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By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages

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3.5 of 5
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491 Garbers Church Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages
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Ranked #2 of 4 Harrisonburg B&B and Inns
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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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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Bergen County, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My wife and I stayed two peaceful nights at "By the Side of the Road Inn" over Parents Weekend at James Madison, which over runs the city of Harrisonburg annually in early October. We arranged for our son to pick up the key, as we arrived in the late evening. That arrangement went well and allowed us to take our... More 

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Callahan, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We recently stayed two nights in the Bergey Cottage on the way up to Niagara Falls. This was our first time in a bed & Breakfast & we absolutely loved it. The cottage was lovely...spacious, clean & charmingly decorated. Breakfast was delivered in the morning and left outside our door in a basket & was delicious. We were so relaxed... More 

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