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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.
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
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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.
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.