There are many places to stay while in the Gainesville area! In the city limits of Gainesville there are 2 motels, the Antler Motel (no affiliation with Antler Package and Pizza) at 417-679-4292 and Vaught's Motel at 417-679-1080.
There are many resorts on the rivers and lakes in the surrounding area within a 15-30 minute drive of the Gainesville city limits. Listed here is a few. More will be added at a later date.