If the indoor pool, tennis court and tranquil wooded grounds aren’t enough to entice you to book your next meeting at the Woods Haven Retreat Center, maybe the fact that it’s located at a bat conservancy will.
The Woods Haven Retreat Center is a 3500 square foot ranch style house located on a secluded area of the Lubee Bat Conservancy off of CR 121 in Gainesville. Included in this space is a large meeting room suite (one main room of 760 square feet plus two smaller break out rooms) that can accommodate 30-50 people as well as the option for overnight stay for up to 10 guests.
In addition to the 5-bedroom/3-bath layout and meeting space, the house has a fully equipped kitchen, indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, and gas BBQ. The best part, however, is that this outdoor oasis is within walking distance from the bat conservancy, founded in 1989. Finish up your meeting and walk over to the conservancy to tour their bat area and allow your team to get up close and personal with over 200 bats representing 12 different species.
Lubee Bat Conservancy is an international non-profit organization dedicated to saving fruit bats and their habitats through research, conservation, and education. These bats are regularly loaned to other zoos and are currently on display at 14 institutions including Columbus Zoo and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.