The popular Lanesboro Holiday Inn Tour is coming soon, and this year it comes with a special twist. The Tour welcomes people to visit the Bed & Breakfasts and inns that have made Lanesboro the Bed and Breakfast Capital of Minnesota. This year the Tour will happen over two days: November 19th and 20th. Six inns will be open on Saturday November 19th, and six more on Sunday the 20th. Each will be decorated for the holidays and will offer a warm welcome to their special homes. The Old Village Hall Restaurant & Pub will also be serving Amuse Bouche (bite-sized appetizers) to all tour ticket holders as part of the tour. Visit the inn tour web site to see the inns participating in the tour. The times of the tour each day are 2-6 p.m.
Tickets purchased in advance are $20 for a one-day visit, $35 for two days. Guests who are staying at any of the sponsoring inns that weekend will receive half-price inn tour tickets. Enjoy the charm of Lanesboro and the beauty of the decorated B & B’s as a way to begin your holiday festivities. For more information, call 800-944-2670 or 507-467-2696. Advanced tickets—which are limited—can be purchased online at or in-person at the Lanesboro Visitor Center in downtown Lanesboro. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets purchased on the day of the tour are $30 for one day and $45 for two days.
Make your visit to Lanesboro complete by dining downtown and attending the holiday play “Parfumerie” at the Commonweal Theatre. See you at the 3rd Lanesboro Holiday Inn Tour.
contributed by: Marv Eggert, Hillcrest Hideaway
This past weekend we had the most wonderful group stay with us. Hyland UMC youth group came to Stone Mill Hotel & Suites for their spring retreat. It was great to have them. They have great inspiration to tell about what they learned from the retreat about helping people from a distance. If you asked them I think that their bicycle trip and rummage sale fashion show were the biggest hits. Before they left they gave us these really great thank you’s!
The best part of the weekend for Stone Mill was how well these young folks listened! Their leaders asked them to help us out by stripping the beds and placing the laundry outside of house keeping for us. We thought that that was great until we saw this….
Thanks Hyland! We can not wait to see you again soon!
There for a little while, the sun started to shine and warm the earth. We even started getting the front patio ready for guests. But then, Mother Nature decided that we needed a little cooling off. So she sent us some snow and some rain and some wind. Since we can not be outside getting things ready for guests, we decided that we needed to do a little “spring cleaning” around the Mill.
Our Spring Cleaning involves a lot of hard work and long hours. One of the things that comes with spring cleaning is of course a visit from the local health inspector. We are proud to report that this year the Health Inspector gave us a score of 100! Over the past month we have been shampooing the carpets, flipping mattress and all that good stuff that helps us to maintain the rooms in new condition. We have also added some new shelving in the rooms. As you can see in the picture to the left, many of our rooms and suites have new shelves over the coffee and microwave station.
We are also excited about continuing our relationship with Essence of Lanesboro. Last year we worked with Peter C. Bilkey, Ph.D, owner of Essence to develop a scent specific and unique to Stone Mill. After many long sniffing sessions, we finally came back to the combination that we started with… “Suites Scent with Juniper”. Here at Stone Mill, it was important that we created a scent that was light, refreshing, did not contrast with personal cologne or perfume and one that gentlemen did not mind using either.
Hope you enjoy these little “spring cleaning” touches when you come for your next visit with Stone Mill!
Just outside of Stone Mill Hotel & Suites there is a planter, and in this planter each and every spring Cheryl (Colleen’s Mom) always plants beautiful flowers. In the spring however, there are a few crocuses that always seem to sprout up before anything else can be planted.
We like to think of these delicate and beautiful perennials as the first signs that soon the weather will warm and that the bikers and theater goers will soon be back and another wonderful summer season is just around the corner.
But there is so much more going on around the Mill here than just beautiful little flowers peaking up through the soil. We have been hard at work all winter long putting together new ideas and a few new touches here and there to welcome each and every one of you back to your favorite overnight Lanesboro lodging. We hope that each of you will keep up to date here on our new blog with all the comings and goings of life here at the old Lanesboro FEED MILL.
Check back often because you never know what can happen just a stone’s throw from anywhere you are…