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Imagine yourself sipping a refreshing drink in a jasmine-covered gazebo, listening to the sounds of a waterfall and watching koi swim playfully through the water garden. At your leisure, go canoeing, kayaking, tubing, or antiquing—whatever your indulgence may be.
Perhaps you would rather just relax, read a book, lounge with your special someone and enjoy your room, the gardens, or the many other special surprises that await you. At the end of the day, fall into bed and wrap yourself in luxurious sheets and a soft, downy featherbed.
Wake up to freshly brewed coffee, seasonal fresh fruit and warm baked breads, followed by a gourmet breakfast. Lucie has an endless treasure-trove of delicious sweet and savory recipes. Look forward to banana pecan stuffed French toast, pasta frittata with basil and tomatoes, apple spiced waffles, blueberry buttermilk pancakes, croissant French toast with fresh peaches, herb baked eggs with Gruyère cheese, or roasted vegetable strata, to name a few. You will also be offered serious comfort food, including Grady House cheddar cheese and sausage muffins and Lucie’s special breakfast potatoes.
Our goal is to provide the setting for an idyllic retreat, complete with a perfect night’s sleep and a memorable meal. We offer the warm hospitality and special touches to our guests that are too often forgotten in today’s fast-paced world. Paul is a natural host, always engaging and friendly, with an eye toward making you feel at home. Together, we welcome each new guest with the hope that he or she will leave a new friend.
So, come visit us and experience this magical place. We look forward to sharing our home with you and trust that you will find the Grady House an inn unlike any other.
Paul and Lucie Regensdorf
photo by: Andres G. Farfan
Spanish moss sways in the large oak shading the Grady House. Cushioned wicker porch chairs invite sitting a spell to watch the world go by. A fountain splashes and chimes tinkle as cares drift away.
The Grady House is a special bed and breakfast inn. It has been voted not only the number one B&B in Florida, but also one of the top 15 in the nation.
The Grady House evokes the past by having been lovingly restored with beautiful antique furnishings and attention to detail. The house and rooms are warm and romantic with a pleasant relaxing atmosphere.
Lucie loves to cook and has an epicurean treasure trove of recipes. Recent morning meals have begun with fresh berries and melon balls with a strawberry glaze, fresh-baked cinnamon and coconut breads, blueberry waffles, apple pancakes, and poached eggs with a Gruyere cheese sauce and and a potato basil frittata with oven-roasted hash brown potatoes.
A major attraction is the back yard, a veritable Eden of interconnecting pathways, gazebos, plants and a fishpond. Composed of two adjoining backyards, the bit of country in the city is an intimate getaway. Guests can enjoy their morning coffee or an afternoon glass of wine while strolling or sitting in the garden.
Next to the Grady House is the Easterlin House, former home of High Springs' first female mayor. This two-story, two bedroom Victorian is available to rent in its entirety.
After breakfast, you can enjoy the quaint and friendly town of High Springs; go gift or antique shopping, or drive to one of the several Springs in the area, such as Ginnie or Poe Springs, canoe or kayak on the Ichetucknee or Santa Fe Rivers or hike in Oleno State Park. Come back to town and have lunch at The Great Outdoors, The Coffee Clutch, The Springs Diner, The Mad Hatter or The Station Bakery.
After lunch, return to Grady House for fresh baked cookies and a cup of coffee or a soft drink enjoyed in the garden under the gazebo. Rest and relax, and walk next door to The Wellness Spa for a massage, or specialty bath. Then enjoy a glass of wine in the parlor before dinner at one of our local restaurants; The Great Outdoors or The Springs Diner. You may wish to drive to Alachua, 15 minutes away, to enjoy an Italian dinner at New York Pizza, southern food at The Ivy House or more casual country fare at Conestoga's.
High Springs is a wonderful town to visit and we hope you will come and stay at the Grady House to experience all that High Springs has to offer.
We hope to see you soon,
Paul and Lucie Regensdorf
Swim, snorkel, dive or just relax at one of north Florida's natural springs and sinkholes. O'Leno State Park is just a short distance, as is, Poe Springs, Blue Springs, Ichetucknee Springs and Ginnie Springs
Explore quaint High Springs; Antique Shops, Art Galleries, Cafes, Carriage Rides, Massage Therapists, Community Theater and North Florida's oldest movie theater.
Santa Fe Canoe Outpost is a great way to Canoe, kayak or innertube down one of our peaceful rivers, Santa Fe River and Ichetucknee River. Visit nearby Gainesville; Hippodrome State Theater, Gainesville Raceway, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Devil's Millhopper State Geological Site and the University of Florida.Image
After a day of exploring you can always come back to the Grady House to enjoy some fresh baked cookies and a glass of wine.
-Sip lemonade on our front porch swing.
-Settle in the gazebo and listen to the soothing sounds of our garden waterfall and watch the playful koi.
-Take a short walk to the many antique and curio shops of Historic High Springs.
-Take a stroll to The Great Outdoors Restaurant for an elegant dining experience.
-Curl up with a good book on the veranda or in front of our fireplace or see a movie in Florida's oldest movie theater
Explore the many natural springs and other wonders of the area while you discover a life style with all the charm of a small town that has not lost the authentic character of it's past.