Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have Broadband Internet Access?

Yes, we have a high- speed internet connection with Wi-Fi available in all cabins. We do not charge our guests extra for this costly service.

Do you have Cable TV?

Yes, we have cable TV available in all cabins. All TVs are smart TVs and you can access any streaming channels.


What is available for purchase at the Camp store?


A variety of snack items, and kitchen essentials. We also have charcoal and fire wood for sales. We have a small selection of t-shirt and gift items.


Why should we pick Reed’s on the River?


First and foremost, we are located on the beautiful Sturgeon River and only a 4 hour drive or less from major cities in Michigan. The small town and cooler weather make Reed’s on the River a great choice for your vacation. Secondly, we have completely renovated all cabins. We have torn out everything inside and redone them all, with all new furnishings.
We hold our resort to higher standards than most cabin rentals.

As a result, you will find our cabins to be exceptionally CLEAN and tidy. If you find they aren’t, we want to know immediately as it’s our first rule, followed by an exceptional customer experience. Our cabins are also very well equipped including needed kitchen items, games for family to enjoy, cable TV and much more. The resort also offers countless activities on the grounds for our guests to enjoy.

Lastly, you should expect to have a very positive experience as we strive to make customer service one of our guiding principles. If we can do anything to make your stay more enjoyable, we will.


Where is Indian River, Michigan?


We are located off I-75 in Northern Michigan, just below the Upper Peninsula. We are about a 4 hour drive north of Detroit in the upper northeast corner of the hand.


Are there any restaurants or grocery stores close by?

There are several restaurants within a 3-5 minute drive from our resort and a grocery store directly across from the resort. Many guests like to venture a little further into quaint Petoskey to enjoy restaurants there, which is about a 30 minute drive. Please check our DINING webpage for descriptions of the various restaurants.


What does “housekeeping cabins” mean?


This simply means there is no daily housekeeping done by resort staff. We do not enter your cabin and make the beds on a daily basis. We do clean cabins and change bedding on a weekly basis if your stay is greater than one week (upon request).


Are your beds comfortable?


There is nothing worse than coming on vacation and being in a uncomfortable bed. We spent hours upon hours researching mattresses and feel like we chose one that we would have in our own home. In addition, we purchased no less than 5 pillows to find one that felt like it would be a good choice for our guests. As you would expect, a sleeper or futon are not always the most comfortable. We did choose an ez glider couch that has a 6 inch foam mattress that is extra stuffed and different than a futon in that it is attached to the frame. We looked long and hard for the most comfortable options in a couch bedding option.


What should we bring?


Shampoo & other personal toiletries. In warm weather, bring bathing suits and beach towels for swimming in the local lakes. Our cabins are equipped with everything you need to make simple meals. We recommend that you bring bug spray, sunscreen, water-shoes if you will be tubing, good hiking shoes and your camera.

Can be bring our own boat to the cabins?

Although there are many rivers and lakes in the area, the Sturgeon River is not for boating. The Sturgeon River is for kayaking, rafting and tubing. If you would like to bring a boat on your vacation, please check out our other two properties as they have plenty of space for docking your boat and access to boating rivers. You can find those two properties by following this link to our Crooked River cabin, or this link to our Crooked River cottage.

Can I bring my own kayaks?

Yes, you can bring your own kayaks, but we do ask that you not bring them on a trailer due to space restrictions on parking.


Can I bring my dog?


Yes, we are a pet-friendly resort. Please read our pet policies before making your reservation. We have a pet/dog contract on our POLICIES page that you must adhere to. The policy is very strictly enforced, so please read it thoroughly. We do require a fee for dogs ($10 per night per dog). Please abide by the rules in the contract so that we may continue to welcome dogs to our resort. NOTE: Once you have made your reservation, email us at admin@reedsontheriver.com and let us know that you are bringing your dog(s) so we can note that in your reservation file.

How many cabins do you have and how close together are they?


We have 7 cabins on one-half acre of land. Each resort cabin is located on the river and has a patio or porch facing the river. Each cabin is about 25 feet apart. Unlike many “cabin rentals”, you will not arrive and find out you are in a duplex, triplex, or condo. Our rental cabins are all individual cabins with no shared walls. Although we are on the river and the setting is serene, please note that the front of the property faces a roadway and you can hear some traffic during busier times. Because the river is set closer to the road, many resorts will experience the same thing.

Can I fish from your property?


Yes, you can fish directly from our property on the Sturgeon River. We have a few fishing poles available for use at the camp store. Check out our Fishing page to get a better idea of fishing in the area.


Do you have fireplaces?


No, we do not have fireplaces, but we do have an electric fireplace in each cabin. We also have fire pits at each of the individual cabins.

Do you have air conditioning?


No, the cabins do not have air conditioning. Although there may be a few warm days in the summer, we find that most of the days are enjoyable and opening the windows for a breeze is enough. We do have wall mounted fans in the living room and both bedrooms.

Do you have TV’s?


Yes, every cabin has a 32 inch smart TV with cable access. Although it is available, we find most people come to escape tv and phones and enjoy the fireplace or campfire and nature.


Do you have a kitchen?


Yes, 5 cabins have a 4 top stove and oven, a 7.1 cubic foot refrigerator/freezer, microwave, Keurig, silverware, glasses, dishes, pots, pans, and utensils for simple meals. However, cabins 2 and 3 have an “economy” kitchen (please refer to the rates and booking page for more information). We sanitize all the kitchen items after each stay. If you are cooking for a large group and need oversized pans, we do request that you bring them with you. We supply dish soap, paper towels, dish towels, wash cloths and salt & pepper. Please bring condiments you will need along with any special utensils. Remember – each cabin has its own charcoal grill on its back patio.


Can we check in early or out late?


We do not allow early check ins due to high frequency of turnovers and limited staff, so PLEASE do not arrive before the 4PM check in time. Late Checkout is allowed when available and must be arranged in advance.


Can we stay one night?


Yes, but usually only on weekdays. Many weekends require a 2-night minimum stay. If you can only stay for one weekend night and wish to inquire about availability, you can either check the availability yourself by clicking on the link at the top of this webpage or by emailing us at admin@reedsontheriver.com. We will accommodate you if we can.


Do you provide ice or drinking water?


The tap water is very drinkable and has a good taste. In addition, each cabin has ice cube trays.


Do the cabins have phones?


Our resort cabins do not have landline phones. Your cell phone may work from our resort depending on your provider. Verizon and ATT seem to be the best.  

Do any restaurants deliver to the cabins?

BC Pizza of Indian River will deliver pizza to the cabins. You can find their website, phone number, and address by following this link to the restaurants section of the website.


If any of your questions or concerns weren’t answered here please visit our Contact Us page linked below.