Happy New Year! Welcome 2019 in the Southeastern Minnesota town of Lanesboro!










Celebrate New Year’s Eve and welcome 2019 in charming Lanesboro, Minnesota! Bluff country is a great location for a nice winter getaway after a busy holiday season. Old Village Hall located on Coffee Street and Home Sweet Home on Parkway Avenue are known in Lanesboro for their wonderful food! New Year’s Eve Dinner will be served at both venues for those of you who would like to enjoy a culinary experience. You can even take a winter wagon ride across a bluff that sits above Whalan, just five miles from Lanesboro. High Court Pub and The Granary will provide musical entertainment here in town on New Year’s Eve. Lanesboro’s Saloon will have a DJ to supply all the tunes to keep you going until the countdown. If you are looking for a nice quiet getaway, Stone Mill Suites will be able to arrange that for you! Here’s how to eat, drink and relax your way into the new year.









Home Sweet Home is located at 210 Parkway Avenue N. This will be their first year open for New Year’s Eve Dinner as they are the newest addition to Lanesboro’s wonderful restaurants. From 8am- 5pm, Home Sweet Home will be serving breakfast and lunch. At 5pm, Chef Liz will be serving Prime Rib, baked potato, tossed salad and dessert until 8pm. Keep in mind you can stop at Granny’s Liquors and grab your beverage of choice to go along with dinner.


This restaurant is BYOB (Bring Your Own Beverage!) Be sure to save room for dessert, Liz is an excellent baker! Save your spot and call Home Sweet Home at 507-467-2244 to make a reservation.


The Old Village Hall is a restaurant and pub located in a stone building that was originally built in 1886 as the village hall, fire station and jail. This historical landmark is a place where you can experience fine dining in a casual setting. Open since 1994, the restaurant emphasis is on creative foods using the freshest ingredients and utilizing the regional fare whenever possible. Old Village Hall has put together a wonderful culinary experience for you to enjoy and celebrate the welcoming of the new year.

Old Village Hall will be serving a 4-course dinner on New Years Eve including a choice of Beef Tenderloin, New Zealand Lamb Chops and Jumbo Sea Scallops. Open seating will be from 5pm – 9pm.

Have you ever been on a private horse-drawn wagon ride? Sveen Wagon Rides can provide a memorable winter journey through the bluffs of Whalan. This ride takes about an hour. Half way through the trip, you will stop at the scenic overlook where there is a warm cabin to take the chill off. Restrooms are available and you are welcome to bring your own beverages, or something to consume while at the cabin warming up! Sveen Wagon Rides take place on private property at 26926 Everyday Road in Whalan/Lanesboro. Rates start at $100 for hook up fee (this includes up to 5 people) or $20 per person, whichever is greatest. Reservations are required. Contact Duane at 507-272-2149. You may want to hope for snow, so that you can go out on a sleigh!

The Granary will be hosting an evening of musical entertainment by The Turnip Truck- a subset of the musical band called The Rutabaga Brothers. Spend some time at 100 Beacon Street W on New Year’s Eve. The band will start at 9pm and you can enjoy the sounds of this local favorite as they play into the new year!

Bring your dancing shoes and sip on wine or beer during this fun special event. There will be a champagne toast at midnight so you may want to enjoy a coffee beverage while you are there also!


High Court Pub is a multi-level pub located at 109 North Parkway Avenue. The Year 2019 will ride in on Classic Rock, Folk, Country, with a touch of Bluegrass. You won’t want to miss Tom Schramm & the LPs in Lanesboro! Enjoy the great craft beers on tap, great cocktails and complimentary champagne at midnight for a special night out with friends. They will also offer an array of appetizers and flatbreads all night long.

Swing by the Root River Saloon at 112 Coffee Street East in Lanesboro for a beverage on New Year’s Eve! They will have a DJ from 8:30 pm until 12:30 am.

The American Legion will be hosting their annual New Year’s Eve Party! This customer appreciation event will be held upstairs with a DJ as well! The American Legion is located at 103 Elmwood Street E in Lanesboro. To show their appreciation, legion members will be providing a hot meal. The bar opens at 5 pm and the serving of food will begin at 6 pm. DJ will start playing at 8:30 pm until bar closes. Call 507-467-3440 for more details.

Be sure to stop at Granny’s Liquors for any beverage needs! Granny’s Liquors offers a vast array of craft beer, wine and spirits. Stop in at 113 Parkway Avenue N and browse their selections. They will be open on New Year’s Eve from 10 am to 8 pm. Call 507-467-2700 if you have any questions!

specials at Stone Mill Suites

If romance and relaxation is what you are looking for, Stone Mill Hotel & Suites can arrange just what you need. Stone Mill understands the demands of a busy life and wants to help you create some quality time away with that special someone. Our Romance & Relaxation package is designed to help you create those special moments that you will long cherish, and is a great option for a New Year’s getaway.

This Package Includes:

  • Discounted Room Rate in a double whirlpool suite
  • Bottle of wine (non-alcoholic options available)
  • One-hour on-site massage
  • Price of package starts at $190 + applicable taxes
  • Second one-hour massage for $70


Sweetheart Package

Are you a chocolate and wine lover? We have the perfect package for you as well. Be sure to ask us about the Sweetheart package! Enjoy a bottle of wine or sparkling cider and a box of chocolates made locally by Curly Girlz Candy. Each piece of Curly Girlz Candy has a character all its own because it is rolled, cut, dipped and decorated by hand in small batches.


This Package Includes:

  • 15% Discounted room rate in a double whirlpool suite
  • Bottle of wine or sparkling cider (chosen upon check-in from our collection)
  • ½ pound locally made chocolates from Curly Girlz Candy


Add on to this package:

  • One-hour on-site massage $70
  • Additional bottle of wine $18

Stone Mill Suites is located 100 Beacon Street in Lanesboro, Minnesota. Call us with any questions at 507-467-8663, we will be happy to assist you!

Experience the small-town charm of Lanesboro and book your stay for New Year’s Eve. Wrap up a busy holiday season and 2018 with a wonderful delicious meal at Old Village Hall or Home Sweet Home. Enjoy The Turnip Truck at The Granary, Tom Schramm & the LP’s at High Court Pub and bring in the New Year with a complimentary champagne toast. Relax your way into 2019 with ease at Stone Mill Suites, give us a call today.

Have a safe and happy New Year from the Stone Mill Suites family!