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“Nice, quiet stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Firmstone Manor

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Firmstone Manor
Smalltown, VA
1 review
“Nice, quiet stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2009

If you're looking for a quiet getaway in the middle of nowhere, this is it. I know nothing about Victorian decorating, but I think anyone who's into that sorta thing would really enjoy the place. The innkeeper has done all of the work herself and things look great. I was especially impressed with all of the little "comforts of home" - the comfy couches in the upstairs library, the highspeed internet access, cozy reading chairs, a breezy hammock, etc. Someone else has posted that the dogs were vicious...they were extremely sweet and begged for belly rubs during my stay. Another guest had a small dog with them during my stay and the dogs interacted fine.

Only downside? There's not much of a dinner scene in Clifton Forge.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled on business
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2008

We stayed at the Firmstone Manor during the first week in November and were quite happy with the overall experience. Barbara and Charlie have worked hard to bring this 1873 Victorian mansion up to todays standards and have been very sucessful with that effort we thought. The room are wonderfully decorated in the style of the era along with the public spaces - a real treat to a fan of that architectual period. Excellent collection of dvd's to view in the upper library! Breakfast was delightful and prepared with suggestions Charlie had asked us for the previous evening. We're birders and mountain bikers and were delighted with the offerings in the neighborhood.

They love their three little doggies who will great you when you arrive - if you're not a dog fan that might turn you off. But the dogs are not allowed the run of the public parts of the house.

We thought it an excellent value and experience. We'd definitely stay there again.

Stayed November 2008
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2007

We booked 2 nights at the Firmstone Manor They advertised as "pet friendly" and we have a medium sized dog that travels with us all the time.
The proprietor told me over the phone that she had 2 dogs, and that were very friendly, but asked me if our dog was friendly. I told her that she is not aggressive, and just ignores other animals.
When we arrived, we could not get out of our car, as her dogs were "keeping us at bay". Finally we were able to enter the inn, but left our dog inside the car. When we attepted to introduce our dog to hers, they immediatly attacked her. We took our dog with us, on a leash anytime she was out of the room, but still had difficulty keeping her animals away from ours. The day we left, her dog viciously attacked ours as we were leaving.....So be fore-warned....the Firmstone Inn is NOT pet-friendly!!

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — not pet-friendly as advertised
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Firmstone Manor
Address: 6209 Longdale Furnace Rd, Clifton Forge, VA 24422-3618
Region: United States > Virginia > Clifton Forge
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Ranked #4 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Clifton Forge
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Number of rooms: 6

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