This 5,000 square foot vintage manor house is historic & welcoming – perfect for your vacation or special group event.
The huge front entry porch is a wonderful gathering place; the porch swing is so relaxing.
First floor consists of large living room with flat panel, cable, smart TV and dining table for 12. The gourmet kitchen has double ovens, three-hole sink, handwashing sink, large bar with stools, gas cooktop, French-door refrigerator, icemaker, deli tray and freezer drawers. One of the five bedroom suites is located on the first floor and has its own luxurious private bathroom.
A convenient Powder Room adjacent to a large entry with a seasonal fireplace*. A screened back porch adjacent to the kitchen provides a welcome respite for a weary chef and completes the layout of the first floor of the Manor House.
The additional bedroom suites are located on the second and third floors and all have beautiful private bathrooms; one even has its own balcony!
The third-floor accommodations are actually large multi-room suites. One has two-bedrooms separated by a comfy sitting room. The other has a private bedroom and lovely bathroom, plus a “game room” area with cable, smart TV – a great hangout for the kids!
By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging was originally established in 1999 as Harrisonburg, Virginia’s first OFFICIAL bed and breakfast business. Founders Dennis and Janice Fitzgerald wrote the City Ordinance that defined the services of a fine B&B establishment in the region.
Now, By the Side of the Road is once again leading the way to 21st century vacation lodging as Harrisonburg, Virginia’s first OFFICIAL Getaway Lodging accommodations. Our original City Ordinance now references “short-term rental” rather than simply “bed and breakfast,” and we are on board! Our luxurious cottage accommodations, which include all the luxurious amenities you expect, have been enhanced to also offer mini kitchens, enabling guests to prepare light meals during their stay, in line with vacation rental properties in high demand by today’s traveling public.
A minimum two-night getaway or longer vacation rental is now available and affordable at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging. This award-winning lodging business, with twenty-years of successful operation, will maintain its five-star level of service in its new identity. Dennis and Janice Fitzgerald welcome you to be their guests now and in many return visits in the future.
|Zip Code: 22801|
When trying to decide where to go on weekend getaways to Virginia, you should consider Harrisonburg! This quaint town nestled in the stunning Shenandoah Valley offers a nearly endless list of activities and attractions year-round. From trying the many breweries and wineries to outdoor activities like hiking or exploring histories sites, there are plenty of things to do in Harrisonburg, VA.
Located just two hours from Washington, DC, and Richmond, VA, Harrisonburg is the perfect place to start exploring the Shenandoah Valley. The town boasts proximity to the Shenandoah National Park, George Washington National Forest, and Blue Ridge Parkway to name a few popular outdoor attractions. Harrisonburg also offers a variety of arts and cultural attractions. Several museums, galleries, shops and portions of two National Historic Districts are all in a walkable 10-block stretch of downtown Harrisonburg, VA.
While in the area, you can check out the surrounding towns of Charlottesville and Winchester. Or, find out more about things to do in Staunton, VA. For a full list of activities, events, and other things to do in Harrisonburg, be sure to request a complimentary copy of our Harrisonburg Vacation Guide. If you’re planning to take a couple’s getaway, we also recommend requesting a custom Romantic Itinerary.
Cottage and Vacation Rentals of Today
Though the surrounding property has now been reduced to eight acres and feels the pressure of the growing city of Harrisonburg, the original buildings stand as a tribute to the dedicated individualists whose construction has stood the test of time.
A sturdy Shenandoah Valley bluestone foundation and crude, Flemish-bond brick style has served all its inhabitants well. Currently in use as a luxurious Harrisonburg, VA, lodging establishment and named for its location, By the Side of the Road still shelters all who come. Now, these guests relax in feather beds and over-sized spa tubs. By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging is an enduring reminder of war and peace in Virginia’s historic and hospitable Shenandoah Valley.
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$275 - $300||-||-||2 Nights||-|
|Cleaning Fee||Required||$195||One time|
|Linen/Towel Fee||Optional / Seasonal||$140||One time|
|Occupancy Tax||Required||12.3%||One time|