About the property
- Cabin600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
A Quiet, Cozy, Pet Friendly Place With Lots Of Outdoor Activities In The Area
This one bedroom with closet, one bath cabin has an electric air mattress for additional guest or children. Scenic views of the river from the living room and deck.
If you need to connect with the world just plug in your laptop and get on line or fire up the WiFi.
This over two acre property is fully fenced in and your dogs will love roaming the trails throughout the property.
The cabin is located on a completely native wooded acreage right on the withlacoochee river! Florida's most scenic river... Updated one bedroom one bath. Tasteful but casual mission style furnishings. Completely furnished for all your needs, linens, gourmet cooking utensils, microwave, stove, refrigerator and all the dishware and glasses you would need. The entire property is completely fenced and there is even a separate fenced in paddock close to the cabin so bring your horses to enjoy the horse friendly trails that start right down the road...
River frontage and great views from the cabin and the two decks. One is right on the river's edge overlooking the river. Sit out by the fire pit for a warm fire and roasting marshmallows on the cooler evenings.
Rob and Mike
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Rob and Mike
Rob and Mike purchased this property as a get away... They wanted to be close to the Withlacoochee River, Forest and Rails to Trails bike path..... While initially only visiting the property once a month they quickly grew to love the area and all that it has to offer. A few years ago they decided to look for a permanent home in the area that would be able to accommodate their love of animals and give them space to have more... Well they found the perfect place... Not far from the River House, in Sumter County a 60 acre ranch where they raise their goats, horses,chickens, donkeys and cattle on their own piece of heaven. Not wanting to completely part with the River House , they decided to rent it out as a vacation spot to travelers, so others could experience it.
Rob and Mike purchased this Cabin in 2006
Why Rob and Mike chose Ridge Manor
Picking out this River House was easy.... The first time they saw this property they wrote an offer to purchase.... It was just that simple. Where else can you find a house on stilts that makes you feel like you are in a tree house on the river!
What makes this Cabin unique
The property has this amazing trail that winds around the woods... with gopher tortoises checking you out as you pass them, and almost the entire property is shaded by oak trees... It has a great mystical feel!
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Peaceful and relaxing
We had a wonderful stay. I loved all the detail and art. The home was equipped with everything you need and more. There's so much to see and do from the home itself to the outside shower, to the fire pit, canoe and kayaks. The owners are very helpful and quick to respond. The river is beautiful and the family room has everything from music, tv to board games oh and binoculars. So much that we weren't able to get it all in one weekend so we're definitely looking at some future stays again. A big thank you to Mike and Rob for letting us stay and for such a lovely birthday weekend at the cabin. My only complaint is I didn't catch any fish! Lol but that means we'll have to go back and try again. Thank you for the lovely gift basket and love the signing book!💖
Great provate place!
Me, my pregnant wife and two decent size dogs enjoyed staying at this place. First of all it is fenced and you don’t need to worry about dogs, place is really private and cozy, enjoyed BBQ and ourdoor stuff.
We had relaxing 1 week and this is what we needed.
Notes: I’d upgrade the bed and put lights outside, everything else was perfect for us.
If you are looking for somewhere to just relax, sit around a fire and maybe do some fishing this is the place for you. Little cabin in the woods is not a five star hotel, but we think it is even better! Beautiful views of the Withlacoochee River.
Hands down best vacay !!
My husband and I take Yearly vacations on our anniversary. This was our 5 year and boy did we pick the right place! The cabin is cute and well stocked with all necessities. The bed was comforable and they even left us a little goody basket with a choc bunny since it was Easter. Lots of great fishing from shore. I caught my first non crap fish since we started these trips, so I was super stoked with the large cat fish! The owners where great. We had an isssue with the internet the first night and they immediately came out and fixed it. This cabin will be staying on our list for future vacations! The kayaks were fun too. Such a hidden gem!!!!
Had a great time, we went canoeing and kayaking. A nice fire at night. I would definitely recommend this place.
Relaxing weekend in a peaceful retreat!
I was looking for a get away from the hustle and bustle of Miami living and found it in this secluded cabin on the river. The property is private and the cabin feels like a tree house. It has everything you need if you want to stay in. We especially enjoyed the firepit and the outdoor shower. The privacy was also really nice. If you are looking for a romantic getaway, then this property is ideal. Dade city is also a 15 minute drive and we found several really good restaurants. Good greek food in such a small town was a nice surprise. Would definitely rent again when in need of a break from city living!
Located just an hour from Tampa and and hour from ocala. Is a rolling agricultural and pristine Florida forest... The withlacoochee river and the withlacoochee state forest as well as the longest continuous road bike path in the state. Withlacoochee state trail the trail is just a short 5 minute ride from our cabin door!!!!
At 46 miles in length, the withlacoochee state trail is presently the longest paved rail trail in Florida. The trail corridor runs through small towns, ranches, and natural areas as it makes its way south from citrus springs to trilby. The trail traverses a region that offers many other outstanding recreational opportunities. Among the recreational highlights nearby are the unpaved trails in the croom area of the withlacoochee state forest, the withlacoochee river (south) canoe trail, and fort cooper state park. The withlacoochee trail will eventually join many other trails in the region, becoming part of the central florida loop.
For the trail bike users there is the croom trail: forest - croom off-road bike trail. This network of single-track forms two loops of 12 and 35 miles.
Actual trail length, including connectors, is over 55 miles. Trails consist of florida uplands, sweeping cross country trails (wooded and open) to abandoned mines and challenging pits and drop-offs. Check kiosks sites for trail maps.
Hiking trails start right from the cabin door... With the withlacoochee state forest trail head just 3 miles from the cabin. For a dip into the primordial wilderness that envelopes the withlacoochee river on its northward flow to the gulf of Mexico, take a short jaunt to nobleton (Hernando county) for a nature trail that showcases some of the biggest cypresses around. The trail is entirely in the shade of the floodplain forest – and loops around several sinkholes, including one with this massive cypress in it. It intersects with the orange-blazed Florida trail in an upland pine forest, a separate 7-plus mile adventure.
A lesser-known part of withlacoochee state forest, the oxbow trail is on the northernmost tract of the forest along the withlacoochee river, the trails and campsites all eagle scout projects. While the easy-to-follow big loop trail is a popular circuit for families and folks taking their dogs on a walk, the tougher-to-follow but more visually satisfying addendum, the oxbow nature trail, makes its way out to the very tip of the peninsula, providing excellent scenic views of the river from a variety of perspectives. Riverside camping is open to individuals and groups who obtain a free permit from the division of forestry.
Kayaking or canoeing the withlacoochee river right from the cabin in our two kayaks made available to renters. Within an hour of orlando and tampa, the withlacoochee river meanders through an unspoiled cypress forest in rural Florida. It ranks as one of Florida's most scenic rivers, and yet, it’s uncrowded and unspoiled. (on a sunny winter weekend when i visited, an 8-mile paddle involved seeing only one canoe. The count for alligators? Four.)
The river, Florida's fourth largest, winds through the withlacoochee state forest, a wild, natural region with many options for picnics and photography .
For the gay or lesbian traveler the sawmill camp ground is just 5 miles from the cabin. Sawmill is the premier gay and lesbian community in the southeast.
Relax at the heated outdoor
Clothing optional pool, experience the tranquility of the spacious grounds, walk around ricki lake with towering cypress trees along the withlacoochie.
Campers dance the night away in woody's nightclub and enjoy shows at the main stage inside the massive courtyard. Enjoy all 3 bars, various themed events, entertainment, daily activities and delicious food 365 days a year!
There are u-pick blueberry farms nearby, horseback riding and weeki wachee resort.... The only city of live mermaids! Is only 25 minutes away...
Buccaneer bay Florida's only spring fed water park!
Enjoy white sandy beach, thrilling flume rides, beach volleyball, lazy river ride, lil' mates cove and much more!!
Please note that only the swimming area at buccaneer bay is open daily (365 days a year). The water slides, lazy river and kiddie pool (Caribbean cove) are seasonal.