Location: Alanson, MI

Northern Cairn - Alanson, MI 

While tuition does not include food and lodging, we have lodging discount arrangements with the Northwoods Lodge in Indian River, about four miles from the classroom, and the Super 8 in Petoskey, Michigan, about 17 miles from the classroom. There are many VRBO options in the area to choose from as well. Call to ask for their Northern Cairn student rates when booking.

Lodging options:
Stargate Motel, Indian River, MI
(231) 238-7371
RMI Northern Cairn students receive 30% off

Northwoods Lodge, Indian River, MI
RMI Northern Cairn discount available

Super 8 Petoskey, Petoskey, MI

Burt Lake State Park, Indian River, MI

Available for camping May – October. You will need the $30 Michigan passport for state parks if you are from out of state. Passport is available for purchase upon arrival.

Northern Carin is a year-round resort area and lodging is scarce no matter what season, be sure to book early.  Please note, while Remote Medical International Northern Cairn provides this helpful information, we do not facilitate lodging arrangements. The rates at these group settings can be as low as $25/day, for groups of six or more. 

The Northern Cairn course facility does not provide meals. Indian River is a small community nearby with several dining options. Petoskey is larger with a Meijer, Walmart, Grain Train Natural Food Market, among others.  The Northern Cairn facility includes a refrigerator and microwave for lunches and beverages.

Students are responsible for their own transportation. The Remote Medical International Northern Cairn classroom is located in Alanson, MI, about four hours from Detroit (DTW), three hours from Grand Rapids (GRR) or 35 minutes from Pellston (PLN) airport. The best way to arrive is by driving a personal vehicle or by renting a car from the airport upon arrival. 

Surrounding Airports:
Pellston Regional Airport
Pellston, MI
Small regional airport with on-site car rental
35 minutes from Alanson, MI

Cherry Capital Airport
Traverse City, MI
Small regional airport with on-site car rentals
Two hours from Alanson

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
Detroit, MI
Major Airport with on-site car rentals
Four hours from Alanson

Gerald R Ford International Airport
Grand Rapids, MI
Large regional airport
3.5 hours from Alanson

Northern Cairn does not offer Wi-Fi for student use. Cell phone service is limited at best as this is a rural location.

Northern Cairn is located in rural Michigan. There is ample opportunity for hiking, fishing, and various watersports.

Northern Cairn is not wheelchair accessible but welcomes service animals.  

Smoking is limited to the designated smoking area.