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6 Days | 5 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 14 total, 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Sweetwater Branch Inn Bed & Breakfast: Gainesville, Florida, 5 nights
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: The Sweetwater Branch Inn Bed & Breakfast, in historic downtown Gainesville, is part of a Victorian complex which offers all the amenities you'd expect in a world-class bed & breakfast and much more. More History. Featured on PBS's series "Country Inns USA," The Sweetwater Branch Inn is graciously decorated and historically preserved offering its visitors a unique lodging experience. Surrounded by the magnificent McKenzie Gardens, the McKenzie House, dating to 1895, is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. **** Almost all rooms have one queen bed. Road Scholar roommate matches and request for two beds are unable to be accommodated with this program. A low single supplement is available.*****

Contact info:
625 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601 USA
phone: 352-373-6760
web: www.sweetwaterinn.com

Room amenities: The Sweetwater Branch Inn Bed & Breakfast invites you to step back in time in our beautifully restored, historical landmark Victorian homes. At the Sweetwater's Victorian Complex, you'll find a soothing blend of Southern comfort and Victorian elegance. With shiny hardwood floors, antique furnishings, and luxurious amenities, our gracefully proportioned rooms and cottages are designed for your comfort and relaxation. Sweetwater Branch Inn offers accommodations that will capture your heart and ease your mind. Graciously decorated, each room offers the following amenities: Central Air Conditioning/Heat Queen size beds Antique furnishings Writing desks with sitting chairs Private telephone Cable television Wireless High Speed Internet Ironing board and iron Blow dryer Coffee Maker Noise diffusers Free local phone calls Pre-Arranged Shuttle Service runs from 7:00 am- 11:00 pm

Facility amenities: Two blocks from historic downtown Gainesville On-site Bike Rentals Gift Shop with unique items Romance Packages Koi Pond Courtyard Lush Gardens Library

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Private bath with claw-foot tub, or Jacuzzi tub and shower (with the exception of Julia's room which has a unique 1930's Art Deco walk-in shower)

Additional nights before:
Please contact Sweetwater Branch Inn directly to inquire about extra night accommodations. The Inn's reservation line is 1-800-595-7760.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Additional nights after:
Please contact Sweetwater Branch Inn directly to inquire about extra night accommodations. The Inn's reservation line is 1-800-595-7760.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
1 Performances


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