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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
108 Reviews
$179 - $299
per night

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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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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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Reviews

Overall
4.6

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

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Perfect romantic weekend getaway

4.8 on September 10, 2014

Beautiful 1790 room - the pictures on their site do NOT do justice to this place. Included a balcony, a separate living room area, a nice view over a little creek bed, a claw-foot bathtub in the bathroom - old style south with modern amenities. Oh, and the breakfasts were fantastic! Pancakes with marmalade syrup, herb souffle - brilliant - exactly what I wanted and more.


Get the outside suites

3.8 on September 07, 2014

Overall, a great experience at this mountainous location. Gift card was a great gesture for guests. The Bishop Retreat was okay, I think added more pictures would've helped make a better decision on selecting that room. If you enjoy visiting relatives out in the suburbs this Bed and Breakfast may peak your interest. Pros. Friendly staff Family in home amenities Home feel. Improvements. More menu selections ( guests pick) 360 in room view Special offers for repeat guests


Far exceeded our expectations.

5 on September 04, 2014

This was our second time staying here and I must say the stay was fantastic. Dennis and Janice were the bomb. Loved meeting the new mascot. The house is charming. My wife loved it. The away from home time was awesome. We will be back.


bed and breakfast has room for improvement

3.0 on September 01, 2014

we decided to stay at this bed and breakfast to add a variety in our usual travel plans. the value for the room stay was great since we got it from groupon. the inn keeper meet us with a warm smile and a welcoming worth it's weight in gold. the only concerns we had were the fact that there is a common key used to acess the house and no way to lock your individual room when your out and about touring the area. our room came with a continental breakfast that could of been fresher then it was. warm muffins and fresh fruit on our room door step would of been the way to go however our continental breakfast was in the refigerator the day of our arrival. the floor mat in the bathroom had mildew stains on the underside of it. minor concerns that can be fixed by the inn keeper and owner. i would stay there again.


Terrific Stay

5 on August 25, 2014

Great property and location... very clean.


Great stay!

4.4 on August 11, 2014

My boyfriend of 4 years and I stayed in mountain laurel suite for a weekend. The stay was great, the rooms were very, very clean and the service was awesome. We would definitely stay at By The Side of The Road again!


Love this Bed & Breakfast!!

4.8 on July 29, 2014

My husband and I have stayed at By The Side of The Road several times and have never been disappointed! The rooms are always very clean and we love all the extra little 'touches' Dennis, Janice and Anna add upon your arrival. The breakfast is wonderful. We will return again and again ~ we love it!!


Historic Charm

4.6 on July 28, 2014

My wife wanted to visit the Virginia state quilt museum, among other things, so in conjunction with our 40th anniversary we looked for a quaint place with historic charm at which to stay during our time in Harrisonburg. We found The Inn by the Side of the Road online and decided to book there. On arrival we were greeted and checked in by Anna and thoroughly introduced to the Inn and our room. The room was more quaint and charming than the pictures online could depict and all the extra touches I had ordered were laid out and ready for us. We spent the following two days visiting the sites we had planned on. Our day always started with a delicious breakfast delivered to our door. The Inn is convenient to the historic center of town, but not in it, so a car is necessary. Checkout was smooth and problem-free and we left feeling like family members. We will return one day.


Incredible B & B

5 on July 28, 2014

I found this enchanting B&B totally by accident and I am so glad I did. It was a truly wonderful experience and Dennis, Janice and Anna could not have been nicer. The room was beautiful and upon our arrival there was flower petals on the bed and a decanter of brandy. Breakfast was a diners delight. I could not wait until the next morning to see what beautiful and tasty breakfast awaited us. I would highly recommend this B&B.


Wonderful Respite

5 on July 24, 2014

We enjoyed our short stay at this B&B. The breakfasts were great and the room was extremely comfortable. We would definitely consider returning if we visit Harrisonburg again.


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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:

West on Interstate 66 to South on Interstate 81 to Exit 247-B

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, Historic Inn, Country Inn, Urban Inn, Cottage

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: Limited On porches, balconies and grounds
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No Family suite available, call for details.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekends, two nights preferred. Also
  • 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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