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Fairfax, Virginia
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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! More 

Columbia, Maryland
2 reviews
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! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
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... More 

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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 More 

Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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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... More 

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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!... More 

Devens, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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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 More 

Haddonfield, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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.... More 

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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... More 

Greensboro, Maryland
2 reviews
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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... More 

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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 More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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40 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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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... More 

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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... More 

Vienna, Virginia
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87 reviews
78 hotel reviews
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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... More 

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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... More 

Richmond, Virginia, United States
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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.... More 

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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! More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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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: $260 - $360 (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”
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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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“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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“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. ”
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