Guests will enjoy the expansive gardens and burr oak savannah – a quiet two-acre oasis where they can relax and refresh during their stay at The Oakwood Inn.
The Oakwood Inn is lined with a Honeysuckle border, which opens up as you enter the property. Visible as you approach The Oakwood Inn, the north garden is anchored by 50-year-old Rugosa Roses, from which the Innkeepers have harvested rose hips to make rose hip jelly. This jelly is featured each December at Christmas Tea. The rest of the north garden is a mixture of giant white Mop Head Hydrangeas and Burning Bush.
The driveway approach encircles a beautiful center garden where purple and pink Endless Summer Hydrangeas, yellow Daylilies, and pink Autumn Joy Sedum brighten The Oakwood Inn entrance.
The burr oak savannah begins on the east side of The Oakwood Inn, providing dappled shade for the Dogwood bushes, Annabelle Hydrangeas, and many varieties of Hostas. An open courtyard borders The Oakwood Inn on the west and is home to several types of conifers and trees, while the savannah provides more dense cover leading into the backyard of The Oakwood Inn.
Beautiful perennials surround the two tranquil ponds, which are connected by a babbling brook. Succulents peak out between the rocks bordering the waterfall, while many varieties of Hostas, Hydrangeas, and Daylilies surround the gazebo, pergola, and burr oak trees. Early summer guests will not want to miss the white Peonies blooming along the south border of the property.
Wildlife abounds on The Oakwood Inn property with regular sightings of white-tailed deer, squirrels, groundhogs, wild turkeys, turtles, and frogs. The neighboring wetland attracts ducks, Canadian geese, snapping turtles, and muskrat, providing never-ending activity easily viewed from the guests’ veranda or patio.