Ski Lanesboro MN by Candle Light

Lanesboro looks good in snow.  We received a fresh covering in the past week that has transformed the Root River valley into a winter wonderland.  The Root River Trail is groomed for cross country skiing for over 20 miles.  There are also two great snowshoe trails nearby.

MN cross country ski | winter getaway

Downtown Lanesboro ------------- Root River Trail Groomed for Skiing

Schedule your two night winter getaway at the Hillcrest Hide-Away B&B through the end of March and receive a complementary soup supper with dessert served in our dining room (a $22 value).  Through February we are offering a “snow guarantee” – make your reservation now – if there is no snow for skiing when you come, you can either cancel your reservation with no penalty or receive a $20/night discount for your stay.  You can check trail conditions at:

We’re ready to help you with your winter getaway.  Cedar Valley Resort rents cross country skis and snow shoes.  Enjoy a horse drawn sleigh rides in the bluff tops. Savor a couples massage at the Prana Healing Center.  Chef Brett from the Pastry Shoppe has his smoker going on weekends at the “Smoky River Barbeque”.  It is a quaint joint near the river that has received rave reviews.

In February Lanesboro begins to wake up from its winter hibernation.

Feb 4: 20th Annual Whalen Candle Light Ski – The Root River Trail is lit with candles for a mile with bonfires at both ends.

Feb 4: Flamenco, Pure and Strong at the St. Mane Theatre, with dancer Deborah Elias and guest singer Vicente Griego - feature raw, soul-baring solos, lustrous and spirited company dances and driving guitar rhythms.

Feb 4: Dinner on the Bluff Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center hosts dinner and and a presentation by Gene Merriam, of the Freshwater Society sharing the status of the protection, enhancement and restoration of our freshwater resources.  Dinner menu include: strawberry-orange salad, roasted red pepper & tomato soup, trout, wild rice stuffing, roasted asparagus and cheesecake with assorted fruit topping.

Feb 10 7PMOver the Back Fence – locals call this Lanesboro’s version of A Prairie Home Companion, An hour and a half of fun entertainment plus 30 minutes of pre-show live music.

Feb 10, 11, 14, 17, 18 The Old Village Hall features a special four course dinner with optional wine pairings to share with your special Valentine.

Feb 27, 28: Lanesboro Community Theatre presents: “Moon Over Buffalo”-up It’s 1953 and a washed up acting duo, George & Charlotte Hay, are touring New York.. BUFFALO, New York.  They just one shot at leading roles in a film by THE Frank Capra, and he’s coming to see today’s matinee!  Everything goes wrong – with hilarious results!  This plan is nothing less than a love letter to live theatre.

All of our guests awaken to a just-baked loaf of home-made bread delivered to their room – followed by a hearty breakfast.  Our rooms are large and comfortable.  Curl up in a warm blanket with a good book in front of the fire place to create your personal winter retreat.


About Marvin Eggert

Innkeeper and gardener at Hillcrest Hide-Away B&B in Lanesboro, MN. I really enjoy writing and photography. Blogging gives me the opportunity for a creative outlet for both of these interests.
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