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By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages

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491 Garbers Church Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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Ranked #2 of 3 Harrisonburg B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Ray V Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely and quiet inn with guest quarters ranging from rooms, suites to cottages in a serene setting in the country yet close enough to nearby Harrisonburg for a wide variety of eating opportunities. Breakfast is quietly brought to your door each morning so that if your prefer to eat quietly, conversation is not necessary. Nearby James Madison University and Civil... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked the Mountain Laurel Suite for our daughter and her groom to spend their wedding night and the following, this after having received a lovely tour of the complete properties by the daughter of the owner in the early winter of this year. She suggested that the bridesmaids might get ready with the bride in the suite, with the... More 

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ByTheSideInn, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

We enjoyed seeing the beautiful bride and bridesmaids posing for pond-side photos. The bride and groom conveyed their appreciation at check out. Their handwritten guestbook note says, "Our wedding weekend!! This place is wonderful! The food is fantastic! Thank you for the hospitality. We'll be back!" We sincerely hope they will return. A negative review is especially painful from a... More 

Badin, North Carolina
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed at this B & B and had an amazing two days and nights. We were treated like family and enjoyed visiting with Innkeepers Janice and Dennis. The Ardor of Hope suite exceeded our expectation, especially the breakfast delivered to our room each morning. Also, their recommendations for dining and activities were "spot on". We will gladly return... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was quite possibly the best experience we have ever had! Anyone that says otherwise is crazy! The cottage was absolutely amazing upon first arrival and was maintained at said state for the remainder of the stay by the tidy crew. To put it simply upon arrival you will feel all your cares and worries melt away. Definitely stay here!

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Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My mom, sister and I recently stayed at By the Side of the Road in The Bishop's Retreat. It was a lovely experience for us. Breakfast was delicious and Janice took time to tell us about the history of their beautiful B&B which we really enjoyed. Both Dennis and Janice made our stay special. This was the first time my... More 

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Chadds Ford, Pa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We were in the Water lilly cottage for four nights. Cottage has everything you need for a quiet and private getaway, including a small refrigerator and microwave oven. Having breakfast delivered each morning was a real treat. The cottage was pristinely clean. Huge shower; could hold a basketball team! We own a B&B in Pennsylvania and are probably a bit... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My husband and I have been to By the Side of the Road three times and each time we have stayed in the Fitzgerald Cottage. Nothing can beat the real wood burning fireplace. We love this Bed and Breakfast and cannot wait to go back. Janice and Dennis are amazing and they are so meticulous. Every detail of our getaways... More 

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Ellicott City, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This was a last minute getaway as our spring break plans fell through. My wife and I stayed in the Bergey Cottage from 29 March - 2 April 2015. We weren't sure what to expect since we knew nothing about this Inn. We were pleasantly surprised and we really enjoyed our stay. What we loved most was the fact that... More 

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virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

JMU graduation: 1. location: very close to university. easy to get to. 2. quality: room was superb. it was very large. we rented the water lilly and spring laurel bc we had 4 family members for graduation. the bathroom was magnificent with toilet area, sink area, and very large shower with multiple waterheads (over head and in front). the bedroom... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My high expectations were definitely exceeded! I love the manor home- over 200 years old yet in great condition and very clean with modern conveniences. The in-room fireplace was great and I loved the delicious breakfast delivered to our door each morning. The innkeepers were so friendly- very warm and gave us plenty of privacy, it felt like we were... More 

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