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Reviewed 18 February 2021

The By the Side of the Road location and cottage was just what we needed for our close to home but out of town mini getaway. The owners had everything nicely prepared and were very responsive. This is a quaint accommodation with everything you need.

Date of stay: February 2021
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Dennis and Janice Fitzgerald, Owner at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2021

We are so happy to learn your getaway was just what you needed during this "trying" pandemic times. We hope you will consider returning; we'll look forward to that! Janice & Dennis Fitzgerald

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Reviewed 12 January 2021

My wife and I had an amazing time at this place. It was perfect for a little romantic getaway. Nice and cozy. Great amenities with the big jacuzzi tub perched right up against a see thru fire place that could be viewed from the jacuzzi or from the bed. The bed was comfortable and cozy as well. Good music playing thru out the little cottage or TV with streaming services to watch from bed or a pair of recliners. It might have been nice to have a love seat for more cuddling but hey, the recliners worked just fine. Close to town with lots of eateries to choose from. Nice little kitchenette to use for snacking with drinks, or ordering a meal in for the night. This place ranks waaaaay up there with me. Very pleased.

Date of stay: January 2021
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Dennis and Janice Fitzgerald, Owner at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2021

Wow! We so appreciate your comprehensive review and know it will be a help to others considering a stay at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging. We smiled at the love seat suggest; it's not the first time someone has done so. We'll have to consider your suggestion when we next purchase furniture for the cottage. Our challenge is that guests come in so many different sizes :-)
Do come again! Best regards, Janice & Dennis Fitzgerald

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Reviewed 12 January 2021

The accommodations are very clean and nicely appointed. The hosts make every effort to make the stay special. At one point in our stay, the gas tank ran out, and the hosts immediately transferred us to the adjacent cottage. Harrisonburg is a very quaint town, with great restaurant options. The James Madison campus is also beautiful. Several skiing options are within a 50-min drive.

Date of stay: January 2021
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Dennis and Janice Fitzgerald, Owner at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2021

We are so relieved that the "move" during your stay wasn't a spoiler. We believe that since the COVID pandemic, our guests are staying inside the cottages and running the gas logs much longer that when things were "normal". So our propane company auto deliveries didn't carry through until the next delivery. Thank you for your understanding and, especially, for taking time to shareyour experience that will be so helpful to others. Best regards, Janice & Dennis Fitzgerald

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Reviewed 5 January 2021 via mobile

Terrific and comfortable accommodations. Will definitely stay here again. Convenient location and beautiful grounds. Private and safe location in these uncertain times ... also close to downtown Harrisonburg, JMU and lots of takeout dining options

Date of stay: January 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dennis and Janice Fitzgerald, Owner at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2021

We are pleased to learn that you getaway was enjoyable. Thank you for sharing that with others who might consider a stay at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging. We can't wait for your return! Best regards, Janice & Dennis Fitzgerald

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Reviewed 17 December 2020

Our stay in the Berges Cottage was even nicer than we expected. The room was ready and welcoming when we arrived. Soothing music, some complimentary snacks and water added a welcoming touch to the beautifully decorated cottage.
Additionally, I forgot to pack my drop kit when we left. While driving home, staff from the lodging called and offered to take it to the post office and he mailed it to us that same day! We couldn’t have asked for more.
My husband And I would highly recommend a stay there.

Date of stay: December 2020
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Dennis and Janice Fitzgerald, Owner at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2020

Sharing your experiences at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging is so appreciated. Knowing how we depend on our own daily toiletries, we knew you’d want yours ASAP. We mailed it that day with the PO saying to be patient about delivery at this time of the year. Hope you receive it soon! Do come back whenever in our area. Best regards, Janice and Dennis Fitzgerald

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