• Christmas Inn Tour
    Sunday, December 4, 2022
    2pm - 6pm

  • Spend an afternoon touring seven Lanesboro area Bed and Breakfasts and Inns decorated for the Christmas Holidays

    Buy Tickets Now!

    • Advance sale tickets are available at our Chamber's iStore prior to the event. Tickets are $30 each.
    • Day-of (on December 4, 2022) tickets are $35 and are available online or in person at the Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center or at the Cottage House Inn, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • These tickets are non-refundable. A 5% credit card processing fee will be added to each ticket purchased.
    • A portion of every ticket goes towards Ukrainian Relief. Thank you for helping us support this important cause!
    • A link to download the Christmas Inn Tour Package (admission ticket, cover letter, and tour map) will be sent to you in your confirmation email.
  • Sunday, December 4, 2022 Program:

    Artisan Market: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing through 2 p.m., go to the Cottage House Inn (directions) to visit with Lanesboro Area Art Trail artists and explore their one-of-a-kind Christmas presents. In addition, attend presentations by Lanesboro area historians and authors Theo “Ted” St. Mane and Steve Harris.

    Touring the Inns: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    We welcome you to share a heartwarming afternoon touring seven beautiful Bed and Breakfasts and Inns:

    • Anna V's Bed & Breakfast, 507 Fillmore Ave. S., Lanesboro (directions »)
      • This Victorian home, built in 1908 by Anna Vickerman, was designed in the classic Queen Anne style with a wraparound front porch, intricately designed filigree, carved woodwork, and a distinctive turret. The home's main floor has two parlors, a dining room, and kitchen. Our newest addition is the Nordic Guest House. There are three guest bedrooms on the second floor: the Rose Room, the Heritage Suite, and Anna's Suite. The third-floor is the North Star Suite. There's a century-old horse barn on the property. Norwegian cookies and desserts will be offered.

    • Cottage House Inn, 209 Parkway Ave. N., Lanesboro (directions »)
      • Named after a former Cottage House that stood on Elmwood in the 1800s, the Cottage House Inn opened its doors in 1993 by the Bunge Family. Family-built and owned, it is now in its third generation of management. The Inn consists of 13 standard rooms, two apartment suites, and a spacious meeting room. Come enjoy our festive decorations, mulled cider, and house-made cookies, krumkake, and julekake.

    • Grandma's, 100 Elmwood St. E., Lanesboro (directions »)
      • "Grandma's AirBnB" is centrally located on the Root River Bike Trail and only 1 block from Downtown Lanesboro. This airbnb offers a spacious 2nd-floor layout intended for large group stays. It includes 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, full kitchen, formal dining room, sitting room, TV room and more. Come on over and enjoy our fully decorated space that is sure to get you in the Holiday Spirit!

    • James A. Thompson House,, 401 Parkway Ave. S., Lanesboro (directions »)
      • Situated on 1.3 acres, which backs right up to the Root River, this stunning 1870 Italianate has been restored to its historical elegance. Come experience the opulence of bygone days! Explore the whole house dressed in her holiday finery, help yourself to punch and dainty hors d’oeuvres, and enjoy the gentle guitar music of Carson Berg. Your hosts will greet you in period costume and welcome you to the sights and sounds of an old fashion Christmas!

    • Root River Inn & Suites, 106 Parkway Ave. S., Lanesboro (directions »)
      • Built in 1888, the Robert Greer House was the home of Lanesboro's first Mayor. Besides being a family home, during the 1800’s and 1900’s, this "Main Street" building also housed the Lanesboro Leader, a coffee house, antique store and even a tire shop. Restored and reimagined in the 1990’s, this historic inn now holds 9 modern rooms and suites. Come to the 2nd level for live music and homemade truffles.

    • Scandinavian Inn,, 701 Kenilworth Ave. S., Lanesboro (directions »)
      • Sample traditional Scandinavian treats at this 1892 Queen Anne Victorian, built in 1892 by Norwegian immigrant Ole Habberstad. As co-owner of the Lanesboro Lumber Company, Ole ensured the home was solidly constructed, with southern yellow pine trim work and pocket doors warming its interior. Natural sumac, milkweed and rosehips decorate the downstairs Christmas greenery, with edible ornaments adorning the family Christmas tree. Weather permitting, the rooftop gazebo offers a memorable view of the Root River Valley.

    • Stone Mill Hotel and Suites,, 100 Beacon St. E., Lanesboro (directions)
      • Apple cider warming on the wood stove outside will welcome you to the Christmas Inn Tour. Inside you will find this 1890s feed mill was thoughtfully renovated while balancing renewal with retention. Stone Mill Hotel & Suites opened in 2001 with 10 themed rooms and suites. Today, the mill is home to 13 rooms and suites, a boutique, and massage therapy. Seasonal refreshments will be offered. We hope you can join us