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Why You Should Stay at our Bed and Breakfast in Minnesota

The holiday season is coming and a new year is on the horizon.  As we snuggle in for a long and cold Minnesota winter, we can’t help but dream of things to come in 2022, which we hope includes a stay at our exceptional Bed and Breakfast in Minnesota. Lanesboro, known as the Bed and Breakfast capital of Minnesota, should be at the top of your list of places to visit in the new year.

Lanesboro is a charming small town located in the scenic southeastern portion of the state, perfectly situated for biking, walking, paddling, and more along the famed Root River State Trail.  Its also located in the heart of Minnesota’s Amish Country, and altogether a wonderful and wholesome place to spend a few days.

Our charming Inn is nestled in the heart of beautiful Lanesboro and offers elegant accommodations, exceptional service, and an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy this charming midwestern town. We look forward to welcoming guests this spring to our Bed and Breakfast in Minnesota.  Book your getaways today!

A Guest room at the best Bed and Breakfast in Minnesota

The Best Bed and Breakfast in Minnesota

There are plenty of great places to visit in Minnesota, from the rugged charms of our northern friends in Duluth to the beautiful St. Croix River valley, all the way to our southeastern corner of the state. Here, in what is known as Bluff country, you’ll find the best Bed and Breakfast in Minnesota – the Habberstad House.

Our Bed and Breakfast in Minnesota offers an authentic and welcoming place to stay; a home that is reflective of the unique and storied history of the beautiful town of Lanesboro. This home was built in 1897 and has served many purposes in the community over the years.  It retains its exquisite Queen Anne Victorian charm, while still offering guests a range of amenities and modern conveniences.

Our Bed and Breakfast in Minnesota is the only Select Registry property in the state, a unique distinction that brings with it an elevated expectation of experience.  Select Registry is a collection of properties around the country that excel in personalized service, and who have passed the most comprehensive inspection in the hospitality industry. Here, as with other Select Registry properties, you can expect to find an attention to detail that is otherwise unheard of at traditional hotel chains.

With just six guest rooms on offer at any one time, you’ll find that our Bed and Breakfast in Minnesota truly does feel like your home away from home.  You won’t find busy crowds here, which leaves you plenty of time to enjoy the quiet respite you crave. And, of course, given that we’re a Bed and Breakfast in Minnesota, we can’t ignore the best part of your stay; the breakfast!

Every morning of your stay, we’ll serve you a delicious and gourmet breakfast. We start with fresh fruit, often served either with local cheese or homemade granola. Following that, we’ll serve a rotating selection of main dishes, which includes things like a savory quiche, oven-baked French toast, applesauce pancakes, pannekoeken, and so much more. You won’t leave our table hungry!

Root River State Trail Bridge, near our Bed and Breakfast in Minnesota

Enjoy Your Time in Lanesboro, MN

Though staying at our exceptional Bed and Breakfast in Minnesota is reason enough to visit the charming town of Lanesboro, there are other wonderful things to see and do while you’re here.  Between exploring the stretches of the Root River State Trail, and exploring other charming towns along the way, and touring Amish Country, there’s enough to keep you busy for days.

Root River State Trail

The top attraction in Lanesboro is the 42-mile paved Root River State Trail.  Whether you plan to bike the length of the trail or walk/cycle portions of it, there’s plenty of beautiful scenery to soak up along the way, and several small communities worth visiting.

The Root River State Trail travels from the town of Fountain to Houston, passing the towns of Lanesboro, Whalen, Peterson, and Rushford along the way.  There’s also a connector trail that leads the way to the beautiful town of Preston. As you make your way down the trail, you’ll encounter outstanding views of the soaring limestone bluffs. The trail rises and falls with the bluffs, as it winds its way through the historic towns and past the rolling farmland in between.

Though the most popular way to experience the Root River State Trail is by bike, you can also head down the river itself!  Hop in a kayak or canoe, or get out on the water in a tube – and explore the Root River in an entirely new way! The river is mostly a gentle flow, and you can rent canoes and kayaks in Lanesboro at Root River Outfitters.

Amish Country Tours

One of the most popular things to do in Lanesboro, MN, aside from biking on the Root River Trail, is to tour Amish farms in the area.  The Lanesboro area is home to a large population of Amish families, giving visitors the perfect opportunity to stop by Amish shops for homemade goods.

Bluffscape Amish Tours is the main tour operator in town. If you would rather tour Amish Country on your own with no schedule or tour guide, there is the Amish Backroads Tour.

More Things to do near our Bed and Breakfast in Minnesota

  1. Don’t miss your chance to explore the quaint shops, restaurants, and more in downtown Lanesboro – it’s just a short walk from our Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast! Many locally owned and run shops worth visiting, including The Peddler, Windy Mesa, and Amish Experience.
  2. Catch a performance at the famed Commonweal Theatre, which is known as southern Minnesota’s premier professional live theatre company.
  3. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center is a great place to enjoy a walk. They offer over 9 miles of trails around their campus that are open to the public, with opportunities for birding, hiking, mountain biking, and more.
  4. Lanesboro is also a great place to enjoy a round of golf, and the best place to do it is the Lanesboro Golf Club, which offers a 9-hole course. This club was established in 1929 and is an excellent place for a morning or evening round.
  5. Get to know Lanesboro even more with a visit to the Lanesboro Historical Museum. Here they feature an extensive collection of history, pictures, genealogy, and artifacts. The museum fills three floors and is a fun and informative way to learn about Lanesboro.

However you spend your time in Lanesboro, we’re confident you’ll love every second of the time spent at our charming Bed and Breakfast in Minnesota. While you’re thinking of upcoming getaways, know that our Inn is also a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion, and we offer a range of romantic specials and packages to help you do exactly that.  Book your room at our Bed and Breakfast in Minnesota today!

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eBike Rentals Now Available!

We now have five eBikes available for all day rentals while you stay with us. Our guests can experience the Root River Trail easily with the pedal assist function on these easy-to-use eBikes.