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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 2 weeks ago
NMay151 Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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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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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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Front Royal, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We loved it. The place is beautiful and the owners/staff are very friendly and helpful. Dennis took us on a tour of all the rooms and gave us the history on the old house. Janice was so very nice and we had a wonderful visit and discussion with her. The in-room breakfast was great. Pat did not have to get... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We've stayed at many B&B's and this has been our favorite! We opted for the Ardour of Hope room in the main house. The exposed brick wall, feather bed, beautifully set table and cozy fireplace made this both beautiful and comfortable. This room includes a huge bathroom with a jacuzzi tub surrounded by candles, a wall heater and plush bath... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Fully equipped kitchen, bath and bedroom. Large TV in family room was a perk. The Queen bed was very comfortable and we loved how dark it was in the bedroom. Loved having a private entrance. Very reasonably priced and convenient to JMU. The owner is responsive to emails and phone calls and not overbearing in the least. I would highly... More 

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Harrisburg, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My partner, Tom, and I traveled to Virginia to see the leaves and check out the wineries and brewerys near Harrisonburg, VA. I picked By the Side of the Road because it looked lovely on the Website and all the reviews were go good. It did not disappoint. We stayed in the main building in the Ardour of Hope and... More 

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