An Inn for Outdoor Adventurers Cable, Wisconsin
Comfy beds, private baths, fridge, microwave, wireless Internet, cable TV. Serene setting in Chequamegon National Forest one mile from Rock Lake ski/bike/hike trailhead, five miles from Telemark/Birkie trails. Travel Green Wisconsin certified.

Surrounding Area

Cable Nature Lodge is perched on a spruce covered hill overlooking forest and wetlands teaming with birds and other wildlife. The premier location on 22 acres in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest offers easy access to the many outdoor recreational opportunities available to you in this beautiful corner of Wisconsin. At the same time terrific dining, shops, art galleries, and other civilized pleasures are located just minutes away.

From the front door of the lodge a short stroll will bring you to the peaceful shores of North Twin Lake, a natural lake in the national forest untouched by jet skis and speed boats. Just a mile down the road you’ll find the Rock Lake hiking and ski trail, along with a trailhead for the Midwest’s renowned CAMBA off-road bike trail system. Less than two miles in the other direction lies a lovely little park at the headwaters of the Namakagon River, one of the first federally designated Wild and Scenic Rivers in the country, and well known for great fishing and canoeing. Hiking, biking, canoeing, golfing, fishing, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling " name your favorite outdoor adventure and you’ll likely find it within a short walk or drive of Cable Nature Lodge.


Comfy beds. Clean rooms. Forest views. Welcome to Cable Nature Lodge - a distinctive country inn and retreat center in northwest Wisconsin featuring rustic elegance and peaceful seclusion in a smoke-free, adult-oriented environment.

Map & Directions

20100 County Highway M, Cable, Wisconsin 54821

Cable Nature Lodge is conveniently located off County Highway M, 7 miles east of Cable and 13 miles west of Clam Lake. Watch for our sign and green entrance gateway on the north side of the road.

From the Twin Cities:
There are several fine alternative routes. Our favorite is I-35 north to MN 70 at Rock Creek; east on MN 70 (which turns into WI 70) to Spooner; north on US 63 (watch closely for where it splits off from US 53 at Trego) to Cable; 7 miles east on County M. (&3 hours)

From Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago:
The fastest route is I-94 west to Eau Claire; north on US 53 to Trego, north on US 63 (watch closely for where it splits off from US 53) to Cable; 7 miles east on County M. A not so much longer scenic route is I-39/US 51 north past Wausau to Tomahawk; west on US 8 to Prentice; north on WI 13 to Glidden; west on WI 77 to Clam Lake; 13 miles west on County M. (&5 hours from Madison)

From Duluth/Superior:
There are several fine alternative routes. Our favorite is US 2 east to Iron River; south on County A to Barnes; east on County N to Drummond; south on US 63 to Cable; 7 miles east on County M. (&1.5 hours)

Points of Interest
An Inn for Outdoor Adventurers
20100 County Highway M, Cable, Wisconsin


Rookery Pub Fine Dining at Cable Nature Lodge offers bold imaginative cuisine served in a relaxing smoke-free environment. Our ever-changing menu features fresh fish, beef and bison steak, handmade pasta, vegetarian entrees, specialty salads, and other creative dishes incorporating fresh seasonal ingredients from local producers.

In addition to great food and fine spirits the Rookery also is the exclusive northern Wisconsin gallery for noted Wisconsin nature and wildlife photographer Kristen Westlake and features two dozen of Kristen's fine art images in sizes up to five feet across.

Cable Nature Lodge and the Rookery Pub provide an exceptional venue for small meetings and special parties. Our larger private dining room can comfortably seat up to 36 people and our smaller one can seat 16. Or book the entire pub and restaurant for groups up to 80 in size. Our outdoor patio seats 20 people at four tables clustered among beautiful native plantings.

Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • High Speed Internet
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Television - Free HBO

  • Bar
  • Conference Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Free

  • Handicap Accessible


The seven smoke-free guest rooms at Cable Nature Lodge each are designed to evoke the spirit of northwest Wisconsin's history and natural heritage. All feature a luxurious king or queen bed topped by a cozy duvet, private bath with shower, satellite TV, free wireless Internet, A/C and ceiling fan, sitting table and chairs, mini-fridge/freezer, microwave, and gourmet pod-style coffeemaker (complimentary coffee provided).

Policies & Restrictions

Cable Nature Lodge is pleased to offer our guests a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not permitted in guest rooms or indoor public areas, nor anywhere on our grounds where it might impact other guests or pose a fire hazard. We welcome guests age 12 and older. Sorry, no pets. But Callie, our resident black lab, would be more than happy to play with you!

Other Information

Dedicated to the principles of cultural heritage and ecological tourism, Cable Nature Lodge is proud to be among the first businesses in the state to earn Travel Green Wisconsin certification. This distinction is awarded to tourism businesses that demonstrate a commitment to reduce their environmental impact and take actions towards environmental, social, and economic sustainability. Cable Nature Lodge was specifically recognized for using non-toxic biodegradable laundry detergents and cleaning products, using refillable soap and shampoo dispensers rather than throwaway plastic bottles, recycling, and offering guests tour information and field guides on native plants and wildlife.


Bill Brakken
Cable Nature Lodge

Listing # RA-1205867
Starting at:
USD $99 per night
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