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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

Yorktown, Virginia
Reviewed 28 April 2014

A friend and I stayed here for the VA State Choir program at Harrisonburg High School! We stayed in the Water Lily Suite and it was like brand new! There was spa like music playing when we entered the suite. The fireplace was on and everything looked both beautiful and comfortable. The breakfast the next morning was delivered to the...

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

Thank you so much for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope another event will bring you our way again! All the best to you and your family. Dennis, Janice & Anna

Reviewed 19 April 2014

This was our second visit. We've stayed in the manor house as well as 1of the cottages. We loved both. Breakfast is unique (NOT typical restaurant fair) & brought hot to your door allowing for a leisurely start to your day. The bed is luxurious. The inn keepers made great suggestions IF you want to explore. The setting is quiet...

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

Hi Brenda H: Thank you for your kind review and for returning to By the Side of the Road! We look forward to having you back for more visits to come! -Dennis, Janice & Anna

Reviewed 10 April 2014

Planned this stay as a romantic getaway for my wife's birthday. I came across this B&B online and decided to bring her. We stayed in the Quill Cottage. We arrived late but everything was taken care of for our stay. I thought the room was wonderful and the bathroom area was great. The living area was roomy. I would definately...

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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 your review! We're so glad you found us online and made the decision to come for your wife's birthday. The Quill Cottage is very popular for a romantic getaway! We look forward to many return visits!

Richland, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 7 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 31 March 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.

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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: $274 - $369 (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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