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.
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!
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.
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!!
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.
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!
Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again.
- Pickett (innkeeper)
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.
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.
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.
3.8 on July 11, 2013
Enjoyable stay; friendly & helpful host; interesting family & home history. Nice place to stay in a pastoral setting.
4.8 on May 29, 2013
I apologize if this review appears twice. Submission error occurred the first time I wrote this. My wife and I had a wonderful time at Oak Grove Plantation. It looked very interesting online and offered dog-friendly accommodations so that we could take our Standard Poodle with us on this getaway. When we learned that the owner, Pickett Craddock, had two Standard Poodles, that sealed the deal for us. Virtually everything about our visit lived up to our expectations. The house was well-appointed and interesting from an architectural and historical perspective. Our room, the Library, was generous and well-appointed. I loved the built in bookshelves, and the separate entrance made it easy to deal with the dog when necessary. Pickett made delicious and healty breakfasts with lots of fresh ingredients, and the converation around the breakfast table was consistently enjoyable. The grounds were lovely, and we had an opportunity to hike some of the trails which wind their way through the property. The trails were wide and well-maintained -- no machetes needed! South Boston and Halifax were pleasant surprises for such small towns. There were a number of interesting places to visit (don't miss the Prizery in South Boston or the sculpture gardens). There were also several outstanding restaurants which would hold their own in any major metro. Finally, the dogs. Pickett's dogs, Bonnie and Niko, are total sweethearts -- friendly, playful and well-behaved. Our dog Jefferson had a blast romping with them in the yard. I think Bonnie and Niko had fun also. If you like dogs at all, those two will get away with you. One very minor quibble was that the mattress on the bed sagged in the middle, so that I felt like I was sleeping uphill. Not terrible, but not as comfortable as I would have preferred. Still, that is a minor flaw in what was an otherwise outstanding experience. We will definitely come back another time.
We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. It was a pleasure having you. After reading your comments, we have replaced the mattress and box springs. Thanks for the feedback.
- Pickett Craddock (innkeeper)
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. Rates are at double occupancy.
Nightly Rate: $150 - $195
Nightly Rate: $150 - $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. This is my dog-friendly room.
Nightly Rate: $110 - $146
Nightly Rate: $110 - $146
400 acre wildlife preserve, Countryside, Lakefront, Rural, Wine country
Raleigh Durham, NC (RDU-Raleigh Durham INTL 80 miles
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.
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
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
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station
Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Reiki, local historical tours, wildflower walks, dog walks, Sight-seeing
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten-free
A souffle like lemon flavored pancake.