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The lovely open woodland of Hawthorne 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.
The 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.
Hawthorne 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. Less than a mile from Magnesia Springs, near Newnan's Lake, Payne's Prairie Preserve, Sweetwater 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.
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
20 ratings · 13 reviews
September 17, 2023
Adina and Daniel are great hosts. Everything was easily accessible. Great location as well ~ very private and quiet. We will definitely be back ☺️
August 24, 2023
Adorable and comfortable cottage, definitely recommend!
May 16, 2023
Adina and Daniel are fabulous hosts! I can't wait to bring my wife back to meet them. Their cottage is wonderful. I learned a lot from both of them I wish them all the best in the future.
May 7, 2023
Adina and Daniel’s cabin was a lovely and restful retreat for our recent weekend at the University of Florida. About 25 minutes from the heart of campus it is comfortable and very thoughtfully appointed. We enjoyed the quiet and natural charm of the surroundings. Will definitely stay again!
April 17, 2023
I couldn’t of had a better experience at the Hawthorne Cottage! Adina and Danny were great hosts! The cottage is very nice, clean and has all the extra small details included! It’s very well located to U of F (15 minute drive) and also if you are a cyclist, it’s basically adjacent to the Hawthorne Bike Trail. I did ride to campus to visit my daughter one day (17 mile ride each way). I will definitely visit again! It’s quiet and the property is beautiful! I highly recommend and will be back with my wife!
April 16, 2023
Hawthorne Backwoods Sanctuary
A beautiful property that abuts WMA land and is very close to the Gainesville to Hawthorne bike trail. We were meeting two friends who are cycling the Southern Tier Cycling route from San Diego to St Augustine, and this was a perfect overnight camping spot for them between O’Lena State Park and the finish line in St Augustine. There’s a stretch of the route with little to no public or private campground options and so this was a blessing to find. Adina and Dan were kind and good-spirited, and their property is beautiful. Thanks!