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Fall Colors Along the Root River Trail

See the Fall Colors along the Root River Trail Near our Lanesboro Mn Bed and BreakfastAs we come to the close of what has been another spectacular summer along the Root River State Trail in Lanesboro Mn, it’s time we start looking ahead to what fall will soon bring us. Fall is extraordinarily beautiful in Lanesboro. If you’ve never seen bluff country during the peak of fall colors, then this year is your chance to fall in love with this extraordinary region of Minnesota. The Root River Valley in southeastern Minnesota is easily considered one of the top hidden gems of the state. Of the many charming small towns that populate this area, Lanesoboro is undoubtedly the best.  Book your room at our Lanesboro Mn Bed and Breakfast, and come see what all the hype is about this fallContinue reading

Take a Tour of Amish Country Near Lanesboro

Visit Amish Country Near Lanesboro, MinnesotaLanesboro, Minnesota is a charming community in southeastern Minnesota. It’s one of the many trail towns located along the Root River Trail and has turned into a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts during all four seasons of the year. Lanesboro is also a thriving arts community, with a variety of art galleries and studios, and boutiques to explore.  In fact, it has ranked as one of the top 100 Small Arts Towns in America. If that’s not enough, Lanesboro also serves as a gateway to explore the regions Amish Country. This historic community is the perfect example of a thriving rural town. Come explore everything Lanesboro has to offer, and book a room at the Habberstad House Bed and Breakfast 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

The Historic Commonweal Theatre is a Great Place for a Show

Visit the Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro, MinnesotaFor three decades, the Commonweal Theatre has been delighting audiences in charming Lanesboro, Minnesota, a hidden gem of a city nestled in the heart of Bluff Country. A cornerstone of close-knit Lanesboro, the downtown theater, which is located along the historic Main Street, frequently connects with the community through educational outreach and is the perfect place to spend an evening out on the town. 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. To see a show in this historic theatre, book a room at our Minnesota Bed and Breakfast today Continue reading

Explore the Root River State Trail in Minnesota This Summer

Explore the Root River Trail in Lanesboro, MinnesotaLanesboro, a charming little town known for its historic downtown and dedication to the arts, is located on the bluffs of Minnesota’s scenic Root River Valley. This part of southeastern Minnesota is stunningly beautiful, and perfect for a relaxing getaway. It’s also home to the popular and scenic Root River State Trail, which has been rated one of the best trails in all of Minnesota.  That’s saying quite a lot in a state known for its extensive outdoor activities and natural spaces! All along the Root River Trail, there are plenty of opportunities to bike, hike, and paddle your day away. Book your room at our Minnesota Bed and Breakfast today, and take the time to explore our section of the Root River State Trail this summer.

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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

Looking Forward to 2018

Mark and I are just back from our winter getaway. The last two winters we have spent the month of January on Tybee Island near Savannah, Georgia. In January, it is much warmer than here (normally) and is the downtime for this small island community. Though much bigger than Lanesboro, it retains a small town atmosphere with lots of locally owned businesses and several art-focused shops. Now that we are back, we are starting to do some work in the house to prepare for reopening the first of March. We hope to see you here at the Habberstad House in 2018.

winter on the beach

Our winter coats came in handy as a winter storm followed us to Tybee Island.

Sand mermaid

A find on the beach…a sand mermaid.

Sanddollars

Our days were spent walking the beach, in search of shells and sanddollars.

Ship leaving Savannah

The Savannah port is one of the top three in the country for ships coming and going.

Elaine on the beach

It was a lot cooler in 2018 than in 2017 on Tybee Island. However, it was much warmer than Minnesota!

June 2017 Updates from 706 Fillmore Ave South

Summer is almost upon us and our busy season is well underway. We have been welcoming many new guests and several returning visitors to the Habberstad House Bed and Breakfast. Life is good.

 

On a personal note, Mark and I are grandparents for the first time. We are very excited about the newest member of our family who lives about three hours away. Close enough we can make quick visits.

 

Our Guests

This morning four women just checked out: two sisters in their 80s and their daughters. They were first time visitors to a B&B and to Lanesboro. They enjoyed an Amish tour, a visit to a local winery, and dinner at local restaurants. I think they liked the breakfasts too. Mona wanted to know how I got her recipe for rhubarb coffee cake. It is one that has been passed around this neighborhood for years.

 

Tour Groups

Yesterday we had about a dozen team members from Another Time Ice Cream Parlor in downtown Lanesboro tour our B&B. They were on a fun day, visiting local B&Bs and were also going on an Amish Tour. By being more familiar with local establishments, the staff can answer questions that many of the visitors to Lanesboro ask them. Kathy and Ron Kasten are the owners of the parlor and always take one day during the season to have a fun outing with their young staff.

 

Updates

We are continuing to make updates to the B&B. In the next couple of weeks, we will be replacing the deck flooring in the Scandinavian Suite and also some of the front porch flooring. Mark had to really research to find the right boards for the front porch. We will have to post a picture when we get that fixed. We have two new patio umbrellas on the property and lots and lots of flowers planted. Now if we can just keep ahead of the weeds.

We are also participating in the summer community theater production: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”  If you are in Lanesboro the last two weekends in July, try and take in a performance.

Lanesboro Community Theater

Lanesboro Community Theater

Miles is up to his usual antics, sleeping and entertaining guests. Yesterday he got to sit on the porch swing with one of our guests for quite a while. Nothing like a spoiled Goldendoodle.

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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