A & M Schmidt

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.

January 2019

Robert T.

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

January 2015

Pam and Fam

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

April 2014

Art Kardatzke

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 accommodate 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.

February 2013

A. Shermm

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 definitely stay with them again, and would recommend Drumming Woods to anyone, its top notch!

February 2013

K. Beismann

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.

August 2012

Lisa Sutherland

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.

June 2012

Sam & Jake

Thank you for a wonderful weekend full of delicious breakfast and lots of skiing! You guys are wonderful hosts and have a lovely home. Jake & I had a great time and look forward to another in the near future. Have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Thank You Again! Sam & Jake  12/22/2019

January 4,2020 Blaine Nordic Team

Thank you so much for everything!!I had a great time and your dogs are adorable-Stella

Thank you so much for having us! The beds were amazing and the food was great. Had a ton of fun and can’t wait to come back next year! Nathan & Ben


January 16, 2020 Jake,Sam & Conner

Another great trip to the trails and an awesome time @ Drumming Woods! Thanks so much for having us. We’ll be back. Love Jake, Sam & Conner

Birkie 2020

Jan & Jerry,
Thank you for such a perfect stay! I’ve absolutely loved my time here and feel like I am leaving with amazing memories, new friends and a special chance to get to know this beautiful pocket of Wisconsin! Thank you for everything!
Nicole, Ottawa Ontario.


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Spectacular everything! Snow, Sunshine, Furry Friends to cuddle with, wonderful food and conversation.
Love Lynn& Drew


Thanks for everything!
You both were great hosts & the dogs too!
See you for our next adventure..
Brian & Megan MLSP


I love this place, reminds me of home. Great hospitality, great conversation, World Cop Ski & Biathlon on the TV and wonderful food!
Keep snowshoeing Jan and keep the wood pile full and dry Jerry!
Ed Strabel, Palmer AK


Thanks once again for a great Birkie weekend Jan & Jerry!
Good skiing, good eating and good pups all around!
Love it!
Susan & Nate
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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!

February 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.

February 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!

July 2016


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!

September 2018

Denise and Wade

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.

January 2018