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Sweetwater Branch Inn

A Historic Gainesville Bed and Breakfast, and Event Venue

The Sweetwater Branch Inn, located in historic downtown Gainesville, is part of a Victorian complex which offers all the amenities you would expect in a world-class inn, plus much more. Sweetwater Branch Inn is graciously decorated and historically preserved, offering its visitors a unique lodging experience. Surrounded by the magnificent McKenzie Gardens, the McKenzie House, dating to 1895, is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

While staying at Sweetwater Branch Inn you’ll have your choice of tastefully decorated rooms or fully equipped cottages ideal for extended stays. Our Gainesville boutique inn offers you a comfortable and tasteful alternative to your standard hotel or bed and breakfast experience whether you are visiting for leisure or on a business trip.

Events at the Sweetwater Branch Inn


The Sweetwater Branch Inn combines the best of Victorian charm and modern amenities. Conveniently located near the University of Florida, Shands Hospital and Gainesville’s Historic Distance, Sweetwater Branch Inn is within walking distance of Gainesville’s downtown area. From fine dining to museums, bike trails, parks and a variety of evening entertainment, you’ll never find a shortage of things to do in Gainesville.

Delicious Dinner served at The Sweetwater Branch Inn


Dining is an exciting part of your vacation, and with our own on-site catering company the food options are endless at Sweetwater Branch Inn. Guests enjoy complimentary coffee and chef-made breakfast. We also offer private dinners, specially-prepared picnics and more!


Things to Do

Do you need inspiration for things to do in Gainesville, FL? Our area is filled with exciting activities and attractions you’re going to love. Dine at our favorite restaurants to discover the local cuisine, have some fun in the Florida sun, or even explore the history of the area by visiting a museum.

Wedding at The Sweetwater Branch Inn


The Most Romantic Venue in Gainesville

Socially Distanced Meeting at The Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville, FL

Meetings & Events

Host Your Next Event at Sweetwater



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