Our new Coach House – a spacious multi-purpose space ideal for lodging, sleeping, relaxing or workouts – is NOW AVAILABLE! Click here to view photos & learn more!


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.

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 location of the Start Line Inn cabin is very convenient to the biking and skiing trails. If one wanted to, they could literally park at the cabin and ride to pretty much everywhere, even the local market for groceries. The cabin itself has been remodeled in a tastefully modern fashion. The kitchen is great, with room to entertain many people. As listed, it is a studio but our kids loved having the curtains around the beds and after long days playing outside sleeping was no issue! Elizabeth and Mike are great hosts. They were very responsive to messages and readily available to provide local trail tips and suggestions for things to do and places to eat. Mike even let us use tools for wrenching on bikes. Bikers could leave all their tools at home, this place has you covered! We really liked having Elizabeth and Mike on the same property as the cabin, they were not intrusive but easy to get a hold of. They were very friendly to us and our children and were eager to hear feedback on how they could make the experience even better. We have no doubt they will continue to be great hosts for many guests to come. We plan to visit again for sure!”


  • “If you love to mountain bike or ski, but not the hassle of packing up the crew and navigating to a trail head, this is your place! The location was ideal for jocking out on the trails. The accommodations were quaint and thoughtfully designed. The hosts were more than charming and even provided homemade power bars for our excursions. Can’t wait to be back!!”



    “This place is more incredible than could be captured in photos. The craftsmanship of this open concept cabin is incredible. Such a treat to stay and relax here. However, one of the best features is how convenient this is to the CAMBA trail system! You can hop on your bike right outside the door and roll onto the trail! Also it’s very close to Cable for the in town necessities, all while maintaining a very private and back in the woods feel. Our hosts were great at communicating and really made us feel at home. Would definitely recommend staying here!”


  • Our family stayed here for a long weekend. Great hosts and great cabin with convenient access to the mountain bike trails. Having the bike shop on site was great as I needed a new shift cable on my daughter’s bike and Mike was able to take care of it for me. We will definitely be back.


  • “The cabin was beautiful and cozy, comfortable beds, well-stocked kitchen and tons of windows. It made a perfect home-base for exploring the awesome CAMBA trails. And if by chance you have a broken cable (as we did), or other mechanical issue Mike was right there to save the day with knowledgeable service at the bike shop below. He also had a cleaning stand and brushes available for use after our ride and a locked shed available for bike storage. Elizabeth baked us up some amazing homemade energy bars and made us feel right at home. They were very gracious hosts and we can’t wait to visit again! P.S. All the details about biking would be applicable for skiers as well. Mike’s shop and the shed have waxing tables and supplies and you are literally the closest lodging to the Birkie start line.”


  • “Elizabeth and Mike put effort into making their home a beautiful and comfortable retreat. Many details in the house make it feel special and inviting. The easy access to trails for hiking and biking are fantastic. We would highly recommend staying with them any time of year!”





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