The verdict is in, confirming that there is a very unique Airbnb in downtown Lanesboro, Minn., that will appeal to your sense of adventure. You may even petition your friends and family to stay longer, without judgment, and with no objections.
When Paul and Louanne Hamann purchased and remodeled the building in downtown Lanesboro they had immediate plans for the main floor and second floor, but needed to make a decision on what to do with the large space on the third floor.
Having the only third floor in town, the building was known as “High Court” back in the late 1800s when Judge J.G. French presided over court cases on the third floor, and where the Judge’s Chamber was also located.
The Hamanns wanted to create the feel of an Irish pub, so the name High Court Pub was chosen for the first and second floor which is used as the bar area.
After deciding to create lodging space on the third floor, it seemed fitting to name the loft after the judge, and so, the High Court Loft – the Judge’s Chamber was the name that they chose.
After restoration of the loft in 2016, the space is quite impressive with high ceilings and the tall original front windows that look down onto Lanesboro’s picturesque Main Street from the spacious main room.
Entering the loft, guests first walk into the entryway and kitchen area which is a convenient place to set your belongings and supplies.
The loft is a completely modern space, but pays homage to the building’s history as original doors and windows add to the charm. The loft has been described by many guests as “sparkling clean,” as every detail is attended to.
Guests will have the loft to themselves, which includes the main living area, kitchen area and bathroom. A very comfortable Murphy bed is located in the main living area, as well as a seven-foot couch and a queen deluxe airbed which can be used as sleeping space if needed.
Conveniences in the kitchen area are a one pot induction stovetop, convection toaster oven, coffeemaker, fridge, dishwasher and microwave. Other amenities include Wi-Fi and cable TV.
Bicycle storage is available if needed as well.
For those who travel with their furry friends, pets are allowed at the High Court Loft, which makes any trip more enjoyable for those who would otherwise be missing their pet back home.
Your stay at the loft is sure to be very comfortable and laid back as the Hamanns are very easy-going and friendly. Guests check themselves in using a keypad and have complete privacy in the loft.
The live music on weekends or other activities below in the High Court Pub may just draw you downstairs, as well as the tasty food they serve, and you may have an inclination to spend some time on either of two decks that the pub offers, one of which overlooks the Root River.
There is no better way to enjoy Lanesboro and everything the town has to offer than to park your car and spend your time sightseeing, visiting downtown shops, restaurants, attending a theatrical performance, walking or bicycling on the Root River bike trail, canoeing, or a host of other ways to get away from the hustle and bustle.
When you return from a day of fun and relaxation there will be a large and comfortable spot waiting for you in the loft. The space works very well as a place for a small gathering of friends and family or as a central location when many family members are in town for events, due to its convenient location.
High Court Loft – the Judge’s Chamber is listed on Airbnb at airbnb.com. For further information call the High Court Pub at (507) 467-2782.