Interior Start Line Inn Cabin Rental

Start Line Inn Cabin Rental

Start Line’s cabin rental in Cable, Wisconsin offers luxurious lodging with direct access to ski and mountain bike trails at the start line of the American Birkie ski trail.  This cabin rental is a rare gem in Wisconsin’s Northwoods with attention to detail and meticulous craftsmanship.  Our cabin offers lodging designed with the needs of active guests and families in mind.  The cabin’s living 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.

The gourmet kitchen, with peninsula concrete counter top, is the perfect spot for enjoying meals with family and friends. Adhering to a training diet or maintaining healthy eating for the family should be easy during your stay with us.  We have you covered from dawn to dusk, from morning coffee grinder & pot through evening corkscrew.  We provide complimentary coffee beans and assorted teas.  There is WiFi and WiFi enabled Smart TV in the cabin. The entry area, with ample closet, has comfortable bench seating and overlooks the trails. Look out the window and anticipate your day playing in the woods.


We designed the cabin rental with an open floor plan to maintain spacious feel and flexibility.  We can accommodate 4-8 guests depending on sleeping preferences.  There are 2 full beds that are separated from each other and from the living area by privacy curtains.  The living area in the cabin has a queen-sized sleeper sofa.   The loft has a full futon and a cozy sitting area.  In the entry, there is a day bed perfect for daydreaming or could pinch hit as an overflow sleeping space.  The full bath, shower & tub, is beautifully designed using reclaimed tiles in creative mosaic.


Family heading out for mountain biking from Start Line Inn. CAMBA Trail just few feet ahead.

Start Line Inn & Coach House are the closest lodging to the start of the American Birkebeiner XC Ski Race in Cable, Wisconsin.  Affectionately known as The Birkie, it is the largest XC race in the United States.  Numerous other Cable, WI events also take place just out our door:  mountain bike races, trail runs, high school and junior national XC ski competitions.  Perfect location for Silent Sport enthusiasts.  Ski & bike in/out lodging in Cable, WI.  On the Birkie Trail.  On single track CAMBA (Chequemagon Area Mountain Bike Association) Trail system, over 300 miles to enjoy.    Step out the door to enjoy hiking or snowshoeing and the forest.  Road cyclists can roll out the driveway and choose from many scenic routes with minimal traffic.    Water sports are just several minutes away by car.  Play hard by day and enjoy cabin relaxing in the evening.


Guests have exclusive use of our secure wax hut: heated & well-ventilated, ample lighting, 2 forms, Bluetooth radio and plenty of room for ski, bike and gear storage.  Bike & XC Ski Shop at lower level of cabin rental.


For those who desire a more relaxing vacation, our vacation cabin rental meets that expectation as well.   Rejuvenate while looking out the window into the woods.  In the Summer, sit on the deck and listen to the forest.  You may see a bald eagle fly overhead.  In Winter, curl up with a book and a cup of coffee.  Check out our bookshelf for something you might enjoy.

See the Community tab for some suggestions on local areas of interest while lodging with us in Cable, Wisconsin.



Coach House Loft Studio Rental Space

Coach House Loft Studio

Coach House (CH) is perfect compliment to Start Line Inn (SLI) the “sister” rental on the property. Rent Coach House by itself or with our SLI cabin rental.

Coach House is a loft studio space. Flexible design allows arrangement of space to suit your needs. Beautifully finished with fine craftsmanship. Sit on the balcony with a book and coffee or glass of wine. Plenty of gear storage. Multiple amenities: WiFi, Smart TV, central heat and AC.

Get a good night’s sleep on a full futon sofa/bed or twin cots with comfortable firm foam mattress pads. We supply all linens or you may take advantage of our Bring Your Own Linen discount. Please inquire.
Added bonus of START LINE SERVICES, Bike and XC Ski Service Center, on property. Guests have use of wax hut for ski prep and bike storage. We accommodate your silent sport needs.

Guests have exclusive use of the Coach House. If guests book START LINE INN along with the Coach House, have the best of both worlds with gourmet kitchen ideal for large group meals. Do not fret any equipment needs as Mike can help you at START LINE SERVICES, Bike and Ski Service Center. You have access to waxing stations, bike stand and secure storage. Parking for several vehicles. Rustic surface tennis court can be used for training. Mountain bike and XC trail access, ski/bike in/out.

The Coach House is an ideal for families, teams/clubs, small or larger groups. The flexibility of the open space is perfect for merging training and getting a good night’s sleep. The sleeping arrangements include a double-sized futon couch/sleeper & full-sized twin cots with firm and comfortable foam mattresses. Plush 15″+ thick twin air mattresses available also.


  • “The Start Line Inn Cabin is truly a special, quaint place to stay any time of the year! We have been there in summer and winter and love the location of the cabin, near the trails where we play and love the small town feel of Cable!”  Colleen

    Welcome! Relax on our porch.
  • “Repeat stay, another perfect experience. Stylish, sharp, clean, convenient, and location/location/location!”

  • “The Start Line in is warm and wonderful. Right on the Birkie trail. I was able ski in the sunrise every day! Eco-friendly design and living. Will stay here as often as I can when traveling to Cable.”


  • 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.”


  • “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

  • “Absolutely fantastic place to stay. Elizabeth and Mike are great at giving information on the area and responsive to questions and always went the extra yard. Plus, you cannot beat the location in relation to ski, bike, snowshoe, and snowmobile areas.”  Wyatt

  • “Beautiful cabin that’s right on the extensive Birkie trail system. You can ski right from the front door. Helpful & responsive hosts. Small ski shop downstairs that sells poles, hats, gloves, and some clothing. Mike offers ski equipment services there too.”


  • “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.”


  • “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.”