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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
79 Reviews
$159 - $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

The 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.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 and Hers vanities, a bidet and a handheld shower. A refreshment center has a refrigerator-freezer, microwave,coffeemaker.Self check in,no time required.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $299/$249

The 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 seasonal gas-log fireplace, adjacent to your oversized heated whirlpool in your bathroom and beside the 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 CD player. Enjoy a favorite DVD movie or television program on the flat-panel TV, equipped with cable. Self check in, no time required.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $299/$259

The 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 seasonal gas-log fireplace, adjacent to your oversized whirlpool tub in your bathroom and beside the 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 CD player. Enjoy a favorite movie or television program on the flat-panel TV, equipped with cable , DVD.Self check in, no time required.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $299/$259

The 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-inch-thick interior brick walls. Awake to the eastern sunrise and wonderful breakfast aromas wafting in from our kitchen in this stunning first-floor accommodation.Check in time required between 3-6 pm, closed at 9pm

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199/$159

The 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 twin-sized daybed and to the period bath with a claw foot tub and large goose-neck shower.Rates are based on double occupancy using one bed.Check in time required between 3-6 pm, closed at 9pm.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $199/$159

The Ardor of Hope Suite

Exposed brickwork (ca 1790) creates a charming alcove for the queen-sized featherbed and chairs 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.Check in time required between 3-6 pm, closed at 9pm

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199/$159

The 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 and a quiet, remote setting, this suite offers a microwave,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 using one bed.Call in regards to children. Check in time required between 3-6 pm, closed at 9pm.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $199/$159

The Water Lily Suite

The Water Lily Suite overlooks the spring-fed pond on the property. It features a luxury shower with eight shower heads, queen size beds, flat screen tv/dvd/cable, wifi, fridge, microwave and seating area.Self check in, no time required.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $289/$249

The Mountain Laurel Suite

The Mountain Laurel Suite overlooks the spring-fed pond on the property. It features a luxury shower with eight shower heads, queen size beds, flat screen tv/dvd/cable, wifi, fridge, microwave and seating area. Self check in,no time required.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $289/$249

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Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Services4.6
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.6

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79 Reviews

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Charming!

4.6 on April 14, 2014

Loved the room we stayed in - the staff was very gracious and friendly. Breakfast was quite delicious -


Nice B&B

3.8 on April 10, 2014

Always a quiet retreat. This is a great place to relax and get away.


Absolutely Wonderful visit

5 on April 07, 2014

We have stayed at several B&Bs over the past few years and this was by far the best. We stayed in the Water Lily Cottage (highly recommend it) and it was just beautiful with an awesome shower (once I figured out how to work it :) This was the first time we had breakfast delivered to our room and we really enjoyed it. Muchas Gracias for a wonderful visit. We will definitely be back.


Wonderful weekend getaway!

5 on April 02, 2014

Our room was beautiful and complete with all the pampered extras to make our stay delightful. The breakfasts were absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. The owners and staff were always available to assist in any way and gave us great recommendations on places to visit and things to do during our weekend. We enjoyed our stay at the By The Side Of The Road B&B so much and we plan to go again and highly recommend it to anyone!!


Don't let these average grades deter you..please try for yourself!!

2.8 on March 31, 2014

As me and my girlfriend are making the B & B circuit (Poconos, Dutch country, etc.) I found this nice spot in VA.(the pictures online were nice) and decided to bring her for her birthday. We stayed in the Quill Cottage, itt was quaintly decorated and provided a little bit privacy. However, the actual living quarters were smaller than I thought it would be. The bathroom is HUGE(its the same size as the living quarters) so if you dig big bathrooms and soaking tubs go right away! The Quill cottage does keep you separated from whatever amenities the primary house offers and while they have 24 hour service we didn't really know about it, but I will take some blame for that in not reading all of the rules and regs before settling in. There isn't tons to do...the farmers markets were lacking in my estimation compare to the Dutch country. The breakfast was ok...the portions were small and (pancakes and 2 sausage the first day and a small souffle sitting on a sausage pattie the second) You have to try for yourself...I wasn't overwhelmed by the B&B or the area. I have been to worse B&B's thats for sure.

Innkeeper Response
We remember meeting you and your lovely girl friend at check out on Sunday morning. We are dismayed to learn we didn't measure up to your standards. Hopefully the rest of your B&B visits referenced in your review made for an positive overall vacation. Best regards, Delano.


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

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, University Theater, Antique Malls/shops, Amish Farmers Market, Quilting Center, Civil War Battlefields, Historic Towns nearby, 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
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: 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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