Stone Mill Hotel & Suites

Friday, October 28, 2011

Quiet Season Rates... Peak Season Activity

We have a new newsletter that has just come out! Click on the link below to see all the new and great things that are going at Stone Mill Hotel & Suites and Lanesboro, Mn. Your overnight lodging destination that is just a stone's throw from anywhere you are!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Lanesboro Holiday Inn Tour

The popular Lanesboro Holiday Inn Tour is coming soon, and this year it comes with a Habberstad Housespecial twist. The Tour welcomes people to visit the Bed & Breakfasts and inns that have made Lanesboro the Bed and Breakfast Capital of Minnesota. This year the Tour will happen over two days: November 19th and 20th. Six inns will be open on Saturday November 19th, and six more on Sunday the 20th. Each will be decorated for the holidays and will offer a warm welcome to their special homes. The Old Village Hall Restaurant & Pub will also be serving Amuse Bouche (bite-sized appetizers) to all tour ticket holders as part of the tour. Visit the inn tour web site to see the inns participating in the tour. The times of the tour each day are 2-6 p.m.

scandinavianinnTickets purchased in advance are $20 for a one-day visit, $35 for two days. Guests who are staying at any of the sponsoring inns that weekend will receive half-price inn tour tickets. Enjoy the charm of Lanesboro and the beauty of the decorated B & B’s as a way to begin your holiday festivities. For more information, call 800-944-2670 or 507-467-2696. Advanced tickets—which are limited—can be purchased online at or in-person at the Lanesboro Visitor Center in downtown Lanesboro. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets purchased on the day of the tour are $30 for one day and $45 for two days.

Make your visit to Lanesboro complete by dining downtown and attending the holiday play “Parfumerie” at the Commonweal Theatre. See you at the 3rd Lanesboro Holiday Inn Tour.

contributed by: Marv Eggert, Hillcrest Hideaway

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fall in Lanesboro

leaves-1  Every fall, the crisp cool air blows in out of the north and awakens the trees to their seasonal change of colors.  As many of us know the bluff that surrounds Lanesboro to the north is starting to change into their brilliant reds, yellows, and oranges.  Each day we can see just a little more change and a little more color.  We hope that you enjoy the pictures below.  They are just hints to the beauty that is yet to come. 
And don’t forget, to make your reservations, our Extended Stay Package is the perfect way to experience the fall colors in SE Minnesota Bluff Country over a three night stay.
The Minnesota DNR has a great fall color report / map that will help you to know where the best colors are!
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Monday, May 2, 2011

Thank You Hyland UMC! It Was Great To Have You With US!

DSC03153This past weekend we had the most wonderful group stay with us.  Hyland UMC youth group came to Stone Mill Hotel & Suites for their spring retreat.  It was great to have them.  They have great inspiration to tell about what they learned from the retreat about helping people from a distance.  If you asked them I think that their bicycle trip and rummage sale fashion show were the biggest hits.  Before they left they gave us these really great thank you’s!


The best part of the weekend for Stone Mill was how well these young folks listened!  Their leaders asked them to help us out by stripping the beds and placing the laundry outside of house keeping for us.  We thought that that was great until we saw this….


Thanks Hyland!  We can not wait to see you again soon!

New Day Spa at Stone Mill Hotel & Suites

We have some wonderful new Spa Packages with the Lanesboro Day Spa. Check out all of the details and information at:

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Rainy & Snowy Spring outside = Springs Cleaning Inside

DSC03112  There for a little while, the sun started to shine and warm the DSC03101earth.  We even started getting the front patio ready for guests.  But then, Mother Nature decided that we needed a little cooling off.  So she sent us some snow and some rain and some wind.  Since we can not be outside getting things ready for guests, we decided that we needed to do a little “spring cleaning” around the Mill. 

Our Spring Cleaning involves a lot of hard work and long hours.  One of the things that comes with spring cleaning is of course a visit from the local health inspector.  We are proud to report that this year the Health Inspector gave us a score of 100!DSC03066  Over the past month we have been shampooing the carpets, flipping mattress and all that good stuff that helps us to maintain the rooms in new condition.  We have also added some new shelving in the rooms.  As you can see in the picture to the left, many of our rooms and suites have new shelves over the coffee and microwave station. 


We are also excited about continuing our relationship with DSC03084Essence of Lanesboro.   Last year we worked with Peter C. Bilkey, Ph.D, owner of Essence to develop a scent specific and unique to Stone Mill.  After many long sniffing sessions, we finally came back to the combination that we started with… “Suites Scent with Juniper”.   Here at Stone Mill, it was important that we created a scent that was light, refreshing, did not contrast with personal cologne or perfume and one that gentlemen did not mind using either.

Hope you enjoy these little “spring cleaning” touches when you come for your next visit with Stone Mill!