Historic Scanlan House Bed & Breakfast Inn

708 Parkway Ave S , Lanesboro, MN 55949-9733 USA (Show map)


An Exceptional Lodging Experience in One Of Minnesota Most Recognized Bed and Breakfasts! Romantic and stately Queen Anne Victorian mansion (1889). Elaborate woodwork, stained glass windows, antiques. All Guest Rooms and Suites have Private Bath, 2-Person Whirlpool and/or fireplace, T.V., AM/FM/CD Stereo, hairdryer, full array of bath amenities, air-conditioned. Rates Include our complimentary world famous multi-course breakfast. Near antique shops, live theater, Root River trail for biking, hiking, and in-line skating, canoeing, tubing, tennis, Amish tours, winery, specialty shops, gourmet dining and more. Bike and canoe rentals available. Recognized as "One of the top ten places to wake up in the state of Minnesota" and "One of the top 15 Bed and Breakfasts in the USA with the friendliest staff"




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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Historic Loveliness. Delicious, authentic breakfast!

4.6 on May 17, 2016

We could not have been more pleased with our overnight stay at Historic Scanlan B & B in Lanesboro, MN. Authentic Victorian decor, just cluttered enough to be comfortably welcoming. Enjoyed every amenity offered. Wonderful 2 person Bubble Tub. Breakfast was served hot and delicious with table decked out in finest Victorian array. We will return!

The Scanlan House Experience

4.2 on April 13, 2016

The owner/host was exceptional. She made my wife and I feel welcome and at home. Super relaxing old style setting. Very different/homecooked/exceptional breakfast. Yes, I would go there again.

relaxing getaway!

4.0 on April 07, 2016

We had a wonderful, quiet and relaxing weekend at the Scanlan House. Our room was clean, and the whirlpool tub was very big and very nice. Breakfast was absolutely delicious and was served by a very friendly and attentive host. Thank you, Scanlan House!

Great experience and value

5 on April 06, 2016

We fell very welcome and enjoyed the safari suite and particularly the jacuzzi tub.

Definitely recommend!

4.8 on December 28, 2015

We loved our stay at the Scanlan house! The breakfast was delicious (and accommodating to our dietary needs), the two-person whirlpool was so relaxing, and while in our room we couldn't even hear the other guests. Our room - Grandma Bells - was a bit smaller than we had been anticipating, but we will definitely be back. They had lots of recommendations of things to do in town/nearby (even in winter), a large DVD collection that you could borrow from, and our hosts were super friendly. Stay here if you can!

Wonderful Get-Away Week-End

5 on December 23, 2015

A beautiful old house, excellent breakfast.

nice getaway

4.6 on December 20, 2015

This b&b was very charming- room was very clean and included everything we needed. The owner was very friendly and treated us like family. Lanesboro is a lovely little town, and this was a great place to stay!

Great time at a great place

4.4 on October 23, 2015

We had a wonderful time. Our hostess Kirsten was very friendly and helpful. We were in the Masquerade room and enjoyed the huge whirlpool and the nice balcony. The breakfast was amazing! Thank you for giving us such a nice stay!

Scanlon House, 10-10-15

4.4 on October 19, 2015

We spent our 35th anniversary celebration at the Scanlon House in Lanesboro, MN. It was a beautiful B&B and we had the Sunrise Suite. The grounds were fantastic and we played cribbage outside on one of the patio tables. The flowers and foliage were unparalleled and well maintained. The room was fantastic with plenty of space, great furniture and classic decorations. The Sunday breakfast was very good and offered a variety of scrumptious selections. The only addition I would recommend would be to have the hostess go to the dining tables and give a short history of the house and its previous inhabitants. It would seem more life-like and give all the guests a reason to tell others about it.

Wedding Night Stay

5 on September 30, 2015

The Safari Suite was the PERFECT room for us to stay in on our wedding night!!! This Bed and Breakfast has to be one of the best ones in town. Super clean! Extremely friendly! AMAZING three course breakfast!! We couldn't have asked for anything better!!

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Location Type

Small town


Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) 95 miles

Directions to property:

Follow Highway 52 to Fountain. Take Hwy 8. (Left Turn) Follow to Stop Sign Right Downtown Lanesboro. At Stop sign turn Right. We are the last house on the left on that street. Can't miss us! Big Victorian Home with Big Sign!

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Amish Tours, Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Natural Caves, Carriage Rides, Trolley Tour, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Internet Service, Library, Telephone, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Amish Tours, Live Professtional Theatre, Trolley Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4 pm
  • Check Out:: 12 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A credit card or a check for the amount in full in advance.
  • Cancellations: A $15 Bookkeeping fee is charged for any cancellation. Should you cancel though 7 days or less from the date of arrival there will be a full charge unless we are able to rebook the room.



Kirsten Mensing

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  • Time Served: 9 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Sugar Free