A Luxurious Gainesville Bed and Breakfast

Sweetwater Branch Inn features twelve, beautifully restored guest suites and seven private cottages just blocks from the University of Florida and downtown Gainesville.

Guest Suites

Our property consists of two main houses called the Cushman House and the McKenzie House that are undeniably unique. Within, you’ll find that no one suite is the same. Individually decorated and complete with a king or queen size bed, private bath, and lovely views, they’re some of the best accommodations in Gainesville, FL. Some of our suites and cottages even come with extra features like a hot tub, window seats, or a sunroom! Begin browsing and find the suite that’s exactly right for you.

The Cottages

Our detached private cottages provide a spacious and secluded stay. Enjoy the comforts of a full kitchen, living room, and dining room for the ultimate retreat for families, couples or business travelers. Each cottage is unique, as they come with their own special features such as a wrap-around porch, hot tub, or a balcony with views of the koi pond. Even better, some of the cottages are also pet-friendly, so you’re able to bring the whole family along during your stay in our Gainesville, FL, accommodations!

What Comes with Your Stay

All of our guests are welcome to a delicious free breakfast in the morning and a complimentary Wine & Cheese Hour in the evening. Every reservation also comes with free parking, access to our outdoor pool, a garden area complete with fountains, a gazebo, and a small pond, as well as onsite bike rentals for you to explore the Gainesville area. We can also pre-arrange a shuttle service that runs from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. for those who want to explore the city with even more ease! Don’t wait, view our stunning accommodations in Gainesville, FL, and begin planning your stay with us at Sweetwater Branch Inn.

For those wondering what there is to explore in our fantastic city, we recommend viewing our free Vacation Guide. As a preview, we suggest fantastic excursions like visiting the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, the Florida Museum of Natural History, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, the Harn Museum of Art, and so much more! Not to mention the hand-picked restaurants, events, and wineries we’ve also included so you can have an amazing getaway in Gainesville.

Our Rooms

Tea Rose Room Bedroom

Tea Rose Room

The Tea Rose Room features a mahogany king-size bed, classic Persian rug, Italian chandelier and spacious bathroom.

Heirloom Suite Bed View

Heirloom Suite

The Heirloom Suite, named after the delicate lavender colored rose, features a queen-size Victorian roll top bed and a private sunroom.

Piccadilly Suite Bedroom

Piccadilly Suite

Our Key West style two-room Piccadilly Suite features a Victorian sunroom filled with light and a queen-size cherry sleigh bed.

Tiffany's Room Bed

Tiffany Suite

The Tiffany Suite features a queen-size Victorian mansion pillowtop bed, and a large private bathroom.

The Aurora Room at Sweetwater Branch Inn

Aurora’s Room

The wonderfully spacious Aurora Room has an Oriental/Victorian feel created by its peaceful aqua tones.

The Giovanna Room at Sweetwater Branch Inn

Giovanna’s Room

The Giovanna Room features a queen-size four-poster Mansion bed, a queen-size futon, and a magnificent wisteria tree mural.

Julia Room Bedroom

Julia’s Room

Julia’s Room features a king-size bed and an Italian high-back loveseat and hand-painted desk. 

Luisa's Room at sweetwater branch inn

Luisa’s Room

The charming Luisa Room contains the most luxurious six-foot Jacuzzi tub and shower on the property.

Isadora Bed

Isadora’s Room

The beautiful Isadora’s Suite boasts cathedral ceilings and a wonderful turret-room with a custom made window seat to help you enjoy the view.

Cornelia Room Beds

Cornelia Room

The Cornelia Room has a quilted maple queen-sized pencil post bed, a double bed, and a spacious walk-in shower.

Blue Moon Bed

Blue Moon Room

The Blue Moon Room’s low ceilings, sitting nook, and French Provincial queen-size bed will remind you of Grandma’s house.

Camelot Bedroom

Camelot Room

The Camelot Room faces the back courtyard area on the inn and features a queen-size sleigh bed and a large beveled glass armoire.

Nora Belles_Living Room

Nora Belle’s Cottage

Nora Belle’s Cottage, our newest renovated masterpiece, features 2 bedrooms and a wraparound front porch.

Sarah's Cottage Bedroom

Sarah’s Cottage

This cozy cottage houses a queen-size bedroom with one full, private bath with a walk-in shower, a kitchen, and a living and dining area.

Victorias Cottage Bedroom

Victoria’s Cottage

This is a cozy, spacious, pet-friendly cottage with a king-size, pillow-top bed as well as a twin daybed.

Mae's Cottage Bedroom

Mae’s Cottage

Stroll through Sweetwater Branch Inn’s gorgeous sculpted Florida gardens to Mae’s Cottage, a lovely Queen bedroom.

Lilly's Cottage Bedroom at Sweetwater Branch Inn

Lilly’s Cottage

Lilly’s Cottage is just a short walk through Sweetwater’s beautifully manicured Florida gardens.

Honeymoon Cottage Bedroom

Honeymoon Cottage

Snuggled privately in the gorgeous McKenzie Gardens, this newly renovated 1885 cottage is perfect for any romantic getaway.

Carriage house bedroom

Carriage House

The Carriage House is a beautiful, fully furnished apartment with a standing balcony overlooking the koi pond.

La Chua Bedroom

La Chua Cottage

Harkening back to the original Florida; it’s natural flora & fauna, its people and our beloved prairie.

Cross Creek Bedroom

Cross Creek Cottage

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.

Lester's Bedroom

Lester’s Place Cottage

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.

Island Grove Murphy Bed

Island Grove Cottage

Going back to agriculture Florida time, starting around 1805 Island grove was paramount in produce production, including oranges and peaches!