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Sweetwater Branch Inn

Private Cottages

Book a Private Cottage in Gainesville

Are you planning a trip to Gainesville, Florida? Stay with us at Sweetwater Branch Inn! Our charming bed and breakfast is located in the heart of historic downtown Gainesville and exudes Southern hospitality, Victorian charm, and a comfortable, homey feeling. We’re happy to offer top-notch guest rooms, suites, and private cottages in Gainesville, FL. When you choose to reside in our private cottages in Gainesville, FL, you’ll fall in love with the charming décor and element of serene privacy. Each cottage features a cozy bedroom, separate bathroom, spacious living areas, convenient kitchen, and peaceful outdoor area (wraparound porch, patio, etc.). These accommodations are perfect for families, groups of friends, and people celebrating special occasions.
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Carriage House

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

Part of the newly-restored Mills-Pound Cottages southeast corner of Sweetwater’s grounds, Rochelle Room brings forth the memory of the old North Florida orange gold rush of the 1800s.
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The Windsor Cottage

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.
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The Hawthorne Room

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.
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The Melrose Cottage

One of Sweetwater Branch Inn’s newest renovated cottages: This old-Florida-style bungalow boasts 14ft ceilings and hardwood floors.
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Annie’s Room

Annie’s Room in Nora Belle’s Cottage is outfitted in green, features a queen size bed with a private bathroom, a walk-in shower and a clawfoot tub.
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Rosa’s Room

Rosa’s Room, decorated in warm brown and red, features a king size bed with a private bathroom and a walk-in shower. Rosa’s Room can be found past the pool, through the Sweetwater Gardens, and located in the Nora Belle’s Cottage.
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Honeymoon Cottage

Snuggled in the gorgeous McKenzie Gardens, this newly renovated 1885 cottage is perfect for any romantic getaway.
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Lilly’s Cottage

This is a spacious, elegantly furnished cottage, featuring a king-size bed and a queen-size memory foam sofa bed in the full-size living room, as well as a fully furnished kitchen with a dining room. Relax in your separate bedroom or in the Jacuzzi tub located in the private back porch.
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Mae’s Cottage

This lovely bedroom with a queen-sized bed, one bath, fully furnished cottage features a kitchenette and living area, with a Jacuzzi spa tub and a walk-in glass shower.
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Nora Belle’s Cottage

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

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

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

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

Onsite Amenities

Staying in our private cottages in Gainesville, FL, provides you with the opportunity to experience complete privacy and solitude. However, you’ll also have access to our inn grounds and onsite amenities. Get out and take advantage of our complimentary homemade breakfast, saltwater pool, putting green, bicycle rentals, library, and more.
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Our Cottages

Pet Friendly

Are you searching for pet-friendly accommodations in Gainesville? We’ve got you covered here at Sweetwater Branch Inn! We know that no one likes leaving their best friend behind, and that’s why we are pleased to welcome your four-legged traveling companion to our cottages. Our inn and town are dog-friendly, and your whole family will have a fun-filled stay in Gainesville.
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Our Beautiful Property

Sweetwater Branch Inn invites you to our beautiful property located in downtown Gainesville, just minutes from the University of Florida, Shands Hospital, the Cade Museum, and Depot Park along with fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife. Even if you never leave the property, the Sweetwater Branch Inn has plenty of great features for you to enjoy and relax with!

NEW Two Tesla chargers for guest use in the Sweetwater parking lot.