Such a warm place to spend a couple of days, welcoming but not intrusive, quick walk to downtown restaurants and Depot Park, lovely live oaks with spanish moss, beautiful gardens and fountain. Bed very comfortable. Especially enjoyed access to kitchen for making pot of tea to enjoy on quiet front porch in the morning. Cindy and Joe are genuinely warm and we would definitely stay here again.
The cozy, comfortable and clean cottage, the nature-inspired grounds with meandering brick walks lined by "old Florida" plants, the friendly hosts, Joe and Cindy, and the delicious breakfasts were just as we remembered. Magnolia Plantation is an assembly of cottages surrounding the Victorian main house. "Miss Huey's Cottage" is a charming two bedroom, one bath with delightful living areas including a light-infused sunroom appointed as a dining room and sitting area. We would definitely recommend Magnolia Plantation to friends.
Cindy and Joe made everything super easy, very comfortable, and a wonderful breakfast I hope our kids never forget it. We are a family of five and a friend suggested to stay at The Magnolia Plantation. We stayed in the secret garden cottage and loved everything about it. The grounds and houses are beautiful. I wish we had more time to stay and explore more of the House. Easy parking felt like we had plenty of room as a family and meeting old friends. Breakfast was the most charming and delightable experience. Great conversations and the orange juice kept coming. Great breakfast while surrounded with beautiful gardens and such charming place. We hope to come down and stay longer at The Magnolia Plantation.
We had a wonderful stay at the Nutmeg cottage at Magnolia Plantation B&B with our dog. The property feels like a secret garden with lush vegetation, brick pathways, and trickling fountains throughout. It is located within walking distance of the downtown area and biking/driving distance of UF. The cottage itself was beautifully maintained and really showed pride of ownership through its cleanliness, attention to detail in the decor, and amenities. Thank you for the amazing stay!
Thank you Cindy and Joe! We had a fabulous stay in Jessica’s Cottage. Everything was clean, comfortable and charming. We love how the property is dog friendly. Great hospitality, we are looking forward to returning! Adrianna Cruz and Dan Wynn
My husband and I have been coming here with our two little puppies for years. It’s our go to place in Gainesville. Joe and Cindy are always so friendly and welcoming they make you feel like family, and they are always quick to help with anything you need. The Magnolia Plantation is a beautiful old Florida Inn with several Cottages, all very clean and charmingly decorated. There are peaceful water features incorporated into the lovely grounds surrounding the property. Great downtown restaurants and Depot Park are all within walking distance. We look forward to staying here again on our next visit.
Just wanted to leave a review of how quickly and satisfactory the proprietor of Magnolia Plantation responded to a concern. By the way - the grounds are nice to walk around for some peace, the location is close to downtown eateries, and the cottages are a peak into the southern charm past of Gainesville.
My husband and I brought my parents here for one night. We had never stayed at a bed and breakfast. It was such a wonderful experience. Cindy and Joe are great hosts. We stayed in the Cinnamon cottage. It was neatly decorated and both rooms we’re wonderful. Well appointed rooms with everything you need. Super comfy beds and exceptionally clean. We walked downtown for dinner where there were lots of great restaurants. Breakfast in the morning was delicious. We sat outside and enjoyed being amongst the beautiful landscape. Also, the sound of the water fountain just added to the ambiance. The grounds are beautiful. We looked at some rooms in the original building an each one was so carefully thought out. This really is an enchanting place. It made for a wonderful night to spend with family. I highly recommend. This is a Do-Over in my book. Thanks to everyone that makes this Inn so magical!…
Came here from Palm Beach County to get some peace and nature and was BLOWN AWAY by this gorgeous property. At night it is a fairytale! It’s a short walk to restaurants in downtown. And the breakfast was so delicious. And the innkeepers are incredibly friendly and personable. They recommended Payne’s Prairie and it was beautiful! We saw wild horses there! Seriously I loved my short time here and will be coming back soon. Thank you Joe & Cindy
The common rooms are lovely and when you park you're greeted by a lovely pond with running water. I arrived late and that was no problem because they have a contactless check-in. My room, the Jasmine is comfy but not luxurious. But for its class of lodging, it's just right. Cookies and wine were waiting in the room. Lovely and comfortable. I always write my reviews my first night so don't know about breakfast yet. I had no idea Gainesville had these old historic houses and learning the history is great. I'd definitely try out this gem. I can't wait to look at the grounds tomorrow.