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Chinsegut Hill Retreat & Manor House Museum

Chinsegut Hill Retreat is a truly unique setting for educational seminars, business meetings, artistic classes and gatherings of fraternal and religious groups.
The Manor House and surrounding grounds also are a perfect backdrop, visually and logistically, for weddings, anniversary celebrations and family reunions.
Set atop one of the highest elevations in Central Florida, the Chinsegut Hill Manor House, originally built in the 1850s, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Nestled among magnificent oaks, magnolias and cabbage palms, Chinsegut Hill Retreat offers a quiet and peaceful venue for special events and retreats.
The Antebellum manor is filled with antiques and documents from the fourth and final owners of the property, Raymond and Margaret Drier Robins.

Weekly Luncheons on “the Hill”

Join regulars and new friends at the weekly luncheons in the dining hall. $15 provides a wonderful meal, tea, water, coffee and dessert and helps support the historic venue.

Tour the Manor House

Manor House Tours are available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm on the hour for only $5 per person. Self-guided tours are also available. Arrangements may be made for evening group tours of 5 or more adults. (Occasionally tour hours may change.)
Take a journey through the Seminole War era of the Pearsons, the Plantation years of the Ederingtons and Snows, and the politically powerful years of the Robins. Tours given during open hours, and interactive events occur weekly.

Cottages & Retreats

The Cottages at Chinsegut Hill Retreat must be seen to be appreciated. When coupled with the secluded Old Florida landscape and location, the character of the modest-yet-modern accommodations fit like a glove on Florida’s Nature Coast, guaranteeing guests a pleasant, memorable stay.

Each Cottage has four bedrooms with two twin beds each, accommodating a total of 56 guests. Each bedroom has a private bathroom and shower. Guests in each Cottage share dining and living areas, as well as a kitchenette supplied with a refrigerator, microwave and coffee pot. All Cottages have central air conditioning and heat, and are conveniently located near the 75-seat dining hall, classroom building, historic manor house and scenic hiking trails.

Cottages one and two have a front porch that spans the front of the Cottage. The remaining five Cottages have both front and back porches, which offers great bird-watching opportunities. You can rent a room in the cottage or the whole cottage by clicking here.