by Christine Koubek
You know an inn is family friendly when its welcome book tells you where to get an extra set of twin sheets in case of a late night accident. Whereas many B&Bs frown upon child guests (or just don’t allow them), The Inn at the Oaks is like staying at a friend’s house — a friend who has the place chock full of stuff for kids. Inn at the Oaks is a family-owned, family-run, wooded property with a playground, basketball court, a small basement playroom for younger kids, and a room on the main floor with a telescope, puzzles, pool table and board games. Our kids’ favorite was a swing from a giant old Oak tree in the back where they could swing back and forth like Tarzan.
In addition to six standard-sized guest rooms, there are five spacious suites. The suites each have a queen bed, plus two twins or bunk beds, a table and chairs, and a DVD player. If you have allergies, request one of the suites with hardwood floors instead of carpet. A delicious hot breakfast is served each morning. Coffee, tea and cocoa are available in the afternoon with a treat. There is also a mini-fridge stocked with sodas and juice boxes throughout the day. The inn is open year-round, with the exception of a winter week when the Anderson family takes a vacation.
Our Editor Loves
- Spacious suites available
- Playground and playroom for kids
- Hot breakfast served daily
We met up with friends at the Inn for a fun weekend getaway. Paul and Melody were very gracious hosts who were attentive to all of our needs. The Inn is lovely - a nice mix of antiques in a warm, casual atmosphere. We especially enjoyed the fireplace after a fun night out. All of the guest rooms are beautiful - we stayed in the Carriage House out back which contains a few suites - a nice option if you are looking for a little privacy. Each morning we had a delicious breakfast before heading out (thank you Douglas!). The location is perfect as it is located right across the street from the national seashore beaches. It was a perfect weekend and I highly recommend Inn at the Oaks.
We went to the Inn for a gathering with friends. Each of our rooms were beautiful, very well cared for and unique in their own way! The innkeepers are warm, welcoming and offered a wonderful breakfast spread including a wide range of options with fresh fruit, yogurt, scones, cereal, eggs, bagels and French toast with homemade bread (and most important - delicious coffee!). I loved the options of comfortable common areas we could relax in and enjoy. The living room with the fireplace was lovely and there were multiple other rooms as well as outdoors areas we could use. Very conveniently located and cannot hear cars at all. We will be back!