2016 Lanesboro Christmas Inn Tour

Stone Mill Winter 1

Stone Mill in Winter


Lanesboro!  The Bed & Breakfast Capital of Minnesota!  Kick off your holiday season by visiting several of the lodging destinations in the area during the 2016 Lanesboro Christmas Inn Tour on Sunday, December 4 from 2-6 p.m!

Before touring, you may want to attend a historical presentation about the inns at the Commonweal Theatre from 11 a.m. – noon.  We are also excited to be cooperating with several Lanesboro area artists who will be displaying and demonstrating their art at each of the inns.

Seven locations will be featured on this year’s tour:

Stone Mill Hotel & Suites

Family-owned since 1999, the hotel has served Lanesboro guests with overnight lodging since 2001.  The historic building previously served the area as an ice house, egg processing and poultry facility, and a feed mill.  Visit 13 themed guest rooms, browse the gift shop, and enjoy refreshments during this year’s inn tour.  Rick and Cheryl Lamon will be your hosts.

Historic Scanlan House Bed & Breakfast

Lanesboro’s first Bed and Breakfast listed on the National Register of Historic Places was built by Michael Scanlan, whose family was among the founders of Lanesboro.  This was the first house in Lanesboro to have indoor plumbing and electric.  Your host will be Kirsten Mensing.

Habberstad House Bed & Breakfast

This Queen Anne Victorian home will be decked out for the holiday along with the Carriage House.  Built in 1897 by Norwegian immigrants, Olaf and Celia Habberstad, the home features quarter-sawn oak throughout the first level and three sets of pocket doors.  Your hosts will be innkeepers Mark and Elaine Edwards.

Scandinavian Inn

Sample traditional Scandinavian treats at this 1892 Queen Anne Victorian, built by Norwegian immigrant Ole Habberstad.  As co-owner of the Lanesboro Lumber Company, Ole ensured the home was solidly constructed, with southern yellow pine trim work and pocket doors warming its interior.  The rooftop gazebo offers a memorable view of the Root River Valley.  Your hosts will be innkeepers Peter and Vicki Torkelson.

James A. Thompson House Bed & Breakfast

This brick Italianate two-story home offers views of the river and the Lanesboro dam.  The library, front parlor and dining room were restored in 2016 and feature Bradbury and Bradbury Art wallpaper, reflecting a look back in time.  Your hosts will be innkeepers David and Marti Gray.

Iron Horse Outfitters & Inn

New in 2015, the décor will remind visitors of a different time when traveling was an adventure and small towns thrived.  Each room has a view of Lanesboro’s iconic bluff cut by the Root River.  Your host will be Pat Shanahan.

Cedar Valley Resort

Located in nearby Whalan, Cedar Valley Resort is located on property first purchased in 1928 by the owner’s grandfather.  This family-run resort has nine log-sided cabins on 30 acres along the Root River.  Larry and Sheryl Johnson will be your hosts.


Tickets for the tour are available through the Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce at www.lanesboro.com or by calling 507-467-2696.  Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the tour.  Guests staying at participating inns will receive half-price admission to the tour.  Rooms are already being reserved!  We invite you for the tour and for an overnight stay!