Meet the Innkeepers
Mark and Elaine Edwards


Innkeepers, Mark and Elaine Edwards along with Miles, their three-year-old Goldendoodle, are experiencing the adventure of their lives with their recent move to Lanesboro and the opportunity to welcome you into their home.

Purchasing the Habberstad House and operating a bed and breakfast is a dream come true for them, after being public servants throughout their working careers.

Mark served as a State of Iowa conservation officer, enforcing laws regulating hunting, fishing, and boating for 30 years. Elaine worked at both Iowa State and Kansas State universities as an extension communicator, providing research-based information to help people improve their lives, businesses and communities. They are the parents of three sons and a daughter-in-law who all live in Iowa and will be frequent visitors to the Habberstad House.

Both Mark and Elaine are active in the communities where they reside. Both are members of Lions Club and have been active in their church. In his spare time, Mark enjoys genealogy research, gardening and loves to make homemade sausages. Elaine enjoys baking, reading, and quilting. Miles provides lots of companionship and loves people.