On the bank of the Root River, in one of Minnesota's most ancient and picturesque valleys. Mrs. B's also sits right on the main street, which is Parkway Ave. Restored to include modern conveniences, while keeping a comfortable and eclectic Victorian decor. In the yard between the inn and the twisting river, the conversations of birds, the sound of flowing water, and a lovely garden offer a peaceful place to relax. Looking from Mrs. B's windows outside, is a scene that could have been painted by Thomas Cole or Grandma Moses. Our decks await your enjoyment and a full creative country breakfast is served each morning. Mrs. B's Gift Certificates are always available.
5 on July 10, 2014
We just discovered Lanesboro when we were invited to bike the trail with friends. When making a room reservation, we found there were many B&B's from which to choose. We were happy with our choice of Mrs. B's. Located on the main street, it was near to restaurants (Pedal Pushers and Riverside on the Root were great), parking was limited in the back of the Inn but parking on the street was available and safe (and there was a place for bike storage) , the Commonweal Theatre was a 2 block walk (with an outstanding production of "Around the World in 80 Days"), and the trail access just outside the front door. There are other attractions to be found -- just read the brochures. The heavy spring rains made the river unsafe for canoeing and tubing - but it offers other options for another time. The owners, Trish and Matthew were welcoming. While the rooms were small they were decorated beautifully, were clean, the bed comfortable, and the Inn quiet. Our room had only a shower which is ok by us. Our group took advantage of the outside seating and garden area along the River and the afternoon cookies. Coffee and tea were available in the early morning and later afternoon. There is no TV but it did not matter as it is the aim of the owners to create a restful presence. And -- the breakfasts each day were outstanding. The blueberry pancakes were the best I have had and the French toast a close second.
5 on June 30, 2014
This was the perfect place for my husband and I to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary. It was quiet, relaxing and the breakfast was AMAZING! Trish and Matthew were great hosts and we can't wait to come back again. The town of Lanesboro couldn't get much cuter and the bike trails were really fun. We biked to Preston for lunch and then back to Lanesboro, we saw 5 deer during our ride :)
4.8 on June 23, 2014
My wife and I enjoyed our stay very much. The property was very clean and the food very good. Would highly recommend this property. I did think $200 for one night was a little pricey.
4.8 on June 15, 2014
The new owners, Trish and Matthew, took over Mrs. B's and opened up May 1st. So rule #1 if you are read previous reviews-- if it's negative and it's before May 2014-- dismiss it! We arrived for Rhubarb Festival weekend (which by the way is 100% Americana "fun") mid-afternoon on Friday to a warm greeting, friendly guidance, a quick tour, some fresh cookies and help getting settled in our room (Mrs. B's bedroom has a king size bed-- the only room with one) Location is right in town (the town has less than 1K people--it was never noisy...I didn't hear a noise all weekend. The owners are very much into holistic healing principles-- good eating, a fresh garden of herbs and veggies in the back, healthy lunch boxes if you want to order one...and decadent breakfasts. One morning was blueberry pancakes and the next fresh stuffed french toast. My tip...weather permitting sit on the patio and enjoy the sounds of the river. We brought our bikes...they have storage if you need to lock them up overnight. A bike rack is just down the street and we used that when not leaving on car. Park on the street...we never moved our car until we left Sunday :). The room was roomy..everything clean....fresh linens...anything you need just ask. No TVs to make it a perfect getaway from technology. There are not a lot of "rules"....just simple requests like to please use the extra towels they provide to wipe off any bike grease you may get while riding. We enjoyed dinner at the Riverside on the Root. Saturday night they have nice music on outside patio (ask for a blanket if it gets chilly..they have them). We really had a nice time. We'll be back at Mrs. B's again-- for sure.
4.4 on October 13, 2013
Our stay at Mrs. B's Historic Inn was wonderful. It is a quaint building with charming rooms, a great getaway from from the busy-ness of everyday life. We'll be back!
Riverside, Root River Trail, Countryside, Downtown, Small town
Rochester, MN (RST) 43 miles
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Tubing, Canoeing, Biking, Hiking, Bird Watching, Environmental Learning Center, Carriage Rides, Wagon Rides, Amish Tours, Caves, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Board games, Ceiling fans, Internet Service, Library, Private entrance , Earth Friendly Soaps & Shampoos, Hairdryer upon request
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Amish Tours, Art Galleries, Theatre, Environmental Programs, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports
Trish Capua and Matthew Vedder
Family, Healthy Environment Camp; Green Earth Interests, Keeping Our Gardens and the Inn as green as possible, Organic Gardening, Fine Art Painting, Art, Asian Art and Decor, Gourmet Cooking, Gardening, Travel, Books/Reading, Interior Design, Fishing, Bird Watching, Classic Cars
Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten and allergen free based on guests needs/restrictions.
Banana & Pecan stuffed French Toast
Delicious Golden seared French Toast Stuffed with Bananas and Pecans sautéed with Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Butter and topped with Powdered Confectioners Sugar served with Sausage or Bacon and Juice.