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Stay, Meet and Dine at the Conference & Retreat Center 

We invite you to experience the warm hospitality of Advent Christian Village. Stay in one of a variety of lodging options — hotel-style rooms, cottages, cabins and camping sites — or enjoy the serene tranquility of “natural Florida” along the banks of the Suwannee River for your next meeting. We want to create a truly memorable experience for you and your guests. Customer satisfaction is our #1 goal.

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Come for a Tour

Curious to see what Advent Christian Village is all about? Schedule a tour of our senior community to fully experience ACV. This unique community is quite possibly the place for you, and we invite you to come see for yourself. We would love to show you what ACV has to offer. For more information or to schedule a personal, member-guided senior community tour of our beautiful village, contact us today.
(386) 658-5291 or 1-800-647-3353
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Our Location

Advent Christian Village is in Dowling Park, in north central Florida. It is located between Tallahassee and Jacksonville, about 20 minutes west of Live Oak and 20 minutes south of Madison. Our campus consists of several buildings located on 1,200 acres. Below are three buildings which may help you find what you're looking for. Click here for a campus map.

Carter Village Hall (Village administration): 10680 Dowling Park Dr., Live Oak, FL 32060 — diagonally opposite the Kennon Library

Cleo's Meeting House (Village tours begin here): 11040 Dowling Park Dr., Live Oak, FL 32060 — directly across from the Village Square entrance

J. Ralph Smith Building (after-hours information): 23728 Park Center Dr., Live Oak, FL 32060 — turn in at the red electronic sign; entrance is the closest to the sign across from Bixler Chapel (you may need to knock)


  • Northbound or southbound on I-75: Exit I-75 at Exit 435, I-10 West, heading toward Tallahassee. Follow the Westbound on I-10 directions below.
  • Westbound on I-10: Exit I-10 at Exit 283, US 129, for Live Oak. From the exit, turn left onto US 129 south. Proceed south on US 129 into Live Oak and turn right onto State Road 51 (11th St.). At the roundabout, take the 2nd right onto County Road 136 (hospital exit). Proceed on CR 136 for approximately 16 miles (the road makes a  90-degree left turn 3 miles from your destination). Watch for Advent Christian Village signs. Advent Christian Village’s north entrance will be on the right after the speed limit is reduced to 35 mph.
  • Eastbound on I-10: Exit I-10 at Exit 258, Hwy. 53, for Madison. From the exit, turn right onto Hwy. 53 south. Proceed south on Hwy. 53 for 14 miles, turning left onto County Road 250 just after entering Lafayette County. Cross the Suwannee River and proceed approximately 1/2 mile to the caution light at the south entrance to Advent Christian Village, which will be on your left.