Southeastern MN Autumn Adventures & Getaways

The long, lazy days of summer will soon give way to the spectrum of autumn colors.  With that in mind, a trip to Southeastern Minnesota to include historic, scenic Lanesboro, Minnesota, as a stop would be part of a perfect autumn adventure.

If you enjoy outdoor adventures like hiking, biking, tours, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, or playing golf, Lanesboro is the perfect place for you.

If you enjoy wine tasting, going to the theater, dining, shopping, or ice cream, Lanesboro is the perfect place for you.

If you enjoy art and art inspired creations, Lanesboro is the place for you.

The Root River and the Root River Trail follow each other and both run right through the middle of downtown Lanesboro.

All that and more in one area!  Hope to see you soon.  Until next time . . .

 

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Plan Your Stay-cation, Vacation, or Play-cation in Lanesboro, MN

Summer will officially arrive shortly and the words stay-cation, play-cation, and vacation come to mind.  Lanesboro, MN is at the top of those lists with so many activities to choose from.

In March of 2014, The Smithsonian Magazine ranked Lanesboro as one of America’s top 20 places to visit.  Lanesboro offers a plethora of activities for visitors, and there is something to fit everyone’s taste.

A stop at Stone Mill Hotel & Suites can provide you with a shopping, activity, and lodging experience.  The Art & Craft Gallery located at the hotel offers a variety of handcrafted gifts from local and regional artisans.  All of the items in the gift shop are crafted in the United States.  If a tour is the reason for the stop, you can either rent a CD and take a self-guided Amish tour or book a tour with Bluffscape Amish Tours.  If your visit to Lanesboro includes an overnight stay, Stone Mill is the perfect way to end your day.  The rooms and suites are beautifully decorated and provide a unique and luxurious guest experience.

Summer is calling and you are being invited to visit Lanesboro for your stay-cation, play-cation, or vacation.  We hope you answer the call.

 

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Fall Foliage and Holiday Shopping In Lanesboro, MN

I can’t believe we are over half way through the month of October.   A few more weeks and the doors will be closed on beauty of this season, and we will usher in the next season and its beauty.  I think I used the word “beauty” generously when it comes to the upcoming season.  I have a tendency to enjoy the changing of the seasons; however, winter doesn’t provide much enjoyment for me personally.

At this writing, we are experiencing a cool October week.  The morning temperature was 22 degrees.  The morning air provided a cool bicycle ride for our guests at Stone Mill.  With the temperatures being cooler, visitors to Lanesboro are looking for alternate activities in and around Lanesboro.

An Amish tour from Bluffscape Amish Tours is a wonderful activity for those cooler days.  On this tour you will not only learn about the Amish community, but also have the opportunity to visit their farms and tour their shops.  In the Amish community, you will find beautiful furniture, gorgeous baskets, and awesome chocolate covered cashew crunch.

If you stay in Lanesboro for the day, why not get started on your holiday shopping?  The shops in Lanesboro provide for a unique shopping experience where you can find the perfect gifts for your friends and all of those on your list.  The picture above is only a sampling of the gifts that can be found in the Art & Craft Gallery at Stone Mill Hotel & Suites.

Continued good wishes to everyone for a wonderful fall.  Next week, at this time, we will be getting our costumes ready for Halloween!

Until next time . . .

 

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Plan a “Fall Fun Run” to Southeast MN and Lanesboro MN

With summer going by quickly and fall fast approaching, now is the time to plan a “fall fun run” to Lanesboro to rest, rejuvenate, and explore.  At Stone Mill Hotel & Suites, you can check off all of the above-mentioned items. Imagine, you could be sitting and enjoying morning coffee or a glass of wine on the deck. (You could be you in one of those chairs!)

Your exploration can start with the on-premise Art & Craft Gallery.  If exploration of the area is for you, why not take an Amish tour with Bluffscape Amish Tours.  If you want to take a self-guided tour of the Amish community, you can rent an Amish Backroads Tour CD.  Either of these tours will provide a fun and educational way to learn more about our neighbors.

After a day of fun, you can rest and relax in any of the rooms or suites.  For a step above in relaxation, choose a suite with a double jacuzzi. Soak the stresses of the day away.  You can rejuvenate at the on-site Day Spa with a variety of massages and services.  Let your muscles be soothed with a circulatory or deep tissue massage.  Give your body the comfort it deserves.

Beyond the doors of the Feed Mill, you will find many activities in Lanesboro such as canoeing, tubing, theater, shopping, and golfing.

If your exploration takes you beyond the limits of Lanesboro, Niagara Cave near Harmony, The Spam Museum in Austin, and Four Daughters Winery near Spring Valley are popular destinations in Southeastern Minnesota.

Until next time . . . .

 

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The Tulips Are Blooming

A visitor to Lanesboro,Scott from White Bear Lake, took this beautiful picture of the tulips right outside our front door last weekend.  Thank you Scott!

As Lanesboro continues to awaken, the Commonweal Theatre Company will be hosting the 15th Annual Ibsen Festival on April 13 – 15.  This year, Pillars of Society, has been chosen as the Ibsen production.  A complete listing of the weekend’s events can be found at www.ibsenfest.org.

In addition to the Ibsen Fest activities in Lanesboro, Bluffscape Amish Tours will be offering tours.  The tours will depart on Friday and Saturday at 10:00 or 1:30.  The tours depart from the Lanesboro Feed Mill.  To schedule a tour, please call 507.467.3070.

To add a little relaxation to your weekend, the Lanesboro Day Spa has appointments available on Friday afternoon and Saturday.

 

 

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Bluffscape Amish Tours Open for 5th Season

Season 5 Opening Day

Bluffscape Amish Tours is excited to announce their 5th Amish tour season starting Saturdays only in March and daily Mon – Sat, April – October. Ticketing and departure location is at the Lanesboro FEED Mill at 102 E Beacon St, Lanesboro, right next door to the Stone Mill Hotel & Suites. Tour times are at 10 am and 1:30 pm. To learn more about the Old Order Amish of SE Minnesota, please visit our website at www.bluffscape.com or call 507-467-3070. Immerse yourself in the history and lifestyle of the Amish while munching on their buttery cashew crunch while riding on a Bluffscape Amish Tour.

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