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309 SE 7th Street, Gainesville, FL 32601-6831, USA    
(352) 375-6653
  • Free Night Participating Inn
 
 

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  1. Azalea is located inside the main mansion. Queen Bed with shower and tub inside...
  2. Magnolia Room inside the main house is the master bedroom. Private bath is loca...
  3. The Heather Room is on the 2nd floor of the main mansion with a view of the pond...
  4. Miss Huey's Cottage is a stand alone house nestled between The Laurel Oak Inn an...
  5. Sun Room of Miss Huey's Cottage looking out to the back yard....
  6. Living Room of Miss Huey's Cottage....
  7. Ginger Cottage with queen bed and small kitchenette. Back porch is shared with ...
  8. Jessica's Courtyard is a 2 bedroom 1 bath. Queen and 2 twins in the 2nd bedroom...
  9. Located on the 2nd floor of the original Carriage Building. Two fire places wit...
  10. Swing the size of a twin bed on the veranda of the Carriage House....
  11. Carriage House kitchenette and office area...

$135
- $335


Book a Room $135 - $335

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Innkeeper/s:

Joe Montalto, Cindy Montalto

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Description

Circa 1885. This restored French Second Empire Victorian is in the National Register. Magnolia trees surround the house and the gardens include a reflecting pond with waterfalls and gazebo. Five guest rooms are filled with family heirlooms and the bathrooms feature clawfoot tubs and candles. There are also private historic cottages available with Jacuzzis. Some of the cottages are pet friendly. The innkeepers offer bicycles and evening wine and snacks are included. The inn is two miles from the University of Florida.

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Rates

$135 to $335

Payment Types Accepted Include American Express, Master Card and Visa.

    • Breakfast
    • Afternoon Tea

Amenities

This property has 5 total guest accommodations with private bath, 5 with fireplaces, 5 with whirlpools, 7 cottages, 6 guest houses and 7 cabins. The types of beds available include Twin and Queen.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Bicycles
  • Cable TV
  • Coffeemaker
  • DVD
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Flexible Check in/out Times

Events Hosted

    • Romantic Getaways

Inns Of Interest

    • Cookbooks Written by Innkeepers

Liquor License

    • Beer & Wine

Pet Restrictions

Some of the cottages are pet friendly
  • Pets Allowed
  • Innkeepers pets on premises
  • Some Of The Cottages Are Pet Friendly

Romantic Interest

Feather beds, candles, hurricane lamps, soft music, clawfoot tubs, bubblebath

Innkeepers Association Memberships

IR, PAII.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Two nights football and graduation

Cancellation

7 days

Smoking

Smoke Free Property.


Other Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Live Theater
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Sports Events, Major College

Historic Interest

Historic Awards:

  • National Register (Granted)
  • Local Register (Granted)
  • City Historical Site (Granted)

Historic Memberships:

  • National Trust
  • Local Historical Society
  • City Historical Society

Get a Free Night at this inn

The dates this property will honor the certificate are Sunday-Thursday, all year or anytime, last minute..

- One Night Free: This property is featured as participating in the iLoveinns.com Buy-One-Night-Get-One-Night-Free program.


Decadent Bread

A truly sinful breakfast dish. With the spice of nutmeg and the warmth of the bread itself, this dish lives up to its name. This dish can be made the night before, creating a rich and delicious convenience.


Pina Colada Muffins

These muffins are a delectable treat packing the punch of pineapple and finishing with a sweet coconut flavor. Great taste, complete with an inevitable moist outcome!


Banana Coffee Streussel

This moist and delicious coffee cake combines the sweet taste of chocolate and brown sugar with the savory flavor of bananas baked right in!


Three Cheese Egg Bake

This egg dish can be made the night before and tastes great with a dash of your favorite spice, try dill or thyme. This will really get your guests up and running!


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes



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Beyond Expectations

Magnolia Plantation B&B is nothing short of Fantastic! Within minutes of meeting both Cindy and Joe, the Inn's owners, you feel you are reuniting with wonderful friends. From their warm smiles and the overall welcoming feeling you get as you enter their home is unsurpassed. Beautifully and thoughtfully detailed surroundings and attention to detail in all aspects....service, accomodations, common areas, grounds, meals and snacks is clearly demonstrative of their love and dedication for their home and their guests. When asked by Cindy what my daughter and I prefer for breakfast, I responded my daughter is a vegan (and raw food only) and I am one in the making, no further questions were required. Each meal Cindy presented beautifully with an array of fruits, vegetables and nuts, juiceof beverage and complimented with warm smiles and conversation. I have travelled quite extensively and asked Joe with some certainty of my answer " Cindy went to culinary school and is a chef?" His answer of "no" certainly did surprise me!! We stayed in the Jasmine room and it was very charming, filled with historic memorbalia, antique furnings and a very comfortable bed with down pillows! All areas in the Inn are meticulously kept, not sterile, and offer plenty of quite sitting areas, reading and reference books, videos and lovely surroundings to just explore. Their support staff is warm and friendly and anxious to accomodate any requests. Having never been to Gainsville, both Cindy and Joe effortlessly were available to offer recommendations regarding specific dining preferences, historic points of interest, bicycling routes and local evening entertainment. The neighbor is very quite and quaint....a step back in time. My daughter and I were there last weekend and I knew immediately I would definitely be staying there on all future visits to UF while she attends next Fall 2014. Until then, I am in the process of confirming next trip up to Gainsville to specifically visit the Inn again with my boyfriend in 4 weeks. I got a sense it is an ideal spot for a romantic weekend as well!!! It is close to all, yet you feel like you are in your own little world. Magnolia Inn is exceptional and I truly am without reservation, an ambassador of good will after my experience with Cindy and Joe. Carol R
C Rhodes

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Top Notch Romantic Getaway

A happily married couple share their bliss, create a pleasing environment for you to experience & enjoy. Super breakfasts, warm welcome, attractive accommodations & grounds.
Janet Rosenzweig

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Make You Feel at Home

This is the third time we have stayed at the Magnolia Plantation B&B in Gainesville, Florida and once again, it was a great visit. This B&B is located on "B&B row" in a quaint neighborhood near downtown Gainesville - very convenient to some fabulous restaurants. Joe and Cindy are excellent hosts and make you feel like you are family. We were in the Magnolia Room in the main house which is a very spacious room. Gainesville is a very "bike friendly" city. This B&B is a perfect location for our biking because it is just down the street from the Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail.
Michael S

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What a great stay!

We stayed at the Magnolia Plantation in December. Convenient location to the downtown area of Gainesville. The host and hostess exude Southern hospitality. It was great to hear about the history of the home. Breakfast was awesome. Highly recommend.
Dawn Shreeve
Port Orange, FL
6/5/2010

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This has been a charming, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Anonymous
10/21/2008

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