We just returned from an absolutely amazing trip to Rum Island Springs and the Santa Fe River, near Gainesville Florida. It was so much fun I didn’t want to come back! The cabin was amazing. Literally, we were within walking distance of one of the most beautiful natural freshwater springs in Florida. The water is crystal clear and such an amazing shade of blue. The temperature stays around 70 degrees year round, so a dip feels remarkably refreshing after floating down the river in a kayak.
The cabin retreat where we stayed was wonderfully comfortable and inviting. It is situated on ten acres of woods adjacent to the river that are home to numerous birds. We enjoyed sitting out on the balcony in the morning watching brilliant red cardinals swooping among the branches.
One of my favorite things about the cabin was the fantastic outdoor kitchen and dining area. We hung out in the outdoor kitchen until 2 in the morning just talking, laughing and playing some cards. The outdoor temperatures are marvelous this time of year and we were serenaded by the sounds of cicadas and a boisterous chorus of frogs. One of the best things about the trip was the marvelous food. We always eat very well on our outdoor excursions. It seems that food always tastes better when you work for it.