“You are in for a treat if you stay here. The area is beautiful and the lodging is beyond a doubt the most comfortable stay I have ever experienced considering all of the AirBnBs and hotels I have stayed at. Elizabeth, her husband, and their dog are a wonderful bunch, and I can’t say enough about them.” Yourri
Love these guys! They are beyond hospitable. I helped an injured skier off the Birkie skate trail into the Start Line Inn, and Elizabeth let us wait for the rescue truck in the main house- she even offered her personal vehicle! Go check these guys out, they’re legit!
We stayed here during the Fat Birkie. Absolutely the best location. Elizabeth and Mike have a great place. Please check it out. You will be so happy you did.
Great skill with both bikes and skis repair.
Friendly, Excellent Service! Turn Around Time was Phenomenal. Highly recommend 🙂
If they served coffee I’d never leave!
A great place for all kinds of help with your bike, skis and wonderful energetic owners!!!!!
Mike C is the man!! He waxed up some lightening fast Korte ski’s for me this year.
Mike Choate worked his wrenching wizardry debugging a rear disk brake squeak in the Trek Farley. Check them out on Facebook at the Start Line Inn and Start Line Services or on the web at: http://startlineinn.com/ . Better yet swing down McNaught Road and pop in to see what is happening for yourself.
“Beautiful house in an equally beautiful setting. Many unexpected details throughout with great attention to detail. Extremely clean house that is beautiful in so ways – large windows with sunlit areas, delightful reading nooks, gorgeous kitchen that is a delight to cook in, and a beautiful deck and entryway. Gorgeous house and wonderful owners!” Kathleen
“Highly recommended! Elizabeth and Mike are wonderful people with an amazing property. If you are a mountain biker and/or a skier you can’t beat this place. A bike and a ski shop on premise and just a great place to hang in Birkie country. Mike provided us with awesome recommendations for the local trails and we had a blast. I will definitely be back.”
Great place for bike repairs, Mike knows what the bike needs and attack’s with fury!! Need supplies for a days ride? You will find it! Startline will have you covered, no matter the season. Their winter clothing of KV+ will not disappoint! The Fat Bike season was a lot more comfortable. Startline Inn, the best little-big bike shop!!
“This is a great spot! Everything was just as Elizabeth stated if not better. Will stay there every time I’m In the area.”
My family and I loved staying in the cabin. It is in the most perfect location for access to skiing. We stayed comfy and enjoyed cooking in the kitchen. Having the ski shop on site was helpful to buy some ski wax. Elizabeth and Mike are super helpful and generous with their property. Thank you!”
“Elizabeth and Mike were helpful and hospitable. They made our stay easy and enjoyable. The binding on Craig’s ski wasn’t working and Mike didn’t hesitate to quickly fix it and get us on the trail. Their dog Pupman was cute and friendly. The cabin was SO comfy cozy and the location the best!!! Thank you!”
“Elizabeth and Mike are great hosts and can answer any questions regarding what their community has to offer. For skiers or silent outdoor enthusiasts this is the place for you. The cabin is exceptional. You will not be disappointed.”
“Our ski club had 12 high school girls stay in the Coach House and they loved it. Elizabeth is a great host and responds to emails, texts, and on-site questions in a timely fashion!”
“Start Line Inn is truly a special place! A serene…. comfortable, cozy cabin in the woods! Elizabeth and Mike are very accommodating for any need and make your stay as relaxing as can be!”
“Great location for our Birkie Experience! Coach House had comfy bedding and blankets, dishes,coffee maker fridge etc for all we needed in food prep as well. Walking to the Birkie Trail from our location was so convenient! Elizabeth and Mike were accomodating and gracious with any questions we had and great hosts! thank you guys we loved it!
Thank you so much for prepping my skis for the Birkie, I wouldn’t have been able to make the entire course without your expert waxing. My skies were finally fast!
“Unbeatable location for the Fat Bike Birkie! Elizabeth was very responsive and Mike helped me out with some bike gear before race day. Great hosts!”
Start Line Inn: “We stayed here during the Fat Birkie. Absolutely the best location. Elizabeth and Mike have a great place. Please check it out. You will be so happy you did.”
Just found your card…thanks again for the absolutely outstanding customer service during Birkie week. While the sudden snow fall sucked post grooming, your ski prep was terrific. Already looking forward to having you do my skis again next year.
Additionally, was very gracious of you to host the social ski and to invite us on such a short notice to go out and play, and to be able to say we skied with eventual winner. Very cool
Mike and Elizabeth are great! Friendly and helpful.
So knowledgeable, friendly and helpful for all your biking and skiing needs!
XC Ski & Bike Customer
“Friendly and accommodating. Great gear in the shop.”
Best Bike Shop ever! Great people, great service, great prices! Fixed, replaced and adjusted everything I needed on the spot so I could hit the trails again! So thankful!
“What a wonderful cabin in the woods! Birkie trail and endless fat biking, xc and hiking trails in the back yard! Elizabeth was wonderful and met us at the door when we pulled up. She gave us great suggestions and was always there if we needed her. The cabin is gorgeous and absolutely perfect for 2 or more. We had an amazing Christmas weekend and we cannot wait to go back.”
“Elizabeth and Mike were great hosts and the cabin was very cozy and comfortable. Beautiful ski trails were right out the door. We had a perfect winter getaway.”
Great glove over mitt. They worked great today in single digit conditions.
“We enjoyed staying at the Start Line Inn. It was comfortable and clean and met all our needs. We especially liked the open floor plan and all the amenities, especially the cooking facilities. We found the lighting excellent for reading books on the couches. We booked the Start Line Inn to go xc skiing on the American Birkebeiner and North End Trails. Access to the American Birkebeiner is within yards of the Inn, and we put on our skis right outside the cabin. The heated, vented wax hut outside the Inn is awesome! We also took advantage of using their snow shoes a few times. The ski shop under the Inn also had a few waxing items we needed to replenish our supplies. Mike is very knowledgeable about xc skiing and bicycling. Elizabeth and Mike were wonderful hosts and the Start Line Inn exceeded our expectations.”
Ken & Anne
“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.
“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
“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
“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
“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
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
***** 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
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!”
Thank you for the waxing. The skis were fast. The body was as fast😉But i’m glad I did my best😊
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
Dear Mike & Elizabeth,
Thank you so much for all your hospitality during your very busy Birkie weekend. Thank you Mike for your waxing expertise and encouraging words.
Tracy & Kelly
Dear Mike, thank you for waxing our skis. They were always fast & had great kick.
The Ski Gang, Drew, George & Joe