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! Check out everything the grounds has to offer!

The Grounds Features

  • Winding brick pathways
  • Lush North Florida gardens
  • 30 ft. eco-friendly salt pool and spa
  • Complimentary on-site bike rental
  • Gift shop
  • Pond with scenic bridge
  • 7 unique bubbling fountains
  • Large courtyard for gatherings

Located directly behind our front office, we offer an inground heated pool & spa. Our pool is an eco-friendly salt pool with lounge chairs and umbrellas. Pool towels are provided in each room, so please feel free to bring a bathing suit and your favorite book and relax! Be sure to check out all of our outstanding amenities.

Our Furry Friends

The Sweetwater Branch Inn provides an amazing experience of relaxation for people and animals alike! We welcome you to bring your furry family member with you on vacation to one of our pet-friendly accommodations, be also be prepared to meet some new faces around! Among the greenery and open porches across the property, you might come accross some of our furry friends, so take some time now to learn their names and behaviors! CLICK HERE to learn more about our pet policies.

ButterscotchSweetwater Branch Inn Butterscotch the Cat

“Let me introduce myself, my name is Butterscotch.  Many of you may have seen me during your stay at Sweetwater or when I made an appearance at a wedding or event. I am the endearing orange cat that roams the property. I like to watch things from a distance but if you call me over I will gladly welcome a pat on the head!

One of my favorite things about Sweetwater is that we are a Pet Friendly Inn! Our cottages will give you plenty of room for you and your favorite four-legged friend, our gardens are great for morning walks and we always have a special treat waiting for my new furry friends when they arrive.

I look forward to seeing you soon at Sweetwater!” -Butterscotch

Mamma CatMamma Cat sitting on the brick pathway

“Hello everyone, my name is Mamma Cat! You might have seen me around the property, but if you did, it would’ve only been for a second or two. I enjoy watching the guests and staff walk around the grounds, but if you get too close, I’ll run away! Only the staff who prepare my breakfast each morning have earned the right to pet my fur.

My favorite thing about the Sweetwater Branch Inn is how much activity there is around the property. Between new guests, beautiful wedding ceremonies, and fun events in Gainesville, there’s never a shortage of things to keep me entertained throughout the day!

See you at Sweetwater soon!” -Mamma Cat

Map of the Grounds

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