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Rustic Cottages With A Luxuruious Twist

Each of our cottages are completely furnished to meet most if not all of your needs ..The living areas are complete with music with many CD’s but be sure to bring some of your favorite along as well, books , board games , and many other items but if you have any questions please feel free to ask . Two of the cottages have full kitchens with cooking pots and pans  .. the cottage has a microwave and has access to the outside screened kitchen which by the way is one of my favorite areas and also works as out teaching class room for the canning and cooking classes . We have just 3 minutes from the ranch one of the finest country stores you will find.. Fresh meats and vegetables are always available .. They even have a small wine selection.. In addition there are several fine restaurants located with in minutes of the ranch as well .. Just ask we will share our recommendations with you ..

Forgot your tooth brush no worry we have a couple of extras a few of our other guest have left over the years  or just drop in our local Dollar store and pick one up.. It is only 3 minutes from the ranch..

One of the new Items at The Ranch is our Breakfast Basket which includes our fresh baked strawberry or banana bread, English muffins , jams , granola , butter , orange juice, coffee , teas , and creamer . Mix it up any way you like, need something a little different like farm fresh biscuits and gravy , than just ask ..

Dad’s place

The lodge combines the romance of turn of the century rustic-style living with modern conveniences,  in-suite bathrooms feature 100 year-old claw-footed tubs.   The two bedroom suite shares a common living room area,  library,  full kitchen,  and large back porch filled with rocking chairs. The Sofa can be used as a sleeper as well.. We do limit up to 5 in this Cabin. We will consider 6 on special occasions. So please ask us if needed..
*Rates starting at $ 189 / 2 night minimum please..and no pets ..



 One Of The Few Historical Cottages Left In Central Florida

The Cottage

One of the 2 original doctor’s offices located in the old historical town of Ft. McCoy, originally named Ft. McCade.  The doctor and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings were reported to be best friends by the son of the doctor.  It is rumored that she would stop by frequently to pay her respects and to gather material for her next story. The cottage overlooks the vast pasture areas and grassy pond. This exclusive one-room cabin is a turn of the century 100+ year-old cabin featuring a private bath with an original claw-foot tub and a private front porch. This Cabin is equipped with microwave and refrigerator. Pets are permitted in this cottage.. *Rates starting at $89 per night/2 night minimum.

 Carlie’s Cabin

This Exquisite Lodge Offers A Ringside Seat To Natural Wildlife that Lives in The Ocala Forest

relax and enjoy the safari charis

relax and enjoy the safari chairs

The heritage of pine wood floors and old style living ..

The heritage of pine wood floors and old style living ..

This newly added cottage is located on the outback of the property allowing for the ultimate privacy for any one wanting to escape .. Decorated in early Safari and old south furniture and decor you will enjoy every nights stay surrounded by the peace and quiet offered along with the finest comforts of any adventure at The Griffin Ranch..* Rates starting at $ 169.00 per night / 2 night minimum ask for special rates for monthly and weekly rentals

Florida’s Frontier Line Cabin

The Early Line cabin was located at the outermost property line of the ranch to provide the cowboy with a comfortable place to stay and watch over the cattle and pastures .. Just as Josh Turner sings in his new release ” I wanna end up nowhere on a map , A little Cabin sittin’ so far back….”

The Cabin offers 3 bedrooms one queen ,one full , and a set of cowboy bunks  ,will sleep 6 or 7  with one on the  soft comfy denim couch … 2 baths one with the old romantic  claw foot tub and one with an updated shower.. full kitchen offers in home meals as well as we have many great places to eat at very fair prices just a few minutes down the road … If you spell music with a capital BOSE  than you will only need to bring your favorite CD and enjoy what nowhere has to offer and remember it forever …Thanks to Mark Eugene Nestler  and Little Lola Mae Music for a great song that captures the romance of our ranch and getting away and “laying Low

Kitchen dinning area

Kitchen dinning area




World Famous Airstream

Adventure is where you find it any place, every place, except at home in a rocking chair .. Wally Byam, Creator of the Airstream

At the ranch we are proud to offer this country greatest off road and back country getaway with the addition of the 1973 renovated Ambassador 28 foot Airstream.. It has a full size bed located to the rear a side full side bath with shower… galley area and front couch for an additional family member or guest to sleep on .. Come Explore the true meaning of the Airstream history and Quality designed into adventure travel..* Rates starting at $ 79.00 per night with a 2 night minimum , please inquire for rates for a prolonged stay …

Gally area looking aft to bedroom..

Gally area looking aft to bedroom..

Updated pillow top matress .. adds to a wonderful nights sleep..

Updated pillow top mattress .. adds to a wonderful 



The Safari Room

The Bunk House Is Just A Little Bit Different .. Made Famous By The Giggling Marlin Dive Club Out Of Texas

The Safari Room is a bunkhouse hidden in the shade of a tropical 200 year-old oak tree, fringed by the pristine crisp air blowing across the ponds of the ranch.  A wooden walkway leads to the bathhouse with adjoining shower and basin. The bunkhouse is famous for its intricate detail and is uniquely decorated with antique-accents. The simple, yet creative design of the bunkhouse offers a rustic camp-experience and a shared privacy for a family or close friends who wish to choose the bunkhouse experience. Sleeps 4 with a bunk bed and 2 couches. Pets are permitted in this cottage..  *Rates starting at $69 per night/2 night minimum.






There are many spacious guest areas, as well as a welcoming sitting area. Indoor/outdoor dining areas perfect laid-back viewing of wildlife whilst relaxing after a long day.  Relaxing in one of the candle-lit outdoor areas in the evening has been a favorite past-time by many of our guests, before enjoying old Florida cuisine uniquely created alfresco style or in the small rustic dinner area. Private dinning and banquets may be arranged by special request.  *Rates include simple, exquisite breakfast fare for each guest. Guests are welcome to join the hosts for lunch and dinner upon special requests. Each ranch experience is tailored to fit the guests needs.


Tent Sites

                                                                                           Camping On The Ranch

We have 3 acres of wooded area set aside for some of the finest campsites located next to the water ..Let your dreams come true as to camping in the great out doors while knowing that you are on fenced private property, with all the conveniences you need or wish to have ..Let us take the worry out of your out door adventure with setting up your equipment or working with you to help you gain more practice and confidence in the woods … This is one the kids love and ask for time and again .. very economical as well as a great learning experience ..No need to worry about fixing coffee when you wake let us bring it to you along with a nice breakfast treat ..

does it get any better than sleeping under the stars..

does it get any better than sleeping under the stars..


                                                                                             Cancellation policy

Once payment is accepted you may cancel up to 30 days prior to arrival date with no penalty.. If less than 14 days prior to arrival date than your stay may be rescheduled within a year from the  original date of arrival on any open date available …Thank you