Birchwood Cottages
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Memory care focused
assisted living communities

North Mankato and Owatonna

Birchwood Cottages

AboutBirchwood Cottages

Birchwood Cottages’ mission is to serve those living with memory loss in an environment filled with compassion and purpose. We are driven to make a positive impact on the lives of our residents, their families, our employees and our local communities. 

Our memory care communities are locally owned and managed, located in beautiful residential areas, with open homestyle environments designed specifically to serve those with memory loss. Our first building opened in December of 2015 in Owatonna with the addition of a second building in June of 2017. In 2018, Birchwood Cottages grew with a new building located in North Mankato.

Our Locations

Owatonna Campus
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1845 & 1905 Austin Rd.
Owatonna, MN 55060

Main: (507) 413-6800
Fax: (507) 413-6737 or (507) 413-6452

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North Mankato

1630 Lor Ray Dr.
North Mankato, MN 56003

Main: (507) 613-0006
Fax: (507) 387-2320

Life at Birchwood Cottages

2023 Mankato Walk to End Alzheimer's
2023 Mankato Walk to End Alzheimer's

Memory Care Connections

PEOPLE are the heart of Birchwood Cottages. Creating meaningful connections is a vital part of the overall well-being of our residents and employees. We support and encourage building these connections between our residents, families and employees to foster a positive environment for our residents to live and for our employees to work. As a company, we strive to extend these connections beyond our walls to be a resource of support and education for family and friends and the greater community.

Celebrating Valentines' Day!
Celebrating Valentines' Day!


PURPOSE is what drives the vision of Birchwood Cottages. We are all dedicated in providing a higher quality of life for our residents, and providing support for their families and the greater community. Our employees carry out this vision for our residents through innovation, integrity, and their unwavering compassion. They are trained to learn best practices for dementia through a variety of teaching methods upon employment and ongoing throughout their career with us. This gives them the tools they need to succeed in caring for those we serve.

Birchwood Cottages | Social Kitchen
North Mankato Social Kitchen


Our PASSION for excellence in memory care is evident in the mindful design of Birchwood Cottages. Everything from the physical building structure, floor plans, and built-in technologies to the décor, comfort amenities and residential location shows our dedication to being leaders in memory care. Our passion extends to the greater community through partnerships, outreach, support groups, and active involvement with industry fundraising and awareness groups such as the Alzheimer’s Association and ACT on Alzheimer’s.

What people
are saying about us:

Birchwood has been such a blessing to our family! This has been our grandma’s new home for the past year now since we moved her to Minnesota. They keep her active with fun community activities, are always helpful when scheduling visits and virtual calls, and the staff are some of the kindest people you’ll meet. This team goes above and beyond for their residents everyday!


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Contact Us

Tour and Leasing Information:

For OwatonnaGrace Hubly
Telephone: (507) 413-6783
For North MankatoDavid Lewis
Telephone: (507) 594-8386