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.


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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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    “The hosts are truly unmatchable! Their hospitality and knowledge of the area makes for a perfect cabin/outdoor recreation weekend. I definitely recommend the Start Line Inn for guests of Cabin, WI.”

    “Thank you for handling our spontaneous travel plans, again. It was a pleasure staying at the Start Line Inn, I can’t really imagine a trip to Cable, WI and not staying there now.


  • “Elizabeth was an excellent host. She was quick on communication and flexible. She made check in and out a breeze. She checked in with us and gave us space. We rented both the Main Cabin and Coach House which were both extremely clean with open space. The kitchen well was fully equipped for cooking in the Main Cabin. Privacy for the multiple guest was minimal but that was as expected and even better for close knit groups. We would definitely come back!


  • “We had a wonderful extended mountain bike weekend at the Start Line Inn. The Holland’s have extensive knowledge of the trails and were able to give us suggestions for each ride we planned. The location can’t be beat either. The property and cabin are beautiful, and we plan on coming back!”


  • “Elizabeth’s place was amazing. Right on the birkie trail too. the hospitality was amazing – she upgraded us to the cabin since no one else was staying there. thanks again!


  • “The Start Line is perfectly located for outdoor enthusiasts with immediate access to the American Birkebeiner cross country ski trail system and the CAMBA mountain bike trail system. We hiked on the trails every day. Mike and Elizabeth are great resources for any information you need about the trails. The lodging has an amazing kitchen with new full-sized appliances and everything was immaculately clean. We really enjoyed our stay.”


  • I was lucky enough to have Start Line’s business card on hand when I broke the rear derailleur on my bike in the middle of the Chequamegon one day into a four day bikepacking trip. Immediately upon receiving my distress call, Mike sprung into action. He rounded up a good friend who lived about ten miles away who picked my bike and me up with his truck and drove to his house, where Mike was waiting with a new derailleur. Less than an hour later, my bike was back rolling smoothly. Without Mike’s determination and graciousness – he alone drove over 30 mines to come fix my bike – my trip would have been over just after it had begun. If you are planning on doing any cycling in the Chequamegon, have Start Line’s number handy. It very well may be the difference between reaching the finish line with a huge smile or limping out of the woods waving the white flag.

    Thanks to everyone at Start Line, but especially Mike and Gerry.





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