Oak Grove Plantation

1245 Cluster Springs Road , South Boston, 24592 USA (Show map)


If you like environmental-friendly, green lodging, you'll love our B&B. We have been named the greenest B&B in the state by Virginia Green Travel for three out of the last five years because of our photovoltaic solar panels, electric car chargers and tree conservation program. Yet we maintain our 200-year tradition of Southern hospitality, offering bedrooms with fireplaces, comfortable period furniture and family pieces. The elegant parlor and cheerful sunporch provide common space for music and reading. In the Victorian dining room you will be served a full country breakfast in the tradition of Southern hospitality. The plantation has 400 acres available to you for hiking and biking on farm roads and paths. Dogs welcome.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Mother's Day Getaway

5 on May 13, 2018

A beautiful place to stay. Full of history and comfort. We stayed in the library room and were completely satisfied. Service was excellent, the property story was very interesting, the food was delicious, and the coffee was happily poured. Cannot say enough about this wonderful bed and breakfast and the innkeeper. So glad we had this experience.

Innkeeper Response
I enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review.

- Pickett Craddock (innkeeper)

Above and beyond

5 on August 15, 2017

My family enjoyed a truly wonderful weekend at Oak Grove Plantation, every bit as beautiful and comfortable as other reviews suggest. It was a welcome retreat from our home just outside Washington, D.C., but we had a little more excitement than we had anticipated when we lost our car keys in a kayaking mishap. We were unable to find a rental car and very nearly stranded, but Pickett and Mike very graciously lent us their car to make the two-hour trip to Richmond, where my elder son met us with the spare keys. We had far more help from Pickett and Mike than we could have reasonably expected; it is clear how dedicated they are to taking care of their guests, which is in turn reflected in their friendliness and hospitality, even in the absence of such misadventures!

Charming and peaceful

4.8 on August 09, 2017

Oak Grove Plantation is situated in a quiet place away from the noise of the world. There is no TV in the rooms, which suited me fine. You can always use your laptop or notebook to watch what you like. I appreciated the peacefulness of the quiet surroundings. Pickett gave a terrific historical tour of the home, detailing the most interesting aspects of the house. I was spoiled as the only visitor for the two nights I was there. Fresh flowers and excellent homemade breakfasts were very nice.

Wonderful experience all around

5 on July 18, 2017

Oak Grove Plantation is a beautiful, comfortable, friendly place. But beyond the basics, Pickett and Mike really made us feel at home. What incredible warm human quality. Also, love their green focus, including the EV charging stations. Congratulations Pickett and Mike for your wonderful place!!

Beautiful historic home.

5 on July 17, 2017

My husband and I stayed here on our way to Norfolk. The house is so beautiful and so well maintained. Our room was lovely and so spacious. The hosts are so very warm and welcoming. The breakfast was delicious. I loved the fact that our hosts had breakfast with us. Would definitely recommend Oak Grove Plantation as an excellent stopover.

A Piece of History with Modern Comforts

5 on July 02, 2017

We had a wonderful stay at The Oak Grove Plantation during a visit to see family in Hyco Lake...way better than staying in a hotel! We wish we could have spent more of our time here. Tucked down a long driveway on an already quiet country road, the serene setting is perfect for anyone wanting a quiet and peaceful getaway. The grand historical homestead, the surroundings and Pickett's stories of her family take you back in time. The home is meticulously maintained and clean, not a speck of dust picked up walking across the floors of an 1820s home in your bare feet. You'd also expect such an old home to have stagnant air, but the A/C had the circulation of a new home, and there was no mustiness at all. Plenty of room for a family in the upstairs suite. The new mattresses are super comfortable. That combined with the complete dark and quiet provided a perfect night's sleep. We loved Pickett's hospitality and yummy breakfast, and the resident dogs India and Niko were sweet and entertaining. You won't be disappointed!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again.

- Pickett (innkeeper)

Wonderful experience at Oak Grove

5 on June 27, 2017

We had an excellent experience at Oak Grove this past weekend. Four adults and two toddlers enjoyed exploring the grounds, the surrounding areas, and the house at Oak Grove. Innkeeper Pickett Craddock is wonderful company and made breakfasts on both days that were fantastic and enjoyed by both young and old. Highly recommended.

Nice stay

4.4 on June 29, 2016

Our stay was just one night. The room was nice, bed comfortable but the best part was the breakfast. We had plenty of food, all freshly cooked with even fresh out of the oven berry coffee cake. We didn't utilize any of the grounds because it was a quick stay.

Great place to stay

4.8 on August 20, 2015

My family (my husband and I, my brother and his girlfriend, and my parents) stayed in this B&B while in town for a family wedding in May. The hosts were very accommodating of our boisterous group, and we enjoyed the dogs and the tour of the estate. Breakfast was great, rooms were clean, and we were so much happier staying here than at a chain hotel in South Boston! Beautiful house and grounds, great breakfast.

Oak Grove Plantation

3.8 on July 11, 2013

Enjoyable stay; friendly & helpful host; interesting family & home history. Nice place to stay in a pastoral setting.

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Rooms & Rates

Family Suite

The entire top floor of the inn is in this two bedroom family suite with views of the rolling countryside. There is a fireplace in each room with a four poster queen bed in the blue room and twin beds in the Thomas Day room. The bath has a shower and a soaking tub as well as a balcony overlooking the forest and fields. Please note, this is not a pet friendly room. Rates are at double occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $155 - $195


Book-lined shelves and an antique oak desk and lamp distinguish this first floor room. It has a view of oaks, flowers and greenery, and a door leading outside. There is a comfortable seating area and a queen bed with a handicapped accessible bath. Pet Friendly.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $115 - $146

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Location Type

400 acre wildlife preserve, Countryside, Lakefront, Rural, Wine country


Raleigh Durham, NC (RDU-Raleigh Durham INTL 80 miles

Directions to property:

From Richmond, 100 miles southwest on U.S. 360 to South Boston, where it turns into U.S. 58. From South Boston, go 5 miles south on 501, turn right on 658, go 1 mile, B&B on the left. From Va/NC border, go 5 miles north on 501, turn left on 704 for 1/2 mile. At stop sign turn left on 658 and Oak Grove is 1/2 mile on the left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Virginia International Raceway,Appomattox 90 min, Staunton River civil war battle 30 min, Patrick Henry home 60 min., Research Triangle 60 minutes, Danville, last Confederacy capital 30 min., Buggs Island/Kerr Lake 30 min, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Electric vehicle charging, Ironing Board, Library, Parking, Radio, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , bikes, swing, Sandbox, climbing tree

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Reiki, local historical tours, wildflower walks, dog walks, Sight-seeing

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 15:00 - 15:00
  • Check Out:: 12:00
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Front porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Encouraged
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes dogs are welcomed in the office for $25 per stay extra
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions



Pickett Craddock

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

I have been a preschool teacher for 47 years. I worked as a caterer for 3 years and I'm very interested in solar, health, nutrition, walking.

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  • Time Served: 8 A.M. to 10 P.M.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten-free

Signature Dish

Lemon pancakes
A souffle like lemon flavored pancake.