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491 Garbers Church Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-8409
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#1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Harrisonburg
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We offer premier Harrisonburg, Virginia short-term vacation rental properties to serve your Getaway Lodging needs in a unique and beautiful nine-acre “Oasis in the City.” Find your home away from home in one of our five cottages or one cozy apartment located on the nine-acre grounds of a 1789 Manor House with a large fishing pond and deck. All of our properties include the amenities expected in a high-end getaway lodging accommodation – luxury bedding and linens, spa tubs or multi-faucet shower rooms, mini kitchens, gorgeous décor, with privacy and intimacy. Our cottages are just minutes away from dozens of eateries offering gourmet menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night food for sit-down or take-out. Formerly an award-winning bed and breakfast, established in 1999, our Vacation Rentals are fully licensed, insured, and inspected to guarantee a professionally operated and maintained destination for your two-day or two-week “stay-cation”!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hiking
Bowling offsite
Car hire
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Tennis court offsite
Water park offsite
Taxi service
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Private check-in / check-out
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Dining area
Fireplace
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Seating area
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Walk-in shower
Whirlpool bathtub
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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anortca wrote a review Dec 2022
Charlottesville, Virginia2 contributions
The Inn by the Side of the Road is a wonderful getaway in Harrisonburg. We have stayed on several special occasions and have always enjoyed the accommodations. The rooms are cozy, inviting, and relaxing. The Quill Cottage is our favorite. We will certainly stay here again when we have the chance.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Donna S wrote a review Oct 2022
Midlothian, Virginia, United States4 contributions
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From the moment we opened the door to the Bergey cottage, we knew we had found the perfect weekend getaway to celebrate my husband’s birthday. With soft music playing, we felt like we had walked into a spa retreat where we could escape the hassles of everyday life and just sit back and relax. The jacuzzi tub, complete with bath salts and candles, was a perfect stress reliever and the dual fireplace added a romantic feel to both the bedroom as well as the tub. We couldn’t be happier with the accommodations, there was nothing that we needed that wasn’t available to us. There was even a Happy Birthday message on one of the plates, giving our stay a more personalized feel. The owners truly thought of everything and my husband and I can’t wait to come back. We would definitely recommend By The Side Of The Road Getaway Lodging to anyone looking for a relaxing weekend getaway.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Frmwife wrote a review Nov 2022
Gloucester, Virginia3 contributions
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If you want a warm, cozy, and inviting place to stay, this is it! When we arrived there was light music playing with dimmed lighting, very comforting. A welcome plate with our name on it was an appreciated touch. The bed was the most comfortable we have ever stayed on. So much so we had to find out where they got their sheets! We will definitely be returning!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Donna F. wrote a review Nov 2022
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Great place to stay for the weekend. It had everything we needed. We had breakfast with coffee in our room every morning. Nice and comfortable bed and linens. Very quiet neighborhood. Our friends stayed in the other cottage.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Will W wrote a review Oct 2022
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Very neat and cozy cottage, very clean and comfortable. The property manager was very nice and helpful. We stayed at the mountain laurel cottage which had a very spacious bathroom and shower. Great location close to JMU and Shenandoah National Park.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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rstudner wrote a review Oct 2022
Great Falls, Virginia6 contributions2 helpful votes
Everything about our stay was top-notch. The details on the rental were fantastic (music playing upon arrival, candles we could safely light). Bathroom/Shower area was really fancy and felt like an extra special treat.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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marymlorenz wrote a review Sep 2022
Marysville, Ohio6 contributions4 helpful votes
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What a lovely place! Our accommodations in the Mountain Laurel Guest Cottage were so comfortable. We loved the deck for morning coffee and meditation. We experienced an air conditioning problem on our second night but the host quickly made accommodations for us to switch to a suite right across the hall. He was very responsive and kind. While I loved the deck and the amazing shower, probably the most memorable experience was simply sitting under the magnificent Weeping Willow tree by the pond just outside our cottage. Very conveniently located, this was a great place to stay and relax. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Felicia S wrote a review Aug 2022
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We selected Bergey Cottage to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. The romance package was worth every penny. The cozy cottage was perfect for two. The little touches from the candles to the bath salts made the tub a perfect couples treat. The porch was perfect for moonlit talks deep into the night. It was so awesome we already booked our next visit.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Anago7 wrote a review Jun 2022
Burke, VA4 contributions2 helpful votes
Our stay in the Quill Cottage was delightful. The decor was lovely, the amenities were abundant, the bed sheets were so soft and the jacuzzi was relaxing. We felt pampered the moment we stepped in the door. Our daughter lives in town and we told her to recommend this establishment to anyone who comes to visit her in Harrisonburg. We hope to stay again sometime.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Anna and Jesse Bergey, Owner at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging
Responded 20 Jul 2022
We are delighted that yur stay6 was so enjoyable and can't wait for your return! Best Regards, Anna and Jesse
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Lisa A wrote a review May 2022
Leesburg, Virginia9 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed in the mountain laurel studio and it was beautiful. Has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Very close to downtown and all the great restaurants and so nice to have large space to come back to and relax. Great view of the pond and weeping willow.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Dennis and Janice Fitzgerald, Owner at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging
Responded 26 May 2022
Thank you Lisa, It was so good to have you and we're glad you enjoyed your stay.
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US$156 - US$192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging
Which popular attractions are close to By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging?
Nearby attractions include Elevation Sports (5.8 km), Edith J. Carrier Arboretum (4.4 km), and Explore More Discovery Museum (3.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a concierge.
Which room amenities are available at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging?
Conveniently located restaurants include BoBoKo Indonesian Cafe, Grilled Cheese Mania, and Joshua Wilton House.
Are there any historical sites close to By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Silver Lake Mill (4.5 km).