When you stay at START LINE INN in Cable, Wisconsin, you can do as much or as little as you would like. The choice is yours. Participate in world class sporting events, enjoy Silent Sports on land & water, sightsee, visit art galleries or just relax & enjoy time with family & friends in this beautiful and peaceful area near the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and St. Croix & Namakagon River National Scenic Waterway.


Click Above to View Cable Area “Things To Do” including dining, shopping and sightseeing options!

At START LINE SERVICES, located at lower level of START LINE INN, we can help you plan your stay. We can assist you with mapping out which trails, routes or activities would make your stay most memorable. If you need any bike or XC service or accessories, find it here.

If you prefer a less active vacation or want something to do in your down time, Cable offers numerous opportunities to enjoy the area for cultural & educational opportunities.

Cable Natural History Museum is a local gem. Wonderful exhibit space focusing on creatures of the Northwoods. They offer year-round educational programs & field trips suited to all ages.


The Cable area is blessed with a community of artists, art lovers and art patrons. Outdoor art abounds, most notably at the Cable Natural History Museum which boasts a commissioned sculpture by renowned local artist, Sara Balbin of Dragonfly Studio. Her studio is open by appointment.

Participate in art classes offered to the community year-round. CHARAC hosts many art events, connecting the artists to the community.


Family Bike Outing in Cable. Stopping for a picnic lunch.

Family Bike Outing in Cable. Stopping for a picnic lunch.

Forest Lodge is our Cable Public Library housed in a picturesque and cozy log cabin. The collection is small but thoughtful, providing great reading choices no matter your age or interest. The library motto is “Free People Read Freely”.

Linger in the library and feel like you are back in pioneer days but with modern amenities such as computers for public use. Check out the collection of 50 cent – $1.00 books for sale in the entry.

Redbery Books is our Cable, WI independent bookstore. Redbery is host to numerous book clubs appealing to various reading genres.


Cable is a small town that closes early, so plan your grocery shopping and dining accordingly. For those who beat the clock, Cable does not disappoint.

Breakfast & Lunch, try Cable Café, Velo Cafe & Brickhouse Café.

For espresso drinks, other beverages and treats Brickhouse Café or Velo Cafe.

For dinner, savor Rivers Eatery for the best pizza ever and pair with select choice of wine & beer. Rivers is the local gathering place where you will run into someone you know, or want to know, and join them for a meal.

Checkout The Portage for a fine cocktail, wine, beer and a bite to eat.

For full selection of grocery items, including organics, choose Rondeau’s.


Rondeau’s is local grocery, hardware & everything you need store. If you cannot find it at Rondeau’s, chances are you did not need it.

There are fun specialty stores where you may find a gift or something unique that you cannot live without. Please see full listing at