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Near the Root River Trail, Theatre, Shops & Restaurants Great Parking & Bike Storage Families & Groups Welcome Comfortable Beds, Clean Rooms, Hot Coffee Family Hospitality in Lanesboro, Minnesota for 29 Years! The Cottage House "Your Inn When You're Out!"
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Casual Lanesboro MN Hotel Lodging

Located in Downtown Near the Root River State Trail

Celebrating 30 Years in 2023!

We are closing Tues., Dec. 20, 2022, and will reopen on Fri., March 31, 2023.  Thank you for a wonderful 2022 season!

Welcome to the Cottage House Inn and beautiful downtown Lanesboro! Established in 1993, our casual hotel is family-built, owned and operated.  Conveniently located on Parkway Avenue, you will find our location has easy access to the Root River State Trail and is within walking distance to the Commonweal Theatre Company, multiple restaurants and bars, retail shops, the city park, and the Root River!

Open most of the year, the family and group-friendly Cottage House Inn has 13 standard hotel rooms and two apartment suites. Our public spaces include our breakfast room where coffee and tea are served all day, our inviting lobby and our meeting room with the capacity to seat 36 people.  The Cottage House Inn makes you feel at home with our clean and comfortable rooms, relaxing front porch and warm hospitality.  We are proud to be your Inn when you’re out.

Hotel Room
Tour our Hotel Rooms

Our 13 comfortable rooms and two one-bedroom apartment suites are family and group-friendly.  Rooms feature Queen beds, fiber Wi-Fi internet and a private bath.  We have a locked bike storage shed and off-street parking. Some rooms have keypad entries for self-check-in. 

“I would highly recommend the Cottage House Inn.
Very clean and homey accommodations along with very helpful, kind clerks. 
Thanks so much.”

- Jill J., Woodbury, MN

Meeting Room
Host Your Next Meeting With Us

A perfect venue for group functions like company meetings, family reunions, or retreats for painters and scrapbookers. Book The Cottage House Inn and get exclusive access to the meeting room for meetings, classes or dinner.  Locals can also rent the meeting space by the day.

“Came to Lanesboro to attend a three-day watercolor workshop. It’s always lovely here.
The staff is wonderful, so helpful and kind. I can’t wait to come back again.”

-Wendy, Ramsey, MN

Root River Fishing
Explore The Root River Area

In the heart of Bluff Country, Lanesboro is the premier destination for outdoor recreation, arts, and entertainment.  Lanesboro is situated on the Root River State Trail, a paved trail system that connects bikers, hikers, in-line skaters, and cross-country skiers to 60 miles of trails when connected with the Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail.  Find excellent hiking trails at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center and Isinours State Forest.  The Root River is the perfect place to cool off on a hot day by kayaking, canoeing or tubing, and there are renowned spring-fed streams to fly fish or reel in an elusive trout.

Lanesboro MN Events
Lanesboro MN Events

Our small but mighty town hosts over 15 events and festivals each year, including the Rhubarb Festival, Buffalo Bill Days, Art in the Park, Experience the Magic of Lanesboro, and much more.  The Commonweal Theatre Company is our live, professional theatre that performs multiple plays each year transporting patrons to another place and time through its rich artistry and storytelling.  Lanesboro Arts is home to a premier art gallery and hosts various musicians and the live radio show, Over the Back Fence, at their St. Mane Theatre. 

Cottage House Inn Blog ...

It is the season of Thanksgiving...once again!  We have so much to be thankful for in Lanesboro - our public school, our outdoor recreation opportunities (thank you DNR!), multiple organizations to get involved with (Sons of Norway, Lanesboro Museum, VFW, Chamber, EDA...), volunteers, entrepreneurs, a strong arts community, new underground infrastructure around our building (thank you...

It is November 1, and we are expected to reach a high of 70 degrees!  These above average temperatures in October and now November have kept our bicycling season going, but we know the Fall season will soon change into the Winter season.  Late Fall and early Winter in Lanesboro mean more quiet and less bustle.  But don't let the quiet fool you - we are still open and ready...

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