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By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages

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Reviewed 26 October 2015

It was a fine weekend and It was nice. I just wish Breakfast was situated in one big place. the room was nice and cozy, and they 2 person tub was great. Hopefully again next year....Not a lot of great restaurants in town, but we...More

1  Thank Don151
Response from ByTheSideInn, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & CottagesResponded 19 January 2016

Our "community breakfast", which is definitely the style of a traditional B&B was replaced after a year-long canvass of guests' preferences. We understand that some still want a "breakfast situated in one big place" experience. We can seat you in the Common for your next...More

Reviewed 23 October 2015

My son and his wife had stayed in the Water Lilly suite and raved so much my husband and I plus my brother and sister-in-law decided to visit for a long weekend. I prefer hotels to bed and breakfasts because I don't like to feel...More

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Response from ByTheSideInn, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & CottagesResponded 19 January 2016

Hi, Sherry - this is a very helpful review and we thank you for it. You will be pleased to learn that our rates have been reduced following an intensive review of our 2015 fiscal year. Our goal is to have NO drawbacks! ;-) We...More

Reviewed 20 October 2015

Firstly, I am new I am new to B&B stuff...so that must be said before I review. I had booked a two night stay at the Water Lily Suite for my gf's birthday. We thought it would be romantic and quaint. The room was new...More

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Response from ByTheSideInn, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & CottagesResponded 19 January 2016

Your review is concise as to quantity of food and quality of coffee relative to our tariff. We sincerely regret that your experience as a new B&B guest was negative. We are always excited when it's a "first B&B" guest, hoping to create an experience...More

Reviewed 19 October 2015

My wife and I stayed one night in the Water Lily Suite on 10/18. While the room was new and clean, it felt like we were in an apartment building more than a bed and breakfast. The bed was very uncomfortable to the point that...More

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Response from ByTheSideInn, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & CottagesResponded 19 January 2016

The Water Lily Suite is extensively photographed online and hopefully reveals exactly what is offered. We prepared fresh entrees everyday (no Eggos or microwaved products) and regret that this was the impression of your breakfast. We serve Columbian Dark Roast and yes, Folger's DeCaf, but...More

Reviewed 10 October 2015

My husband and I visited the Shenandoah Valley area for a three day anniversary getaway recently and stayed in the charming Eselyn Taylor Suite. We absolutely LOVED our stay! The innkeepers were so friendly and accommodating. The house is gorgeous and offers a variety of...More

2  Thank Dinergirl79
Response from ByTheSideInn, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & CottagesResponded 19 January 2016

And we can't wait for your return! Thanks so much for your comprehensive review. It is most appreciated.

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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US$221 - US$275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Price range
US$221 - US$275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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25 March 2015|
Response from ByTheSideInn | Property representative |
Good morning! Thank you for your question. The Ardor of Hope Suite whirlpool tub is a one-person tub rather than two. The Bergey, Quill and Fitzgerald Cottages have whirlpool tubs for two. Thank you! Hope to have you!
21 January 2015|
Response from jacap23 |
The Fitzgerald Cottage and The Bishop's Retreat have king beds. We'll hope to have you!
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"Definitely consider the cottages. They are basically a private little house."
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"Steep enough stairs up to rooms if you have trouble climbing or carrying up stairs. Only one flight though..."
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"Does have stairs down to the bathroom"
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"You can't go wrong whatever room you stay in."
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