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Habberstad House
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

This was our second visit to the Habberstad House and will not be our last.
We really enjoyed the room, its furnishings, the breakfast, and the hospitality. Nancy and Dave made our advance reservations for the theatre (Nancy was a hoot as the medium in Blithe Spirit), dinner, and an Amish Tour.
We enjoyed taking time to sit and enjoy the garden and the second floor porch off our room (Rose Suite). Lanesboro is a wonderful setting and a great spot to enjoy the Root River Bike Trail.
We have enjoyed the Habberstad House in the spring, summer and hope to visit in the fall as well.

Room Tip: The Rose Suite has its own private second floor porch. A great place to enjoy a glass of wine, read, or take a nap.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sunndogg
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We spent our 30th wedding anniversary with David and Nancy and couldn't have been more happy. The house is meticulously maintained, as are the grounds, and D & N were incredibly friendly and helpful with ideas of where to go/what to do. We were there 2 nights, affording us more time to relax. We had the Scandinavian Room, which is enormous, and has a private, protected deck and large whirlpool tub. It is in an addition off the back of the house and over the owner's quarters, but you feel like you are connected. One small issue: it is wood paneled, likely with spruce, and anyone who has had a spruce Christmas tree know that it smells suspiciously like cat urine. Breakfast could not be beat and is always special. Large portions, and they accommodate any diet. Go through the picture albums to get the history of the house. One of the best B & Bs ever.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank occdocbill
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redcedarlake, Owner at Habberstad House, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2013

We are sorry you weren’t completely happy with your stay at the Habberstad House. The walls in our Scandinavian Room are pine, stained and installed 12 years ago. We have had over 1000 couples stay in the room without any complaints of an odor. We (the owners), and our housekeepers, have never smelled anything like you describe. We are puzzled . . . .

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

I am a hotel guy, and I admit it. I love hotels. My wife likes to stay at bed and breakfast inns. This year she finally got me to try B & B's on two of our trips. I've got to say that our recent stay at the Habberstad House has made me a B & Believer. Our hosts met us with a complementary beverage, provided us with full menus from local restaurants, and took the time to make us feel at home. Our room was spotless, comfortable, and full of artifacts related to the house itself and the breakfast the following morning was worth the price of the stay. If you routinely stay at B & B inns I believe you will find Dave and Nancy's home one of the best you have ever stayed in. If, like me you are a hotel person, give this wonderful inn a try. You will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: Bring your bike, there is a garage where you can store your bike and gear.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

We’ve lived in Minnesota for more than 30 years, but had never been to the state’s “bed and breakfast capital,” Lanesboro. After seeing a great weather report for the upcoming next few days, we went online the evening of July 1 to see if there was any chance of booking a last-minute stay at one of the B&Bs for the next two nights. We checked out a number of listings and settled on the Habberstad House based on reviews from previous guests and the house’s website. It was a terrific choice.

The house is a lovely 1897 jewel that has been meticulously maintained, groomed and pampered by the current owners for the past 13 years, Dave and Nancy Huisenga (retired firefighter and nurse, respectively). They clearly love their house and love their business. Every room of the house that we experienced was spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated. We stayed in the Heather Room, which has a small-ish bedroom but a huge, luxurious bathroom complete with corner Jacuzzi with rain shower and all the amenities. The bed was extremely comfortable with high-quality linens and all of the furniture and fixtures were beautiful.

The breakfasts were simply amazing. Guests are seated in a lovely dining room around a 10-person table that is beautifully set. Dave and Nancy work as a team, with Dave preparing Nancy’s fresh purchases and Nancy serving the guests and telling wonderful stories about the house and the history of Lanesboro. The first morning, we started with a rhubarb cream pie-like first course, following by a mushroom omelet, ham and a hash brown potato patty. Nothing from the frozen food section here. It was all freshly prepared and beautifully served. Fresh orange juice, grape juice and water are at the table to be served family-style, but the starters and entrees and refills of coffee or tea are personally served. The second morning started with a tres leches confection topped with a small dollop of real whipped cream and a mint sprig from their garden, followed by pannekoeken (a fluffy, light pancake-like treat) filled with cinnamon apples and a side of bacon. Heaven!

Dave and Nancy are happy to recommend activities, sights and restaurants in the area. Based on their advice and after reviewing the menus they’ve collected for their guests to peruse, we had dinner outdoors on the deck the first evening at the Old Village Hall, with a standard menu of steaks, chops and fish. Good food, service and prices. The second evening we tried Pedal Pushers Café because of the quirky, locally-source menu items such as pork schnitzel, Norwegian meatballs, liver and onions and chicken pot pie. Food was good and very affordable, service was a little too crisp (offering dessert while we were still working on our entrees) but the overall experience was fun.

We brought our bikes and rode 20 miles in one direction and back between Lanesboro and Preston one morning. The trail follows the old railroad right-of-way along the Root River through woods, fields and meadows. It is flat, asphalt-surfaced and very well-maintained. The trail in the other direction towards Whalen was closed for resurfacing so we will definitely be going back. Habberstad House provides guests with secure bike storage in one of the garage stalls on the property so you have full access to the space you need to park your bikes when you aren't riding. The Minnesota State Parks’ tour of Mystery Cave, an easy drive to the southeast, was worthwhile for the experience of the state’s longest cave (13+ miles, just a small portion of which is included on the tour).

We give Habberstad House and Dave and Nancy our very highest recommendation. This is what the B&B experience is meant to be.

Room Tip: The Heather Room was lovely, but any of the rooms in the B&B would be wonderful. Spotless and beautifully decorated and appointed. One room above the carriage house is separated from the main building. One note: the proprietors have a small poodle-type dog, but since she has hair rather than fur, it shouldn't pose a problem for those with dander allergies. And she isn't allowed on the bedroom level anyway.
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Thank Kathy H
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Two friends + no kids or spouses + perfect weather + afternoon of biking + relaxing with a glass of wine in beautiful garden + comfortable stay in Habberstad House Amish Room + delicious breakfast + friendly hosts = Priceless!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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