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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

What Happened to Summer?

Really August? Are you half over already? Where did my summer go?

These are the “Not” things I am fretting about:

  • Not having enough time on my bicycle.
  • Not tubing down the river yet this year
  • Not enjoying enough of the music opportunities here in Lanesboro.
  • Not building our raised vegetable beds.
  • Not getting enough miles with Miles, the resident Goldendoodle.
  • Not attending yoga class. I have only made one class this summer (because it occurs during the breakfast hour!).

But wait. Let’s look at summer through the “glass half full” option.

  • Mark and I entertained fantastic guests this summer, most of them from here in Minnesota. But others from Singapore, England, Canada, California, New York, Connecticut, Texas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, Colorado, New Hampshire, North and South Dakota, Ohio, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, New York, and Virginia. It could be I have missed a state or two in my roundup!
  • Mark and I enjoyed seeing The Commonweal Theatre’s productions of Three Musketeers and Souvenir this month.
  • I have read several outstanding books this summer, including “Me Before You,” “Bohemian Flats,” and “A Backpack, a Bear and Eight Crates of Vodka.” I am currently reading “Dear Committee Members” and “April 1865.”
  • We participated in Lanesboro’s Buffalo Bill Days parade, sold pies during the Art in the Park on Father’s Day Weekend, and also entered the baking contest during Rhubarb Festival.
  • We have seen many friends and family this summer in Lanesboro and are waiting the arrival of several others.
  • We learned how to make homemade strawberry jam. If only we had made more of this wonderful delicacy!
  • Mark is making dill pickles today. Beet pickles are on the order for tomorrow and sweet pickles later this week, using his mom’s super top secret recipe.

    Making dill pickles

    Mark loves to make pickles…sweet, beet, and dill.

Enough of the half over and the half full. I am going to make a goal of enjoying every minute of this glorious summer, until it gives way to fall.

 

 

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