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5 Fascinating Things to Do in Lanesboro This Fall

Looking for things to do in Lanesboro this fall? There’s no better place to take in Midwest fall color than a Midwest river town, with its lush greenery giving way to gorgeous reds, oranges and golds against the dramatic backdrop of stark high bluffs over rippling river water. And Lanesboro, Minnesota, a charming small town in the heart of historic bluff country on the Root River, is the perfect place to walk the woods, stroll the sidewalks, ride the river and do much more. One authority calls Lanesboro the “Belle of Bluff Country.” Certainly that is something worth seeing this fall?

Habberstad House Bed & Breakfast, which elegantly combines the charm of pioneer-era America with the best in contemporary guest amenities, is the perfect place to begin and end each day’s explorations. From here, it’s easy to enjoy all of the wonderful things to do in Lanesboro in the fall! Reserve a room at our Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast today! Continue reading

Lanesboro is the Bed and Breakfast Capital of Minnesota

Come see Minnesota's Winter Wonderland in the Bed and Breakfast Capital of Minnesota!There are a lot of wonderful destinations in the diverse state of Minnesota to visit, but have you ever visited the Bed and Breakfast capital of Minnesota? You may have heard of Lanesboro, MN, but if not, now is your chance to see one of the most charming towns in all of Minnesota. Sure, the Twin Cities have plenty to see and do, the rugged north is a great place to head when you want to dig into the snow and enjoy the great outdoors. But where do you go when you want to just relax and enjoy Minnesota’s scenic beauty?  You go to Lanesboro, located in southeastern Minnesota, which is commonly referred to as “Bluff Country.”

Our Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast is nestled right near the historic heart of charming downtown Lanesboro and is the perfect relaxing getaway you’ve been looking for this winter.  You’re welcome to curl up in cozy comfort, protected from the winter chill outside, but we encourage you to get out and experience the abundance of charm that awaits you in downtown Lanesboro. Book your getaway to the Bed and Breakfast Capital of Minnesota Today! Continue reading

Explore Downtown Lanesboro MN for the Holidays

Visit Downtown Lanesboro Throughout this Holiday SeasonYou can never go wrong with a visit to downtown Lanesboro MN. Lanesboro is a charming, historic town in the part of southeastern Minnesota known as Bluff Country. It’s most well known for the incredible Root River State Trail that passes through town, but it’s also known as the B&B capital of Minnesota!

This holiday season is the perfect time of year to come stay at our Bed and Breakfast and explore the small-town charm of downtown Lanesboro. Whether you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift or some downtime ahead of the holidays, we can think of nowhere quite so magical this winter. Come see what this quaint little town has to offer, and book a room at our Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast today! Continue reading

Lanesboro Inns Open Doors for Christmas Tour

Mark and I are excited for our first Christmas Inn tour here in Lanesboro.  Set for the first Sunday of December, the tour will feature beautiful homes, seasonal decorations and holiday treats and entertainment.

Christmas decor at Habberstad House

The Habberstad House at Christmas.

Seven participating inns will be decorated for the holidays as Lanesboro area innkeepers welcome you to visit at this special time of year. Set for December 4 from 2 to 6 p.m., the tour will feature beautiful homes, seasonal decorations and holiday treats and entertainment.

Tickets for the tour are available through the Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce or 507-467-2696. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the tour. Those staying at participating inns will receive half-price admission to the tour.

Many Lanesboro downtown businesses and restaurants will be open the day of the tour for holiday shopping and enjoyment.

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What Happened to Summer?

Really August? Are you half over already? Where did my summer go?

These are the “Not” things I am fretting about:

  • Not having enough time on my bicycle.
  • Not tubing down the river yet this year
  • Not enjoying enough of the music opportunities here in Lanesboro.
  • Not building our raised vegetable beds.
  • Not getting enough miles with Miles, the resident Goldendoodle.
  • Not attending yoga class. I have only made one class this summer (because it occurs during the breakfast hour!).

But wait. Let’s look at summer through the “glass half full” option.

  • Mark and I entertained fantastic guests this summer, most of them from here in Minnesota. But others from Singapore, England, Canada, California, New York, Connecticut, Texas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, Colorado, New Hampshire, North and South Dakota, Ohio, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, New York, and Virginia. It could be I have missed a state or two in my roundup!
  • Mark and I enjoyed seeing The Commonweal Theatre’s productions of Three Musketeers and Souvenir this month.
  • I have read several outstanding books this summer, including “Me Before You,” “Bohemian Flats,” and “A Backpack, a Bear and Eight Crates of Vodka.” I am currently reading “Dear Committee Members” and “April 1865.”
  • We participated in Lanesboro’s Buffalo Bill Days parade, sold pies during the Art in the Park on Father’s Day Weekend, and also entered the baking contest during Rhubarb Festival.
  • We have seen many friends and family this summer in Lanesboro and are waiting the arrival of several others.
  • We learned how to make homemade strawberry jam. If only we had made more of this wonderful delicacy!
  • Mark is making dill pickles today. Beet pickles are on the order for tomorrow and sweet pickles later this week, using his mom’s super top secret recipe.

    Making dill pickles

    Mark loves to make pickles…sweet, beet, and dill.

Enough of the half over and the half full. I am going to make a goal of enjoying every minute of this glorious summer, until it gives way to fall.

 

 

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