Quiet country ranch vacation rental near Ocala and gainesville

A Charming, Well Appointed, Rural Retreat in the Horse Capital of the World

About Little Ridge Ranch

Little Ridge Ranch is a 10 acre rural property with two houses (some call them luxury cabins), rent one or both (depending on availability).  LRR is located on a beautiful quiet road lined with massive majestic Oak trees. We are conveniently close and equidistant to Gainesville and Ocala and to the University of Florida, HITS, the World Equestrian Center, the world class diving destinations of Devils Den and Blue Grotto. Kayak /tube down the Rainbow River, the Santa Fe River, Ginnie Springs,  or swim in any of the many local natural springs and rivers. We are an Airbnb Superhost and a Premier Partner with VRBO, you can see our Airbnb reviews here.

Our Homes/Cabins

Both homes have been recently renovated and are beautifully furnished.  They are each 3 bedroom, 2 bath homes (also sofa bed in Living room) with stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer and huge screened porches with gas BBQ grills. Our rural setting offers the ultimate in Social Distancing while still having shopping and activities close by. See more Little Ridge Ranch photos here!

Vacation Rental Home Near Gainesville and Ocala Fl
East House at Little Ridge Ranch


Vacation Rental Cabin Close to Gainesville and Ocala
West House at Little Ridge Ranch


Relax and Enjoy

Feel free to walk and explore the property. Enjoy the star lit quiet nights around the fire pit. Keep an eye out for for Turkeys, Sandhill Cranes, Hawks and all kinds of birds (including the occasional Eagle). Kids and adults love our donkeys, chickens and sheep (with 3 new baby lambs born March 2021). The rural roads offer a great place to walk, run or bicycle through the countryside. In addition to our chickens and sheep and our neighbors have cattle and goats.

Cabin Rental Near Gainesville Fl
Front of Property from West House


Pet Friendly Vacation Rental

Your dogs (up to two,, if more check with us first) are welcome. All we ask is that they are well behaved, stay off the furniture, don't bother the animals and are crated when you are away from the property. We have plenty of area where your dogs can be free to run and play off leash.


Horses and Horse People

We are located about 10 minutes from HITS Post Time Farm and Equestrian Facility. Please let us know if you would like to bring your horses (check ahead for availability and rates) we have 2 horse stalls, 2 large paddocks, a 6 acre pasture where you can ride and plenty of room to park your trailers. We are also less than 20 miles from the World Equestrian Center You may want to go to Goethe State Forest or any of the many riding areas and state parks in the area. If you don't have your own horses you can visit some of the excellent equestrian facilities in the area for trail rides and/or lessons.  Black Prong Equestrian Village is less than 16 miles away.   Here is a video of guests who brought there horses..

Marion County-Levy County-Alachua County

We are located close to all three counties. Marion County is big with more square miles than the State of Rhode Island! We are located in the Marion County Small Farm Preservation area and are listed with the Ocala/Marion County Visitors Convention Bureau.  If you have never visited North Florida you will be amazed, the most common comment from first time visitors to the area (especially people familiar with other areas of Florida) is that "This is a Whole Different World". Highlights of the area are HITS (Horses in the Sun), coming soon the World Equestrian Center (WEC), Scuba and Snorkeling at Devil's Den and Blue Grotto. Visit one of the more than 600 natural springs and rivers in North Florida. Most of all enjoy the country, the star lite nights sitting around the fire pit and you will know what we mean when we say "Stay Rural!" For more, check out Things to do in Ocala and Marion County

COVID-19

We are committed to a higher standard of cleanliness and hygiene for our guests which includes a thorough cleaning followed by sanitizing all frequently touched surfaces with in compliance with the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

Visitor Information

Whether you are traveling as a group or family Little Ridge Ranch will give you and your family and friends traveling together the perfect private retreat where you can stay and relax. When booking, please let us know a little bit about your trip, is this a family get together? Visiting attractions in the area? Kids, pets, etc. That way we will make sure that we are a good match. We can also send you a guidebook that will help you get the most out of your trip!

Scuba/Snorkeling:

If you are in the area to dive Blue Grotto or Devil's Den this is the perfect place to relax around the fire pit at the end of the day.

College Visitors:

Visiting the University of Florida at Gainesville or the College of Central Florida at Ocala? We are a great place to getaway with the family with all the comfort of home.


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