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

Great Experience

5 on September 05, 2017

The Steeple room was wonderful. Our stay was so relaxing and enjoyable. The staff made us feel like so at home. We will be coming again. Plan on a huge, delicious breakfast. We only needed one more meal later in the day.

Great getaway!

5 on September 05, 2017

Our first time at a B&B. Loved it. Everything was perfect, including the weather! Quaint little town, very fun time!

Perfect Getaway

5 on September 04, 2017

This was our first overnight just the two of us since our son was born almost a year ago. What a much needed break, time to relax and focus on our marriage. The rooms were cozy and comfortable. The three course Breakfast she served in the morning was fantastic and she did a great job catering to my food allergy! The tea and hot chocolate bar was well stocked and evening had microwave popcorn to go with the movie we "rented" from her. Everything was clean and well kept. We would definitely return and suggest it to friends! Thank you!

Great weekend away

5 on August 27, 2017

Charming rooms, wonderful breakfast, great people, fun little town!

friendly clean the food was outstanding with coffee tea or hot chocolate 24 hours each day

5 on August 24, 2017

the scanlan House in Lanesboro mn was friendly clean and the food was outstanding very delicious and plentiful enjoyed the relaxing day we spent there


3.8 on August 18, 2017

Stayed in the Safari room. Very nice room, very comfy We liked the private parking/entrance. All in all a romantic and relaxing stay.

Great Experience

5 on August 17, 2017

Arriving at the Scanlan house we were amazed by its exterior appearance and the yard with the abundant foliage and lawn. We further enjoyed the interior decoration and exhibits that seemed like a museum. Our room was great, the bed superb and the breakfast was best of all - food was excellent, and dining at the same table with the other visitors was most enjoyable. Kirstin and her mother were very enjoyable hostesses.

Scalan House, Lanesboro MN

4.6 on August 07, 2017

Last minute reservation. Very accommodating hosts. Beautiful setting. Breakfast was excellent and filling. Would definitely stay there again!

Outstanding Stay

5 on August 05, 2017

Great hospitality and our stay was very relaxing. This was our second time we stayed at the Historic Scanlan House. Like the previous year, not a moment of disappointment.

Scanlon House - Lansboro,MN

4.4 on August 02, 2017

The breakfast was wonderful and lovely presentation. We stayed in a Suite the first night and really enjoyed how spacious it was- the room for the second night was nice but much smaller . We will definitely return!

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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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