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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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Herndon, Virginia
Reviewed 24 August 2013

We arrived to a personalized welcome and soothing music. There was cream sherry and candy. The bed was so comfortable with the softest sheets. The bathroom was awesome with a huge whirlpool tub next to a 2 sided gas fireplace. It was too warm to use the fireplace (we will have to come back!) but there were candles. Cozy bathrobes...

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

Dear JudiBC: Thank you for taking the time to review By the Side of the Road! We are so glad you enjoyed one of our romantic cottages. We are glad you appreciated the location and all that our area has to offer. We enjoyed meeting you as well and look forward to having you back during our colder months when...

Germantown, Maryland
Reviewed 22 August 2013

My wife and I spent two wonderful nights celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary in the Water Lily Suite. Soft music was playing on our arrival. A personalized welcome sign was waiting for us. The room was just right! Comfy bed with super-soft sheets, spa/rainfall shower, mini kitchen and sitting area. Breakfast both mornings was left for us outside the room...

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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 very gratifying to know that this significant landmarke (15 years of marriage) was a very enjoyable celebration. Thank you for the specifics relative to our location - literally, "by the side of road", yet still quiet and peaceful. It's one our biggest challenges: aptly describing our location in a truly transparent fashion. Minutes from Town, Miles from Reality is...

SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND
Reviewed 18 August 2013

My colleagues gave me a gift certificate to By The Side of the Road as a retirement gift. My husband and I spent two nights in the Mountain Laurel suite and it was like our own private world. The suits are away from the main house, delicious breakfasts were delivered to our door in a basket, and the location was...

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

Zoehart: Thank you for your kind review. We're so glad you had a nice time and even more happy your co-workers decided to send you to us in the first place! We enjoyed your visit and talking briefly at check-out. We wish you the best in your retirement and your future business endeavors! -Anna

Miami Lakes
Reviewed 22 July 2013

By the side of the Road is a 1790s era manor house with cottages as well on the property. Tucked away on a relatively quiet street in Harrisonburg, Virginia, (surprisingly quiet since the road adjoining the inn is four lanes - but residential), this inn offers friendliness form the owners, restaurant suggestions, as well as a very nice breakfast brought...

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

JohnKMiamiLakes: Thank you for your review! W hope you'll be back to visit us again in the future when you need a quiet getaway. We appreciate the feed back and wish you all the best. -Anna

United States
Reviewed 1 July 2013

We spent a weekend in their new Mountain Laurel Suite. A roomy suite with separate sitting area with comfy leather loungers and flat screen tv with DVD player and free wifi. The spa shower was fabulous. Our room had a snall refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. Guinness and frosted glasses were waiting for us. The inn is by the side...

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

Gagga: Thank you for posting this review. We truly appreciate the feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed our Suite and the breakfasts delivered to your door. We are big fans of Corgan's Irish Pub as well! They do have wonderful service and food! We hope you'll stay with us again for your next visit to Harrisonburg! -Anna

Virginia
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Stayed here for business one Thursday night in June. The bed was comfortable along with the sitting room day bed. Due to an early work appointment didn't have breakfast but was provided with a continental one in the fridge outside my room. It was plenty - grapes, croissant, hard boiled egg, yogurt, and OJ. My only suggestion would be 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

Novagirl2: Thank you for your review. We were happy to have you for your quick business trip here in Harrisonburg! We're so glad you enjoyed the continental breakfast. We don't like to send anyone away hungry! And, there is now a nightlight by those steps in the hall. Thanks for bringing it to our attention! Please come again the next...

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 24 June 2013

We had a fantastic 10th anniversary getaway in the Mountain Laurel Suite. The privacy and seclusion of this suite was exactly what we needed and the promptly delivered breakfast (right to our door) was a feature we will look for in the future. We really appreciated some of the attention to detail (i.e. music playing when we came in 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

Ashley L.: Thanks so much for your review. What a compliment that you will look for breakfast delivered to your door as a feature in the future! If you can't find it, you'll know where to come! ;) We look forward to having you back - hopefully for more anniversary celebrations in the future. All the best to you! -Anna

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Reviewed 1 June 2013

This was truly a relaxing and nice experience from the moment we arrived! The owners and family were very sweet and kind people that have they're guests interests and comfort in mind. They had soft music playing as we entered the door, and a welcome sign bearing our names. They made it very clear that if we had any questions,...

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

Dear David: Thank you for taking your time to share your experience at By the Side of the Road! We appreciate all your kind words and especially happy you enjoyed the bed, sheets and en suite breakfasts! We'd love to have you back in our colder months when the fireplaces are available -- Sept 15 - April 15 -- We...

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  • Free Parking
  • 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: $260 - $350 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles 495allank, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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