Old Barn Resort
24461 Heron Rd
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 170+
Tents Allowed: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Voted Bluff Country’s Best Campground six years running, we have over 170 uniquely tiered sites, offering relaxing, scenic views close to many onsite activities and nearby local recreation in a practically mosquito-free setting!
Some say there's nothing better than sitting by a campfire talking to friends or being lulled to sleep by whippoorwills, crickets, frogs and coyotes. The Old Barn Resort has earned a reputation since 1990 for being a great place to camp and experience nature with family and friends. Whether you just want to relax in a lawn chair sipping your favorite refreshing beverage or enjoy some active recreation, The Old Barn has a LOT to offer— in a practically mosquito-free environment! You won't believe us until you experience it for yourself, but go ahead and bring your bug spray...you'll have plenty left to take back home with you when you go camping somewhere else! That is, if you ever want to go camping anywhere else again!
30 or 50 Amp electrical service
Restaurant and Bar
Indoor heated Swimming Pool
Game Room with Pool Table and Dart Machine
From the North - Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota:
US Highway 52 South, through Rochester to Fountain (30 miles south of Rochester). Turn left on County Road 8, four miles (toward Lanesboro). Turn right on County Road 17 (look for blue shoulder sign 'The Old Barn Resort'), two miles down into our valley. At the bottom of big hill, just before curve, turn left on Heron Road by a hobby farm (look for another blue shoulder sign), we are 3/4 of a mile down road on the left.
From the South - Decorah Iowa:
US Highway 52 North to Preston Minnesota. In Preston, turn right just before the BP station onto St. Paul Street. (This is County Road 17.) Travel about 2 miles turn right on Heron Road by a curve at a hobby farm (look for blue shoulder sign 'The Old Barn Resort'). We will be found 3/4 of a mile on the left.
From the East - LaCrosse Wisconsin:
Cross the Mississippi River on either I-90 or highway 14/61 at LaCrescent. In LaCrescent, go South on State Highway 16 to Hokah. In Hokah turn right just after the Kwik Trip station to stay on highway 16. You'll be going West. Stay on 16 to Lanesboro. In Lanesboro, turn right onto Parkway, Lanesboro's main street (this turn is before the BP gas station on 16). Turn left onto County Road 8 and travel 3-4 miles up the big hill and west out of Lanesboro. Turn left onto County Road 17 (look for blue shoulder sign 'The Old Barn Resort') and travel 2 miles down into our valley. At the bottom of the big hill, just before curve, turn left onto Heron Road by hobby farm (look for another blue shoulder sign). We are 3/4 of a mile down this road on the left.
From the West - Albert Lea, MN Junction of I-90/I-35:
I-90 East to State Highway 16 East at Dexter. Pass through Grand Meadow and Spring Valley. About 15 miles past Spring Valley, you’ll come to a T just North of Preston. This is US Highway 52. Turn right (south) and go into Preston. In Preston, turn left just after the BP station onto St. Paul Street. This is County Road 17. Travel about 2 miles and turn right on Heron Road by a curve at a hobby farm (look for blue shoulder sign 'The Old Barn Resort'). We will be found 3/4 of a mile on the left.
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