(We are ready for the season! The spring thaw brought a sliver of beach back, but it disappeared again. Feel free to write to me to check on its status. The sulphur-smelling water in the cottage that garnered a few complaints last year has been resolved with a new filtration system. Come to the Warm House. Relax and refresh.)
A small, rustic cottage on the shores of Lake Michigan. Built in the 1930s, it remains very 'up north' feeling, almost like a Hollywood version of a cottage in all its simplicity and woodiness. This is a soulful getaway from the busy world. Watch the sunrise over the lake, walk for miles on the white sand beach (water has been high for two years). Rest, read, write, draw, paint, play board games, build sand castles. In winter the place is transformed into a different, but equally beautiful kind of landscape with ice formations along the lake and crispy moonlit nights.
There is no television or internet here, but there is a stone fireplace and an area to make beach fires at night. The stars are the brightest you've ever seen. If you need to detox from a fast paced urban life, this is the place to reconnect with nature and the ever-changing beauty of the lake. People often say that this is one of the most beautiful places they have ever been in the world.
The cottage has one bedroom with a full-sized bed and bathroom. It has a bunk room for the kids near the second bathroom. It also has a pull out couch. The kitchen is large. Outdoors, a stone patio overlooks the lake. You can grill here and enjoy morning sun rises and coffee. Beach chairs are provided as well as a blow-up sea kayak and water toys.
On rainy days or when you crave an outing, Sheboygan is only 13 miles north. There are several excellent restaurants here and a world class contemporary art center. State parks are within five miles on either side of the cottage. The small town of Kohler has the Kohler Design Center, where they showcase upscale bathroom fixtures. Sheboygan also has a small children's museum and an indoor water park for restless rainy days with the kids.
The cottage is best suited for two people but four works too. Well-behaved dogs are welcome guests, especially if they aren't too hairy.
This fall we installed a water filtration system to eliminate the sulphur/iron smell that had become increasingly strong.
Keywords: Cottage, lake house