Bed & Breakfast at Wit's End Farm

Wit's End Farm is an unusual combination of the casual, elegant and rustic life-style of horse country in a tranquil and remote lakefront setting. Stay here and fish, swim or canoe in spring fed Lake Fay. Hiking the Florida Trail in the nearby Ocala Forest also provides much enjoyment for our guests.

We have stable and paddock facilities for your horse or, close at hand there are horseback riding services available.

Walking through the ranch house is like stepping back in time. Margo's collection of furnishings is largely made up of antiques passed down through several generations of her family.

You enter Margo's 10 choice acres through a board fence into a shady yard past the mule pen, past the horse stables. A grassy lawn along side the ranch house slopes to the lake.

Wit's End Farm provides many oportunities for romatic walks and solitude, combined with the excitement and convenience of local attractions.

Horse drawn carriages and wagon rides take you back to a simpler time, when life moved to a much slower beat. At Wit's End Bed and Breakfast, you typically wind up doing nothing more than swimming, fishing, watching the farrier shoe horses, watching hummingbirds at their feeders, or watching for Florida wildlife.

Breakfast menus at the Wit's End are chosen from Margo's own cookbook, Host to Host from Coast to Coast. These delicious recipes were compiled by your hostess while on her horseback ride from New Hampshire to Oregon.

In the evenings, gather on the comfortable screened porch over looking picturesque Lake Fay, and watch the daylight give way to another balmy beautiful Florida night. Make yourself at home because, after your stay at Wit's End Farm you'll never be a stranger again.


Unique Retreat for B&B Aficionados

by Don Truss

Imagine waking up to the whinny of a horse just outside your window as sunshine streams through the trees, making patterns dance on paneled walls in a cozy bedroom. At Wit's End Farm, Margo Atwood Langstaff offers a unique retreat for those who seek something a bit different. Emerging from the farm's comfortable lodgings onto a huge screened porch, guests may wish to relax for a moment, gazing out at serene Lake Fay until it's time to climb into the mule-cart for a fascinating ride along paths which wind through peaceful meadows to the Dam Diner - so named for its proximity to the Ocklawaha River dam at Moss Bluff. This cheery diner, in its rustic setting, offers a hearty and delicious breakfast to guests at Wit's End.

Back at the farm, most guests will want to make the aquaintance of Drifter and Gebig, along with their stable mates Bravo, a bay Arabian gelding, Chad a silver Arabian gelding and Sonny, a beautifully marked chestnut quarter horse. There are limited accommodations, too, for those wishing to bring their own horses to the farm, and ample riding trails are nearby. The lake offers fishing opportunities and there is plenty of incentive to simply drink in the sights, sounds and general atmosphere while just plain relaxing.

Points of interest within easy drive of Wit's End Farm are multitudinous and include the exciting Silver Springs attraction, Disney World and Epcot Center, and Cross Creek, the home of novelist Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, who wrote The Yearling. Shoppers can experience a range of persuasions ranging from upscale resale shops to elegant boutiques and antiques shops.

There is, too, a variety of restaurant fare, from Deep South homestyle cooking to All-American favorites. The University of Florida, at Gainesville, is an hours drive from the farm. There is, in a word, something for everyone who checks in, with or without horses, at Wit's End Farm for a rewarding stay.

Excerpt from Gainesville/Ocala Business magazine.


Rates:

Prices Starting at $55.00

Horse Drawn Carriage and Wagon Rides Available

Stable and Paddock Facilities for Your Horse

Limited R.V. Parking

Limited Smoking

Efficiency Apartment and Weekly or Monthly Rates on Request

Email requests for more information or reservations to witsend@hatchery.com


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