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Highlights Rochester (MN)

  • Historical sites
  • City parks
  • Winter ice tradition
  • Mayo Clinic attractions

Best Vacation Rentals in Rochester (MN)

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Rochester (mn), Olmsted County
Vacation Rental • 1195 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(3 reviews)
Convenient location easily walkable to Mayo and St. Mary's. Beautiful Two bedroom one bath - main level of a Duplex, three blocks from Mayo.Excellent home-away-from-home for visiting medical students, and patients and their families. Cheaper than a hotel.Fully furnished with a pillow top king bed and two twin beds, a desk, leather recliner sofa, solid wood dining table for six, and big screen TV with HD cable in living room. Kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans, and dishes. Bedding and Linen also supplied. Washer and Dryer free of charge. What's great about our house:- Reverse Osmosis f...
from $103 / night
Rochester (mn), Olmsted County
Vacation Rental • 4 Guests • 2 Bedrooms
(70 reviews)
Nice home away from home. Main level apartment all hardwood floors. Fast Wifi, smart tv, washer/dryer, and garage parking included!!! 2 bedrooms 1 bath. Kitchen stocked with the supplies to cook a nice meal. Large basement that could sleep additional beds available upon request. Nice quiet neighborhood convenient to the Mayo, downtown, the mall, grocery stores. I am available to help with any questions you may have during your stay!Light cleaning service provided for stays greater than 10 days (upon request)*** We provide soap, dish soap, toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, etc t...
from $91 / night
Rochester (mn), Olmsted County
Vacation Rental • 1496 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(9 reviews)
Very well appointed classic home located within walking distance to the Mayo Clinic and St. Mary's hospital. The home is very nicely furnished and has amazing natural light with a southern exposure. Hardwood floors throughout, two main floor bedrooms with queen beds and newly renovated main floor bathroom with walk-in shower.The kitchen is fully stocked with pots and pans, spices, baking sheets, coffee maker, tupperware, and more! The home comes furnished with towels, linens, organic cotton sheets and comfortable new beds. There is a full-size washer and dryer located in the basement. Conve...
from $106 / night

Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Rochester (MN)

$91for 22 Apr - 29 Apr
$208 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability Rochester (MN)

36%for 22 Apr - 29 Apr
47% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Rochester

A charming Minnesota destination

If this Minnesota destination isn’t already on your radar, it needs to be! The southern Minnesota city is known for being home to Mayo Clinic, as well as countless parks, historical sites, museums, restaurants and more. Whether you are traveling as a couple, or with family and friends, there is plenty to see and do around this charming city in the Midwest.

Finding your perfect Rochester vacation rental

Make your stay extra memorable by finding a vacation rental perfectly suited to your travel needs. Rochester is home to a variety of vacation rentals available in a wide range of sizes, styles, locations, and features. There are large vacation rental options for big groups and families, with plenty of bedrooms to sleep everyone. Smaller rentals are available for couples. Stay near the downtown area, or close to one of the city’s many parks! With so many options available, you’re bound to find the rental you’re looking for.

Holidays in Rochester

The area and getting around


If you’ll be flying to Rochester, there are two nearby airports. Rochester International Airport is located 10 miles south of the city center. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is 80 miles north of Rochester. Traveling by train is also an option, as there is an Amtrak station that goes to Minneapolis, and you can take a one one-hour shuttle into Rochester from there. Rental car companies are available throughout the city and at both airports.

A walkable, bike-friendly city

It’s not entirely necessary to have a car during your time in Rochester. The city is filled with walking and biking trails, and the downtown area can be explored on foot. Depending on where you’ll stay throughout the city, Uber and Lyft are also good options for getting from place to place, and taxi services are available 24 hours a day.

Travelers and activities

Rochester for history buffs

The city is home to several renowned historical landmarks. Be sure to visit the impressive 15-story Plummer Building, built in the 1920s. It was used for medical research and as a library when it first opened. Assisi Heights, built in the 1950s, is another site worth visiting for its rich history and impressive architectural structure. You can also do a tour of the Plummer House, which was constructed in the early 1900s by Dr. Henry Plummer. The beautiful family mansion features 49 rooms, 10 bathrooms, 9 bedrooms, and 5 fireplaces.

Rochester for couples

Spend the day with your significant other at one of the best nature parks in the city, Quarry Hill Nature Center. The grassy, green grounds feature several walking areas, a butterfly garden, wildlife, and historical information plaques. For an upscale Italian date night dinner, head to Terza. It’s one of the top-rated restaurants in Rochester with stunning rooftop views, creative cuisine, and hand-crafted cocktails.

Rochester is consistently ranked as one of the best small cities to live in the USA!

Top 5 travel tips in Rochester

1. Stroll through Oxbow Park & Zollman Zoo

This family-friendly park boasts several leafy walking trails, fresh air, and a zoo with 30 native species of animals. The zoo specifically houses animals who have injuries and wouldn’t survive alone in the wild. Here you can see wolves, bald eagles, bobcats, coyotes, river otters, bison, and cougar.

2. In the summer, visit Chester Woods Park

This lovely park is home to a wide variety of hiking paths, spectacular nature views, a lake, and wildlife. You can swim, walk, hike, grill, camp, fish, and kayak in the lake. It’s a great park to soak up some quality time in nature during the summer months with the whole family.

3. In the winter, visit Rochester’s Ice tradition

If you find yourself in Rochester during the winter months, you won’t want to miss out on Social Ice in downtown Rochester. The entire downtown is transformed into an icy wonderland. This regularly held winter festival features an ice bar with signature drinks, ice sculptures, nightly entertainment and more.

4. Head to Rochester’s best coffee shop

If you love your morning cup of joe, head over to Fiddlehead. The trendy coffee shop is aesthetically designed with a wall of plants, vintage-style decor, cozy seating areas, and a great beverage menu.

5. Tour Mayowood Mansion

You can tour the spectacularly preserved historical home of the Mayo-Clinic founders. Throughout the tour, you’ll learn about the rich history of the place, as well as about the lifestyle of the people who lived there.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Rochester (MN)

On average, how much do vacation rentals in Rochester cost?

Rochester is one of the cheapest cities in the USA. For a vacation rental here, you can expect to pay around $247 per night.

When are vacation rentals cheaper in Rochester?

Those who want to be budget-friendly should visit Rochester in January, February, or March, which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of $186, $189, and $214 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

When are vacation rentals more expensive in Rochester?

At the time of booking a vacation rental in Rochester, the highest prices can usually be seen in the month of October (with an average of $335 per night), followed by November ($319), and then December ($291).

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Rochester?

It is recommended that you book your stay with plenty of time when visiting Rochester, as only 24% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.

Which months offer the highest availability?

The months when it's easiest to find available accommodation in Rochester are December (the average amount of properties that are available reached 45% of the total last year), October (42%), and September (38%).

How many rentals are there in Rochester?

We have collected the offers from 2 different partners in Rochester, so we can provide you with around 210 properties. You're going to have a hard time deciding which one to go with!

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