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By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages

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Stafford, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Exceptional customer service. The staff was helpful and friendly. I had a personal issue which prevented me from making my reservation and the staff was extremely accommodating with my issue. I would absolutely book again in the future.

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ByTheSideInn, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Your review is particularly significant to us because you were unable to keep your reservation and have not even stayed with us - how very kind of you to take the time to share your experience. We can't wait for the day when you will be our guest and we truly appreciate your reference to our customer service. Best regards...Janice... More 

Fairfax, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived late because of traffic. Dennis met us with a smile and walked us up lots of stairs to the Bishop's Retreat. The three rooms on the top floor were cozy and warmly decorated. Janice prepared us wonderfully delicious breakfasts each morning, and the picnic basket we had ordered contained all sorts of yummy things. We had a great... More 

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ByTheSideInn, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Larry & LaVerne - thanks so much for taking time to review By the Side of the Road. We are so pleased that our decor and food offerings were enjoyable. We price down our Bishop's Retreat because it is located on the third floor and has a regular fiberglass tub and shower enclosure, rather than the luxury spa tubs... More 

Fairfax County, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

B&B experience usually involves eating breakfast with strangers. Can be a great adventure, but nice to sleep in on a Sunday and not need to dress. The bed was so comfortable, and we loved the decor complete with a television to catch Nats game.

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ByTheSideInn, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

So happy to learn the En Suite dining service is appreciated, especially by Nat's fans! We are Nat's fans too! Taking a moment to share your experience is so appreciated. Can't wait for your return. Janice & Dennis More 

Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here while on a business trip in Harrisonburg and had an outstanding experience. The property is fantastic as are the grounds, the pond, the main house, etc. Dennis was fantastic and super friendly from booking to greeting me when I arrived. I had to leave early before breakfast so he left a continental style breakfast for me (which... More 

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ByTheSideInn, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

As busy as you are, we really appreciate the time taken for the review. It's best that we don't charge extra for our "ghostly" visitors, as we never know when they might show up. Looking forward to your next visit. Dennis & Janice More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I decided to get away for a weekend and to try a B&B experience as opposed to a standard hotel. This was a nice change. The building is a historic building that is well maintained with quiet rooms. Our room was on the second floor and was comfortable. The room was clean and well maintained.

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ByTheSideInn, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

We are so glad you decided on a travel "alternative" - a B&B. We always hope your first B&B experience is a positive one so that you will again and again, choose our industry niche. Thank you so much for your kind words. We hope to see you again! Janice & Dennis More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came for a short weekend getaway to watch our daughter's soccer games at JMU. We stayed in the Fitzgerald Cottage and it is just as lovely as it looks in the pictures. Our hosts were wonderful and even made an extra breakfast so our daughter could come over and join us before we left - so accommodating! If you... More 

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ByTheSideInn, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Your review touches our heart; we value our JMU families and those here for university events. We sincerely appreciate your taking time to share your experience. Please do come again! Best to you, Janice and Dennis More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

My husband and I booked this bed and breakfast following dropping our youngest child off at college. We had booked the Fitzgerald Cottage and enjoyed the space and privacy it provided. The owners have thought of everything from allowing self checkin to providing bath salts for the jacuzzi tub. The cottage was open and waiting when we arrived with a... More 

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ByTheSideInn, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Relaxing following the College-MoveIn-Experience is a necessity! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Fitzgerald Cottage. We welcome your return in cold weather so that you can enjoy that roaring 60-inch hearth by the tub! Best regards, Janice & Dennis More 

Harrisburg Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Cottage was beautiful, it was stylish, peaceful, well maintained, clean and exactly what I hoped for. Breakfast was beyond good and served at our door each morning. I was very pleased with our stay and although it was a short and sweet I will definitely be back for a longer visit in the future.

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ByTheSideInn, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

To know we met and maybe even exceeded your expectations makes it all worthwhile! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to your return! Janice & Dennis More 

Dunkirk, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Quiet, secluded, and close to downtown Harrisonburg. We took an uber car to the city for dinner. Did the Locals Package and enjoyed trying Farmers Market, Winery, and eating locations. Beautiful bathroom half the size of whole cottage!

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ByTheSideInn, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

We are so pleased to learn your stay enhanced your anniversary celebration. Our Absolutely Local Package is a great introduction to Harrisonburg. We hope this becomes your annual tradition. Best regards! Janice & Dennis More 

Northern Virginia, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We stayed in one of the cottages. The room and bath were beautiful and so are the surrounding grounds. I have no complaints. The inn keepers were gracious and helpful. The breakfast was delicious and delivered to our cottage, not just bread and fruit but a real breakfast. We had a small porch where we sat outside and enjoyed the... More 

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ByTheSideInn, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

We are so pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay. So much rain this year has yielded an even more lovely landscape than usual. Knowing our guests appreciate this, is gratifying. Thanks for taking time to post your experience. Best regards! Janice & Dennis More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome our Inn located in Harrisonburg in Virginia's central Shenandoah Valley. Whether staying one night or more, our one-of-a-kind Shenandoah Valley lodging is legendary. Guests return time and again to experience the comfort and intimacy of our four Main House Suites and five Luxurious Cottages. We hope to meet you soon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages

Address: 491 Garbers Church Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-8409
Location: United States > Virginia > Harrisonburg
Price Range: $193 - $288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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