“One of the most comfortable and handsome homes in Lanesboro.” The Journal, Sept. 1892
The Scandinavian Inn is well-regarded for quality, warm hospitality, socially- and environmentally-aware operation, and wonderful breakfasts. Our goal is to continue to operate with high standards while doing our part to minimize the spread of the coronavirus. To achieve this, for the foreseeable future we have downsized our inn from five guest rooms to three. Each “room” is now a suite, each with its own assigned bedroom, dining area, sitting room, and outdoor seating area. (The Morning Sun Suite, combined with the Garden View, can accommodate up to 4 people if they are in the same “COVID bubble”.) Our full breakfast is delivered directly to each room. We want to keep you, our staff, and ourselves safe and healthy. (Click here to see our full COVID-19 Preparedness Plan.)
Residing in a quiet neighborhood, the Scandinavian Inn is a bed and breakfast named for its Norse heritage. Back in the mid-1800s, a young Ole Habberstad immigrated from Norway to Lanesboro. In 1892, after achieving success in the building materials business, he began construction on a stately Victorian home. Ole saw to it that his home featured ornate Southern pine woodwork, multiple stained glass windows, hardwood floors, high ceilings, hot water radiator heat, transom windows, spacious grounds, and an inviting front porch. Still retaining all of its original charm, decorated with a pleasant mix of period furnishings and original artwork, the Scandinavian Inn today includes additional guest rooms, air conditioning, several outdoor seating areas, and a picturesque rooftop gazebo, all of which preserve its nineteenth century style and character inside and out.
Lanesboro itself is a most captivating small town tucked into the Root River valley, with professional live theater, excellent restaurants, an historic waterfall, a verdant central park, and an active arts community. With the COVID-19 pandemic upon us, all establishments are offering what they can as they are able.
Lanesboro is the hub of one of Minnesota’s most popular and scenic bicycle trails, offering three different routes of travel. Amish neighbors produce goods such as furniture, quilts, and preserves, which are available for purchase in Lanesboro and locations nearby.
From the Scandinavian Inn, all locations in Lanesboro are easily accessed by foot or bicycle. As your innkeepers, we are happy to make arrangements and reservations for you and to help you plan your stay in the area.
– Vicki and Peter