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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
102 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
  • Services4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.6

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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.


Well deserved rest

5 on July 22, 2014

I have nothing bad that can be said abut By The Side of The Road. It was a fantastic experience, as usual. It was a one day stay that renews my soul. I can't wait for our next visit there!


50th Anniversary Honeymoon

5 on July 11, 2014

What a wonderful place to spend a honeymoon-the one we never really had! We felt pampered by the wonderful service. Anna prepared the most delicious breakfasts! The area is beautiful. We visited Bluestone Winery and Old Mill Cidery. Dinners at an Irish pub and "Beyond". Worth a return trip!


Relaxing, Refreshing July Fourth Getaway!

4.6 on July 07, 2014

What a great place to unwind, relax, collect your thoughts, and delve into nearby history on our nation's birthday weekend. Dennis, Janice, and Anna are friendly, caring, interesting, and very knowledgeable about the history of the gorgeous house and Fitzgerald Cottage. The breakfasts were elegant and yummy and Dennis brought baskets, complete with a thoughtful note, to our cottage each morning. The Jacuzzi was outstanding, including the lovely candles around the tub. We especially loved rocking on our porch in the evenings with a glass of wine from a local VA winery or, in the mornings, with a cup of coffee listening to the bullfrogs in the nearby pond and all the joyful birds. Highly recommend this B&B!


Great place for a quiet weekend.

5 on July 07, 2014

Everything is done extremely well, breakfast at 9:00am in your room is a fine touch.


By the side of the Road Bed & Breakfast

5 on July 05, 2014

We had a most enjoyable stay at By the Side of the Road Bed & Breakfast. The 1790 Suite was beautiful with a tree shaded porch and great view of the pond. Feather bed was like sleeping on a cloud. Another favorite feature was breakfast delivered to our room. Harrisonburg is a great place to visit. We went to the Green Valley Book Fair, the Arboretum at James Madison University, and had a delicious dinner at the Local Chop & Grill House. We are looking forward to another visit in the near future. Gary & Fiona


Fantastic and Family Friendly

5 on July 04, 2014

As this was our first B'nB experience with our three year old, we were a little hesitant to book the Bishop's Retreat. So GLAD we did. The suite was great. Our daughter enjoyed her super comfy bed with extra pillows and was captivated by the staff who went out of their way to ensure their young guest was comfortable and entertained. No detail was left to chance. If we return to the area, we will definitely stay here again. Thank you!


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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
  • 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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