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Historic Scanlan House Bed & Breakfast Inn

Lanesboro, MN 55949-9733 USA (Show map)
253 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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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!


3.6 on July 28, 2014

Delightful one night stay at Scanlan's! We were in Lanesboro to see a friend in Arsenic and Old Lace at the Commonweal Theatre, and just loved our stay at Scanlan's! A delicious, lively breakfast with much conversation and laughter rounded out our stay.


5 on July 28, 2014

This is our second time staying at the Scanlan House. For the life of me, in nine years I don't know why it's only been two. This was an amazing stay with my lovely wife. The place is gorgeous, peaceful, the staff is so kind and accommodating, the town is wonderful. I will make sure we don't take nine years before our next visit!


5 on July 24, 2014

This was our first stay at a bed and breakfast and it was an amazing experience. Beautiful home with amazing food and great people. All the rooms were beautiful. The town is fun and beautiful. We would definitely come back and would recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone.

Awesome Stay

5 on July 23, 2014

wonderful breakfasts very friendly very tidy beautiful

First Time B&B'er, Hard to Beat!

5 on July 23, 2014

Nothing but good things to say about our stay here. I had no idea what to expect being a first time B&B'er, but the whole experience was a great one. The hosts were warm and welcoming. They were happy to answer any questions about activities, history, etc. The breakfast was fabulous and the people who stayed there all thought so, as well. One of the couples were visiting the Scanlan House for their second time. We I stayed here mid-July, so it was very hot outside, but the Scanlan House was kept nice and cool! We will definitely recommend.

Superb B & B

5 on July 20, 2014

My daughter and I had a lovely stay at the Scanlon House over the 4th of July weekend. We loved the balcony of the Masquerade Room. The breakfast was excellent and the company warn.

Enjoyed our stay - Scanlan is very good choice!

4.8 on July 16, 2014

Scanlan Bed & Breakfast website shows excellent video invitation, and we were very happy with the beautiful room and breakfast food and visiting the next morning. We brought a bottle of wine and enjoyed in the beautiful garden when we arrived. Lanesboro set up well for weekend getaway, good local restaurants and excellent evening theater and nightclubs. Highly recommend Scanlan - plan to come here again!

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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
  • 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.



Kirsten Mensing

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

1 Cat

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Sugar Free

Details Diamond Collection

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

Property highlights

Free $60 gift card with a $300+ purchase