Peaceful Solar-Powered Country Home 6 Miles from Mayo Clinic
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Farmhouse
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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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Member since: 2014
- 1250 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 6 miles from Mayo Clinic
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Dining Room
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 1 - Mar 21, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Cleaning fee $50 + tax
- Tax Rate 7.125%
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled 14 days in advance.
Owner's cancellation policy:
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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.
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Links to more information:
Irish Ridge Farm B & E (that's bed and eggs)
Bedroom 1 - Queen
Bedroom 2 - Double
Laundry room and shower
Some of our animals in the pasture
Autumn view from the garden
View from the walking path
Margaret and Martha Bowman
Bedroom 1 - Queen
Bedroom 3 - Double
Den and laundry room
Garden and barn
Summer view from the garden
View from Irish Ridge Farm
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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