Nestled deep in the forest a retreat awaits you...

In the Ichetucknee Wilderness near the magical springs of central Florida, immersed in over 20 acres of old forest filled with live oaks and pine trees, wild deer, brown bunnies, and lots of beautiful birds. Heal through nature and let the forest retreat rewild your spirit.  Let your mind-body and energy recalibrate.



Ichetucknee Springs State Park is a 2,669-acre wildlife haven, where beaver, otter, gar, softshell turtle, wild turkey, wood duck and limpkin all find a home. The main draw is the park’s eight major crystal-clear springs that join to create the 6-mile Ichetucknee River.


The upper portion within the state park is a National Natural Landmark, perhaps the most pristine spring run in the state and best enjoyed by canoe or kayak during the cooler months. Three nature trails guide visitors through the lush park forest or a majestic sandhill environment with towering longleaf pines.



Welcome to our cabin in the woods. A beautiful three bedroom, two bath home with a loft master bed room and balcony over looking the forest. The home is on a private gated 5 acre lot in the Ichetuchnee wildreness.


Your home away from home boasts a lovely living space, comfy furniture with lots of cozy blankets. Cuddle up and watch the deer eat out of the garden in the morning and evenings. Enjoy yoga mats, incense, statues, candles and floor lamps for retreat vibes and ambient lighting.

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Enjoy a comfy queen bed with luxury hotel bedding and hypoallergenic sheets and your own private bath room. The window overlooks the garden where the wild Deer come to eat in the morning and evenings. Plenty of space for  luggage and outlets for your devices.


The home boasts a smart floor plan, which lends itself to a wonderfully sized guest room. Get a good night rest in the queen bed with luxury hotel bedding and hypoallergenic sheets. Enjoy a private closet with plenty of space for your luggage and a window overlooking the forest and fire pit.



Upstairs spacious loft over looks the cabin on one side and the forest on the other. Enjoy the plush king size organic memory foam mattress with hotel luxury style bedding and serene decor. Look out through the glass windows with nature right at your door step. Step out onto the balcony that overlooks the forest and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.  


We've made sure to stock the kitchen with the basics you need including: dishes, coffee mugs, glasses, pots and pans, and cutlery. We also provide tea bags and coffee beans, coffee grinder, drip machine and poor over. There is a glass kettle for hot water and cocoa in the cabinet. 



Our natural trails make you feel like you are in a private state park, deep in the wilderness. There are five separate trails you can explore. Walk peacefully and gently as not to disturb the wild life. Take it in, breathe and meditate as you walk through the woods.


Hi, We are Jaime and Star. Welcome to our forest retreat. We love spending time here and hope you will too. Come stay for two nights or a full week. Enjoy the rolling hills, natural springs and neighboring towns. Visit the local attractions and get fresh food from the nearby farms. We will do our very best to make sure your stay is great.

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Come visit our cabin in the woods on a private 5 acre gated forest (located 35 minutes North of Gainesville, Florida) in the Ichetucknee Wilderness of Columbia County surrounded by the natural springs, rivers, tubbing, canoe, kayaks, swimming and beautiful nature hikes. Your own private retreat with every thing you need to have a wonderful healing experience. After you book your stay you will receive the exact address.

JaiStar Forest Retreat
JaiStar Forest Retreat

Beautiful new 3bedroom 2bath home with upstairs loft master suite.

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Balcony view
Balcony view

The upstairs master suite balcony overlooking the forest.

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Our Garden
Our Garden

Deer love to eat flowers

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JaiStar Forest Retreat
JaiStar Forest Retreat

Beautiful new 3bedroom 2bath home with upstairs loft master suite.

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 Exact Prices and Available Dates TBA. If you are interested, contact us with the form below and let us know you are interested in reserving the JaiStar Forest Retreat. Thanks for stopping by.