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By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages
Ranked #2 of 4 Harrisonburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersBronze level
Maryland
2 reviews
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“Memorable!”
Reviewed 24 November 2009

I don't think there are enough words to describe the By The Side of the Road B&B! The BtSotR B&B is a wonderful, quaint, clean, romantic, and private place (ok, so there are words, but there aren't enough!) for staying for a weekend away from the city. I chose this location as the place to stay for the weekend that I proposed to my now-fiance! I'm so glad I chose this B&B because of the hospitality that we received as well as the good food and privacy. The Quill Cottage put us into a great mood and it will be in our memories for years to come. Thank you, Dennis and Janice, for your great work!

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Arlington
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Reviewed 17 November 2009

I wasn't expecting a cozy B&B in the middle of a residential neighborhood. But its location was perfect for trips downtown and to the mountains. My only compaint is the lack of a door on the bathroom. The bathroom is huge with a great tub for soaking after a 4 hour hike. But the toilet has no door & offers absolutely no privacy. My wife and I are intimate and sharing, but not THAT much.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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bytheside, owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, responded to this review, 22 March 2010
We always like to "surprise" our guests - but not necessarily in this way! Designed for romance, intimacy and privacy, our cottages are meant to be cozy hideways. Each is described and presented in large photographs on our web site. If you view, on our website, Bergey Cottage, where these guests stayed, it is easy to see the "knee wall" sheltering the commode area from the rest of the bath. The entire suite is "open" with a sixteen foot ceiling to the rear of the suite and a nine foot wall dividing the bedroom from the bath. We do regret that these guests felt uncomfortable in this accommodation for it is our obligation to insure, to the best of our ability, an enjoyable atmosphere for every guest. Hopefully this clarification will assist others considering a stay and eliminate any unpleasant "surprise"!
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Baltimore,Maryland
2 reviews
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Reviewed 9 November 2009

My husband and I stayed in the cottage, the room was very nice, but we felt like we were imposing on the inn keeper. We didn't have to even go the the main house to check-in, so there wasn't that personal touch we love about a bed and breakfast. In the morning when we ventured up to the main house around 7:30 we met the innkeeper, but he was reluctant to let us in due to others sleeping. We were told that our breakfast would be delivered to our cottage at 9:15. When it was delivered, we were just handed a basket with the food, with no offer to come in and set up the table for our breakfast.
The only other note is that you can hear traffic noice, as the inn truly is by the side of the road.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Mechanicsville, VA
1 review
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Reviewed 26 October 2009

We stayed in the detached townhouse down the road from the actual bed and breakfast. It was truly a phenominal experience. It is conveniently located close to downtown Harrisonburg and only about 20 miles from Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive. The place is very large and reasonably priced. The townhouse is clean and stocked with movies, books, modest food, and everything you need to have a wonderful get-away weekend. There are great conveniences, like Wi-Fi, Cable in multiple rooms, ,multiple DVD players, and a radio with an iPod docking station. The kitchen is modern, with a great cooktop, microwave, oven, and dishwasher as well as plates, utensils, pots, and pans. The onyl two small negatives are that there were no steak knives and the propane tank for the grill was empty, so it didn't work. We also had a small issue with the Wi-Fi password being incorrect, but that was fixed quickly and easily with one phone call. I would definitely come back!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Newport News, VA
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Reviewed 14 October 2009

It was awesome from start to finish! Very quiet and peaceful. Very romantic. The breakfasts were amazing! I would highly recommend the picnic basket, it was well worth it. We took it up to skyline drive to a picnic area, it was awesome!! We will definitely be returning to By the Side of the Road B&B

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Alexandria, VA
1 review
Reviewed 12 October 2009

The room was nicely decorated and spacious with a very comfortable bed. Within 5 minute drive to James Madison University. Friendly owners who keep the inn very clean and the breakfast is always fabulous. Our favorite place to stay when visiting our student at JMU.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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New Kent, VA
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2009

stayed two nights in the 1790 suite. beautiful old home, reconstructed very well (no evidence of must, mold or dust that you might see in an almost 2 century old home) especially with my wife who has sensitive allergies and asthma, she had no problems with the accommodations. Delicious breakfast, wonderful service from the innkeepers, and immense attention to the little details (picnic lunch with chocolate grenache was to die for and personalized map to local wineries as part of a winery package). the suite gave lots of room, with soft, feather bed, clawfoot bathtub in personal bathroom, and a relaxing sitting room to read and relax

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages
Address: 491 Garbers Church Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-8409
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Region: United States > Virginia > Harrisonburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Harrisonburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to 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 
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