Summer Lovin’

Let’s have a blast!

Summer’s hot. There are mosquitos and sticky humidity and crowds that think the combination makes for the perfect time to visit Disney World.

But summer is also magical. Lightening bugs and dips in the springs and long days followed by longer nights with nowhere to be except wherever you want to be. Doesn’t it sound wonderful? It is and this is the type of summer we offer at the Magnolia Plantation.

Here in Gainesville we have easy access to Florida’s most alluring feature-the natural springs. Beaches are nice and all but they come with sand and groups that think 30 people belting out Summer of 69 underneath a tent is cool. Instead come float along the beatiful blue waters of Florida’s springs. It’s an adventure that can’t be matched.

There’s the Ichetucknee- https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Ichetucknee-Springs 

The enchanting Gennie Springs- http://www.ginniespringsoutdoors.com 

The actually not depressing Poe Springs- http://www.floridasprings.org/visit/map/poe%20springs/ 

Or Silver Springs-  http://www.silversprings.com 

Then there’s always diving at Devils Den!- http://www.devilsden.com 

No matter where you want to go, Magnolia Plantation is centrally located for an easy drive and good nights rest to tons of North Central Florida springs. 

VACATION RENTALS MAKE FOR THE PERFECT DEAL

To help kick off this awesome summer that we’re helping you plan, we’ll be offering a special Vacation Rental deal during the month of June

First let’s review what a Vacation Rental is normally. (This is what it will return to in July) 

  • $125 a night 
  • 3 night minimum 
  • $125 rate based on 2 people. Additional person is $25 a head. 
  • No food & minimal service 
  • During VR time, regular Bed & Breakfast is not offered 

But two good things are even better together right? Ice cream is good; fudge is good; put them together and you’ve got a party. So in that same token, during the month of June we will be offering both full B&B service along with a special Vacation Rental. 

You can book any type of stay as a regular Bed & Breakfast guest—OR you can stay as a Vacation Rental guest at $150 a night with no 3 night minimum. You can stay 1 or 2 nights as a VR at this price. Although after 2 nights we’re pretty sure our charming disposition, bubbling personality and abundance of wine will have you kicking your shoes back off to stay a bit longer. 

If you would like to stay as a Vacation Rental guest at this special rate during the month of June please call us and we will book your reservation over the phone. 

352-375-6653…ask for Cindy 

Or if you wish to receive the full Bed & Breakfast experience, then do so at a discount. Book your reservation online during the month of June and you can receive 10% of your entire stay. Simply use the code MP10 for the special discount. 

We can’t wait to see you soon. Bring your swimsuits, spend an afternoon at the springs and we’ll have a bottle of wine waiting for you upon your return. Wine and some mosquito spray-it is summer after all.  

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We Love Valentines Day and Our Guest

Valentines Day

Love it or hate it, the calendar still says it’s coming. Here at the Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast, we choose to embrace it…mostly because we have a property full of romantic settings.

We hope that as you make your Valentines Day plans, that you choose to spend it here at the Plantation where we have everything you need to make it a perfect weekend. From the setting to the gifts to the small touches that make a big impact, you can find the full package at the Magnolia Plantation.

In the Main House, we have numerous Victorian inspired rooms. They’ll sweep you and your special someone away with fireplaces, claw foot tubs and an attention detail that bespeaks of a time when romance wasn’t interrupted by cellphones.

Our cottages are private and cozy, providing a secret getaway where only the two of you exist. And with each cottage having a kitchen, porch/courtyard and sitting area, these cottages are ideal for those who want to stretch their Valentine celebration as long as possible—maybe even an entire weekend!

This Valentines Day, we want to show you that we love you just as much as you love your special someone, so come spend the weekend with us and allows us to play a little Cupid.

The best way to guarantee every bit of the weekend is special, is to spend it at the Magnolia Plantation!

With your reservation, you will be choosing a gift of your choosing that will be waiting for you at check in. Since Valentines Day is on a Sunday, this offer will last for stays on the night of the 12th, 13th or 14th. Please review the following.

  1. A bottle of wine and flowers.
  2. A bottle of wine and Magnolia Plantation chocolate special *
  3. Flowers and Magnolia Plantation chocolate special*

*The Magnolia Plantation loves to tinker with chocolate candies in the kitchen. You can choose a chocolate special from below.

  • Chocolate covered pretzels
  • Chocolate macaroons
  • Cracker candy; can also have coconut added
  • Chocolate covered raisins
Cracker Candy, wine, flowers and fire set the scene for a perfect Valentines Day at the Magnolia Plantation.

Cracker Candy, wine, flowers and fire set the scene for a perfect Valentines Day at the Magnolia Plantation.

If booking a reservation online, please put your preference in the special preferences and notes. If booking a reservation over the phone, simply give your preference to the innkeeper.

As we draw closer to this lovely weekend, come back to our blog here for more ideas on how to make Valentines Day special.

So don’t stress over your Valentines Day plans. We already have everything ready for you here. The best way to guarantee every bit of the weekend is special, is to spend it at the Magnolia Plantation!

Book online at www.magnoliabnb.com or call 352-375-6653. Hurry, as rooms are booking fast for the weekend! 

Go Gators Special

There are a few truths around the Magnolia Plantation that never change.

There’s no such thing as too much wine.

Breakfast should always be served with a side of a good story.

And the Florida Gators will always be close to our hearts.

It’s near impossible to be in Gainesville and not feel the blessed Gator presence woven into everything this town is about. During football season, the heartbeat of the city beats to the time of the game clock.

But there’s a secret that only few realize and one we want to help others discover; Gainesville is even more charming during the spring. Flowers are in their full glory, art shows pop up all over the place and you better see the eclectic nature of this Central Florida gem.

The best part though? There are still TONS of Gators sports to immerse yourself in.

Book online and then show us your ticket to the sporting event when paying for your stay and you will receive a 10% discount! Keep reading for details!

Basketball, baseball, softball, gymnastics, tennis, the list goes on and one.

The Gators softball team is coming off back-to-back National Championships and with their sights set on a third.

The Gators gymnastics team? Yea they’ve already gotten their third straight championship and are about to start their search for the quadruple whammy.

The Gators baseball team was just recently named the preseason No. 1 team in the country and by visiting Gainesville, you can watch them start their journey at home on the road to Omaha.

Yes, there are so many options for Gainesville in the spring, and we hope you get to experience many of them. As a way of enticing you to our beloved city and just blatant homerism, we’re offing a “Go Gators Special” for the duration of winter and spring.

Attend any Gator sporting event during the week* (Sunday night through Thursday night) and save by staying at the Magnolia Plantation! Book online and then show us your ticket to the sporting event when paying for your stay and you will receive a 10% discount!

   *This does not apply to stays on Friday or Saturday night. If you stay on a Friday or Saturday night and attend a sporting event, show us the ticket and we will make sure to apply the 10% discount to any future weekday stay. 

We love our Gators and we love our guest, so let’s combine the two!

And seriously, who doesn’t want to come see this?