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Whether you’re looking for live music, recreation opportunities, arts and theater, or you simply want to retreat this winter, Lanesboro is the perfect getaway destination to recharge and renew. The vibrancy, activity and creative energy of Lanesboro is year-round. Slow down this winter and get cozy in charming Lanesboro, located in the Driftless Area of southeast Minnesota. Your winter escape to simple pleasures, Lanesboro both relaxes and energizes at the same time. Explore this place of possibility and winter well in Lanesboro.

Lanesboro is recognized as the Bed & Breakfast Capital of Minnesota! Use our lodging search to find availability at our bed & breakfasts along with other accommodations, including historic and privately-owned hotels, resorts, whole house rentals and apartments. Check out the business directory to see what restaurants, bars, and retail stores are open. It is always a good idea to double check business’ websites or social media to make sure they are open when you want to visit.

Lanesboro and Whalan host many events throughout the year, and these five events happen every winter season and feature family activities, shopping deals, restaurant specials, and more.

Checkmark Experience the Magic of Lanesboro (Small Business Saturday)
Checkmark New Years Eve Celebration
Checkmark Lovebirds in Lanesboro (Valentine’s Weekend)
Checkmark Cabin Fever Fest (second weekend in March)
Checkmark Get Squirrely with Surly (April)

Winter Itineraries

Plan your winter vacation to Lanesboro! Below are some great resources to help you plan your trip no matter what you're coming into town for!

Family Fun

Arts Experience

Winter Romance

Comfy Cozy

Girls Getaway

Winter Angling

Outdoor Adventures

Foodie Finds

History Buff

Itineraries were put together, in part, thanks to community members attending public feedback events.  We tried to incorporate all the feedback we received but we may have missed something.  If you came to the meeting and don't see your idea, please let us know by filling out the form below.  Also, even if you didn't come to one of those meetings, do you have an awesome idea on winter actives that we should incorporate?  Do you have thoughts on a winter event?  Fill out the form below.  We want to hear from you!

Neighboring Towns

Don’t forget to visit our neighboring towns for more shopping, dining, events, and things to do in the winter!

This page on our website was made possible by the generosity of the Blandin Foundation.

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