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Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 30 October 2013

We stayed in the Mount Laurel cottage at By The Side of The Road Bed & Breakfast for our 10 year wedding anniversary. We were very pleased with the overall comfort and cleanliness of the cottage and appreciated how close it was to downtown Harrisonburg and the wineries we wanted to visit. Breakfast was delicious and it was just so...

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by the side of the road, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Ten years is a landmark worth celebrating and we're so pleased that our Wine Trail Package and the Mountain Laurel Suite within our Spring Water Cottage both contributed to a romantic getaway. Eleven will be here before you know it! :-) Why not make By the Side of the Road your anniversary "tradition". We'd love to see you both again!...

Devens, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Stopped here for one night on way to Alabama. The cottages were great and offered a romantic alternate to a standard hotel. Would definitely use again. Several nice restaurants within a few minute drive.

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by the side of the road, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Glad you were well-rested for that long "road trip" home; we're so pleased you had a good stay. Thanks to Harrisonburg's wonderful Downtown Renaissance organization, our restaurants and other retail businesses just get better and better. We're happy you discovered that. Do come again! Janice, Dennis & Anna

Haddonfield, New Jersey
Reviewed 15 October 2013

My wife and I just spent a three-night weekend at the Inn. We stayed in the Mountain Laurel room (in the building located "across the pond" from the main building). We've stayed in many bed and breakfasts over the years, and we can say, unhesitatingly, that the Mountain Laurel room was comfortable, spotless, fresh and first class in all respects....

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by the side of the road, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for such kind words. We pride ourselves on breakfast "variety" when guests stay multiple evenings and are thankful that all three days were enjoyed. The Mountain Laurel Suite within our new Spring Water Cottage is approaching it's first anniversary and we couldn't be happier to learn that it met your expectations. Please do come again whenever in the...

Greensboro, Maryland
Reviewed 13 October 2013

As bed and breakfast virgins we were very nervous to stay at By the Side of the Road. Upon our arrival we were instantly put at ease with the relaxing and cozy atmosphere and incredible service! When we arrived in our very private room it was above our expectations. It was spotless, accommodating, & full of personal touches including a...

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by the side of the road, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

We love the "B&B Virgins" description; that's wonderful! We are so pleased you have discovered this terrific alternative to hotels & motels. We hope you will have many more B&B stays as enjoyable as the one at By the Side of the Road and, of course, we can't wait for your return! Janice, Dennis & Anna

Fredericksburg, Virginia
Reviewed 7 October 2013

It was Family Weekend at JMU and we came to visit our daughter. We stayed in the Laurel Suite. We paid $646 for two nights - and for that price expected a stellar experience. We had originally thought about having our teenage son stay with us but the Inn Keepers did not recommend it and would have charged an additional...

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by the side of the road, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Mary: Thank you for taking time to share your experience at By the Side of the Road's Spring Water Cottage. We recognize that JMU Family Weekend is sometimes a challenging couple of days. Local lodging establishments and restaurants are always at capacity, forcing some guests to book accommodations that they may not choose under other circumstances. We are happy...

Vienna, Virginia
Reviewed 21 September 2013

My wife and I are finding the B&B experience less attractive because it is so unpredictable and we find ourselves having to adjust to weird room set ups and have to interact with the staff and strangers at breakfast (can be interesting but more often it isn't). This is one of the only ones we would come back to. We...

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by the side of the road, Manager at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review and for taking the time to share your experience at By the Side of the Road! We are so happy you enjoyed your breakfast delivered to your door, the luxury shower and the layout and decor of our new Spring Water Suites. Harrisonburg is a great place to visit and is becoming...

Richmond, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 15 September 2013

My wife and I just completed a visit to this wonderful B&B. If you like a combination of luxury, good food, and privacy, this is the place for you. We stayed in one of their new Spring Water cottage suites, the Mountain Laurel Suite. It was a beautiful suite with a wonderfully soft bed and a luxurious bathroom and shower....

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by the side of the road, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

It's so great to know your getaway was a pleasure for you. Thank you for taking time to review By the Side of the Road. We can't wait for your return!

Pittsburgh
Reviewed 11 September 2013

My husband and I just spent a week at By The Side Of The Road and we loved it. We stayed in the Fitzgerald cottage which was so homey. The Innkeepers have thought of everything. When we arrived there was soft music playing and a welcome plate with our names. We had a comfortable king size bed with nice big...

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by the side of the road, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

So delightful to hear about your visit and know it was a good vacation for you. Please come again. We can't wait to see you! Janice, Dennis & Anna

Chesterfield, Virginia
Reviewed 10 September 2013

My spouse and I celebrated her birthday by staying at this B&B in Harrisonburg. I must say that their attention to detail and the superb interior accents were just fantastic! An extremely romantic getaway with a gourmet breakfast every morning and a 25.00 coupon to a local Irish Pub just couldn't be beat. Also, there are 2 pints of Guinness...

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by the side of the road, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your "Irish" Getaway and appreciate the effort taken to write a review. You are always welcome "By the Side of the Road! Do come again...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 29 August 2013

Just wasn't that great. OK staff, OK rooms, OK amenities. Comparable to camping. Some buildings need new paint. Innkeepers weren't always around when needed. You get what you pay for. Good for an average family.

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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: RM883 - RM1,173 (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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“Did not see accommodations in main house, but cottages are wonderful and recommended.”
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“Rooms on the second floor are not for those with mobility issues or bad knees so choose the first floor room”
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“I loved the privacy of the cottages.”
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