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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: 07/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Pets Considered
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

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

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • 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.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

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

          • Dining:

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

          • Cooking Utensils:

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

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

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

          • Linens Provided:

            sheets, towels, kitchen towels...moreless

          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

              • Games
              • Books

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Bicycles:

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

                  Theme

                      • Away From It All

                      Location & View

                          • Lakefront:

                            Property is in the woods, on the shore of Lake Superior...moreless

                          Activities

                          • Churches
                          • Medical Services
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Cross Country Skiing
                          • Cycling
                          • Fishing
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Golf
                          • Hiking
                          • Hunting
                          • Hunting Big Game
                          • Hunting Small Game
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Sailing
                          • Skiing
                          • Snowmobiling
                          • Spelunking
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Laundromat
                          • Hospital
                          • Groceries
                          • Cinemas
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Library
                          • Recreation Center
                          • Restaurants
                          • Live Theater
                          • Museums
                          • Antiquing
                          • Swimming
                          • Beachcombing
                          • Boating
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Walking
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Gambling Casinos
                          • Shopping
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Wind-Surfing
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
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                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $125
                          $750

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                          • Taxes Included

                          Cancellation policy:

                          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 07/14/2014
                          Check availability
                          23 Available
                          21 Unavailable
                          22 Today
                          23 Selected dates
                           

                          Location

                          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

                           

                          Photos

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

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

                          • View of the guest house from outside of your host's cottage

                            View of the guest house from outside of your host's cottage

                          • Fully equipped kitchen

                            Fully equipped kitchen

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

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

                          • Bathroom with shower. Towels and hand soap provided.

                            Bathroom with shower. Towels and hand soap provided.

                          • 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!

                          • Hammock time

                            Hammock time

                          • Looking back toward the forest at sunset

                            Looking back toward the forest at sunset

                          • My house is the first house you see; the Artemisia Guest House is to the left.

                            My house is the first house you see; the Artemisia Guest House is to the left.

                          • Your retreat home in the forest - before the painting was finished.

                            Your retreat home in the forest - before the painting was finished.

                          • Roomy Kitchen

                            Roomy Kitchen

                          • Living/Dining room. Fold-out full-sized futon. Books and games. NO more piano.

                            Living/Dining room. Fold-out full-sized futon. Books and games. NO more piano.

                          • Twin bedroom (2nd bed not shown)

                            Twin bedroom (2nd bed not shown)

                          • picnic gazebo

                            picnic gazebo

                          • 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

                          • Another awesome sunset

                            Another awesome sunset

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

                            A bluejay visits in November - give him some peanuts!

                          • Wildlife that came in the night, December.

                            Wildlife that came in the night, December.

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                          This listing was first published here in 2012.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

                          $125 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 07/14/14
                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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