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Historic Scanlan House Bed & Breakfast Inn

708 Parkway Ave S , Lanesboro, MN 55949-9733 USA (Show map)
242 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
  • Services4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.6

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Amazing Get Away!

5 on July 04, 2014

What a fabulous place to stay. The breakfasts were amazing, the host, Mary was very fun to visit with and the room comfortable and quiet. Would highly recommend this venue to anyone considering taking in the Root River area or looking for a couple of night get away!

It doesn't get any better than this bed and breakfast!

5 on July 02, 2014

Rooms were great and the service was outstanding. Hostess went out of her way to make you feel welcome and personalize the service. Even made homemade popcorn for us to enjoy when we watched our choice of movies from over 400 dvd's. Kept constant watch on the severe weather that was in the area for the nights we were there. Cooking was utterly fantastic and delicious.

Weekend Stay for a Younger Couple

5 on June 18, 2014

My girlfriend and I had a great visit to the Historic Scanlan House. I've stayed at other B & B's and this place blew them out of the water. We stayed on the first floor but still had plenty of privacy. Breakfast was great, a HUGE dvd library was available for check-out in the evening, and the number of beverages (tea, cider, coffee etc.) available to folks at their leisure was amazing. The location in Lanesboro is great. Although it's not a large town by any stretch of the imagination, this B & B is located just on the outskirts - so theres no potential to hear crossing traffic. The grounds and rooms were maintained in a way that someone who takes great pride in the place would keep them. I'll be moving soon apart from my girlfriend, and we've already made plans to meet half-way at the Scanlan House this Fall.

Bicycling get away

4.6 on June 09, 2014

We booked the B & B after reviewing other overnight accomodations. We were not disappointed. The B & B is convenientely located within the community. Our room was exceptional, as was the morning breakfast. We enjoyed the fellowship of the owner, and the other guests during our stay. I would also recommend if possible that you go to Lanesboro during the week if you wan to avoid the weekend crowds. There are many places to stay in Lanesboro. If you are looking for something special, consider the Historic Scanlan House. We definately plan to return. Mike and Dawn

Back again

5 on May 29, 2014

I've stayed at the Scanlan House several times and I come back for the king sized bed in the Steeple Room--something few B&B's offer--and, especially, for the luxurious breakfast which accommodates my dietary limitations beautifully.

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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

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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

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

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