Artemisia - a Forest Retreat on Lake Superior
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- 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.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Toilet, sink, shower. Towels and soap provided.
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Linens Provided:
- Iron & Board
- Wireless Internet
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Away From It All
- Freshwater Fishing
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Cross Country Skiing
- Hunting Small Game
- Hunting Big Game
- Jet Skiing
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
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Secluded rock hunter's beach
Secluded rock hunter's beach
The setting is very private, the beach is secluded, and that is what we look for and dream about when searching out a place to stay. It's nice to know that the cabin and house were in the owner's family. We'll definitely return.
- Guest Garden Folk (Chicagoland)
- Date of stay 09/27/13
- Review Submitted 10/19/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Lake Superior cottage
Lake Superior cottage
Cute cottage with great views of Lake Superior, especially for sunsets. Wooded setting and quiet. Photos and description were accurate. However, erosion control on bluff prevented access to beach below. Stairs are very steep and when we were there, you would have to wade through water to get to the beach on either side of the property. This was frustrating since we could only get to the beach with our dogs by walking through the state park next door and descending their steps - about a mile round trip.I would not recommend this property for people who have difficulty with stairs or for people with dogs or young children because of difficult access to the beach. For anyone else - a great retreat.
- Guest pjm (Milwaukee, WI)
- Date of stay 09/01/13
- Review Submitted 10/01/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
The cabin was clean and well maintained. It was not too difficult to find if you followed the owner's instructions. The views were very nice and we got to watch sunsets over the lake. I liked how close it was to Calumet and Houghton. I would definitely stay there again.
- Guest Christine F.
- Date of stay 08/09/13
- Review Submitted 08/17/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Cozy Lakefront Cottage
Cozy Lakefront Cottage
We had a wonderful stay Very clean and warm. Literally on the water! Feels like you can jump in from the window!!! We loved it. You enjoy the woods also. We were there at peak fall color change We would love to visit in summer.
- Guest cathy d.
- Date of stay 10/05/12
- Review Submitted 10/22/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing.
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3 night min stay
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $300
- Taxes Included
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- Nearest Airport: CMX - Hancock/Houghton County Airport at 15 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: U.S. 41 at 7 Miles
- Nearest Beach: McLain State Park at 1 Miles
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.
- Secondary: + 5624947565 5623012276
Windy day on Lake Superior, in front of the guest house
View of the guest house from outside of your host's cottage
Fully equipped kitchen
Queen bedroom. Dresser and small closet. Lake and forest views.
Bathroom with shower. Towels and hand soap provided.
The 'fortress' being built on the bluff to keep the houses out of the lake.
One of my favorite sunsets
Chipmunk examining a peanut
First thimbleberry of the season!
Looking back toward the forest at sunset
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.
Living/Dining room. Fold-out full-sized futon. Books and games. NO more piano.
Twin bedroom (2nd bed not shown)
Edge of the bluff between the two cottages
Deer enjoying new growth near McLain State Park
Rain over the lake at sunset
Sunrise turns the entire sky salmon many a morning
Another awesome sunset
A bluejay visits in November - give him some peanuts!
Wildlife that came in the night, December.
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2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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