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The Hen House Retreat - A Comfortable Place to Roost

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4.8 / 5Exceptional
8 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Outdoor Space
  • Fireplace


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Root River
    16 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Magelssen Bluff Park
    26 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Niagara Cave
    36 min drive

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  • The Hen House Retreat - A Comfortable Place to Roost

    Room Amenities

    • 3 bedrooms
    • 2 bathrooms
    • Sleeps 6
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About this area


Located in Lanesboro, this vacation home is in a rural location. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Creekside Park and Magelssen Bluff Park, while Lanesboro Historical Museum and Lanesboro Arts Center are cultural highlights. Our guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Root River - 16 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Magelssen Bluff Park - 26 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum - 34 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Niagara Cave - 36 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Houston Nature Center - 38 min drive

Getting around

  • Rochester, MN (RST-Rochester Intl.) - 70 min drive

About this property

The Hen House Retreat - A Comfortable Place to Roost

Nestled in the quaint little town of Highland, MN, The Hen House Retreat is available for your next getaway. A newly restored 1920's era house has been updated with today's modern conveniences while keeping the charm of the old country. You can experience the days of old as Amish buggies travel by right outside your window. We are nestled right between The First Lutheran Church of Highland established in 1858 and the original Highland Store established in 1894 which was most recently known as The Highland Store Cafe (currently not in operation). Just 12 miles outside of Lanesboro, MN you can enjoy time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life while relaxing or being creative in this quiet country home. We are here for all of your retreat needs. Whether you are quilting, scrapping, crafting, knitting, biking, having a book club meeting or just looking for quiet time away from it all, contact us for all of your getaway needs. We offer overnight lodging accommodations that include comfortable beds, linens and towels, a fully equipped kitchen and plenty of room to work on your unfinished projects. Our home is your home whether you want a weekend stay or week-long retreat. We have worked hard to restore much of the old time charm of this house while making updates to make your stay comfortable. We can house up to 6 guests. * We have 3 bedrooms, each with two twin beds located on the upper floor of this two-story house. * Each bedroom has an Eden-pure heater, an air conditioner and a fan to provide the extra comfort you desire in your bedroom. * We have 2 bathrooms; one on each floor for your convenience. The upstairs bathroom has tub and shower facilities. * If you need a break and want to relax a bit, each bedroom has a TV and DVD player for your use. There are a selection of DVD movies available in each room. * The main floor also has a bookcase filled with books, magazines, puzzles, games and quilting and scrapbooking resources for you to use. Outside you can enjoy the birds singing in our century old pine trees on our property. We have provided 2 wooden rocking chairs and a chaise lounge for you to relax on our 'farmhouse style' front porch. We also provide a fire pit and a small supply of wood if you would like to cozy up to a fire in the evenings. The Creativity Room is located on the main floor with easy access from the front door and parking. Each guest has their own 5 or 6 foot table and adjustable/swivel office chair with arm rests, personal trash container and cup holder. Each table has it's own OttLite for additional lighting if needed. Lighting is very important for crafters of any kind; so we have made sure there is plenty of natural and artificial light available for your needs. Surge protectors are provided at each table. * Air conditioned for your summer comfort. Technology * Computer with Microsoft Office and Internet * Wide Format Color Printer & paper * Wireless Access for your own laptops or wireless devices Quilters * 1 iron and 2 ironing boards are available for your use * Additional board for ironing larger projects (16' x 48') * PVC legs to raise one of the tables to make cutting easier * Hooks in Creativity Room used to hang felt (provided) to piece quilts together * Quilting books and magazines Scrapbookers *Cricut Expression *Cricut Cartridges: A Child's Year, All Mixed Up, Dude!, Everyday Paper Dolls, Graphically Speaking, Home Décor, Locker Talk, My Community, Paper Doll Dress Up, Platin School Book, Shapes, Storybook, Wild Card * 9' Xyron * Miscellaneous scrapbooking supplies * Scrapbooking idea books and magazines

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Property manager

Chris Lannin

Speaks English


Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets not allowed

Property payment types


Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Parties and events are allowed on site. 

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property.

Property is also known as

  • The Hen House Retreat - A Comfortable Place to Roost Lanesboro

Property amenities


  • Close to skiing


  • Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking

Family friendly

  • Toys


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Living room
  • Dining room


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Video library
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Garden


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Kayaking, hiking/biking trails, and cave exploring nearby


  • Sleeps 6

Nearby things to do


The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
  • Sledding nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Cave exploring/spelunking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby


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3 - Okay
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1 - Poor

5/5 Excellent

    Cozy relaxation!

    What a cozy space! It was perfect for our relaxing weekend! So much attention to every detail. We would love to come again!

    4/5 Good

      Short stay

      Had a bike trip good location.

      5/5 Excellent

        Great place for relaxation.

        Everything was wonderful. Chris is an excellent host, the house is exactly how it is listed and very cute. Your old home feel. All of the amenities were great. There was five of us and we all had plenty of room. We went into Lanesboro and saw a play on Friday night which was fabulous. "Boeing, Boeing". Saturday enjoyed the bike trails (rented bikes) did a little shopping came back and relaxed, showered and then went into dinner at the Old Village Inn Restaurant which I would highly recommend. (Reservations recommended). Then to end the evening we enjoyed a bonfire. It was a wonderful weekend. Thanks for your hospitality Chris!

        5/5 Excellent

          A Perfect Retreat

          We were pleasantly surprised at the whole house. The kitchen was well furnished with everything we needed. The bedrooms were comfortable. They could use more clothes hooks. The upstairs bathroom was well done. We enjoyed the church next door.

          5/5 Excellent

            Perfect Get-Away

            We had a great experience at the Hen House - close to Lanesboro for shopping, bike riding and water fun. The fire pit in the back was the best - quiet and private - a place you can sit for hours and visit with friends. The home itself offered everything you need - just bring clothes/food/beverages and you will be set for the week-end. I would highly recommend a stay here.

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