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Oh hey little cabin in the woods…

We don’t know why you were on the market for three years (!!) because you’re beautiful. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! Maybe you were waiting for the perfect people and maybe we were waiting for you.


When we first laid eyes on what was to become True North Cabin, the last thing we had time to do was breath life into a dilapidated, old cabin. Against our better judgement, we hopped in the car to drive by “just to look.” As we quietly strolled around the property, neither of us wanted to admit that we were in love and simply had to make an offer.



Built in the 60s using blueprints from Portland, Oregon by a family with roots in Illinois that liked to vacation in Frankfurt, Mi and the Keweenaw. Initially they camped on the property and saved up to build the cabin. With a luxe vintage interior from the 70s, the cabin had minimal updates until 2018.

We purchased True North on November 6, 2018 to be closer to Copper Harbor mountain biking, Mt Bohemia skiing, and many other activities in the Keweenaw. While we're sad to see the retro designs go, we embarked on a 7-month remodel to launch as an Airbnb in summer of 2019.


Of course, we’re a little bias but the Keweenaw (the most northern peninsula in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula) is the best place on earth. To back that up we’ve lived in two other states (Oregon and Washington) and came back to this spot. The people in the Keweenaw are kind, smart, and doing cool things. The geography of this place is like no other part of Michigan (Google “keweenaw fault” if you need further convincing). It’s worth a visit and if you’re lucky enough — you’ll come back often!


Lynn and Jason Makela, pleased to meet you!

The Keweenaw is a special place to us. We went to school here (Michigan Tech), we met here (Keweenaw Brewing Company), we married here (McLain State Park), and most recently — we moved back here from Seattle for a bit less traffic.

We love building things and bringing old stuff back to something beautiful. All of this led us to a magical cabin in need of a little love located on the northernmost part of the Keweenaw Peninsula. By day, Jason builds rockets for satellites and Lynn is a digital marketing consultant.