Oak Grove Plantation has agreed to a conservation easement, assuring that the 400-acre property will never be turned into a shopping center, trailer park, golf course or any other commercial development. That’s right—NEVER.
It’s a guarantee that our guests will always be able to hike on the trails and look at wildlife, unhindered by new man-made encroachments.
Under a Virginia Department of Forestry program, a property owner can preserve the land as wildlife habitat and forests in perpetuity in exchange for tax breaks, making up for the lost property value. We were able to sell the tax breaks to others and use the proceeds to install a geothermal heating system beginning this fall. That will allow the bed & breakfast to extend its season beyond May through September in future years. However, we have always wanted to ensure that the land remain undeveloped for the good of the environment and for use by future generations.
It turns out that a number of other property owners in Halifax County have been able to make use of this program, according to this article in the South Boston News & Record.
We open for the season in May: Keep watching this space