About Us


Owners Ron and Michelle Lovelien were married in 1993, and in August of 2023 celebrated 30 years of inseparable love and happiness!!

In 2007 they created and opened The Living Room Coffee House in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. In the first 5 years in business they opened a total of 4 locations in the Eau Claire area, and also started roasting their own coffee.

In 2019 the dream of opening a gift shop became a reality and The Outpost was opened in the great Wisconsin Northwoods. In 2022 they sold The Living Room in Eau Claire, ending their time there after a lifetime living in the city and 15 years owning and operating their small business there.

Ron and Michelle own a humble little farmhouse near Spooner, WI where they live with their 3 adorable indoor cats, their 2 joy-giving horses, their German Shepherd rescue dog, Shiloh, and two sweet little outdoor cats who came with the farm.

Ron and Michelle are inseparable, living and working together, side by side, each and every day. They love their life in the northwoods and are so thankful for the incredible supportive community that has become very dear to them.

Stop by The Outpost sometime and say hello!!