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The Top 10 Things to do in Lanesboro MN This Summer

If you’re looking for all the best things to do in Lanesboro, MN this summer, we have just the guide you’re looking for! With rising gas prices and international travel costs skyrocketing, there’s never been a better time to stick a little closer to home and enjoy the great getaways right here in your own backyard. You might just be surprised at how much fun you have, too!

Whatever you’re looking for in a getaway destination, you’ll probably find it here. There are so many great things to do in Lanesboro, MN, including biking and boating adventures on the Root River, strolling around downtown Lanesboro, and seeing all this unique and eclectic town has to offer!

Lanesboro is located in the heart of Bluff Country in southeastern Minnesota. It’s one of Minnesota’s favorite getaways, not only because of its small-town charm but because the surrounding area’s natural beauty is breathtaking. Lanesboro is just 2 hours south of Minneapolis, too, making this hidden gem of a destination easy to get to for a quick weekend of fun and relaxation!

While you’re enjoying the many diverse things to do in Lanesboro, MN this summer, you’ll need a cozy, restful place to call home for a few days. Let our Lanesboro lodging be your perfect getaway this summer! Our charming bed and breakfast features five elegantly appointed guest rooms with private bathrooms in our historic house built in 1897.

If you want the ideal place to escape this summer for a weekend retreat, book your stay with us today! Continue reading

The Historic Commonweal Theatre is a Great Place for a Show

For three decades, the Commonweal Theatre has been delighting audiences in charming Lanesboro, Minnesota. Lanesboro truly is a hidden gem of a city, often referred to as the Bed and Breakfast Capital of Minnesota.  This quaint town is nestled in the heart of Bluff Country, set amidst scenic bluffs and the beautiful Root River Valley. the Commonweal Theatre, located in downtown Lanesboro, is a cornerstone of our close-knit community.

The Commonweal Theatre is a wonderful place to spend a relaxing evening out, and guests of our Lanesboro MN Bed and Breakfast enjoy reserved seats and discounted tickets to this delightful establishment. There’s no bad seat in the house, and even the theater’s design adds to the experience. The exterior calls to mind charming small-town storefronts, while the interior pays homage to history by featuring reclaimed seats from the original Guthrie Theater.

This holiday season, the Commonweal Theatre is putting out a wonderful version of the Christmas Classic, A Christmas Carol. The show will open soon on November 19 and will run through December 19. If you miss this holiday classic, we highly recommend you keep an eye on their developing schedule for 2022 and make this charming theatre a regular part of your life in 2022.

Take in a classic holiday performance at The Commonweal theatre in Lanesboro, MN

Holiday Shows at the Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro

No matter whether you’re ready to laugh, cry, or sing along, the talented company, you’ll find something to love about the performances at the Commonweal Theatre. The Theatre has been open since 1989 and has earned a solid reputation for being southern Minnesota’s premier professional live theatre company.

Though their regular season is fantastic, and a regular part of the experience here at Habberstad  House Bed and Breakfast, the Commonweal Theatre is delighting audiences this holiday season with their version of A Christmas Carol. The theatre is offering both virtual and in-person tickets to this wonderful holiday classic.

The Commonweal Theatre has also announced another exciting season ahead!  The 2022 season promises to be full of more of the same laughs, tears, and spectacular memories that theater-goers have come to expect from Commonweal Theatre. As an added bonus, if you buy a season’s pass to all 5 shows, you can enjoy delightful and professional theatre for just $99! The season will start in April 2022 and run through December 2022.

Of course, if you plan to see any or all of these shows in our incredible theatre, you should also make sure to plan your lodging. There’s nowhere better than our Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast, which is open from March – October of 2022.

Stay at our Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast and enjoy a show at the historic Commonweal Theatre

The Best Lanesboro MN Bed and Breakfast

The Habberstad House Bed and Breakfast is Lanesboro’s #1-rated Bed and Breakfast, which is saying something in a town that’s earned itself the moniker “Bed and Breakfast Capital of Minnesota.”  From the moment you first arrive at our historic Inn, we think you’ll see why it comes so highly recommended by our previous guests. Not only does the B&B feature eye-catching Queen Anne–style architecture and lush, season gardens, but it also puts you just a short walk away from the Commonweal Theater and the rest of downtown Lanesboro.

Inside our Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast, you’ll find 6 unique and luxuriously appointed guest rooms, each appointed with a broad range of modern amenities. Our breakfast is a popular guest favorite and features that traditional home cooking you crave. We offer two courses each morning, including fresh fruit, often served either with local cheese or homemade granola, followed by a main dish, which includes rotating selections like a savory quiche, oven-baked French toast, applesauce pancakes, and so much more.

Whether you’re here to bike the Root River Trail, celebrate special occasions or romantic getaways, tour Amish Country, or just experience something new, it won’t take you long to see why our Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast is such a popular getaway destination.  Book your room today!

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

Canoeing & Kayaking in Lanesboro, Minnesota

Canoeing and Kayaking down the Root River Water Trail Near Lanesboro, MinnesotaWith thousands of lakes and more miles of river than we can count, there’s little doubt that southeastern Minnesota is the perfect place to get out on the water to beat the summer heat. Here at the Habberstad House in the Root River Valley, there are plenty of opportunities to get out and go kayaking or canoeing on the Root River Water Trail. Our historic Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of downtown Lanesboro, and just a few minutes away from the spectacular Root River. Book your summer getaway to our Minnesota Bed and Breakfast, and get ready for an exciting canoeing or kayaking adventure. Continue reading

Plan Your Spring Getaway to Lanesboro, Minnesota

Book your Spring Getaway at our Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast TodayThe Habberstad House Bed and Breakfast is located in the charming town of Lanesboro, Minnesota.  Lanesboro, part of southeastern Minnesota’s famed Root River Valley, is the perfect destination for a spring getaway. Not only is Lanesboro the “Bed and Breakfast Capital of Minnesota,” but it’s also a charming town filled with a variety of things to do, both indoors and out. Whether you’ve come to relax, enjoy the arts, or explore the tranquility of Minnesota’s Bluff Country, our welcoming Bed and Breakfast is undoubtedly the best choice for lodging in Lanesboro. We offer comfortable accommodations in our guest rooms, quality amenities, and the finest hospitality and concierge service in town.  Book your getaway at our Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast, and come see everything our town has to offer this spring. Continue reading

Spring into Art With Us in Lanesboro, Minnesota

Spring into Art Festival in Lanesboro, MinnesotaThe charming town of Lanesboro is nestled in the Root River Valley of Minnesota. This quaint little town has been charming visitors for decades, and has earned itself the reputation as being the “Bed and Breakfast Capital of Minnesota.” Guests come back year after year for a variety of reasons, not least of which is the scenic natural beauty found here.  Beyond that, Lanesboro is also an extraordinarily creative community, and in 2013 was named one of the country’s “Top 12 Small Town Artplaces” by Artplace America. That’s quite an honor for a town with a population of less than 1,000 people. This March, experience the arts in Lanesboro for yourself, with the Spring into Art Festival. As you look for lodging in Lanesboro, you’ll find nothing that beats the historic Habberstad House. Book your room at our Minnesota Bed and Breakfast today. Continue reading

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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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.