The Laurel Oak Inn

Southern Hospitality with an East Coast Flair!


Southern Hospitality with an East Coast Flair!

laurel oak living room sofa
laurel oak living room
guest suite
Laurel Oak Inn room
blue room bed and pillows
bathroom with clawfoot tub
guestroom loveseat with robe
guest suite
plate and napkin setting with flowers
sitting area in guestroom
flowers and champagne
door sign on suite
robe with flowers
guest room





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The Basics


If you love experiencing true Southern Hospitality you will love the Laurel Oak Inn, it's a Florida gem. Starting with a warm southern accent welcoming you when you arrive, to complimentary beverages and delicious breakfasts during your stay. Dave and Nan will immediately make you feel at home, so be prepared to be pampered. Dave likes to say, Nan's never met a stranger, just like all southern belles.

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Smoke-Free
  • Free Parking
  • Adult Only
  • Fireplaces
  • Jetted Tubs Avail.
  • Full House Rental
  • Weddings/Events

In the Know

  • Devils Den Spring is a scuba divers paradise

  • Micanopy is the oldest inland town in Florida and movie set for the 1991 movie, Doc Hollywood

  • Depot Park provides a space for public outdoor enjoyment unique to the city with a walking trail surrounding a retention pond

  • GNV Market at Heartwood Sound Stage and Thur farmers market are walking distance from the Inn

Stay for the Story

Nestled in the heart of tranquil, historic Gainesville, the inn beckons discerning travelers seeking respite and refined indulgence. This picturesque destination has a timeless allure and an exquisite blend of old-world charm and modern luxury.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Prime & Pearl (a short drive away) is a sublime, delightfully original chophouse in Gainesville, Florida

Dragonfly, a sophisticated twist on Japanese tapas-style dining, serving sushi, sashimi & robatayaki, with a full saké bar

4th Avenue Food Park is a lively open-air haunt featuring vendors doling out snacks such as pizza, tacos & sandwiches

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

The University of Florida, UF is a top-ranked public research university located in Gainesville near the Laurel Oak Inn

Paynes Prairie is an unpredictable Florida treasure, boasting herds of wild horses and bison, nearly 300 species of birds, and a unique ecosystem

Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail is a paved 16 mile long rail-trail running from Boulware Springs Water Works to the town of Hawthorne

Guest Reviews

I recently stayed at the Laurel Oak Inn for a ladies’ weekend retreat, and it was absolutely fantastic! The inn itself is charming and cozy, with beautifully decorated rooms that make you feel right at home. Overall, our experience at the Laurel Oak Inn was exceptional. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a memorable and rejuvenating ladies’ weekend retreat. We can't wait to come back again soon!

- Lilly Byrum

I recently stayed at the Laurel Oaks Inn and my experience here was fantastic! I don't normally stay in bed & breakfast locations and I was thrilled with all the accommodations, service and interactions with the staff! Everyone was really friendly and I felt right at home. The "cherry on top" was the large bathtub in the room and I took advantage of a couple of baths to really...See More

- Kari Gras

My daughter and I stayed at the Laurel Oak Inn while moving her into her sorority house. The location was convenient to downtown and The Swamp for meals, and an easy drive to get to her sorority house each day. The accommodations were great...beds were very comfortable and the room was well appointed... we absolutely loved the charm the house had! If we needed anything or had a special...See More

- Laura Slinkman

We loved this bed and breakfast! The surroundings inside and outside were sumptuous, and the attention to detail impeccable. Excellent restaurants are within walking distance, and after a pleasant walk back to the Inn, we relaxed in the sitting room with a glass of wine before retiring to a restful nights sleep in the beautifully furnished and decorated Chestnut room. We both enjoyed Nan's scrumptious breakfasts and warm hospitality....See More

- Julie Lisk

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 5

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Alarm Clocks

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For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Outside Only

Family Friendly: Welcomes children over the age of 12

Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: No

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Complimentary Snacks, Special Diets Accommodated

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Meeting Space Available, National Historic Registry, Weddings & Events Available, Wine/Spirits Available

Weddings & Celebrations

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Outdoor

Events Supported: Private Parties, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal Luncheons, Elopements

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Location Type: City/Metro