About Us

Life has a way of creating opportunities for people who are open.

During the Summer of 2021, newly retired couple James and Jo Ellen Hamann were not ready to slow down. When the opportunity to take the helm of the beautiful Anna V's Bed and Breakfast presented itself, they accepted the offer with the typical modest enthusiasm inherent in all good Minnesotans.

JoEllen (Joie) is the Star Baker. With her attention to detail and experience on the front lines of other successful B&Bs, she is the eye that makes things tick at 507 Fillmore Avenue.

James (Jim, Jimmy) is the man with a plan. He takes seemingly ordinary landscapes and makes them extraordinary. James is a people person. Always quick with a joke or a timely observation, he is our man on the ground in Lanesboro. If there is a band at Sylvan Park or a new beer on tap at the High Court Pub, James will know about it first. All you have to do is ask!

We can't wait to meet you!