5 on August 28, 2017
We just stayed in the Carriage House at the Habberstad House and it was a great time. The entire property is beautiful (we peeked into all of the rooms at the end of our stay and they all looked great!), with the gardens being a great place to sit and enjoy a glass or two of wine. The morning breakfasts were exceptional.....more food than either of us could eat. We toured a number of the other highly rated places to stay in Lanesboro, and this is by far the best. I costs a little more than some of the other places, but well worth the extra money. Can't wait to go back.
Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
- Elaine (innkeeper)
5 on August 24, 2017
We were in town for a wedding and what a great time we had. Lanesboro was great, but the B&B was beyond our expections. And breakfast was awesome. Thanks.
4.8 on August 15, 2017
Beautiful house, lovely gardens and delightful hosts. Oh yes, can't leave out the breakfast which was wonderful. My sister and I had the Amish room which is really spacious, has a little sitting area, a table, games to play and a coffee maker. We had a great time.
We enjoyed having both of you visit. Hope to see you again!
- Elaine (innkeeper)
4.8 on August 04, 2017
Gracious hosts! Beautiful rooms! Outstanding food!
Thank you! Glad you liked your stay here.
- Elaine E (innkeeper)
5 on August 04, 2017
Nice, clean room with friendly accommodating service.
Thank you. Hope to see you on a return visit!
- Elaine E (innkeeper)
5 on August 03, 2017
My sister and I stayed in the Amish Room, we had two beds and a lovely sitting area overlooking beautiful gardens. Breakfast was amazing. The home is beautiful, we enjoyed every minute of our visit
Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed your stay.
- Elaine E (innkeeper)
5 on July 28, 2017
Great room, great hosts, great food - a definite stay again in the future.
5 on June 21, 2017
We left after our 2-night stay wishing we could stay longer thanks to friendly hosts, delicious & filling breakfasts, and homey comfort inside & out (porch, pergola, walk downtown)
Thanks so much! We are happy you enjoyed your stay!
- Elaine E (innkeeper)
4.8 on June 14, 2017
Great old house and wonderful hosts.
Thanks so much! Hope to see you again sometime.
- Elaine E (innkeeper)
4.8 on March 05, 2017
Very comfortable room, Great Food, and Friendly inkeepers
Thanks so much for your kind review! Hope to see you again sometime!
- Elaine (innkeeper)
4.6 on November 17, 2016
We stayed in the carriage house which is beautiful, serene and very well furnished.
4.6 on October 28, 2016
My wife and I were so appreciative of the accommodations at Habberstad. From the moment we arrived to the time of departure, we were given 5-star treatment. The room was beautiful and the breakfast was very, very good.
Thanks so much! Hope to see you again at the Habberstad House.
- Elaine (innkeeper)
4.8 on October 21, 2016
Already booked our stay for next year!
5 on October 07, 2016
My husband and I stayed at this BnB in September 2016. We booked the Scandinavian Suite (I believe it's called), and it was literally, the nicest room I've ever slept in! Everything was just so incredibly luxurious and comfortable. This is a quality BnB that I would return to in a heartbeat if it were in a more happening part of MN. I found Lanesboro to be pretty....quiet. But this BnB was top-notch.
Thank you so much! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at the Habberstad House B&B and hope to see you again!
- Elaine (innkeeper)
4.0 on September 23, 2016
A lovely night was spent in the Carriage House at the Habberstad Bed and Breakfast. The amenities were very nice and the caretakers were very nice. We were greeted with a lovely glass of wine, such a nice touch! We would recommend this as a lovely place to stay in Lanesboro. Thank you.
3.6 on September 12, 2016
We had a lovely stay at the Habberstad House Bed and Breakfast. The Carriage House in which we stayed was lovely and very comfortable. The proprietors were very nice. We enjoyed a lovely glass of wine upon arrival which was a very nice touch. We would recommend it for a stay in Lanesboro.
5 on August 30, 2016
Our two night stay at the Habberstad House was wonderful. Elaine & Mark were very welcoming & very helpful hosts, with dinner suggestions, making reservations & extra special touches. Their breakfasts were delicious! Our Scandinavian room was spacious, spotless & had a balcony that was great for relaxing with a glass wine. We are so glad we stayed here to enjoy biking on the Root River Trail.
5 on August 20, 2016
Carriage house was a wonderful place to rest after long days of biking around the Root River. Breakfast was wonderful!
5 on August 17, 2016
We have stayed at a lot off b and b before, and this. By far is our favorite. The rose Rom is so clean and well kept...it has been well cared for. The breakfast was so nice and it was wonder you that the owner and dog joined us. The gardens and groans are so pretty and well kept up. This is going to be an annual tradition for sure. Ellen and David
4.6 on August 12, 2016
We enjoyed our recent stay very, very much, from the room to the relaxing front porch!
5 on August 09, 2016
I've only been to 1 other B & B so my experience with them is limited; we stayed here for 1 night and would do it again in an instant. The rooms were cleaner than most hotels I've been in, and there was even a faint floral smell to the linens. We stayed in the "Orchid" room while our adult daughter stayed in the "Heather" room; both were achingly beautiful in their decor and amenities. The homeowners had good knowledge of the history of the place, and there were scrapbooks in the common rooms that detailed the original owners. It was a Monday night but the house was full (10 guests total) - still, we slept well, for it was as quiet as if we were the only ones there. Guest ages ranged from 17 to 65+ (I learned this at breakfast) - oh, and the breakfast was to die for! Not only were we new to B & B's but we had never visited Lanesboro before. Again, the homeowners were helpful in advising and pointing us in the directions we wished to go. I'd recommend Habberstad House to anyone wishing
Thanks so much for the kind words! We enjoyed having you stay with us!
- Elaine Edwards (innkeeper)
4.2 on August 03, 2016
Enjoyed our stay. We arrived early but we were able to get our room, a nice thing when the room is for only 19 hours. Rates seem high but we were given a gift certificate. Nice breakfast with nice guests.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Lucky you to have a gift certificate!
- Elaine Edwards (innkeeper)
5 on July 30, 2016
We had a great time in Lanesboro for our 20th anniversary, and the Habberstad was the perfect place to stay. Elaine was friendly and understanding when we called for a later check-in. Breakfast was great! We hung out on the swing outside after checkout. Felt like an exquisite home away from home. We'll stay here again.
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed your anniversary here!
- Elaine Edwards (innkeeper)
5 on July 25, 2016
The breakfast was the best I have ever had at a B & B!
5 on July 21, 2016
Really enjoyed our Minnesota staycation to Lanesboro. The Habberstad House was lovely! What a beautiful property to call home for the weekend. From the freshly tended gardens to the walk up the 100-year-old staircase to your room, our entire visit was steeped in discovery. Our breakfasts were delicious, and we lived winding down by stepping out onto our private porch, too, what a plus! You won't forget your visit to this historic town, historic home. Jessica Lamker
5 on July 19, 2016
Great and friendly place!
5 on July 18, 2016
Loved the history of the B&B! Takes you back in time.
5 on July 14, 2016
We stayed here for our 37th anniversary. It was very relaxing! The home is so beautiful. The town is so nice and the people where wonderful. We will go back again!
4.6 on July 12, 2016
A charming and great place and can not wait to return.
4.8 on July 08, 2016
Just returned from another wonderful 3 day stay at the Habberstad House. Elaine and Mark are great hosts (helpful without being pushy,) great house, great multi-course breakfasts and great guests. Already booked for next year. Sue and Dave
4.6 on July 07, 2016
The Habberstad House Bed and Breakfast is a wonderful get away. The rooms are quaint and charming. Everything is immaculately clean and comfortable. Mark and Elaine were wonderful hosts. The grounds of house are beautiful and very well maintained. The breakfast was worth the price of admission! A three course feast to start the day. Yogurt parfait, baked eggs, sausage, scones, Amish jam and peach crumble for dessert! Outstanding.
5 on July 03, 2016
This bed and breakfast is excellent very nice an super clean rooms in fact that's what really impressed me about everything how very clean and tidy it was. The breakfast was fabulous and more than one course. Loved our room and jetted tub. The only thing that I would recommend that would put this place over the top is to offer a afternoon snack otter wise they did offer drinks for the afternoon. Again fabulous place.
5 on June 29, 2016
Our room, the Carriage House, is a most cozy, relaxing get away spot. We had every amenity needed for our stay from the nicely stocked kitchenette for cooking if we wished, to the very comfortable king sized bed and living space, to the wonderful bath that included a two person whirlpool tub. And then there is the breakfast delivered to our room. A very scrumptious meal to start the day. The innkeepers are friendly and helpful. The Habberstad House is our home away from home in Lanesboro.
4.8 on June 06, 2016
Beautiful location. The breakfasts were delicious. Seating at a large table with other guests was a lot of fun.
5 on June 05, 2016
Very nice B&B, the location was great (even if the weather wasn't), breakfast was fantastic. We would highly recommend! Tom & Betsi
4.6 on June 05, 2016
Enjoyed our stay. Room was very nice and the breakfasts were wonderful.
4.4 on June 04, 2016
Clean rooms, good hosts. Breakfast was brought in courses - a new experience for us! You will not be disappointed...
5 on June 04, 2016
We had a great night away and stayed the cottage house. My husband I felt relaxed. The food was amazing. This is a huge biking town. So bring your bike!!
4.6 on May 29, 2016
We had a very nice stay. Great hostess, beautiful home.
5 on May 18, 2016
We recently stayed at the Habberstad House in the carriage room. The space is absolutely perfect for relaxing and unwinding, exactly what we needed! The room is nice and open, we loved having the fireplace and whirlpool tub in the room. Mark and Elaine were the perfect hosts, going above and beyond to make dinner reservations for us and to reserve tickets to a play we wanted to attend. Breakfast was delicious and completely surpassed out expectations! We would highly recommend staying there and can't wait for our next visit! Michelle & Brad
5 on April 21, 2016
We stayed for one night in the Orchid room. Mark and Elaine were very accommodating to the point of offering to come pick us up in Peterson when we had a flat tire on a bike. We would definitely stay here again!
3.8 on April 15, 2016
The food as outstanding and the conversation pleasant. Loved the area and are planning to come back.
5 on April 01, 2016
This was our second stay at Habberstad House and it was great birthday present for my husband. Mark and Elaine are very gracious hosts and the breakfast was awesome! Elaine made reservations at both the Commenweal Theathre and Village Dining Hall for out night out and both were wonderful experiences! We will be back again! Thanks, Mark and Elaine.
Thanks for the kind words. We were delighted to have you stay with us. We are looking forward to your return visit!
- Elaine Edwards (innkeeper)
5 on March 03, 2016
We recently stayed in the Carriage House for a "girls weekend" and loved every second! I wouldn't have realized the owner's just purchased the property a year ago...they seemed like pros and exceeded all our expectations. The breakfast was especially good and there was always enough to save for a small lunch. Elaine is an amazing chef and they were both extremely good hosts. We may make this our annual tradition!
It is certainly fun hosting friends who enjoy getting together for a weekend. We would love to have you return for another visit!
- Elaine Edwards (innkeeper)
4.6 on December 23, 2015
Staying at bed and breakfast is what my wife and I do for our anniversary, for almost thirty years we been going away for a romantic get away. This year took us to the picturesque town of Lanesboro Minnesota, and the Habberstad house B&B. We chose to stay in the carriage house, a private room away from main house, but all the rooms looked very comfortable. On our arrival we where greeted by the owners Elaine and Mark, who invited us to share a glass and socialize with the other guests, we accepted and now have new friends, guests and Inn keepers... Our stay in the carriage house offered all the amenities and comfort one could dream of from whirlpool bath, king size bed,to state of the art sound system and breakfast in bed! The food and room where amazing, the only thing that made our stay better w as the hospitality of the Inn keepers.
5 on October 26, 2015
We had a wonderful experience. Mark and Elaine were so friendly and we felt well taken care of. We will definitely book this b&b again next year. Barbara and Bruce Snyder
4.6 on August 26, 2015
Very pleasant and relaxing experience. Breakfast was both tasty and interesting. Highly recommend!
4.8 on August 16, 2015
We stayed in the Rose suite...loved the room because it had a private balcony and a separate sitting room. It's close enough to the "downtown" area to walk, but far enough where it's peaceful and quiet.
5 on August 12, 2015
I was just there over the last weekend and have already recommended Habberstad House to at least a dozen people. I can't wait to go back!
5 on August 05, 2015
The Habberstad was top notch. Five Star in our book. Very, very clean, gorgeous, and everything I wanted was already there, they didn't forget a thing. We have already booked the Carriage House for our next stay one year from today when we checked out. There was absolutely nothing wrong, and everything right. I have never given such a great review, and I have stayed at many B & B's, as well as many 5 star hotels. Quality, kindness, intergrity, a gorgeous home, and class. Thank you Elaine and Mark, the owners.
3.4 on August 04, 2015
We stayed in the Carriage House and it was absolutely beautiful and very clean. The bed was pretty good. The shower could have had a little more shelf space for soap etc. The Jacuzzi was wonderful with a very calming atmosphere. The kitchen was very clean and had everything we needed. The only disappointment was the breakfast. Very disappointing, couldn't hardly eat it. Way, way too much sugar. They basically just served us desert for breakfast. Two mornings they served a very small egg dish along with a lot of sweets. The last morning was 2 strips of bacon and french toast with a pink paste in the middle. Had to spit it out. If they serve a normal breakfast, we'll be back.
4.0 on July 06, 2015
A very pleasant stay. Great hosts, delightful room. I will recommend to all my friends.
3.6 on June 11, 2015
The breakfast is family style, which is very fun. Our table was full (ten people) even on a Monday morning. It was good food, but not as fancy as some b and b's we've stayed in. The hosts were extremely helpful...asked us what our plans were and if they could help us book any tours, etc. Beverages upon arrival created a nice welcome. The grounds were beautiful!
5 on June 05, 2015
The Habberstad house was a wonderful stay. The food was excellent and the gardens are absolutely beautiful. Nancy (and her adorable dog Lena) were wonderful and very kind.
5 on June 04, 2015
My daughter and I were looking for a fun overnight where we could stroll through antique stores, have a nice dinner and then retreat to a comfortable room where we could chat the night away. The best part of our trip was spent in the Carriage room at Habberstad House. Nancy and Lena ( her cute poodle) welcomed us upon arrival and then helped us settle in to a beautiful, peaceful space with views of both the fountain and gardens below and the treetops. It was just what we needed!
4.6 on June 03, 2015
Lovely town and Great hosts. Accommodations were very nice. Owners have done an outstanding job with the facility and grounds. Food was like a 5 star restaurant. Wouldn't hesitate to go there again.
5 on June 03, 2015
Everything about the Habberstad House was amazing. The furnishings, the grounds, the comfortable bed and gourmet breakfasts all exceeded my expectations. The best part of all though was Nancy and Dave's hospitality. I hope that I am able to travel to Lanesboro in the future. This is the only B&B I would consider.
5 on May 26, 2015
We just spent an anniversary weekend here and everything was better than to be expected. Breakfast was one of the best we've had at a B&B. Our room "the Heather room" was well decorated and cared after. Lanesboro also offered a charming weekend getaway adding to the great experience. Highly recommend staying here as we plan to be back ourselves.
5 on May 23, 2015
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at the Habberstad House in the Scandinavian room. This was our first time at a bed and breakfast and I have no doubt the bar for us was set very high! The house is fantastic. There is intricate detail from the outside in. The furnishings are obviously well taken care of and much thought was put into their choice. Nancy is always warm and inviting and you can tell she enjoys meeting people and taking care of their every need. Our room was beautiful and very comfortable. Bring an appetite because Nancy puts together a lavish breakfast that you can't get enough of. Lanesboro is always a treat to be in and this B&B makes it all the more enjoyable.
5 on May 21, 2015
What can I say, a fun time exploring Lanesboro then a relaxing stay at great B&B with wonderful people. The breakfast is not to be missed...!
5 on May 12, 2015
This was our third stay at Habberstad House. We have been to other B & B's but none compare. Nancy and Dave are great people and have a lot of knowledge about the area to help you with your stay. Great place!!!!
5 on May 08, 2015
We stayed at Habberstad House in May, 2015 to celebrate a "milestone" birthday. We enjoyed our host, Nancy, and her great sense of humor. She has a wealth of knowledge about her home and the Historic Lanesboro area. Our stay in the Heather Room was a treat- great bay window with a garden view- huge bathroom with a rain shower and big whirlpool along with a comfy bed and beautiful furnishings. Breakfast was fantastic and included great conversation and fun. We highly recommend a stay at Habberstad House!
5 on May 07, 2015
My husband and I stayed here for our first B&B get-away. Lanesboro is a great location and this home is a wonderful place to stay. Breakfast was delicious, rooms were clean and incredible! We would have stayed in any of the rooms. We stayed in the Scandinavian room....lovely, spacious, private deck. Loved it!
4.2 on April 24, 2015
We were looking for a last minute get away at a quality bed and breakfast near great biking trails and the Habberstad House in Lanesboro turned out to be a good choice. Nancy and Dave were warm, friendly and helpful hosts. The house was very clean and comfortable. We stayed in the Rose Room in April and the weather was nice enough that we were able to enjoy the nice porch off the sitting room. The shower was a little cozy for 1 person (if you are 6 feet tall), otherwise the room and amenities were great. Great coffee in the morning and a delicious breakfast with fresh fruit and yogurt, almond sweet cake and pannekoeken with baked apples and real maple syrup. The dining room was very comfortable and Nancy and Dave were quick to keep the coffee cups full. We also took advantage of the beautiful yard, sat on a bench swing and took in the beautiful gardens and local birds.
3.0 on April 21, 2015
Spending a weekend at Habberstad House with my significant other, I found the accommodations comfortable, the location central, and the glass of wine upon check-in a pleasant surprise. I did, however, find the food underwhelming and the service somewhat stiff. All in all, though, Habberstad House is a great place to stay if you seek lodging in-town and with a unique history.
4.8 on April 14, 2015
I cannot say enough great things about our visit to The Habberstad House. We stayed behind the main house in the Carriage House, which was like a home away from home. There was a kitchen, a Jacuzzi, a T.V. a king-size bed and everything you needed to enjoy a weekend away. Dave and Nancy make you feel so at home and the breakfast's they serve are on the top of the list! Our children gave us this for our 50th anniversary gift and they couldn't have picked a better place!
5 on April 01, 2015
Our third stay at Habberstad House B&B was fantastic. Dave and Nancy were engaging and helpful. We stayed in the Rose Room, new for us. It was wonderful with two comfortable chairs for relaxing. We especially enjoyed our long discussion with the other guests.Oh, yes, breakfast was delicious!
5 on April 01, 2015
My husband and I booked a weekend trip to Lanesboro at the Habberstad House B&B. We were quickly reminded how much we look forward to staying at B&B 's. Nancy and Dave were gracious and engaging proprietors. Both mornings we enjoyed a delicious breakfast and lingered for hours with other diners for hours of engaging conversation. The historic home is decorated beautifully throughout. We will definitely book another visit.
5 on March 31, 2015
A true Bed and Breakfast experience at its highest level. Thank you for the splendid hospitality. Bob and Lynn
4.8 on March 26, 2015
We loved our weekend at the Habberstad. The breakfast was divine and the attention to detail was much appreciated. Lanesboro is a quaint little town even in the off season. It was wonderful to get away and enjoy being together. This was a great house! The local porfessional professional theater was awesome!
5 on March 11, 2015
We stayed with Dave and Nancy Valentines weekend 2015. Everything about our stay was perfect. The food was beautiful and delicious. Our room was comfortable and spotless. We arrived a touch early but were greeted warmly and that warmth and helpfulness continued all weekend. This was our first stay in a B&B and any future others will have big shoes to fill!
4.0 on December 02, 2014
The Habberstad Bed and Breakfast is ideally situated in Lanesboro Minnesota. It is a perfect blend of old and new. The house and grounds are impeccably maintained. The rooms are beautifully restored with modern amenities. Breakfast is always a treat with a menu that alternates between savory and sweet. Nancy and Dave are wonderful hosts! Thanks again for another wonderful weekend getaway.
4.6 on October 14, 2014
When I read reviews I love to hear about what rooms people stayed in and the details so here goes ours. We stayed in the Rose Room and we so loved the very comfortable recliners in the sitting area and the private porch we had the chairs out there were so comfortable also and we appreciated the little tables next to them. Our bathrom was small but the shower was Great! We were ok with the small bathroom during this stay as we loved the porch and sitting area. The only thing I wish is that we could of had a Keruig in our room so we would not have to leave the room for coffee and some rooms do have one and next time we will try one of those rooms :) I will say though they have coffee ready at 7 downstairs which was very nice. Dave is just the sweetest man and so humble and made us feel right at home. They made our reservations for the Resturant "Intermission" which is Awesome and we will be coming back to the B&B and Intermission to eat again:) Thank you also for the beverages when we arrived the wine was sooo good.
5 on October 11, 2014
Nancy and Dave were two of the finest people we have ever met. They were most helpful in guiding us in an unknown area of the country. Our room was magnificent, very clean and a wonderful view. I would highly recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone. Can' wait to come back and enjoy another wonderful breakfast and extended stay at the Habberstad House Bed and Breakfast. Thank you Nancy and Dave. The Hartmans
4.8 on October 07, 2014
My husband and I rented the Carriage House the other weekend. It was my birthday weekend. What a pleasant surprise this place was. Everything was wonderful. The Carriage House is very private and comfortable. It is very apparent that the owners have taken every detail into account and chosen only the highest quality furnishings. I loved opening the windows and listening to the water fountain outside while eating the breakfast that they brought to us. I felt so pampered. The theater in town was excellent and the bike trail was awesome. We rented bikes and it was so convenient. I bought the owners book about owning a bed and breakfast and read it in two days. Imagine my surprise to find out that the historical architect who helped select the exterior colors was a family friend of ours. That made our stay even more special. We hope to come back, or maybe I will bring my theater loving sister down for a quick trip.
5 on October 07, 2014
I wish to thank Dave and Nancy for enhancing our short trip with a stay at their lovely Bed and Breakfast which included wonderful conversation, breakfast (truly the best) and a restful night sleep. I couldn't ask for more. In addition, the help recommending as well as making dinner reservations at an excellent local restaurant was appreciated.
4.8 on October 05, 2014
The room, food, and area were better than expected! Nice people as guests the weekend we were there as well.
5 on October 04, 2014
This Bed and Breakfast home has amazing history, wonderful owners who provide guests with help needed to make their entire stay in Lanesboro an enjoyable time, and who truly enjoy entertaining and cooking wonderful breakfasts for their guests. I highly recommend the Habberstad House to anyone planning a trip to the area!
5 on October 01, 2014
Great Food! Awesome room!
4.6 on September 29, 2014
Habberstadt House is a 100+year old house that has been beautifully restored to its original grandeur and tastefully decorated with period antiques. We were in the Amish Room and loved it, although any of the rooms would be a good choice.
4.6 on September 19, 2014
Warm hospitality, delicious breakfast, comfortable and peaceful surroundings.
4.8 on September 17, 2014
The Habberstad house is so beautiful, with wonderful gardens and private settings. The breakfasts were amazing and keep you happy all day. We were in the Amish suite and it fit all our needs, quiet, spacious and very comfortable.
4.8 on September 08, 2014
Everything was fantastic! If we go to Lanesboro again, we will definitely stay at the Habberstad House again.
5 on September 05, 2014
We recently stayed at the Habberstad House as part of a bike ride that was in the planning with some old friends for over a year. The house was spectacular in every way but Dave and Nancy really made the trip special with their hospitality and helpful advice. This was our friends first stay at a B&B. They were so impressed they can't wait to try it again. You can't go wrong with the Habberstad House. Thanks Dave and Nancy.
4.8 on September 02, 2014
Haberstad House is a wonderful, clean home in Lanesboro, MN. The breakfast never disappointed. The rooms were immaculate. The grounds were beautifully landscaped. If you want to bike the Root River trails, this is a great mid point to branch out from. Looking forward to next year.
5 on August 31, 2014
Dave and Nancy are tremendous cooks and most hospitable--arranging dinners, glasses of wine to be shared while conversing with guests. A must do again place
4.4 on August 29, 2014
Very nice retreat
4.8 on August 28, 2014
We stayed one night at Haberstad House and when it was time to check out we realized we had made a mistake...we should have booked at least two nights. The central location to the bike trails was perfect to allow us tow days of 35 miles plus pedaling. We will go back.
5 on August 28, 2014
We had a wonderful three night stay in the Carriage House. Such a beautiful, comfortable, and clean space. Comfortable bed, roomy jacuzzi tub, strong shower, great WiFi signal, gorgeous landscaping, and such delicious food! Everything Nancy and Dave served was a piece of art but tasted even better than it looked! Truly a lovely place, very hard to leave.
5 on August 27, 2014
Oh my goodness what a wonderful place. Dave and Nancy are perfect hosts and their B&B is superb. Beautiful decor, absolutely scrumptious rooms beds and amenities. Right on the river for a bike ride too!
5 on August 22, 2014
This is the top of the top for B&B's. Nancy and Dave are wonderful folks. The setting, and rooms are unique and comfortable on every level, and the breakfasts… well probably the best we've run into on our travels. We recommend Habberstab House unconditionally. (Not to mention that it's in one of the genuine fun towns of Minnesota for biker/canoe/kayak/tubing folks.) The Freemans
5 on August 22, 2014
Simply the best! Comfortable and very nice. The decorating is near perfect but comfort isn't sacrificed in any way. And I'm not exaggerating when I say that our breakfast on the morning we left may have been the best I've ever had while traveling. The community of Lanesboro is interesting and the biking on the Root River Trail is excellent. Nancy and Dave know how to run a B&B and we enjoyed their company very much. Enjoy your stay.
5 on August 17, 2014
We had a great stay in the Habberstad House in Lanesboro, MN. Terrific old house, attractive rooms, well renovated, on a quiet street several blocks from the main avenues. Easy access to 60 miles of bike trails, canoeing, and kayaking. Nancy & Dave provide a wealth of information about the activities and restaurants in the area. Their breakfasts are superb--you may not need to eat lunch. We definitely will return. Darrell S
4.2 on August 16, 2014
First time at bed and breakfast. Beautiful house and gardens!
5 on August 12, 2014
Habberstad House was recommended by a co-worker -- I feel I owe him something bigger than a breadbox as a "thank you". This was the epitome of Bed and Breakfasts. More than any other B&B I've stayed at, this was comfortably homey, it was clean-clean-clean, and the food was really high quality. The gardens are really well kept and the house and grounds updated. Definitely a high-quality adult getaway that is reasonably priced. Expect the best, you'll get it.
5 on August 10, 2014
The Habberstad House was just lovely, and the breakfast was fantastic!
4.8 on August 04, 2014
It was comfortable, warm, friendly, one of the best we've stayed at.
5 on August 03, 2014
Staying in this wonderful house brought memories of my grandparents small town Victorian home. The Habberstad House has been restored in the best possible way, staying true to its roots at the same time as it provides a modern, very comfortable escape. Our two night stay could not have been better in any way.
5 on August 02, 2014
A perfect place for a romantic get-away. The accommodations are great, immaculate and very inviting. The hosts are welcoming and helpful. Great location in this charming little town.
5 on July 31, 2014
Outstanding B&B...beautiful rooms, wonderful service, clean, succulent food, and extremely clean. The outdoor landscaping and fountain were relaxing accoutrements after a busy day of touring and shopping. Highly recommend!
4.6 on July 30, 2014
We had a wonderful three-night stay in the Heather Room. The breakfasts were sumptuous, the hosts always attentive. We appreciated the secure but accessible bicycle parking. Our only suggestion is to provide luggage stands in the room, since using the bed or chairs is not an option. We hope to return some day!
5 on July 26, 2014
Outstanding B&B run by the very smart and friendly Nancy and Dave. Their attention to detail is second to none. The town and bike paths are great but a visit to the Habberstad House is why you really should visit Lanesboro.
5 on July 25, 2014
Too bad this review site doesn't allow you to give more than 5 stars, because we definitively would! Our stay was wonderful. We had the Rose Suite which had a lovely sitting area and a private second floor porch, perfect for reading with your cup of coffee in the morning. Nancy and Dave were very gracious and welcoming. The food was lovely. The B & B is very clean and impeccably decorated. We loved visiting Lanesboro and our two days on the Root River bike trail. You cannot go wrong with a stay at Habberstad House. Lauren and Bruce (St. Paul, MN)
5 on July 25, 2014
Great setting. Wonderful food
4.8 on July 22, 2014
Great room and beautiful house surrounded by a wonderful garden. The hosts were very friendly and would go the extra mile to be helpful and accommodate our needs, such as recommending food and calling for reservations. They served wonderfully tasty coffee and the breakfast was unbelievable, very yummy and beautifully presented. I would highly recommend this house to anyone.
4.6 on July 22, 2014
Really enjoyed our stay. Everything was perfect.
4.6 on July 21, 2014
We were pleasantly surprised and liked everything about the Habberstad House and its lovely gardens. The owners are cordial and friendly, and they made us feel very much at home. Breakfast was delicious. We will definitely go back.
4.6 on July 21, 2014
I wanted to plan a special surprise for my husbands birthday where we could bike the local trails and relax in Lanesboro. I must say, this was idyllic! The home and grounds were well kept and appointed with beautiful decor that suited the style of the home. We were greeted with white wine and beer (our drinks of choice) and a tour of the home. We enjoyed the accommodations in the Scandinavian room which included a very comfortable bed, whirlpool tub and our private bath and our own balcony where we enjoyed coffee in the morning before breakfast. I was particularly pleased with the Keurig in our room so I could have my first cup before breakfast. The room was well organized, spacious, so comfortable and cozy and beautiful. I also noticed that we didn't hear any other guests thanks to the hallway that separated our entrance from the other rooms. It made for a very peaceful night for us. They also have a place where we could store our bikes, which we appreciated very much! Nancy and Dave were pleasant, helpful and offered great suggestions for guests as needed for dinner and entertainment. I loved that when I confirmed my room I received lots of information about the Lanesboro area from them. It was very helpful in making our plans! I would highly recommend the Habberstad House to anyone who needs to getaway, relax and enjoy a peaceful and wonderful time! We cannot wait to go back!
5 on July 18, 2014
We enjoyed two glorious nights at the Habberstad House. Dave and Nancy are very gracious,welcoming hosts. Their home is exceptionally clean, well maintained and very comforatable. Our stay in the Rose room was relaxing and peaceful. Dave and Nancy are both gourmet chefs. Breakfast is world class delicious, a perfect start to the day.
5 on July 15, 2014
We celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary recently with a short trip to Lanesboro. Whenever we go to Lanesboro, we go biking as well as shopping at the Amish farms and we always stay at the Habberstad. This our 4th time staying at the Habberstad and it is always a wonderful experience. Nancy and Dave know how to make their guests feel welcomed and relaxed. I bought Nancy's recently published book, "Behind The Door Marked Private" and am looking forward to reading it soon.
5 on July 14, 2014
My husband and I recently stayed at the Habberstad House and can honestly say I cannot think of one thing I would change, everything about it was perfect. The Carriage House was so comfortable, the breakfast were a culinary feast and the view of the gardens were breathtaking. Need I say more!!!!!
5 on July 11, 2014
Nancy and Dave are wonderful hosts, always pleasant, gracious, and very helpful when a guest needs helps making plans. To say nothing of their cooking skills - I've loved every breakfast I've had at the Habberstad. The house and grounds are beautiful. And the resident dog, Lena, is always a treat to be around and loves going for walks.
4.8 on July 10, 2014
This was our 2nd stay at Habberstad House and it just keeps getting better and better. It's a wonderful experience with relaxing rooms, delicious and special breakfasts, and helpful owners Dave and Nancy who can direct you to great places to see and do in Lanesboro. We will be back!
5 on July 09, 2014
We enjoyed everything about the stay. the room, food and hospitality made for a perfect vacation.
5 on July 02, 2014
Just returned from a weekend with my husband in Lanesboro, MN and we stayed at the Habberstad House. Dave and Nancy are the most wonderful inn-keepers. Their hospitality, excellent breakfasts, historical knowledge and fine recommendations made our stay seem way too short! The accommodations were fantastic -- the whole house was beautifully decorated, each piece carefully chosen, and the place was spotless. The beds were super comfortable and their attention to the little details (bottled water in the rooms, extra pillows, beverage upon arrival, etc.) made all the difference. They were so friendly, yet sensitive to ensuring they weren't intrusive. An added benefit was the great folks we met while staying there--fun to chat with and share some laughs and stories. We've stayed at several other B & B's and this one tops the charts! A definite on our places to return to!
5 on July 02, 2014
My husband and I spent two nights at the Habberstad House. We were greeted by our host with wine and cheese. Our room was very comfortable and cozy. Our hosts made dinner reservations for us and booked our tickets for the theatre. The breakfasts were very good. I didn't need much lunch. There was plenty to do and still time for a nap. A perfect weekend get-a-way. We look forward to returning.
5 on June 30, 2014
We enjoyed our wonderful two night stay at this delightful Bed and Breakfast. Great room with a beautiful view of the fountain and gardens. Each morning we woke up to the smell of fresh brewed coffee which was savored as we sipped on it while sitting on the big front porch. We were then greeted with a beautifully set breakfast table, as our hosts presented us with a tasty, filling, and spectacular full breakfast. We enjoyed meeting new people and our hosts, Dave and Nancy made us feel right at home during our stay at the Habberstad house. We look forward to going back there again!
4.8 on June 23, 2014
We had a great experience at the Habberstad House! Everything was outstanding. The food was unique and very good. Only one very minor issue in that the stairs going to another room above our room were a bit noisy. Again, just a very minor issue. We'll be back.
5 on June 20, 2014
Nancy and Dave are the most genial and entertaining couple and are very knowledgable about the Lanesboro area's attractions and history. They both prepare the food which is exceptionally delicious and filling. No need for lunch after one of their breakfasts. The decor is perfect Victorian and beautiful. Comfy beds and friendly people all around. Wow! Can't wait to go back! Pat Mc from St. Paul
4.6 on June 19, 2014
This was my 1st time staying at a B&B, & Dave & Nancy far exceeded my expectations! The meals were FABULOUS! And our room was huge (we stayed in the Amish room in the attic space) & very clean. They thought of everything as far as amenities go. We were planning our return trip after Day 1.
4.6 on June 12, 2014
This was our first stay at a B&B and the experience could not have been better. Nancy & Dave were wonderful hosts and their breakfast was outstanding. The B&B's location in town was close to the Root River Bike Trail that we biked from the B&B. The neighborhood was peaceful and very relaxing. I would certainly recommend a stay at the Habberstad House Bed & Breakfast.
5 on June 09, 2014
Our stay at the Habberstad House was wonderful. Nancy and Dave are the best host and hostess and their breakfasts are amazing! The rooms and the grounds are beautiful. We also enjoy meeting the other guests.
4.8 on June 08, 2014
We rented the entire Habberstad House for our very small wedding party and our stay was absolutely perfect!! Nancy and Dave are wonderful hosts, the breakfasts were incredible, and the rooms and gardens were lovely. We will definitely return. Thanks so much to Nancy and Dave for letting us get married next to the fountain. We highly recommend this B&B.
5 on May 30, 2014
We had a great time. The Habberstad House was everything as advertised and more. Nancy and Dave were excellent hosts and have a beautiful home. We highly recommend this B&B.
4.4 on May 29, 2014
First B&B stay and really enjoyed this place. Dave and Nancy are wonderful hosts and Dave makes a mean breakfast. Very, very clean. Nice grounds with plenty of places to sit, relax, and enjoy the surrounding neighborhood. I didn't want to be over zealous with my stars but this place did exceed my expectations and my girlfriend and I will happily return to Lanesboro and this B&B.
5 on May 26, 2014
Nancy was a great hostess, and very helpful. She gave us wine, ice cream, and made our dinner reservations for us. We had a great evening, and loved sitting in the gardens next to the fountain. A great place for rest and rejuvenation.
5 on May 23, 2014
The service was excellent and we were made to feel like it was our home while we were there. We will be back. Thank you Nancy for blessing us!
4.8 on May 22, 2014
We enjoyed our stay with Nancy at the Habberstad House. A highlight was dinner at quarter/quarter in Harmony on Nancy's recommendation.
5 on May 19, 2014
We love the ambiance of the gorgeous Queen Ann Victorian mansion. Dave and Nancy are amazing hosts and make your stay perfect! The rooms are immaculate and yet very warm. We plan to revisit again in a month or two. My wife and I HIGHLY recommend this wonderful B&B as well as the area.
5 on December 21, 2013
We've stayed at Habbberstad House several times and the setting, food, accommodations, and hospitality have always been outstanding as all the other reviewers have pointed out. However, at this B & B, the mood is set for guests who are interesting, enjoy humor, polite, good conversationalists, so the breakfast becomes a three hour event, as happened this last time. I attribute it to Nancy and Dave who also have the same qualities. Thank you Huisengas! event.
4.2 on December 13, 2013
We stayed two nights at the Habberstad House. I was impressed that they took care of our dinner reservations both nights and reservations for the play - which was a great show! The room was amazing - the bathroom was beautiful and had everything I could think of and the room was truly lovely as well. The food in the morning was well beyond what I expected and our hosts were both friendly and informed about things happening around town. We had a truly lovely weekend at this beautiful location.
5 on December 11, 2013
It worked great for us as we went to a concert in another town. We loved the breakfast the next morning and the lively conversation with other guests.
5 on December 10, 2013
Wonderful people, fabulous breakfasts, charming inn!!
5 on November 24, 2013
A great get-a-way for everybody. We spent two nights at the Habberstad and Dave and Nancy were very helpful with arranging things to do and telling us about Lanesboro. The food was wonderful and hospitality great. We will do again.
5 on November 20, 2013
My wife and I had a WONDERFUL weekend in Lanesboro, The highlight of which was our stay at the Habberstad House B & B. Not only were Nancy and Dave outstanding hosts in EVERY sense of the word. They were also extremely knowledgeable about the history of the area which also made them fascinating 'racontuers'. Thank you for making our 'getaway' weekend a MOST memorable one.
4.8 on November 04, 2013
We are always so glad to get to The Habberstad: the exterior tells us we're home; Dave and Nancy's warm welcome and the hospitality begins its crescendo - theatre tickets, supper reservations, chatter about what's happening in Lanesboro and the area. Sleep comes easily - and a lazy morning toward an 8:30 breakfast (unlike anything Mom imagined) sustains us for the day of cycling on the bike path or 18 holes of golf or a float down the river. 3 nights at The Habberstad a few times a year - just right.
4.6 on November 03, 2013
Very nice carriage house. Food was good, Dave and Nancy were very hospitable. We didn't know the entire town shut down in October so if your looking for something to do be sure you go prior to September. Very nice bed and breakfast.
5 on October 31, 2013
Excellent place to stay in this awesome town. Owners were very friendly and welcoming. Rooms were roomy and like having our own bathroom. Breakfast was amazing.
4.8 on October 19, 2013
Habberstad House B and B was a very comfortable place to stay. Dave and Nancy were excellent hosts. The breakfast was superb! We would recommend staying there to anyone who asks!
4.2 on October 17, 2013
Very best breakfasts
5 on October 16, 2013
This is our fourth visit to the Habberstad House and we are already looking forward to our next! Nancy and Dave are wonderful hosts who truly care that your stay is delightfully memorable.
5 on October 14, 2013
The Habberstad House B&B was an awesome experience, the minute we walked in the door and were greeted by Nancy the wonderful journey started. Nancy and Dave Huisenga are fantastic hostess and host, accommodating and knowledgable, sharing the history of the Habberstad House and Lanesboro, to making reservations for our dinners and ventures. The house is gorgeous and the accommodations were great. I enjoyed the victorian decor and the personal details within the home, giving our friendship reunion even more value. Fortunately having stupendous weather to enjoy sightseeing throughout Lanesboro and surrounding towns made this trip even more relaxing. I would highly recommend this B&B for everything it has to offer and I will return. Thank you Nancy and Dave.
4.6 on October 12, 2013
We recently had a fabulous stay in Scandinavian Room the Habberstad House B&B. We were greeted with a glass of to sip while Nancy finished up with the previous guests. The room was spacious, nicely decorated, and very clean. Nancy and Dave were very gracious hosts, and prepared an amazing filling breakfast. Highly recommend staying here, we hope to be back!
5 on October 08, 2013
The Scandinavian Room was wonderful, roomy & exceeded our expectations. Dave & Nancy were great hosts, made sure we were comfortable & provided 'concierge' services for dining & theatre in Lanesboro. The breakfasts were excellent & they went out of their way to accomodate a Gluten-Free diet. We appreciated the quietness of the Habberstad House & Lanesboro in general. We would absolutely recommend the Habberstad House to anyone.
5 on September 30, 2013
i have stayed at a variety of Bed & Breakfast homes over the years. This one receives top praise for accommodation, service and dining. Highly recommend a stay at the Habberstad House. Dave & Nancy were very gracious hosts.
4.4 on September 26, 2013
We enjoyed a lovely stay at the Habberstad House in Lanesboro, MN. The hosts were extremely helpful and the food was wonderful!! Truely a B and B experience!
4.6 on September 20, 2013
We stayed in the Amish Room of this exquisite B&B. The Amish Room is up in the third floor, the attic. The room is very spacious with three distinct areas - the sleeping section, a T.V. alcove and a "kitchenette" alcove. We loved the privacy of this room and its overview of the beautiful fountain with its ring of lovely flowers. The breakfasts were exceptional!! If you are looking for stately grace and quiet charm to sooth the heart, mind and soul, Habberstad House is the place!
5 on September 16, 2013
My husband and I usually camp, but on a whim decided to try a bed and breakfast and we couldn't have been happier with the Habberstad House Bed and Breakfast. The grounds were beautiful and the hosts were friendly and helpful. We received a glass of wine and unwound on the front porch for a couple of hours. Ours hosts helped book tickets to the Commonweal Theatre and to the Intermission Restaurant. Both were great! We would love to return again do this all again.
5 on September 11, 2013
Great place to stay in this great biking community! Dave and Nancy are the best. They will go out of their way to make you comfortable. Their breakfasts are amazing! Not to mention their Friday night wine and cheese reception. In fact we already booked for next year..Thanks again Dave and Nancy. See ya next year! Mark and LouAnn
5 on September 07, 2013
This B&B is run with professionalism, charm, kindness and heart. Delicious food and friendly faces. Nancy and Dave set you at ease while giving you information about the house and the area. We would recommend this to our family and friends.
5 on August 25, 2013
Beautiful B&B, attention to every detail, delightful owners, and exceptional breakfasts.
5 on August 24, 2013
Habberstadhouse B&B exceeded my expectations of a B&B. The breakfast's that Dave and Nancy served were outstanding. The Rose Room was the room we stayed in was very nicely decorated and very clean. The was very quiet even though our room faced the street. Every one that stayed there were very friendly and it was so nice to have a family style breakfast with the other guests in the morning. I highly recommend Habberstad any one who stays there will not be disappointed.
4.6 on August 23, 2013
The food was great!!!
5 on August 14, 2013
Wow, another awesome stay. Dave and Nancy are fantastic, the hospitality and the warmth they show each of their guest is wonderful. The breakfast's are like no other - DELICIOUS! I will be soon making our reservations for next summer. Thank you Dave and Nancy.
4.2 on August 12, 2013
Nancy and Dave are great hosts and served a fantastic breakfast! We will for sure be returning for another weekend real soon!
5 on August 09, 2013
Every morning there was alway fresh coffee ready and waiting in the living room. That was followed by a perfect breakfast that started with a tempting fruit dish and fantastic breakfast. We stayed four days and every morning was a wonderful surprise. The meals consisted of international delights from around the world. The owner truly enjoyed cooking with an international flavor. The grounds were press teen and the building was refurbished to mint late 1800's era and elegant's.
5 on August 07, 2013
Dave & Nancy were outstanding hosts.Everything about the place was above and beyond our expectations. The breakfasts were to die for. Hospitality was outstanding. Will return again whenever possible.
5 on August 07, 2013
This was our first time staying at a B & B and to be honest we were a little nervous about staying in someone's home with other strangers. Dave and Nancy were excellent hosts, the food was wonderful and the rooms were great. Comfortable bed and a big bathroom in the Heather Suite. We will return and recommend the Habberstad House to out friends and family.
5 on August 06, 2013
We stayed in the Habberstad carriage house, and hope to return again. We loved the spaciousness of the carriage house, the views of the gardens below, and the breakfast prepared by Dave was exceptional -- as good as any we have ever enjoyed. The only possible drawback for those who in enjoy the B&B experience was that our breakfast was served in the carriage house since the Habberstad House was fully occupied on the date of our visit, so there was insufficient room to join the other occupants around the breakfast table.
4.6 on July 29, 2013
Dave and Nancy have created a wonderful getaway for anyone looking for great hospitality, a nice choice of rooms w/ a variety of prices and a breakfast that is absolutely delicious w/ their many details creating an edible work of art! We agree w/ another guest at breakfast, "I could get used to homemade ice cream for breakfast every day!"
4.8 on July 29, 2013
We stayed the last weekend of July, 2013 and had a wonderful time. The breakfasts were worth the trip. The house was clean, inviting and the front porch was a nice place to relax. Dave and Nancy were great hosts providing excellent local knowledge and a few stories that made us laugh. We will go there again.
5 on July 29, 2013
We had a wonderful stay at Habberstad House. Dave and Nancy couldn't have been more hospitable. They provided us with any information requested, and made us feel warm and welcome the whole time they were there. This B&B is a must stay if you are ever in Lanesboro.
5 on July 26, 2013
The best B & B in Lanesboro, MN. with the finest food, accommodations, and hospitality. Will definitely be visting again.
5 on July 25, 2013
We had a wonderful escape during the middle of the week to the charming town of Lanesboro and that escape was even more delightful because of our stay at the Habberstad House. The ambience was relaxing. The rooms and house were extremely comfortable, especially the front porch swing. The morning breakfasts were out of this world, delicious. Nancy and Dave are gracious hosts and made us feel right at home. We look forward to our next great escape!
4.2 on July 19, 2013
Very nice, clean and beautiful place. Dave was a very good host and breakfast was excellent.
4.6 on July 15, 2013
Thank you for a relaxing night. Everything we needed was available to us and we decided we have to come back and explore Lanesboro some more.
4.8 on July 14, 2013
We've stayed at most of the B&B's in Lanesboro and this is our new favorite. The house, grounds, and rooms are meticulously maintained. The hosts were very accommodating and made our dinner arrangements in advance as well as having reserved seats for us at the theatre. Breakfasts were delicious and got each day off to a great start. We look forward to a return visit.
5 on July 14, 2013
I am a hotel guy, and I admit it. I love hotels. My wife likes to stay at bed and breakfast inns. This year she finally got me to try B & B's on two of our trips. I've got to say that our recent stay at the Habberstad House has made me a B & Believer. Our hosts met us with a complementary beverage, provided us with full menus from local restaurants, and took the time to make us feel at home. Our room was spotless, comfortable, and full of artifacts related to the house itself and the breakfast the following morning was worth the price of the stay. If you routinely stay at B & B inns I believe you will find Dave and Nancy's home one of the best you have ever stayed in. If, like me you are a hotel person, give this wonderful inn a try. You will not be disappointed.
5 on July 12, 2013
The Habberstad House is a beautifully decorated and comfortable lodging. The gourmet breakfasts were an incredible way to start the day.
5 on July 11, 2013
The house is a lovely 1897 jewel that has been meticulously maintained, groomed and pampered by the current owners for the past 13 years, Dave and Nancy Huisenga (retired firefighter and nurse, respectively). They clearly love their house and love their business. Every room of the house that we experienced was spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated. We stayed in the Heather Room, which has a small-ish bedroom but a huge, luxurious bathroom complete with corner Jacuzzi with rain shower and all the amenities. The bed was extremely comfortable with high-quality linens and all of the furniture and fixtures were beautiful. The breakfasts were simply amazing. Guests are seated in a lovely dining room around a 10-person table that is beautifully set. Dave and Nancy work as a team, with Dave preparing Nancy’s fresh purchases and Nancy serving the guests and telling wonderful stories about the house and the history of Lanesboro. The first morning, we started with a rhubarb cream pie-like first course, following by a mushroom omelet, ham and a hash brown potato patty. Nothing from the frozen food section here. It was all freshly prepared and beautifully served. Fresh orange juice, grape juice and water are at the table to be served family-style, but the starters and entrees and refills of coffee or tea are personally served. The second morning started with a tres leches confection topped with a small dollop of real whipped cream and a mint sprig from their garden, followed by pannekoeken (a fluffy, light pancake-like treat) filled with cinnamon apples and a side of bacon. Heaven! We give Habberstad House and Dave and Nancy our very highest recommendation. This is what the B&B experience is meant to be.
5 on July 11, 2013
The Habberstad House is historical as a home and filled with the history of the owners as well. It is filled with modern creature comforts, whirlpool bath, rain shower shower head and splendid linens. The Heather Room was perfect for a summer stay. Felt like I was floating on a cloud in the sky. The breakfast, more than one would expect. Nancy and Dave are gracious hosts and this is clearly a labor of love for them. Thanks for a memorable stay.
5 on July 10, 2013
The owners are so welcoming & we love coming to their B&B!
5 on July 07, 2013
The Habberstad House is a wonderful B&B. Dave and Nancy are fantastic hosts and make you feel welcome the moment you walk in the door. They go above and beyond to make sure your stay is perfect. And how could you not forget the unbelievable breakfasts in the morning. Will be going back again!
4.8 on July 07, 2013
We stayed in the Scandinavian room which is a very nice room with it's own balcony which we really enjoyed using. The host's are wonderful people and did a marvelous job of making us feel at home as well as giving us the history of the house and the area. We highly recommend it!
5 on July 07, 2013
I don't know how to put into words how wonderful The Habberstad House is as well as the owners, Nancy and Dave. We spent 3 nights at the Habberstad and we were really sad to leave. Nancy and Dave feel like family now...they are the perfect host and hostess. We frequent bed and breakfasts quite often so we have alot to compare this B & B to and honestly, I can't think of 1 thing bad to say. Nancy and Dave make you feel welcome from the moment they open the door until the time you have to say goodbye. The breakfast in the morning, oh my gosh!!! (However, I really did want quiche HA HA - inside joke.) Delicious, wonderful, and plenty to hold you over until dinner! Nancy and Dave help with suggestions on activities and dining and will make reservations for you. The house is in A+ condition and decorated beautifully. Kudos to you! If you are looking for a B & B to stay at in Lanesboro, look no further. Thank you Nancy and Dave, we will be back in the fall! P.S. Mary, you are wonderful as well. So friendly and thank you for cleaning up our room daily.
4.8 on July 06, 2013
Walking through the front door of Habberstad House is like walking through the door of a by gone era. Our room was the Rose suite and it was perfect. Dave and Nancy make you feel very welcome and they gave us great service. The only thing that I can say that is not positive is that they did not provide for us soap, which we did not plan for. Having said that, we will be back again and again.
We apologize for this lapse in housekeeping. We have always provided our guests with facial and body soap, shampoo and conditioner in each guest room. Had we known there was none in this room, we would have immediately corrected the problem.
- Nancy and Dave Huisenga (innkeepers)
4.8 on July 05, 2013
My sister-in-law and I visited Lanesboro for a short kid-and-husband-free getaway. We biked, enjoying the beautiful weather and peaceful scenery, and then checked into the spacious and comfortable Amish Room in the lovely Habberstad House. We enjoyed some wine in the garden, a leisurely evening and a good night's sleep. Breakfast was delicious, with good conversation with Nancy and Dave and the other guests.
4.4 on July 02, 2013
My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Habberstad House. Both Nancy and Dave were very friendly and accommodating and the food was delicious!!
5 on July 02, 2013
Us newly weds planned to sped 4 days of wedding planning and wedding recovery at the Habberstad House. Our stay in the Carriage House room was exactly what we needed and more. It is very roomy, comfortable, and thoughtfully set up. The full kitchen allowed us to cook in on nights that we didn't feel like venturing outside. The couch was soft and cozy and an interesting selection of DVD movies are present to be able to watch on the nice sized flat screen. The whirlpool is an extra added treat with a good assortment of relaxation CD's and speakers right in the bathroom. The grounds are beautifully maintained and have several places to sit and read a book or play cards. These amenities alone would make the Carriage House room a good value. The breakfasts were simply amazing. Thoughtfully prepared and displayed, they were also a good balance of proteins and carbs. The owners Nancy and Dave were always around to help make the stay great and to answer any questions about things to do around town. I would highly recommend a stay at the Habberstad House.
5 on June 30, 2013
We were very impressed with the house and the hospitality that both Dave and Nancy provided. They welcomed us into their home with open arms, wine and delicious food! I would never stay anywhere else when going to Lanesboro!
4.6 on June 26, 2013
My wife and I stayed in the Carriage House and it was one of the best rooms we have stayed in at any B&B. The breakfast was excellent and brought to our room. My wife has been trying to look up Pannekoeken recipes since we got back. Go see Ken to set up your canoe trip at River Rat Outfitters at the edge of town. We had a blast and Ken takes great care of you. Old Village is a great place to dine as well as Pedal Pushers.
5 on June 25, 2013
If you are visiting Lanesboro, you simply must stay at The Habberstad House! It is by far and away the best B&B we have ever stayed at. Incredible breakfasts, wonderful hospitality, so helpful with ideas about things to do in the area. Dinner suggestions are spot-on, and Dave and Nancy will even call ahead for you. Even two nights of heavy rains couldn't dampen the great time we had this past weekend. WOW! (Be sure to ask about the Amish tour options.) Gary and Margaret
4.8 on June 18, 2013
We had a wonderful weekend staying at the Habberstad House. Dave and Nancy are wonderful hosts!
4.2 on June 15, 2013
Nancy and Dave are wonderful hosts from the moment you arrive and have wine and cheese to the time you leave following the last delicious and beautifully presented breakfast. They offer added service of making dinner reservations at local restaurants and getting reserved tickets at the local theatre, which Nancy was a star in "Blythe Spirit" this season. We definitely recommend their lovely and interesting home.
5 on June 14, 2013
The Habberstad House is absolutely gorgeous, both inside and out. Nancy and Dave are wonderful people and run the best Bed and Breakfast. We look forward to many more visits!
5 on June 14, 2013
Nancy and Dave are wonderful hostess and host. The house is charming with beautiful detail and upkeep. Breakfast delicious and gourmet. We will return!
4.8 on June 12, 2013
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5 on June 08, 2013
What a beautiful setting and most gracious hosts. Nancy and Dave have opened their gorgeous Victorian home and know how to care for guests. You wont want to leave...Elkhorn, NE
4.8 on June 08, 2013
Hospitality of our hosts was really extraordinary...Delightful conversations at breakfast. Friendly and charming. Helpful in recommendations of activities in the area.
5 on June 06, 2013
What a beautiful home, inside and out, made more inviting by the gracious hospitality of our host and hostess. We will definitely visit again!
4.8 on May 29, 2013
This was our first trip to Lanesboro and our first stay at a bed and breakfast. We went for our 30th wedding anniversay and had a wonderful time! The third floor Amish Suite was fabulous, secluded, cozy and quiet. We highly recommend the Habberstad House and cannot wait to return -- maybe in the fall!
5 on May 29, 2013
In the area for a wedding and wanted something different. Nailed it! Beautiful house, charming and quaint. Breakfast was awesome. The hosts, Dave & Nancy, were a delight. You were made to feel like you were 'family'. The bonus of the weekend was getting to have dinner downtown (note: Lanesboro is NOT the place to go to lose weight; great restaurants!) and then seeing Nancy at the local theatre performing Noel Coward's 'Blythe Sprits'. Outstanding theatre production in an intimate setting. Love Lanesboro; highly recommend Habberstad House.
5 on May 22, 2013
Stayed Friday and Saturday nights in Carriage House. Great place to stay. Very quiet. Breakfast is more than we could eat and tasted wonderful. They have gone out of their way with top of the line towels and liens. We will go back and only stay here in the future. Wonderful experience.
5 on May 19, 2013
Gracious hosts; great breakfast; very relaxing & 2 nights of blissful sleep
5 on May 14, 2013
My wife and I stayed in the Carriage house at Habberstad for our 30th Anniversary and we could not have been more pleased with our stay! Nancy and Dave were excellent hosts and the room and service that we received truly defined what an outstanding bed and breakfast really is. The food was exceptional and their attention to every detail was a model of perfection. The amenities (two separate sounds systems, whirlpool bath, galley, etc.) made a perfect beginning and end to our wonderful stay. I would recommend (and have recommended to our friends) this experience to anyone.
5 on May 13, 2013
We could not afford to stay often or more than one night... but it was amazing! Delicious breakfast ans beautiful house!
5 on May 08, 2013
The Carriage House was wonderful. It is a very spacious, quiet place. The breakfasts were amazing and Dave & Nancy were very helpful with things to do in the area.
4.4 on May 01, 2013
Would highly recommend and will go again...
5 on April 17, 2013
Other than the awful spring weather...which the owners could do nothing about...the accomodations, delicious breakfast and genial hosts and guests were all five star!
5 on January 05, 2013
Had a wonderful, relaxing time... Appreciate the upgrade and the room was sooo comfortable. Thanks for a great weekend!
4.6 on December 27, 2012
We stayed during Christmas time and went and saw the local show at the theater. All was lovely!
5 on November 18, 2012
My husband and I have been guests at Habberstad House many times since we first discovered it several years ago. Nancy and Dave know how to make you feel at home. If we want privacy and quiet, our room (any of the rooms) is warm and welcoming. We have stayed in every room over the years and each is clean and decorated tastefully. The beds are very comfortable and linens, blankets and bedspreads are always crisp and clean. Lunch is never needed when we stay at Habberstad House as the breakfasts served are more than generous. Nancy and Dave serve a gormet breakfast that is always very filling and they often create and aquire new and wonderful recipies. Served family style, breakfast is, in our experiences over the years, a time to enjoy wonderful food, meet new people from anywhere in the world, and to be treated more as family than guests. Thanks to Nancy and Dave, our visits to Lanesboro always feel like coming home. CT
5 on October 31, 2012
Our stay in the carriage house was fantastic!! I read all of the reviews and it lived up to all of the hype. Dave and Nancy make you feel right at home and the breakfast was better than we could have imagined. We left Sunday morning so refreshed and we can't wait to go back. It's the best place we have ever stayed.
4.6 on October 24, 2012
Dining was not at the B&B however, there were many choices in town and the Village Pub was wonderful for dinner. Hosts were very friendly and attentive along with poodle Lena. Gorgeous yard and outdoor water fountain. Wonderfully decorated and authentic antiques.
4.2 on October 24, 2012
The food was excellent and the room large and beautiful. My only complaint is that the innkeeper was a bit unfriendly when we arived 20 minutes early and when she asked me to move something of mine. We had very friendly and welcoming innkeepers at our previous two inns and it took a while for me to feel comfortable with the female innkeeper here.
5 on October 20, 2012
Our hosts Nancy and Dave were very gracious and helpful. They made reservations for us for dinner and a tour and gave us wonderful other recommendations for entertainment. Our stay was wonderful and the breakfasts were delicious. There are many things to do in Lanesboro and nearby towns including biking or walking on the trail, Amish tours, canoeing or kayaking as well as antiques. We will definitely return to Habberstad House when we visit Lanesboro again.
4.8 on October 19, 2012
My husband and I would highly recommend this wonderful B & B to anyone. The Scandanavian room was a special treat! Breakfast was amazing, beautifully presented and delicious. Nancy and Dave Huisenga, owners, go above and beyond in many ways and know their buisness well.
5 on October 17, 2012
Beautiful fall retreat
5 on October 16, 2012
Had a great time. Everything was top notch. Plan on returning next fall.
4.4 on October 11, 2012
We received our stay as a gift from our family and we decided on the Carriage House. Simply wonderful - hottub, fireplace and breakfast served. Nancy and Dave were amazing innkeepers and the breakfast was above and beyond what we expected - dessert first, then the meal....fantasitc. We cannot say enough good about our stay. We will be going back again someday..you cannot beat the hospitality - Thank you Dave and Nancy!!
5 on October 06, 2012
We really enjoyed the privacy that the Carriage House provided and loved having breakfast come to us - we even stayed in our pajamas! We were looking for a quiet, restful get-away after a stressful month, and Habberstad House really filled the bill. We also brought our bikes and were able to bike the trail right from the house, which was really convenient. Excellent food and lots of it. Nice to have the kitchen available, too. It was a wonderful couple of days!
5 on October 04, 2012
Our main reason for this trip was to come down from the cities to see the cave in Harmony. I did A LOT of research and found Lanesboro to be the most interesting place for us to check out and with the (bike) trail head right in town we thought it sounded great to bring the bikes along and go for a ride. Everything was beautiful. This lovely town sucks the stress right out of you! Our decision to stay at the Habberstad was very much worth every penny and I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great place to stay! Nancy and Dave are wonderful and their home is perfect and very well kept. We stayed in the carriage house which was a private room above the garage. This was our first time staying at a bed and breakfast and we will definitely return to the Habberstad house sometime in the near future!
4.4 on October 03, 2012
Room was quiet, and the bed slept very well. The bathroom was large and had a nice whirlpool tub to relax in after biking on the Root River Trail. Breakfast was home made and excellent.
5 on October 03, 2012
Habberstad House was the BEST B&B I have ever stayed at! The owners, Dave and Nancy, were exceptionally gracious hosts and incredible cooks! The breakfasts were exceptional, the service great and the presentation impeccable! We stayed in the Amish Suite, which was airy, roomy and with a view like none other! Highly recommend this to anyone!
5 on October 01, 2012
We (and another couple) stayed overnight at the Habberstad House, and all of us would highly recommend this wonderful B&B. The hosts were friendly and helpful, the rooms were exceptionally lovely, the flower gardens were beautiful, and the breakfast was very delicious. Thanks to Dave and Nancy (owners) for making our stay in Lanesboro especially memorable and fun!
4.8 on September 27, 2012
I was a bit apprehensive about our first bed and breakfast experience. The idea of hanging out in a house with a bunch of other guests honestly didn't appeal to me. But my wife wanted to do it, so I decided to cowboy up. I did my research though and found the Habberstad house. They have a carriage house room - a room on top of the garage, separate from the main house. I booked it immediately as I thought it would be a good compromise. We still had a lot of privacy, but got to enjoy the B&B feel as well. Food was amazing. Service was great. Proprietors were awesome too. Able to make good conversation and tell us everything we wanted to know about the area (finding the best places to buy Amish furniture for example). We will definitely be back and we are recommending to friends and family.
5 on September 18, 2012
Outstanding hosts, outstanding accommodations and outstanding breakfasts!
5 on September 14, 2012
Our stay in the carriage house was a great retreat. It was spacious and extremely clean. The bed was cozy and the two stereo systems enriched the atmosphere. We biked, dined, shopped and went to the theatre. We stayed two nights and both my husband I wished we could have stayed a third. Thanks Dave and Nancy for a beautiful place to visit. Ed and Paulete
4.8 on September 09, 2012
Our night at the Habberstad House was our first ever B & B stay. We made the right choice! What a lovely house and grounds. We so enjoyed our suite with sitting room and private balcony - perfect places to spend a quiet relaxing evening. We enjoyed chatting with the other guests ( repeat customers), and the host/owners. Breakfast was so delicious and served at a beautiful table. We will be back.
5 on August 31, 2012
We thoroughly enjoyd our 4 night stay in the Amish Suite at the Habberstad. Large comfortable room, fantastic breakfasts, interesting guests. Nancy and Dave are wonderful hosts and made us feel right at home. We enjoyed an evening at the theatre in great seats reserved for us by Nancy. One of the best B & Bs we have ever stayed in!
5 on August 27, 2012
Excellent B&B. Highly recommended. Clean, beautiful historic home. Will go back.
4.2 on August 25, 2012
I thought the house and the gardens were absolutely breath taking. They have really done a great job of keeping everything as it would have been in the early years the house was lived in.We stayed in the Orchid room. It was very nice with alot of light coming in the bay window but it was a a little warm at night. We tried to open the windows but they didn't stay open. The other thing was the bed was not that comfortable. It did that sinking in the middle thing which would be fine if there was only 1 person in the bed but there was 2 of us and we would sink into eachother, The breakfast the next morning was really great! The owners were nice but I did feel at one point that one of them was put off by some of our questions..
4.4 on August 06, 2012
The Habberstad House put the breakfast back into Bed and Breakfast. The room was furnished with charming antiques and decor while providing comfort for one of the best night's rest I have had in a long time. Great location in town with security for my bike. Worth every penny.
5 on August 06, 2012
We stayed in the Carriage House - it was large, beautifully decorated with all the amenities one could need (the glass of wine given to us upon arrival was the perfect way to being our stay). The breakfasts were creative and delicious. Sitting in one of the outdoor shaded areas, reading my book was exactly what the doctor ordered.
5 on August 01, 2012
My husband and I stayed at the Habberstad House last weekend and loved it! Nancy and Dave are extremely personable and gracious hosts. The house is lovely and very clean. The breakfasts were wonderful. I can't say enough good things about it.
5 on July 29, 2012
The Habberstad House is in amazing condition. The owners did alot of hard and talented work to restore it to a very beautiful and comfortable B&B. The owners, Dave and Nancy, were so pleasant, delightful, and enjoyable! Our room, The Scandinavian, was large, comfortable and relaxing, included was a whirlpool tub and charming balcony that we were able to enjoy. To top it off, we started each day with a outstanding-delicious breakfast that was craftily prepared and presented.
4.0 on July 27, 2012
Our first time in Lanesboro was made great by this wonderful inn.
4.6 on July 25, 2012
We recently stayed here. LOVED it. The whirlpool/shower combination was unique, we really liked the combination. The concierge service was great, no problem finding and making reservations for us. And what can I say about the breakfasts, they were way above what I was expecting. Both days it was a multiple course meal, everything was so good I couldn't leave anything on my plate it was so delicious. We would recommend staying here. The location is also nice. It is several blocks away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown but still within walking distance.
4.6 on July 22, 2012
We had a wonderful time during our two day stay at the Habberstad House Bed and Breakfast. Nancy and Dave were the quintessential hosts and ensured that our stay was wonderful. Both breakfasts were outstanding and filled with fresh homemade ingredients. Nancy and Dave worked with my allergies and both of our diet restrictions to ensure that everything was perfect. Our room was clean and comfortable. The bathroom was very spacious and well appointed. The rain shower was a nice touch. We will be going back!!
5 on July 14, 2012
WE reslly enjoyed our visit. Nancy and Dave were wonderful hosts and so accomodating and helpful. Words can describe the excellant breakfast
4.6 on July 08, 2012
Delicious and plentiful breakfast. Our room was very clean and spacious.
4.2 on July 08, 2012
This place was awsome. The owners are great and maintaine an exceptional B&B. This has been the nicested B&B we have been to yet!!
4.6 on July 07, 2012
The Habberstad House was the perfect place to stay for the first few days after we were married. We felt so welcome and were very well taken care of. Lanesboro is a charming little town that we will definitely be coming back to in the near future!
5 on July 02, 2012
Dave & Nancy were great! We had not done a B & B in a long time and forgot how much fun they can be. We met some grat people and enjoyed terrific food and conversation. Biking trail and Theatre were excellant. Steve & Donna
4.0 on June 28, 2012
The carriage house was wonderful space although we did not feel we utilized it enough since we were there only one night and were with a big group. The only improvement I would make, would be to add a shade to the skylight opposite the bed - the morning light woke me up at 6am. The whole house and grounds were impecable. The owners are doing a top notch job of keeping up the old home and gardens. Beautiful property and very relaxing.
5 on June 27, 2012
Nancy and Dave are the terrific hosts of this B&B in pretty Lanesboro. They took great care of us during our stay, arranging for great seats in the local playhouse, offering excellent restaurant recommendations, and serving up tasty breakfasts every morning in their beautiful restored home. Habberstad is definitely a B&B we will recommend to friends, and one we hope to return to ourselves again and again.
5 on June 18, 2012
Our recent three-night stay at the Habberstad House offered a little taste of heaven! Our spacious room with a great bed, provate balcony to sip a morning cup of coffee and the quiet gazebo to read and rest in the late afternoon after a long bike ride ensured peace and tranquility for our time of restoratation. The best part of our stay was the extraordinary breakfasts prepared by our hosts! We have stayed at many B & B's across the nation and our meals at the Habberstad were the best. It is evident that they strive for excellence and continue to add to their culinary status of exceeding 4 star status! Nancy and Dave's quiet and unassuming graciousness in connecting to guests added to the over all ambience. We want to return again and enjoy the pleasures of the home and surrounding countryside. Debbi and Jim, Excelsion, Minnesota
5 on June 14, 2012
We stayed at the Habberstad for our 40th anniversary. It was spotless, beautifully decorated, and the gardens were exceptional. Our host and hostess were welcoming, funny, and very informative about the area. The breakfast was delicious, hot and promptly served. Having stayed at many B and B's over the years, I can safely say that this was one of , if not the best! Highly recommend this Inn, and hope to visit it again
5 on June 12, 2012
We had a great time staying at the Habberstad House, the innkeepers make you feel right at home! We will definitely come back for another stay!
5 on June 07, 2012
We stayed at the Habberstad in October 2010 and again on our honeymoon in October 2011. Needless to say, we love Dave and Nancy. We stayed at a different B&B this spring and the experience did not even compare. We've been spoiled and plan to celebrate our anniversary with them every year. Even in a moment of crisis when a water issue made serving breakfast impossible, Dave and Nancy made us feel wonderful and appreciated as guests, paying for our breakfast in town and buying us a bottle of wine at dinner. We'll be back for years and years to come.
4.4 on June 07, 2012
Nancy and Dave were great! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Lanesboro thanks to the many suggestions offered by the Huisenga's. We will definitely be back again in the future.
4.6 on June 04, 2012
The perfect B&B: Elegant, very comfortable, gorgeous rooms. We stayed in the Amish suite, which was amazing. Definitely the most pleasant B&B we ever stayed in.
5 on June 03, 2012
everything was perfect, we couldn't have changed anything
5 on May 30, 2012
This was our third stay at Habberstad House. The rooms are wonderfully accommodated and spotless. The breakfast each morning is delicious, expertly prepared, and exquisitely presented. Dave and Nancy made us feel right at home. We shall come again! Dick & Jenice Ambelang
4.6 on May 20, 2012
Nancy and Dave are terrific hosts, providing a welcoming glass of wine with fine cheese and crackers upon arrival. They were very helpful with planning activities and sharing where the rare curiosoities and great food that Lanesboro has hiding. Breakfast was delicious and a great start to the day. It was fun to hear what others had enjoyed the night before as well. We loved it.
5 on May 13, 2012
This was our first stay at a bed and breakfast and they more than lived up to our expectations! From the warm greeting to the extremely clean rooms and amazing breakfast, it was a perfect, relaxing night away.
5 on May 11, 2012
My husband & I visited Lanesboro & stayed at Habberstad House for a couple of days R&R after a working trip to Minneapolis. We were delighted with our choice. The beautiful, historic home had every comfort available for guests & was spotlessly clean. The breakfasts were a delight in both quality & quantity and we really enjoyed the breakfast time chats with our friendly & helpful hosts Nancy & Dave. We stayed in the Scandinavian room & were pleased with the size & comfort of the room & inparticular with the enormous Jacuzzi bath in the bedroom. The private balcony was a lovely spot from which to admire the house's immaculate gardens. I cannot rate this B&B highly enough. A wonderful house & genuinely nice owners who go the extra mile for their guests!
4.4 on May 03, 2012
We are "bed and breakfast people". This was one of the best we have been to, and we will be going back. Nice owners, fantastic house, fun town.
4.4 on April 30, 2012
The house, grounds and rooms are beautiful, well designed and in top condition. Our hosts were very attentive and interesting conversationalists, even making dinner reservations for all their guests. The background information they gave was very interesting to my wife and me.
5 on April 29, 2012
Relaxing time with great weather, biking, shopping, relaxing, and dining. The Habberstad House was great - great beds, great food, great hospitality. April is a good time to visit - fewer tourists, cool weather for biking, and lower overnight rates. We definitely would like to return someday.
4.6 on April 28, 2012
The grounds and the house are beautiful. Friendly, entertaining and helpful hosts. The breakfast was outstanding both for the food and the service. We had very pleasant conversations with our fellow guests. Overall, a relaxing and comfortable stay. We definitely plan to return for another weekend trip.
4.4 on April 27, 2012
2 night stay- Saturday and Sunday night in late April. Stayed in the Heather Room. We loved the spa tub- got chilled on our bike ride and really appreciated warming up in the tub. Dave and Nancy obviously love what they do, so gracious and welcoming, delicious breakfast that filled us up until dinner time! We would recommend Habberstad House to anyone in a New York minute.
5 on January 04, 2012
The hosts were inviting and friendly and we quickly felt welcome and comfortable. The facility is spotless, and there is a real noticeable pride of ownership and interest in making the stay memorable. The food was outstanding and unique. We would stay again in a heartbeat and would give our positive recommendation to anyone on any of the rooms.
5 on December 22, 2011
Our stay at the Habberstad House was better than I had hoped for. We loved the room, the decorations and the light snow on Saturday morning gave us the most beautiful view ever. The hospitality, food and home were "perfect". Jim and Mary
4.8 on December 08, 2011
Nothing is more romantic or peaceful than our stay in the carriage house. Simply amazing and we will be making a trip back soon.
5 on November 23, 2011
This historic home is fabulous. My mother-in-law and I came to Lanesboro for the Holiday Inn Tour, where you are able to tour 12 inns or B & B's in town over the course of two days. We were pleasantly surprised to see that we were staying at the nicest of them all! The innkeepers Dave and Nancy were so informative about local restaurants, happenings, and history. Even little Lena (the dog) was a pleasure to be around! We stayed in the Amish Suite, which has two beds (perfect for us) and was very relaxing. The location is very quiet, the grounds are beautiful, and the food amazing. I have only stayed at a 5 star hotel once in my lifetime, and I would actually prefer to return to Habberstad House. Thanks Dave and Nancy for a memorable weekend!
4.0 on November 10, 2011
We can't say enough about our delightful stay at the Habberstad House Bed and Breakfast and our first time in Lanesboro, MN ! We loved everything ~ the quaint and personable town AND our most pleasurable, relaxing stay at the Habberstad house- it's a Diamond-in the Rough !! Our innkeepers Nancy and Dave Huisenga couldn't have been more accommodating-how personable they were. The rooms were so unique, clean and inviting. Plus we were served the most delicious breakfasts you could ever ask for ! Thank you again Nancy and Dave- We will be back ! ~ Dave and Jennifer Oster (Woodbury, MN.)
5 on November 01, 2011
This was our seconds stay at Habberstad House. I've been dying to go back, and it was all I remembered and more! A glass of wine upon check-in, a wonderful dinner suggestion from Dave. We stayed in the Heather room this time and loved their whirlpool tub for two. We got great night's sleep in their comfortable bed and the next morning a delightful gourmet breakfast. Beautiful gardens and a peaceful retreat. Do not stay anywhere else in Lanesboro. This is the best!
4.6 on October 31, 2011
Nice quiet home in quiet little town. Scandinavian room was awesome and we felt at home due to the excellent service we received.
3.6 on October 23, 2011
Upon our arrival, we were offered a complimerntary beverage - soda, beer or wine. We shared ours with another guest couple and had a good interchange. Nancy and Dave are very friendly and easy to get to know. Dave made us a delicious breakfast and Nancy enjoyed telling us of the history of Habberstad House. The brightest spot, however ws the conversation we had over breakfast. Everyone got along so well and shared to completely that we were disappointed to have the meal come to an end.
4.4 on October 19, 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Habberstad House. Nancy and Dave were great hosts, wonderful breakfast cooks and are thoroughly knowledgeable about the Lanesboro area. Lanesboro is a great town to visit, ride bikes in, take in the professional theatre...it's hard to go wrong, and you will be glad you chose the Habberstad House.
5 on October 19, 2011
Nancy and Dave are wonderful hosts. They go above and beyond each time we visit to ensure our stay is outstanding. We look forward to returning each time we leave!
4.4 on October 12, 2011
My husband and I spent this past fall weekend at The Habberstad House in Lanesboro for a much needed get away. Dave and Nancy were welcoming and made us feel at home with a nice wine and cheese reception on Friday evening to get to know the other guests. Our main purpose for the trip was to relax and we were very pleased with the Heather room that we stayed in. The large Jacuzzi with rain shower was perfect, the house was quiet, and the bed comfortable. The grounds of The Habberstad were very beautiful and peaceful with a nice arbor swing and fountain. Breakfast was so good and filling that we didn’t need lunch both of the days that we stayed there. Many of the guests there were repeat visitors that said that The Habberstad House was their favorite B&B. After our weekend, I can see why.
4.6 on October 09, 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our hosts Nancy and Dave could not have been more welcoming We stayed in the Scandinavian Room, which was spacious with a hot tub and outdoor porch. The food was delicious and the fellow guests were engaging. The number of repeat guests is a tribute to the quality of the hospitality.
4.8 on October 05, 2011
Our stay was a wonderful experience. As mentioned in previous reviews, Nancy and Dave are great hosts, warm, welcoming and ready to offer suggestions but never intrusive. We enjoyed hearing the history of the house and the town over a great breakfast, browsing the photo books in the parlor and strolling through the lovely grounds. The Amish room is spacious, comfortable and quiet, just what we needed after the day’s long bike ride. The house is beautiful, clean and well organized. My favorites: the dining room and the garden fountain. We will be back!
5 on October 02, 2011
Our second stay at the Habberstad House. We had time to read underneath the grapevine ensemble, while a fountain bubbled in the background. Once we set out to bike, we didn't need to stop for lunch after a fulfilling, fresh, organic breakfast full of nutrition. My favorites at the Habberstad House, are the Friday night appetizers, the unique rooms, the well groomed yard, the easily assesible place to house our bikes the friendly atomosphere, hosts who are willing to assure our adventures and dinner reservations are complete to our satisfaction. We will return. We have such a great time at Habberstad.
5 on September 27, 2011
Our recent stay at Habberstad House Bed and Breakfast was just fantastic! We stayed in the carriage house and just loved it. It was just perfect for us and very spacious with everything we needed for our stay. The owners Dave and Nancy are wonderful hosts who are very gracious and helpful with suggestions for restaurants and places to go. In addition, they are truly gourmet cooks and we really enjoyed their very flavorful and ample breakfasts each morning. The gardens are really lovely which surround the beautifully restored Victorian home. Our stay there was very relaxing and we were within easy biking distance of the the Root River Bike Trails. We would definitely stay there again and would highly recommend it to everyone else. At the end of our stay, we left with wonderful memories of our visit and we look forward to planning our next trip there. Steve & Patty
5 on September 19, 2011
Our two night stay was booked a year in advance on recommendation from a couple returning for their fourth time. My husband is not fond of B&B's, but this was an awesome experience which he wants to repeat next fall. Nancy & Dave are wonderful hosts, they both have a great sense of humor and quick wit. If you wish, you can pet and enjoy their poodle, Lena. The breakfasts are outstanding and a good reason to walk or bike the day away. There is no reason not to stay at Habberstad House!!!!
5 on September 18, 2011
We have stayed at the Habberstad B & B three times now with two different groups of people. It is the best B & B I have ever stayed at and we will stay there again in the future. The owners are a fantastic couple that make the stay especially nice. It is a very welcoming place and they make you feel very comfortable in their home. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
5 on September 18, 2011
I surprised my wife with a surprise honeymoon to Lanesboro. The Habberstad House Bed & Breakfast was one of our destinations, and it was a phenominal experience. The Carriage House was very clean, with many nice ammenities for our use during our stay. The two course breakfast was a gourmet breakfast fit for a King & Queen. This is definetely on our return list for the future to come.
4.8 on September 17, 2011
This was our second stay at Habberstad and we definitely intend to return! Dave and Nancy are wonderful hosts and, I might add, excellent chefs!! Breakfasts are out of this world! Lanesboro is a great place to visit and I would (and will) recommend the Habberstad House to my friends and relatives! Rick and Cathy Coulter
5 on September 11, 2011
My wife and I chose the Habberstad House for our 33rd anniversary getaway. Our two day stay was exceptional. The congeniality of our hosts, Dave and Nancy, along with the ambiance of the restored house combined to to help make our stay memorable. Breakfasts are superb!
5 on September 09, 2011
We have stayed at the Habberstad House frequently over the past 10 years. It is simply one of the best experiences we have had and we look forward to returning to Lanesboro for a week of bicycling each year. The highlight is staying with Dave and Nancy at the their wonderful B & B, becoming spoiled because of the fabulous breakfast they serve each morning and being recipients of their attention to even the smallest detail. We give the Habberstad House our highest recommendation.
5 on September 07, 2011
Had a wonderful long weekend in Lanesboro. Hosts are wonderful. Food is outstanding. Had a super room. Jacuzzi was so nice after a long bike ride on the trails. The full experience was awesome.
5 on September 05, 2011
Lovely home inside and out. Spent a rainy morning with our coffee enjoying the gardens from the front porch. In the beautiful dining room our delicious, healthy breakfast was also entertaining thanks to our gracious hosts. The Amish Room was very comfortable and quiet and we only wished we could have stayed longer. We will definitely return to Habberstad House! Dave and Cathy Ames, Iowa
4.6 on August 28, 2011
Could not be more pleased with our first B&B experience. Dave and Nancy were a delight, knowlegeable, professional, and appropriately attentive. Facility is five star and dinning exceptional. Nice location in Lanesboro.
5 on August 28, 2011
Our August 2011 visit was thoroughly delightful. I am by nature wary of B & B experiences, although I've stayed in several wonderful B & B's in the Pacific Northwest and Europe. Our experience at Habberstad was everything we could have asked for...clean and well maintained accommodations, friendly owners, superb breakfasts, beautiful and peaceful grounds, and a wonderful location close to the bike trails and downtown Lanesboro, without being in the center of traffic and activity. Our 3 night stay left us refreshed and fully appreciative of the time we spent in southeastern Minnesota.
5 on August 26, 2011
Our stay was fabulous. Dave and Nancy are wonderful - the breakfest were outstanding. This is our second year staying here and recommend this bed and breakfast. We will be returning next summer to enjoy yet another great weekend. Thanks so much.
4.6 on August 24, 2011
Perfect! We were super comfortable and happy here. It was the best spot to stay for a vacation we will never forget!
4.8 on August 24, 2011
The Habberstad House was very warm and inviting and the breakfast was outstanding. Nancy and Dave are great hosts and the house and grounds were just beatiful. We got the best nights sleep we've had in months. Thank you Nancy and Dave for a wonderful getaway.
5 on August 23, 2011
My wife and I spent our 26th Anniversary in the Carriage House. It was the most incredible stay. The room was beautiful. Nancy and Dave are extremely pleasant people. We had fantastic weather. I can't say any one thing that would keep us from telling friends and family about this place. We would most definitely pay another visit to the Habberstad B&B.
5 on August 15, 2011
first time to a B&B great people outstandind service will be back next year
4.8 on August 14, 2011
We've stayed at the Habberstad House during numbers visits to Lanesboro and wouldn't think of staying anywhere else. The grounds of the B&B are beautiful. The room we stayed in was spotless, well decorated and even better than we remember. Dave and Nancy are a joy and the breakfasts are amazing. We are looking forward to our next visit to Lanesboro and a relaxing stay at the Habberstad House.
5 on August 11, 2011
Dave and Nancy have the best place in Lanesboro! I can't recommend this B&B enough. We definitely plan to return. We just loved everything about the place. I spent lots of time taking photographs of the unbelievably lovely grounds.
4.2 on August 06, 2011
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our 1st stay at the Habberstad House. We stayed in the Heather Room, and highly recommend it. The whirlpool and the rain shower were so pleasant. The breakfast was absolutely amazing. Dave and Nancy do such a good job. Thanks!
4.4 on August 04, 2011
We were warmly welcomed by Dave and Nancy at the Habberstad House. The breakfast was delicious, the coffee abundant, and the conversation stimulating. They were also extremely accommodating for my glutenfree needs. Our room was delightful and classic, and really showed off the glorious property. Also lovely were the gardens and patios around the house, where we spent a relaxing evening sipping on wine. And joy of joys: no mosquitoes! Many thanks to our gracious hosts for the stay in Lanesboro. (And for the tip about the theatre production - so funny!)
4.0 on August 02, 2011
Clean well appointed rooms with attention to detail. Hosts were very gracious food was delicious.
4.6 on July 30, 2011
We stayed in the Heather room. It was very comfortable and overlooks the beautiful fountain in one of the gardens. It has a large bathroom with a rain shower and whirlpool bath. Dave and Nancy were gracious hosts. They are very friendly and wonderful cooks. We were on the MS TRAM bike ride and they were very helpful and accommodating with our special needs for the bike tour. Thank you Dave and Nancy!
4.4 on July 29, 2011
My husband and I stayed in the carriage house and really enjoyed having the place to ourselves. We were able to cook a meal together and dine in, were recommended walking routes, and relax together in front of the TV and in the wonderful jacuzzi tub. We would love to go again.
3.0 on July 28, 2011
ROOMS: The entire house and grounds are impressive and our room was quite comfortable. SERVICE: The host served complimentary beer and wine in the evenings, which we were not expecting. However, the hostess, who served breakfast, never stopped talking to allow us to enjoy our meal peacefully. The meal was family style at 8:30 AM, with all guests present at the table for one sitting. Most appreciated the hostess’ input, I’m sure. We would have preferred an earlier sitting to make more of our day, and a more private breakfast experience. VALUE: Putting aside personal grievances about breakfast service and breakfast itself, the price for a night's stay met my expectations for a well maintained, high end hotel experience in this part of the world. CLEANLINESS: Seemed spotless. DINING: I'm sorry to say that our dining experience was not satisfactory with regard to food, as well as service. We were served a breakfast consisting of a slice of cake (for breakfast!), nectarine (yay fruit!) in cream, a piece of quiche that was about 1/5th of a 9 inch pie plate and had a hash-brown potato crust and 4 kinds of cheese, two pieces of toast, and 2 slabs of some sort of ham. Although great care was taken, I'm sure, in the preparation of these items, the caloric tally of this spread would rival a Denny's Grand Slam breakfast. The food came in two courses: course 1 included the cake and peaches and course 2 included the quiche, ham, and toast. These pairings were not well considered. The cake spoiled the delicate sweetness of the nectarine. The second course was excessively salty. The quiche was overloaded with salt. Why bother with 4 cheeses if the only flavor is salt. The toast was drenched in butter (more salt), and needless to say, the meat was salty. There are many other seasonings besides salt, but if any were used in this meal, they were overpowered. Surely some guests loved this food, but in our view it was poorly conceived from both a nutritional and gastronomic perspective.
4.8 on July 27, 2011
We had a fabulous stay at the Habberstad House in Lanesboro last weekend! We stayed in the Scandinavian room, that was quite large, beautifully decorated and very comfortable. There were appetizers (fruit, cheese, crackers and chocolates) and wine and beer offered on check-in for the weekend. It was a nice time to meet the hosts and other couples that were staying there. The breakfasts were very tasty, and extremely filling! I especially enjoyed the fresh fruit with homemade ice cream that started out the first breakfast! We enjoyed biking on the many trails in the area, then to cool off, rented tubes at the Little General store and floated down the root river. There are several restaurants in the area to choose from, and Dave & Nancy (the B&B owners) have menus from several places to help you decide where to go. There are also two theatres in town (right next to each other) and we saw an entertaining play that Nancy was in! We had a great time, and would love to go back!
5 on July 23, 2011
Habberstad house is wonderful. Nancy and Dave are exceptional cooks. They made dinner reservations and advised us on available events. Both my husband and I loved our stay.
5 on July 15, 2011
We have been privileged to stay at the Habberstad House 5 times since 2006. A a Travel Consultant, this is my first recommendation in Lanesboro. Nancy and Dave are great hosts. The modern accommodations are immaculate, and the breakfasts delicious. With a nice selection of rooms offering a variety of amenities this is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway or a small group gathering.
4.4 on July 15, 2011
Enjoyed our experience at Habberstad House B&B; definitely stood out in our minds compared with other Lanesboro B&Bs. Dennis and Elizabeth Houle-Nelson
4.6 on July 15, 2011
What a delightful stay we had in the Scandinavian Room at Habberstad House! From the wine upon arrival, to the personal sized pannekoeken for breakfast, we were pampered. The room was so carefully furnished and felt as if we were truly on a getaway.
4.8 on July 13, 2011
The carriage house at the Habberstad House was a perfect retreat for us. We biked in the Lanesboro area and would come in our own private entrance, pour some wine, enjoy the hot tub, and then go to dinner. The breakfast prepared by Dave and Nancy was delivered to us and was outstanding. We thoroughly enjoyed their gracious hospitality and beautiful grounds. I would highly recommend making this your B & B destination if in the area. Very peaceful, tons of room, great breakfasts, beautiful gardens and outdoor seating areas, great for a couple or big enough for a small family or another couple. Can't wait to go back!
5 on July 10, 2011
We have been going to Lanesboro and the Haberstad House for quite a few years now. The property and gardens are impeccable. Dave and Nancy the proprietors are gracious and fun hosts. The welcoming wine and appetizers and the gourmet breakfast are such a treat. We love staying in the Carriage House with it's views, privacy and amenities. It always on the top of our list for weekend getaways.
3.0 on July 07, 2011
This B&B was an excellent home base for our weekend getaway to the Root River Trail. Nancy and Dave were very nice and accommodating--they even went out of their way to use meatless sausage for breakfast when they learned we did not eat meat. The inn is also located within walking or biking distance to downtown Lanesboro and the Root River Trail (we never got into our car once!). I would definitely recommend this B&B for its hospitality, breakfasts, classic beauty, and proximity to Lanesboro and great biking excursions.
5 on July 07, 2011
Can't say enough about this place ... the hospitality was more than gracious, the breakfast was delicious and filling, the rooms were clean and uncluttered. Would definitely stay at the Habberstad House again.
4.6 on July 06, 2011
We were looking for two nights of total rest and relaxation, and got that and more in the Carriage House at the Habberstad House. The accommodations were spacious and wonderful, the breakfasts outstanding, and Lanesboro and surrounding communities are charming! We did a lot of biking, so the large whirlpool bath was a definite plus! We'll be back--and HIGHLY recommend it!!
5 on July 04, 2011
What a delightful stay we had in the Carriage House! The Carriage House is next to the main house. You stay on the second level and so you look out over impeccably kept and beautifully landscaped grounds. In the middle stands a fountain, that during the day doubles delightfully as a bird-bath. The room of the Carriage House is spacious and airy, with lots of windows. Four sky-lights bathe the room with lots of golden morning sun. We loved the jacuzzi. Bath-salts are provided. We had fun putting on the spa robes provided, just so we could take them off as we slipped into the tub. Put on a relaxing CD and see if your blood pressure doesn't drop by at least 20 points. One thing we noted was how clean both the Carriage House and the main house were. No dust, no cobwebs. Inside the main house and the Carraige House, we loved the soft, muted color scheme and Asian motif of the appointments. You're just half a block or so from the edge of town in a quiet neighborhood. That makes for a restful night's sleep on a comfortable King bed. Because we stayed in the Carriage House, we got to enjoy a delightful, private breakfast on the patio. The cooking is superb. The food simply could not have been any more delicious. If the patio for whatever reason isn't to your liking, you can have your breakfast served to you in the Carriage House. We enjoyed grinding our own coffee in the morning, using the whole coffee beans stored in the frig. And, it was good tasting coffee. We never got around to it, but if you like, you can also take out some bottled water or a soda pop, or even a beer stored and kept cold in the frig for a very nominal cost that we thought was most reasonable. The Habberstad house has now become one of our new favorite places to get away to when we want to recover ourselves and our sanity in a place where we felt immersed in serenity and beauty. Thank you, Dave and Nancy! We will be back again, and again.
4.8 on July 01, 2011
We have stayed in many B&Bs but this was our favorite. The home is beautiful but not fussy. The hosts are wonderful...they make your stay welcoming and comfortable. We will definitely make plans to stay here again. Lanesborro is a charming little town and Habberstad House is Awesome Doug & Carolynn from SD
5 on June 29, 2011
We had a wonderful stay. Our room, the beautifully groomed gardens, and fantastic food made our stay a delight. We will be back!
5 on June 29, 2011
We had a lovely 3 day, 2 night stay at the Habberstad House. We were looking for a quiet cozy place to spend a couple days to relax from the hub-bub of summer. This was the perfect place. The weather wasn't terrific, but we were able to bike one day and relax on the wonderful balcony off the Scandinavian room. This room was perfect for us. Nancy and Dave were wonderful hosts and gave us whatever help and attention we wanted. They seemed to know when to leave us alone and when to step in. We had a great discussion at breakfast with the other guests which was fun. Thanks again for a great time.
5 on June 29, 2011
My husband and I recently spent our anniversary weekend at Habberstad House. Everything was perfect and far exceeded our expectations in every way! We stayed in The Carriage House and felt truly pampered when Nancy and Dave brought us our delicious breakfast each morning. It was a wonderful experience! We'll definitely be back!
5 on June 28, 2011
We have made several trips to Lanesboro and have stayed at the Habberstad House every time except once. When you find perfection, why change? If you are looking for beautiful rooms, excellent food and warm and friendly hosts the Habberstad House is the place to go!
4.4 on June 28, 2011
The Habberstad House was a wonderful place to stay. The grounds are gorgeous and provide many lovely places to rest and relax, as does the main house. The host and hostess are superb. They are most helpful, happy, knowledgeable and both have wonderful senses of humor. The breakfasts they provide are among the best ever! Their culinary skills are excellent. All the breakfasts we had consisted of fresh fruit, an egg dish, a homemade breakfast cake, sausage/bacon, potatoes/waffles, juices and coffee. We highly recommend the Habberstad House.
5 on June 22, 2011
Our stay here was absolutely fantastic! Nancy and Dave did a wonderful job making us welcome and preparing our food as well. We will definately be going back!
5 on June 18, 2011
Couldn't have had a better experience. We are not really bed and breakfast regulars, usually staying in nice hotels, but the Habberstad House may have changed our minds forever. We stayed in the Amish room which was perfect because there was plenty of room for me to work when I had. The whole house and all of the rooms (we all decided at breakfast one morning to see each other's rooms) were so nicely decorated - very good taste, not overdone, just elegant. The breakfasts were beyond any expectation I could have had, like eating in a fancy restaurant every morning - dishes that I would never have thought of and done to perfection. And of course, Dave and Nancy were full of ideas of where to go and knowledge of the area and the history - they were the perfect hosts. You won't be dissapointed at the Habberstad House.
4.4 on June 18, 2011
We stayed in the "Heather" room (w/ fantastic whirlpool bath and shower) and enjoyed every minute of our time in Lanesboro. It has been a long time since I had better breakfasts, the yard and landscaping are idyllic, and the proprietors are wonderful. We felt we couldn't have picked a better place to stay.
5 on June 16, 2011
The Habberstad House Bed and Breakfast was more than I had expected. The flower gardens were beautiful and well cared for and the house was gorgeous, clean and tastefully decorated. We had requested a vegan breakfast and the lady of house created a wonderful breakfast - I would love to see what she would make for lunch! The host and hostess were most helpful in booking dinner and the theater reservations for us. It was a perfect weekend of getting away from the city and leaving all stress behind. We will be back again!
4.6 on June 15, 2011
We loved our stay at the Habberstad House. Dave & Nancy were super helpful & kind, and their home is just gorgeous. Being a bit of a foodie, my expectations for breakfast weren't too high just because I didn't want to get let down, but boy was I pleasantly surprised! Breakfast was absolutely delicious both mornings & we were barely able to clear our plates. I would highly recommend staying at this b&b.
5 on June 10, 2011
We loved our stay at the Habberstad Bed & Breakfast. We had a great host and hostess who really know how to make you feel welcome. The food was amazingly delicious. It was a peaceful, beautiful place to spend a few nights and we hope to return!
5 on June 09, 2011
The food was fabulous, the hosts wonderful and suggestions for things to do were abundant!
3.0 on June 02, 2011
The stay was fine and amenities was as expected. But the price was too high for this stay despite the fact that its not a highly visited and crowded place. The breakfast was really awesome, infact thats the only positive thing there. I had to pay nearly $150 for one night in the orchid room and its definitely not worth that much since its neither a big city nor a scenic location. My overall feeling is a huge dissatisfaction! I won't even recommend Lanesboro as a place to stay.
4.4 on June 01, 2011
Great place to stay - especially liked staying in the Carriage House - lots of peace and quiet. Dave and Nancy were gracious hosts and very nice and friendly but knew when to leave you alone. Having stayed in several bed and breakfast inn's over the years, the Habberstad House was by far the best breakfast ever. Would defintely stay again. Thank you Dave and Nancy for a wonderful anniversary experience. Mark and Shannon Beard, Dubuque, Iowa
5 on May 24, 2011
Our stay at Habberstad was a wonderful experience! Nancy and Dave are excellent hosts; they welcomed us and we felt extremely comfortable in the surroundings. The food is to "die for" -- AWESOME!!! I would definitely recommend a visit to Lanesboro and a stay at the Habberstad House. Thanks, Joyce Charest
5 on May 23, 2011
We love staying at the Habberstad House. It's a beautiful house with wonderful landscaping. The breakfasts are so delicious. We love relaxing in the jacuzzi or out on the deck. But what tops it all are the hosts, Dave and Nancy. They take care of us, helping with reservations or tickets, directions or maps, any other plans or needs. They are fabulous! Can't wait to go back.
5 on May 20, 2011
This was our second visit to the Habberstad House and we stayed in the Carriage House. We love that it is designed like a studio with an open floor plan and includes a kitchen area. My boyfriend loves that they keep the fridge stocked with beverages! Our hosts made the most delicious gluten- free breakfast, which was a real treat for me since I'm gluten intolerant. Lanesboro is a great place to go to relax and enjoy cute shops and good food. As it is only 2 hours from the cities, we will definitely be going back again soon!
4.0 on May 17, 2011
Second time we've stayed at the Habberstad. Our plan was to go biking, but Mother Nature changed that. Even in the rain we had fun in town. Then we hung out at the house. Plenty to do there, games, cards, and visiting. Breakfast was great both mornings. We stayed in a different room each night. The Amish room was big and roomy. The rose was very nice and plenty of room. It was a little strange to take a shower and look out of the shower stall. Ready to go back again.
4.4 on May 08, 2011
Although we came because of a retirement gift certificate, we will return on our own. Hosts were very gracious and friendly, rooms were large and quiet - and the grounds and house are beautiful. Very relaxing time - made us forget the cares of the world.
4.6 on April 02, 2011
We had never stayed in Lanesboro before, but knew that we wanted it to be one of the stops on our "bed and breakfast tour" vacation. The breakfast was amazing, and the house beautifully restored, but it was the hospitality that really made our stay. We felt as though we were old friends being welcomed for a visit rather than guests. Out of the four B&B's we stayed at, Habberstad House was our favorite. We will definitely return!
4.0 on March 28, 2011
My wife and I loved the Habberstad House! We looked at many B & B's in the area and this was the highest quality place to stay for the same money as its competitors. Beautiful place.
5 on March 14, 2011
We stayed in the Carriage House, which is separate from the main house, and it was everything I hoped it would be, plus some. The pictures on the web page actually don't do the room justice as it is larger than it appears there. We enjoyed the hot tub everyday along with the warmth of the fire place, both of which are great during the cold weather. There was absolute privacy except for in the morning when our breakfasts were hand delivered and placed on the table for us. The food was awesome and the service great. Nancy and Dave are very friendly and willing to do whatever they can to make sure your stay is the best it can be. When we were leaving they asked if there was anything they could have done different or better to make our stay more enjoyable, honestly I did not have one thing to say. It was our perfect weekend, just too short! Thanks Nancy and Dave, it was truly outstanding!!
4.4 on March 13, 2011
The Habberstad B&B was a wonderful surprise! Having taken a spontaneous trip to Lanesboro, we lucked out to find this B&B. The inn is tastefully decorated and absolutely clean and comfortable. We were welcomed with a glass of wine! Breakfast was a feast of fresh, healthy food. Our hosts were great sources of information on the area. We'd stay at Habberstad again in a heartbeat!
4.4 on February 07, 2011
This is a great B&B! I highly recommend it to anyone. We have stayed at many B&B's. Our standards are a bit high. So we really look at their websites and reviews thoroughly before we book. Dave and Nancy are really focused on you having a wonderful Lanesboro experience, not just on your experience at their inn. Their recommendations for activities and dining were spot on. They also seem to be well liked members of the community. Folks around town got excited when we mentioned where we were staying. We stayed in the Scandinavian Room. It felt very Scandinavian with its furnishings and two-tone stained pine board paneling. The room also feels very private as it is down the end of the hallway by itself. Everything about the room was wonderful.
4.4 on January 02, 2011
To celebrate our 41st anniversary we chose to stay at the Habberstad House in Lanesboro. What a fortunate choice! A fantastic breakfast was delivered to our table in the carriage house. Even though the weather was gloomy it the the perfect place to relax and spend time in the wonderful jacuzzi. Nancy and Dave are perfect hosts.
3.6 on November 10, 2010
the carriage house was perfect for the intentions of our stay...roomy...everything we could ever need, quiet, private. The food was extraordinary and our hosts gracious.
3.8 on November 10, 2010
Breakfasts were wonderful -- almost too much! Best breakfast of any B&B I've stayed at.
5 on November 03, 2010
Nancy and Dave Huisenga have made the Habberstad House into a beautiful, restful, and enjoyable haven. They were more than helpful with recommendations for activities and restaurants in the area; they even made the reservations and reserved tickets. Breakfasts were amazing, though the quantity was somewhat overwhelming for those with lighter appetites. Locally sourced and home-baked/cooked food was delicious and beautifully presented. Both owners are engaging and informative leading to interesting discussions.
4.4 on October 29, 2010
We were looking for a quick but relaxing get-away and the Habberstad House truly provided that. Wonderful room and breakfast and certainly made to feel at home by our hosts. Would highly recommend to our family or friends and will put it on our "do it again" list!
5 on October 23, 2010
We had a wonderful stay at this B&B. Lanesboro and the house are incredible, the owner is so pleasant!!! The rooms are perfect and the breakfast... (no words). If you are planning to go there, choose this B&B without doubts. Irene and Juan. Madrid, Spain
4.6 on October 22, 2010
We were greeted at the door with a friendly welcome and then were given a tour of the home. Nancy was very helpful informing us of events going on in the town and offering to make reservations at the local theatre. We enjoyed using the sitting rooms to read the local papers and looking at the photos about the history of the house. Dave answered any questions we had about the house. We stayed in the Scandinavian Suite and were very pleased. If you want privacy, this is the room for you. This room was added but the other rooms are the original of the house. When we got settled in, Dave offered us a beverage of choice. I would suggest maybe some food be offered with the drink like crackers and cheese or cookies. Now to my favorite part. The breakfast was to die for. It was delicious and let me say we were full when we were done. The presentation was also very nice. Dave and Nancy were very friendly and we always felt welcome. We would positively go back again.
4.6 on October 18, 2010
My husband & I had a wonderful time staying in the Scandinavian Room. Nancy & Dave are extremely hospitable, delightful company, and a wealth of information for your stay in Lanesboro. Would highly recommend this B&B...my only gripe is that I gained two pounds from their delicious breakfasts!
5 on October 10, 2010
accomodations were extremely comfortable, food was fantastic, hosts were very friendly and helpful.
5 on September 23, 2010
Lake home? Why? Habberstad House in Lanesboro provides great accommodations (no need to open when we arrive or close when we leave): wine upon arrival, reservations for meals and theatre, exquisite suites, and gracious hosts (Dave & Nancy) who engage and inspire conversation. We are repeat visitors (at least twice/year - no matter the season ). Habberstad House is our Minnesota Vacation Home. Habberstad House is nestled in the thriving community of Lanesboro where the bike paths, canoeing, trout streams, fine dining and live theatre are a delight for every season.
4.0 on September 20, 2010
We stayed 3 nights in the lovely Amish Room at the Habberstad House Bed Breakfast. We wished we could have stayed a month. The entire room was sufficiently supplied with comfortable beds, plenty of books, games, and movies. This room was decorated with style and class- right down to the custom soaps and shampoo. The Innkeepers fussed over each and every guest offering special treats and drinks, interesting conversation, suggestions for dinner and pampering with exquisite attention to detail, sugar cubes! The home and gardens were in mint condition with several outdoor quiet places to sit, read, play chess or enjoy the water fountain. A private indoor storage area was provided to store bikes with ample room to make adjustments for a long ride. The Nancy and Dave together are masters in the kitchen and offer a fresh, healthy, organic breakfast. (We didn't need lunch) Our stay was perfect, we had privacy but, also had consistant attention to our needs. We highly recommend the Habberstad House.
5 on September 19, 2010
We have stayed three consecutive years and hope to come back for a long, long time. The primary purpose for staying in Lanesboro is to bike the magnificient Root River Valley trails. But we have experience so much more - fine dining, superb theatre, great shopping and the spectacular landscape. I am from the Red River Valley of North Dakota and my partner lives in the lakes country of Minnesota so the limestone bluffs are like another world. The very best thing about Habberstad House (except for Dave & Nancy) has to be the breakfasts. The menus are well thought out and distinctive. As much as possible they use local, organic food. Every morning is a new, delicious adventure and gives us a jump start on our long days of biking. The house and gardens are impeccibly cared for. We, without reservation, give the highest recommendation to the Habberstad House.
5 on September 19, 2010
One of the warmest and welcoming places I have ever experienced in an absolutely beautiful setting. It mystically allows you to escape the troubles of your world. Dave and Nancy are great host, the rooms are beautiful and the breakfast is scrumptious. It is all beyond "marvelous." I can't wait to return!
4.8 on September 18, 2010
This was our 4th visit to the Habberstad House Bed and Breakfast, and as always, it was a delight. We make our annual trip to Lanesboro in the Fall, and each year wonder if we should try a new place, but keep returning to the Habberstad House. Why make a change when you've got such a good thing going?
4.2 on September 18, 2010
Beautiful home and gardens and two great breakfasts. Our room was spotless and the our host and hostess were attentive and fun. Had a great time.
4.0 on September 12, 2010
Anniversary biking trip-very fun. Wonderful town and b and b.
3.8 on September 10, 2010
We loved the reception we received and the splendid breakfast that was a culinary and conversation feast.
4.8 on September 09, 2010
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Habberstad House. Wonderful host/hostess, willing to do anything to make your stay more enjoyable. The breakfast served each morning was absolutely outstanding! I would recommend this B and B to anyone!
5 on September 09, 2010
The Habberstand House B&B is an outstanding place to stay. Dave and Nancy, the proprietors, make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. They great you with the beverage of your choice. The home is lovely and spotless - I don't know how they do it. It has been maintained to the highest level including the historic furnishings and woodwork. You are given a key to your room and to the front door so you can come and go as you please. There is no shortage of hot water or towels and the beds are extremely comfortable. Now, that said, you must stay here just for the breakfast. It is a wonderful, wonderful meal that starts with dessert. How can you possibly beat that. We will definitely be going back here again and I live in TX!
5 on September 08, 2010
Wonderful Bed and Breakfast. Nancy and Dave are greats hosts. Highly recommend.
5 on August 31, 2010
This was our second stay at the Habberstad House in the past two years so we knew what to expect from our first visit and we were not disappointed! We requested the same room we had before so we knew what it would be like. The host and hostess are very warm and welcoming and fun to visit with. The breakfast they served us in the morning was outstanding! A great place to stay and a fun town to visit! We will definitely go back again in the future.
4.8 on August 30, 2010
The Habberstad House is beautiful, and Nancy & Dave are incredibly gracious hosts. We just celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary, and the Carriage House was the perfect romantic getaway. I highly recommend this lovely B&B!
5 on August 24, 2010
We stayed at the Habberstad house for nearly a week while bicycling in the area. It was great. Dave and Nancy were quite helpful and provided a comfortable place for our party to stay. The rooms were well maintained and quite comfortable. I would highly recommend it for a stay in Lanesboro.
4.0 on August 23, 2010
What a wonderful place to spend our anniversary! Very clean and private place. Breakfasts were brought to us out at the carriage house. This place is definitely high on our recommendation list, and if we have a chance to visit again we will. Thank you!
5 on August 22, 2010
I was one of three couples that traveled to Lanesboro for a weekend biking vacation. My expectations of staying in a small town in rural Minnesota were a bit hesitant after having stayed in B&Bs in Cape May, NJ and Rehoboth Beach, DE where "painted ladies" are abundant and renowned. This was an amazing experience! Innkeepers Dave and Nancy are obviously people who love their occupation and take extraordinary pride in hospitality and service as well as the accommodations and ambiance. The house is immaculately maintained, the gardens are picturesque and the rooms are neat, tidy, and extremely comfortable. I made the reservation for the Amish Suite in March for a stay we planned in August and as the date approached I was concerned - the summer of 2010 has been one of the hottest on record and staying in an attic room had visons of sweltering heat and sweaty nights of sleep. But I assure you it was not! A large ceiling fan, air conditioning that retro-fitted to the ventilation system and a large fan ensured that my nights were spent covered and sleeping in comfort! My friends that traveled with me stayed in the Carriage House and the Orchid Room and we spent Saturday night dining and playing cards in the spacious Carriage House. We've decided will have to do a coin toss for who gets the Carriage House on our next stay but I honestly think there isn't a room at Habberstad that isn't comfortable or inviting in its own way. Breakfast is gourmet and will absolutely delight your tastebuds and the level of knowledge Dave and Nancy have of the area's interests, history and dining and attractions is a bonus that you'll want to utilize during your stay. We are already planning our return and can't wait to stay at Habberstad again!
4.4 on August 20, 2010
Our experience in Lanesboro was like a little slice of heaven. The hospitality and accommodations at the Habberstad House B &B added to the experience. Breakfast was lovely - as was the room. A great place...we hope to visit again soon.
5 on August 17, 2010
Our stay at the Habberstad House was wonderful and extraordinary. We celebrated our 35th anniversary here and would highly recommend this incredible Bed and Breakfast. Dave and Nancy were fabulous hosts and we felt like we had known them forever. The breakfasts that we had were top rate and most of all delicious. We are looking forward to spending another weekend there next summer.
5 on August 15, 2010
The facilities and the hosts were wonderful. The hosts were accomodating to our needs and let us be as private or social as we wanted to be. The yard areas and landscaping are beautiful with multiple areas to sit, relax, read or just be. We enjoyed playing cards at a quiet table in the backyard and our breakfast in the courtyard. The food was unique and delicious. We felt well taken care of and that our hosts were sincerely interested in our comfort. Our room had everything we needed and was well furnished and maintained. We plan to stay at the Habberstad House again.
5 on July 29, 2010
What a great place to begin and end our biking week with friends. Everyone met at the Habberstad House to check in and begin our week. We found the rooms so clean and comfortable, it was hard to get up and prepare for our bike ride. Once we did crawl out of bed, we were introduced to the best breakfast we have ever had the joy to eat! Ironically, now that we are home, I see I have as many pictures of our rooms and our breakfast experience that I do of the biking trails. Quite a nice tribute to the hospitality of Dave and Nancy. We stayed for a week and it was wonderful, can't wait to return. Terri S
5 on July 28, 2010
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at the Habberstad House and were very pleased with the lovely accomodations and even more impressed with the hospitality of the owners Dave and Nancy. We stayed in the Scandinavian Room with a private jacuzzi tub, our own private deck and beautiful furnishings. The breakfast was wonderful. And the special touches throughout our visit made us feel welcome. We enjoyed the community of Lanesboro with its historical main street, shops and restaurants, and particularly the production at the Commonwealth Theatre. We hightly recommend the Habberstad House.
5 on July 26, 2010
We had a wonderful experience at this delightful B&B. The breakfast presentation each morning was so outstanding we even took pictures of our food. Nancy and Dave assisted us with every aspect of our vacation. They suggested resturants in the area, gave us knowledgeable tips regarding the biking trails (we rode 110 miles during our 4 day stay), and even stirred us to some quaint local entertainment. We felt pampered and well taken care of.
4.8 on July 22, 2010
My husband and I were part of a group of 12 that recently had the pleasure of staying with Nancy & Dave in their lovely Habberstad B&B. From the gourmet (and I truly mean gourmet) breakfasts, to the wonderfully restored home, to the graciousness of Nancy and Dave...it was a trip that none of us will soon forget. We were a cycling group, and Nancy and Dave were so helpful in accomodating our bikes and helping us with the various trails and restaurant selections. I would highly recommend the Habberstad B&B and hope to return very soon!
4.0 on July 22, 2010
We went with friends and neighbors, so we were a boisterous group, but Dave and Nancy took us in stride and made us feel special every moment we were there. We had to take pictures of the breakfasts, because they were as beautiful as they were delicious. The bed was wonderfully comfortable and porch sitting every evening was as relaxing as anything I've ever done. We also had a wonderful time at the live radio program and the play, both of which included our irrepressible hostess. We plan on going back and recommend it in the highest degree!
5 on July 22, 2010
I just spent six memorable days with Nancy and Dave Huisenga at the Habberstad House B & B in Lanesboro, Minnesota. Each day my friends and I said that our hosts couldn't top the gourmet breakfast they had served us that morning, and each day they met the challenge. Nancy explained the family recipes used as well as the garden-grown herbs that Dave used to season our foods. They joined us sometimes with fascinating stories of the history of Lanesboro and the surrounding area. We came for the biking trails which are superb, but left with memories of much, much more!!!
4.8 on June 23, 2010
The hosts, Nancy & Dave, made our stay most memorable - they were welcoming and we felt very at home. Breakfast and the conversations around the table were great - it was fun to meet other guests.
5 on May 15, 2010
We really enjoyed our stay at the Habberstad House. Nancy and Dave are very welcoming and informative about the area. Their breakfast was sooo good! We would highly recommend this B and B to anyone!
5 on May 07, 2010
The rose suite was so appropriate for our anniversary. I had asked Nancy to order a dozen roses to surprise my wife and being in the rose suite was perfect. We loved the private balconey where we could kick back and enjoy the afternoon with wine, beer and cheese. Our best anniversary yet!!!!! Dave and Nancy are perfect hosts, and what a breakfast!!!!! See you next year Paul and Gail
5 on April 29, 2010
If you are headed to Lanesboro the Habberstad house is a must!!! The grounds are beautiful and the breakfast is to die for!! The house is cozy and welcoming. I can't say enough good things about this B & B.
5 on February 22, 2010
Upon arrival Dave and Nancy were extremely helpful in getting us settled. They ensured we had plans for dinner and gave some great suggestions. I had called ahead to ask them to go a little beyond normal services provided and they were more than willing to oblige. The rooms are impecably clean and the decor in the carriage house is modern and they make great use of the space. The pictures of this room don't seem to do it justice. I had looked online and we were sold, but were still pleasantly surprised by the ambiance. Breakfast is nothing short of gourmet. I sat, mouth watering in anticipation, as Nancy described each course while serving breakfast. Fresh ingredients (where does one get a fresh plum in February?) and an herb garden make the meal. The room was cleaned as we walked around town, the house is in a great location, a quick drive or a moderate walk from the downtown shops and trails. A wonderful experience from start to finish!
5 on October 05, 2009
My friend and I have been staying with Nancy and Dave for years. My husband and I have also stayed with them. We do NOT consider any other bed and breakfast when going to Lanesboro. Nancy and Dave are the most down to earth, welcoming people, you could find. We book our stay a year ahead and look forward to our stay at the Habberstad House all year long. This truly is our home away from home! Thanks Nancy and Dave for years of enjoyment at the Habberstad! Cheri Yasgur
4.0 on September 19, 2009
Nancy and Dave will make your stay in fun, beautiful Lanesboro a memorable experience. A unique and wonderful breakfast will cap off a relaxing evening in an elegant and cozy setting. Don't miss it!
5 on September 18, 2009
My family and I have returned several times to this exceptional Bed and Breakfast. Upon arrival we are offered a complimentary glass of wine by Nancy and Dave Huisenga, the owners/operators who are very congenial as well as helpful about how best to enjoy the Lanesboro area. We have stayed in various rooms in this historic "painted lady". While each room is quite unique (the rooms span the gamut from modern to very traditional), we have found the atmosphere to be relaxed and welcoming while the furnishings, decor, mattresses, linens and bathroom facilities are at a very high standard. The grounds are well maintained and attractive - there are plenty of areas in this large corner lot to to sit and relax, watch and listen to the water fountain and the abundance of birds who lodge at Habberstad House gratis. But the highlight of our stay continues to be the mouthwatering abundant breakfasts which include homemade baked goods straight from the oven. We always leave feeling completely rested, satisfied and eager to return.
5 on September 17, 2009
My husband and I love to go to the Habberstad House! Nancy and Dave welcome you, and share the comfort of their beautiful home. Breakfast is an experience of sheer pleasure as they are both fantastic cooks and are always seeking out new and wonderful dishes to prepare. The rooms, common areas and grounds are all reflections of the love and care put into them. Attention to detail is evident everywhere, and the history of the house and it's previous residents is fascinating. We have become frequent guests as we know how wonderful it is to stay there. S & C Minneapolis, MN
4.8 on August 10, 2009
My wife loves Victorian style houses so the Habberstad house was just perfect. The house is EXTREMELY well maintained and the ambiance was great! Dave and Nancy served a 5-star breakfast and also helped make our entertainment and dining reservations. We highly recommend it in every way!