• Hidden Gem of Lanesboro

    Nestled in the Bluffs of the Root River Valley, Lanesboro is the hidden gem of Southeastern Minnesota. Visitors come year round to leisurely experience the peaceful, inspiring atmosphere found in this charming little town, still thriving after 150 years. With an extraordinarily high density of creative activities concentrated in such a small community, Lanesboro was declared one of the country’s “Top 12 Small Town Artplaces” in 2013 by Artplace America.

    The Root River State Bike Trail, rated one of the best trails in Minnesota, runs right through Lanesboro’s authentic 19th century downtown. This picturesque hub of activity invites travelers of all stripes to indulge in one of many tantalizing restaurants or unique shops. Being situated on the banks of the Root River, there is opportunity to take a refreshing float down the river, toss in a fishing line or just enjoy the sights and sounds of the running water.

    Being the Bed & Breakfast Capital of Minnesota, there are a wide variety of B&B's to satisfy any preference. If you prefer a different style of accommodation, Lanesboro offers an array of compelling lodging options including hotelsresortswhole house rentalsapartments and campgrounds!

    Between the tourslive theatreart galleries and many other attractions, Lanesboro is a community that both relaxes and energizes people at the same time. It’s a place of possibility, with a look and feel all its own, that you simply have to experience for yourself. Welcome to Lanesboro!

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  • Lanesboro Holiday Inn Tour

    Sunday, December 8 - A heartwarming afternoon touring seven beautifully decorated Lanesboro Inns and Bed & Breakfasts. New this year is an Artisan Market at the new Cedar Valley Resort Event Center in Whalan.

  • Holiday Dinner Dance

    Saturday, Dec. 7 at Lanesboro Community Center - Celebrate the holiday season with dinner catered by Home Sweet Home and dancing with DJ Dewy. Dinner will include Chicken Cordon Bleu, Beef Tips with Burgundy Mushroom Sauce, Creamy Scalloped Parmesan Potatoes, Vegetable Medley, Garden Salad with Parmesan vinaigrette, dinner roll, and Berry Meringue all prepared by our very own Home Sweet Home.

  • Sanders Family Christmas

    Nov. 15 - Dec. 22 at Commonweal Theatre -  It’s Christmas Eve, 1941, and America is going to war. But in North Carolina’s little Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, the boisterous Sanders Family Singers band together with Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe to buoy the congregation’s spirit. Brimming with warmth, hilarity and foot-stomping bluegrass music, Sanders Family Christmas will have your toes tapping and your heart singing.