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Richland, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 8 April 2014

My husband frequent B & Bs. We needed a place to stay while attending an auction in nearby Mount Crawford. By the Side of the Road was our choice and we are happy that it was. Our welcome was gracious, the room large and inviting. My gluten free diet was accommodated by Jan with a lovely breakfast. If ever in...

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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 feedback. We are glad we could have you and hope you'll come see us again in the near future! All the best, Dennis, Janice & Anna

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Reviewed 1 April 2014

As me and my girlfriend are making the B & B circuit (Poconos, Dutch country, etc.) I found this nice spot in VA.(the pictures online were nice) and decided to bring her for her birthday. We stayed in the Quill Cottage, It was quaintly decorated and provided a little bit privacy. However, the actual living quarters were smaller than I...

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

Hi, Delano, As we stated in response to your identical review on b&b.com, we fondly remember meeting you and your lovely girlfriend at check out on Sunday. Learning that your stay didn't equal your expectations is distressing. We wish you had joined us for Happy Hour on Saturday evening and perhaps we could have helped make it a better weekend....

Smithfield, Virginia
Reviewed 31 March 2014

What a superior B&B experience at the By the Side of the Road Inn and Cottages! We stayed in one of the lovely suites upstairs and thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful room with its romantic fireplace and whirlpool tub! We were in Harrisonburg to attend a wedding but honestly just wanted to hang out in our room the whole weekend! The...

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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 loved the photos that accompanied your review. Sipping wine by the fire, you look so beautiful. Thanks for taking time to write about your experience. We sincerely appreciate it and hope that whenever in the "Burg, you'll come stay with us again! Best regards...

Midlothian, Virginia
Reviewed 31 March 2014

My husband and I stayed at By the Side of the Road as a weekend away. We felt welcomed immediately by the cute electric fireplace having been "lit" and the music playing softly in the background. Entering the Water Lily felt like entering a personal spa! The bedding is amazing, the shower is incredible, there were instructions on how to...

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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 are so delighted that our "rainy" weekend didn't spoil your romantic getaway and truly appreciate your taking time to share you experience with TA readers. Please come again and we'll order up some sunshine so you can relax on the private balcony and enjoy the pond. We hope that will be soon!

Washington, DC
Reviewed 3 February 2014

My boyfriend found this place on Groupon, and we decided to go with a cottage. OMG, it was amazing. The whirltub, the dual fireplace, the decoration, the breakfast, so clean, Anna is so super friendly, informative and nice. I can't wait to come back. It has a coffee maker, microwave, refridge. We also went to Bluestone Vineyard, very nice and...

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

Nothing is better than learning your weekend was all you hoped for. Taking time to post your experience is most appreciated. We can't wait for your return!

Woodbridge, Virginia
Reviewed 30 January 2014

My wife, our newborn baby and I stayed at By the Side of the Road a few months ago as a special getaway before my wife returned to work after maternity leave. Even though I failed to find a place for us to go before the week before, By the Side of the Road had a room available - during...

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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 great to have a suite located in the manor house that accommodates children but is separate from the other suites. We always say the baby can cry and laugh, etc., without disturbing others guests AND parents can relax knowing that! Please do come again and thanks for sharing your visit on TA.

Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 20 January 2014

What a beautiful stay! The cottage was everything I could have imagined and more. The details were exquisite, from the prompt delivery of amazing breakfasts to the sherry in the room in the evening. Make sure you buy one of their signature mugs! :D

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

What fun to photograph your breakfast plates and post them here. We loved that. Thank you so much. We are delighted that all was well with your visit and hope we can fulfill your expectations upon a return visit. Best regards!

Columbia, Maryland
Reviewed 18 December 2013

After several B&B adventures, I recommend By the Side of the Road for the location, cottages, and amenities. Our private cottage included a comtemporary shower, view of the pond, wonder room layout, very comfortable bed and an exception breakfast that is brought to your door. The area includes many attractions within a very short drive.

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

Hi James P: Thank you for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed one of our Spring Water Suites and found some great things to do in our area! We certainly hope to have you back in the near future. Taking the time to write a review is much appreciated and we wish you all the best!

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 11 November 2013

By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages was the best stay my boyfriend and I have ever experienced. It was wonderful! First of all, we were greeted as soon as we walked in the door and were given a tour of the house, along with some history. We stayed in the Eselyn Taylor Suite in the Manor House...

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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 for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay here at By the Side of the Road. We shared the review with Old Hill Cider as well! We sincerely hope you'll be back to see us again in the near future. All the best to you both! -- Janice, Dennis & Anna

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!...

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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: $266 - $354 (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”
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“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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