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Located in Harrisonburg (Swift Run Gap Entrance Shenandoah), By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages is convenient to Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center and Harrisonburg Farmers Market. This romantic bed & breakfast is within close proximity of James Madison University and Virginia Quilt Museum.


Make yourself at home in one of the 9 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. Flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms have showers and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Enjoy recreation amenities such as a spa tub or take in the view from a garden. Additional amenities at this bed & breakfast include complimentary wireless Internet access and tour/ticket assistance.

Food & Drink

A complimentary breakfast is included.

Business & Travel Amenities

Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages
491 Garbers Church Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22801-8409 United States


4.5 Very Good 348 Reviews
Perfect for Valentines Day
Reviewed 5 hours ago

We went on a Tuesday and Wednesday before Valentines Day! Watching the fire from the hot tub was perfect way to spending a cold rainy afternoon! The bed sheets were very soft! Loved the getaway! Everything we needed was there to fix breakfast ourselves.

Reviewed 2 months ago

We were looking forward tour our stay in one of the "luxury cottages" but were disappointed. The heating unit was very noisy when it came on so woke us up throughout the night. Also, be aware that there is no door between the bedroom and bathroom, and the wall between the two does not extend to the ceiling so there is no privacy. The fireplace is nice but quickly heats up the small rooms.

Reviewed 2 months ago

What a great little place, close to JMU and downtown, but feels like you're in the mountains. The place was well-appointed and every detail is already taken care of; dishes, snacks, coffee and a pre-made fire.

Wonderful romantic getaway!
Reviewed 2 months ago

This was our second time staying here and it was just as good as the first. We decided to make this the location of our mini-moon and we couldn't be happier. The Jacuzzi and fireplace were amazing and very relaxing.

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Reviewed 3 months ago

Location is good, far enough away from center of town, but close enough to attractions and shopping. Well stocked kitchen, everything you need for cooking. Very clean. The description in the ad matched the property, did not disappoint. If in the area, will stay again.