• Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

  • Ironwood Golf Course

Choose from a Variety of Packages

At Sweetwater Inn we offer two Excursion Packages and a variety of Romance Packages for your enjoyment. Call us at 352.373.6760 to reserve any of our packages.

Golf Course Package | $85.00

Take the groomsmen golfing. We will book your group’s tee time at Ironwood Golf Course. This package includes a shuttle to and from the golf course and a cooler filled with your choice of drinks (bottled soft drinks, water, and beer). Small group beginner’s clinics are also offered for the less experienced golfers.

  • Price: $30 per player plus a one-time $25 shuttle fee and $4 per drink.
  • Package must be booked 5-10 days in advance.
  • Baseline price of $85.00 is based on 2 golfers with shuttle. Extra players and drink cooler will incur an extra charge.
We offer three great excursion packages below for residents of The Villages.
For your convenience you can download our Excursion Flyer.

EXCURSION FLYER

Grand Package

Ideal for 2 Guests | Rate: $245 per guest | 2 Nights, 3 Days | On your own transportation

Day 1 | Arrival

  • Check in: 3:00pm
  • Wine & Cheese: 6:00-7:00pm

Day 2 | Excursions

  • Homemade Breakfast: 8:00am
  • Matheson Museum
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Kanapaha Botanical Gardens or Harn Museum (weather depending)
  • Wine & Cheese: 6:00-7:00pm

Day 3 | Checkout

  • Homemade Breakfast: 8:00am
  • Checkout: 11:00am

Deluxe Package

3 Couples or more | Rate: $205 per guest, Single Room Supplement $80 | 2 Nights, 3 Days | On your own transportation

Day 1 | Arrival

  • Check in: 3:00pm
  • Wine & Cheese: 6:00-7:00pm

Day 2 | Excursions

  • Homemade Breakfast: 8:00am
  • Matheson Museum
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Kanapaha Botanical Gardens or Harn Museum (weather depending)
  • Wine & Cheese: 6:00-7:00pm

Day 3 | Checkout

  • Homemade Breakfast: 8:00am
  • Checkout: 11:00am

Ultimate Package

5-14 Guests | Rate: $305 per guest, Single Room Supplement $120 | 3 Nights, 4 Days | All inclusive transportation

Day 1 | Arrival

  • Shuttle Pickup from The Villages: 2:00pm
  • Wine & Cheese: 6:00-7:00pm
  • Walk to Dinner Downtown Gainesville: (not included)

Day 2 | Excursions

  • Homemade Breakfast: 8:00am
  • Matheson Museum
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Kanapaha Botanical Gardens or Harn Museum (weather depending)
  • Wine & Cheese: 6:00-7:00pm

Day 3 | Excursions

  • Homemade Breakfast: 8:00am
  • Payne’s Prairie
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Afternoon in Micanopy, FL
  • Wine & Cheese: 6:00-7:00pm

Day 4 | Checkout

  • Homemade Breakfast: 8:00am
  • Checkout and Shuttle back to The Villages: 11:00am
Whether you want to go out for a hike, an autodrive ecotour, or are looking for more of an outdoor classroom session, we have a tour that is right for you. A staff member experienced in Florida land management and Florida nature will guide you on a special and informative hike Gainesville Ecotours’ guides are certified in American Heart Association CPR and First Aid

Custom Ecotour Programs

Gainesville Ecotours provides hikes for girl and boy scout groups, employee retreats, Road Scholar programs, schools, birthday parties, community centers and religious organizations. Contact Gainesville Ecotours through the contact page or at <mailto:”Terri@GainesvilleEcotours.com”>Terri@GainesvilleEcotours.com for group discount pricing and we will help plan a tour that is just right for your group.

About EcoTours Hike Locations

Most hikes take place on St. Johns River Water Management District property. Please visit St. Johns River Water Management District for more information on the District’s land management program.

Note: While there is no charge to enter St. Johns River Water Management District properties, Gainesville Ecotours has approval from the agency to conduct fee-based tours on their property. The above fees are for guided, interpretive tours and tickets must be purchased online the day before the tour or off-site at the morning meeting place.

Romance PackagesSweetwater is the perfect destination for a romantic night or weekend. Absolute privacy, gourmet food and luxurious amenities will calm and delight your senses. We’d love to help you celebrate your anniversaries, vow renewals, or birthdays with comfort and elegance – don’t worry, we’ve thought of everything! Come spend a night or two, relax in a jacuzzi tub and indulge yourself in a relaxing Full Body Massage, or reserve one of our other blissful packages for your special someone.

I Love You Package | $35

  • One dozen roses* (her favorite color or yours)

Romance Package | $45

  • Your choice of wine or champagne
  • Chocolate covered strawberries

True Love Package | $55

  • One dozen roses*
  • Chocolate covered strawberries

Sweetwater Package | $80

  • Your choice of wine or champagne
  • A dozen roses*
  • Chocolate covered strawberries

Anniversary Package | $100

  • Your choice of wine or champagne
  • One dozen roses*
  • Chocolate covered strawberries
  • Candles

Honeymoon Package | $120

  • Your wine or champagne
  • One dozen roses*
  • Chocolate covered strawberries
  • Candles
  • A deluxe bubble bath kit

Note: Roses
Due to the high demand during St. Valentine’s Day, roses will not be available for our Romantic Packages during the period of February 11-17. We apologize for any inconvenience.