For cross country skiers it does not get much better than this. Like the Winterfell Castle (for you game of thrones fans), it has a court yard (really a snow-covered garden), large great room for dining and socializing, nice bedrooms with antique-like furniture, and the basement is fully finished and furnished with additional bedrooms, family room and kitchen. This place will host a large family/group easily. The house is clean and the hosts (Jan and Jerry) are friendly, informative, helpful, and easy going. I have stayed here three times in the last two ski seasons and for cross country skiing on the Birkie trail, I don't think it can get better. The trail is 60 seconds of skiing away from their front door, past the chicken coop and through the woods - you can ski for hours then return, take a rinse in the shower and soak in the outdoor hot-tub to relax those worked muscles. The breakfasts were excellent and filling. The night before Jan made some appetizers which was needed after skiing and before dinner out. All in all, Drumming woods is a great place to chill out away from everything, and a fantastic location to the Birkie trail. I would recommend this to anyone.



Seriously everything one needs for rest & relaxation in the north woods of WI. Absolutely beautiful home, accommodations, food and wonderful hosts. Perfectly convenient location for outdoor activities and the best sleep in the quietest surroundings. Enjoy nature at it’s finest. Lovely experience all the way around! Definitely recommend.

--A & M Schmidt


Drumming Woods B & B is in the perfect location if you like x-country skiing or mountain biking. You can ski or bike from the house to the Birke & Camba trails. Jan & Jerry are incredible hosts and the food she prepares is unbelievable. The place in immaculate & the location is perfect. Its a treat to stay & we can't wait to go again next year!



We stayed at Drumming Woods because we had a wedding in town to attend. When we arrived the home was clean and welcoming. We were greeted at the door and loved the house pups. They have a chicken coop. The home is gorgeous. With a wilderness, ski, Colorado theme throughout. Comfy beds, clean rooms, the bathrooms had everything you could need. Large common area space. Free WiFi. Great photo taking opportunities. The next morning we woke to smells of a delicious home made breakfast. The dining table was set and had perfectly plated individual quiches, fresh fruit, coffee, juice, banana bread, homemade jam and conversations. The owners are sweet, inviting and kind! We felt right at home. Thank you for the stay! I would recommend anyone to stay there if you want to have a great time. Can’t wait to come back.



We are fortunate to have chosen your place to stay at this weekend. Jan and Jerry you are kind and welcoming hosts. Your home and its location are beautiful! Your hospitality will long be remembered. We will be back.

--Denise and Wade


We enjoyed a beautiful weekend. What a great spot for Birkie training! It was softly snowing on Saturday… Felt like we were in a snow globe. Drumming Woods is a beautiful spot. Thanks to Jan and Jerry for their hospitality and delicious breakfasts!!

--Will and Katie


We had such an amazing weekend! Thank you for making it possible. You have such a beautiful home and beautiful presence. This was our first B and B experience and you set the bar very high. Thank you for your hospitality and endless kindness. We wish you all the best and hope to be backto see you soon!

--Kate, Kyle and Harmon Q.

Birkie week 2018

They say “thin places” are those places that are closest to Heaven; your place is certainly a “thin place” and I savored every moment this weekend. Great weekend with old friends and I enjoyed returning after six years. Thank You for hosting us and taking care of us so well.

--Greg K.


Thank you so much for sharing your home, fabulous conversation and company with us. Our home away from home. Always a restful, restoring experience when we come here. We look forward to more good times together.

--Shawn and John B.


A Memorial Day Weekend to remember! So hot, so fun, such great company. Amazing food! Till next time…

--Eric and Diane


So fun to see our “Drumming” family again! Thanks so much for all the incredible hospitality!

--Darlene and Paul C.


Thanks for a wonderful place to stay. Always have a great time. Love you guys!



What an unexpected wonderful surprise! We feel so lucky to have found your diamond in the rough! We will definitely be back! Thank you so much.

--Wendy and Tim H.


What a wonderful anniversary weekend here! Breakfasts were awesome. Thank you Jan for feeding us! We loved the talks by the fire pit, great conversations! Thanks a bunch Jan and Jerry for the memories!

--Jean and Gary R.

Fat Tire 9/16/2018

Thank you so much for another wonderful weekend. The biking was uber muddy, white knuckled, survival racing but the conversation and atmosphere here was the perfect counterpoint. Relaxing, rejuvenating and joyful. We absolutely love this place!

--Chris and Angie W.


Ethan and I got married yesterday and then headed here for the night. Jan and Jerry ate a beautiful breakfast with us, very enjoyable way to begin our life as a married couple!


Drumming Woods is a charming B&B tucked in the woods and is like a home away from home! Jan and Jerry are so welcoming and knowledgeable about the area. Their home is beautiful and immaculate and their landscaping is gorgeous. Our room was comfy and the bed was so comfortable! The breakfasts were delicious- eggs from their chickens, wild blueberry pancakes... yum.. Would go back to visit in a heartbeat! Jan and Jerry were one of the most eco-friendly couple I have met. They are truly "green," which is refreshing in this day and age.

--M. Haprers, July 2017

We have stayed at Drumming Woods the past several years and continue to love our time spent at the beautiful home of Jan and Jerry. Such classy, humble and kind people. We spend our days skiing the world class Birkie trail and come back to enjoy cocktail hour and snacks with Jan and Jerry. This year we again enjoyed our pizza at Three Rivers Eatery and the added bonus of hearing Molly And the Danger Band. Jan provides a wholesome breakfast consisting of fresh eggs from their chickens and local or home grown produce. Cable is a beautiful area to explore the Northwoods! Thanks Jan and Jerry!!

--Shannon O., February 2017

This is a beautiful bnb in the North woods! Spotlessly clean. Wonderful hot tub on a full deck with a fire pit and Jerry always has wood ready for it. Jan usually greets you with an afternoon snack and serves a very tasty breakfast! I have stayed there so many times in this last year I can't even count the times!

--Sandy B., November 2016

We loved our 4-night stay with Jan & Jerry at their lovely B&B ...great hospitality, great food, great UTVing trip in the Northwoods. Both are very knowledgable about the area & Jerry went out of his way to help us plan where to hit the trails. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us! We cannot wait to return.

--Burg, October 2016

Absolutely Beautiful and spotlessly clean!! Jerry has an incredible talent with wood and their home is filled with many beautiful pieces of furniture he has made. Jan welcomed us with some really tasty appetizers and prepared a wonderful breakfast. We were extremely comfortable in their home and will definitely stay with them again in the future.

--Vickie H., October 2016

We stayed for two nights over Labor day weekend to do mountain biking on a large network of trails in the Telemark area. Jan and Jerry were great to talk to, breakfast was amazing, hot tub was hot and super clean. Their location can't be better, we biked right from the doorsteps. House is beautiful and very well taken care off. But, most importantly Jan and Jerry clearly love what they are doing! We will definitely be back to check the fall colors and x-country skiing.

--Mikhail P., September 2016

Jan and Jerry were wonderful hosts! We really enjoyed our conversations! Beautiful home! We could totally see why they have all 5 stars! We could not have been more happy, and we would absolutely stay again!

--Stacey W., August 2016

We booked one night at Drumming Woods and wish we could have stayed longer. The hosts, Jan & Jerry are very friendly and welcoming, the house and setting is stunning. It was a real treat to stay there. Think it would be even better in the snow!

--Rowley, July 2016

Hosts are friendly and the home is very comfortable. The craftsmanship through out the house is beautiful. The location to the Namekagon River, Birkie Trail, and Cable can not be beat. Breakfast was delicious, wildlife abounds, and the hot tub is wonderful.

--Lynn, February 2016

This was the perfect place to stay for a weekend getaway to snowmobile! The trail was just outside of the property. Jerry and Jan were great hosts and not to mention she makes a GREAT breakfast! It's great if you are just a couple or have a group! When we make our way to the Cable area again, Drumming Woods is where we will stay!

--Banshee, February 2016

Some people say you get what you pay for. Then you have an experience where you get so much more. I have stayed in some expensive hotels and resorts and payed 3 times what i paid a night here, and they do not compare to the experience i have received here. Jan and Jerry are the absolute best hosts ever. You come in and they immediately treat you like you are part of the family Actually you could say they treat you better than family. The house is tucked away so its quiet and peaceful. The beds are super comfortable. Jan's breakfast's are awesome. Five Star restaurant quality. I wish I could have stayed longer. I have family in the cable area, and I would come back just to stay here again and not even see my family (just kidding). Thanks Jan and Jerry for making my stay the best stay possible

--Robert T, January 2015

Shared a weekend with friends, daughter & baby in October everything was just great. Jan and Jerry were incredibly hospitable, eager to meet any need or request. Baby did great! Comfy & yummy food, great for hiking and outdoor recreational activities. Nice private downstairs area w/ full kitchen w/ breakfast ba and, TV lounging area, very accommodating.

--Pam and Fam, October 2014

A group stayed here for a wedding. Everything was perfect! Beautiful location, superb property, immaculate in every aspect. Jan and Jerry made sure everyone felt welcome. after one day we felt like we had made friends for life. It truly felt like staying with family.

--Guest, September 2014

Friendly caring owners went out of their way to make me feel "right at home"! The place was immaculate. Quiet peaceful surroundings. Beautiful location, easy access to building with carport and covered walkway. Perfect for rain or snow conditions. Would recommend this Bed and Breakfast to anyone. The owners really enjoy their business and it shows.

--R.B., September 2014

I highly recommend this B & B to anyone! The hosts,Jan & Jerry, are WONDERFUL and accommodating. The house is beautiful inside and out. My friends and I enjoyed a quiet night in the hot tub (with tiki torches lit by our hosts) and a wonderful breakfast. We plan to return this winter to ski-- we may even bring our families. Our children would enjoy how close it is to the bike and ski trails as well as the river. I am sure they would also enjoy Jan & Jerry's well behaved (3) dogs as well! If you need a place to stay in the Cable area - book now and you will NOT regret it!

--Guest, September 2014

My son and I stayed there about a month ago and it was just excellent. Unlike many bed & breakfasts where you sort of disappear into your room, they encouraged conversation and had much to share. Very classy but the surroundings were beautiful woods. I'll be back, soon I hope. Can't say enough good things about this really unique spot.

--Linda, April 2014

"Myself and three other members of the Nordic Fox Ski Club stayed at Drumming Woods for four nights for the American Birkebeiner Ski Race. It was fabulous. Their B & B is walking distance to the start line and they offered to drive us if we wished. All three meals each day were available and set up to accomodate our skiing. Jan and Jerry were very gracious, the food was excellent and their three dogs were very friendly. I plan to return again for the Birkie in 2014."

--Art Kardatzke, February 2013

"My husband and I stayed at Drumming Woods three nights over Birkie weekend and LOVED every minute of it! The location to Telemark is so close, we skied to the start line! Jan & Jerry are so welcoming and gracious, and their home is beautifully detailed with Jerry’s woodworking craftsmanship. Each day we enjoyed breakfast, lunch, appetizers and dinner, which were delicious. They are very accommodating, so, if we couldn’t make it for lunch or dinner on certain days, it wasn’t a problem. The bed was very comfortable, and the hot tub was a welcome site after skiing each day. An added bonus for us was the dogs; we loved them, and wanted to sneak them back home with us! We will defiantly stay with them again, and would recommend Drumming Woods to anyone, its top notch!"

--A Shermm, February 2013

"My husband and I stayed at Drumming Woods the night before the Firehouse 50 / Fantasy 50 bike race in August 2012. We had a wonderful stay and wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy the outdoor whirlpool and/or firepit. It is a beautiful home, comfortable and classy, great beds, only 2 minutes from Cable but out in the woods. The breakfast was excellent! We appreciated Jan's offer to feed us early to get to the start of the ride. Jan and Jerry are super friendly and gracious hosts."

--K Beismann, August 2012

"My husband & I just had the most amazing time in Cable this weekend. DRUMMING WOODS bed & breakfast was the most top quality stay we've had. Jan & Jerry, the proprietors are so hospitable and generous with their time and attentions.

"The details of the inn are also top notch ..... quality bedding sheets and mattress / gourmet breakfast with handmade jam, homemade wild blueberry muffins etc etc. Top quality shower gel and candles by Thymes. All of this is not to mention the unique craftsmanship of the actual property... stone floors, flagstone walks, slate flooring, cedar, hickory, granite details and gorgeous landscaping."

--Lisa Sutherland, June 2012

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