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Annual Fifth Avenue Arts Festival

5th Avenue Arts Festival Gainesville, FL

Get ready for the 35th Annual 5th Avenue Arts Festival! The annual Gainesville, FL event will take place April 26 Р27 on 5th Avenue and the surrounding area. Attendees get to enjoy art, performances, and more during the festival. The 5th Avenue Arts Festival in Gainesville actually begins in the local schools of Gainesville. Artists, performers, and others involved in the creative arts demonstrate their skills and talents to kids at the local schools. This is only a small sample of what they can enjoy at the weekend event.  Attendees of the Gainesville festival will be able to enjoy Read More

‘You Won’t Be Disappointed’

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The Lodge at Gainesville has received a review from a recent guest of ours, so we wanted to share it with you! Our friend said they were headed home from their spring break trip, and needed a place to stay for the night. After checking reviews on TripAdvisor, they decided to stay at our hotel in Gainesville, FL. “Excellent” is how they described our customer service, and also said that their room was clean and that our complimentary breakfast is “worth it,” which they enjoyed sitting by our “amazing” fireplace in the lobby.¬†Our guest also said that you shouldn’t “be Read More

Gator Stompin’ 2014

Gator Stompin 2014

There are many annual events in Gainesville, FL, and one of the largest is Gator Stompin’! Gator Stompin’ has become a Gainesville tradition, and attendees can enjoy complimentary drinks, food, and live music at over 80 nightclubs, bars, and restaurants in Gainesville. The Gainesville event will take place on Saturday, May 1. Gator Stompin’, now in its 32nd year, is a Gainesville tradition that occurs at the end of every spring. It is a chance for people to celebrate being part of the Gator Nation with fellow Florida Gators fans. Participants of the event are given an official Gator Nation Read More

2014 JestFest!

JestFest in Gainesville, FL

April is approaching fast, and that means you should get ready to laugh! Every Saturday night in April, you can enjoy JestFest! at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza in downtown Gainesville, FL. JestFest! is a free and family-friendly Gainesville event. Each night of the Gainesville festival will feature a different lineup. Attendees will be able to enjoy different comedy & variety acts, as well as circus style performances. The lineup for JestFest! in Gainesville is as follows: April 5: Atmosphere/Opening Act: Cinkli Stilt Birds (puppets); Headiner: The Flying Wallendas (high wire acrobatics) April 12: Atmosphere: Barbara & Ina (living statue); Read More

Gainesville Delivery Service

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Gainesville, FL has so many great dining options to choose from when you stay at The Lodge at Gainesville. But sometimes, after a long day of exploring, shopping, or sightseeing, you might just want to stay in your comfortable hotel room and relax. Well, if you want to relax and have your food delivered, then you are in luck! Next time you stay at our Gainesville hotel, you can enjoy Doorstep Delivery of Gainesville! With Doorstep Delivery, you can order your food online and have it delivered to you at our hotel. One of the greatest things about the service Read More

‘Extremely Inviting’

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We recently had a guest who traveled all the way from Canada to stay at our hotel in Gainesville, FL! Not only did they give us a five star rating on TripAdvisor, but they left us some great compliments in their guest review as well! Our guest, Madison, told us that since we are located right “off the highway,” we are “extremely convenient for location.” She said that we were “extremely inviting with warm cookies at check-in.” Madison said that she enjoyed our “inviting large fire” in our lobby, and with our daily, free cocktail hour, “free drinks in the Read More

JestFest! 2014

JestFest in Gainesville, FL

Everyone deserves a good laugh once in a while, and the upcoming JestFest! will have you rolling! Enjoy comedy acts every Saturday evening in April at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza in downtown Gainesville, FL. JestFest! is a free and family-friendly Gainesville event. Each night of the Gainesville festival will feature a different lineup. Attendees will be able to enjoy different comedy & variety acts, as well as circus style performances. The lineup for JestFest! in Gainesville is as follows: April 5: Atmosphere/Opening Act: Cinkli Stilt Birds (puppets); Headiner: The Flying Wallendas (high wire acrobatics) April 12: Atmosphere: Barbara & Read More

Gators Sports

University of Florida Sports

Seeing as how The Lodge at Gainesville of Gainesville, FL is a Preferred Supplier to the University of Florida Athletic Association, you know we’re happy to see so many UF sports in action! Basketball, baseball, lacrosse, and so many others are happening right now. The basketball season is still going for both the men’s and women’s Gators basketball teams. The Gators men’s basketball team is 24-2-1 overall, and the women’s team is 17-8 overall. The Gators baseball team is currently 4-1 overall at the end of their first week of 2014 play. The Gators softball team is 12-0 overall and Read More

‘Warm and Inviting’

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Once again, The Lodge at Gainesville has received a wonderful guest review, and once again we want to share it with you! Our review comes from a guest who came all the way from Sharpsburg, GA to stay at our hotel in Gainesville, FL. Our guest starts her review by calling our Gainesville hotel “the best kept place to stay” in Gainesville. She told us that our lobby “is so warm and inviting” and is great to “wind down the day relaxing with a drink by the fire.” Like our guests, we love our nightly complimentary cocktail reception as well! Read More

Restore the Music Festival

Restore the Music Festival Gainesville, FL

If you love music and you love to support a good cause, then you need to be at the Restore the Music Festival! The music festival will be held in downtown Gainesville, FL on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 1 pm – 1am. Enjoy TWELVE HOURS of great music! Restore the Music Festival will feature numerous unsigned bands and musicians of all genres of music. Rock, country, hip hop, ska, and many other genres will be represented at the Gainesville music festival. Restore the Music Festival will also feature the HEENE BOYZ, the world’s youngest metal band. Click Restore the Music Read More