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Firmstone Manor

6209 Longdale Furnace Rd., Clifton Forge, VA 24422
Firmstone Manor
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Richmond, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I'm writing this review a bit late since we stayed at Firmstone Manor in October. Entering the curved driveway, Firmstone Manor, a large Victorian home, loomed ahead. Continuing around the front of the house to the parking area, we were taken aback by the low cinderblock abandoned 1950's motel. Juxtaposed to the 19th century manor house, we were a bit... More 

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North Potomac, Maryland
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109 hotel reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

I've read all the recent reviews with great interest. The superlative reviews have truth to them, but so does the relatively recent damning reviews. Here's a synopsis of the good and the bad as my wife and I saw it: 1. The first impression on driving in is unsettling and almost scary. The M nor itself is an impressive old... More 

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Portage, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Simply fantastic! 5 stars! Can’t say enough good things about Firmstone Manor. Other reviews talk about the fantastic decor and food. That goes double for us. But the best thing about the place is how Barbara makes you feel. Upon entering the house she makes you want to take off your shoes and put up your feet. Despite the formal... More 

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Washington, DC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We spent two nights at the manor over Memorial Day week-end. If you are looking for a spotless home in perfect condition, this is probably not the place for you. However, if you appreciate historical architecture and understand that the restoration process requires lots of time and money, and can see beyond some of the work that has yet to... More 

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It takes a certain type of personality to run a B & B well. Barbara has it. She can make anyone feel at home with her informal style. The mansion itself if beautifully appointed with genuine furnishings and décor from the era it was built. The estate is a large private lawn with wonderful places to sit and read. The... More 

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife and I stayed two nights and loved every moment. We sat out on the porch and relaxed on the hammock. Barbara was very accommodating, helping us to feel welcome, relaxed, and well-pampered. Her dogs were also very entertaining. We hope to return soon. Ron Pohlen

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Mechanicsville
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I can not say enough good things about this B&B.I have traveled to a lot of places and had the best time here.If you are looking to get away from the rat race this is the place to go. The owner Barbara was such a gracious host.We felt so welcome. We had a fruit basket in our room.She prepared the... More 

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San Leandro, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I agree with the Sunshine Helps review. My husband and I were there on a lovely May weekend, beautiful green lawn, bordering forest, quiet lane, stunning VA hills and mountains. This is a beautiful, historic house, a part of important regional history along with the iron works across the street. I enjoyed reading the history of this area. I felt... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I can understand the reaction of the couple who just visited and gave only a 1 star, especially given the weather during their stay – windy, cold and with snow/rain. When we drove up the same evening that they had departed, it was dusk and overcast and the bare trees lining the driveway seemed ominous. My husband also made a... More 

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Powhatan, Virginia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My husband and I have stayed at many bed and breakfasts over the years, usually for our anniversary. This year, I purchased a weekend stay at this establishment through Living Social. When we arrived, I felt like I was going in to the Bates Motel from the movie Psycho. This was the most dilapidated excuse for a B & B... More 

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