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

a lovely weekend get-away!

5 on April 18, 2018

My husband and I stayed for three nights in the carriage house. It was very comfortable and served our needs exactly. Elaine and Mark were very welcoming and did a great job at making us feel at home. The breakfasts were beautifully prepared. A return visit is definitely warranted.....hopefully the Minnesota weather next time will allow us to do some biking along the Root River.

Loved our stay

5 on March 27, 2018

My daughter was home for her college spring break, and we decided to spend a mother/daughter evening in Lanesboro. We booked the beautiful Amish Suite and enjoyed dinner out and a movie back in the suite. The breakfast the next morning was delicious! We would definitely go back.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay in the Amish Suite. Hope to see you again soon!

- Elaine E (innkeeper)

Habberstad a wonderful stay

5 on March 14, 2018

We stayed in the carriage house- lots of space! With a kitchen! Clean, spacious, simply yet elegantly appointed. The hosts were welcoming and and the house itself is very beautiful. I highly recommend the Habberstad House.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much. We hope you come back and visit us again!

- Elaine E (innkeeper)

Pre- Holidays at Habberstad House!

5 on December 18, 2017

Beautiful room, enchanting living/dining/sitting rooms, amazing breakfast, and warm host! We can't recommend this spot highly enough!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much. We enjoyed having you with us before the holidays.

- Elaine E (innkeeper)

Old Fashion Christmas

4.4 on December 05, 2017

What a fabulous stay. It was as if we traveled back in time for Christmas. A very beautiful home. We stayed in the Carriage House which has all the modern amenities.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for staying with us! Hope to see you again sometime.

- Elaine (innkeeper)


4.6 on October 26, 2017

The room was beautiful and had everything you would need. The privacy of the loft was amazing. The views from the room were beautiful! A little on the spendy side but overall wonderful!

Innkeeper Response
We are thrilled you chose to spend your honeymoon at the Habberstad House B&B.

- Elaine E (innkeeper)

Fall Getaway

3.6 on October 24, 2017

Weather for the upcoming week was predicted to be unseasonably warm, so we decided at the last minute to visit Lanesboro for some hiking and golf. The Habberstad House is beautiful and the location is quiet and peaceful. Mark and Elaine do a great job and the other guests were friendly and interesting to visit with.

Our annual get away to Lanesboro!

4.8 on October 21, 2017

We already made our reservation for 2018! We always look forward to our stay in the Carriage House at the Habberstad House! Lovely!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much! We very much enjoyed your stay with us. Mark and I are looking forward to your return next year.

- Elaine E (innkeeper)

Lanesboro Gem

5 on October 15, 2017

Elaine and Mark warmly welcomed the four of us to their beautiful home in its lovely setting. We enjoyed our stay in the Amish Suite and Rose Suite. Breakfast was extraordinary!

Habberstad August Bike Trip

4.2 on October 10, 2017

Service was excellent. Our hosts made our dinner arrangement for us the evening we went to the theater to see Steel Magnolias. Our breakfasts were awesome! I like to open windows for fresh air and a breeze, and we weren't able to do that in our room, otherwise our accommodations were lovely - inside and outside!

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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

Check Dates


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

Check Dates


  • 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.

Check Dates




  • 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.