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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!

Unique Things to do in Minnesota Near Our Bed and Breakfast

There are many unique things to do in Minnesota that are sure to be unforgettable experiences while visiting this one-of-a-kind area! Lanesboro includes interesting geological history, natural attractions for the outdoor enthusiast as well as a thriving arts community. This area has much to offer those who are looking for the not so usual things to do on vacation. The quaint, charming, and historic town of Lanesboro lies in the heart of what is known as “Bluff Country” in the Root River Valley. This place is considered a hidden gem of Southeastern Minnesota and you’ll find out why when you come to experience it for yourself!

While you are visiting this unique area, let our Minnesota bed and breakfast be the perfect accommodations for your best vacation! We offer 5 private guest rooms that you can retreat to at the end of a day of exploration. Our historic bed and breakfast were originally built in 1897 and many of the architectural details, such as the carved oak mantle on the fireplace, and the 8-foot tall pocket doors, have remained intact and have been beautifully restored.

The cozy and comfortable ambiance of our Lanesboro lodging will have you feeling like this is your elegant home away from home. If you are looking for the ideal place to stay while you visit this unique corner of Minnesota, book your room today! Continue reading

Stay at The Most Romantic Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast This Winter

 

Our romantic Lanesboro bed and breakfast is the perfect winter escape to celebrate a special occasion like an anniversary or just because! While Lanesboro is the bed and breakfast capital of Minnesota, it’s our beautiful accommodations that stand out from the rest as a place for relaxation and reconnection. The Victorian style of our inn harkens back to a bygone era. The ambiance of our Minnesota bed and breakfast will help you unwind from the stresses of life. The winter can be a particularly challenging time of year so why not get a change of pace and scenery to a cozy place where you can cuddle up with your sweetie!

Take a break from life at our Romantic Lanesboro bed and breakfast this winter. We want to make sure that you and your loved one feel as comfortable as possible at this home away from home. Get out and explore the surrounding area full of the stunning scenery of Bluff Country and the Root River. The historic and artsy downtown of Lanesboro is nearby with shops to explore. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that you and your partner have a romantic, cozy, comfortable, and elegant place to rest at the end of the day. Let our Minnesota inn be your ultimate couples retreat this winter! Book your stay with us today! Continue reading

Where to Stay When You Visit the Root River Trail

The Root River Trail is one of the top reasons that visitors from all over come to Lanesboro, at any time of year, and Habberstad House is where to stay, as the top Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast. So when making your plans to visit the 60-mile trail for cross-country skiing in winter, as well as bicycling, in-line skating, kayaking, running, or walking at any other time of year, our inn should be at the top of your list.

So make your plans for a stunningly scenic Root River Trail getaway right away — and start by deciding that the place to stay is our Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast. Book your room today! Continue reading

Enjoy Winter on the Root River Trail

Cross-country skiing along the Root River Trail is a big draw for winter guests at our Minnesota Bed and Breakfast.Many of the winter guests at our Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast stay with us at this time of year to take advantage of the breathtaking opportunities for cross-country skiing along the Root River Trail, which runs east-west through Lanesboro and several other Southeast Minnesota Bluff Country river towns. Its 30 miles of converted railroad tracks are as popular among skiers and snowshoers in winter as they are with bicyclists in summer.

Our Minnesota Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place for winter recreation enthusiasts to begin and end a day of adventure in the snow. You’ll start off with a peaceful night’s rest in one of our cozy guest rooms, historic in theme but contemporary in comfort and amenities, as well as a delicious, hearty breakfast made fresh from locally sourced foods. And you’ll wind down each day with a cup of coffee or tea, or chocolates, cookies, or apples available in our parlor before dinner in nearby Lanesboro (we’re happy to give you suggestions!). Make your plans to play in our winter wonderland and book your room today at our Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast!  Continue reading

6 Reasons Our Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast Is the Best Choice

Lanesboro is considered the Bed and Breakfast Capital of Minnesota, which tells you something about its appeal to visitors. So if you’re planning a visit to this charming Southeast Minnesota riverfront town, why not plan to stay at the best Lanesboro’s Bed and Breakfast?

Our Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast is nestled near the historic heart of downtown Lanesboro, which itself is nestled in the heart of what we call Bluff Country, for the stunningly scenic high banks that overlook the Root River. That makes our inn the perfect place for a relaxing winter getaway. Curl up in cozy comfort, protected from the winter chill, or experience the abundance of delights that await you in downtown Lanesboro. Either way, make your travel plans and book your getaway at our Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast today! Continue reading

8 Great Ways to Enjoy a Getaway in Lanesboro MN

“Lanesboro MN is a wonderful town in southeastern Minnesota. It’s nestled in rolling hills, in close proximity to the scenic Root River, and it offers plenty to see and do. … One of Minnesota’s best small towns.”

So says one top travel blogger, and who are we to disagree? And the best way to enjoy a getaway to Lanesboro MN is to start and end each day’s adventures at our Lanesboro MN Bed and Breakfast. From a good night’s sleep in one of our luxuriously appointed, Victorian-themed guest rooms and a host of cozy amenties to a hearty breakfast to get your day on its way, we’ve got your covered in comfort. Plan your getaway in Lanesboro MN and reserve your room at our Minnesota Bed and Breakfast today! Continue reading

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 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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Spring Flowers at the Habberstad House

Flowers abound here. Enjoy a virtual walk around the Habberstad House and see our spring flowers. It has been a cool week here in Lanesboro, with a potential frost tonight. The recent rains have provided much-needed moisture for a promising spring bonanza of blooms.

Guests Enjoy the Flowers and Gardens

We don’t have any of our annuals planted yet or our baskets or pots set out. But our perennials have not disappointed our visitors, with a wealth of colors and blossoms throughout the yard. Stone and brick paths lead visitors through the gardens.

Blues, yellows, purples and pink blossoms can be found along with luscious greenery. Thanks to our son, Nathan, for taking these photos for us.

 

ferns

New ferns on north side of house

Pink flowering shrub

Pretty pink flowering shrub

flowers among stones

Flowers intermingled with rocks along the stone path.

purple iris

A lone purple iris in the garden.

crab apple

Beautiful pink blossoms on the crab apple tree in the gardens.

Brick path

Our new brick path connects the Carriage House to the main walkway.

Johnny JumpUps

Purple and yellow Johnny JumpUps peak through in the garden.

Purple flowers

Pretty little flowers peak through.

blue flowers

Tiny little blue flowers can be found in the south gardens.

 

purple flower

Purple flowers from the south gardens

 

blue flowers

Little blue flowers along rock formations.

 

Bleeding heart flowers

Precious bleeding heart blossoms.

purple flower along stone path

Flowers line the stone path on the south side of the house.

Courtyard view

Courtyard view of Habberstad House

 

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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.