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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 28 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

We are currently closed for the winter season and will reopen on Friday, March 25, 2022.  Thank you for a wonderful 2021!  We are so grateful to all who travelled to Lanesboro from near and far.  You can reserve your room for 2022 online or by giving us a call.

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 ...

After the falling of roughly seven inches of snow, everyone is shoveling and plowing in the beautiful winter sun.  Today is a picturesque winter scene in Lanesboro with snow-dusted cedars on the bluff, frozen ice on the river, geese at Sylvan Park, a sundog in the sky, and a few bundled-up people heading into lunch at a favorite cafe.  Winter at the Cottage House provides a time to...

Happy (almost) Winter!  We end our 2021 busy season with many thanks to all of the travelers, from near and far, that crossed Lanesboro off their lists of places to visit this year.  We are so grateful for coming to our little town.  Over the years, the Cottage House's meeting room has been home to many of our family's Thanksgivings, and it was again this year with... Preston Chamber of Commerce