Are you in desperate need of an escape from your daily grind? You should treat yourself to a relaxing getaway in Gainesville, Florida. Here at Sweetwater Branch Inn, we’re happy to offer top-notch retreats, yoga classes, and more. Whether you’re embarking on a girls’ getaway, a multi-generational family vacation, or a solo trip, we’re your headquarters for the best relaxing things to do in Gainesville.
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Relaxing Things To Do Gainesville
Our charming boutique inn offers you a comfortable and tasteful alternative to your standard hotel or bed and breakfast experience. We provide some of the best relaxing things to do in Gainesville.
Wellness Retreats at Sweetwater
Let the peace and tranquility of our inspiring inn grounds set the scene for an unforgettable Wellness Retreat. When you treat yourself to one of our retreats, you’ll renew a deep sense of wellbeing and restore a strong sense of inner peace while reconnecting with Mother Nature.
Here at Sweetwater Branch Inn, we offer an array of Wellness Retreats, ranging from two to seven days. These holistic experiences will affect the mind, body, and spirit and will set you up for success with long-lasting wellness practices. Each experience is special in its own way and features various wellness classes and services based on your unique wellness goals.
Renewal Retreat Package
Our Renewal Retreat Package is led by Craig Costello (BS, ERYT) and Nicole Georgicostello (MS, LMHC, ERYT). They will focus on new world wellness over three days and two nights. Some of the activities included in this package include meditation classes, a mindful walk on Paynes Prairie’s La Chua trail, and vegan meals. You’ll also enjoy various yoga classes, including gentle yoga, vinyasa flow, and yoga Nidra.
Rejuvenate Retreat Package
Stay at Sweetwater for four days and three nights and enjoy our Rejuvenate Retreat Package. Some aspects of this retreat include healthy meals at some of our favorite local restaurants and here at the inn, mindful eating meditations, nature excursions, rejuvenating yoga classes, and individual wellness lessons (massage therapy, hypnosis, chakra, etc.)
One Day of Wonderful Retreat
If you only have time for a weekend getaway, treat yourself to our one-day wellness package, One Day of Wonderful Retreat. Find your inner peace and experience a Hatha-Vinyasa mix yoga class, a forgiveness exercise, mindful practices, Metta meditation, and more.
Weekly Wellness Hour
If you’re staying with us midweek, why not give one of our Weekly Wellness Hours a try? They take place every Wednesday from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in our picturesque gardens. Our 60-minute Inspirational Yoga Class includes mindful centering, warmups to release, and a flowing Asana sequence.
Other Ways to Relax
Are you craving a day full of luxurious pampering? Our inn is located near some amazing day spas in Gainesville. Some of the most popular include Floating Lotus Therapeutic Spa & Health Center, Spa Royale, and Hand & Stone.
Stay at Our Serene Inn
Located in the heart of Gainesville in Alachua County, you’ll find our magnificent bed and breakfast, Sweetwater Branch Inn. Our inn offers an array of beautiful guest rooms and private cottages that will make you feel like you’re in your own oasis.
One of our popular accommodations is our Cross Creek Cottage. This modern, pet-friendly cottage offers a king-size bed, shower and bathtub combo, and a fully equipped kitchen. The cottage also has a table with chairs next to a cozy electric fireplace. An extra room is located at the back of this cottage, complete with a reading chair and a wall of windows. It’s the perfect place to escape from it all!
Browse our accommodations and learn more about our Wellness Retreats. We can’t wait to host you here at Sweetwater!