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“Great location, great owners, and an amazing breakfast!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Great Oak B&B
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The Great Oak B&B
421 E Washington St, Lewisburg, WV 24901   |  
Ranked #2 of 6 Lewisburg B&B and Inns
Leesburg, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great location, great owners, and an amazing breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is actually my second time staying at The Great Oak and it will likely not be the last! The first time I stayed was in 2006 and remembered it all these years to think to stay there again this trip! The owners Tara & Wayne are amazingly friendly and helpful and are fantastic chefs!

Their property is right off the main strip of Downtown Lewisburg and is close enough in to make it an easy walk into downtown for dinner and entertainment. It is a lovely quiet area with tons of shops, some historical attractions, caverns, theatre, and great places to eat, including the cannot be beat breakfast right there at the B&B!

Your stay will be in their carriage house, a little apart from their main house, so completely private. You walk up a flight of stairs to a nice size room with both a double and a king bed as well as A/C, a ceiling fan, TV, DVD player, a mini-fridge, coffee-maker, and a microwave. The room is very tastefully decorated and quite comfortable. There is also a nice sized bathroom with a tub/shower combo and tons of fresh towels.

While the room is lovely, the absolute best part of the stay here is the breakfast, not only for the great food which you get to choose from a large list, but also because of the company of Tara & Wayne while you dine in their home. They are a lovely couple and are great storytellers who seem to truly enjoy sharing their passion for cooking and life with others. Our breakfast ran almost 2 hours, mainly because we had such a good time chatting. The food though, is absolutely spectacular and they will happily accommodate requests for off menu items as well.

Do not miss out on this gem!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

My husband and I recently visited this bed and breakfast, and we absolutely loved it. The room is private, quiet, and very clean. The property is beautiful, and the town of Lewisburg was full of fun things to do and places to eat. The breakfast served at the Great Oak was delicious! The owners make everything fresh that morning, based on the guests' selection from a menu the night before. It was clear that the owners put a lot of time and effort into making their bed and breakfast high quality! We will definitely be returning for a visit in the future, and we will recommend this place to our friends and family.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mount Holly, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

We traveled with a 60lb lab and needed somewhere we could leave him while we went sightseeing. I wanted somewhere he would not be bothered by noises from other guests and where he would not bother anyone if he barked. The Great Oak was Perfect!!! The room is actually the upper floor of the carriage house and it is charming. Immaculate, pretty, and private sums up this room. We were thrilled!! The breakfast was more than we could ever eat and so good! Lots of choices! Tara and Wayne were super friendly and knowledgeable of the are. A short walk past beautiful historic homes brings you to downtown where there are shops and restaurants galore!! We will definitely be back!!

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Powhatan, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

I made a reservation while still on vacation. We were coming back from Marion In so we had traveled about 500 miles. Was greatful to find the home however when I pulled up it need painting and that was a little bit of apprehension...all that went away when we got up stairs to the room we stayed in. WOW. We walked into town to enjoy a wonderful dinner and then came back and enjoyed our beautiful room and some of the amenities. Comfortable beds and a good size bathroom. The carraige house room is just above an old carraige house that has been transformed into a private room.
You choose what you want for breakfast from a LARGE menu and the next morning you have more than you could ever eat sitting in front of you. All freshly made to order and hot. Wonderful company talking to Wayne and Tara. We could have stayed all day in conversation if we didn't have be somewhere else that day.
If you have the pleasure of staying here you will not be dissappointed.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 421 E Washington St, Lewisburg, WV 24901
Location: United States > West Virginia > Lewisburg
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Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Lewisburg

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