MANOR HOUSE guests may arrive anytime after 3:00pm but NO LATER THAN 9:00 pm
COTTAGE guests are “Self Check In” – NO Specified Arrival Time is Needed


ARE greeted by the Innkeeper at the time you specified, either in your online reservation or a call to the inn. To insure we are here to greet you, please give advance notice of changes in your arrival time. Parking for Manor House guests is located adjacent to the big house. Turn right into the Manor House driveway and IMMEDIATELY BEAR LEFT into Main House Parking. There is ONE spot for each Suite in the Manor House. Additional parking is available on Glanzer Court, the public street behind the Manor house.


ARE NOT greeted by the Innkeeper – Cottages are “Self Check-In”- Beginning at 3:00 pm, your Cottage will be ready and awaiting your arrival. The entry door is unlocked with key on the inside knob. A “Cottage Parking” area is accessed by turning right into the driveway in FRONT of the Manor House & continuing past the big house to three spaces on the left; ONE for each cottage. Additional parking is available on Glanzer Court, the public street, behind the main house.


ARE NOT greeted by the Innkeeper – Spring Water Suites are “Self Check-In”- Beginning at 3:00pm, your Suite will be ready and awaiting your arrival.
– ATTENTION – Follow above directions to Garbers Church Road, proceed JUST 3/10ths mile to the SPRING WATER SUITES sign on the right. A PRIVATE ENTRY DRIVEWAY for Spring Water Cottage Suites is somewhat “hidden” & located just past Hampshire Estates Subdivision & BEFORE THE BIG POND.(If you get to the large sign for By the Side of the Road Bed & Breakfast, you’ve gone too far) Turn right and follow the driveway to a gravel parking area on the left. There is a Guest Parking sign. Enter Spring Water Cottage through the UNLOCKED breezeway door. Signs over the interior doors identify the Water Lily or Mountain Laurel Suites. THERE YOU WILL FIND A SEALED ENVELOPE, ADDRESSED TO YOU, WHICH CONTAINS THE FOUR DIGIT CODE REQUIRED TO GAIN ACCESS TO YOUR SUITE DURING YOUR STAY.


We suggest the following directions from I-81 for the last three miles of your trip, as they are more direct than most GPS services:
From I-81, take Exit 247-B Harrisonburg (Route 33 West) and proceed west on for 1.5 miles to Court Square, continuing AROUND the Court House westbound on Route 33. Follow Route 33 (West Market Street) 1.6 miles to traffic signal at intersection of Route 33 and Garbers Church Road, with overhead sign that reads: Switchboard Road (right) Garbers Church Road (left). Turn left onto Garbers Church and continue 4/10ths of a mile to By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages on the right. You will pass the entry to Spring Water Cottage Suites BEFORE the Manor House driveway entry – both are on the right.

By The Side Of The Road
491 Garbers Church Road
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

Additional Info:

PLEASE  follow the inn’s specific directions from Interstate 81 provided at the top for the last three miles of your trip as these programs have been incorrect in the past. GPS does not provide the most direct route to the Inn. Please call 540-801-0430 if we can help. We look forward to having you!