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By The Side Of The Road Bed and Breakfast

491 Garbers Church Road , Harrisonburg, VA 22801-8409 USA (Show map)
4.6
125 Reviews
$139 - $299
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By the Side of the Road Bed & Breakfast,in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Harrisonburg's award-winning luxury travel destination. FIREPLACES, FEATHERBEDS, GOURMET FARE with THREE Incredible Cottages, FOUR Luxury Manor House Suites and TWO brand new pond-side Suites. This former civil war field hospital has been meticulously preserved amongst the development in the Harrisonburg area. It sits on eight city acres and offers a pond and sprawling lawn. Located just minutes away from I-81, campuses of James Madison University, Eastern Mennonite University and Bridgewater College, we want to be your home away from home. Visit out website for a full description of all this unique property has to offer--including WIFI, Seasonal Fireplaces, Private Baths, Luxury Showers, Featherbeds, Cable TV/DVD, Oversize Whirlpool Tubs and so much more.

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Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

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Romantic Getaway

3.8 on February 23, 2015

This was our first stay at a b&b. The experience was wonderful. The inn keeper settled us in with a tour & information about the inn & our room. We especialy enjoyed the personal touches; bath salts for the relaxing tub, cordials by the fire, heavenly bedding & delightful breakfast delivered to our door. The small library was perfect for picking a nice book to read by the evening fire.


Great Place to Stay

5 on February 21, 2015

Very charming place to stay with great hospitality. Loved our time there!


Room 1790

5 on February 20, 2015

This Bed and Breakfast is absolutely amazing!!! The fireplace in our room was a great pleasure! The hospitality was impeccable! We are already planning another weekend and would recommend it and have to everyone!! I loved the clock beside our bed that played nature sounds and was nice to fall asleep with sounds of the ocean to frogs and rain. The room was immaculate and very spacey but cozy at the same time! The innkeeper when we arrivedade us feel like we knew everything we needed to know before he left us! It was so nice to walk into the room and see fresh flowers on the table. We bought extras for the weekend of Valentines Day and got chocolate covered strawberries, cheese and crackers and all of it was delicious! The breakfast that they served both Saturday and Sunday was simply delicious and was just the right amount! It was very quiet and peaceful! The view was amazing and we loved having a private balcony!


I will be coming back........

4.6 on February 16, 2015

My girlfriend and I spent Valentine's day weekend in the Fitzgerald cottage. We loved it, loved the area, loved everything except leaving. We will be returning, we have coined this our little getaway from here on out. Thank you....


Perfect First Anniversary!!!

4.6 on January 25, 2015

We can't wait to go back. Everything was amazing. It hits the wallet a little hard but you get what you pay for!!! Kimberly and Christopher Tenley


very impressed great place to stay and unwind

5 on January 24, 2015

Great place every thing was Great


Magical romantic getaway

4.8 on January 17, 2015

From the moment we entered our cottage it was magical. A greeting to us personally on a plate, music playing, a decanter of brandy waiting... The romance filled the entire space- a beautiful (and very comfortable) bed, robes to wear, the fireplace that glows beside an amazing tub for two! The breakfast arrived warm every morning and was delicious!! Our every need was met- By the Side of the Road is like a little piece of heaven on Earth. We WILL be back!


New Year's Eve

4.2 on January 08, 2015

Our visit was intended to be a romantic getaway for New Year's Eve and "By the Side of the Road" proved to be the perfect place. My fiance and I were both extremely pleased and we will definitely be back for another visit.


We'll Be Back!

5 on December 08, 2014

We absolutely loved our stay at By The Side of the Road! From the moment we arrived, we were treated as family house guests. Dennis, Janice and Anna made us feel welcome and we loved visiting with them. Our room was beautiful. The feather bed was so comfortable, the jacuzzi bath was perfect and the fireplace was inviting. All the small details made us feel special - plush bathrobes, decanter of bourbon, bath salts, etc. The breakfast was delicious and it was especially nice having this delivered to the room so we didn't have to rush to get dressed. We will be back!


Simply Amazing! It Caused My Wife To Cry It Was So Amazing!

5 on December 06, 2014

Our stay at By the Side of the Road was absolutely amazing! I book this place for our anniversary and it was the first time I or my wife stayed at a bed and breakfast. The cottage was well decorated, the staff had music playing when we walked in the cottage (this caused my wife to breakdown in tears), and breakfast was served in a picnic basket every morning and delicious, simply amazing! Additionally, Janice and Dennis were very welcoming and friendly, which added to the warmth of the atmosphere. I highly recommend this place for a nice, romantic, and relaxing getaway. My wife and I plan on returning very soon!


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Rooms & Rates

Eselyn Taylor Suite

Enjoy a warm, luxurious, candle-lit soak in the sculpted tub in a bathroom "big enough for a chandelier" and a separate shower. Then, climb up into your cozy queen-sized featherbed or snuggle by the seasonal gas-log fire and enjoy the quiet, guaranteed by 15-ince-thick interior brick walls. Awake to the eastern sunrise and wonderful breakfast aromas wafting in from our kitchen in this stunning first-floor accommodation. For your enjoyment and convenience, we provide a sound machine, coffee maker, Ipod Dock, robes and breakfast delivered to your Suite door each morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

1790 Suite

The walls are in bloom in this handsome boudoir with queen-sized, burled walnut featherbed and private egress to the 2nd story balcony. A warm seasonal gas-log fireplace is found at the foot of your bed; step down to an ensuite corridor that delivers you to the cozy sitting room with a twin-sized daybed and to the bath with a clawfoot tub and goose-neck shower. For your convenience, we provide a sound machine, coffee maker, Ipod Dock, robes and breakfast delivered to your Suite door each morning.Rates are based on double occupancy using one bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Bergey Cottage

Located steps from the Main House, yet a world away, this unique accommodation was designed with your comfort and total privacy in mind. The 500 square-foot suite boasts a 16 foot ceiling, dual-sided gas-log fireplace, adjacent to your oversized whirlpool tub in your bathroom and beside the Queen Size bed in your bedroom. Picture yourself soothed by the tub jets as they continuously warm your water and you relax to your favorite sounds via the ensuite iPod dock/CD stereo. Enjoy a favorite movie or television program on the flat-panel TV equipped with cable & DVD. A refreshment center has a refrigerator-freezer, microwave & coffeemaker. We provide snacks, water and a hot gourmet breakfast delivered to your door. A lovely front porch with chairs overlooking the lawn and pond completes this fabulous setting

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Water Lily Suite

The Water Lily Suite is one of our two brand new pond-side suites opened in December 2012. Queen size bed, Luxury Shower, Pond View, private deck, flat screen LCD TV, basic cable, DVD player, small fridge, microwave, coffee pot & breakfast delivered to your door.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Bishop's Retreat

This spacious four room suite is large enough for a family stay but romantic enough for that private getaway. Appointed with king-sized featherbed, TV/DVD combination, candle-lit faux fireplace & a quiet, remote setting, this four-room suite offers a microwave, large sitting room with a love seat in a world of its own! For your enjoyment and convenience, we provide a sound machine, coffee maker, Ipod Dock, robes and breakfast delivered to your Suite door each morning.Rates are based on double occupancy useing one bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Quill Cottage

Located steps from the Main House, yet a world away, this unique accommodation was designed with your comfort and total privacy in mind. The 500 square-foot suite boasts a 16 foot ceiling, dual-sided gas-log fireplace, adjacent to your oversized heated whirlpool in your bathroom and beside the Queen Size bed in your bedroom. Picture yourself soothed by the tub jets as they continuously warm your water and you relax to your favorite sounds via the ensuite iPod dock/CD player. Enjoy a favorite movie or television program on the flat-panel TV, central heat/AC, equipped with cable & DVD. A refreshment center has a refrigerator-freezer, microwave & coffeemaker. We provide robes, snacks, water and a hot gourmet breakfast delivered to your door. A lovely front porch with chairs overlooking the lawn and pond completes this fabulous setting

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Mountain Laurel

The Mountain Laurel Suite is one of our two brand new pond-side suites opened in December 2012. Queen size bed, Luxury Shower, Pond View, private deck, flat screen LCD TV, basic cable, DVD player, small fridge, microwave, coffee pot & breakfast delivered to your door.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Ardor of Hope Suite

Exposed brickwork (ca 1790) creates a charming alcove for the queen-sized featherbed and a seating by the seasonal gas log fireplace. A separate dressing room is found beside the luxury bathroom with whirlpool tub and separate shower. The 15-inch interior brick walls assure privacy. For your enjoyment and convenience, we provide a sound machine, coffee maker, Ipod Dock, robes and breakfast delivered to your Suite door each morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Fitzgerald Cottage

Located 25 paces from the Main House, this very sweet two-story limestone cottage (circa 1840) has a king-sized featherbed, leather club chairs, Flat Panel Cable TV/DVD in the bedroom with a King Size bed. Follow the half spiral stairway down to a 350 square-foot bathroom and prepare to relax. Imagine soaking in your huge whirlpool where the water is reheated when the air jets are on and you can feed the wood-burning fire from the tub! Robes, His & Hers vanities, a bidet and a handheld shower. A refreshment center has a refrigerator-freezer, microwave & coffeemaker. We provide snacks, water and a hot gourmet breakfast delivered to your door. Surrounded by our apple trees and your very own porch with rockers, of course! Views of the lawn and pond make this the perfect getaway retreat.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Suburban, Wine country

Airport

Washington DC, DC (IAD-Dulles) 100 miles

Directions to property:

Interstate 81 to Exit 247-B, Harrisonburg (Route 33 West). Proceed west on Route 33 (Market Street) around Court Square,proceed for 1.5 miles to Garbers Church Road. Turn left. Go 4/10ths mile to inn on right.Parking in front.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, GOLF, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Civil War Battlefields, University Theater, Antique Malls/shops, Historic Towns nearby, Quilting Center, Amish Farmers Market, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Video Arcade

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On porches, balconies and grounds
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Family suite available, call for details.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekends, two nights preferred. Also
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's room rate or 50% of total stay by major credit card.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations cause significant adverse impact due to our small size. Should you need to change your plans, your deposit (minus a $50 service charge) will be refunded if notice is provided within 14 days of your scheduled arrival time. On " Special Event/Holiday " weekends deposits are Non-Refundable. Cancellation that occur within 14 days of scheduled arrival time will be responsible for the entire balance of their stay.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Janice & Dennis Fitzgerald, Anna Fitzgerald Bergey

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

Hobbies include: Old home restoration.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 9:00am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Restrictive


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491 Garbers Church Road , Harrisonburg, VA 22801-8409 USA (Show map)

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