About Us

Fresh Coast Cabins is nestled into the rocky Lake Superior shoreline just three miles west of Copper Harbor in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula.

The 27-acre property is home to nine cabins ranging from rustic to renovated, and inside the completely refurbished main building is a modern guest suite.

Founded out of a love for Lake Superior, the Keweenaw and the magic of a beautiful cabin.

Our Story

We’re Lynn and Jason Makela, and we love cabins.

We’re a pair of driven dreamers who traded in the high-tech
hustle for a life of cabin renovation and Great Lakes inspiration. But, this wasn’t always the plan…

About the Property

A journey through time in the Keweenaw

In 2020 before the world shut down for COVID-19, we drove by the Eagle Lodge and Lakeside Resort property. The peeling stucco, fading paint, and lackluster building against a beautiful Lake Superior stuck out, and not in a good way.

responsibly hiking in nature

Nature, connection, and adventuring responsibly

We’re humbled to be stewards of this pleasant peninsula. We are responsible for preserving not only the Fresh Coast Cabins property, but all of the natural resources that make this a place where people want to explore and adventure.

Access to outdoor recreation in the Keweenaw is vital to us all. It’s fascinating to think about the future care-takers who will follow in our footsteps, inheriting all of the hard work we’ve put in to ensure this is a place to enjoy for another 100 years. 

Did you know that Lake Superior contains 10% of the world’s freshwater supply, our most precious resource?

Environmental stewardship is the key to enjoying the Keweenaw and its many wonders. In addition to constantly evolving our practices to focus on sustainable ways of hosting guests and encouraging visitors to leave no trace, we give back 1% for the Planet to local conservation organizations Keweenaw Outdoor Recreation Coalition (KORC) and For Love of Water (FLOW). 

Causes we love

1% for the Planet

1% for the Planet represents a global network of businesses, individuals and Environmental Partners tackling our planet’s most pressing environmental issues.

Keweenaw Outdoor Recreation Coalition

KORC brings together a variety of user groups who bike, snowmobile, hunt, hike, birdwatch, and more with a shared goal: to protect the Keweenaw’s vast landscapes for everyone, forever.

For Love of Water

FLOW’s mission is to ensure the waters of the Great Lakes Basin are healthy, public, and protected for all. They seek to safeguard the Great Lakes, the planet’s largest freshwater lake system, by advancing public trust solutions and cutting-edge policy work.

Connect with us

If you have any questions about the Keweenaw or Fresh Coast Cabins, please let us know!

We love helping visitors create a magical experience here in the most beautiful place on earth.