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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A perfect one night getaway after dropping our daughter off at James Madison University. We stayed in the main house and loved our suite. We love the architecture of older homes and this main house dates to approximately 1790. The innkeeper was delightful. Breakfast was excellent and they were able to accommodate my dietary restrictions. A lot of thoughtful touches... More 

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Falls Church, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A charming B&B in Harrisonburg, VA. Friendly and personable inn keepers, wonderful rooms and breakfast delivered to your room each morning. Close to Monticello and Montpelier for historical sightseeing. Inn keepers suggested some wonderful dining options that were truly wonderful. Would highly recommend the Side of the Road Inn for a relaxing weekend getaway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a Fantastic Quaint B&B... My hubby surprised me w/an anniversary wknd getaway at this historical Lil place. The cottage was very quaint, very clean & all the Lil touches that Dennis & Janice did just made for a romantic ( much needed ) wknd!!! The home cooked breakfasts shows her passion from the ♡... Dennis gave us suggestions on... More 

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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 July 15, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

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 July 5, 2015

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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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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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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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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