The Carriage House is a beautiful, fully furnished apartment with a standing balcony overlooking the koi pond.
Discover What Makes Our Gainesville, FL, Accommodations So Special
Sweetwater Branch Inn is a luxurious bed and breakfast located in historic downtown Gainesville. Our stunning Victorian complex sits on expansive grounds complete with a pristine saltwater pool, putting green, and beautifully landscaped gardens. Our inn is thoughtfully decorated and preserved to maintain its history and offer visitors a unique lodging experience. We’re happy to offer an array of top-notch amenities you would expect from a world-class inn, plus much more. When you’re looking for the best Gainesville, FL, accommodations, Sweetwater Branch Inn is the place for you.
Gainesville, FL, Accommodations at Our Bed and Breakfast
When you stay with us at Sweetwater Branch Inn, you’ll have your choice of tastefully decorated rooms or fully equipped cottages, which are ideal for traveling groups or extended stays. Our Gainesville boutique inn offers you a clean, comfortable, and tasteful alternative to your standard hotel experience. Plus, all of our Gainesville, FL, accommodations are conveniently located in the heart of town, just blocks from the University of Florida campus.
Here at Sweetwater Branch Inn, we’re happy to offer 12 stunning, restored guest suites. Our property consists of two main houses called the Cushman House and the McKenzie House—each undeniably unique. Within each house, you’ll find that no one suite looks the same. Our rooms are individually decorated and complete with a king or queen-sized bed, private bathroom, and lovely views. Without a doubt, our guest suites are some of the best accommodations in Gainesville, FL! Begin browsing and find the suite that’s exactly right for you.
Are you looking to switch things up? Try staying in one of our seven fully-furnished private cottages. Our detached cottages provide a spacious and secluded stay and have everything you need to feel at home. Cottage amenities include a full kitchen, living room, dining room, and outdoor areas. Every unit has its own special features, such as a wrap-around porch, hot tub, sunroom, or window seat with views of our peaceful koi pond. Plus, some of our cottages are pet-friendly so that the whole family can come along for your Gainesville getaway! These properties are the ultimate retreat for families, couples, business travelers, or groups of friends.
What Comes With Your Stay
No matter which one of our Gainesville, FL, accommodations you choose to reside in, you’ll have access to all our outstanding amenities, complimentary breakfast each morning, and wine and cheese hour in the evening. Every reservation also comes with free parking, access to our outdoor pool, gardens, fountains, and pond. You can also take advantage of our onsite bike rentals and explore the Gainesville area. We can 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!
Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville is the perfect destination to escape to nature and reconnect with the simpler things in life. To learn about all the best things to see and do in the area, download our Free Gainesville Vacation Guide!
Part of the newly-restored Mills-Pound Cottages southeast corner of Sweetwater’s grounds, Rochelle’s Room brings forth the memory of the old North Florida orange gold rush of the 1800s.
Part of the newly-restored Mills-Pound Cottages on the southeast corner of Sweetwater’s grounds, The Windsor Cottage speaks to southern hospitality with its hardwood floors and live edge wooden kitchen table.
Part of the newly-restored Mills-Pound Cottages on the southeast corner of Sweetwater’s grounds, this lovely room boasts a beautiful magnolia mural with fourteen-foot ceilings and a large double-counter bathroom vanity.
One of Sweetwater Branch Inn’s newest renovated cottages: This old-Florida-style bungalow boasts 14ft ceilings and hardwood floors.
Snuggled privately in the gorgeous McKenzie Gardens, this newly renovated 1885 cottage is perfect for any romantic getaway.
Lilly’s Cottage is just a short walk through Sweetwater’s beautifully manicured Florida gardens.
Stroll through Sweetwater Branch Inn’s gorgeous sculpted Florida gardens to Mae’s Cottage, a lovely Queen bedroom.
Nora Belle’s Cottage, our newest renovated masterpiece, features 2 bedrooms and a wraparound front porch.
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.
This is a cozy, spacious, pet-friendly cottage with a king-size, pillow-top bed as well as a twin daybed.
Harkening back to the original Florida; it’s natural flora & fauna, its people and our beloved prairie.
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!
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.
The charming Luisa Room contains the most luxurious six-foot Jacuzzi tub and shower on the property.
Julia’s Room features a king-size bed and an Italian high-back loveseat and hand-painted desk.
The Giovanna Room features a queen-size four-poster Mansion bed, a queen-size futon, and a magnificent wisteria tree mural.
The wonderfully spacious Aurora Room has an Oriental/Victorian feel created by its peaceful aqua tones.
The Tiffany Suite features a queen-size Victorian mansion pillowtop bed, and a large private bathroom.
Our Key West style two-room Piccadilly Suite features a Victorian sunroom filled with light and a queen-size cherry sleigh bed.
The Heirloom Suite, named after the delicate lavender colored rose, features a queen-size Victorian roll top bed and a private sunroom.
The Tea Rose Room features a mahogany king-size bed, classic Persian rug, Italian chandelier and spacious bathroom.
The Cornelia Room has a quilted maple queen-sized pencil post bed, a double bed, and a spacious walk-in shower.
The Camelot Room faces the back courtyard area on the inn and features a queen-size sleigh bed and a large beveled glass armoire.
The Blue Moon Room’s low ceilings, sitting nook, and French Provincial queen-size bed will remind you of Grandma’s house.