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Backwoods Sanctuary

· Florida
13 acres
2 sites
2 RV
The lovely open woodland of Backwoods Sanctuary was a pasture in the 1970's.  Where there are large live oaks on the property, one can imagine those trees stood in the pastures of the 1970's and provided shade for the cattle there.  By the time we purchased this property in 2017, it was a young regenerating hardwood forest.  Previous owners did not inhabit or pollute this land.  We have found very little trash or garbage here, only charred wood when we dig down several feet.  You'll have to make up your own story about that.  Our aim is to keep this forest healthy, and allow it to continue to provide shelter and food for the creatures that buzz, burrow, nest, forage, browse, hunt and pass through here regularly.  Backwoods Sanctuary has been a healthy and regenerative place for us, and we feel honored to offer guests an opportunity to rest and to feel the generous forest energy that has settled us here.                   Learn more about this land: A hardwood forest with a few parking spots off of the driveway in wooded areas between our homesite and the access road County Road 2082. Armadillo, Deer, Turkey, Hawks, Crows and morning cacophony of songbirds on the property. Less than a mile from the Hawthorne Gainesville Bike Trail. Near Newnan's Lake, Paine's Prairie Preserve, Boulware Springs Park, Devil's Millhopper State Park, LaChua Hiking Trail. And, much more.  12 miles to Gainesville, 9 miles to scenic old town Micanopy. A good jumping off point to various springs, and parks.
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Florida, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Adina/Daniel L.Joined in December 2019
2 ratings · 2 reviews
Rachel H.recommends
January 26, 2022
Site 2 - Backwoods Sanctuary
Very quiet, and peaceful. Perfect overnight stop. The owner was really nice and helpful.
Bruce T.recommends
July 18, 2021
Site 1 - Backwoods Sanctuary
Quiet, no frills RV site w/ animals
Property is as described by the hosts. No extras, but beautiful, quiet property for no frills stay near Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail. In and around the area I saw deer, hawks, tortoise, turkey, rabbits, and armadillos. Hosts made it very easy to find the RV site. I will stay here again when I come to ride the Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail.
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