East House

West House

Little Ridge Ranch is a 10-acre rural property with two homes (East House and West House, some call them luxury cabins) located on a beautiful quiet country road lined with massive majestic Oak Trees. conveniently close to and equidistant to Gainesville and Ocala, the University of Florida at Gainesville, Horses in the Sun (HITS), the World Equestrian Center, Cedar Lakes Botanical Woods and Gardens as well as the world class diving destinations of Devil’s Den and Blue Grotto.

Feel free to walk and explore the property. Enjoy the star lit quiet nights around the fire pit. Keep an eye out for Turkeys, Sandhill Cranes, Hummingbirds, Woodpeckers, Hawks and all kinds of birds (including the occasional Eagle) Kids and adults love our chickens, sheep and donkeys as well as our neighbor’s cattle and goats.

Kayak or tube down the Rainbow River or swim in the many local natural springs. Visit the local Antique Stores.

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Pet and Dog 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 their 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

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!


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.

You can book directly by using the links above or through AirBnb using the links below...

You can book directly by using the links above or through AirBnb using the links below...