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The Hen House Retreat - A Comfortable Place to Roost

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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.


* Computer with Microsoft Office and Internet

* Wide Format Color Printer & paper

* Wireless Access for your own laptops or wireless devices


* 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


*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

More Details

Chris Lannin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2018


Lanesboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Includes Eden-Pure heater, air conditioner and fan.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Includes Eden-Pure Heater, air conditioner and fan.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Includes Eden-Pure Heater, air conditioner and fan.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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The Hen House Retreat - A Comfortable Place to Roost
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Great place and fully equipped!

  • 5 of 5

Welcoming and warm host and home. Fully equipped with whatever needed. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family get together

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. There were a few things that could have been better. Could use a grill, broom wash machine hooked up.otherwise well supplied. Would have been nice to have TV.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments as I continue to improve my property to meet the needs of my travelers. There are now 2 brooms and 2 dustpans there; the broom literally broke the previous week. I've been considering adding a grill; still contemplating gas or charcoal, but glad to hear someone would use it :) Although I do not provide cable tv, I do provide a number of viewing options. There are tvs with dvd players in each bedroom and a large selection of movies throughout the house. There is also a 42" tv on the main floor that has many local tv channels, a dvd player and a laptop that can be connected to it for Netflix, etc. Thank you for your review and suggestions.
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A peaceful small town retreat with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the Hen House located in a tiny, quiet town on a tree lined street with corn fields all around. There were no disruptions and the only noise we heard was the neighbors mowing their lawn. It was perfect for sleeping in. You might encounter a car or two on any given day. Or a tractor!

The house itself is charming, having undergone a recent full renovation. It was super clean with a giant fully equipped kitchen where we cooked all our meals, making use of the crockpot especially. There is an IGA grocery in Rushford 13 miles away. The host provided plenty of bottled drinking water and we supplemented the rest. Full internet access and several local TV stations as well as plenty of movies to watch. Our kids especially enjoyed watching movies in their room.

The bedrooms each have 2 cabin/twin beds with all the linens, towels and extra blankets supplied. We made use of the AC in each bedroom as August was a muggy month. The bathroom is so inviting, for sure one of our favorite rooms. As we did lots of fishing and exploring, daily showers were a nice treat. The house simply felt like home.

The main living space is set up with large tables and great natural light perfect for artists and scrapbookers. If you do that, make sure to use the Cricut! We had many hours of fun with that using a few cartridges that were new to us. The space could easily be adapted for family reunions if the art space were not needed. We had a most enjoyable time there and plan to return for sure.

Todd and Ina and family

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Rochester Municipal Airport
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Lanesboro Golf Course


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Minimum Requirements: 2 nights, 4 guests. $50/per night/per person plus tax
Check In / Check out: Noon

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.