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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 staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/02/20 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)
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Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
iPod docking station
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Quaint
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English, Chinese, Japanese
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John S wrote a review Jan 11
Winchester, Virginia1 contribution
My wife and I had an amazing time at this place. It was perfect for a little romantic getaway. Nice and cozy. Great amenities with the big jacuzzi tub perched right up against a see thru fire place that could be viewed from the jacuzzi or from the bed. The bed was comfortable and cozy as well. Good music playing thru out the little cottage or TV with streaming services to watch from bed or a pair of recliners. It might have been nice to have a love seat for more cuddling but hey, the recliners worked just fine. Close to town with lots of eateries to choose from. Nice little kitchenette to use for snacking with drinks, or ordering a meal in for the night. This place ranks waaaaay up there with me. Very pleased.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Dennis and Janice Fitzgerald, Owner at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging
Responded 2 days ago
Wow! We so appreciate your comprehensive review and know it will be a help to others considering a stay at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging. We smiled at the love seat suggest; it's not the first time someone has done so. We'll have to consider your suggestion when we next purchase furniture for the cottage. Our challenge is that guests come in so many different sizes :-) Do come again! Best regards, Janice & Dennis Fitzgerald
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Radmil E wrote a review Jan 11
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The accommodations are very clean and nicely appointed. The hosts make every effort to make the stay special. At one point in our stay, the gas tank ran out, and the hosts immediately transferred us to the adjacent cottage. Harrisonburg is a very quaint town, with great restaurant options. The James Madison campus is also beautiful. Several skiing options are within a 50-min drive.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Dennis and Janice Fitzgerald, Owner at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging
Responded 2 days ago
We are so relieved that the "move" during your stay wasn't a spoiler. We believe that since the COVID pandemic, our guests are staying inside the cottages and running the gas logs much longer that when things were "normal". So our propane company auto deliveries didn't carry through until the next delivery. Thank you for your understanding and, especially, for taking time to shareyour experience that will be so helpful to others. Best regards, Janice & Dennis Fitzgerald
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anortca wrote a review Jan 4
Charlottesville, Virginia2 contributions
Terrific and comfortable accommodations. Will definitely stay here again. Convenient location and beautiful grounds. Private and safe location in these uncertain times ... also close to downtown Harrisonburg, JMU and lots of takeout dining options
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Date of stay: January 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 1 week ago
We are pleased to learn that you getaway was enjoyable. Thank you for sharing that with others who might consider a stay at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging. We can't wait for your return! Best regards, Janice & Dennis Fitzgerald
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Mary H wrote a review Dec 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina4 contributions1 helpful vote
Our stay in the Berges Cottage was even nicer than we expected. The room was ready and welcoming when we arrived. Soothing music, some complimentary snacks and water added a welcoming touch to the beautifully decorated cottage. Additionally, I forgot to pack my drop kit when we left. While driving home, staff from the lodging called and offered to take it to the post office and he mailed it to us that same day! We couldn’t have asked for more. My husband And I would highly recommend a stay there.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Dennis and Janice Fitzgerald, Owner at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging
Responded 4 weeks ago
Sharing your experiences at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging is so appreciated. Knowing how we depend on our own daily toiletries, we knew you’d want yours ASAP😊. We mailed it that day with the PO saying to be patient about delivery at this time of the year. Hope you receive it soon! Do come back whenever in our area. Best regards, Janice and Dennis Fitzgerald
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Vicki wrote a review Dec 2020
Chesapeake, Virginia1 contribution
Thank you for sharing your beautiful cottage with us! Such a relaxing and stress free place! The No-Contact check in was perfect! If you're looking for a super clean place that's so beautiful and relaxing! This is it!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Dennis FitzGerald, Owner at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging
Responded Dec 10, 2020
Glad you enjoyed the Fitzgerald Cottage with the 110 gallon whirlpool next to the wood burning fireplace. We hope to have you again in the warmer months so you can try our other cottages.
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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), Explore More Discovery Museum (1.9 miles), and A Dream Come True Playground (3.0 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.