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Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed for one night in the 1790 suite. It was so peaceful and quiet - we never heard any of the other guests. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was great, and the room overall had so much character to it. Most importantly, Dennis and Janice were incredibly sweet and were always around if we needed something. We'll definitely...

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

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Smyrna, Delaware, United States
Reviewed 5 July 2014

This was our 8th year Anniversary and we are motorcycle enthusiast heading to VA for the 2014 Hog Rally looking forward to ride Skyline drive. We trailered (2) bikes and the Inn had plenty of room for parking and were very accommodating to our needs. Our room was exceptional, very clean and quite. This place is close to everything yet...

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

HI rkemske63: We remember that weekend well! It was exciting to have the Rally here in the 'Burg. We're so happy you enjoyed your weekend stay with us. We hope you'll be our guest again when you're ready to enjoy our beautiful city and have some time together again! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us...

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 1 July 2014

My husband, myself and another couple spent two nights at this B & B recently. We were greeted by the host and immediately given a tour and the historical background of the home. We stayed in the Ardor of Hope suite. The space consisted of three rooms: an entry area with coffee service and wine glasses, an ample bathroom and...

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

KathyMM2014: Thanks so much for reviewing your stay in the Ardor of Hope Suite! We're so glad you'd like to return! We will hope to have you back as our guest again soon! Dennis, Janice & Anna

Woodbridge, Virginia
Reviewed 23 June 2014

By the Side of the Road Inn Bed and Breakfast Wow! What a great place to stay. My wife celebrated out 11-year anniversary there and loved it. This was our first experience at a bed and breakfast. We stayed in the Ardor of Hope Suite. Upon arrival, we received a tour of the house and detailed instruction for our stay...

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

Hi there George W: Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor! We are so pleased you decided to try a B&B for your 11th Anniversary celebration and that we passed the test! The Bed & Breakfast industry is unique and we hope we won't be your last b&b! Please come see us again sometime......

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 10 June 2014

There are several bed and breakfast to choose from in the Shenandoah Valley, however only one will impress you and have you planning a return visit upon check-out. “By the End of the Road Inn and Cottages” gives you “E- Service” - Exemplary, Exceptional and Excellence. This Bed & Breakfast is approximately 2 hours from Washington DC. There are several...

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

Hi Sweetnessym: Thanks so much for this wonderful review! We'd love to have you back during our fireplace season! Our cottages are popular all year round but we have many that return for the ambiance the fire creates in the Suite or Cottage! The Wine Trail Package is a nice addition to any stay and we're glad you enjoyed each...

Ashburn, Virginia
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Beautiful place, well taken care of! We booked 2 nights at the Mountain Laurel suite and it looked exactly as the pictures on the inn's website. This suite is not in the inn, but shares a small house across the pond with the Water Lily suite. We didn't hear our neighbors in the Water Lily, it's very private. From the...

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

Thank you, Manon V, for your review! We are so pleased you enjoyed the Mountain Laurel Suite. The feedback regarding the pictures on the website is so helpful. We strive to portray ourselves accurately online. The showers are the main feature in the Spring Water Suites and we're so happy you enjoyed that as well! Please do come again! Dennis,...

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!

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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: $283 - $380 (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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