Start Line Inn welcomes you to enjoy 4 Seasons in the Woods in our luxury cabin rental and coach house multi-purpose team room in Cable, Wisconsin.  Lodging with Ski in/out and Bike in/out access to Birkie ski trail and CAMBA mountain bike trails.

Our cabin rental is a rare gem in Wisconsin’s Northwoods with attention to detail and meticulous craftsmanship.  Lodging designed with the needs of active guests and families in mind.  The space is open and gracious with high vaulted ceiling and picture windows that overlook the Birkie Trail and forest.  The cabin walls were built using reclaimed wood, helping us stay Green.

Start Line Inn cabin rental can accommodate 4-8 depending on guest preferences. 2 full beds with privacy curtain, sleeper sofa, loft space and day cot at entry. Guests have exclusive use of heated wax hut just out the door with 2 benches, ski and gear storage and Bluetooth radio.

The Coach House is spacious multi-purpose space ideal for lodging, sleeping, relaxing or workouts. Not your typical “above garage” room. Beautifully finished with fine craftsmanship. The flexibility of the open space is perfect for merging training and getting a good night’s sleep.

New Business News: "Head out to the trails at Startline Inn"

Sawyer County Record Feb 18, 2018

Gather to watch a movie. Guest sleeper sofa is by window.
Enjoy coffee overlooking trails. Put on your boots. Doubles as a day bed.
  • Heated & air conditioned
  • Gourmet kitchen with all cookware, serving items & dishware supplied
  • Complimentary coffee & tea
  • Full bath with tub & shower
  • Extra bathrooms available for larger groups
  • Basic toiletries
  • Sleeps 4-8
  • Linens
  • Wireless internet
  • Smart TV, Wifi enabled
  • Laptop friendly desk
  • Ample storage & closet space
  • Ski & bike in/out
  • Parking at entry for several vehicles
  • Hosts available for guest needs
  • Exclusive use of wax hut with secure storage
  • Full service bike & XC repair shop on premises
  • Coach House, with sleeping quarters & bath, available at additional fee
  • NO SMOKING/ No Pets


Elizabeth Holland & Michael Choate invite you to join us. We recently retired and are embracing this new adventure as innkeepers in the North Woods.

Michael is a retired Chicago firefighter. Elizabeth is a retired diagnostic radiologist. Michael is a veteran competitive XC ski and bike racer. With 30 + years skiing the Birkie, classic & skate, he is a proud Birchleggings member. Elizabeth is a relative newcomer to these sports & brings a beginners enthusiasm to these endeavors.

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  • Thank you for welcoming us into your shop and generosity helping my daughter get her bike rolling again on Sunday evening of Memorial Day Weekend.  We so appreciate awesome, amazing people like you!

    Cindy & Solvei

    Cindy & Solvei
  • ***** Found this place with a quick Google search after having a little bike trouble I couldn’t be more happy with where we ended up and the kind of service and hospitality we received. After a quick fix in the bike shop by the owner (Mike) i wasn’t sure where to head to ride and ended up going on a ride with Mike. Beautiful place and fantastic people.

  • Reasons to have Mike do your skis
    1. Fast
    2. Treats your skis like his own
    3. Knows what he is doing
    4. Is very professional
    5. Lowest price around
    6. Gives great advice on equipment that fits you
    7. Provides training to ski properly
    8. Only a few feet off the Birkie start line so you can test
    9. Has over 30 years experience of skiing and prepping skis.
    10. You won’t be sorry.


  • “Elizabeth is a wonderful, friendly host and the location of her property is perfect for nordic skiers. The cabin was roomy and comfortable, and cooking was easy in the open kitchen. We appreciated the thoughtful additions of cloth napkins and reusable shopping bags in order to reduce waste. We loved the wax room on site that was available at all times. My family and I look forward to staying here again!”


    Welcome! Relax on our porch.
  • Hi Mike,

    Thank you for the waxing. The skis were fast. The body was as fast😉But i’m glad I did my best😊

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  • Mike did a wonderful job with our skis along with fitting us with new poles.  We certainly felt like we were hooked up with the right people.

    Leigh & Henry

    Leigh & Henry



We offer the only bike & ski repair shop in Cable, Wisconsin!

Bike & Ski Shop located at the lower level of START LINE INN, the cabin rental.
On the Birkie Ski Trail & CAMBA mountain bike trail.

As a former competitive XC ski and bike racer, Mike brings a competitor’s sensibility to his bike and ski service and the sincere desire to help his clients perform at their best. Mike draws on his 40 years of experience, having previously worked in XC & bike shops in
the Chicagoland area.

  • Full service shop
  • Decades of experience
  • Bike & XC ski
  • Ski or bike in/out
  • Any & all types of bikes
  • Stone Grinding
  • XC wax & related items
  • Personal attention to FIT, bikes & skis
  • Parts & accessories for sale
  • Logo clothing coming soon


Please be our guests, or contact us with any questions!

Start Line Inn / Start Line Services
14795 McNaught Rd
Cable, WI 54821

Call or text: (312)363-9823

MIKE CHOATE – START LINE SERVICES (bike/ ski services)
Call or text: (773) 991-5944