While the homes have a history of their own, the Holbrook family, the current owners and Innkeepers, have a history with them as well. Neglected over the years, these beautiful homes had fallen into a state of disrepair until, in 1978, Giovanna and Juan Holbrook, purchased the McKenzie home and began restoring it to its original beauty and charm. Giovanna Holbrook and her daughter Cornelia later purchased and restored the Cushman home in 1992.
The process of taking these buildings from their dilapidated condition to the beautiful and historic works of art they are today was one of love and patience, not to mention a lot of sweat and hard work. This hard work and dedication has resulted in two City Beautification Awards from the City of Gainesville.
Sweetwater Branch Inn is now a source of pride for its owners as well as the community. The Holbrook’s invite you to take a closer look at their website and call anytime with questions. Of course, if you’re in the area, please visit, stay, and enjoy!