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By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging

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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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Updated 02/24/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 02/24/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Harrisonburg
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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)
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Iron
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
iPod docking station
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Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Japanese
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Cara B wrote a review Oct 20
Nashville, Tennessee21 contributions21 helpful votes
My husband and I spent 2 nights in lovely Quill Cottage. The hosts have thought of everything and the many personal touches really set the place apart. The bathtub is amazing and plenty big for two tall adults to enjoy a soak. The air conditioning is a little loud when
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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 4 days ago
We are glad you enjoyed the 110 gallon whirlpool. Thanks for the 5 stars.
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Cynthia S wrote a review Oct 8
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We stayed in the Fitzgerald Cottage, which was very quaint and unique. Loved the historic feel of the cabin and the attention to detail by the staff was top-notch. Lots of things to do in and around Harrisonburg. We hope to be able to make out again for another stay soon!
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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 2 weeks ago
We are glad you chose to spend your getaway with us. We look forward to see you again. Dennis & Janice
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shardanusky wrote a review Sep 2021
pennsylvania7 contributions18 helpful votes
The Quill Cottage was a wonderful place to stay! The accommodations were clean, inviting, and spacious. We loved walking in to some relaxing music playing. We are looking forward to staying again when we are in Harrisonburg.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Dennis and Janice Fitzgerald, Owner at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging
Responded Sep 16, 2021
Thank you for being our guests. Come again in the winter when you can enjoy the gas fireplace.
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Traci R wrote a review Sep 2021
McLean, Virginia1 contribution
very clean and easy to relax , we love the peace and quiet and the natural surroundings like the pond, and Johnny the cat who will pop by to say a friendly "hello!" WE Love Johnny:) Our daughter Maggie made some very nice friends near by too! We like to book the 2 studios together so it's like we have our own little house in the country.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Dennis and Janice Fitzgerald, Owner at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging
Responded Sep 10, 2021
Please know how happy we are to know your fsmily visits are enjoyable, You are always welcome!
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Emily T wrote a review Jul 2021
4 contributions5 helpful votes
This was the second time that my boyfriend and I have stayed here, and it was perfect! The Mountain Laurel Suite was very clean and also very quiet and peaceful. We went to Jordan Hollow Stables and toured the Luray Caverns in the same day- what an unforgettable experience! We will absolutely be staying again next summer and many more after that!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip 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 Jul 26, 2021
Thank you, so much☺️!
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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 Edith J. Carrier Arboretum (2.7 miles), Elevation Sports (3.6 miles), and Explore More Discovery Museum (1.9 miles).
Which room amenities are available at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
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.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Japanese.