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491 Garbers Church Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-8409
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Harrisonburg
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4.4
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4.9
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4.7
Value
4.4
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We offer premier Harrisonburg, Virginia short-term vacation rental properties to serve your Getaway Lodging needs in a unique and beautiful nine-acre “Oasis in the City.” Find your home away from home in one of our five cottages or one cozy apartment located on the nine-acre grounds of a 1789 Manor House with a large fishing pond and deck. All of our properties include the amenities expected in a high-end getaway lodging accommodation – luxury bedding and linens, spa tubs or multi-faucet shower rooms, mini kitchens, gorgeous décor, with privacy and intimacy. Our cottages are just minutes away from dozens of eateries offering gourmet menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night food for sit-down or take-out. Formerly an award-winning bed and breakfast, established in 1999, our Vacation Rentals are fully licensed, insured, and inspected to guarantee a professionally operated and maintained destination for your two-day or two-week “stay-cation”!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hiking
Bowling offsite
Car hire
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Tennis court offsite
Water park offsite
Taxi service
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
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Air conditioning
Dining area
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Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
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Clothes rack
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Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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iPod docking station
Walk-in shower
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marymlorenz wrote a review Sep 19
Marysville, Ohio5 contributions2 helpful votes
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What a lovely place! Our accommodations in the Mountain Laurel Guest Cottage were so comfortable. We loved the deck for morning coffee and meditation. We experienced an air conditioning problem on our second night but the host quickly made accommodations for us to switch to a suite right across the hall. He was very responsive and kind. While I loved the deck and the amazing shower, probably the most memorable experience was simply sitting under the magnificent Weeping Willow tree by the pond just outside our cottage. Very conveniently located, this was a great place to stay and relax. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kathy wrote a review Oct 2020
Wernersville, Pennsylvania17 contributions4 helpful votes
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This cottage was one of our favorite accommodations. Private, quite and great location to Harrisonburg and local wineries. The accommodations were comfortable and the bathroom had an amazing walk-in shower with multiple shower heads. The small deck was great for morning coffee.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Dennis Fitzgerald, Owner at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging
Responded Oct 25, 2020
Your experience is exactly what we strive to provide. Thank you for sharing it with TA so others might consider a visit. It's been a wonderful, safe retreat during the COVID19 Pandemic due to the self-entry, separate HVAC, lots of outdoor space and, as you mentioned privacy. We do hope you will consider a return visit! Best to you... Janice & Dennis Fitzgerald
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Felicia S wrote a review Aug 2022
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We selected Bergey Cottage to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. The romance package was worth every penny. The cozy cottage was perfect for two. The little touches from the candles to the bath salts made the tub a perfect couples treat. The porch was perfect for moonlit talks deep into the night. It was so awesome we already booked our next visit.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Anago7 wrote a review Jun 2022
Burke, VA4 contributions2 helpful votes
Our stay in the Quill Cottage was delightful. The decor was lovely, the amenities were abundant, the bed sheets were so soft and the jacuzzi was relaxing. We felt pampered the moment we stepped in the door. Our daughter lives in town and we told her to recommend this establishment to anyone who comes to visit her in Harrisonburg. We hope to stay again sometime.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Anna and Jesse Bergey, Owner at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging
Responded Jul 20, 2022
We are delighted that yur stay6 was so enjoyable and can't wait for your return! Best Regards, Anna and Jesse
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Lisa A wrote a review May 2022
Leesburg, Virginia9 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed in the mountain laurel studio and it was beautiful. Has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Very close to downtown and all the great restaurants and so nice to have large space to come back to and relax. Great view of the pond and weeping willow.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Dennis and Janice Fitzgerald, Owner at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging
Responded May 26, 2022
Thank you Lisa, It was so good to have you and we're glad you enjoyed your stay.
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RachelK28 wrote a review Apr 2022
Springfield, Virginia5 contributions
I am so glad I explored this option and stayed here this past weekend. It was easy to book, easy to find, easy to park and incredibly cozy yet packed with modern efficiencies. I will definitely be back and be recruiting my friends who currently have kids here and will have students there in the future. What the website doesn't show is that in my room there was a journal with notes of why people came and how they enjoyed their stay. The entries were off the hook positive and really fun to read the various reasons people booked a cabin. I will be back for sure!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Dennis and Janice Fitzgerald, Owner at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging
Responded Apr 18, 2022
Thank you Rachel, glad you found us. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Christine K wrote a review Nov 2021
Long Island, New York18 contributions2 helpful votes
What a lovely place. Room was just perfect. Everything we needed for our weekend visit with our daughter. Decor was divine and the bed sheets were sooo soft!! If I had to find a negative I would say the only thing we would have liked would have been fresh towels during our stay. I guess since COVID there is no maid service. Most certainly not a deterrent for future visits! We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Dennis and Janice Fitzgerald, Owner at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging
Responded Nov 21, 2021
Thanks for your kind words. We always enjoying learning your stay was pleasant and that you plan to return. Vacation rental properties usually do not offer housekeeping. So, to insure your comfort we offer a private, 24/7 concierge service to provide whatever you need; fresh towels, for example. Knowing your preference, we will make sure your next visit includes extra towels at check in. Again, thank you for sharing your experience with others. We look forward to your return!
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MarylandLady wrote a review Nov 2021
Maryland, USA114 contributions4 helpful votes
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By the Side of the Road sits in a lovely setting on quiet acreage and includes multiple guest accommodations located only 5 minutes from downtown Harrisonburg. We stayed in the Bergey Cottage which is cozy, romantic, and pristine. Gentle music was playing on the CD player as we opened the door. The queen bed was very comfortable. There is a double sided gas fireplace which can be seen from the bedroom/sitting room AND from the huge double jacuzzi tub in the bathroom. The sitting area has 2 recliner chairs for relaxing, reading, or watching TV. Janice and Dennis, the very kind innkeepers, have thoughtfully provided all amenities and special touches. Although breakfast is no longer provided, there is a portable induction cooktop (with pans and utensils), a microwave, refrigerator/freezer, and small table with 2 chairs - everything needed for breakfast prep. We packed lunches for our picnics while visiting Skyline Drive (35 minutes away). We visited two wineries for tastings - Bluestone Vineyard and the Purple WOLF Lavender Farm Vineyard, both within 9 miles from the cottage. For dinner, we highly recommend Local Chop and Grill House, which was listed in the cottage guest booklet. This property was one of the best we've stayed in. We loved it!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Dennis and Janice Fitzgerald, Owner at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging
Responded Nov 16, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to give us such a glowing review. We're glad we're one of the BEST. Thanks
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diana24551 wrote a review Nov 2021
Forest, Virginia5 contributions7 helpful votes
We had a lovely weekend. They thought of everything for these little cottages. The only disappointment was that they had to move us to a different room. We were originally supposed to stay in the Fitzgerald Room, but they had a leak from the heavy rain. I was really looking forward to staying in that particular cottage. It was built on the original foundation, which is made of limestone. (Ghosts) 👻We still enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: I’d bring extra towels for showering.
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Response from Dennis and Janice Fitzgerald, Owner at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging
Responded Nov 16, 2021
Diana, Thank you for the review. Sorry we had to move but are glad you still enjoyed your stay. Come again to stay in the Fitzgerald Cottage.
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Michael B wrote a review Oct 2021
42 contributions8 helpful votes
Very nicely appointed studios and one bedrooms. Exceptional bed and bedding. Excellent communication with proprietor, who is very accommodating. The only drawback in the studio was a table with two stools instead of two chairs. A good place to stay at the end of a Skyline drive trip. Very little to do in Harrisonburg. Stools are for kids.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Dennis and Janice Fitzgerald, Owner at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging
Responded Nov 16, 2021
Michael, Thanks for the review. I was nice speaking with you.
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$211 - $274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging
Which popular attractions are close to By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging?
Nearby attractions include Elevation Sports (3.6 miles), Edith J. Carrier Arboretum (2.7 miles), and Explore More Discovery Museum (1.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a concierge.
Which room amenities are available at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging?
Conveniently located restaurants include BoBoKo Indonesian Cafe, Grilled Cheese Mania, and Joshua Wilton House.
Are there any historical sites close to By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Silver Lake Mill (2.8 miles).