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Peaceful Solar-Powered Country Home 6 miles from Mayo Clinic

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
farmhouse
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Rochester - Irish Ridge Farm

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
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Martha and Margaret Bowman
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
4 December, 2016
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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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

Peaceful Solar-Powered Country Home 6 miles from Mayo Clinic
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
5

Great setting in the country but minutes from downtown Rochester

  • 5 of 5

This stay was an annual get together of girlfriends. First of all, the owners live at the farm. They never came over, other than to greet us and say goodbye. They assured us that if we needed anything to please give them a call. This quaint little home has everything one would need. Comfort of home. The beds were great. We were greeted in the house with fresh soda bread and homemade organic jelly and fresh eggs were in the fridge. The kitchen had all the gadgets one would want. There is path that you can go for a nice hike. They have a barn that has been redone, please check that out. Whether in Rochester for Mayo Clinic or needed a family place to stay or a friends get away, this is a great gem.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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5

A country escape close to a Rochester

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. Our little boys loved having all the space to run, the barn to play in and the animals to visit. The old country house was comfortable and had plenty of space and character. We hope to stay here again on our next visit to Minnesota.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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5

Wonderful family time at the farm

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our daughter's family enjoyed Irish Ridge farm very much. Martha and Mark were wonderful hosts. Our three granddaughters had so much fun and were encouraged to roam the farm and enjoy the animals. They fell in love with the kittens. The house is warm and cozy with a large kitchen table to gather to eat a country breakfast with eggs and sofa bread provided by our hosts and to play games around. A lot of hiking and exploring close by in Elba and Whitewater State Park. Kerry

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful memories on the farm for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

Words can't express how wonderful of an experience we had at the farmhouse. We stayed 3 nights over last weekend with our 2 kids (ages 4 & 7). We had our extended family drop by on Sunday for a reunion lunch, so my nieces and nephews got a glimpse of farm life as well. The rec room in the barn was fun for the kids, it has a foosball table, basketball net, stage with electric piano, skateboards, etc. They also have a tree house with swing and lots of area to run around and play. Our favorite thing about the farm was the fresh batch of kittens! My kids couldn't leave the kittens alone, they had hours and hours of fun playing with those adorable little furballs. The house was a cute little farmhouse that reminded me so much of my grandparent's growing up. The house had all the amenities we needed and Martha and Mark were such lovely hosts. We had the time of our lives. We'll be back next summer for another family gathering for sure!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at the farm! My seven year old daughter was undergoing treatment at Mayo, and the farm was the perfect escape! She truly had the time of her life. She loved playing with the kittens, feeding the animals, climbing trees, gathering eggs, and just running around the farm. I also enjoyed it immensely, I miss being there! It was very relaxing, and Martha and Mark really helped make our visit extra special! We can't wait to return to the farm!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Filled our hearts with happiness!

  • 5 of 5

We visited Irish Ridge B&E for a last-minute summer trip to Rochester, and we had no idea what a beautiful, special place this farm would be! Our children (11, 9, and 6) were absolutely crazy about the farm, its' many animals, and the outdoor adventures to be had, while my husband and I fell in love with the peaceful setting and the warm welcome we received from Mark and Martha. We had initially planned to make several short day trips while visiting MN, but once we arrived at the farm, our kids wanted to just stay put and enjoy the beautiful grounds, and spend time with the animals! Our trip turned out to be so much more interesting, fun, and relaxing than we could have ever imagined! Fresh eggs, soda bread and jelly were waiting for us upon arrival, the house itself is immaculate and has everything you could need. There is space to read, walk, and just enjoy fresh air and quiet. We were invited to pick any vegetables from their garden that we wanted, as well as walk the paths that surround the farm property, and we took full advantage of both. On top of all that, one of the cats at the farm had kittens the night we arrived, and our kids were in LOVE! It was so exciting to spend time on the farm and enjoy a lifestyle that's so different from our daily lives in Chicago. We've promised the kids we will return next summer, as they've been talking about the farm since we left. Thanks, Mark and Martha, your warm hospitality made this trip the highlight of our summer. See you next year!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Rochester, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
1 Jan 2017 - 21 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£270
for 2 nights
From
£114
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£295
for 2 nights
From
£126
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £236
Cleaning fee £39 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.12%

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Rochester, USA

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
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:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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