Our Internet motorcycle group gathers from time to time in various parts of the US and Canada, and for this spring's experience we chose Western Virginia. Searching for places to stay led us to the usual chains, but hey, it's a group; you want to stay as a group, not in the same wing of a motel. Looking at B&B's, the ones around the area all seemed to share the same characteristics: Price (high) and Size (typical house). Expecting to host a dozen people or more was beyond the reach of all except one: Firmstone Manor in Longdale Furnace. This place is HUGE. We booked the whole house for four nights; that entitled us to the use of the house and grounds, kitchen, grill, parking lot, etc. without having to compensate for other guests' tastes or behavior... :-) The rooms were tastefully appointed, the beds comfortable, and the breakfasts were excellent. This is a work-in-progress, as anyone who has had experience with house restoration can attest, so some aspects of the property reflect this. It lends an air of authenticity to the fact that it's a 140 year-old house, and you step back in time upon entering. That does not mean chamber pots, big water pitchers, or galvanized bathtubs; the baths are thoroughly modern, and the water supply is spring-fed.
All in all, the long weekend experience was superb, and recommended. The fact that the roads around the area have all of the great characteristics of classic motorcycling routes is just a bonus!