By The Side Of The Road Bed and Breakfast

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

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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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Reviews

Overall
4.6

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

The Perfect Getaway

4.8 on January 21, 2016

We reserved a room at By The Side Of The Road for JMU graduation and would highly recommend it to anyone else! Quiet, relaxing, and in the perfect location. They also did a wonderful job accommodating our dietary restrictions.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the nice review. We were glad to be a part of your special weekend.


Wonderful!

5 on January 03, 2016

This was a surprise for my husband to relax a little and it was beyond my expectations.

Innkeeper Response
Surprises are the best especially when expectations are exceeded. We're happy to learn this one for your husband to relax turned out well. Thanks for taking time to let us know!


Beautiful on the insice

5 on November 23, 2015

Understated from outside. You will enjoy a quiet, private, romantic stay. Room is cozy. Breakfasts were delicious.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking time to review us - we are pleased that your expectations were met once you came inside. Best regards!


R&R

4.6 on November 08, 2015

R&R we needed to get away for quiet time EXCELLENT selection !!!

Innkeeper Response
We love to spoil you with quiet, cozy time away from the world! Please do come again!


Hidden treasure.

4.8 on October 23, 2015

This was my first time staying at a bed and breakfast and wow they really raised the bar high!!!! It was a beautiful house and we loved our room. It's conveniently located to downtown Harrisonburg and just a short trip to skyline drive. The bed in our room (which was the 1790 suite in the main house) was THE MOST COMFORTABLE bed I have ever slept in. It was so soft and cozy. They deliver breakfast to your door each morning. And the meals were DELICIOUS!!!! I can't say enough how wonderful our experience was. Super sweet folks and super clean and comfy rooms. We look so forward to going again.

Innkeeper Response
We are thrilled that your first time B&B stay encourages you to return AND to stay in bed and breakfast properties. We can't wait for you to come again!


Pleasantly surprised !!

3.6 on October 14, 2015

This is a hidden gem.. highly recommended.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other B&B.com patrons. We truly appreciate it. We always want to be better, so, as we requested in our email following your visit, if there is a particular area that you would like improved, please take a minute to email us your comments. We always stive for a 5 star review! Best to you!


Top of the Line!

5 on October 12, 2015

My husband and I come up to the Virginia Mountains at least 4 times a year, and stay in different areas. This was the first time in Harrisonburg and I must say, the Water Lilly Suite was perfect! Every little detail was amazing and the experience was first class. Having breakfast delivered to our door was such a wonderful treat. The suite was very cozy and elegant, and the shower was so nice that my husband and I want to build one just like it when we add on to our house!


Great return stay in 1790 Suite

4.6 on October 09, 2015

2nd stay for my wife and I at The Side of the Road, both times in the 1790 Suite.They have taken out the day bed, which makes sitting room now quite comfortable for breakfast, reading and TV/video viewing. Breakfasts were very delicious and beautifully presented. As building is quite old, the heavy rain storm did expose a few minor leaks and gaps in windows and porch door, but otherwise the stay was very comfortable. Please note that older guests may find traditional tub difficult to access.


Beautiful & Relazing Cottage!

4.6 on October 07, 2015

My husband and I spent two nights in the Mountain Laurel and we couldn't have been more impressed! It was absolutely lovely - from the view overlooking a pond and the main house beyond that, to the inviting, comforting bed, to an amazing shower, that had a shower and jet stream, to a gourmet breakfast, that was delivered directly to your room, and a gas fireplace below a flat screen television. We felt completely pampered in this beautifully decorated and clean cottage! This is a place that must be experienced!


Beautiful cottage, relaxing get-away, spectacular food

5 on August 25, 2015

My husband and I visited for our 25th anniversary and everything was just perfect! We had a wonderful, relaxing stay plus visited attractions in the local area while we were there. The cottage was private and exceeded our expectations in every way! Thank you Janice, Dennis and Anna!

Innkeeper Response
You are most welcome! We hope you'll return for another celebration in the future!


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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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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 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: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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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 AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's room rate paid in full or $199.00 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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