Habberstad House Bed and Breakfast

706 Filimore Ave S , Lanesboro, MN 55949 USA (Show map)


This 1897 Queen Anne Victorian, with its original woodwork, in a quiet residential neighborhood, is furnished with classic period pieces. WIFI and central air conditioning present throughout the property. Each of the 6 luxurious rooms has a private bath, two with private porches, three with 2 person whirlpools. Choose from rooms with king or queen beds. Beautiful landscaped grounds with gardens, fountain and pond, and comfortable seating areas - enjoy the outdoors without mosquitoes! Six and 1/2 blocks from the Root River, bike trail and Lanesboro's shops, Commonweal Theatre and restaurants. Go to habberstadhouse.com for photos, pricing, on-line reservations & more.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Everything a B & B should be.

4.4 on September 18, 2018

Beautiful home and gardens. Comfortable rooms with private baths. Comforable bed. Excellent breakfast but served at one time only. Owners very personable and helpful. Only downfall, there is no television.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for your kind words. And we do offer televisions in three of our suites. If you return, we will make sure you have that ammenity!

- Elaine (innkeeper)

Great anniversary weekend

5 on September 18, 2018

Stayed in the carriage house, which was phenomenal and quiet. Loved the trip and would definitely come again.

Innkeeper Response
Good to hear you loved the Carriage House. We do too! Hope to see you again soon.

- Elaine (innkeeper)

Amazing stay, beautiful sites!

5 on September 04, 2018

My Fiance Alex and I always celebrate our dating anniversary on Labor day weekend, this year we chose the Habberstad house and it did not disappoint! Elaine and Mark were very welcoming when we had arrived, their dog Miles was also a sweetheart, we stayed for 2 nights in the Carriage house and it felt like a secluded dream, we got breakfast brought to us and Elaine would tell us in detail what she was serving, it was all very delicious! The fountain and the gardens are also very well kept and beautiful. Lanesborois a cute town with lots of personality, it rained on and off but there was plenty to do! All in all 10/10 stars! We will for sure be coming back in the near future!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much. And congratulations on your dating anniversary!

- Elaine (innkeeper)

a nice stop on the way to work in Iowa

3.6 on August 11, 2018

we thoroughly enjoy Lanesboro partly for bicycling and also for the B&B experience... we finally got around to staying at the Habberstad... Elaine was a wonderful hostess, the food was very good, and of course the conversation at breakfast is what we look forward to

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much! We enjoy the breakfast conversations also!

- Elaine (innkeeper)

Inviting B&B

4.8 on July 25, 2018

Charming B&B and hosts! Wonderful food, great location and accommodations!

Wonderful and relaxing

4.8 on July 08, 2018

We stayed in the carriage House which was absolutely wonderful - great amenities, wonderful breakfasts, and gracious hosts. They provided recommendations for things to do in Lanesboro... including wonderful places to eat and listen to music as well as a great little theater which we got a discount and preferred seating as Habberstad House guests! The bike trails nearby also provided good exercise and great views. We will absolutely be back!

Clean and comfortable

4.0 on July 07, 2018

We stayed in the Heather Room. It was clean and quaint and had a large attached bathroom with rain shower. Breakfast was wonderful.

Anniversary gift

4.4 on July 04, 2018

It was a wonderful relaxing stay in the Carriage House... great breakfast and beautiful accommodations...a trip to the theater topped it off...fun little town... recommend all!

Pleasant stay- short ride to the state bike trail

3.6 on July 02, 2018

This was our first stay at the Habberstad house. We stayed in the Scandinavian room The room itself was pleasant and quiet, as we were at the far end of the second floor. I appreciated the makeup/shaving mirror. One downside is that the bathroom itself has only the shower and toilet- the sinks are in the main room. Unfortunately it was hot and humid during our June stay, so we did not spend any real time on the private deck. The whirlpool was as expected. We were greeted with chilled white wine at our 4 pm checkin. Much appreciated. Also, our host provided refrigerator space for our ice pack. (I had not read the fine print- no mini fridge in his room.) The breakfasts were quite delicious- plenty of fresh fruit, baked egg dishes, fabulous bacon. We had garage storage and easy access for our bikes. The central AC, which we could not control, could not keep up with the extreme heat. The host did provide a room fan. We enjoyed having coffee in our room. On request, our host did provide additional name brand coffee choices for our second day. The day we left, our host allowed us to view several of the other rooms. We are considering he Carriage House for a future stay. It was our first stay in Lanesboro, so I cannot compare it to other local B and Bs. It is a beautiful house, and the house and the gardens are quite well kept up. Very photogenic! We biked to the trail from the house with no major hills. We very much Another B and B we had just stayed at provided light snacks on arrival, as well as the wine. That would have been appreciated here also. We would like to return to this B and B, but perhaps in the fall instead of the summer heat.


5 on July 01, 2018

We went there to celebrate our anniversary. We will be back. Great hosts. Very informative about the area.

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Rooms & Rates

Carriage House

Looking for a quiet and private getaway? This space is perfect for honeymooners and for couples wanting complete privacy. Our Carriage House features a spacious bright room with private entrance, overlooking our pond and fountain, decorated in a modern Asian motif. It has a galley kitchen, dining table, comfortable seating, king-size bed, gas fireplace, and TV/DVD player. The full bathroom has a two-person spa tub, shower, and separate stereo system. You?ll enjoy a hot breakfast brought to your room each morning at 9 a.m. The breakfast will include coffee or tea, juice, fresh fruit, a baked good and a hot entree. If there is room at the main dining room table for you to join the rest of the guests in the morning at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast, we will extend this invitation to you. The kitchen is fully equipped, including a Keurig single-cup coffee maker. There is a microwave, stove, toaster, refrigerator and basic kitchen utensils to c

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Amish Suite

This unique, spacious third floor suite features lovely Amish furniture. Hand-made traditional quilts from the local Amish adorn the two king-size beds. Knotty pine covers the many angles of the Victorian roof; the center of the room is more than 17 feet from floor to ceiling. The room is cooled with central air conditioning and a ceiling fan in the summer and has two wall heaters in the winter. There is a large, private bathroom with shower. The room overlooks the lawn and treetops, and provides a wonderful retreat to curl up with a good book, watch TV, or just take a nap. There are various board games for you to choose from. Seating includes a large couch, an Amish-built glider chair with footrest, and a round dining table with 6 chairs. Extra blankets and quilts are stored in the dresser. The room has a TV, small refrigerator and a Keurig single cup coffee maker.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King

Scandinavian Suite

This large, bright room with knotty pine walls and a natural pine floor features an antique oak-leaf carved bed with a queen-size mattress. The room is based on Norwegian and Swedish homes, with the pinewood stained the red and blue colors typical of Norway, and the bathroom painted the bright yellow seen in Sweden. The room was part of an addition, built in 2001. The room features a two-person spa whirlpool, an over-sized shower in the bathroom, and double sink vanity featuring knotty pine countertops. Atrium doors lead to a private balcony ? providing a perfect place to read a book, enjoy a beverage, or simply gaze at the stars on a cool, clear night. The river birch trees provide shade and privacy. The room has a TV and a Keurig single cup coffee maker. A hand-made Nisse doll watches over you as you sleep, perched on the chest of drawers near your bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Heather Suite

In the Heather Suite there are oak floors, antique oak and ash furniture, and a comfortable queen bed with no footboard. The bed has an Abigail Adams matelassé bedspread with an ornate floral design framed by French scrollwork and finished with scalloped fringe (Source: Bates Mill Store). The room?s bay windows overlook the fountain and pond to the north. The room features art of some of our favorite artists: our son Nathan, and friends Frankie Gould and David Pavlik. The bathroom is quite large (it was once the maid?s bedroom), and features a large two-person whirlpool with a rain shower, and a sink dropped into an antique oak mirrored chest of drawers.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Rose Suite

The Rose Suite faces west. This two-room suite has bay windows, a queen bed and an adjoining reading room, with a love seat for reading and relaxing. In addition, the room has its own private porch where you can enjoy the afternoon breeze and watch the birds at the fountain or on the feeders in the yard. Decorated in rich Queen Anne cherry furniture, this charming suite offers a private bathroom with a shower. The sitting room was originally Mr. Habberstad?s private study. In later years when the house was a hospital, the bathroom was a medication dispensing room, while the bedroom and study served as the hospital baby nursery and labor/delivery room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Orchid Suite

The Orchid Room is a Southern-facing bright, airy room furnished with beautiful 1870s walnut antiques, featuring a comfortable queen bed and a large private full bath with tub and shower. The marble sink is dropped into an antique walnut commode, with a matching walnut mirror. Leather armchairs are perfect for relaxing or reading a book.br When the house was built in 1897, the room housed the original bathroom. The bedroom was probably Mrs. Habberstad?s bedroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Small town


Rochester, MN (RST) 48 miles

Directions to property:

South on Parkway (Hwy 250) to Sheridan St. (Hwy 16) and turn left. Go 2 blocks to Fillmore Avenue South, turn right, and go to the end of the block. Make a u-turn at Whittier Street, park in front of the Habberstad House, on the corner of Fillmore and Whittier. For Carriage House guests, parking is directly behind the Carriage house, accessed from the alley behind the Habberstad House, off of Whittier Street.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Cross Country Skiing, Amish Country Tours, Commonweal Theatre professional theatre company, Root River Bike Trail - paved, 70 miles, Root River - tubing, kayaking, canoeing, Fly fishing, river fishing (trout), Cross Country Skiing, Amish Country Tours, Commonweal Theatre professional theatre company, Root River Bike Trail-paved, 70 miles, Root River-tubing, kayaking, canoeing, Fly fishing, river fishing (trout), Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Fireplace, Library, Private entrance, Telephone , Lovely outdoor seating in gardens or on porch, Gas fireplace in Carriage House & Living Room, 2 person whirlpools in 3 rooms, Choice of rooms with king/queen/2 double beds, Private balcony/porch in 2 rooms, 2 rooms have cable TV/VCR/DVD player, Lovely outdoor seating in gardens or on porch, Gas fireplace in Carriage House & Living Room, 2 person whirlpools in 3 rooms, Choice of rooms with king/queen/2 double beds, Private balcony/porch in 2 rooms, 2 rooms have cable TV/VCR/DVD player

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Amish Country Tours, Vesterheim Norwegian Cultural Museum in Decorah, Commonweal Theatre Company, Eagle Bluff Environmental Center, Golf & minigolf, Forestville Living Museum, Niagara Caves, Amish Country Tours, Vesterheim Norwegian Cultural Museum in Decorah, Commonweal Theatre Company, Eagle Bluff Environmental Center, Golf & minigolf, Forestville Living Museum, Niagara Caves, Shopping, Snow shoe trails

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  • Check In:: 4-6 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No We are a tobacco free facility, including the grounds
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Adult guests, must be 12 years old to stay
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two-night weekend stay May through October
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card secures entire stay and is charged at check-in or when no-show or late change/cancellation (see below)
  • Cancellations: We require change/cancellation notice as follows: a full 8 days for 1-2 room rentals, a full 15 days for 3-4 room rentals, and a full 31 days for 5-6 room rentals to be released from responsibility for full payment. Less notice will result in the full amount being charged to your credit card unless another party rents your room (s), with no exceptions.



Mark and Elaine Edwards

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About the innkeepers

Mark and Elaine Edwards are experiencing the adventure of their lives as Innkeepers. Mark is a retired Iowa conservation officer. Elaine worked at both Iowa State and Kansas State universities in communications. She is on the Lanesboro EDA and the Lanesboro Arts Board. Mark serves on the Lanesboro Historical Preservation Commission. They are both involved with community theater. Most important, they are especially happy to be new grandparents.

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  • Time Served: 8: 30 AM-single seating
  • Serving Location: 9 AM for Carriage House Guests, Dining Room

Signature Dish

Dutch Apple Pannekoeken
Fresh juices, coffee/teas, baked goods, and our famous Dutch Apple Pannekoeken served with bacon.