About Charter House


The Difference is Clear.

The Charter House difference is one of utmost quality and distinction. For over three decades, Charter House has been the Midwest’s premier senior living community, attracting active seniors from across the country to the rolling hills and lively downtown district of Rochester, Minnesota. Here, health and happiness go hand in hand. Our focus on our residents’ complete comfort and wellness has earned Charter House a reputation for providing an unparalleled quality of life in a premium setting.
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Neighbors to World-Class Care.

Our location in the heart of downtown Rochester is unmatched in both convenience and culture. Charter House is connected to Mayo Clinic via a climate-controlled skyway and underground walkway. Our proximity to vibrant city dining, entertainment, and world-class care sets Charter House apart from other senior living communities.

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Live Fully.

With a full suite of luxurious amenities and over 300 activities and events offered monthly, your best life is waiting for you at Charter House.

Our diverse amenities include:

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Skyway connection to Mayo Clinic & downtown Rochester

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Wi-Fi, TV cable, and utilities included

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Weekly housekeeping services

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On-site maintenance

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Fitness & Wellness Center

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Spa & Salon

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Two gourmet dining venues

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Two private dining rooms

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Gift shop

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Convenience store

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Greenhouse & patio gardens

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Woodworking shop

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Art gallery

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Expansive library

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Multiple meeting rooms

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Covered parking ramp

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Complimentary bus transportation

Video Showcase

Get A Glimpse of Our Community.

Step inside Charter House without leaving home. Our virtual tour provides a glimpse into life and lodgings at Charter House, including a look at our apartments, dining venues, and more. To experience firsthand the warmth and hospitality of our premium senior living community, request an on-site tour today.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is made up of Mayo Clinic leadership

Tricia G. Lanzel

Director of Strategic Finance and Analytics

Robert J. Pignolo, M.D., Ph.D.

Division Chair of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

Franklin (Kenneth) K. Ackerman

Associate Administrator of Hospital Operations

Brent A. Bauer, M.D.

Consultant, General Internal Medicine

Tamara E. Buechler, M.D., M.H.A.

Consultant, Hospital Internal Medicine

Nathan K. LeBrassseur, Ph.D., M.S.

Consultant, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

John D. Poe


Christopher (Chris) D. Rustad

Secretary/Treasurer Administrator, Charter House

Brandon Verdoorn, M.D.

Charter House Medical Director Consultant, Community and Internal Medicine