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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!

A working Amish Farm, which you can visit and is one of the most unique things to do in Minnesota

Unique Things to do in Minnesota This Summer

The Root River is the star of the show in Lanesboro every summer, but it’s certainly not the only thing worth doing while you’re here. In fact, there are plenty of unique things to do in Minnesota near our Bed and Breakfast. This area draws visitors all year long due to the many ways you can explore the outdoors here and the interesting and charming small-town feel.

If you’re ready to get out and explore with us, here are a few of the unique things to do in Minnesota that you can expect to enjoy when you visit our Inn.

  1. Ride along the 42-mile paved Root River State Trail. This beautiful trail begins in Fountain, MN, and travels through many picturesque small towns, Lanesboro being one of them. Rentals are available at many locations, including the Little River General Store in Lanesboro.
  2. When it gets hot outside, you can also canoe or kayak on the Root River Water Trail. The river is mostly a gentle flow and you can rent canoes and kayaks in Lanesboro at Root River Outfitters.
  3. Shopping your way through downtown Lanesboro itself is one of the most unique things to do in Minnesota. There’s a wonderful variety of locally owned and run shops to visit, including The Peddler, Windy Mesa, and Amish Experience.
  4. One of the more unique things to do in Minnesota is to take a tour of Amish Country and visit Amish farms. Lanesboro is a great place to do exactly that, with companies like Bluffscape Amish Tours.
  5. Enjoy some great hiking, biking, and birdwatching at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center.
  6. We think one of the more unique things to do in Minnesota is to visit local community theatres, and you’ll find a great one in Lanesboro. The Commonweal Theater happens to be one of the best theater companies in the Midwest.

An exterior view of our Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast - visiting here is one of the most unique things to do in Minnesota

The Most Unique Place to Stay in Minnesota

After exploring some of these unique things to do in Minnesota, we have no doubt you’ll fall in love and return to Lanesboro time and time again. There’s not only plenty to do here, but the relaxing vibe of the countryside will immediately put you at ease.

Our Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast is one of the most unique places to stay in Minnesota. We offer five charming guest rooms in our impeccable Victorian-style house, each of which reflects the beauty and culture of Lanesboro and highlights the history and architecture of our historic Minnesota bed and breakfast.

Each morning of your stay, we’ll treat you to a home-cooked breakfast made with locally grown or purchased ingredients. You’ll enjoy dishes such as applesauce pancakes, pit-smoked bacon, and savory quiche. Come relax, unwind, slow down, and feel rejuvenated with a visit to beautiful Lanesboro. Visiting this town truly is one of the most unique things to do in Minnesota. Book your stay 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.