The Shady Lady is a small boutique hotel located atop Sarah’s on the Square in the lovingly restored historic Grand Central Saloon building on Gainesville’s historic downtown square. In the late 1880s, the downstairs was the nicest and most “respectable” saloon in town but the upstairs boasted the real entertainment – the soiled dove's establishment purportedly run by the Madame named Sarah.
Guests enter through their private entrance and walk up the stairs to the Gathering Place with comfortable seating overlooking the Courthouse, complete with refrigerator and microwave for personal enjoyment – perfect for groups enjoying their wine after a visit to one of our local wineries. Each of the four guest rooms has a unique theme with a nod to the town’s colorful past, each with a private, luxurious bath. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, complimentary WiFi and most have fireplaces.
Guests enjoy a wonderful breakfast with their room stay.