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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 354 Reviews
Just what we needed
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were looking for getaway close to home for a restful weekend to relax and celebrate our anniversary. The cottage was just what we were looking for and what we needed. It was a great escape. We will be back!

Warning: You will not want to leave
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the attention to detail. Arriving after a four hour drive to find the cozy cottage filled with firelight and spa music was the absolute perfect start to a very lovely, relaxing, pampered weekend. I also appreciated that I was able to go straight to my rental cottage without having to check in at a reception desk. Very uncomplicated and efficient.

Wonderful place to sstay.
Reviewed 2 months ago

I have stayed here a few times over the years. And it has always been one of my favorites. Fitzgerald's cabin is one of the most comfortable rooms I have ever stayed in. Being located in the Shenandoah Valley adds great views. If you come to the valley its a must.

Relaxing and Quiet Stay, By the Side of the Road
Reviewed 2 months ago

We stayed here for our anniversary! After hiking in Shenandoah, we came home to a clean, spacious, quiet cottage. We had a personalized welcome message that made us feel right at home, and after hiking in the cold, it was nice to relax and unwind in the large whirlpool tub! Thank you :-)

beautiful and peaceful
Reviewed 2 months ago

My husband and I are repeat visitors, and stayed 3 nights this trip. It was not too much! We actually enjoyed fixing our own breakfasts, and while Harrisonburg is an interesting place to visit, we are partial to spending lots of time in our little home away from home called Mountain Laurel. Though it was cool, our porch was too inviting to ignore, and my husband enjoyed a cigar while we both gazed at the peaceful pond and listened to the birdsong. The level of cleanliness and care we find here is second to none, and we always leave feeling blessed and renewed.