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Historic Scanlan House Bed & Breakfast Inn

708 Parkway Ave S , Lanesboro, MN 55949-9733 USA (Show map)
260 Reviews
$100 - $225
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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
  • Dining4.6

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Scanlan House - Lanesboro

4.2 on September 17, 2014

This is a well kept historic home with orginal woodwork, period furnishings, and many little extras in terms of amenities. The hosts were very gracious and engaging and the breakfast was incredible. We also didn't realize how beautiful this area of Minnesota was - well worth a visit. We will be back for sure.

Exceeded our expectations

5 on September 09, 2014

We stayed one night in the Steeple Suite and our friends were next door in the Sunrise Suite. It was perfect. The bed was gloriously comfortable, the shower nice and hot, ample and complete amenities. They even have a refrigerated cooler outside our suites stocked with beverages. There is a butler pantry near the kitchen that is available to guests 24 hours a day with hot beverages, ice and little candies. The decor is true to the era of the home with beautiful stained glass, lovely furnishings and woodwork. It is very clean and well kept. The landscaping and gardens are extraordinary, there was even a visiting garden society visiting the day we checked out. Breakfast is a gourmet, three course, thoughtfully prepared and presented feast. Yum! We enjoyed conversing the Kiersten, her mom Mary, and her brother David. It is obvious that they take great pride in everything they do! Thank you for making our time with you so special and personal!

The Scanlan House

4.2 on September 09, 2014

The yard is beautiful and has many areas that one can just sit, relax, and enjoy. The butlers pantry with all the teas and hot choc, and pop corn is a nice touch. The breakfasts are great. We had a lovely time.

Weekday getaway

4.4 on September 05, 2014

Very nice room. Good value for the price. Comfortable bed. Need to type out instructions for using sat. tv. Instructions were scribbled on little post-it note and I had to figure out how to use tv myself.

Innkeeper Response
Typing up the instructions for use of CD player is an easy request. :) We will happily do so. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. We appreciate that very much.

Spectacular Scanlan

5 on August 26, 2014

Amazing breakfasts, gracefully served. The garden and grounds are simply gorgeous with many comfortable seating and relaxing options. A glorious experience, couldn't recommend it higher.

Very Lovely

4.4 on August 23, 2014

First time staying in a B & B and I would most definitely stay here again. Very friendly staff and wonderful setting. It was a great experience for my girlfriend and I.


4.8 on August 22, 2014

loved the experience!

Very nice!

5 on August 18, 2014

What a great place to spend our anniversary! Everything was perfect from the food to the room. Kirsten and her staff know what they are doing at the Scanlon House! We loved it!

Wonderful Stay

4.2 on July 29, 2014

Was a wonderful experience. The food and accommodations were most marvelous and I would love to have another stay.

Nice stay in beautiful B&B

4.8 on July 28, 2014

Had a great experience at the Scanlan House. Thanks!

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Location Type

Small town


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

Directions to property:

Follow 494 East to Hwy 52 South. Follow to Hwy 8 in Fountain. Turn Left. Follow to stop sign downtown Lanesboro. Turn Right. We are the last house on left.

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, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR

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
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • 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.



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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Sugar Free

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

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