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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.
Alachua, Florida, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Seminole, Timucua, Miccosukee, and Mascogo First Nations according to To 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
23 ratings · 16 reviews
November 5, 2023
Peaceful and relaxing
A peaceful and relaxing space to simple enjoy some time. Easy to find and close to UF to meet my family to watch a game or a meal.
October 15, 2023
Great place. Very relaxing and quite. Great to get back to nature and away from city.
October 11, 2023
This is a wonderful cottage and located close to Gainesville! Adina and Danny are super hosts, very welcoming and take great pride in decorating and supplying everything you would need! All the light switches and extras are labeled , which is very helpful! I already rebooked another weekend and looking forward to bringing the wife this time! Also, it’s a great spot if you like to bike! Located within a 1/2 mile to the Hawthorne Trail!
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.