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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 347 Reviews
Reviewed 1 day 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 1 week 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.

Inn Keepers Quarters
Reviewed 3 weeks 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.

We really liked this place!
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I really enjoyed staying here. So cozy and very clean! The only thing I would say to people thinking about staying here is that it’s not a bed-and-breakfast. Even though we found it on bedandbreakfast.com, they no longer offer breakfast services. We didn’t know this when booking and definitely were disappointed when we found out but we still really enjoyed our stay there (And even though we couldn’t get breakfast at the inn, we found some great breakfast places less than 10 minutes away in the downtown area). This place would be perfect for people looking for complete privacy and who do not want to have to interact with inn staff or other guests (My husband and I may be a little different than the normal travelers as we really enjoy getting to know other guests in the innkeepers when we stay at traditional bed and breakfasts 😊). Overall, the Inn By the Side of the Road was adorable and cozy and provided the perfect, relaxing spot to come back to after a day of hiking in the cold! 😎

Spacious yet Cozy
Reviewed 1 month ago

We loved our stay at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging. The house was spacious and well stocked yet felt cozy and comfortable. I have never slept in such comfortable sheets. The location is convenient to downtown Harrisonburg and JMU. We would recommend to anyone visiting the area.