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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  • Your place was fantastic.  Perfect for anyone that loves outdoor activities.  Trails are easily accessible and so close to start of Birkie trail.  Being a mtn biker, this was a gem.  Plus a bike shop right below us!


    Welcome! Relax on our porch.
  • “Everything about this property is amazing. The cabin has all the amenities one should want, but maintains a rustic charm one would expect from Wisconsin’s north woods. The wax hut and XC ski and bike shop on site provide anything an outdoor enthusiast could want.”


  • “Great location on the Birkie trail. Hosts are knowledgable about xcskiing and biking . They are helpful and accessible! Coach House is a great open space for groups. We were a family of 3 and liked the extra space.”  Lori

  • Great place for all of your xc ski needs, so nice to have this available in Cable!  Chris

  • “Clean, modern Cabin steps away from the ski and bike trails! Very convenient to be able to not have to drive and just ski from the cabin. The kitchen is great and the beds are comfortable. Friendly and helpful hosts help make sure you have everything you need for a great vacation in the Northwoods.”  Kristin

  • “The coach house is a great space able to fit the needs of the guest. Elizabeth was very willing to set up the room as we wished.  Great people, great place, and great area.”





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