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By the Side of the Road INN & COTTAGES





We offer SELF ENTRY touchpad locks on all rooms, 24/7 concierge service by text or phone,

well equipped rooms for your weekend or short-term stay.

Make us your central hub for your visit to Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley!

Our Inn, established in 1999, has been transformed into Harrisonburg, Virginia’s 

premier short-term rental property to serve your Getaway Lodging needs in a unique and beautiful

“Oasis in the City”

Five intimate accommodations for couples located on acreage within the City includes a large fishing pond and deck. You’ll enjoy the high-end bedding and linens, spa tubs or multi-faucet shower rooms, mini kitchens, beautiful décor, peace, and privacy. Our property is just minutes away from dozens of eateries offering menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night food for sit-down or take-out.

We are fully licensed, insured, and inspected to guarantee a professionally operated and maintained

destination for your getaway.

Featured Reviews On GOOGLE

Me and my fiancé had such a great stay at the cottage. It looked exactly like the pictures and everything was as it said it would be. It was close enough to all the places we wanted to go and was a great place to come back to for the evening. I just wish we could have stayed longer. We will definitely be staying again in the future.” – Alycia S.

By the Side of the Road is a hidden gem! My darling cottage was well appointed and through a simple gesture, the personal “Welcome” sign made me feel noticed and appreciated. In the past, I have stayed at another very nice B & B, but trying to justify the more than triple jump in price, I was looking for someplace that could be a frequent place to stay in the valley, that felt comfortable and safe for solo travel and most of all, sat in a serene setting both indoors and out. The innkeepers were extremely responsive as well. I cannot wait to return for a longer stay. Happy New Year!” – Melinda Green

Minutes from Town, Miles from Reality – By the Side of the Road-

Perfect Location

Our accommodations are perfectly located in the Central Shenandoah Valley for easy access to the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park and all their fun and exciting outdoor activities. We are minutes from skiing, hiking, fishing, rafting, horse-back riding, golf, and even a four-season water park. We are the perfect choice when planning a romantic getaway to Virginia with bedside and tub-side seasonal fireplaces.

Make our boutique Inn your preferred location for all

Central Virginia adventures.

Shenandoah Valley Lodging

Nightly and short term accommodations are available. Explore our options for rooms, suites.


Let us help create a perfect experience for you with seasonally adjusted discounts and value-added.

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Your Guide to Harrisonburg, VA

We are close to the cities of Staunton, Charlottesville, and to popular Shenandoah Valley attractions such as the Luray Caverns! Washington D.C. and Richmond, VA, are also just a couple of hours away. 

What Our Guests Say

“A romantic getaway spot. Elegant accommodations. There were many little extra touches in the room that enhanced the ambiance. Lovely view of the pond from the private porch. We highly recommend this place!”

What Our Guests Say

“The porch alone would make this stay special – having morning coffee looking at the pond full of yellow water lilies, butterflies, and listening to birds singing in the trees makes this a wonderful place. The friendly cat was just a pure bonus. The room is exceptional and the shower something we will try to copy in our own home.”

What Our Customers Say

“Perfect location, beautiful accommodations, quiet and private, cordial hosts, and my granddaughter and I enjoyed a peaceful and relaxing …much needed retreat. Will definitely recommend to anyone traveling in the area!””