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Artemisia - a Forest Retreat on Lake Superior

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Windy day on Lake Superior, in front of the guest house

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Last updated: 11/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Calumet cottage description

Two bedrooms (1 queen, 2 twins) plus full-sized futon in the living room. Fully equipped kitchen. Screened picnic gazebo, campfire ring, spectacular sunsets over the lake. Enclosed sun porch facing the lake, wooden swing and hammocks for outdoor relaxing. Beach is a favorite of rock hounds. Adjacent to McLain State Park. Wildlife viewing.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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          • Sunroom: 1 double

            Full size airbed available, summers - not heated...moreless

          • Living Room/Dining Room: 1 double

            full-sized futon sofa...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1) Dual - one side is firmer than the other, Twin or Single Beds (2), Full-sized Sofa/Futons (1), full-sized airbed available (1)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Towels and soap provided, sink and large mirror...moreless

          • Toilet, sink, shower. Towels and soap provided.

          Other Amenities

              • Access to the beach is by a steep stairway in front of the owner's cottage. Please follow all posted rules for your safety and the well-being of the property. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Games

              Theme

                  • Away From It All

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Lakefront:

                        Property is in the woods, on a bluff above the shore of Lake Superior. Beach access varies with seasons....moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting
                      • Hunting Big Game
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                      • Skiing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Spelunking
                      • Swimming
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        Room for 6 at the table, using benches in addition to the four chairs...moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 4 people

                      General

                      • Parking Off Street:

                        off road, next to the cottage...moreless

                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                        No large RVs or trailers, narrow dirt driveway....moreless

                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Pots, pans, dishes, glassware, utensils, storage containers...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Pantry Items:

                        Salt and pepper, dish soap and cleaning supplies, paper towels, toilet paper...moreless

                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Bicycles:

                        You are welcome to bring your own. Check the Visitor's Center for trail information....moreless

                      • Gazebo:

                        Screened picnic gazebo...moreless

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        You are welcome to bring your own. Steep stairway to the lakeshore. ...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Wooden swings, hammocks, lawn chairs, fire-ring...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Charcoal grill with grill tools ...moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Discover
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.5
                      from 8 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $125
                      $750

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      Please email me with the information highlighted in Yellow on your Rental Agreement. Artemisia is a sanctuary - no hunting or hunting related activities are permitted. ArtemisiaUP@verizon.net


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 11/15/2014
                      Check availability
                      23 Available
                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
                      23 Selected dates
                       

                      Location

                      • Michigan House Cafe & Brew Pub

                        "Simple local fare. Fun, old-time ambiance. Local beers."

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                      • Keweenaw National Historical Park

                        "The "park" is spread out across the region with headquarters in Calumet. I LOVE the new muse..."

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                      • Pasty Fest 2013

                        "Every year in late June, "Main Street Calumet" hosts Pasty Fest at Agassiz Park. Check http..."

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                      • Toni's Country Kitchen

                        "One of the few places that serves breakfast. The fresh breads are wonderful and they make on..."

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                      • Amy J's Pasty

                        "Only open a few days a week. Stop in if they are open! Her pasties are my favorites and many..."

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                      • Copper World

                        "A must for travelers looking for sourvenirs --- good stuff, not much in the way of trinkets...."

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                      • Cafe Rosetta

                        "One of the few places where you can hook into free WiFi in the area. Large selection of teas..."

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                      • Cyberia Cafe

                        "Lots of space for folks coming in to use the Wifi, free with purchase of a beverage or sweet..."

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                      • Quincy Mine and Hoist : Keweenaw National Historical Park

                        "Do take the whole tour! The underground portion is not THAT scary and totally safe. For thos..."

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                      • Calumet Mercantile & General

                        "Best fudge in the area, made fresh on the premises. GREAT selection of salt-water taffy - yo..."

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                      • Calumet Theatre

                        "DO pay for the self-guided tour of this grand old opera house. There is a great photo displa..."

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                      • McLain State Park Campground

                        "Lovely place to camp but be prepared for cool winds off Lake Superior. Nice walking trails, ..."

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                      • Carmelitas

                        "I was skeptical and put off going to a Mexican restaurant in the UP but I was pleasantly sur..."

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                      • The Jampot

                        "Closed on Sundays because this fabulous bakery is run by monks. When they close for the wint..."

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                      • Agassiz Park

                      • Michigan Tech Trails and Nara Nature Park

                        "Just outside of Houghton you have two choices - the wooded paths of the main nature trail or..."

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                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      CMX - Hancock/Houghton County Airport
                      7 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      U.S. 41
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      McLain State Park

                      Car: Necessary

                      Adjacent to McLain State Park - camping, ranger programs, hiking, beachcombing for agates and other semi-precious stones, picnics. Seven miles from historic Calumet and Keweenaw National Historic Park.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2010

                      About the owner: Hi, welcome to Artemisia, named for a Greek Goddess of the forest. I grew up in southern Michigan, enjoying many a summer getaway to my grandmother's place in the U.P., where she was born. I live most of the year in southern California where I work as a community college professor. But I spend as much time as possible at Artemisia where I enjoy the cool, fresh air, sounds of the waves crashing onto the rocky beach and birds singing in the trees. Regardless of how busy I am doing chores during the day I have made it my ritual to enjoy some hammock time to watch the sunset over the lake. I have trained the chipmunks to take peanuts from my hand, just as my grandfather did. I consider Artemisia to be my sanctuary and look forward to sharing it with others who marvel at the adventure of living in the wilderness as I do. This is the place I've been coming to in my meditations for over 20 years and now I feel blessed to be able to come here to experience the magic of the forest and the great lake in person.

                      Why the Owner Chose Calumet:
                      I was able to buy the property from relatives recently and have been rehabilitating the two cottages and shoring up the sandy lakeshore bluff. This region was home to my ancestors when they came into the U.S. from Quebec and I've enjoyed studying the history of the many immigrant groups who were drawn here for the copper mining boom of the late 1800's. My cottage was my grandmother's; the guest house was home to her dear friend, a retired priest. I've uncovered many a treasure in cleaning out the basements, sheds and garages. Some are on display in the guest house.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      This is truly a site of beauty, spirit, and rejuvenation. It is breezy most days, each sunset is a work of art, and the beach is rich with agates and other semi-precious stones. Some days the great lake is as smooth as glass and on others it is wild and intimidating. We've had every sort of animal visitor. I'm fine with them visiting as long as they stay outdoors! You can go for days without seeing another soul...unless of course you want to. I've put in Satellite Wi-Fi but have eschewed the telephone and television. The guest house library is stocked with books about the history and wildlife of the region as well as an assortment of books about world religions and spiritual practices. A writing desk encourages you to take time to write. Tie a hammock to a couple of trees and contemplate the forest or look across to the lake. When its not too windy a campfire is a great place to gather with friends. Our picnic gazebo was built to allow outdoor dining during the 'buggy' times. There are beautiful drives and hiking trails nearby, old mines to explore, historical buildings, friendly shops and cafes, berry picking (late summer), and in autumn, the fantastic display of Fall Color in the trees.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                      Links to more information:

                       

                      Photos

                      • Windy day on Lake Superior, in front of the guest house

                        Windy day on Lake Superior, in front of the guest house

                      • Lakeside near sunset

                        Lakeside near sunset

                      • Living/dining/games room leads to twin bedroom and sun porch

                        Living/dining/games room leads to twin bedroom and sun porch

                      • Plenty of room to relax

                        Plenty of room to relax

                      • Queen bedroom. Dresser and small closet. Lake and forest views.

                        Queen bedroom. Dresser and small closet. Lake and forest views.

                      • Lots of seating for viewing the lake on cool days, and a spot for writers

                        Lots of seating for viewing the lake on cool days, and a spot for writers

                      • Hammock time

                        Hammock time

                      • Edge of the bluff between the two cottages

                        Edge of the bluff between the two cottages

                      • Deer enjoying new growth near McLain State Park

                        Deer enjoying new growth near McLain State Park

                      • Rain over the lake at sunset

                        Rain over the lake at sunset

                      • Sunrise turns the entire sky salmon many a morning

                        Sunrise turns the entire sky salmon many a morning

                      • A bluejay visits in November - give him some peanuts!

                        A bluejay visits in November - give him some peanuts!

                      • Your retreat in the woods at the edge of Lake Superior

                        Your retreat in the woods at the edge of Lake Superior

                      • Fully equipped kitchen - no garbage disposal or dishwasher though!

                        Fully equipped kitchen - no garbage disposal or dishwasher though!

                      • Our permanent collection of games and books plus a 'leave one/take one' box.

                        Our permanent collection of games and books plus a 'leave one/take one' box.

                      • Twin bedroom (2nd bed not shown)

                        Twin bedroom (2nd bed not shown)

                      • Bathroom with shower. Towels and hand soap provided.

                        Bathroom with shower. Towels and hand soap provided.

                      • Screened picnic gazebo

                        Screened picnic gazebo

                      • The 'fortress' being built on the bluff to keep the houses out of the lake.

                        The 'fortress' being built on the bluff to keep the houses out of the lake.

                      • One of my favorite sunsets

                        One of my favorite sunsets

                      • Chipmunk examining a peanut

                        Chipmunk examining a peanut

                      • First thimbleberry of the season!

                        First thimbleberry of the season!

                      • Looking back toward the forest at sunset

                        Looking back toward the forest at sunset

                      • Wildlife that came in the night, December.

                        Wildlife that came in the night, December.

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                      Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                      $125 per night (USD)
                      8

                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 11/15/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                      Member since: 2012
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/15/2014
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