Sweetwater Branch Inn

625 E. University Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601
Innkeeper(s): Cornelia Holbrook
  • Sweetwater Branch Inn... lodging that offers hospitality, tranquility & comfort

    Sweetwater Branch Inn... lodging that offers hospitality, tranquility & comfort

  • Victoria's Cottage

    Victoria's Cottage

  • The Honeymoon Suite at Sweetwater Branch Inn

    The Honeymoon Suite at Sweetwater Branch Inn

  • Enjoy a delicious gourmet breakfast at Sweetwater Branch Inn

    Enjoy a delicious gourmet breakfast at Sweetwater Branch Inn

  • Host the perfect wedding or event in our beautiful banquet spaces

    Host the perfect wedding or event in our beautiful banquet spaces

 

Nora Belle’s Cottage – Annie’s & Rosa’s Rooms

$159.00 / $199.00 night
Sweetwater is very excited to reveal Nora Belle’s Cottage, our newly renovated masterpiece and the talk of town!
 
Nora Belle’s features 2 bedrooms – 1 King size bedroom (Rosa’s – the brown/red one) & 1 Queen size bedroom (Annie’s – the green one), each with a private bathroom. 
 
There is a common living room area with a double pull-out couch (this whole cottage sleeps 6!), as well as guest bathroom, a kitchen and dining room and wraparound front porch.
 
We’re trying something new with Nora Belle’s – we’ll let you reserve everything under the roof and hold a special party! Nora Belle’s as a whole is absolutely perfect for a family get-together, a Gator football party, bridal/baby showers, girlfriend getaways, and much more!
 
And guess what! Sweetwater Catering is available for all Nora Belle’s Parties! Have your get-together catered in our chef’s kitchens onsite – takes all the remaining stress and hassle out of planning!
 

 Annie’s Room Queen Bed

Annie’s Room Queen Bed

 Annie’s Room Bathroom – Walk-in Shower and Claw-foot Tub

Annie’s Room Bathroom 

 Rosa’s Room King Bed

Rosa’s Room King Bed

 Rosa’s Room Bathroom – Walk-in Shower

Rosa’s Room Bathroom

Nora Belle’s Cottage Living Room

Nora Belle’s Cottage Living Room

Nora Belle’s Cottage Kitchen

Nora Belle’s Cottage Kitchen

 

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Aurora's Room

$149.00 / $189.00 night

With its peaceful aqua tones, this wonderfully spacious room has an Oriental/Victorian flavor. Aurora’s Room includes a queen-sized, pencil post bed, original 1930s art deco bathroom with original black and white tile floor and claw-footed tub and shower. A decorative fireplace contributes to the charm of this room.

(This is a Second Floor room; it may be adjoined to Giovanna’s Room)

A twin cot is available for an additional charge of $25.00. Please note that this room is street-side.
Private bath with claw-foot tub and shower

  • Queen Size Bed
  • Antique Furnishings
  • Writing Desk with Sitting Chair
  • Private Telephone
  • Cable Television
  • Wireless High Speed Internet
  • Ironing Board and Blow Dryer
  • Sofa and Coffee Table
  • Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Central Air Conditioning/Heat

 

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Blue Moon Room

$139.00 / $169.00 night

The ‘coziest room in the house’ best describes the Blue Moon Room. Its low ceilings, sitting nook and French Provincial queen bed remind you of Grandma’s house. This room is on the second floor.

This room boasts an exceptionally large bathroom with a grand claw-foot tub and pedestal sink.

  • Private bath with claw-foot tub and shower
  • Queen Size Bed
  • Antique Furnishings
  • Writing Desk with Sitting Chair
  • Private Telephone
  • Cable Television
  • Wireless High Speed Internet
  • Ironing Board and Blow Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Central Air Conditioning/Heat

 

 

 

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Camelot Room

$139.00 / $169.00 night

Fall asleep to the sound of the courtyard fountain. This medium sized eclectic room faces the back courtyard area on the inn.

It features a queen-size sleigh bed, a magnificent turn-of-the-century Crazy Quilt and a large beveled glass armoire. This room opens into the breakfast dining area.

  • Private bath with claw-foot tub and shower
  • Queen Size Bed
  • Antique Furnishings
  • Writing Desk with Sitting Chair
  • Private Telephone
  • Cable Television
  • Wireless High Speed Internet
  • Ironing Board and Blow Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Central Air Conditioning/Heat
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Carriage House

$169.00 / $219.00 night

This wonderful suite features a king size bed, a twin bed, a queen size sofa sleeper, a spacious kitchen, a living room and a dining room. A large bathroom with a claw foot tub and shower completes this beautiful cottage.

Located on the second floor, above the office and overlooking the Koi Pond, the Carriage House is a beautifully furnished apartment.

The Carriage House is a turnkey rental and is an absolutely magnificent space. It sleeps up to 5.

Sleeps five: one king size bed, one twin, one queen size sofa sleeper

  • Cable TV
  • Lots of Natural Light
  • Claw foot Bathtub/Shower
  • Walk in Closets
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Dining set for four
  • Living Room
  • Dining Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Telephone
  • Wireless High Speed
  • Internet Access
  • Coffee Maker
  • Central Air Conditioning/Heat
  • Sealy Mattress with pull-out is a custom made spring air

 

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Cornelia's Room

$139.00 / $169.00 night

Walk into Early America with this spacious room. The quilt, maple queen-size pencil post bed, oak fireplace mantel and the twin size sleigh bed will allow you to travel back in time. Perfect for a mother/daughter stay.

This room is on the second floor. This room sleeps three. Please note that this room is street side.

Private bath with claw-foot tub and shower

  • Queen Size Bed
  • Twin Size Sleigh Bed
  • Antique Furnishings
  • Writing Desk with Sitting Chair
  • Private Telephone
  • Cable Television
  • Wireless High Speed Internet
  • Ironing Board and Blow Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Central Air Conditioning/Heat
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Giovanna's Room

$149.00 / $189.00 night

 

A peaceful space with a magnificent wisteria tree mural, Giovanna’s room is complete with a fireplace and queen-sized four-poster Mansion bed. The newly renovated bathroom features a claw foot tub and shower. This room is elegant, comfortable and spacious.

(Second Floor; May be adjoined to Aurora’s Room)

A cot will fit comfortably at an additional charge of $25.00.

  • Private bath with claw-foot tub and shower
  • Queen Size Bed
  • Antique Furnishings
  • Writing Desk with Sitting Chair
  • Private Telephone
  • Cable Television
  • Wireless High Speed Internet
  • Ironing Board and Blow Dryer
  • Sofa
  • Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Central Air Conditioning/Heat
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Heirloom Suite

$149.00 / $189.00 night

Named after the delicate lavender colored rose, this romantic room is the bridal suite. The queen-sized Victorian Roll Top bed is canopied by Victorian Lace.

Read a book and relax in your private sunroom, which has a queen-sized pull out couch, with custom-made air spring pull out mattress, overlooking the back courtyard. Angels keep close watch as you fall asleep to the sound of the fountain. Sleeps three-to-four.

  • Private bath with claw-foot tub and shower
  • Private Sunroom
  • Queen Size Bed
  • Queen Size Pull-Out Couch (in Sunroom)
  • Antique Furnishings
  • Writing Desk with Sitting Chair
  • Private TelephoneCable Television
  • Wireless High Speed Internet
  • Ironing Board and Blow Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Central Air Conditioning/Heat
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Honeymoon Cottage

$169.00 / $219.00 night

Snuggled in the lovely McKenzie Gardens, this newly renovated 1885 cottage is perfect for any romantic getaway—honeymoon, anniversary or other special occasion

An ivy-covered wrought iron arbor past the bridge leads to your retreat. This sweet and private cottage—separate from the McKenzie and Cushman homes— has a full kitchen and bath. The living room offers a full Jacuzzi tub and fireplace. You do not have to be a honeymooner to enjoy this cottage! Check out our Romantic Getaway Packages.

  • Sleeps 2: 1 king size bed
  • Walk-In Glass Shower
  • Jacuzzi
  • Dual Side Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Living Area
  • Dining Area
  • Vanity Area
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Cable TV
  • Telephone
  • Wireless High Speed Internet Access
  • Coffee Maker
  • Central Air Conditioning/Heat

 

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Isadora's Suite

$149.00 / $189.00 night

Originally the McKenzie Home’s attic, this glorious room boasts cathedral ceilings, a wonderful turret-room with a custom made window seat to help you enjoy the view.

All of the turret-room’s windows are beautifully crafted stained glass, designed by McIntyre Glass Works.

Third Floor, Westside: Guest with heart conditions may experience fatigue climbing the stairs

This room also has a lovely sitting room and a decorative fireplace. Isadora’s Room has a beautiful queen-sized wrought iron Wesley Allen bed and a bathroom equipped with a Jacuzzi tub for one.

  • Private bath with Jacuzzi Tub for one
  • Queen Size Bed
  • Private Sitting Room
  • Decorative Fireplace
  • Antique Furnishings
  • Writing Desk with Sitting Chair
  • Private Telephone
  • Cable Television
  • Wireless High Speed Internet
  • Ironing Board and Blow Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Central Air Conditioning/Heat
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Julia's Room

$149.00 / $189.00 night

This spacious room features a king-sized bed and is beautifully appointed with an Italian high-back love seat and hand-painted ladies desk. (This is a second floor room). Julia’s room also boasts a 1930s art deco two-person walk-in shower, complete with glass tile.

  • Private bath with 1930’s Art Deco walk-in shower
  • King Size Bed
  • Antique Furnishings
  • Writing Desk with Sitting Chair
  • PrivateTelephone
  • Cable Television
  • Wireless High Speed Internet
  • Ironing Board and Blow Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Central Air Conditioning/Heat
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DVD Player
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Lilly's Cottage

$169.00 / $219.00 night

 

A short walk through the Sweetwater Branch Inn’s lush Florida gardens will take you to Lilly’s Cottage. This is a spacious, elegantly furnished cottage.

It features one queen size bed and a queen size sofa bed, a fully furnished kitchen with a dining room and a living room.

Relax in your bedroom by the fireplace or in the Jacuzzi tub located in the private back porch. Lilly’s cottage boasts a large bathroom with claw foot tub and shower. 

  • Sleeps 4: 1 king size bed, 1 queen size sofa sleeper
  • Claw-foot Bathtub and Shower
  • Jacuzzi Tub (in the back porch)
  • Kitchen with Dining Room
  • Living Room
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Cable TV
  • Telephone
  • Private Back Porch with patio furniture and Jacuzzi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Central Air Conditioning/Heat

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Luisa's Room

$149.00 / $189.00 night

Also part of the McKenzie Home’s attic, this charming room contains the most luxurious Jacuzzi on the property. You may stargaze as you lie in this comfortable six-foot Jacuzzi and soak your worries away.

(Third Floor*, Eastside. Guests with heart conditions may experience fatigue climbing the stairs.)

Luisa’s private bathroom is located outside the room, bathrobes are provided. The window to this room also has lovely custom-made stained glass and a beautiful wooden queen-sized Lexington bed. Sleeps 3.

  • Private bath with Jacuzzi Tub
  • Queen Size Bed
  • Twin Size Sleigh Bed
  • Antique Furnishings
  • Writing Desk with Sitting Chair
  • Private Telephone
  • Cable Television
  • Wireless High Speed Internet
  • Ironing Board and Blow Dryer
  • Sofa
  • Coffee Maker
  • Central Air Conditioning/Heat
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Bikes Available
DVD Player
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Internet/Wifi
Kid Friendly
Swimming Pool

Mae's Cottage

$159.00 / $199.00 night

Stroll through the Sweetwater Branch Inn’s lush Florida gardens to Mae’s Cottage. This lovely one bedroom, one bath, fully furnished cottage features a queen size bed, a kitchenette and living area, with beautiful wood floors and trim throughout.

Mae’s Cottage is also equipped with a Jacuzzi spa tub, a walk-in glass shower and a fireplace.

  • Sleeps 2: 1 queen size bed
  • Walk-in Glass Shower
  • Jacuzzi for two
  • Kitchenette and Living Area
  • Dining set for four
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Cable TV
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Central Air Conditioning/Heat

 

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Piccadilly Suite

$149.00 / $189.00 night

Our Key West style two-room suite features a Victorian sunroom/sitting room filled with light.With a view of the back courtyard, you are ready to relax. Sleep in a queen-size cherry sleigh bed and dream of times past.

The sitting room contains a double fold-out bed with custom-made spring air mattress. Sleeps three-to-four.
  • Private bath with a walk-in shower
  • Queen Size Bed
  • Sitting Room
  • Sofa with double Fold-Out Bed (in Sitting Room)
  • Antique Furnishings
  • Writing Desk with Sitting Chair
  • Private Telephone
  • Cable Television
  • Wireless High Speed Internet
  • Ironing Board and Blow Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Central Air Conditioning/Heat

 

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Sarah's Cottage

$159.00 / $199.00 night

This cozy one bedroom, one bath, fully furnished cottage features a queen size bed, claw foot bathtub/shower, a kitchen, a living/dining area with a fireplace, and wood floors throughout.

This is a pet-friendly cottage. Restrictions apply. For more information, please refer to our Pet Policy.

Sarah’s cottage is not available to be booked online. To make a reservation please call us at (352) 373-6760 (Local) or 1-800-595-7760 (Toll Free).

  • Sleeps 2: 1 queen size bed
  • Claw-foot Bathtub/Shower
  • Kitchenette
  • Living/Dining Area
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Cable TV
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Central Air Conditioning/Heat
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DVD Player
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Pets Welcome
Swimming Pool

Tea Rose Room

$149.00 / $189.00 night

This elegantly furnished room features a fireplace with a spectacular oak mantel, classic Persian rug, Italian chandelier and spacious bathroom that includes a Jacuzzi tub for two.

Relax in a turn-of-the-century mahogany king-size bed. This room will take you back to Europe. Please note that this room is street side.

  • Private Bath with Jacuzzi Tub for two
  • Fireplace
  • King Size Bed
  • Antique Furnishings
  • Writing Desk with Sitting Chair
  • Private Telephone
  • Cable Television
  • Wireless High Speed Internet
  • Ironing Board and Blow Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Central Air Conditioning/Heat
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DVD Player
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Kid Friendly
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Tiffany's Suite

$149.00 / $189.00 night

The Master Suite of the house, rich with warm color, this room is grand in its nature. The largest bathroom and claw foot tub in the inn will take you back to another era.

Sip champagne in front of an elegant columned fireplace and climb into a high queen-size Victorian Mansion bed. The separate room includes a twin day bed and is perfect to sleep a third person. Please note that this room is street side. This room is on the second floor.

  • Private bath with claw-foot tub and shower
  • Queen Size Bed
  • Antique Furnishings
  • Writing Desk with Sitting Chair
  • Private Telephone
  • Cable Television
  • Wireless High Speed Internet
  • Ironing Board and Blow Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Private Parlor-Sitting Room with Daybed
  • Coffee Maker
  • Central Air Conditioning/Heat
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Victoria's Cottage

$169.00 / $219.00 night

This is a cozy, yet spacious cottage. It features a full kitchen with a large living room, a separate dining room, a large bathroom with a claw-foot bathtub & shower and a back porch equipped with a Jacuzzi tub.

Fine wood floors and a fireplace contribute to the charm of this lovely cottage. Sleeps 3.

Sleeps 3: 1 queen size bed,1 twin size bed

  • Claw-foot Bathtub & Shower
  • Jacuzzi Tub (In Private Porch)
  • Full Kitchen with Dining RoomLiving Room w/DVD Player
  • Private Porch with Patio Furniture
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Cable TV
  • Telephone
  • Internet Access
  • Coffee Maker
  • Central Air Conditioning/Heat

 
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  • Reservation Information & Policies

    Room rates range from $109 for a single/double room to $240. Prices include full breakfast and a complimentary wine and cheese hour. To better get acquainted with the Sweetwater Branch Inn, please view our rooms and cottages whose unique character, ambience, and amenities set them apart.

    The Sweetwater Branch Inn accepts checks, cash, American Express®, MasterCard®, Visa®, and Discover® cards.

    Prices do not include sales tax or county lodging tax. Reservations are strongly recommended.

    All of our rooms are based on double occupancy. Each additional guest will be a $25.00 charge (For children under 12 years of age, $10.00).

    Deposit and Cancellations:

    Upon confirmation of your reservation, the credit card provided will be charged a nonrefundable $100 deposit. Sunday-Thursday reservations require 3 days notice for cancellation, in order to avoid being charged the remaining amount. Fridays & Saturdays require 7 days notice. Special event weekends such as University of Florida home football games & University of Florida graduation require a 30 day cancellation. If you cancel after the cancellation requirement, you will be responsible for the full cost of the reservation. Special event weekends also require a two night minimum of Friday and Saturday.

    Smoking:

    There is no smoking permitted inside any of Sweetwater Branch Inn's properties. We ask that smokers enjoy their tobacco outside on the veranda, the upstairs porch, or in the garden. Smoking guests are requested to respect non-smoking guests. There will be a $100.00 fee for anyone who smokes in the room.

    Damages:

    Guests are responsible for damages, replacements, and additional cleaning costs due to accidents or abuse to our property. These charges will be billed to your card on file, held under the responsibility of the person who made the reservation. If linens are stained with wine, coffee, blood, etc. we reserve the right to charge a $75.00 fee to cover a portion of the replacement cost.

    Noise:

    After 10:30, we ask that the noise level be contained to a minimum (providing you have not booked our five “noise rooms”). Our inn is accommodating a wide variety of guests and we want to provide a hospitable environment to suit everyone’s needs. Please note that we reserve the right to charge a fee to those not in compliance, particularly if we are forced to refund guests who suffered through a noisy night.

    Check-In and Check-Out:

    Check in is 3:00 p.m. and check out is 11:00 a.m. If you will be checking in after 8:30, please call our office for late check in instructions (352-373-6760). There will be a $35.00 charge for late check outs. Early check-ins must be prearranged with one of our office staff.

    Items Left Behind:

    We encourage our guests to double check that they have packed all of their belongings. If something is left behind and needs to be mailed back, a charge will be applied to your card on file to compensate for postage and packing. If you are coming to town in the near future, we can happily arrange to hold the item for you until a specified date.

    Children Under the Age of 6:

    It is our best hope to be a family friendly inn. We welcome your children but ask that they are consistently supervised to keep noise and activity to a minimum so as to avoid disturbing our guests.

    Please accept advance notice that our homes are filled with antique furniture and accessories. Our grounds have beautiful but potentially harmful features such as fountains, a pond and access to main roadways. Any damage, complaints or disruptive actions from children will be the full responsibility of the parent. Seating is family style and may not be appropriate for some toddlers and infants. Children over the age of 4 are more easily managed in the dining room area. Thank You for your understanding.