Oak Grove is a welcoming grand old home in Southern Virginia. My family of five - 2 adults and 3 boys 4 and under - stayed in the family suite which consists of two rooms separated by a landing. They are the only two rooms on the second floor which is nice since you aren't concerned with disturbing anyone. There was a big bathroom with a clawfoot tub (big enough for all three boys to fit in for a quick cleaning) along with a shower for the adults. We were very comfortable in the generous accommodating space. The boys could run around in the yard and we relaxed on the porch. There are trains throughout the day that pass through the property. There is a wooden bridge to stand on as the train passes underneath. We heard one coming, got to the bridge just before it passed underneath and the engineers waved as they went underneath. Then as end passed us, the engineers flashed the lights and blew the whistle. Pure joy for kids.
The innkeeper is knowledgable about the area as well as activities available. We got out to dinner in nearby South Boston which was nice and visited Stanton River State Park as a family. There is a great pool within the park and a nice playground on the same property. If we'd planned ahead we would have taken advantage of the events the park hosts. There was a full calendar of activities.
All in all we had a very nice visit to a quiet area within Southern Virginia.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We offer 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 for hiking and biking on farm roads and paths. Open May to Sept. Near South Boston, Va. ... more less