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  • Green Room
  • Oak Grove Plantation
  • Blue Room
  • We are the only B&B in Va. heated with photovoltaic solar panels
  • Parlor
  • Library
  • Oak Grove, side view
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Oak Grove Plantation B&B

Your host(s):
Pickett Craddock
Web Site:
1245 Cluster Springs Road
South Boston, Virginia 24592
PO Box:
PO Box 45
Cluster Springs, Virginia 24535
Guest Rooms:
3Bathrooms: 2
$100 - $150
Check In/Out:
3 P.M. - 12 noon
Extra Person Fee:

Oak Grove Plantation B&B

We combine the best of the 19th and 21st centuries with old-time hospitality and modern "green" features, including solar panels. Set aside your hectic life for a moment and let us pamper you in another world, where the pace is slower and the hospitality warm. Your visit to Oak Grove Plantation starts with a glass of lemonade or iced tea served leisurely on our front porch overlooking 400 acres full of Southern pines, oaks and teeming with wildlife...crickets, birds, frogs, box turtles and an occasional fox. After you are shown your room, I'll give you a leisurely tour of my ancestral home, which has been in my family for nearly 200 years. You'll have plenty of time to see Civil War and Revoluntionary War landmarks, car racing venues, antique shops, lakes and museums. You may want to go golfing, fishing or boating. Or just take a quiet walk or bike ride on our fields, trails, woods and streams. In the evening, we'll direct you to some of our fine restaurants, not far from our B&B.

After a refreshing night's sleep in one of our three guest rooms, you'll awake to the smell of our specialty Cluster Springs egg puff, lemon souffle pancakes, homemade biscuits or muffins and coffee or other delicious choices that have won raves from our customers. Our gourmet breakfast is served family style in the victorian dining room, sun shining in through the bay windows. You may want to read a book on our cheery sun porch, go on a wildflower walk or have a reiki treatment from me...a hands-on soothing and relaxing exercise. Whatever you do, you'll return home rejuvenated, wanting to come back again.

Besides having solar panels, The inn recycles, has a compost pile for vegetable scraps and has installed low-e energy-efficient storm windows on the south side. Motorists who arrive in hybrids get a third night free. Also, there is optional linen service and all the laundry on site dries on a clothesline. Rain barrels collect water, the inn has a tankless electric hot water heater, and it uses compact fluorescent lighting.

Packages & Specials Hybrid Discount - $180 to $280
Our historic inn aims to attract environmentally conscious guests and save money too with the first solar photo-voltaic system to generate clean electricity at a Virginia Bed & Breakfast. As part of our green energy promotion, we are offering three nights for the price of two if you are driving a hybrid car.

Inn to Inn Biking - 125 per day per person
Bicycle riders will meander at their own pace along former coach roads in Halifax County. The roads amble along the rolling Piedmont hills, past ever-changing farmland from tobacco plantation, to coach tavern, to country home. Innkeepers have mapped out routes for self-guided tours with flexible daily ride distances of 16 to 58 miles per day or more. The inns offer confirmed reservations at all inns, luggage transport inn to inn, transport back to original inn to pick up car, maps and custom tour flexibility.

Guided Bike Tour - 225
Stay two nights at Oak Grove Plantation and bike along Halifax County's scenic roads, with very little traffic and few hills. Mike Doan will lead one or two people on a (fairly slow) bike ride anywhere from 5 to 30 miles through the meandering roads past farms, forests and brooks. Bring your bikes or use ours for a healthy, invigorating enjoyable outing. Or if you prefer, he will give you maps for your own self-guided tour.

Rejuvenate Yourself with a Woman's Retreat - 315/per person
If you're tired, grumpy, worn out -- change your life with a woman's retreat at Oak Grove Plantation. Come alone or bring your friends. Start with a Friday evening reiki treatment-a hands-on relaxation and healing method. Start Saturday with a healthy breakfast and calming walk in the woods. Follow up with a massage. A delicious lunch will be provided, and in the evening, dine at South Boston's only AAA three-star restaurant, Bistro 1888 (dinner not included). Finish your weekend with breakfast and a walk.

Midweek Dog Special - 225
Dogs especially love Oak Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast. Our 400 acres are perfect for frolicking and working off energy. When they arrive, pets will find a bag with home made dog treats and doggie pickup bags. Included in this two day stay are two hours of dog sitting so you can go out to dinner or to a movie while your dog has fun plus a dog walk on our trails the next day. There is even a photo of your dog to take home. The dog fee of $25 is also included in this package. This is for a couple and a dog for two nights Monday through Thursday.

Hike Oak Grove Plantation - 225
Reconnecting to the natural world is fundamental to human health, well being and spirit. During a two-day stay, start from the front steps with Pickett Craddock for an after-breakfast walk of up to four miles on the wooded paths of our 400 acres. A former country road crosses the railroad tracks on an old wooden bridge, heading into a mix of pines and hardwoods. They attract numerous woodland species, such as northern cardinals, bluejays, tufted titmice and Carolina wrens. That's why Oak Grove Plantation is listed as one of the Virginia birding and wildlife trails.

Enjoy the Outdoors - $308 per couple
Come visit two days and nights, eat full breakfasts and take an early morning one-hour guided horseback trail ride for two or a hayride on shaded paths. And drive by Cage's sculpture garden, catch a musical at the Prizery and have dinner at a local three-star restaurant. Start the next day with another sumptuous breakfast followed by a guided 2-5 mile hike on shaded woodland roads. Complete your relaxation with a 15-minute Reiki treatment and a trip to the South Boston Halifax County Museum and finish up with dinner at another great local restaurant. (Prizery, restaurant costs not included.

Cancellation Policy

One week notice to get your money back.

Area Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Galleries
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Museums
  • National/State Parks
  • Tennis
  • Theater
  • Wineries

Food Service

  • Accommodates Special Diets
  • Early Morning Coffee/Tea
  • Evening/Afternoon Dessert
  • FLOSS (Fresh, Local, Organic, Seasonal, & Sustainable)
  • Full Breakfast
  • Gluten Free
  • Picnic Lunches/Extra $

Geographic Setting

  • Rural
  • Village

Inn Amenities

  • ADA Compliant
  • Common Fireplace
  • Comp. Beverages
  • Comp. Light Refreshments
  • First Floor Rooms
  • Gardens
  • Green Friendly
  • Horses Stabled
  • Internet Access
  • Limited Handicap Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Off Street Parking
  • Outdoor Guest Areas
  • Piano
  • WiFi Throughout

Inn Policies

  • Alcoholic Beverages Permitted
  • American Express - Not Accepted!
  • Cash Accepted
  • Checks Accepted
  • Children Welcome
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Innkeeper Pets in Residence
  • Pets Welcome
  • Smoking Outside Only
  • Traveler's Checks Accepted

Minimum Stay Required

  • Peak Season Weekends

Room Amenities

  • AC/Central
  • Bathrobes
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Extra Bed Avail.
  • Fireplace/Electric
  • Full Bed
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board Avail.
  • Private Bath
  • Private Entrance
  • Queen Bed
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Twin Beds
  • Wi-Fi

Well Suited For

  • Business Travel
  • Elopements
  • Family Travel
  • Gay Friendly
  • Group Events
  • Honeymoons
  • Meetings
  • Romantic Escape
  • Single Traveler
  • Vacation Getaway