About Our Inn

Nestled against the bluffs in Southeastern Minnesota, the Habberstad House provides a relaxing retreat for visitors to Lanesboro. This 1897 Queen Anne Victorian was built by Norwegian immigrants and previously served the community as a hospital and a boarding house. Welcoming overnight guests since 1997, the Habberstad House features beautiful gardens and graceful latticed moon gates surround the porches on both the first and second floors. Two parlors and a large front porch provide gathering spaces for couples or groups. The dining room table can seat 12. The five luxurious guest rooms in the house are uniquely furnished, each with a private bath. Located at the top of the second floor, the Orchid Room features lovely antique furniture and a gorgeous art deco light fixture. The Rose Suite has a separate reading room and a private second-floor covered porch. The Heather Suite provides a lovely view of the gardens and a heart-shaped whirlpool tub. The Scandinavian Suite is in the new addition, with an in-room whirlpool tub and a private deck overlooking the gardens. All of the second floor rooms have queen beds. The third floor Amish Suite is nearly 800 square feet, and is perfect for a girls weekend or for that writer looking for a quiet place to finish a book. Newly remodeled in 2019, it has two king beds and a beautiful luxury shower. The separate Carriage House provides a quiet refuge for an intimate getaway. Also remodeled in 2019, it features a luxury spa bath with a soaking tub and a gorgeous shower. Guests are provided a scrumptious made-from-scratch breakfast in the morning.

Things To Do In Our Area

Lanesboro is the Bed and Breakfast capital of Minnesota. The town of 750 people is also a dedicated art campus. The scenic town is nestled in the bluffs in the Driftless Region, noted for the absence of glaciers through the area, resulting in a beautiful rolling landscape and forested areas. Lanesboro’s livable rural community can be traced to pairing the town’s natural and cultural assets to accessibility. Lanesboro is located in southeastern Minnesota community and is a destination for thousands of visitors. Its roots are from the building of the historic Lanesboro Dam more than 150 years ago. It owes much of its current tourism success to the conversion of an abandoned rail line into a paved bicycle trail.

Located in Fillmore County, Lanesboro is located along the Root River and surrounded by rolling countryside and rocky bluffs. It was a milling community in the 1870s, when most of the downtown commercial district, which remains today, was built.

Today, people bicycle, walk and even cross-country ski along the Root River State Trail. On the river, people enjoy canoeing, kayaking, tubing and fishing. Once in town, it’s an easy walk to the Commonweal Theatre, the Lanesboro Arts Center, the local history and natural history museums, farmers market, or art galleries, restaurants, and our many bed-and-breakfasts. Lanesboro is not only as a tourist spot but enjoys a diverse economy based on agriculture, manufacturing, retail businesses, and the arts.

Top Events In Lansboro

Bluff Country Gathering
Four-day event/workshops focused on traditional American music, dance and singing styles. The third week of May. Public concert on Friday night; square dance Saturday night.

Rhubarb Fest
Spend a day in Minnesota’s Rhubarb Capital and enjoy celebrating this unique vegetable with hundreds of other rhubarb lovers. First Saturday of June. Sylvan Park.

Art in the Park
Juried Art show held the third Saturday of June. Sylvan Park. 90 plus fine art and craft booths with live music and food.

Buffalo Bill Days
Annual city celebration held the first weekend of August. Dances, softball tournament, volleyball, kids activities, parade, and fireworks.

Farmer’s Market
Spring through Fall, Saturday mornings at Sylvan Park

Commonweal Theatre
Professional productions each weekend, and also most Thursdays and Mondays, April through December. Now in its 31st season of providing live theatre in a small auditorium.

Over the Back Fence
Variety show with local talent. Recorded for broadcast via radio and online before a live audience, second Friday of each month, St. Mane Theater. 

Lanesboro Arts Gallery
Showcasing art of regional artists. Open year round.

Amish Tours
Visit the Old Order Amish at their local shops. Guided tours April through October. Self-guided tours year round. Not open Sundays.

Awards & Distinctions

  • Rochester Post Bulletin, Best of the Best B&Bs, 2017 and 2018
  • Fillmore County Journal, Best of the Best Bed and Breakfast, 2018
  • Bluff County Reader, Best of the Bluff Country Bed and Breakfast, 2017 and 2018
  • Trip Advisor Award of Excellence
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