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Historic Scanlan House Bed & Breakfast Inn

708 Parkway Ave S , Lanesboro, MN 55949-9733 USA (Show map)
268 Reviews
$100 - $225
per night

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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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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. :)

A great start to a weeklong Wedding Anniversary Surprise

5 on October 06, 2014

My wife and I just celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary and had the pleasure of staying 2 nights at the Historic Scanlan House in the Safari Suite. Everything was perfect. The flowers and champagne I ordered for my wife were amazing. The room was spacious, clean and well decorated. The gourmet breakfast was also a treat. Our host went way out of her way to take care of all of the details. I highly recommend this property for a romantic Victorian getaway We’ll definitely be staying there again. Andrea and Dan

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4.8 on September 29, 2014

Wonderful Hostess. Great experience

Would stay at Scanlan House again.

4.4 on September 26, 2014

We stayed two nights in late Sept. Lanesboro is charming and Scanlan house is beautiful and host family very welcoming. The amazing 3 course breakfast lasted us well into the afternoon. Our room had a large jacuzzi but no shower. The queen size bed was very comfortable. Room felt a bit small but the lovely balcony more than made up for it. Overall a good value and would stay there again.


4.2 on September 25, 2014

First time at a bed and breakfast. Enjoyed it very much!

Best of the Best

4.8 on September 24, 2014

The house is awesome - from the woodwork to the decor to the flower gardens that surround it. Exactly how a B&B should look. The room was exquisite! Roomy and functional. The bed was great as well. But... It's the breakfast that made our trip. To simply sit down and have several courses served while chatting with the other guests - that made the stay at Scanlon the best we've ever had. If you're going to Lanesboro - I'd highly recommend staying here. We stayed one night but wished we stayed two. Next time we will.

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!

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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
  • [Resource Id: alcohol_provided, Set: propertyview] Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • [Resource Id: disabledaccess, Set: propertyview] Limited

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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