Our Amenities

More to see. More to do.

A Lifestyle Worth Exploring.

Stay engaged in your favorite leisure activities or discover new passions at Charter House. Our robust amenities and activity offerings provide every opportunity to stay active and fulfilled. From our acclaimed art gallery to our woodworking shop, there is never a dull moment at Charter House.
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Amenities at a Glance

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Skyway Connection

Charter House is connected to Rochester’s climate-controlled skyway and underground walkway, ensuring our residents can travel safely and comfortably to Mayo Clinic and throughout the city any time of the year.

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Fitness & Wellness Center

With an impressive array of versatile equipment and more than 20 fitness classes offered each week, our Fitness & Wellness Center is at the forefront of our approach to holistic health for active seniors.

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Spa & Salon

Relax and de-stress during a deep-tissue massage or experiment with a new style at our chic spa and salon, offering top-quality hair, nail, and massage services.

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Gourmet Dining Venues

With our on-site sumptuous dining venues, you’re only a moment away from culinary delights. From fine dining to healthy grab-and-go eats, there’s always something new and delicious to try on our innovative, seasonal menus.

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Private Dining

Charter House’s two private dining venues provide an atmospheric and dedicated space ideal for intimate meals, catered affairs, and celebrations of all kinds.

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Offering casual dining in a comfortable setting, our café is a lively neighborhood gathering place featuring a daily menu of made-to-order specialties, a daily salad bar, lunch buffets, paninis, pizza, soups, sandwiches, barbecue, and hot coffee.

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Gift Shop & Convenience Store

Our gift shop and convenience store is stocked with all the essentials and little luxuries you may need, including fresh groceries, household goods, flowers, gifts, gourmet foods, artwork, and daily newspapers.

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Enjoy worship services and connect with your faith community at our Chapel, which employs a full-time chaplain.

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Greenhouse & Gardens

Stroll among the flowers or get your hands dirty tending to our greenhouse and gardens. Our two garden patios are lovely venues for planting your favorite fruits, vegetables and flowers.

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Game & Recreation Room

Socialize with your neighbors, listen to jukebox tunes and enjoy our variety of games and activities, including two pool tables, a dart board, ping pong and poker.

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Woodworking Shop

Build a birdhouse, stain a bookshelf, or create a family heirloom that will be passed down for generations to come. Our Woodworking shop is equipped with all the tools, materials, and protective gear you need to continue a lifelong vocation or indulge in a new pastime.

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Art Gallery

Our Parkside Gallery features work from local artists on a rotating basis. As a community partner, Charter House understands that creativity sparks innovation and wellness. Attend our gallery-opening events to enjoy live music, refreshments, and a gallery talk by the featured artists.

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Our expansive library boasts over 4,000 volumes on its shelves. Check out the latest from your favorite author, discover a new genre, or use the library as a quiet venue for a resident book club, religious text study group, or other meetings.

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Meeting Rooms

Multiple dedicated meeting rooms provide the ample space and up-to-date technology you need to conduct business meetings, attend a virtual meeting, class, or conference, or host an event of your own.

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Covered Parking Ramp

Minnesota’s snowy winters are no match for Charter House’s private, attached and covered parking ramp! Parking is available to residents at an additional cost.

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Complimentary Bus Transportation

Our complimentary year-round bus transportation is regularly scheduled to and from locations in and around Rochester, including Mayo Clinic, area grocery stores, and other businesses.


Outstanding Dining

With several distinct dining menus offering expansive selections of fresh, vibrant, and varied gourmet cuisine, there’s no limit to your culinary options at Charter House. Take in the views of downtown Rochester from our sleek, restaurant-style Skyview Room. Pick up a made-to-order lunch at our café, or carry out from either of our dining venues. From sumptuous Sunday brunch to succulent carved meats to mindful healthy options, your dining choices at Charter House are as delicious as they are diverse.

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Fitness for a Full Life

Charter House embraces a philosophy of integrating activity and exercise into everyday living to achieve optimal health, physical fitness, and whole-person wellness as we age. Our residents have unlimited access to our 24/7 Fitness & Wellness Center, where professional trainers and fitness instructors conduct regular exercise classes, personal training, and special activities. The Fitness & Wellness Center is outfitted with a wide variety of fitness equipment and has three full-time, nationally-certified exercise physiologists on staff.

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Strength Training

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Aerobic Exercise

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Balance Training

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Unwind at Our Spa & Salon

Continue your self-care regimen at Charter House, where our skilled and certified spa and salon staff are waiting to pamper you with top-quality haircut and color services, nail services, and stress-melting massage services. Schedule a relaxing moment that’s just for you and luxuriate in the personal attention and impeccable service offered at our sleek, modern salon and spa.