Top Ten Reasons to Stay at The Oaks

TOP TEN REASONS TO STAY AT THE OAKS BED AND BREAKFAST: #10. To experience staying in a 119-year old Queen Ann Victorian, located in one of the oldest established villages in the Blue Ridge. #9. Easy access to all the area’s entertainment and attractions, including; theater, live music, waterfalls, hiking, cycling, tubing/kayaking, art classes, festivals, restaurants, shops, boutiques and golf. #8. Delectable gourmet breakfasts served each morning. #7. Cool evenings on the verandas. #6. Personal, courteous and knowledgeable hosts. #5. Hand pressed and starched sheets, pillow cases and napkins. #4. Fresh flowers in every room. #3. Lavender bubble bath. #2. Those cute little soaps wrapped in paper. #1. And the NUMBER ONE reason to visit The Oaks Bed and Breakfast this summer. . . CROQUET anyone? _________________________________________________ My wife, Donna, and I took over The Oaks Bed and Breakfast in the summer of 2007. Every year since, we have focused on an annual project to keep the inn shiny as a new diamond! That first winter it was decided that we would reestablish the original foundation to insure that the structure would remain stable and stand proud for another 100-years. Jacks were used to raise the house ever-so-carefully, allowing the contractors to pour concrete footers, install new pillars and build additional floor joist for added support. We shared a fantasy that the crew that labored beneath the house would surprise us by unearthing a crest of “Civil War gold” or some relic of untold wealth.  Truth be told, the workers did find an antique tea spoon, an old medicine bottle, a frontier ladle and a croquet set. It wasn’t...