Bring your own horses and ride for hours in the Withlacoochee State Forest on the rustic and relaxing Croom Horse Trails. The H&L Ranch and Blueberry Farm is just the place to relax and enjoy the country. 128,471 acres of forest offers miles of scenic horse trails, bike trails and hiking available for your enjoyment.

Blueberries are in season May through July. Wildlife is abundant, deer are frequently in the Blueberry fields, and eagles, hawks, bobcats and wild turkey are among the many visitors you may encounter.

Brooksville is a 20 minute drive from the ranch where you can enjoy browsing through the many antique shops or visit Roger's Christmas House. The Nobleton Canoe Outpost is located 20 minutes north of the Ranch and offers rentals to cruise the rustic Withlacoochee River. Disney World and other Orlando or Tampa attractions are only one hour away.

H&L Ranch offers a private two bedroom, one bath, fully equipped kitchen, living room and dining room rental. Bedrooms have one queen bed and two twin beds. Linens and towels provided. After a day on the trail, relax in the hot tub under the stars.

We want you to relax and enjoy your stay! You can cook in your own kitchen, drive into Brooksville for a meal or choose to enjoy a family style breakfast or evening BBQ with us.

Multiple pastures for your horses can be seen from the rental units. Stalls are also available. We serve coastal or T&A hay.

Guided trail rides through the forest are available for our guests or feel free to explore on your own. State maps will be provided to you.


  • $65.00 per night - includes one stall (bring your own feed). Includes a one-hour guided trail ride.
  • Country breakfast available to start your day.
  • Trail lunches are also available.
  • Dinners at your request - price based on menu selected.
  • Weekly/Monthly rates available, call for rates.
  • Bring your clothes, toothbrush and tack, make yourself at home and relax in the country.
  • RV's welcome, call for rates.
  • Please call for more information and to customize your H&L Ranch vacation.

Multiple pastures for your horses can be seen from the rental units. Stalls are also available. We serve coastal or T&A hay.

Guided trail rides through the forest are available for our guests or feel free to explore on your own. State maps will be provided to you.

WE OFFER ONE, TWO AND FOUR HOUR GUIDED TRAIL RIDES
$10.00
One Hour Trail Ride
$15.00
Two Hour Trail Ride
$25.00
Four Hour Trail Ride
All rates are per person. Please call early to make your reservations.

HORSE HAULING
We will transport your horse within a 60 mile radius - call for rates.

SPECIAL EVENTS
Birthday Parties and Campouts Available
Call for Information

H&L Ranch Bed & Breakfast
24537 Evaline Street
Brooksville, FL 34601

Phone: 352-797-0822
Cell: 727-460-1706 or 727-480-7201
Fax: 352-797-0994

Email: ranchhl@aol.com

Deep in the Withlacoochee Forest off the Croom Horse Trails, you will see a unique petrified tree; it sits on the edge of a grassy meadow. Here is one special story of how the "Tree" came to be.

"Roger" loved the forest, the trails and his horse; he spent many hours, just like we do on his beloved horse enjoying the peace of the forest. Roger passed on and his request was to spend eternity in the forest he loved so much. A wind chime was placed in the tree in his memory. John, Roger's friend, placed a plaque on the tree, telling other riders about Roger and naming the tree. Thus the legend of the "Spirit Tree".

From the single wind chime placed for Roger, the Tree now holds many chimes in memory of many others who share the love of the forest and the companionship of horse and rider.

This is a special ride and we enjoy sharing the "Spirit Tree" with our guests.

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