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Small town, small meetings, big results!

GatheringsMix business with pleasure… invigorating outdoor activities and rich artistic experiences.

Set in the valley surrounded by limestone bluffs, amongst the meandering Root River, located along the Historic Bluff Country Scenic Byway, Lanesboro is a community with exceptional natural scenery and outdoor recreation. Within this setting you are given plentiful options and a unique approach to top-notch meetings and group gatherings. 

Much of Lanesboro’s charm rests in that we do not have large franchise hotels, or mega convention centers.  The experience we provide is a campus approach.  When you hold your meeting or gathering in Lanesboro, you are able to experience ALL Lanesboro has to offer and you are not subject to just one venue.  It has been said “Lanesboro does not have one huge venue or all-inclusive resort, but the businesses are connected in such a fashion that Lanesboro is an all-inclusive resort in itself”.  This provides businesses the opportunities to work together and you benefit from getting the complete Lanesboro package.

Lanesboro’s campus-style properties and amenities can best accommodate small meetings and gatherings up to 125 participants. Let the Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce do your planning.

MeetingsContact our Event Coordinator, Dave events@lanesboro.com  507-467-3321to help you make your next meeting or gathering produce big results, in a small town.

Lanesboro has successfully hosted Groups & Meetings like:

  • National Bike Tour Directors Association (NBTDA) National Conference
  • Multiple Sclerosis Tram (MS TRAM)
  • National Model T- Ford Club
  • Bike Across Minnesota(BAM)
Lanesboro / Whalan
Amish Tours by R&M

Amish Tours by R&M

105 Coffee St. Located at Little River General Store

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-2128

Email: r-mamish@hotmail.com

Website: www.RMAmish.com

Rates: $25 adult; 13-17 $15; 6-12 $10; Under 5 Free; Family Discounts Available
Hours: Open year round Mon - Sat at 10 am & 1 pm , By appt Oct - April

Southeast Minnesota's oldest tour company and Lanesboro's Original. We offer front door pick up service when staying at any Lanesboro local B&B/INN. Call today to reserve for your group or event.

Aroma Pie Shop

Aroma Pie Shop

618 Main St

Whalan, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-2623

Email: mtag55@gmail.com

Website: www.thearomapieshop.com/

Hours: Opening May 1, 2014 Thurs-Sun 10:00 am- 5:00 pm

Home made pies fresh each morning. Best selection early in the day. Please call ahead to reserve whole pies. Lunch served. Ice cream, Frozen yogurt. 507-467-2623

Bluffscape Amish Tours
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Bluffscape Amish Tours

102 Beacon St E

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-3070

Email: bluffscape@hotmail.com

Website: www.bluffscape.com

Rates: Amish Tour Rates: Adult $30/Teens $20/6-12 Years $10/5 years and under Free
Hours: April - October - Tours 10 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Mon - Sat, no Sun tours or on religious holidays

Step back in time and tour Old Order Amish at their farms and shops. Learn about the Amish culture while munching on buttery, sweet Amish cashew crunch!

Commonweal Theatre Company

Commonweal Theatre Company

208 Parkway Ave N

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-2525

Email: info@commonwealtheatre.org

Website: www.commonwealtheatre.org

Rates: Ask about group rates

Drama unfolds where the Root River bends. Since 1989, the region’s only professional producing theatre company has enriched the common good through actor-based storytelling which is both transcendent and relevant.

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

28097 Goodview Dr

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-2437

Email: info@eagle-bluff.org

Website: www.eagle-bluff.org

Hours: Year round

Tree Tops High Ropes Course / This confidence building experience promotes personal growth and strengthens group bonds as participants maneuver 30 feet in the air through a series of towers connected by various cable, rope, and log elements.

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

28097 Goodview Dr

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-2437

Email: info@eagle-bluff.org

Website: www.eagle-bluff.org

Hours: Year Round

Searching for a special meeting place? Eagle Bluff is the perfect location for school field trips, business conferences, retreats, weddings, special events, and more!

Gil B's Pizza & Sandwich Shoppe
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Gil B's Pizza & Sandwich Shoppe

111 Parkway Ave N

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-2200

Email: gilbslanesboro@yahoo.com

Website: www.gilbslanesboro.com/

For your next group gathering or event, contact Gil B's to order your meal for pick up or delivery.

Lanesboro Arts Center & Art Lofts Lodging
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Lanesboro Arts Center & Art Lofts Lodging

103 Parkway Ave N

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-2446

Email: gallery@lanesboroarts.org

Website: www.lanesboroarts.org

Rates: FREE
Hours: Mon-Thurs 10-5, Fri-Sat 10-7, Sun 11-4

Your group is invited to our two galleries featuring work by 80+ artists -- painting, photography, wood, metal, glass, ceramic, fiber, jewelry . .

Lanesboro Community Memorial Center

Lanesboro Community Memorial Center

202 Parkway Ave S

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-3722

Email: lanesboro@acegroup.cc

Hours: Year Round

Lanesboro's modern Community Center is an attractive location for business meetings, family reunions, weddings, dances, retreats, seminars, and conferences.

Little River General Store
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Little River General Store

105 Coffee St

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-2943

Email: LRGenStore@aol.com

Website: www.LRGeneralStore.com

Rates: During Week - Call Kirsten - 507-273-1003
Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 9 am - 5 pm

Group rentals for bicycles, canoes, kayaks and tubes. Shuttle service available.

Old Village Hall Restaurant & Pub
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Old Village Hall Restaurant & Pub

111 Coffee St E

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

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Phone: 507-467-2962

Email: write2us@oldvillagehall.com

Website: www.oldvillagehall.com

Hours: Mon-Thurs 5-8pm; Fri 5-8:30pm; Sat 11:30-2pm & 4:30-8:30pm; Sun 11:30-2pm & 4:30-7:30pm

2012 Best of the Midwest, Midwest Living. "Worth the Drive", Minnesota Monthly. Recipient of Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

Pedal Pushers Cafe
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Pedal Pushers Cafe

121 Parkway Ave N

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-1050

Email: angie@pedalpusherscafe.com

Website: www.pedalpusherscafe.com

Hours: Sunday to Tuesday 11am to 3pm Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 7:30pm

No matter your appetite, budget or group size; we can accommodate you. Catering and gift certificates available. Our family hopes to see you soon!

Peterson Creative Photography & Design

Peterson Creative Photography & Design

30601 Grouse Rd

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-421-9906

Email: sarah@petersoncreative.net

Website: www.petersoncreativephoto.com

Hours: Year round by appointment.

Quality photography for children, families, seniors, events, weddings, and businesses. Also offering affordable communication tools to local businesses, including websites, brochures, business cards and more.

Riverside On The Root
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Riverside On The Root

109 Parkway Ave S

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-3663

Email: rro@acegroup.cc

Website: www.riversideontheroot.com

Hours: Fri-Sat 11a-9p LN menu 9p-10p, Sun 11a-8p, Mon 12p-8p, Tues Closed, Wed 4p-8p, Thur 12p-8p

Voted Best Outdoor dining from Rochester Post Bulletin. Very Diverse menu, accomodating everyone's palete. Come and enjoy our great Martinis at the Dirty Martini Lounge.

Riverside On The Root
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Riverside On The Root

109 Parkway Ave S

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-3663

Email: rro@acegroup.cc

Website: www.riversideontheroot.com

Hours: Fri-Sat 11a-9p LN menu 9p-10p, Sun 11a-8p, Mon 12p-8p, Tues Closed, Wed 4p-8p, Thur 12p-8p

Voted Best Outdoor dining from Rochester Post Bulletin. Very Diverse menu, accomodating everyone's palete. Come and enjoy our great Martinis at the Dirty Martini Lounge.

Root River Outfitters

Root River Outfitters

101 Parkway Ave S

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-3400

Email: rro@acegroup.cc

Website: www.rootriveroutfitters.com

Hours: Open for the season through September

We provide all the equipment for your group to have a great time on the trail and river. We rent canoes, kayaks, tubes and bicycles.

Scenic Valley Winery

Scenic Valley Winery

101 Coffee St

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-2958

Email: info@scenicvalleywinery.com

Website: www.scenicvalleywinery.com

Hours: Mon. 10-4:30 Sat.- 10-5 Sun.- 12-5

We invite your group to sample our country fresh fruit wines when you visit us in historic downtown Lanesboro.

Sons of Norway - Heimbygda Lodge

Sons of Norway - Heimbygda Lodge

108 Parkway Ave S

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-0100

Email: trailside@acegroup.cc

Hours: Year Round

Sons of Norway Hall on Parkway Avenue seats 60 at tables and 100+ in chairs only. Full kitchen. Rental $125/day for for-profit groups and $100/day for family gatherings

St. Mane Theatre

St. Mane Theatre

206 Parkway Ave N

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Website: www.lanesboroarts.org

Lanesboro's historic theatre available for groups of 125 for theatre, music, lecture, or any group gathering.

Sylvan Park & Riverview Campgrounds

Sylvan Park & Riverview Campgrounds

202 Parkway Ave S

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-3722

Email: lanesboro@acegroup.cc

Website: www.lanesboro-mn.gov

Rates: $50 gazebo rental

Sylvan Park (11.5 acres), is one of Minnesota's finest public parks. A gazebo is used for concerts, weddings and local festivals and events. A beautiful setting!

Preston - 8 Miles
Old Barn Resort & Rivers' Bend Golf
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Old Barn Resort & Rivers' Bend Golf

24461 Heron Road

Preston, MN, 55965

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Phone: 507-467-2512

Email: OldBarnInfo@acegroup.cc

Website: www.BarnResort.com

Rates: Menu pricing available at www.BarnResort.com/PartyAndMeetingRoom.htm
Hours: March 28-November 22, 2014

Our party rooms are perfect for weddings, receptions, reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, company events, retreats, RV rallies or whatever reason you're celebrating! We'll help customize your special occasion and can accommodate groups up to 250 people. Full restaurant and bar with banquet/meeting spaces available.

Old Barn Resort & Rivers' Bend Golf
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Old Barn Resort & Rivers' Bend Golf

24461 Heron Road

Preston, MN, 55965

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Phone: 507-467-2512

Email: OldBarnInfo@acegroup.cc

Website: www.BarnResort.com

Rates: Available at www.BarnResort.com
Hours: March 28-November 22, 2014

Featuring an 18-hole scenic golf course (par 70) that plays along the Root River & Watson Creek (woods and bluffs views), indoor/outdoor 3-season pool, sand volleyball and horseshoe courts, onsite outfitter for recreational rentals and a full service restaurant and bar with seating for up to 250 people. Also, a 276-site RV, Tent & Seasonal campground and 4-room, 38-bed Hostel.

Old Barn Resort & Rivers' Bend Golf
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Old Barn Resort & Rivers' Bend Golf

24461 Heron Road

Preston, MN, 55965

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Phone: 507-467-2512

Email: OldBarnInfo@acegroup.cc

Website: www.BarnResort.com

Rates: Menus available at www.BarnResort.com
Hours: 11:00-8:00 (Sundays-Thursdays); 11:00-9:00 (Fridays & Saturdays)

Full restaurant & bar with banquet/meeting space for up to 250 people. Weddings, receptions, company events, reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, special occasions or whatever reason you're celebrating! Let us help customize your special day!

Fountain - 9 Miles
Los Gables

Los Gables

Junction Hwy 52 S & 80

Fountain, MN, 55935

Phone: 507-268-1020

Email: losgables@yahoo.com

Website: www.losgables.com

We offer Mexican and American fare catering services for various group sizes. Call us for details.

Harmony - 16 Miles
Niagara Cave

Niagara Cave

29842 County Rd 30

Harmony, MN, 55939

Phone: 507-886-6606

Email: niagara@harmonytel.net

Website: niagaracave.com

Hours: Off season tours by appointment based on availability.

Niagara Cave is one of the most fascinating and unique geological attractions in the United States. One-hour guided tour, light jacket suggested.

Spring Valley - 29 Miles
Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery
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Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery

78757 Minnesota 16

Spring Valley, MN, 55975

Phone: 507-346-730

Email: info@fourdaughtersvineyard.com

Website: www.fourdaughtersvineyard.com

Hours: Mon-Thurs 11 am - 7 pm; Fri - Sat 11 am - 9 pm; Sun 11 am - 6 pm

A unique environment for offsite business meetings, retreats or events. Whether you're looking for an inspiring space for planning or brainstorming, or looking for a relaxed atmosphere for team building or celebration, we offer a spectacular setting.