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Rental unit in Rochester
Large 1 BR in 4plex, 1 mile from Mayo.
Spacious, quiet 1 BR unit (583 sq. ft.)with all of the essentials and room to relax. The apartment has a living room with a smart TV, kitchen with a dining area, bedroom with a full size bed, office/den area, bathroom with a tub and shower with a dressing area. The kitchen has all of the necessities to make your own meals and there are plenty of extra linens for guests. This is an older home so the hardwood floors creak a little and it has hot water heat. There is free parking behind the house.
$51 per night
Rental unit in Rochester
Kaleidoscope Flat 1 bd 1 mi to Mayo, Free Parking
Kaleidoscope Flat: This unique one bedroom has a style all its own! Enjoy beautiful wood floors, modern kitchen and bath with walk-in shower. Private entrance to a newly renovated second floor unit. The king bed has a memory foam mattress with adjustable bed frame for enhanced comfort and healing. Couch with pull-out full-size mattress. Child's pack and play available upon request. Private laundry in unit. Street parking in front. Free pass for Mayo clinic parking ramps. This saves $6 daily! 🙂
$85 per night
Rental unit in Rochester
NEW: Heart of downtown, free parking, walk to Mayo
• Enhanced cleaning protocols • Fully renovated apt in downtown triplex (Dec '20) • 2nd level apt with 800 SF • Blocks to Mayo/Gonda/St Marys, 1 block to Mayo's subway entrance • Free off-street parking • Queen bed with 55" smart TV in bedroom • Granite countertops with slow close cabinets • Walk-in shower • 43" smart TV w Roku and Netflix • High-speed wifi — 200 MBPS • Leather couch, desk and reading nook in living room • Window AC unit, boiler heat with individual controls on registers
$65 per night

Stay near Rochester's top sights

Apache Mall62 locals recommend
Canadian Honker Restaurant30 locals recommend
Mayo Clinic36 locals recommend
Costco Wholesale15 locals recommend
Walmart Supercenter29 locals recommend
Texas Roadhouse6 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Rochester

Home in Rochester
Cozy home next to Mayo Clinic & historic parks!
$83 per night
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Cozy, comfy 1 BR unit in triplex, 4 blocks to Mayo
$48 per night
Home in Rochester
5 Blocks from Mayo, FloorUnit Home Away From Home
$77 per night
Home in Rochester
Charming 1 Bedroom House - Close to Mayo Clinic
$89 per night

Your guide to Rochester

All About Rochester

Located amid tree-topped bluffs in southeastern Minnesota, the city of Rochester lies in the valley of the Zumbro River. The river, which winds its way downtown, provides opportunities for kayakers and tubers to float down the waterway. Rochester is Minnesota’s third-largest city and home to one of the country’s best-known medical facilities, which has fed the city’s growth, but it manages to keep a small-town vibe with a walkable downtown.

During the warmer months, musical concerts and other artistic performances take place by the riverside, and you can hop on one of the city trolleys to check out a wine trail, a local brewery, or the farmers’ market. The Twin Cities are a little over an hour north, while the Mississippi River’s Bluff and Amish Country are within an hour’s reach.

A well-developed park system around the city offers more than 85 miles of multi-use trails to explore. Near the heart of downtown, the Quarry Hill Nature Center features trails and paved pathways for hikers and bikers. The area was underwater during prehistoric times, and you may find fossils and other remnants if you keep your eyes out for them. During the wintertime, you can rent snowshoes and cross-country skis at the quarry.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Rochester

The best time to stay in one of Rochester’s vacation rentals is during early summer, when temperatures are typically pleasant. July and August are warm to hot and more humid, but you can cool off by paddling on one of the nearby lakes and rivers. In September and October, temperatures cool down, and the nights grow chilly. Apple orchards and changing fall foliage are main attractions, as are the pumpkin patches and bonfires.

Snowfall often begins in October and lasts through April, and Minnesota winters are snowy, icy, and cold. The Christmas holiday season kicks off in November with the Festival of Trees, and skating rinks like the outdoor skating rink at Soldiers Field are a popular place to be — next to a fireplace is nice, too. January and February temperatures stay below freezing, and the wind chill factor can keep temperatures at zero degrees Fahrenheit. But there’s little chance of cabin fever with themed ice bars, ice sculptors, DJs, and bright lights of the SocialICE festival. March weather can still have freezing temperatures, but the winter thaw usually begins by April.

Top things to do in Rochester

Lanesboro and Amish Country

A 60-minute drive southeast of Rochester lands you in Lanesboro, an artistic community home to theater troupes, musicians, and visual artists. You’ll also find several antique shops and independent boutiques. Nearby Harmony is home to a thriving Amish community, and local stores sell Amish handcrafted furniture, baskets, quilts, and leather goods.

Root River and Root River Trail

Within an hour east of Rochester is the Mississippi River’s Bluff Country. You can glide in a canoe down the 80-mile Root River or bike the Root River Trail, whose path runs for 42 miles along a disused railway line. There are 30 miles of blacktop for biking in the warmer months and for cross-country skiing in winter.

Silver Lake Park

Just 10 minutes from the center of Rochester, you can fish, rent a paddleboat, or cruise with a friend on a tandem bike around Silver Lake. Rental bikes and strollers are available. Around the 1.8-mile loop are picnic areas, an outdoor pool, and a skate park.

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