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Peaceful Solar-Powered Country Home 6 miles from Mayo Clinic

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Quaint 3 bedroom farm house on 160 acres

Irish Ridge Farm is a B&E (that’s Bed and Eggs!). Our farm house is located five miles east of Rochester, MN making it a convenient, homey spot for any Rochester visitors, especially Mayo patients, who will find a relaxing and rejuvenating environment. We are quiet and rural, yet 10 minutes from downtown Rochester with all the city amenities. Our home, now electric solar-powered, is cozy but not fancy and we hope you’ll find it imbued with a warm energy that comes from all of the happy memories that our family made over the last 60+ years.

We have three bedrooms (one queen and two doubles) that comfortably sleep six people. The kitchen is stocked with cookware, dinnerware, silverware, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, and dishwasher. You can also have a cook-out with the outdoor gas grill. In season, we stock the fridge with a carton (or two) of fresh eggs from our happy, free-run chickens. As with many houses of its era, there is a single modest bathroom, with an extra shower and vanity in the adjoining laundry room. A shed protects your car from those frosty Minnesota winter mornings. Irish Ridge Farm provides central A/C, WiFi, flat screen TV with cable, free laundry, games, and books to peruse. A new addition to the home is a baby grand piano; you can create beautiful music whether you are a accomplished pianist or just like to tinker.

Children are welcome. Kids find it great fun to explore 160 acres of meadows, trails, and woods as well as the red barn that has hosted many barn dances over the years.

We have chickens, geese, sheep, a couple of barn cats and two friendly Labs. Favorite farm activities include walking mowed trails, hiking to the woods or up the country road to a small lake. Cranes, eagles, hawks, swans and pelicans are commonly spotted. Bird watchers will be delighted. Some outdoor activities in the area include biking, hiking, swimming, canoeing, fishing and x-country skiing. Rochester has a Saturday Farmers Market, many cultural activities, and plenty of great restaurants.

Irish Ridge Farm presents a myriad of opportunities to relax. Each season has its own character: from spring-time morel-hunting to summer-time gardening and watching the glow of the fireflies; from savoring the fall colors to star gazing and snow shoeing in the crisp winter air.

Our ancestors, Irish immigrants, settled the area in 1858. In 1949 our parents bought the farm where they lived and raised a family for over sixty years. Martha moved back to the farm 20 years ago and she and her husband are raising their children in the house across the driveway. Margie lives in Madison, WI with her family and returns often to spend time on the farm. Guests from around the world have found that the Bowman family on Irish Ridge welcomed them with open arms. We want to continue the tradition by hosting you and your family at Irish Ridge Farm. There are no strangers here, only friends we haven’t met.

We invite you to visit our Facebook page for the latest news: https://www.facebook.com/irishridgefarm

More Details

Owner
Martha and Margaret Bowman
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 November, 2017

About Martha and Margaret Bowman

Our ancestors, Irish immigrants, settled the area in 1858. In 1949 our parents bought the farm where they lived and raised a family for over sixty years. Martha moved back to the farm 20 years ago and she and her husband are raising their children in the house across the driveway. Margie lives in Madison, WI with her family and returns often to spend time on the farm.

Location

Nearest Airport
15.4 Miles
Rochester International Airport
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Winona Minnesota
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
County Road 9
Car: necessary

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Rochester in Olmsted County

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Additional vanity and shower in adjoining laundry room
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
6 miles from Mayo Clinic

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews
Duluth, MN
5

What a sweet place!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in beautiful setting with great hospitality! What more could you want? Oh yes, beautiful animals, garden, eggs, skies. Did I mention what a sweet place this is? Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderfully, peaceful and relaxing home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Although this is an old farm house, the owners' description is spot on. We truly enjoyed our stay and will always look to book this home away from home for our future trips to Rochester. The owners are some of the friendliest folks around and seem to genuinely appreciate your patronage and treat you as honored guests, not as a pay check. The home is comfortable and cozy with all the amenities you would expect in such a place. The bathroom is a bit tight, but the overall comfort of the home far outweighs any small inconveniences.

We truly enjoyed our three days and nights. We grilled steaks and burgers and gladly gave our leftovers to Ruby and Loca, the owners' dogs. We also harvested and ate fresh potatoes and veggies from the garden, as well as fresh eggs from their chickens. It almost seemed like we were at our own farm in Texas. Thank you for the hospitality. We look forward to seeing y'all next time.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet, peaceful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Irish Ridge Farm was a delightful experience. Martha and her husband were very welcoming and friendly. The grounds were beautiful and the house had everything we needed. If you are looking for a place to relax and refresh yourself, this is the place.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exactly what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

What a special place! We are from the twin cities and needed a little escape to relax and show the kids what country life is like.

Irish Ridge Farm is quiet and peaceful. The house has everything you could possibly need. The grounds are filled with vegetables, animals, and beauty. The kids had an absolute blast just running around exploring and playing in the barn.

Martha and Mark are warm and welcoming. We had complete privacy but always felt like they were right there if we needed them.

We can't wait to go back! 4 days was not enough.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely beautiful and bursting with country charm!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at the farmhouse for five nights while visiting Rochester for a trip to the Mayo Clinic. Our group included my husband, two teenage kids and my mother. We were welcomed on arrival by Martha and Mark who are both very warm and friendly. They encouraged us to feel at home and we quickly did. Martha showed us around the farmhouse and had delicious apple muffins and organic apple jelly waiting for us on the table! The farm has a long and interesting history which is shared in a book for guests. The furnishings, appliances and amenities are all first rate and very thoughtfully chosen to make the stay convent, fun, and enjoyable. We rested, relaxed, healed and had fun. We would definitely recommend the farmhouse to anyone of any age and would stay again on any future visits to Rochester.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place for family - close to Mayo Clinic

  • 5 of 5

My family thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful farm setting between appointments at the Mayo Clinic. While rural, the farm is close enough to the conveniences of Rochester to enjoy the best of both worlds. The owners are very nice and considerate people whom we enjoyed visiting with.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Rochester, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£282
for 2 nights
From
£121
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £225.3
Cleaning fee £37.55 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.12%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled 14 days in advance.

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