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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  • “An amazing location run by a superb host. Elizabeth made us feel right at home in this super cool space. Perfect for mountain bikers and skiers. We will definitely be back again soon!!!”


  • “Great spot in a cute little town. It’s right on the edge of a forest trail and a few minutes from lakes and rivers for swimming. This place is very welcoming for a family (4 in ours). Our kids loved the loft bed. Sleeping arrangements for all of us were super comfy. Wonderful kitchen to cook meals. But don’t miss the wonderful pizza at Ideal Market. And the pies at Tilly’s were excellent. Mike and Elizabeth were great hosts – friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again if we come this way again.”

    Kristian, cabin guest

    Kristian, cabin guest
  • “A great place to stay with a great host. If you are looking to mountain bike you can’t ask for a better location as it is a couple minute drive from Rock Lake and you can ride your bike to Ojibwe. Highly recommend.”

    Ryan, Coach House guest

    Ryan, Coach House stay
  • “Stayed at the Start Line Inn again…..but this time… the Coach House was a summer delight! Very simple accommodations, which fit us perfectly for days spent outside mountain biking on the luscious green forest singletrack and pizza at the local eatery. The hosts, Elizabeth and Mike are always there for any need, especially their excellent full service bike shop with amazing bike expertise you can rely on! You also can’t miss the newly opened Tilly’s Pie shop in town…..another future icon, along with the Start Line Inn….. for the town of Cable. Thank you for making the Northwoods experience so memorable and we will be back again!

    Colleen & Greg

    Colleen & Greg

    “Amazing location for races out of Cable. They have a full bike/xc ski shop and the owners are very knowledgeable about local silent sports. Great area if you’re an active individual and came to Cable to be adventurous!”

    Erik & John

    Erik & John
  • 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



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