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

Wonderful Bed & Breakfast

5 on May 14, 2017

Mary is a delightful hostess serving a wonderfully, delicious 3 course breakfast!

The bike riders

5 on May 07, 2017

I loved the patio our room had so we could sit outside, and the jacuzzi!

Great food and room for the price

3.8 on April 26, 2017

Compared to other B and B's, this price is very reasonable for the quiet room and excellent breakfast provided. Also nice amenities, including free DVD's to watch, with free popcorn to take to room. Very private owners, who make themselves minimally visible; house is comfortable and free to roam is nice. There are free coffee/tea/hot chocolates always available, and other beverages for purchase (including some decent wines). We would definitely return here!

Comfy visit

4.6 on April 12, 2017

We stayed for an evening and it was very nice. We had the house to ourselves due to the time of year and that was very appealing to us. The house is very neatly decorated. The amenities are very comfortable. Thank you for the service!

A Dream

5 on December 21, 2016

Our stay was so wonderful! We were expecting a romantic winter get away and that is what we had! So welcoming and we wanted for nothing. Just like visiting in someone's home. beverages of all types at your disposal. The charming and beautifully decorated home conveniently located to beautiful downtown Lanesboro with all the shops and places to eat could not of been more perfect . Our hostess Kristin, went to great lengths to make our stay perfect and it was.¿¿

Anniversary trip a couple of months late.

5 on December 12, 2016

Scanlan House Bed and Breakfast was amazing. If you want to stay somewhere where you are treated as family and you want to relax, this is the place for you. Kirsten and her mom, Mary, are wonderful hosts. They help make reservations for tours and they make sure you have all you need. The breakfasts are AMAZING! They fill you up and are very tasty. I highly recommend Scanlan House. Try it, you will be planning your next trip right as you leave.

Review of Scanlan House

3.8 on December 07, 2016

We truly enjoyed the wonderful Christmas decorations throughout the house. The breakfast was really tasty and the innkeepers were even willing to let us take a plate of food to our daughter who is in college nearby.

Superb Stay

5 on November 30, 2016

Could not have been better. Rooms are quaint and enjoyable, and the service is exceptional, from the morning meals to random requests. All-around a pleasant time. Recommended for anyone seeking a quiet and receptive home for the weekend.

Quaint little place

3.6 on November 21, 2016

We stayed at the Historic Scanlan House B&B for our 4th anniversary and babymoon. The innkeeper was away when we checked in on our first night. I had communicated about ordering a special package to surprise my husband but I didn't hear back and so it was never done. The innkeeper was happy to put together a last minute package when I had asked her about in the morning but it was too late since I wanted it for when we arrived. Other than the package information having a little miscommunication, our stay was perfect. The food was awesome and very filling. The innkeeper and her mom does a very nice job of accommodating guests with dietary needs. The place would be great for summer stay since they have a few patio sets that are spread throughout the property for morning sunrise or just sit and enjoy the outdoors.

November stay

3.6 on November 16, 2016

The hot tub was one of the reasons I choose this B&B. It was enjoyable. Good selection of DVDs to watch while soaking. Fragrance and bubbles provided--Lovely. The breakfast was delish and included fresh fruit, hot items and dessert. Good selection of teas,too. The best of hotel amenities and B&B combined. Quiet and relaxing.

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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

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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.
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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

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