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Irish Ridge Farm B & E (that's bed and eggs)

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Last updated: 11/10/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/10/2016

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years and older...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Additional vanity and shower in adjoining laundry room...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 6 miles from Mayo Clinic

Entertainment

  • Foosball
  • Games:

    Foosball table and basketball hoop in barn...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural

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

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Baby grand piano ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen: fridge, stove, microwave, coffee maker, Keurig, toaster, hand mixer, crock pot....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Oven...moreless

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Pick your own vegetables in large garden. Chair swing. ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Jan 1 - Mar 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$135
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7.125%

Notes:

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


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 11/10/2016
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Location

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

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

About the owner: 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/10/2016

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Photos

  • Irish Ridge Farm B & E
(that's bed and eggs)

    Irish Ridge Farm B & E (that's bed and eggs)

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Bedroom 1 - Queen

    Bedroom 1 - Queen

  • Bedroom 2 - Double

    Bedroom 2 - Double

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Laundry room and shower

    Laundry room and shower

  • Driveway entrance

    Driveway entrance

  • Some of our animals in the pasture

    Some of our animals in the pasture

  • Autumn view from the garden

    Autumn view from the garden

  • View from the walking path

    View from the walking path

  • Margaret and Martha Bowman

    Margaret and Martha Bowman

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Bedroom 1 -  Queen

    Bedroom 1 - Queen

  • Bedroom 3 - Double

    Bedroom 3 - Double

  • Den and laundry room

    Den and laundry room

  • Front porch

    Front porch

  • Garden and barn

    Garden and barn

  • Summer view from the garden

    Summer view from the garden

  • View from Irish Ridge Farm

    View from Irish Ridge Farm

  • Autumn sunset

    Autumn sunset

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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