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SUPERHOST
Entire rental unit · 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.
$50 per night
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SUPERHOST
Private room · Rochester
quiet, clean room in large home
I live in a large home on the S.W. side of Rochester, not far from the Historic Center. It's a quiet, private neighborhood, very safe. The homes in the neighborhood sit on 2+ acre lots and are very well maintained.
$42 per night
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SUPERHOST
Entire rental unit · Rochester
Everything you need just minutes from Mayo Clinic
This great space has a private, self-entrance with off-street parking at no cost...a mere 3.2 miles or 10 minute drive to the Mayo Clinic downtown. Located in a quiet neighborhood in northwest Rochester. It boasts easy access to highways, convenience to grocery store, coffee shop, Target, restaurants and the biking/walking trail. Completely furnished with linens, hair-dryer, Netflix and Hulu, Smart TV and Wi-fi....and a Keurig Coffee maker with coffee. It is your home away from home!
$48 per night

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Stay near Rochester's top sights

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Silver Lake Park8 locals recommend
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Mayo Clinic9 locals recommend
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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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Entire rental unit · Rochester
Clean & Stylish Apartment- Minutes from Mayo!!
$59 per night
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SUPERHOST
Entire home · Rochester
*Newly Remodeled* 2BR 5 Minutes from Mayo Clinic
$85 per night
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SUPERHOST
Entire townhouse · Rochester
Modern and fresh space very close to Mayo Clinic
$59 per night
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SUPERHOST
Private room · Rochester
Tim's House (Northwest Rochester)
$36 per night
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SUPERHOST
Entire rental unit · Rochester
Private cozy apartment *NEAR MAYO* Remodeled!
$67 per night
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SUPERHOST
Private room · Rochester
Be our guest in our cozy home.
$40 per night
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SUPERHOST
Private room · Rochester
Private room close to Mayo Clinic
$30 per night
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SUPERHOST
Private room · Rochester
Comfy, clean, quiet place 1.3 mile to Mayo Clinic
$40 per night
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Private room · Rochester
Clear and spacious room
$31 per night
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SUPERHOST
Entire home · Rochester
The Little House
$69 per night
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Private room · Rochester
Sun-Lit Private Room near Douglas Trail
$33 per night
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Entire home · Rochester
5 blocks from Mayo, Adorable Upper Unit
$65 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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