Historic Scanlan House Bed & Breakfast Inn

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


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
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Perfect get-a-way!

5 on October 20, 2016

Wonderful experience from check-in to check-out. Such friendly hosts, lovely accomodations, and breakfast was out-of-this-world! Met such nice people and will definitely be returning...

Beautiful Historic Home

5 on October 16, 2016

Our daughter gave us a gift certificate to a Bed and Breakfast. My husband recently retired so we decided to celebrate it at the beautiful Scanlon House in Lanesboro, Mn. It was the first time we ever stayed at a Bed and Breakfast and it was a wonderful experience. Our room was beautiful, the hosts couldn't have been nicer and the breakfast was scrumptious!

Absolutely delightful!

5 on October 10, 2016

we stayed in the Safari room which was decorated so creatively. Everything was so clean and fresh. The grounds are gorgeous with many areas to sit outside and enjoy the fall day. The breakfast was so delicious and the host family was so delightful to chat with. Had a great stay. I will recommend this to family and friends.

First visit to Scanlan house

5 on October 09, 2016

My husband and I recently spent 2 days at Scanlan house. It is a beautiful and comfortable B & B. The owners are extremely friendly and accommodating. The breakfasts were outstanding and plentiful! We tried not eating it all the second morning but everything was so delicious, we cleaned our plates yet again. We hope to visit Lanesboro again in the future and will only stay at Scanlan.

A wonderful stay

4.4 on October 02, 2016

A wonderful place to get away for a few days. A real down home host.

Scanlan House stay

4.4 on September 13, 2016

Great place to stay! Food and service were outstanding. Kirsten is very friendly and helpful.

Lanesboro Gem

5 on September 12, 2016

Beautiful B&B - we were in the Masquerade Room with its own private balcony in the turret at the front of the house. Great location - close to everything in town and last, but definitely not least, one of the best breakfasts we have ever had - a gourmet meal of fresh fruit, yogurt parfait, vegetable egg crustless quiche, homemade mozarella-stuffed sausage, pumpkin spice muffin and pound cake with sweetened mascarpone cheese!

it was outstanding as usual

5 on September 08, 2016

We have stayed here with another couple for at least 15 years. My favorite room is the one with the balcony. This year the weather was great, so we did lots of biking, outdoor dining and just strolling around town.

GIrls' weekend at the Scanlan House

4.6 on September 04, 2016

A lovely period house with comfortable, spacious rooms, and gracious and attentive hosts. The bathroom had an "enthusiastic" shower with excellent water pressure though the floor got a bit wet just from having the door open to turn on the water! Breakfast was started a bit later then other B&Bs we've stayed at (9pm) but this worked out well - we were able to forgo the alarm clocks and have a leisurely cup of coffee while waiting for the 3-course meal to commence - yogurt and fruit plate to start; a baked egg dish with vegetables, sausage and muffins on the side; and a small "sweet" plate to finish - ice cream one morning, and a yummy rhubarb crisp the other. The house is located on the "quiet"end of Parkway Ave., about 5-6 blocks from the center of town and the bike path, surrounded by beautifully kept grounds and plantings. There is a bike rack under a large port-cochere which kept our bikes out of direct rain. We even had the chance to watch one of the DVDs from the house collection on Saturday night! All together a great weekend.

One Night Bike Stay

4.8 on September 03, 2016

Accommodations were very nice It rained for a while the morning of our stay and it delayed our biking but it gave us more time to enjoy our breakfast and visit with the other guests without rushing.

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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, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wired internet

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.



Kirsten Mensing

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Sugar Free