Also at French River County is a Trading Post. Native products, restaurants, and 2 motels are nearby. This is where we spent our first night. (Not in the car, as imagined).
The Hungry Bear Motel was a revelation. Clean and affordable. There was WiFi and the room had 2 double beds. It was equipped with a microwave, a mini fridge and a stove.
I would recommend this motel whenever you travel north.