SunShine Ranch is located only 25 minutes away from New Smyrna beach- voted the best beach of Central Florida and 50 minutes away from Orlando theme parks. It is also 10 min from Sanford downtown. We also have lots of events, classes and workshops going on every week at the Ranch you can participate! Our free roaming friendly farm animals are super adorable too! We are vegetarian Ranch:).. SSR is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families (with kids), and big groups.
Cabins are available for an unforgettable Ranch experience just minutes away from Florida best beaches and springs, Orlando, Sanford, Daytona beach airports and Orlando theme parks.
Cabin has electric, heaters/or a/c, bed, small tables, chair, dresser.
Kitchen is located in the kitchen house and bathroom with instant hot showers are in the bathhouse and are shared by small ranch community.
Deck, Screened porch with 1879 piano and cafe chairs and tables, Kitchen house, Bathhouse, picnic area, Wifi Internet at the screened porch, Yoga, Exercise Room, Gazebos and more. Guided Kayaks tours (St John's river is 4 miles down the road) can be organized at an additional charge.
Guests are welcomed, given a light tour, and familiarized with the necessities. They are required to sign the Release of Liability on arrival (we are a working Ranch with 100+ free roaming birds and animals).
SunShine Ranch is located within 4 miles of a highly natural part of the 310 mile long St. Johns River. A true nature paradise complimented with Marsh, Swamp, Beaches, while also being situated close to major cities of Orlando, Daytona Beach, and Sanford. New Smyrna Beach and Canaveral Shores (NASA) are within a 30 minute drive and offer some of the most old Florida natural beauty to be seen still nearly untouched.
Orlando/Sanford Airport is the closest International Airport and within 8 miles from SunShine Ranch. Next major Airports are within 30 miles being Orlando MCO and Daytona Beach. Light Rail and Amtrak Car Train is within 15 miles and is the only junction that you can take a train that also carries your vehicle all the way up the Eastern USA. Votran is a local county bus service and within walking distance as well as Greyhound terminals that can be found in Sanford, Orlando, and Daytona Beach. SunShine Ranch can arrange pick up and drop off upon request for $25 per person or $50 per trip to most places
SunShine Ranch is a mix of people from around the world and country living at various lengths of time to lend a hand in the development of self sustaining agriculture and energy development. Some guest rent while others offer trade. Sunshine Ranch is an eclectic small group of people with common goal of living a higher quality of life more simply and less dependent. We have hosted people from Germany, France, Chile, Argentina, Honduras, Mexico, Puerto Rico, England, Russia, Ukraine, China, Columbia, Switzerland, Singapore, Finland, Italy and much more.
If no rooms are available in the calendar please visit our sister pages SunShine Ranch.
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Other things to note
For an extra fee guests can be served farm fresh eggs with coffee for breakfast:
egg sandwich/ bagel- 6 usd
egg burrito- 7 usd
Relax and enjoy yourself. Boots are recommended when walking near animals. Picking up after yourself, etc. is appreciated. Being respectful of others and courteous. Alcohol is discouraged but not condemned unless it creates disorder and discomfort for other guests and members. Smoking in the designated areas only. Guests will need to sign the Release of Liability upon arrival since it is a working ranch. Disorderly conduct, violence, abusive language, carelessness, is not accepted and can and will be grounds for expulsion without refund.