#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?


Landscape improvements proceed-Spring 2011.

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 exactly what we had hoped for, but it was a connection to our home’s past and a treasure none the less.

It was then we decided that one day, we would have a gorgeous tournament quality lawn on which guests, dressed in summer white and straw-hats, would play the regal game of croquet.

After much effort and expense, we are proud to say, the time has come! With the beautiful woodlands and landscaping as a backdrop, we invite you to come and experience the “Queen of Games”  —  Croquet at The Oaks Bed and Breakfast!


The granite peaks the surround our home.

Granite cliffs of the Hickory Nut Gorge.

   The Mountains are calling.