Start Line Inn welcomes you to enjoy 4 Seasons in the Woods in our luxury cabin rental 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.

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.

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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  • Went for a weekend of mountain biking, cabin was a perfect fit. Easy access to trails, well-suited for meal preparation, and comfortable beds. The hosts were friendly/welcoming, flexible with our spontaneous adventure, and knowledgeable of the area. We’d definitely stay again at the Start Line Inn.

  • I had my old Trek bike tuned up by Mike. He did a fabulous job. My bike rides like a charm. He super cleaned my bike as well. Of course with the bike looking so good, the old seat and pedals had to go in my opinion. He said that wasn’t necessary but he just happened to have new matching pedals and seat. Now that was awesome! I highly recommend Mike for your next bicycle service.

  • This is a wonderful place that we’ll remember forever, the perfect escape from reality for the whole family. We visited Copper Falls, Cable Natural History Museum, Ashland, Rock Lake hiking and for a longer trip, we went to Duluth, MN. The best pizza in town is in The Rivers Eatery!!! Beautiful surroundings and the owners are wonderful people. Thank you, Elizabeth & Mike, for amazing place to stay.

    Monika, Sebastian and Amelia
  • I have had two mountain bikes assessed, updated and conditioned by Mike Choate. His work and dedication far exceeds any bike service I have experienced in the past. His attention to detail is amazing. He makes great suggestions on how to update a bike and make it a perfect fit. He is an experienced celebrated cyclist who has incredible knowledge of bike mechanics. He is fun and enthusiastic to work with. This guy loves bikes! His shop is new and roomy. He really cares about his customers and is a perfectionist in his work. How lucky we are to have him in Cable.

  • This is a hidden gem in the Chequamegon area cycling paradise.

    Knowledgeable full service for all modes of two wheeled transportation at a trailside location.  A great addition to the area’s bicycle service offerings.

    Gary C
  • I love the loft. Little cozy place to sit, sleep and have fun. The 2 benches in the cabin are amazing! So cozy & cool! The best part was renting an atv. A two person atv is better than a one person atv. We drove to Perry Lake Land in an atv! Thanks you for the amazing stay!

    Amelia (8 years old)



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