About the Cushman House

Adjacent to the McKenzie House, the Cushman House, circa 1885, was one of the original Gainesville homes that lined Old Alachua Avenue, now University Avenue. Beautifully restored to its original grandeur, this home is a joy to explore. With its high ceilings, antique light fixtures, sitting parlors and library, the Cushman House hosts seven beautifully appointed guest rooms. Read more on theĀ the Cushman House history.

Three of the Cushman House rooms (Tiffany, Heirloom and Piccadilly) include a beautifully restored parlor andsitting room. The surrounding area is a mix of pleasant pathways, gardens and fountains and is connected to the adjacent McKenzie House Gardens.

From Our Guests

I had the pleasure of staying at the Sweetwater Branch Inn for 2 night this past summer. The cottage was very spacious with ample room to throw a small party. It has a well appointed eat-in kitchen, a Jacuzzi on the porch, and a super comfy bed. The gardens were gorgeous and the food was delicious! I had a wonderful time chatting with the innkeepers too. It is located in a lovely area with lots of period homes.
Sarah M.
My wife, daughter and I spent an afternoon and evening at Sweetwater and we really enjoyed Lilly’s cottage. There was lots of room to stretch out and cool off. There was a nice whirlpool spa on the back porch…Fun stuff around Sweetwater Branch Inn.
Dwight N.
This is one of THE BEST PLACES we have ever stayed in. Victoria’s Cottage is a very special “home”. Has everything you could want or need. Great front porch to sit on a rocking chair and enjoy the surroundings. Beautiful gardens, great food, but most of all, the staff. Nicest group of people we have ever met. You made our 20th anniversary very memorable. THANK YOU ALL.
Carol & Denny