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By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages

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London, ON
Reviewed 17 August 2014

From the moment we arrived at the Water Lily suite (a little private cottage in a 2-cottage building beside the main lodge building) we knew we chose a place where the owners are passionate about what they do and put in the time and effort to do it right. This place is extremely well appointed, immaculately clean and very romantic,...

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

Your review is so appreciated. We've noted exception to our tariff and thank you for perceiving our value. The good news is that as of 2016 we have lowered our tariffs after extensive analysis. We hope you'll consider a return visit! We look forward to it.

Purcellville, Virginia
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We stayed at the Bergey cottage at By the Side of the Road for three nights and could not have been more pleased. The cottage is cozy and romantic, the breakfast (delivered to the door) was consistently great, and we felt we had total privacy. The little touches -- soft music playing when we came in, the little sign welcoming...

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

So happy to know your stay was all that you needed in a retreat from the busy-ness of life. Please come again!

Roseville, Michigan
Reviewed 10 August 2014

I found this enchanting B&B totally by accident and I am so glad I did. It was a truly wonderful experience and Dennis, Janice and Anna could not have been nicer. The room was beautiful and upon our arrival there was flower petals on the bed and a decanter of brandy. Breakfast was a diners delight. I could not wait...

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

Thank you so much! Please come again!

Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed for one night in the 1790 suite. It was so peaceful and quiet - we never heard any of the other guests. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was great, and the room overall had so much character to it. Most importantly, Dennis and Janice were incredibly sweet and were always around if we needed something. We'll definitely...

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

Thank you so much!

Smyrna, Delaware, United States
Reviewed 5 July 2014

This was our 8th year Anniversary and we are motorcycle enthusiast heading to VA for the 2014 Hog Rally looking forward to ride Skyline drive. We trailered (2) bikes and the Inn had plenty of room for parking and were very accommodating to our needs. Our room was exceptional, very clean and quite. This place is close to everything yet...

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

HI rkemske63: We remember that weekend well! It was exciting to have the Rally here in the 'Burg. We're so happy you enjoyed your weekend stay with us. We hope you'll be our guest again when you're ready to enjoy our beautiful city and have some time together again! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us...

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 1 July 2014

My husband, myself and another couple spent two nights at this B & B recently. We were greeted by the host and immediately given a tour and the historical background of the home. We stayed in the Ardor of Hope suite. The space consisted of three rooms: an entry area with coffee service and wine glasses, an ample bathroom and...

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

KathyMM2014: Thanks so much for reviewing your stay in the Ardor of Hope Suite! We're so glad you'd like to return! We will hope to have you back as our guest again soon! Dennis, Janice & Anna

Woodbridge, Virginia
Reviewed 23 June 2014

By the Side of the Road Inn Bed and Breakfast Wow! What a great place to stay. My wife celebrated out 11-year anniversary there and loved it. This was our first experience at a bed and breakfast. We stayed in the Ardor of Hope Suite. Upon arrival, we received a tour of the house and detailed instruction for our stay...

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

Hi there George W: Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor! We are so pleased you decided to try a B&B for your 11th Anniversary celebration and that we passed the test! The Bed & Breakfast industry is unique and we hope we won't be your last b&b! Please come see us again sometime......

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 10 June 2014

There are several bed and breakfast to choose from in the Shenandoah Valley, however only one will impress you and have you planning a return visit upon check-out. “By the End of the Road Inn and Cottages” gives you “E- Service” - Exemplary, Exceptional and Excellence. This Bed & Breakfast is approximately 2 hours from Washington DC. There are several...

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

Hi Sweetnessym: Thanks so much for this wonderful review! We'd love to have you back during our fireplace season! Our cottages are popular all year round but we have many that return for the ambiance the fire creates in the Suite or Cottage! The Wine Trail Package is a nice addition to any stay and we're glad you enjoyed each...

Ashburn, Virginia
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Beautiful place, well taken care of! We booked 2 nights at the Mountain Laurel suite and it looked exactly as the pictures on the inn's website. This suite is not in the inn, but shares a small house across the pond with the Water Lily suite. We didn't hear our neighbors in the Water Lily, it's very private. From the...

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

Thank you, Manon V, for your review! We are so pleased you enjoyed the Mountain Laurel Suite. The feedback regarding the pictures on the website is so helpful. We strive to portray ourselves accurately online. The showers are the main feature in the Spring Water Suites and we're so happy you enjoyed that as well! Please do come again! Dennis,...

Reviewed 13 May 2014

We stayed in the Ardor of Hope Suite over JMU graduation weekend and loved it. Close to JMU campus and the downtown area but perfectly quiet and relaxing. Very easy to book, as well. We will definitely be staying here for future trips!

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

Thank you Melissa M! We are glad your overall experience was a good one! That is our goal and we certainly will hope to have you back sometime soon. Go Dukes! Dennis, Janice & Anna

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  • Breakfast included
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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: RM882 - RM1,183 (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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“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!”
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