Harkening back to the original Florida; it’s natural flora & fauna, its people and our beloved prairie.
The Florida Cottages
The Florida Cottages are on the northwest corner of Sweetwater, with private entrances and parking spaces, and are pet-friendly.
The North Florida Cottage consists of Island Grove, Lester’s Place, and Pleasant Place. The South Florida Cottage, renovated in 2020, is home to La Chua and Cross Creek.
To honor the famous author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and her book Cross Creek and The Yearling. This cottage is set in the 1920s with its feel and furnishings.
This room remembers the African-American heritage here in Gainesville.
An incredible man whose life was cut too short this room is just a very small token to remember him, all he did for our community, Sweetwater Branch Inn and for this world.
Going back to agriculture Florida time, starting around 1805 Island grove was paramount in produce production, including oranges and peaches!