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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!... More 

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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 More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 More 

Elizabeth, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
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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... More 

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

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... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Fantastic stay in Harrisonburg. Room was very well appointed and the hosts were receptive to any need or requirement. Easy walking distance of the old town but with the peace and quiet of the suburbs.

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

Your helpful description of our location is so appreciated. We often say we are an "oasis in the City"; so peaceful and quiet on property, but so near to downtown dining and attractions. Thank you so much for taking time to share your opinion.We hope your journey home to the UK was a pleasant one and that if you come... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

We could not have been more impressed with the Bergey Cottage. The accommodations exceeded my expectations and there were many little touches, like being greeted in our cottage by a plate with a welcome and our names on it and soothing music playing when you walked in, that made our stay exceptional. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very homey.... More 

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

Having exceeded your expectations is the best! Thank you, Karen. We can't wait for your return! Best to you, Janice & Dennis More 

Severn, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We really enjoyed the location, the atmosphere and house. If you are going to travel to Harrisonburg, you should stay at the "By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages". The Inn keepers were very friendly and the breakfast was delicious.

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

We so appreciate your clear, concise and complimentary feedback. Hope you will come again! Best regards, Janice & Dennis More 

Yardley, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Our accommodations in the Quill Cottage were the best we've ever experienced at a B&B. It was a perfect sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of life, and provided easy access to downtown Harrisonburg, Shenandoah NP and other area activities. The breakfasts were delicious. I would recommend By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages to anyone looking for... More 

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

We are thrilled to be "the best" experience for you! Thank you for taking time to share and to comment on our convenient location. We hope you will consider a return someday! Janice & Dennis More 

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12 reviews
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

My husband and I recently spent two nights at this lovely bed and breakfast. We stayed in the Eselyn Taylor Suite in the main house to celebrate my husband's birthday. The room was exactly as pictured on the website ..... very welcoming! The linens were the most luxuriant I have ever had the pleasure of sleeping upon! The bathroom in... More 

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

We are pleased that your husband's birthday celebration was a pleasure for you both! Our "Oasis in the City" is a unique setting. While our mountain views are limited, we strive to groom our nine-acre landscape for natural beauty and serenity. We think you would like our Spring Water Cottage Suites, as they have private pond-side balconies with a lovely... More 

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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I booked this B&B for our first trip to Harrisonburg. We stayed in a beautiful room on the second floor of the main house. The stairway up was narrow and steep, which may be difficult for some, but we had no problems. There's only one other room up there and no one had booked it so we... More 

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

We are grateful for your candid praise and concerns as expressed in your review. We understand how important a good cup of coffee can be and regret you didn't find one here. We use Columbian in our suites; a standard 8 cup pack, but also offer the Kuerig in The Common, for all guests. We're uncertain why it was "awful",... 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
Region: United States > Virginia > Harrisonburg
Price Range: RM854 - RM1,174 (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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