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Historic Scanlan House Bed & Breakfast Inn

708 Parkway Ave S , Lanesboro, MN 55949-9733 USA (Show map)
275 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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More than we had imagined

5 on November 19, 2014

Firstly, our host Kirsten was incredible. Very accommodating, helpful, and can put out an amazing breakfast !! I've stayed in hundreds of hotels and some B&B's. This was so comfortable and relaxing. Felt like staying at Grandma's house. Didn't want to get out of the whirlpool tub either. Thanks for a great stay Kirsten!

Just the retreat I was looking for!

4.0 on November 16, 2014

A truly lovely property with a welcoming atmosphere! I spent 3 days at the Historic Scanlan House -- and I was truly delighted. I appreciated the warmth of the owners, the beauty of the room, the attention to detail, and the outstanding breakfast (I tried to give 5 stars to dining, but the survey tool for some reason wouldn't let me). I would love to stay here again.

23 year anniversary

4.6 on November 09, 2014

Beautiful historic B&B, friendly staff, bountiful breakfast - would gladly recommend this B&B and Lanesboro is located in the beautiful Root River Valley.

anniversary getaway

4.2 on November 07, 2014

Beautiful home. Wonderful breakfast. We felt pampered.

October 17, 2014 stay

4.0 on November 06, 2014

This was our second stay at the Scanlan House and everything was wonderful. We enjoyed the Halloween decorations and the fantastic breakfast!

Most excellent

4.6 on November 02, 2014

Definitely the most hospitable, friendly, hosts of the B and B's we have stayed at.

Great retreat after long bike ride

4.8 on October 26, 2014

Accommodations were great! Breakfast was delicious, Kirsten and David were joys to talk to. I will be back next year.

great place to stay!

5 on October 10, 2014

We were warmly welcomed by the staff when we first arrived and shown to our cute room(Grandma Bell's room). They were able to accommodate my nutritional needs without compromising the delicious breakfasts they make! Go to breakfast hungry or bring your own doggy bag because the breakfast is huge! The other guests were great and easy to talk to as well. We will be planning our next stay at the Scanlan house real soon!

Late Summer

4.4 on October 10, 2014

Beautiful grounds, very very quiet.

First B&B stay ever

5 on October 08, 2014

I picked this B&B because it looked like a castle and thought it was the best one in town. I was right! Loved everything it was a great decision to celebrate our anniversary! I loved the gardens if I stayed longer I would sit and enjoy the chilly weather. :)

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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, 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
  • 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.



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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Sugar Free


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

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