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Come stay a while at the Cyclin-inn,Century old, whole house rental in beautiful Whalan/Lanesboro Minnesota. Here you will find a three bedroom house, that sleeps 7 comfortably. It has 2 bathrooms, complete with a two person Jacuzzi. It also has a fully stocked kitchen and a formal dining room with a table that extends out to fit 10 comforta.bly. We also offer a large back yard and a storage facility for your bikes. New in 2017, additional air ducts have been added to the upstairs to allow better air flow in the second floor
While you are here, you can enjoy Lanesboro’s fine Commonwealth Theater, shopping, Amish tours, MINI GOLF, dining, biking, hiking, rollerblading, kayaking, canoeing, tubing, and even horse drawn rides and jeep tours. There are 3 State parks within 45 minutes with interpretative centers and caves to explore. There is plenty to do in Bluff Country. Come stay with us for a while. Pet Free.
Lanesboro is a historic village nestled in the Bluffs of the Root River Valley. Experience the spectacular paved Root River State Bike Trail, winding 60 miles through Bluff Country. Excellent for biking, hiking, and cross-country skiing, it runs along towering limestone bluffs, dense hardwood forests and peaceful small towns.
Besides receiving the Great American Main Street Award, Lanesboro was named one of 100 Best Small Art Towns in America by author John Villani and one of the 50 Best Outdoor Sports Towns by Sports Afield magazine. Outside Magazine featured Lanesboro as one of the '20 Best Dream Towns in America to Live and Play.'
Whalan is located 4 miles East of Lanesboro, on the Historic Bluff Country National Scenic Byway. Whalan is a little town of about 35 people. The town is only 4 blocks by 4 blocks. You have the river on the one side and you are surrounded by magestic bluffs on the other 3 sides. Here you will enjoy the peace and quiet on would expect in a weekend getaway. The Root River State Bicycle trail runs right along the river and at the base of the bluffs for most of it's 60 mile trek.
Little known adventures
Book yourself a horse drawn wagon ride. Imagine riding thru the woods overlooking the Root River Valley. Relax being at peace with the great outdoors. The scenic overlooks are like no other in the area. Explore over 100 acres of wooded private property. Horse drawn wagon rides are available year around. The rides take about an hour. Half way thru the ride, you stop at a little cabin over looking the Root River Valley, where you can warm up for the journey back. It is a must do activity.
Bluff Country Jeep Tours, another wonderful way to explore the wilderness. You are taken from the bottom of the bluff, up to the top along private trails, that allow you to truly enjoy the outdoors. We take you places that you would be glad you were not hiking...:-) The switch back trails bring you from the river bottoms up 450 feet up to one of the most spectacular views imaginable.
Amish tours are another must see. We have several Amish communities to visit, and shop with.
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Hello, and welcome to Cyclin-inn in beautiful Whalan, Minnesota. I am Tammy Hughes, the proprietor of the Cyclin-inn. I am originally from Duluth, Minnesota and have been migrating south ever since I became old enough to explore Minnesota. After spending 15 years in the Twin Cities, and escaping every weekend to go biking, kayaking, or horseback riding, I decided that I should make my move a bit further south. With the Root River / Root River State Bicycle Trail being the draw, I began searching for my dream property. In discovering Lanesboro with its majestic bluffs and scenic views, I fell in love. In 2001, I found my little haven in Whalan, just 4 miles east of Lanesboro.
During the first year, I was in love again with Litefoot. He is a half Belgian and half Appaloosa draft / riding horse. Living on the outskirts of the small community of Whalan, he quickly moved in. So in the mean while, I created the Cyclin-inn. Allowing you to enjoy the peacefulness of the small community and the great outdoor scenery right out the door on the Root River, On the Root River State Bicycle Trail. Please enjoy my home and treat it as your own. You will find all the comforts of home and more. The Cyclin-Inn is located on the Root River State Bicycle Trail, on the Root River and within a block of two city parks, and Gator Greens Mini Golf. Whalan has 2 places to eat, and an outfitter within walking distance where you can rent a bike, kayak, tube, or even a canoe. Within a few blocks, you can connect with Bluff Country's Jeep Tours, and even take a horse drawn sleigh or wagon ride.
Bring your family and friends to Whalan for a fun, relaxing getaway. On your way here, explore our National Scenic Byway, Highway 16. The town of Whalan offers peaceful tranquility and opportunity to explore the Bluffs of Minnesota.
Tammy Hughes purchased this house in 2001
This property has perfect access to the Root River Bike Trail as well as the Root River.
There is a large back yard (Actually 5 acres) Great area for back yard fun. There is a fire pit, loacated on the edge of the property... great place to kick back and relax.
Horse drawn wagon rides and Bluff Country Jeep tours are available upon request.
Thanks for letting us stay in your gorgeous home. It had everything that we needed; you paid close attention to the details. Our favorite place is the front porch, watching the wildlife and enjoying the scenery
We will make sure to recommend this to our family and friends.
Scott, Jenny, Madeleine & Jackson
We have stayed here several times and it is great each time. The house is clean and everything one would need is at hand. The location is very convenient, especially to the bike trail which is 50 feet away. We will definitely be back.
First thing their is a FULL page of how YOU clean before you leave, VAC carpet, pull beds sheets, clean floors and more. The chairs out on the deck 3 were broken when we tried to set in them. The tv that's a joke. The washer on off knob fell off,so that was no good. The frig inside and out was so dirty and the shelf was broken. Their was very very hot upstairs the air cond or outlets did not work. Maybe when this opened it was nice NOT today. Remember YOU must clean when you leave.
Our family had a great weekend at the Cyclin Inn. The setting was beautiful and restful and "away from it all", but close enough to have plenty of adventures in the area. And while we enjoyed the area attractions, we all found the house to be one of the favorite parts of our getaway. My teenager daughter and friend loved the neighboring ponies and goats while my husband and I enjoyed relaxing on the front porch, listening to the birds and watching the bikes glide by.
Consider this actually a 4.5 rating. We had 5 adults and two toddlers. Plenty of room for all. The front porch was our favorite site, if we weren't on the bike trail, the nearby playground with the toddlers, or elsewhere. Like another reviewer noted - we did not have any issues with any of Minnesota's famous mosquitoes! Access to the large space in the garage for our bikes for overnight was wonderful. The patio between the house and garage was perfect for evening meals. The only reason it is not a "5" is that for our family with two toddlers, the Jacuzzi instead of a standard tub, made getting the kids in and out of the tub a bit tricky. (But THEY loved the big "tub"!) Plenty of equipment in the kitchen and a nice clean fridge and stove. The beds were comfortable, and there was room in the closets to unpack and get things out of the way while we stayed. Very nice accommodations, but not super fancy. But, if you want that, find a place that will take more of your money! Owners stopped by to see if there was anything we needed, but did not hover or impose. I would recommend the Cyclin' Inn to friends and family.
First time at the Cyclin Inn and not the last. Had a great time. Easy access to the Root River Trail. Sitting on the front porch you can watch bicyclist on the trail, deer walking around, birds flying by and not a single mosquito bite. Tammy and Duane were very kind and helpful but didn't intrude. The accomodations were great.
My family had a wonderful vacation at Cyclin-Inn. The home was clean, spacious, and well-equiped. It was handy having two full baths. We especially enjoyed the porch. It was a wonderful spot for our morning coffee and family conversations. From the porch we could see bikers traveling on the bike trail as well as deer, rabbits, and other wildlife. The huge yard was a perfect place for yard games. We were also pleasantly surprised to find a miniature pony and her baby near by. It was very quiet and tranquil.
The cyclin-Inn and small town of Whalen offered something for everyone. The bike trail goes right through town in front of the Aroma Pie Shop, which is a favorite stop for bikers. We sampled quite a few flavors. We also enjoyed biking to the next town for some shopping and sight-seeing. The river was great. Family members went fishing as well canoeing and kayaking. We all enjoyed the horse-drawn wagon ride through the bluffs with Tammy and Duane.
We enjoyed our vacation very much. Tammy and Duane were helpful and pleasant. We all hated to leave and would like to go back for another vacation.
Bluff Country Jeep Tours; Horse drawn Wagon Rides. Located on the Root River Bicycle Trail, offering over 62 miles of paved Cycling, hiking, roller blading and it is also a groomed cross country ski trails.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.