Every year, a prized item at the Amazing Life Games preschool auction in Washington is a weekend trip to Oak Grove Plantation bed & breakfast. Pickett teaches there several days a week when she is not operating the inn from May to September.
The winner at this year’s auction, Kristen Degan, had a lot of good things to say about Oak Grove:
“We thought our B&B days were over once our kids came along, but this is a kid-friendly B&B!!!
“There are 3 rooms upstairs that are perfect for a large family and one bedroom downstairs that is perfect for a family of 3 or 4 (with kids on an air mattress). There are paths throughout the 400 acres for kids to explore, a train that goes under a bridge (that you can stand on while the train goes under!) really close to the house, an old cemetery, and a bunch of areas in the yard where grown-ups can sit and hang out.
“South Boston, VA is 4-5 hours from DC, but you can break up your trip with a stop at the Children’s Museum or the Science Museum in Richmond. Or you could combine a stay at Pickett’s with a stay in the Shenandoah Valley, breaking up the trip that way and avoiding traveling on 95.”
Adds this year’s preschool director, Deborah Kline: “I second Kristen’s recommendation! My son and I spent two nights at Oak Grove, and it was definitely a highlight of our summer.”