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.


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“The Trails At The Top!” Take A Look at this Discover Wisconsin episode showcasing the trails in the Cable Area! The Start Line Inn is right in the middle of these great trails!

Start Line Inn cabin rental can accommodate 4-8 depending on guest preferences. 2 full beds with privacy curtain, sleeper sofa, loft space with full-sized futon and day cot at entry. Guests have exclusive use of heated and well-ventilated 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.

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
  • 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
  • START LINE SERVICES on site providing Bike & XC Services & Retail
  • Coach House, with sleeping quarters & bath, available at additional fee
  • Dogs are Welcome, please discuss with hosts for details


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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  • “Elizabeth’s home it is perfectly situated for mountain biking or cross country skiing. Check-in was so smooth, and Elizabeth was incredibly friendly. And of course, most importantly, the place is beautiful – everything you need to call at home, and sparkling clean.”


  • “We were just there for a few days… with 5 kids ages 8-14!! The kids had A BLAST! Very fun space, beautiful woodsy setting with trails to explore. Elizabeth & Michael are great folks & were wonderful hosts!! Showed us around the property, offered tips for the area & were just all around NICE!! The other cabin they rent is BEAUTIFUL!!! We plan on visiting again to stay there – maybe with no kids….”


  • “This place is pretty much perfection. And if you bike and/or ski, you have a fantastic bike/ski shop included right with your place to stay. You cannot beat this place – Elizabeth and Mike are the bomb!”


  • “Amazing location for Northwoods adventures! The space is great, as pictured, and they are great hosts. We appreciated Elizabeth’s excellent dinner recommendations!”


  • “My four night stay at Elizabeth & Mike’s was the most fun, relaxing, delicious, exhausting and rejuvenating I’ve had in a very long time. The cabin is lovely…comfortable, quaint, nicely decorated and detailed…I felt very much at home walking in. Elizabeth had many wonderful suggestions about local things to do —I mountain-biked (for the first time) there, on a really great “easy” (but challenging, at least for me) course I’d never have found without her, hiked a section of the most beautiful North Country Trail (that I didn’t even know existed until she told me about it—it’s 4000 miles long!!) and am already yearning to go back to enjoy the winter “silent sports”, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, and even winter biking (who knew??). And speaking of bikes, Mike’s knowledge, expertise (and bike repair shop, on premises), and enthusiasm for riding added tons to the experience (me: “fat tire?? What’s that?” Mike: (most kindly and gently): “ahhh, you have much to learn, grasshopper.” (paraphrase) ). And oh yeah, there’s canoeing, kayaking and fishing, too. The local restaurants (Sawmill Inn, Tillie’s Pies, Rivers’ Restaurant), also recommended by Elizabeth, we’re also stellar…yum!! All in an EXTREMELY beautiful part of the world. Needless to say, I’ll be back, already having a hard time waiting to return.”


  • “Awesome bike services – quick response from Mike when I needed a bike part to get me back on the trail. Saved my day!”





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


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