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Cozy, comfy 1 BR unit in triplex, 4 blocks to Mayo

This is a 1 BR unit that is in the lower level basement of a triplex (564 sq. ft). There are eight steps down to this apartment. It is bright and clean. This triplex is located in the Kutzky park neighborhood, a safe, quiet residential area. Free off street parking is available behind the house. The apartment has a complete kitchen with a stove, a refrigerator, plenty of dishes and pots and pans so you can make your own meals. There has an electric fireplace Wifi and a smart TV.

$45 per night
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*Newly Remodeled* 2BR 5 Minutes from Mayo Clinic

This newly remodeled home is perfect for your overnight or extended stay. With new appliances, full-size washer and dryer, two queen-sized beds, and two-car garage, this Airbnb is your home away from home. This home is located just outside of downtown, but only 2 miles from the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, in a quiet and cozy neighborhood.

$85 per night
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Relaxing, main floor apartment in 4plex, #2.

This is a quiet main floor apartment (491 sq. ft.) in a 4-plex located 1 mile from Mayo. It has a all of the cooking necessities needed to make your own meals. There is a full size bed in the bedroom. This unit is in an older house with radiator heat and a big front porch. The floors are squeaky in a few places. Since it is a 4plex you will hear some sounds from other guests but it is generally quiet. There is parking behind the house and a washer and dryer in the basement available to guests.

$50 per night

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Sun-Lit Private Room near Douglas Trail
$39 per night
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5 Blocks from Mayo, FloorUnit Home Away From Home
$118 per night
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Entire Apartment Next Door to Mayo!
$53 per night
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Private cozy apartment *NEAR MAYO* Remodeled!
$64 per night
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#4 Amazing House Near Mayo/IBM! BEST STAY!
$30 per night
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Soothing space, 5 minute drive to Mayo
$55 per night
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Clear and spacious room
$31 per night
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Upstairs Bedroom 2
$40 per night
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HIGH QUALITY home w/ ADJUSTABLE BED 5min from Mayo
$89 per night
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6 Blocks from St. Marys Hospital #12 :)
$55 per night
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Magical Nest
$55 per night
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quiet, clean room in large home
$39 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.


How do I get around Rochester?

Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) is 80 minutes away, connecting to many major air hubs, or you can fly to Frederick Douglass-Greater Rochester International Airport (RST), just outside of downtown. You’ll find rental cars, taxis, shuttles, and ride-hailing services outside both airports, and buses to downtown at the Rochester airport. The Amtrak station in Winona is located about an hour east of Rochester, and daily bus and shuttle service connects Rochester to the train depot.

Once you’re in Rochester, you’ll be able to get around town on buses, trolleys, and taxis. In the frigid winter months, you can get around the center of town via the convenient skyway and subway system with underground walkways, restaurants, and shops.


When is 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.


What are the 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.