The Inn at Sacred Clay Farm

23234 Grosbeak Road
Lanesboro, 55949
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Every single detail of The Inn at Sacred Clay Farm appears to have been considered - from the layout of the inn to the fresh-from-the-garden items served at breakfast. This is not the typical stuffy, tiny, antique store feeling bed and breakfast. The home is open, airy, and pieced together by beautiful wooden beams. There are endless spots to sit and enjoy both indoors and outdoors. Inside there are fireplaces, game tables, private reading rooms, and over-stuffed couches. Outside there is a sw ing and seating on the wrap-around deck, plus tables nestled inside a vine-covered patio/garden area -- all of which overlook their beautiful gardens, farmland, and bluffs. They have a small hiking path/trail on the property that leads you up through the hills and trees as well as around their farm land. The breakfast prepared by owners Sandy & Fred is reason enough to stay here. The first morning was started with fresh melon & peaches covered in a coconut & cream glaze, followed by an egg bake which fresh garden vegetables, a from-scratch ginger & cinnamon scone, and steamed broccoli with bearnaise. Morning two started with strawberry rhubarb crisp topped with fresh whipped cream, followed by a praline & peaches covered baked french toast, sausage (raised specifically for the farm), and finished with a scoop of homemade raspberry sorbet. Both meals included bottomless cups of delicious coffee (or tea if you're not as addicted to caffeine as I.) All of the food was so fresh (and I believe all organic and local), delicious, and better than any restaurant brunch you can find (and I'm a huge brunch lover). We stayed in their "loft" room, situated alone at the top of the house. I can't speak for the other rooms, but I am sure they are all put together with the same care and thought as we found in the loft. The loft truly makes you feel as if you're alone in the house, with an in-room jacuzzi tub and large, private bathroom. The room was sunny, cozy, and has a fireplace that would be perfect for fall/winter getaways. The owners are gracious and welcoming and happy to point you to fun activities in and around Lanesboro. Their care for the inn and their guests experience is evident at all times. This was our first stay in Lanesboro, and while we did love the town and all of the activities available, the very best part of our trip was certainly The Inn at Sacred Clay Farm. We didn't leave without pre-booking another weekend in the Fall. It's just too wonderful not to want to come back

(866) 326-8618

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Old Village Hall Restaurant

111 Coffee St
Lanesboro, 55949
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I'm so sad! So much possibility, so little delivery. Let's start with the local beer - a saison, that came served with a lemon...?? I got off my beer snob high horse and moved on to the appetizer - crab cakes. AFTER we ordered our appetizer, the server remembered to tell us their were specials. A scallop app, specifically, that I would have ordered in a heartbeat. Our crab cakes were pretty good. The sauce with them was awesome. And then came the expensive disasters that were our entrees. We balked at the "food snobs" next to us who sent back their lamb, only to then hate our own food, and wish we'd had the balls to send it back. We both ordered the ribeye, with horseradish mashed potatoes, because it sounded INCREDIBLE. It was the single fattiest piece of meat I have ever laid eyes on. I used to work at a high-end steak house - so I am aware ribeye is fatty. But this was inedible. And it wasn't one, it was both of our dinners. The mashed potatoes looked as if they were squeezed from a tube, and were so dry & flavorless they couldn't begin to make up for the $26 mistake of a steak.... After reading such good reviews, I left wishing we'd just had burgers at the bar down the street...
You don't expect to find fine dining in a small town. Not pretentious but just great food. Fresh, local, simple. Excellent service. Chef and manager were out checking on everyone after the meal. Would highly recommend!
A very pleasant surprise in the small, sleepy town of Lanesboro. Went dining with a group and everyone enjoyed a great meal and we ordered a variety of dishes. They also offer great wine. Fantastic patio for dining on during the summer evening. Recommended if you are in town for a visit.

(507) 467-2962

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Pedal Pushers Cafe

121 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, 55949
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Fun little burger joint. Great place and ambiance. Food is affordable.
Was given rave reviews by a few people from Preston, MN. Popped in for a late lunch. Service was so-so. Friendly but not really top of her class in organizational skills. I couldn't tell if she was the only server or just the most hectic employee. There was a gaggle of people behind the kitchen divider without anything resembling a "cook" on them. I ordered the special, Chicken Sandwich with fries & drink for $6.99. The rest of the table ordered fried cheese curds, Great Balls of Fire burger, and The Duke burger. Cheese curds were good, but a tad over done in the grease department. My companions thoroughly enjoyed their burgers. My bite of the GBF burger was smokey and hott--very nice! My bite of the Duke was juicy and smothered in sub-par chili. The Chicken Sandwich was actually 2 chicken fingers on a wheat bun with fresh lettuce and 1 slice Roma tomato. The chicken was dry and coated in batter that smelled of fish....did someone forget to clean the fryer since Friday night "all you can eat fish"?? Not appetizing. Fries were a good representation of real potato fries and plentiful! Sadly we went through our whole meal without a refill. We had to track down our bill through 3 other people. The cute coffee bar near the door was where you pd for your bill--it was staffed with a pleasant young girl and amazing aromas of fresh coffee beans! I think I'll come back to sample the caffeine.
My boyfriend and I were on a road trip and searching for breakfast when we came across Pedal Pushers. Couldn't be more thrilled to find such a place, and accidentally at that. The cafe serves all organic and seasonal produce, as well as local dairy products, cage free eggs, and pasture-raised pork and beef. We were really happy with our meal, and more so knowing that this is the kind of establishment that supports local farms and businesses. I only subtracted a star for service. The server got my order wrong, but brought me the plate of the (wrong) food anyhow to see if I would like to eat it instead. I know pancakes and french toast are pretty similar, but not when you're expecting their special flaxseed pancakes! Was surprisingly cheap as well. Usually, places like this that offer only local and organic products are pretty hard on the wallet. Not so in this case.

(507) 467-1050

American (Traditional), Cafes

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Gil B’s

111 Parkway Ave
Lanesboro, 55949
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Great little burger & ice cream joint. We had burgers but all you can eat tacos were the special. Lanesboro is what Vermont dreams of being.

(507) 467-2200

Pizza

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Lanesboro Pastry Shoppe

202 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, 55949
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An interesting breakfast place. To me it appears to be a bakery that also makes breakfast and lunch. They do not appear to have a breakfast menu. The server asked what we would like for breakfast. The food arrived in good time and was nicely prepared. I had French toast made with multigrain bread. The bacon was the meatiness we had ever seen. The bill for two breakfast with coffee was under $13. If you expect Perkins type place, you will be disappointed.
This is one of the main breakfast joints in town. It was obviously the "coffee 'n' conversation/gossip" place for those who don't fit the persona found at the "Chat 'n' Chew" down the street. The pecan roll I ordered tasted somewhat old/hard and the coffee was watery, but if I lived in Lanesboro, I could envision this as a common spot for me to find myself in during the morning hours. The other thing that I liked (but many might not) was the unpredictability about the place. The menu was different every day (depending on what he had or what he felt like) and the hours of the place were also different. Sometimes he wouldn't come in to open the place (it was in January, so it wasn't high season for customers) and closes whenever it seems like most everyone is done for the day. This type of approach is refreshing in a time of everything needing to be written down and set in stone, regarding schedules, menus, etc.
I love the Pastry Shoppe. The food here is great. The atmosphere may not be the best, but the food definitely makes up for it!

(507) 467-2867

Bakeries

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Mrs B’s Historic Lanesboro Inn

101 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, 55949
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An interesting place for sure. Small rooms. Good breakfast. Your path to relaxation may be hindred by the many signs posted by the owner seemingly all over the Inn instructing you how to behave. Sign on door to room: please remove shoes while in room. Sign on towel on shelf in room: CLEANING CLOTHS FOR ROOM SPILLS ONLY. DO NOT USE FOR MAKE UP. DO NOT USE BATH LINENS. No temperature control in room. Sign on only window in room. ONLY OPEN IN CASE OF EMERGENCY. Sign On Front door: ALL GUESTS PLEASE READ THIS.DO NOT CHANGE THE LOCK BUTTON ON THIS DOOR!!! YOUR INNKEEPER WILL DECIDE IF THE DOOR SHOULD BE LOCKED ... There were more. I've stayed in hotels all over the world but these signs gave me a very bad vibe. This place could be a funny SNL skit with very little effort.
Trish and Matthew are awesome! Loved our room. We had the balcony and it was so nice enjoying a glass of wine looking over the town and listening to live music going on from across the street the evening we arrived. I'm gluten free and Matthew prepared a magnificent breakfast for us. The green kale smoothie was fabulous. My hubby loved his regular breakfast too. We were also grateful there was a place to park our bikes and they have a little zen nature area in the back that was lovely. Great energy to this place. You can tell Trish and Matthew love their customers and are happy to accommodate any needs.
Charming, Quiet, Comfortable with great Breakfasts. The breakfasts are great here! We had stuffed french toast and stuffed pancakes with juice and coffee that was above and beyond for a bed and breakfast. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the wireless internet signal strength is strong enough to live stream Netflix or Amazon. The hosts are very nice and work hard to ensure their patrons have a good experience. The only advice I have is to add a TV in the foyer or rooms.

(507) 467-2154

Hotels, Bed & Breakfast

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Riverside On the Root

109 Pkwy Ave S
Lanesboro, 55949
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One of the better restaurants in Lanesboro with a pretty wide selection of food and very adequate service. We had dinner there, including Bruschetta, A Riverside burger, house salad and a cup of soup. All quite good, and for the low low price of $24, total, before tip.
On a whim we decided to go to Lanesboro today and go to the theater and ride the trails. Both of these were awesome but unfortunately, created quite the appetite. Despite the 25 minute wait projected, we decided to commit to eating at Riverside. If you've never been to Riverside, it is a beautiful location with great outdoor seating both in a covered section with river views and on a concrete patio which is generally shaded at each table and has nice gentle breeze most days. The location is great as it is easy to walk to and from the main part of lanesboro and especially for people like us who are renting bikes and such as it is close by. There is nearby on street parking and a parking lot that is within walking distance. You can certainly ride your bikes to he restaurant as well. The menu promises a variety of dining options including appetizers such as baked brie alongside mexican style nachos, entrees as varied as prime rib to pasta to sandwiches, and a few select desserts. Okay, now thats the background stuff, lets get back to the details of today's visit.... We had a great server by the name of Curt (I think that was his name). He was kind, prompt, and attentive to every detail we through at him. He kept an eye on the glasses at the table, checked on whether the brie was pasteurized (my wife is pregnant...we wont get into the importance of this here, but suffice it to say we needed to ask), and other odds and ends. He was perfect and if I could review him individually, he would receive five stars. Now, the main reason we went to the root...the food. Well, my wife ordered Prime Rib medium, but it was well done upon arrival. The pastas that my sister and I both ordered were overcooked and the pesto was generally flavorless. The garlic bread I received was great and the brie was quite tasty my sister said, but overall the entrees fell flat. We ate them certainly as we were hungry, but it was overall quite disappointing. If not for the amazing service and great atmosphere we probably would have rated the experience around 1-2 stars....
Nice friendly restaurant on the trail head and overlooking ('tween the trees) the Root River. There's a nice outdoor patio plus a covered porch on the first floor. Second floor has a small bar with a few tables and two narrow porches -- one overlooks the main street and the other has the same view as the first floor porch. Great place to kick back with a decent wine list and 4-5 beers on draft plus other bottled beers. (The Schell's Heffeweisen tasted especially good after each day's rides while sitting on the porch overlooking the street and our hotel across the way) Food was good and well-prepared. The first night we had pork tenderloin and second night we shared a Hawaiian pizza. Service both nights was pretty good and they had only three servers the second night. I've read a few reviews elsewhere and some complaints about the food, service and "pours" of wine. Based on our two nights there, I can't agree with the criticisms ... our experiences were great. Maybe part of the difference is expectations. We've been to Lanesboro before and it's on a slower "clock" than other similar towns such as Stillwater (MN) or Ephraim (WI). It's a bit more laid back and most of the visitors seem to like it that way. However, we did see a few groups or couples who seemed to have expectations that would be better met at Stillwater. We like both places -- but especially liked our stay in Lanesboro as we wanted a much more comfortable and casual time for our short get-away.

(507) 467-3663

American (New)

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Parkway Pub

109 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, 55949
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(507) 467-2606

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River Trail Picnic Basket

100 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, 55949
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(507) 467-3556

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Smokey River BBQ

101 Rivers Edge Dr
Lanesboro, 55949
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(507) 467-7427

Barbeque

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