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28097 Goodview Drive
Lanesboro, MN 55949

Phone - (507) 467-2437
Fax - (507) 467-3583



How do I get to Eagle Bluff?

From the East:

  • Take State Highway 16 to Lanesboro
  • Go north on Highway 250 (Parkway Ave) for about ½ mile until you are approaching downtown.
  • Turn left on County Road 8 (Between Root River Outfitters and Mrs. B’s Inn) and travel 2 miles.
  • Follow brown directional signs to Eagle Bluff, turn right on County Road 21 (blacktop) and travel 1 ¼ miles.
  • Turn right on Goodview Drive (gravel) and travel 2 ½ miles to the Eagle Bluff Campus

From the North, South, or West:

  • Take Highway 52 to Fountain
  • In Fountain follow brown direction signs to Eagle Bluff, to turn east on County Road 8 and travel 7 miles.
  • Turn left on County Road 21 (blacktop) and travel 1 ¼ miles.
  • Turn right on Goodview Drive (gravel) and travel 2 ½ miles to the Eagle Bluff Campus

WARNING: Internet Mapping Sites and Personal GPS Units will take you on back roads that may be impassable due to weather conditions – PLEASE use the driving directions recommended above.

What are my parking options getting to the event?

Classes take place in one of two areas on campus. Please refer to your confirmation and reminder emails for which lot you should park at. We have an upper main parking lot for those classes taking place at our upper campus and a lower lot at our Schroeder Visitors Building.

Where do I go when I get to Eagle Bluff?

Check in at the building noted in your confirmation and reminder emails. After checking in, staff will direct you to your class. Please plan to arrive at Eagle Bluff 10 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Jennie Dieterman – Skills School Coordinator


Phone: 507-467-2437

Do I have to bring my printed confirmation to the event?

No, you do not need to bring your printed confirmation. Instead you will need the name of the person who made the reservation.

What is the cancellation policy?

Participants who cancel their registration more than 14 days prior to the class start date will receive a full refund. Those who cancel their registration 14 to 8 days prior to the class start date will receive a refund less 50% of the total registration and materials fee, to cover administrative costs. Participants who cancel their registration 7 days or less prior to the class are not eligible for a refund.

What is the Skills School and the concept behind it?

The Eagle Bluff Skills School is adult focused education. The school was created in the spirit of other folk type schools. We are offering classes, demonstrations and ecotours to help people lead a more balanced and sustainable life and to become more knowledgeable. We hope our participants explore the surrounding communities and gain a better understanding of this unique area and in turn develop a stronger sense of place.

When and why did the Skills School begin?

Discussions of a Skills School began in 2010. We were looking to diversify our programming by incorporating more educational opportunities for adult learners. Eagle Bluff is known for being a wonderful learning center for kids, and we wanted to expand that to include adults as well. The first Skills School classes were held in March of 2014.

What does the Skills School focus on?

We currently offer several different length classes ranging from a couple of hours to 2 days. These classes include topics that focus on skills that encourage living well and sustainably. Class topics also include skills that may have been lost through the generations.

Where do you get course ideas and instructors?

We gather ideas for classes from you! We have a contact form on our website where people can select themes of classes they would be interested in attending. We also gather ideas from our class participants in a short after class evaluation.

Our instructors come from a variety of avenues. Some instructors have reached out to us, expressing their interest in teaching a class. Other instructors have been sought out because of a class request and others still have taught classes through a partnership with other organizations.