As I mentioned in an earlier post, locking myself away for a month simply wasn't going to happen. The next best option? Running off to a B&B for a few days :)
We'd hooked up with some friends last summer for a long camping weekend in Lanesboro, Minnesota. It was my first time there and I fell in love with the quiet town. I really, really, REALLY wanted to go back with just my husband. "Someday," I said.
Interestingly enough, a friend approached me last Christmas with an unexpected surprise - a gift certificate to the Habberstad House... a B&B in Lanesboro, Minnesota. Sharon knew nothing of our camping weekend nor my secret desire to return to Lanesboro. She said that she simply wanted to bless my husband and I with a special getaway. A God Moment.
With our 15th wedding anniversary rounding the bend, it was the perfect way to celebrate. After dropping off the kids, we hit the road.
We received a friendly welcome upon our arrival, along with a glass of wine :)
Our room (the Scandanavian Suite) was beautiful and spacious. It included a private balcony, whirlpool tub, and an oversized shower.
And you know me... I'm all about THE DETAILS. Crisp, lavendar-scented sheets (which Tony and I swear had a thread count of A BILLION they were so soft). Beautiful furnishings, artwork, little books tucked here and there, luxurious cotton bathrobes, pine floors - I could go on and on.
We woke to a gourmet breakfast each morning - innkeepers Dave and Nancy Huisenga are both AMAZING cooks. They have their priorities in order as well...
... dessert first.
Though we spent much of our time eating and napping, Tony and I ventured out on Tuesday for a 10-mile bike ride through the countryside. You couldn't have asked for better weather - sunny and cool. If heading that way yourself, you can rent bikes from the Little River General Store on an hourly basis. We had dinner one night at the Old Village Hall Restaurant (patio seating is a must) - the food was KILLER. We also stopped by an old favorite for the very same meal I ordered the last time we were in town - Pedal Pushers Cafe. I'd recommend the onion rings and Great Balls of Fire burger and handcut fries and the caramel shakes. It's good... especially after a long day of biking!
If running around town (or biking through the countryside) isn't your thing, you can always hang around the Habberstad House. There are plenty of quiet ourdoor spots for reading (with plenty of books to borrow inside):