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Magical Nest

A one room studio apartment located in a very nice, quiet neighborhood. We are located just a mile from the Mayo Clinic. Most restaurants and places you'd like to visit are within 10-12 minutes drive away.

$55 per night
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Upstairs Bedroom 2

This is a split level home with 3 bedrooms upstairs and one very large bedroom on the lower level. The upstairs bedrooms share a bathroom the downstairs bathroom is private -but, if someone is using the family room or laundry room downstairs they would also be able to use the bathroom downstairs. There is a nice sunroom upstairs that walks out to a deck and back yard. We are two blocks from a bus stop, walking distance to Wal Mart, Target, and the Douglas hiking and biking trail.

$40 per night
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Private cozy apartment *NEAR MAYO* Remodeled!

Your home away from home! Our cozy private 1 bedroom/ 1 bath apt is located in the heart of Rochester. Only two blocks to the bus line, and blocks from downtown and mayo. This apt features wifi/roku/netflix/hulu, a full kitchen, bath, private entrance, private deck with a perfect view of downtown.

$67 per night

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Stay near Rochester's top sights

Photo of Silver Lake Park
Silver Lake Park8 locals recommend
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Mayo Clinic9 locals recommend
Photo of Apache Mall
Apache Mall6 locals recommend
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Plummer House13 locals recommend
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Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial8 locals recommend
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Canadian Honker Restaurant13 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Rochester

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Cozy, comfy 1 BR unit in triplex, 4 blocks to Mayo
$45 per night
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SALE: Remodeled retreat near Mayo Clinic
$51 per night
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Everything you need just minutes from Mayo Clinic
$48 per night
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Clean & Stylish Apartment- Minutes from Mayo!!
$59 per night
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❥ MAYO in 2 City Blocks! ❥ WALK ❥Parking/Laundry❥
$63 per night
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Cascade Creek Guest House
$69 per night
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*Newly Remodeled* 2BR 5 Minutes from Mayo Clinic
$85 per night
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5 Blocks from Mayo, FloorUnit Home Away From Home
$73 per night
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Studio with full kitchen; walk to Mayo!
$68 per night
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Cozy home next to Mayo Clinic & historic parks!
$91 per night
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Relaxing, main floor apartment in 4plex, #2.
$50 per night
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#Walk To Downtown #Near MAYO &CivicCenter*PARKING*
$69 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.


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.

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