|Minimum Stay||1 - 3 nights|
Ten percent off for active or retired military and Florida Teachers!
Spend the dog days of summer with us and enjoy autumn wonderland on the banks of the Suwannee River.
Rooms still available for Labor Day weekend, Fat Tire Festival in October, and Dulcimer Retreat in November! Book now!
Plan your Summer and Autumn at Rock Island House! Launch from our private launching site and view the wonders of the beautiful Suwannee River!
Make us your Vacation on the Suwanee River: Canoeing, Kayaking, biking, nature trails, and more! Contact for special offer! The river as of June 2016 is great for kayaking or canoeing--Rock Island is above the water!. Truly a river of dreams! The campfire is burning with the beautiful starry sky! Build a campfire on Rock Island which is right on the river.
Accommodations: Two cottages available with each having 1 Bedroom + Convertible Bed (Sleeps 2-4 adults), full Bath and kitchen. Due to liability: no children or pets allowed.
Enjoy the tranquil beauty of the river with canoeing, kayaking, fishing, or biking the many bike trails. Build a campfire on the river when it permits which is less than 50 feet from your door, enjoy the many festivals of the Florida State parks, Spirit of the Suwanee, and the beauty and charm of White Springs.
“Rock Island House” private rental cottages (Adults only; and is not handicap accessible) No pets. Located one mile from White Springs and located three mile from I-75 (CR 136) exit 439, and 10 miles from I-10, exit 301 (US 41 N.)
Cottages are on the banks of the Suwanee River with direct access to the river, walking distance or short driving distance to the many “Nature, Heritage, and Outdoor Recreation Opportunities:”
• Florida Trail, White Springs, ¼ mile
• State of Florida Nature and Heritage Tourism Center, White Springs, ¼ mile
• Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs, ½ mile
• Suwanee Bike Association, White Springs, ¼ mile
• Florida Big Shoals State Park, White Springs, 5 miles
• Falling Creek Falls, Columbia County, 10 miles
• Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park, Live Oak, 15 miles
• Lake City, 15 miles with restaurants, shopping mall, bowling, and movie theaters
• Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park and Ocean Pond, Olustee, 20 miles
• Ichetucknee Springs State Park, Ft. White, 30 miles
• Suwanee Valley Resort, White Springs, 300 yards
Call or e-mail owners directly to confirm reservations details.
Call Us: cell: (386) 234-0461, home: (386) 397-1311, or
All the holidays are celebrated. Family and friends are an important part of life. Here you see Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and Veteran's Day--all decked out because we support our family and friends who serve our Great Country in the armed forces! Halloween and Christmas are joyous holidays and celebrate the 'Festival of Lights.'
Robert purchased this cottage in 2013
Cottage rentals were created for two daughters who are affiliated with the Air Force. Erin's cottage is designed with unique interest that she likes. She currently lives in San Antonio, TX; her son love's the arts and music. The other cottage is dedicated to Stacy, who is an active duty Air Force member and is currently stationed in Biloxi, MS; she is a weather person for the base and has served in Afghanistan, and did a tour in Ethiopia for nine months. Stacy and her husband have a new son named Oliver who was born in December 2014!
Cottages are dedicated to them, so when they visit they have a place to stay. Being in the military, making them feel at home is very important. Both daughters have both participated in serving our country in the states, overseas, and Stacy in combat situations. Any day they visit is a 'holiday!'
Visit the upper Suwanee River where kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and just plain fun. Start from the Big Shoals and canoe/kayak to where the cottages are located in hours (depending on the river height). The upper Suwanee River is where the true nature begins.
My fiance and I had the best time here- this was probably our most favorite trip ever. We planned on arriving late on Saturday and Robert was kind to accommodate us. The pictures did not do justice. We went to sleep in a lovely room with absolutely no sound or light, perfect for us city dwellers. And in the morning, we woke up to a nice rain shower and the perfect view of the river from the bedroom window. After speaking with Robert for a good twenty minutes (the guys got along so well!) I made coffee and my fiance and I trekked down to the river which was just a tiny walk down! Robert and Mike were great hosts! They gave us tons of information and Robert told us all about his childhood in White Springs, giving us tips on where we should go. We went to go check out The Falling Creek- a beautiful waterfall just minutes away (thank you Robert)! The next day, we went out canoeing and were fortunate enough to be dropped off at a location that would take us up the river right past the cottage! We banked and hopped out, only to find Mike ready with his camera to take a picture of us! We loved our trip so much that we ended up extending it by a day and on Tuesday we woke up to a wonderful frittata made by Robert! These guys were amazing and we cannot wait to be back to explore more around White Springs!
Fantastic location for kayaking and fishing. The owners Robert and Mike are fantastic host. My husband and I can not wait to return. White Springs has a lot of history to offer.
Location: On the Banks of the Suwanee River, Whites Springs, North East, Florida. See list of events and dates below for happenings in our town.
Located one mile from White Springs and located three miles from I-75 (CR 136) exit 439, and ten miles from I-10, exit 301 (US 41 N)
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park Events to enjoy while you stay with us.
- Coffee House at Stephen Foster - First Saturday of each month--listen to local folk artist
- Song Farmer, Oct 1, 2016
- Suwannee River Quilt Show and Sale, October 15-16, 2016
- 8th Annual Pumpkin Fest, Big Shoals State Park - Oct 15, 2016
- Rural Folklife days, October 27-28, 2016
- Dulcimer Retreat, November 11 - 12, 2016 (Book early at Rock Island House)
- White Springs Christmas Parade, December 2, 2016
- Festival of Lights inside the park, December 2 - 24, 2016
Spirit of the Suwannee, Live Oak, FL (13 miles from Rock Island House)
- Suwannee Roots Revival, October 13-16, 2016
- Old Tyme Farm Days, November 25-26, 2016
- Suwannee Lights, December 3 - 24, 2016
Town of White Springs
- Suwannee Fat Tire Festival by Suwannee Bicycle Association, October 21-23, 2016
- Christmas Parade, December 2, 2016
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
64th Florida Folk Festival
26 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Rates are subject to change. Contact Robert or Mike on possible discount on weekly or monthly rates during off season.
Contact owners for payment method.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.