Leave the 21st Century behind. The 19th Century hand carved plaque and chandelier on veranda over the Cherry Grove House welcome you to the 19th Century.
Rustic-elegant Cherry Grove House offers guests the use of the Royal Dalton Library and Reading Room, the sound isolated Root Cellar Home Theater, The Country Kitchen and Dining Room, The Balcony Computer Center, The Veranda, two patios, a screened dining porch, an open dining porch and an open dining deck. Nearby is the original 1850s barn with its apartment, the Spa and Oriental Message Room, the 19th Century Brunswick-Balke-Collender St. Bernard Pool Table Room, 4 refrigerators, a double laundry plus the boathouse with a fully restored 19th Century H. K. Martin Guide-Boat Canoe. Two modern canoes are available for use by guests. Also nearby are a wheelchair accessible swimming pool and a wheelchair accessible wharf for bird watching, fishing, crabbing, canoeing or just relaxing from sunrise through sunset with the sights and sounds of nature.
You will be welcomed to Cherry Grove Plantation by its owners, Janet and Richard Goldbach, who reside in the plantation main house (seen above). They have been married for 52 years with 2 children and 8 grandchildren that reside in the Suffolk, Virginia area.
Janet is a direct descendant of General George Clinton, Colonial Governor of New York. She graduated from Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn, NY and Tufts University, Medford, MA, with a Magna Cum Laude degree in education and art. Janet selected Brooklyn Heights to make her debut, after being requested to do so in New York, Washington and Versailles.
Janet gained national fame as a magical entertainer, first appearing in 1947 as the youngest professional entertainer on television, later being named the stage magician of the year 1985 by the International Brotherhood of Magicians. She is a very highly regarded artist having completed extensive art studies with numerous renowned artists in international locations that include many USA cities, Monet gardens, France, Italy, London and Scotland. Some of Janet's work exhibited in the plantation house can be seen here, as well as, some of the Goldbach's personal Collection.
Richard graduated from Webb Institute of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. He is the retired CEO of Metro Machine Corporation, a most highly regarded Norfolk, VA shipyard that was named the National Small Business Contractor Of The Year 1981.