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By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages

3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   491 Garbers Church Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our second visit. We've stayed in the manor house as well as 1of the cottages. We loved both. Breakfast is unique (NOT typical restaurant fair) & brought hot to your door allowing for a leisurely start to your day. The bed is luxurious. The inn keepers made great suggestions IF you want to explore. The setting is quiet... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Planned this stay as a romantic getaway for my wife's birthday. I came across this B&B online and decided to bring her. We stayed in the Quill Cottage. We arrived late but everything was taken care of for our stay. I thought the room was wonderful and the bathroom area was great. The living area was roomy. I would definately... More

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Richland, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband frequent B & Bs. We needed a place to stay while attending an auction in nearby Mount Crawford. By the Side of the Road was our choice and we are happy that it was. Our welcome was gracious, the room large and inviting. My gluten free diet was accommodated by Jan with a lovely breakfast. If ever in... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As me and my girlfriend are making the B & B circuit (Poconos, Dutch country, etc.) I found this nice spot in VA.(the pictures online were nice) and decided to bring her for her birthday. We stayed in the Quill Cottage, It was quaintly decorated and provided a little bit privacy. However, the actual living quarters were smaller than I... More

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by the side of the road, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Hi, Delano, As we stated in response to your identical review on b&b.com, we fondly remember meeting you and your lovely girlfriend at check out on Sunday. Learning that your stay didn't equal your expectations is distressing. We wish you had joined us for Happy Hour on Saturday evening and perhaps we could have helped make it a better weekend.... More

Smithfield, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a superior B&B experience at the By the Side of the Road Inn and Cottages! We stayed in one of the lovely suites upstairs and thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful room with its romantic fireplace and whirlpool tub! We were in Harrisonburg to attend a wedding but honestly just wanted to hang out in our room the whole weekend! The... More

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by the side of the road, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

We loved the photos that accompanied your review. Sipping wine by the fire, you look so beautiful. Thanks for taking time to write about your experience. We sincerely appreciate it and hope that whenever in the "Burg, you'll come stay with us again! Best regards... More

Midlothian, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at By the Side of the Road as a weekend away. We felt welcomed immediately by the cute electric fireplace having been "lit" and the music playing softly in the background. Entering the Water Lily felt like entering a personal spa! The bedding is amazing, the shower is incredible, there were instructions on how to... More

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by the side of the road, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

We are so delighted that our "rainy" weekend didn't spoil your romantic getaway and truly appreciate your taking time to share you experience with TA readers. Please come again and we'll order up some sunshine so you can relax on the private balcony and enjoy the pond. We hope that will be soon! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

My boyfriend found this place on Groupon, and we decided to go with a cottage. OMG, it was amazing. The whirltub, the dual fireplace, the decoration, the breakfast, so clean, Anna is so super friendly, informative and nice. I can't wait to come back. It has a coffee maker, microwave, refridge. We also went to Bluestone Vineyard, very nice and... More

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by the side of the road, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Nothing is better than learning your weekend was all you hoped for. Taking time to post your experience is most appreciated. We can't wait for your return! More

Woodbridge, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

My wife, our newborn baby and I stayed at By the Side of the Road a few months ago as a special getaway before my wife returned to work after maternity leave. Even though I failed to find a place for us to go before the week before, By the Side of the Road had a room available - during... More

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by the side of the road, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

It's great to have a suite located in the manor house that accommodates children but is separate from the other suites. We always say the baby can cry and laugh, etc., without disturbing others guests AND parents can relax knowing that! Please do come again and thanks for sharing your visit on TA. More

Fairfax, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

What a beautiful stay! The cottage was everything I could have imagined and more. The details were exquisite, from the prompt delivery of amazing breakfasts to the sherry in the room in the evening. Make sure you buy one of their signature mugs! :D

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by the side of the road, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

What fun to photograph your breakfast plates and post them here. We loved that. Thank you so much. We are delighted that all was well with your visit and hope we can fulfill your expectations upon a return visit. Best regards! More

Columbia, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

After several B&B adventures, I recommend By the Side of the Road for the location, cottages, and amenities. Our private cottage included a comtemporary shower, view of the pond, wonder room layout, very comfortable bed and an exception breakfast that is brought to your door. The area includes many attractions within a very short drive.

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by the side of the road, Manager at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Hi James P: Thank you for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed one of our Spring Water Suites and found some great things to do in our area! We certainly hope to have you back in the near future. Taking the time to write a review is much appreciated and we wish you all the best! More

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Also Known As:
By The Side Of The Road Inn & Cottages Hotel Harrisonburg
By The Side Of The Road Inn & Cottages Hotel
By The Side Of The Road Inn And Cottages
Address: 491 Garbers Church Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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Location: United States > Virginia > Harrisonburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Harrisonburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome our Inn located in Harrisonburg in Virginia's central Shenandoah Valley. Whether staying one night or more, our one-of-a-kind Shenandoah Valley lodging is legendary. Guests return time and again to experience the comfort and intimacy of our four Main House Suites and three Luxurious cottages. We hope to meet you soon! ... more   less 
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