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Best Places To Stay In Lanesboro

November 2, 2010 2:35 AM

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The Victorian House

(credit: Amy C. Rea)

Lanesboro — it’s close enough for a day trip from the Twin Cities, but with all the inns and bed and breakfasts in town, there’s no reason to not make it a longer trip. 

Blogger and author Amy C. Rea recently spent some time in Lanesboro, and checked out a number of places to stay while you’re in town. On her blog, A Closer Look At Flyover Land, she details her adventure in getting lost around Lanesboro and fun things to do around town.

Here’s some of the top places to stay around Lanesboro. Don’t agree with our picks or got another hidden gem you want to share? Leave us a comment!

Stone Mill Suites

(credit: Amy C. Rea)

Stone Mill Suites

100 Beacon Street East – PO Box 407
Lanesboro, MN 55949
www.stonemillsuites.com

As lodging, it’s only been open 10 years, but the building itself was built in 1885 out of limestone quarried out of the bluffs surrounding Lanesboro. Each room’s purpose is explained, and original antiques are displayed throughout the inn.

Belle Rive

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Belle Rive

302 Ashburn
Lanesboro, MN 55949
www.bellerivebandblanesboro.com/

Belle Rive accommodates once set of guests at a time, so there’s no worrying about rowdy neighbors!

1898 Inn

(credit: Amy C. Rea)

1898 Inn

706 Parkway Ave S.
Lanesboro, MN 55949
www.1898inn.com

The 1898 Inn is a lovingly-restored historic home with two guest rooms, both with a private bath.

Historic Scanlan House

(credit: Amy C. Rea)

Historic Scanlan House

708 Parkway Avenue South
Lanesboro, MN 55949
www.scanlanhouse.com

The Historic Scanlan House is an 1889 Queen Anne with four rooms and three suites, all with private baths.

O'Leary's

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O’Leary’s

707 Parkway Ave S
Lanesboro, MN 55949
www.olearysbandb.com

O’Leary’s is a renovated 1910 home with five rooms, all with a private bath.

The Victorian House

(credit: Amy C. Rea)

The Victorian House

709 Parkway Ave. S.
Lanesboro, MN 55949
www.thevictorianhousebb.com

The Victorian House was built in 1892 by banker and grocery store owner Samuel Nelson. Three rooms with a private bath are offered.

Anna V's

(credit: Amy C. Rea)

Anna V’s

507 Fillmore Ave. S.
Lanesboro, MN 55949
www.annavbb.com

Built in 1908, the turret of Anna V’s is a notable landmark. Anna V’s offers one room and two suites, all with a private bath.

Habberstad House

(credit: Amy C. Rea)

Habberstad House

706 Fillmore Ave. S.
Lanesboro, MN 55949
www.habberstadhouse.com

The colorful Habberstad House was built in 1897 by a local business owner. Six rooms, all with a private bath, are offered, as well as concierge service.

Inn At Sacred Clay Farm

(credit: Amy C. Rea)

Inn At Sacred Clay Farm

23234 Grosbeak Road
Lanesboro, MN 55949
www.sacredclayfarmbandb.com

The Inn at Sacred Clay Farm is three miles from downtown Lanesboro, but it’s tucked away in a wooded, private area. Five rooms and suites, all with a private bath, have fun themes, like the Cranberry Room and the Whimsical Room.

Berwood Hill Inn

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Berwood Hill Inn

22139 Hickory Road
Lanesboro, MN 55949
www.berwood.com

Set on a hillside five miles outside of Lanesboro, Berwood Hill offers five rooms and suites, as well as expansive lawns made for lingering, and a set of Adirondack chairs overlooking miles of farmland and forested valleys.

-Amy Rea is a freelance writer and author of Minnesota, Land of 10,000 Lakes: an Explorer’s Guide (Countryman Press, 2008), as well as the upcoming Backroads & Byways of Minnesota (Countryman Press, spring 2011).

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