Sweetwater Branch Inn

Stay with Daily Breakfast for Two at Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville, FL. Dates into August.

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Hotel at a Glance: Sweetwater Branch Inn

Drive along East University Avenue in Gainesville, Florida, and you'll find the McKenzie House and the Cushman House—peach and powder-blue Victorian mansions that date back as far as 1885. Restored to their original splendor, they comprise the Sweetwater Branch Inn, a bed and breakfast with unique rooms, lavish breakfasts, and an ambiance so relaxing that the property was featured on the PBS series Inn Country USA.

  • Dig in to a complimentary Southern breakfast prepared by owner Cornelia Holbrook, who whips up menu items such as french-toast casseroles and housemade granola.
  • Each room and cottage is different—some feature fireplaces, antiques, and jacuzzis, and all have private bathrooms.
  • Socialize with other guests during the complimentary wine-and-cheese hour held each night.
  • Splash around in the outdoor saltwater pool and jacuzzi.
  • Walking distance to the University of Florida and the shops and restaurants of downtown Gainesville

Gainesville, Florida: World-Class Museums, Historical College Buildings, and Legendary Sports Facilities

Located in northern Florida, Gainesville conveniently sits in the middle of several Florida destinations: Orlando, St. Augustine, Tampa, and Jacksonville are all within a two-hour drive. Livability.com named it the No. 1 college town in 2010, calling it “a sports fan's paradise" because of the community's fervent love for the University of Florida's football team. You can't avoid the Gator logo here—it's brandished on store windows, car bumpers, and sportswear all over town. A visit to the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, affectionately known as "The Swamp," reaffirms the hype as more than 90,000 rowdy, orange-and-blue-clad spectators fill the stands. But the highlight of any match comes when the band breaks into the Jaws theme song and fans collectively raise their arms for an intimidating Gator Chomp.

Much of the action in Gainesville centers on the campus, which lies about 2 miles from downtown Gainesville and is known for its cluster of historic buildings. Century Tower, a more-than-150-foot-tall Gothic carillon, stands out both for its height and frequent clanging of the "Florida Chimes" bell tune. On the campus’s western edge, the Florida Museum of Natural History tells the state's history with more than 500 fossils and Native American artifacts. While you’re there, take a stroll through the museum's Butterfly Rainforest, where hundreds of butterfly species from around the world live among lush, tropical trees and cascading waterfalls.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two in a grand room, supreme room, classic cottage, or ultimate cottage
  • Daily gourmet Southern breakfast for two
  • Dates into August

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
  • Cancellation policy: 8-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are nonrefundable.
  • Taxes: 11% tax added at purchase
  • Does not apply to existing or group bookings
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.


  • Gourmet Southern breakfast
  • Complimentary nightly wine-and-cheese hour
  • Tropical gardens
  • Outdoor pool and jacuzzi
  • Bike rental
  • Koi pond
  • Complimentary WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 8-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Does not apply to existing or group bookings
  • 11% tax added at purchase.

Other Details

Room Details

Bedding varies by room. Please click here for more information.

Grand Room, Supreme Room, Classic Cottage, or Ultimate Cottage

  • Bedding varies
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; $10 per night for each additional guest 17 or younger

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m. (Call property direct to arrange check in after 7 p.m.)
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $25 per stay
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available by calling the hotel or at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • Nearest airports: Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV; 5 miles) and Jacksonville International Airport (JAX; 80 miles)
  • Nearest transit stop: RTS bus #25, Bed and Breakfast District stop

Customer Reviews

I liked the mini split heater / a/c, it makes keeping to room the perfect temperature that much easier. The breakfast was wonderful too. The mascot :Butterscotch' is adorable.
Dale S. · March 30, 2013
Good location, wonderful breakfast and a great room
Kathleen S. · March 11, 2013
The only comment we have is; Keep up the great work! We had a wonderful time!
Gregory B. · February 27, 2013
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