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.
The FEED MILL complex in Lanesboro is undergoing exciting new changes. With Mom’s (Cheryl’s) retirement from Cheryl’s Apparel in November 2011, we move forward undertaking new endeavors. Our first construction project (or should I say Rick2first construction project) is the building of the new front desk area for Stone Mill Hotel & Suites among other businesses (more on that in later posts).
For those of you whom haven’t been introduced Rick2 includes the team of my Dad and Rick Sjarpe our very skilled maintenance and handyman that has been part of our family for 9 years. In the photos you are seeing that our “Check In” Area will now be located in the “Red Mill” building to the east of the Stone Mill limestone building. I look forward to providing posts on the process of changes to our lovingly restored FEED MILL.
Lanesboro has fabulous restaurants and great lodging. Check out the information below from the Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce that includes New Years Eve Menus and great opportunities to spend New Years Eve in Lanesboro!
Each Week the Chamber of Commerce puts out the activities for the coming week. Click on the link below to find out what is going this weekend in beautiful Lanesboro, MN.
This Week: December 15, 2011
New Year’s Eve is a GREAT time to get away with the one you love! It is a special time for reflection, connection and beginning that New Year’s resolution to spend more intentional time with the one you love.
Stone Mill Hotel & Suites along with The Old Village Hall Restaurant & Pub and The Riverside on the Root & Dirty Martini Lounge are pleased to give you the perfect opportunity to share a special evening in Historic Downtown Lanesboro.
Start your evening by checking into your uniquely themed room and enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine from Lanesboro’s Scenic Valley Winery. Take pleasure in having an enchanting and romantic dinner at the Old Village Hall or the Riverside on the Root Restaurant. End your truly unique New Year’s Eve evening by joining many Lanesboro locals at the Root River Saloon or the Dirty Martini Lounge for music and great fun. Guests at Stone Mill Hotel & Suites who are having dinner at one of these two fantastic restaurants will receive a 15% discount on their room and also get to sleep in as late as they wish with a check out on Sunday January 1, 2012 at 6PM.
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!