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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!

A couple biking together on the Root River Trail while enjoying romantic weekend getaways near Minneapolis/St. Paul

The Best Weekend Getaway Near Minneapolis/St. Paul

The Twin Cities are a wonderful place to live and work, but sometimes, getting out of the city and tuning out for a weekend is exactly what you need. This summer, it’s time you discover the most charming and beautiful weekend getaway near Minneapolis/St. Paul! Lanesboro is a short two-hour drive away from the city, and this is one of the things that makes it an ideal candidate for a weekend getaway near Minneapolis/St. Paul.

More than being an easy destination to get to, though, Lanesboro is loaded with charm. It’s located in the beautiful southeastern part of the state and home to various cute shops, charming restaurants, plenty of Amish farms in the rural countryside, and the famed Root River Trail. It’s a wonderful place to unplug and spend some uninterrupted time with your sweetheart.

Whether you prefer to relax in the comfort of your guest room or get out and explore, Lanesboro is a great place to escape from the stress and worries so many of us face in everyday life. Here is just a taste of what’s waiting for you in the quaint community of Lanesboro, MN:

  1. You’ll want a bike while you’re visiting Lanesboro.  You can bring your own or rent one from the Little River General Store. Afterward, hit up the popular Root River State Trail and enjoy a scenic ride through the bluffs of the Root River valley, visiting the charming Root River Trail Towns along the way. It’s one of the most beautiful trails in the midwest and one of the top reasons to make Lanesboro your go-to spot for the best weekend getaway near Minneapolis/St. Paul.
  2. Biking isn’t the only great way to explore the Root River Valley.  You can also rent a kayak or canoe from Little River General Store and hit the Root River State Water Trail. It’s a great way to see this scenic beauty from a new vantage point – and keep cool during the summer!
  3. Walk, browse, and enjoy the charming world of downtown Lanesboro. It’s filled with great shops, delicious restaurants, a wonderful History Museum, and even places to get sweet treats like Another Time Ice Cream Parlor or Lanesboro Pastry Shoppe.
  4. Stop by the Lanesboro Farmers Market to get fresh veggies, eggs, plants, fruits, jams and jellies, baked goods, and more! This is a great way to get a sense of the community and slow down and enjoy the time away during your weekend getaway near Minneapolis/St. Paul.
  5. The entire point of taking a weekend getaway near Minneapolis/St. Paul is to get out of your everyday rut and experience new things, right? There’s no better way to do that than visit working Amish Farms. There are plenty of them in the Lanesboro area. Take a step back in time with a Bluffscape Amish Tour, or go at your own pace there with the Amish Backroads Tour.
  6. A weekend getaway near Minneapolis/St. Paul is meant for delicious dinners out and time spent doing things like wine tasting. For that, Lanesboro doesn’t disappoint! Head to Root River Unwined, where they serve products from local farmers, brewers, and vintners in a relaxed atmosphere, or go to the Old Village hall overlooking the Root River bike path. Sylvan Brewing is the first brewery in Lanesboro in over 100 years, and Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery is a beautiful spot to taste wine, talk about wine, and have a fun experience.

Get Cozy in this guest room while enjoying weekend getaways near Minneapolis/St. Paul at our Lanesboro MN Bed and Breakfast

The Best Place to Stay in Lanesboro, MN

There are no recipes for the perfect weekend getaway near Minneapolis/St. Paul, but there are a few things that will make it undeniably better.  To start, there’s finding great lodging. You won’t find anything better than our #1-rated Lanesboro, MN Bed and Breakfast.  Our charming and picturesque Inn offers you an upscale step back through time. It’s your perfect retreat away from the world.

Along with our cozy and comfortable guest rooms, we also offer a home-cooked 2-course breakfast each morning. Fuel up for your explorations of the area with a savory quiche, french toast, or pit-smoked bacon. We even have a to-go breakfast if you are looking to head out early for an adventure.

With all of the fun and relaxing things to do in Lanesboro, combined with a stay at our Minnesota Bed and Breakfast, it won’t take long to agree that Lanesboro is the perfect choice for a weekend getaway near Minneapolis/St. Paul! Book your room at our top-notch Lanesboro, MN Bed and Breakfast 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.