Friday, August 17, 2012

Bed and Breakfast: Sweetwater Branch Inn

Whenever I visit Gainesville, FL, I always stay at the Sweetwater Branch Inn, a bed and breakfast housed in a two beautiful Victorian buildings. Over the past ten years, I've had the pleasure of staying in most of the rooms and cottages on the property, and I recommend any of the rooms, though two I especially like are the Blue Moon Room, which is small and cozy and boasts a snug reading nook, and the cheerful Piccadilly Room, with its view of the fountain and garden outside.

My favorite room, though, is the Isadora, which is in the McKenzie Home's attic. The room boasts a separate sitting room with a window seat, so you can daydream as you look down from your turret-room.

The grounds are beautifully maintained, and you can find many peaceful places to sit and enjoy your favorite cup of tea.

Bonus: If you have time, you should visit the Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History and observe the variety of butterflies and subtropical plants.