID-19 guidelines.

Please note that Interlochen Center for the Arts is a smoke-free and weapon-free campus.