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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I seldom stay at B&Bs, but this wonderful Inn is the exception. We stay in one of their beautifully appointed cabins and find the exact measure of solitude and care that we desire. With an unmatched attention to detail, the room gives all the pleasure of a home, with it's open design that still manages to convey...

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Alexandria, VA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Harrisonburg is very quaint, not much shopping, but a lot of restaurants. We enjoyed the scenery and it was a bonus to have a little snow to make everything beautiful. The room was very nice and quiet. The breakfast was great!

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

Our downtown has so many dining and brewery choices but retail stores struggle to succeed. Shared biking and foot paths are on the horizon which should improve downtown foot traffic. Should you choose to honor us with another visit, we hope our shopping will be better😊 Best regards, Janice & Dennis

Sperryville, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Water Lily Cottage was charming, delightful, and comfortable. The breakfast was a delicious hot cooked meal. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We also appreciated getting our Tesla fully charged for the next part of our trip.

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

Our Tesla and generic chargers don't get much use so we were delighted that the Tesla charger was a convenient amenity for you. We are ready for the future! Hope it was a good trip and that you may someday return! Janice & Dennis

Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to go away for our 26th anniversary and spent a chilly but beautiful weekend in Harrisonburg. Our son is a junior at JMU and we never really explored much around the area until now. We booked a newer room by the pond and it was lovely. Everything you could need was there!

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

So glad to know you felt it was a nice destination for your anniversary. Our vineyards, micro breweries, shopping and eateries are ever growing and improving. Hope you will come again soon! Janice and Dennis

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved our stay at the private cottage with its fireplace, large whirlpool and luxurious bed. The whirlpool is large enough to accommodate two people and the adjacent fireplace (for winter time use) adds a lovely ambience. We received detailed instructions after our booking with clear guidelines for arrival etc. Would definitely consider returning again.

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

Thanks for your reference to "detailed instructions". Our "self check in" policy is welcome by guests but how things operate and where to find things needs to be conveyed. It's good to know the instructions are helpful. We hope you will come back again! Janice & Dennis

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From the staff, the accommodations, the fresh breakfast delivered to your room every day, and everything else, by The Side of the Road Inn and Cottages could not have been more perfect for my wife and I. It's within close traveling distance to some notable wineries, as well as being a quick 4 minute jaunt to historic downtown Harrisonburg where...

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

Your review makes me want to go and we live here❗️😊 Thanks so much and please do come again.,.Janice & Dennis

Reviewed 28 November 2016

If you are looking for a really nice bed and breakfast look no further than By the Side of the Road Inn and Cottages! Talk about pampering, you get the best of everything, a beautiful cottage, wine, and breakfast. The owners were extremely nice and try and meet your needs. I will be sure to revisit this place as its...

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

Hi, Sarah, We truly hope you will revisit By the Side of the Road when you need another relaxing getaway. Taking time to share your experience is so appreciated as are your very kind words. We can't wait for your return ... Janice & Dennis

Beaufort, South Carolina
Reviewed 10 November 2016

My husband and I just spent 2 nights in the Mt. Laurel Cottage at By the Side of the Road. We arrived late but the owners had emailed us instructions on what to do upon arrival. Lights were on, the fireplace was glowing and there were 2 glasses for sherry on the table in the sitting area. It was perfect!...

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

So pleased that your two evenings with us were enjoyable, Edie & Gene. You are more than welcome whenever you come "north"😍 Thanks for taking time to share your experience! Janice & Dennis

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great Facility and the food was outstanding. Owners were great and very nice. The cottage was very comfortable and very clean. The whole experience was wonderful. Everything from the bedding, the linens, the set up of the room and the shower was wonderful.

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

This is what vacation should provide and we are happy to know you enjoyed your stay "By the Side of the Road". Please do come again! Janice & Dennis

Elizabeth, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This inn was our home for 3 days during our visit to Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park. The original building dates back to 1790 and has been beautifully maintained. The grounds are very pretty and the innkeepers are personable and eager to answer any questions you may have. We stayed in the actual inn but there are also...

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Taking time to share your experience at By the Side of the Road means the world to us in this "uber competitive" lodging arena. Thank you so much. Learning that the three-day stay was a pleasure and that you'd like to return to our region for it's many activities and beauty is icing on the cake. Thanks so much! Please...

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  • Breakfast included
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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
Region: United States > Virginia > Harrisonburg
Price Range: RM881 - RM1,175 (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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“comfortable bed, very beautiful rooms”
 of 5 bubbles sarahpM1415CO, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the second floor are not for those with mobility issues or bad knees so choose the first floor room”
 of 5 bubbles AuntKeek, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I loved the privacy of the cottages.”
 of 5 bubbles karenmaureen3, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Eselyn Taylor suite is the only room on the first floor so it is rather quiet. Nice gas fireplace and huge bathroom!”
 of 5 bubbles dmc1013, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We loved the cottage and they have several. The Fitzgerald cottage is the only one that is two story, I believe. The bathroom amenities are on the lower level and the toilet is open to the rest of the room A delicious full Breakfast is served via basket on the front porch. ”
 of 5 bubbles rhoadeslesstraveled, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
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