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By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages

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“the main house”(34 reviews)
“picnic basket”(22 reviews)
“quill cottage”(20 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

I've visited By the Side of the Road a few times and have never been disappointed. This time by daughter just graduated from college so she and I stayed at the bed & breakfast as a 'mother/daughter' treat. Once again, it was a delightful stay....More

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Response from ByTheSideInn, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & CottagesResponded 7 July 2016

We hope you will return again and again! Thank you so much for taking time to share your experience, Sherrie. We send along our best wishes for your daughter's success at the academy. Looking forward to seeing you both again! Dennis & Janice

Reviewed 2 June 2016

My wife decided to take me away for my 40th birthday. This was just what I needed. It was very peaceful and quiet. Bergey Cottage has a great setup, was very clean and comfortable. I can't even begin to describe the breakfasts. The only word...More

Thank dubielj
Response from ByTheSideInn, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & CottagesResponded 4 June 2016

We always say the best compliment we can receive is your return visit - we look forward to it. So happy the surprise 40th anniversary celebration was at By the Side of the Road. Thanks so much for taking time to share the experience! Best...More

Reviewed 1 June 2016

We stayed at this B&B during our visit to Shenandoah National Park. Although it is a little ways away from most of the hiking (45 minutes-1 hour), it was really charming. The breakfast brought to your room each morning was fantastic and the innkeepers were...More

Thank Micah K
Response from ByTheSideInn, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & CottagesResponded 2 June 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at By the Side of the Road. We regret that our description was misleading, recognizing that noise does flow through the wooden door, despite the interior brick walls. While the suite above yours is carpeted,...More

Reviewed 27 May 2016

Highly recommend. Lovely experience in the Water Lilly cottage. Porch overlooking pond. Beautiful decor. Special touches - don't want to ruin the surprise! Fabulous breakfast brought in a picnic basket.

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Response from ByTheSideInn, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & CottagesResponded 2 June 2016

Very sweet of you to retain some "surprises" for our next Water Lily Suite guests. We thank you, sincerely, for taking time to share your experience and hope you will come see us again very soon! Best regards. Janice

Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

During our trip to the Shenandoah National Park we stayed for three nights at this B&B. Nice accommodation and excellent service in a relaxing atmosphere. Don't miss the Virginia Quilt Museum in downtown Harrisonburg.

Thank Carsten D
Response from ByTheSideInn, Owner at By the Side of the Road Inn & CottagesResponded 2 June 2016

So glad you discovered the Virginia Quilt Museum and that you enjoyed your stay at By the Side of the Road. We can't wait for your return! Janice

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GreenLeaders Bronze level
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
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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
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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Price range
US$216 - US$277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
US$216 - US$277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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themidnightwill
25 March 2015|
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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!
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greatfulltraveler
21 January 2015|
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The Fitzgerald Cottage and The Bishop's Retreat have king beds. We'll hope to have you!
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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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"We stayed in the Water Lily Cottage. Absolutely lovely."
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