The Twig, A Small Cottage
About Lynn Fisher
I grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland, went to Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS, and then to Albion College in Michigan for degrees in English and Art. After earning my MFA-Ceramics from The George Washington University, I taught college for several years and then opened my own studio and have been a studio potter for about 35 years. I've traveled to Japan, Europe and South America, and during the summers welcome artist friends to stay with me while they are on the show circuit in N. Michigan.
Lynn Fisher purchased this Cottage in 1890
Why Lynn Fisher chose Bellaire
This place is wonderful. Its privacy is a reason so many people want to stay here; they appreciate the peaceful atmosphere and the easily accessible nearby lakes. Lake Bellaire is part of the Chain-of-Lakes which eventually leads to Elk Rapids on Lake Michigan by way of boat through Torch Lake, Lake Skegemog and Elk Lake. The whole Northwest region offers more things to do than I can list (should one not wish to sit at home and read). It's a beautiful region and one of Michigan's best treasures, bar none.
What makes this Cottage unique
Art and nature are central. The Twig is part of a small artist's compound, and artists come and go all summer to spend time between art fairs. Some even set up small, short-term studios of their own. These have included Sandy Matasick, Marie Desjardins, and Bud Gilbert, whose concrete countertops grace the kitchen in the Twig. While getting good internet service and television reception is difficult (this isn't for everyone), but for those who enjoy a small step back to simpler times this place is perfect.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Quiet, well-behaved, non-aggressive dogs only.
Minimum age of primary renter:18
No fires of any type other than at the lake or in a barbecue. Under certain conditions when it's been very dry, no fires period.
Please leave the cottage in the same condition you found it, floors swept, dishes washed and put away, etc.
Please stay within the boundaries shown on the map in the kitchen.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
This is a wonderful place to relax and unwind. We enjoyed taking long walks with the dogs during our stay. Very quiet and private but still close to restaurants and shopping. Lynn was very helpful with any questions we had. We will definitely return in the future. Loved the back porch! Great for reading and drinking coffee. Dogs loved the wooded area.
Tiny Twig--Huge Experience
Six weeks at The Tiny Twig was wonderful--relaxing, peaceful, calming, beautiful, refreshing
Gorgeous Week in The Twig
This was our second visit to the Twig and we loved it every bit as much as our first. The cottage is charming, the setting peaceful and the area a delight to visit. The Twig is the perfect spot to get away from the noise of life, do some painting, reading or writing, and be happy with dogs at the lake. Lynn is a delightful and thoughtful hostess and we are made to feel as though we have "come home".
Serenity, Beauty and Kindness
Delightful experience at the twig! We adored the setting and the proximity to the beauty of the forest, meadows and lake. Lynn is a gem!
Lovely Stay at the Twig House
This place is absolutely adorable! It was perfect for a couple and with the seating on the charming screened porch, we were able to accommodate several guests for a glass of wine one afternoon. Every detail has been attended to here--the decor, dishes, linens, etc. are all top notch. If you don't mind the lack of washer/dryer, internet, or tv, this is the perfect place to stay. We were able to create a hot spot to stream movies on an iPad in the evenings. Don't miss the easy walk to the private beach on Lake Bellaire! Our dog loved splashing along the shore.
This was the cutest little property. Very secluded and relaxing. Had everything we needed and the hostess with amazing!!
The Twig is ideally located on a small peninsula bordered on three sides by Lake Bellaire, Torch Lake and Clam Lake, and about 30 miles northeast of Traverse City and 30 miles south of Charlevoix. The Mackinac Bridge is a pleasant 75-mile trip north through Charlevoix and Petoskey.