9650 West Hwy 318
Reddick, FL 32686

T: 1-800-860-1543
T: 1-352-591-5385

F: 1-844-273-3868

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We recommend that you make lodging reservations as early as possible, particularly during the fall (football season). Be sure to mention Chi Institute while booking to receive the Chi student rate.

Click here to download a list of recommended Gainesville and Ocala hotels and private lodging options for Chi students.


Please be sure to call the local (and not the 800) number to receive the Chi student rate. Note that booking a room online may give you a better rate than the Chi discount - it all depends on room availability.

Private Lodging

These spacious and clean facilities can be shared with another student for an average rate of $40-50 per night, and have a similar feel to a bed and breakfast. All facilities are within 6-12 miles of the Chi campus, and many students love being close by in a rural setting. Some even have kitchens.


Emiliano's Cafe (Downtown Gainesville): Latin cuisine, $$
Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille (Downtown Gainesville): Cajun cuisine, $$
The Top (Downtown Gainesville): trendy bar and grill with many vegan options, $$
Mark's Prime (Downtown Gainesville and Ocala): upscale steakhouse, $$$$
Falafel King (Gainesville): casual dine-in or take-out Middle Eastern food, $
Olive Garden (Gainesville): 3440 SW Archer Road, 352-333-5354, Italian cuisine, $$
Gator Suyaki (Gainesville): 3830 SW 13th Street, 352-377-4773, authentic Chinese cuisine, $$
Mr. Han's (Gainesville): upscale Chinese restaurant, $$$
Schezuan Panda II: 2031, NW 13th Street, 352-337-0888, Chinese buffet, $$
The Ivy House (Ocala): Southern cuisine, $$
Ipanema Brazilian Steak House (Ocala): upscale Brazilian steak house, $$$
Amrit Palace (Ocala): authentic Indian cuisine, $$


The Chi Institute is located off of I-75. From I-75, take exit 368, then proceed 2.2 miles west on Hwy 318, where Chi will be on the left-hand side.

Flying into Gainesville

The closest commercial airport (GNV) is located in Gainesville, Florida. The Gainesville Regional Airport is a small airport serviced by American Eagle, Delta, and US Airways. Rental Cars are available through Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National, and it is located about a 40-minute drive away from the Chi Institute.

Flying into Other Airports

Major international airports are in Orlando and Tampa, both located about 2-hours south, and in Jacksonville, located about 2-hours north. These airports are serviced by all major airlines and all major rental car companies. For private pilots, Ocala has a municipal airport with rental car service

Lectures are held inside our conference room. Small animal labs are held inside, while equine labs are held outside. Herbal and Mixed Animal labs are indoor/outdoor.

Fall and Winter weather in North Central Florida is generally mild. Mornings can begin in the 30s yet usually warm up to the 60s or 70s by noon. Clothing to bring include long pants and light winter attire. Leather boots are ideal for working around horses.

Spring and Summer temperatures can easily reach the 90s with high humidity, and shorts and cooler shirts are recommended for outdoor labs during this time. Though note that our barns are equipped with shade and fans.