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“Quiet and restful” 5 of 5 stars
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7920 SW 90th Ave, Bushnell, FL 33513 (Formerly Our Father's Haven Bed & Breakfast)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Bushnell B&B and Inns
Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Quiet and restful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Great place to get away and just chill. We don't have horses but it was still a quiet, restful and peaceful time. Beds are comfortable, the room we stayed in is big and breakfast was fantastic. The hosts are friendly but will sit down and talk with you if you desire. They have a fantastic story of how they build the B&B and how their marriage was restored. The state forest is just down the drive, plus a park and the Florida trail is just down the road. The little town of Nobleton has a couple of good eateries and the "big" town of Bushnell has even more.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OFHBandB, Owner at Bushnell Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your visit to Our Father's Haven. After our "storms" the mission we were given was to provide a "haven" where people could come to get out of their busyness and decompress. We especially enjoy seeing couples using their visit as a time to reconnect. Many guests who frequently visit report a feeling of peace as they drive onto Our Father’s Haven. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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  • Location
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Tryon, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We lived in Tampa for 25 years. We moved to NC 8 years ago. My daughter and I go back to FL each year with our horses to camp and ride with friends. I had decided that this would be our last trip back to Florida. That was before we stayed at OFH. It felt so much like home that we didn't want to leave. Everything is spacious; the rooms, the screened deck, the pastures, the property. The entire facility is immaculate from the rooms to the pastures to the barn. The East Croom Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest is right out the driveway. There are palmetto stands with long-leaf pines, granddaddy oaks with Spanish moss, and scrub oak stands to ride through. This is the real Florida that I love so much. There is such a feeling of peace here. Sitting in a rocking chair on the deck and looking out across the pastures toward the forest was a highlight of the stay. Gary and Joanne are warm, friendly, and accommodating hosts. They made us feel at home. Can't wait to go back next year.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OFHBandB, Owner at Bushnell Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Thank you for your encouraging review. We enjoyed your visit, especially our time chatting over breakfast. We don't recall any guests that spent more time on the miles of area horse trails than your group. We are excited that you have chosen to make an annual visit to Our Father's Haven.
We are already looking forward to seeing you again. Happy trails!
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Plantation, Florida, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Without question the best B & B I've ever been to! The suites are large, will furnished and immaculate. Gary and Joanne treated us like family and saw to it that our stay was totally delightful. The sense of peace, rest and refreshing at Our Father's Haven is tangible. We will be back!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OFHBandB, Owner at Bushnell Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Thank you for your encouraging review. We greatly enjoy your visits and hope to see you more frequently in the future. There is nothing better than gathering on the porch, watching the deer graze as the sun sets and solving the world's problems with friends. Thank you for a wonderful time of fellowship.
We hope you carrried some peace with you as you returned to the city life in South Florida.
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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

What a rejuvinating stay.Everything was perfect! Gary and Joanne were perfect hosts. They went above and beyond to make our stay wonderful! The barn and pastures were clean, comfortable and safe. Ceiling fans and lights, wash rack, personal feed lockers. The pastures maintained the best, with lush grass and crystal clear water and safe horse wire. While my horse family was very comfortable in their accomodations, my friends were very comforatable in our huge room with all the amenaties. I was surprised to see how very large and comfortable our seperate living room and bedroom was! The breakfast was delicious and I definitely ate my fill every morning! Access to many trails make this the perfect retreat for horsemen! Thank you Gary and Joanne, for making this a perfect get away! Can't wait to come back!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OFHBandB, Owner at Bushnell Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
Thank you for your kind review. We are honored to be able serve our guests by providing a "haven" that offers guests a respite from the storms of life and a time of refreshing. Horseback riding, hiking, bicycling, canoeing on the river or just rocking on the porch seem to offer a time to peaceful reflection and restoration. Getting away with friends, as you did, helps to build life long relationships. We are proud to be able to offer a peaceful place where guests are resfreshed.
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North Fort Myers
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

I can't say enough about Our Father's Haven! The rooms are spacious and comfortable, and include mini fridges and microwaves. Paper plates and plastic cutlery are provided. The environment is so quiet and peaceful! I wish the weather had been cooler so we could take advantage of more time on the porch!

This is definitely an area you go to when you want to get away from the "hustle and bustle", so don't expect a lot of night life. There are many opportunities for outdoor activities, however. Hiking, biking, canoeing, and horseback riding. We don't have horses, so we took a short hike on nearby Hog Island. We also took advantage of Gary and Joanne's canoe, and paddled around Silver Lake for a couple of hours. (The next time we are there we will plan on taking a bike ride!) There are several restaurants in the area with "local" flavor, and great prices on food and drinks.

Breakfasts are freshly prepared and YUMMY! We've stayed at several B&B's, and breakfast here is among the best we have ever had. The blueberry pancakes with warm syrup were my favorite!

Small touches really made our stay special: baskets of "goodies" in the room, a variety of magazines in the room, a cooler of water when we went canoeing...little details like this really mean a lot and added to the comfort and enjoyment of our stay.

Thank you, Gary and Joanne! I hope we can return in the not too distant future.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OFHBandB, Owner at Bushnell Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, September 22, 2012
Thank you for your wonderful review. We certainly enjoyed your visit. We do our best to provide clean, comfortable suites and a hearty breakfast, just as we would expect if we were guests. Very soon cooler temperatures will be arriving and the favorite activities will become hiking, bicycling, horseback riding and front porch rocking.
We are looking forward to serving you soon.
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Naples, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We Love this place !! Every time we stay here it's been a good experience. The trails are nice and easy to follow. The pastures are well kept, The barn is clean, The room are clean and comfortable. Breakfast is wonderful!! Gary, Joanne and Melissa are great host. My horses never waned to leave and neither did I !! This was our third trip and we will go back.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OFHBandB, Owner at Bushnell Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, August 19, 2012
Thank you for your kind words. It is very important to us to provide a place where guests feel welcome and enjoy frequent visits Our Father's Haven. When you were leaving did notice that your horses seemed a little reluctant to leave their grassy pastures.
We especially enjoy when visitors like you arrive as guests and leave as friends.
Happy trails!
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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Our riding group has been going to Our Father's Haven for years and each time it's a wonderful experience (this time we took the horses and the kayaks). Gary is a wonderful host, Joanne makes the best breakfasts and Melissa is always helpful and attentive. We are regular costumers and we look forward to stay in this great place.

Room Tip: My personal favorite is room #4.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OFHBandB, Owner at Bushnell Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, August 17, 2012
Thank you for your encouragement. We ALWAYS enjoy your visits.
You certainly had a full weekend with riding the horse trails kayaking the river and spending an afternoon shopping and dining in Ocala. We hope to see you soon.
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Address: 7920 SW 90th Ave, Bushnell, FL 33513 (Formerly Our Father's Haven Bed & Breakfast)
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Bushnell
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Bushnell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recently constructed B&B adjacent to west central Florida's Withlacoochee State Forest and nearby Withlacoochee River. Spacious non-smoking suites with private bath, pantry with microwave, sink, sitting room, video/DVD,WIFI, satellite TV. Guest laundry and recreation room. Full country breakfast daily. Equine guests welcome. Canoe, fish, hike, bike, ride Withlacoochee horse trails or relax and rock on the screened porch. Guests 18 and older please. ... more   less 

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