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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 Perfect Weekend Getaway in Minnesota

As we gear up for another busy season of bikers on the Root River Trail and visitors to the charming town of Lanesboro, MN, we thought it’d be fun to remind you what makes our Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast such a wonderful weekend getaway near Minneapolis and St. Paul. You will find plenty of fun things to do in Lanesboro, MN, but you’ll also find that it’s a great place for a fun-filled, romantic, and relaxing weekend away from the city.

Lanesboro is located in southeastern Minnesota in the part of the state known as “bluff country.” It’s known as the bed and breakfast capital of Minnesota, which is a testament to just how special this place is for a weekend getaway near Minneapolis/St. Paul. Everyone wants a slice of Lanesboro, where the town is as charming as beautiful! Between the arts, scenery, and outdoor recreation, you’ll want for nothing throughout your stay.

For an extraordinary weekend getaway near Minneapolis/St. Paul, stay at our luxury Lanesboro, MN Bed and Breakfast. Our historic Queen Anne Victorian house offers five uniquely decorated private guest rooms. Couple that with our exceptional hospitality. It won’t take you long to see why Lanesboro, and our Bed and Breakfast, in particular, is rated as the best weekend getaway near Minneapolis/St. Paul. Book your room at our Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast today! Continue reading

Unique Things to do in Minnesota Near Our Bed and Breakfast

There are plenty of unique things to do in Minnesota, and one of our favorites is visiting the charming town of Lanesboro.  Lanesboro is a charming, small-town located in Minnesota’s southeastern Bluff Country. It’s the gateway to the famed Root River Trail, which itself makes our list of wonderful and unique things to do in Minnesota.

Lanesboro is a long-time favorite getaway for Minnesotans, and that’s thanks to its abundant small-town charm and the breathtaking natural beauty of the area. Of course, there are plenty of great things to do in Lanesboro, including riding, walking, or floating along the Root River Trail, shopping downtown, and visiting nearby Amish farms.

Lanesboro is only two hours south of Minneapolis/St. Paul, too, which means it’s an easy place to escape for a relaxing weekend.  With so many unique things to do in Minnesota located right here, it’s truly no wonder Lanesboro is beloved by many. Add to the experience a stay at our charming bed and breakfast, which features five elegantly appointed guest rooms, and you have the perfect getaway in the making. Book your stay at one of the most unique places to stay in Minnesota today! Continue reading

One of the Most Unique Places to Stay in Minnesota

A new year is here, which means an entire year full of adventures and possibilities are waiting for you. The charming town of Lanesboro, MN, should definitely be on your “must-see” list this year. Lanesboro is, without a doubt, one of the most unique places to stay in Minnesota. It’s here that you’ll find the popular Root River State Trail and the restful escape you’ve been looking for.

What makes Lanesboro one of the most unique places to stay in Minnesota? It’s the perfect blend of the small-town charm you’ll find in our quaint communities surrounding the Root River Trail, combined with the laid-back atmosphere, vibrant arts culture, and some of the most beautiful scenery in the state of Minnesota.

Aside from enjoying all the many things to do in Lanesboro, visiting this historic town also gives you the chance to stay at our rural Bed and Breakfast, which we would consider top among the most unique places to stay in Minnesota. Our Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast is located right in the historic heart of Lanesboro, known as the “Bed and Breakfast Capital of Minnesota.”  We’re well-situated for you to enjoy biking, hiking, and paddling on the Root River Trail, not to mention enjoying the best Lanesboro has to offer.

It’s genuinely the getaway of a lifetime. Don’t you think it’s time you started planning? Relax, unwind, and visit the Habberstad House Bed and Breakfast, one of the most unique places to stay in Minnesota. Book your room 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!

Discover the Best Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast in 2022

As we button up our Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast for the winter and get ready for the cozy, restorative season ahead, we can’t help but think about next year. There’s a reason our charming and historic Bed and Breakfast has been considered the best Lanesboro MN lodging. It starts, of course, with the cozy, elegant accommodations and continues with our dedication to exceptional hospitality.

Lanesboro itself is considered the Bed and Breakfast capital of Minnesota, which says a lot about how loved this charming little town is.  The popularity of Lanesboro is thanks in part to the popularity of the incredible Root River Trail, but it’s about more than that, too.  This charming riverfront town is breathtakingly beautiful, nestled in what is commonly referred to as Minnesota’s “bluff country.”

In the otherwise flat midwest, Lanesboro is notable for its scenic high banks overlooking the Root River and the picturesque valleys.  The town itself, though, is quite a draw, and our Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast is very near the historic heart of town. It’s a great place to spend a few days, whether on or around the river or relaxing and enjoying the artsy vibe of this quaint town. As you plan out your adventures for 2022, make sure our Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast makes your list!  Book your getaway today! Continue reading

Go River Tubing in Lanesboro MN!

What’s not to love about a river tubing (or kayaking/canoeing) trip down the stunning Root River, especially when you throw in a visit to the charming B&B capital of Minnesota?  With incredible access to the Root River Trail and the river itself, not to mention the thriving arts scene, charming shops, and delicious restaurants that call this town home, there’s plenty to love about visiting Lanesboro MN this summer.  River tubing on a hot summer’s day down the Root River is just the beginning!

Beyond just being a great place to cool off, the Root River and surrounding limestone bluffs and valleys are unbelievably scenic.  The glaciers that last moved through this area flattening most of the midwest just so happened to leave this area untouched, giving it its uncharacteristically hilly terrain.  What remains is bluff country, an absolutely breathtaking place to vacation and enjoy a bit of outdoor adventure along the Root River.

Make it a true getaway and spend a few days with us at the Habberstad House, the #1 Bed and Breakfast in Lanesboro MN.  Book your room 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

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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.