Tara-A Country Inn      
2844 Lake Road, Clark, PA 16113, USA    
(800) 782-2803, (724) 962-3535
 
 

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  2. Rhett's Room...
  3. Blue & Gray Room...
  4. Butler's Bedroom...
  5. The Confederate Getaway...
  6. Fiddle Dee Dee...

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Description

Circa 1854. Bask in the graciousness of the old South while staying at this renovated Greek Revival mansion that was inspired by Scarlett O'Hara's country manor. Innkeepers Donna and Jim have re-created this 1854 antebellum home to provide exceptional service and an uncommon excellence. Luxurious guest bedrooms with upscale amenities are named after characters like Rhett Butler and Miss Melanie in Gone With the Wind and boast fireplaces and sitting rooms. Many feature sunken tubs, canopy or sleigh beds. Swim in the outdoor heated pool. The grounds include formal gardens to stroll through and a gazebo overlooking the 450-acre Shenango Lake. Enjoy lunch tavern-style at Stonewall's, and indulge in a seven-course gourmet dinner with a selection from the extensive wine list at award-winning Ashley's.

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Rates

$250 to $475

Off Season: $200 to $475

Payment Types Accepted Include Master Card, Visa, American Express and Discover.

Amenities

This property has 27 total guest accommodations with private bath, 27 with fireplaces, 25 with whirlpools, 3 suites and 1 conference room. The types of beds available include Queen and King.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Bicycles
  • Cable TV
  • Copy Machine
  • DVD
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Free parking on premise
  • Gift Shop
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Hot Tub/Jetted Tub
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Suitable for Events
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Tesla charging station
  • Turn-Down Service
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

Meeting/Banquet facilities up to 150.
  • Daily Newspapers
  • Desk
  • FAX On-site
  • Flexible Cancellation
  • Flexible Check in/out Times
  • Gym Nearby
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Meeting/banquet Facilities Up To 150

Events Hosted

    • Honeymoons
    • Meetings
    • Family Reunions
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Seminars
    • Weddings

Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services

  • Body Scrubs
  • Body Wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures/Pedicures
  • Massages
  • Water Therapies

Off-Site Spa Services Available

Nearby Recommended Spas

Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa
(724) 346-3046
www.BuhlMansion.com
info@buhlmansion.com

Inns Of Interest

    • Gardens
    • Civil War
    • Taverns

Liquor License

    • Full

Pet Restrictions

Inquire about pet policies.
  • Pets Allowed
  • Inquire About Pet Policies

Romantic Interest

This Gone with the Wind themed inn exudes romance at every turn. Fireplaces and whirlpool tubs in the guest rooms, gourmet and casual dining and acres of beautiful gardens to enjoy. Our staff pampers you and takes care of every need, so you can focus on what is important: each other!

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Describe Garden and Grounds

7 acres of beautiful, manicured grounds are nestled at the shore of Shenango Lake. The "Lake Walk" meanders through perennial gardens and past life-sized statuary.


 
Belles Boudoir

Belle's Boudoir is just a little bit naughty. It is decorated in red, gold, and cream to give a very rich effect. The queen-size bed has a ceiling to floor canopy, and there is a large sunken tub with a hand-held shower. The warmth of red velvet and a gas fireplace add to the richness of this room.

Rates: $200 - $250

Type of bed: Queen

Blue Gray Room

Blue & Gray Room is elegantly designed with the colors of its name. The room houses a step-up queen sized four-poster bed, large sunken tub, separate shower, and gas fireplace.

Rates: $200 - $250

Type of bed: Queen

Butlers Bedroom

Butler's Bedroom is quite dazzling and neoclassical with a brass king-size bed. There is a jacuzzi in the room, and a separate shower unit in the bathroom. This room also has a sleeper sofa and a gas fireplace.

Rates: $200 - $250

Type of bed: King

 
Carolina Room

Carolina Room has an elegant queen-size four-poster bed and a large jacuzzi tub. A "wall" papered ceiling adds to the uniqueness of this peach and walnut colored room. There is also a gas fireplace, and a shower in the bathroom.

Rates: $200 - $250

Type of bed: Queen

 
Carpetbaggers Vacation

Carpetbagger's Vacation is an appropriate name for this room with its rich green tapestry effect. The queen-sized four-poster bed is breathtaking. There is a jacuzzi in the room with a separate shower and a gas fireplace.

Rates: $200 - $250

Type of bed: Queen

 
Chickamauga Room

Chickamauga Room is delicately designed with light blue and white. There is a queen-size white iron and brass bed, jacuzzi, and gas fireplace in the room. The bathroom has a separate shower. Package & Standard Rates Availability and Reservations

Rates: $200 - $250

Type of bed: Queen

The Confederate Getaway

The Confederate Getaway is decorated almost exclusively in cream colors for a soothing effect. The room is enhanced with wicker furniture, a queen-size four-poster bed, and a gas fireplace. There is a jacuzzi and a shower in the room.

Rates: $200 - $250

Type of bed: Queen

Fiddle Dee Dee

Fiddle Dee Dee is very feminine and frilly, just like the expression used so often by Scarlett. The room is light blue and white with a queen sized bed, gas fireplace, and jacuzzi. The bathroom has a separate shower.

Rates: $200 - $250

Type of bed: Queen

 
Garden Suite

THE GARDEN SUITE is the original master suite of the mansion. Rich and sophisticated in shades of grey and deep reds. A closed-in porch overlooks our herb garden. The bedroom has a king-sized bed and a sofa bed. The bathroom houses a large Jacuzzi with LED lights and a large separate shower with rain shower and multi jet nozzles.

Rates: $300 - $350

Type of bed: King

 
The Georgian Plantation

The Georgian Plantation is light and airy, decorated with green ivy designs. This room has a beautiful iron king-sized bed, jacuzzi, and shower unit in the room. A sofa bed and a gas fireplace completes the room.

Rates: $200 - $250

Type of bed: King

 
Hearts of the South

Hearts of the South is quite romanesque with its queen-size canopy bed and gas fireplace. The room features a "wall" papered ceiling with roman figurines, jacuzzi tub and a separate shower

Rates: $200 - $250

Type of bed: Queen

 
Ill Think About It Tomorrow

I'll Think About It Tomorrow is quite impressive with its gold and navy blue decor. The room has a queen-size four-poster bed, gas fireplace, and a platform tub. The bathroom has a separate shower.

Rates: $200 - $250

Type of bed: Queen

 
Katie OHaras Suite

THE KATIE O'HARA ROOM is richly decorated in burgundy and cream. The bedroom has a king-sized four poster bed. The magnificent bathroom has an oversized glass shower, a Jacuzzi for two, a fireplace, and a door leading to your own private deck.

Rates: $250 - $300

Type of bed: Queen

 
Kim Kee Moons Room

Kim Kee Moon's Room boasts a king sized bed and accompanying furniture are made of wrought iron and rattan. The bathroom has a jacuzzi and shower.

Rates: $200 - $250

Type of bed: King

 
The Lilac Room

The Lilac Room has a beautiful queen-size half-canopy bed that enhances the subtle lilac coloring throughout the room. There is a gas fireplace, a standard shower in the bathroom, and an adjoining sunroom that boasts a corner jacuzzi for two.

Rates: $200 - $250

Type of bed: Queen

 
Louisiana French Quarter

Louisiana French Quarter is the name of this room decorated in French country theme with yellow, pink, blue and white flowers throughout. The room houses a queen-size four-poster bed, sleeper sofa, and a gas fireplace. The bathroom has a jacuzzi tub with a shower.

Rates: $200 - $250

Type of bed: Queen

 
Mason-Dixon Room

Mason-Dixon Room is decorated in the colors of the Confederate flag. This room has a queen-size four-poster bed, sleeper sofa and a gas fireplace. The bathroom has a jacuzzi tub with shower.

Rates: $200 - $250

Type of bed: Queen

 
Master Geralds Room

This room is decorated with sage green and black, and features a queen-sized bed and gas fireplace. There is a standard tub and shower in the bathroom. An adjoining sunroom has an oversized jacuzzi for two.

Rates: $200 - $250

Type of bed: Queen

Miss Melanies Room

Miss Melanie's Room is pretty as a picture with a king-size brass bed and cozy fireplace. This dainty yellow room also has an extra large jacuzzi tub with a hand-held shower.

Rates: $250 - $300

Type of bed: King

 
The Plantation Suite

The Plantation Suite is the largest in the Inn. The bedroom has a French country feeling with a king-size bed and fireplace. A crystal chandelier is featured over the dining table as well as in the bath. An extra large jacuzzi can be private, or opened up to the bedroom. An executive office completes this three-room suite.

Rates: $300 - $350

Type of bed: King

Rhetts Room

Rhett's Room is very rich and masculine, colored in navy blue and purple. The queen-size ceiling to floor canopy bed stands in the middle of the room with a perfect view of a warming gas fireplace. The bathroom has a large jacuzzi tub and a separate shower.

Rates: $250 - $300

Type of bed: Queen

 
Robert E Lees Room

Robert E. Lee is an attractive corner room with a queen-size four-poster bed and a gas fireplace. This guest room is decorated in subtle shades of blue, rose, and tan. The bathroom has a tub and shower.

Rates: $200 - $250

Type of bed: Queen

 
Southern Nights

Southern Nights describes this room with rich green, black, tan and rose colors with a bird motif. There is a queen sized bed, large jacuzzi tub with a handheld shower and a gas fireplace. describes this room with rich green, black, tan and rose colors with a bird motif. There is a queen sized bed, large jacuzzi tub with a handheld shower and a gas fireplace.

Rates: $200 - $250

Type of bed: Queen

 
Sweet Magnolia Blossom

Sweet Magnolia Blossom is decorated in green and tan. There is a king-size canopy bed, and a tub and shower in the bathroom. A french door leads to a sunroom with an oversized jacuzzi for two.

Rates: $200 - $250

Type of bed: King

 
Twelve Oaks

Twelve Oaks is a soothing and elegant room designed in pink and gray. There is a queen-size white wicker bed, gas fireplace, and large jacuzzi in the room, with a separate shower in the bathroom.

Rates: $200 - $250

Type of bed: Queen

 
The Victorian Room

The Victorian Room is self-descriptive, with a queen-size bed and gas fireplace. The bathroom boasts a jacuzzi tub with a shower. The colors are an elegant combination of pink and cream.

Rates: $200 - $250

Type of bed: Queen

 
The Wilkes Room

The Wilkes Room is very striking decorated in cream and black. The queen-size four-poster bed is the main attraction to this room. The bathroom has a jacuzzi tub with a shower. There is also a sleeper sofa and gas fireplace in this room.

Rates: $200 - $250

Type of bed: Queen

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Children Restrictions

12 and older

Cancellation

7 days

Check-in/Check-out

3pm / noon


Other Activities

    • Bicycling
    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Golf
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Skiing Cross Country
    • Tennis
    • Wineries

Historic Interest

The Greek Revival style mansion was built in 1854 and is themed on Gone With The Wind. The inn is a virtual museum of Gone With The Wind memorabilia and Civil War artifacts.

Other Awards:

Phoenix Award for Beautification: Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce, 2012
Award of Excellence: Wine Spectator, 2012
Bill Knecht Tourism Award: VisitMercerCountyPA, 2010
Keystone Society for Tourism: PA Office of Tourism, 2008
Pennsylvania Innkeepers of the Year: PA Tourism & Lodging Association, 2007


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The Perfect Romantic Escape

If you are looking for the perfect romantic escape, this beautiful inn is the place. I love historic homes and have always loved "Gone With The Wind" - this beautiful inn pays lux tribute to the film and all its Southern charm. We stayed in the Garden Suite, the original master bedroom of the 1854 mansion. And loved every minute of our getaway - the sophisticated decor, the cozy fireplace, the pristine bath, the friendly "welcome home" service and gourmet menu... every detail was exceptional. Tara is a perfect fit for that relaxing weekend escape. It met all my expectations and more.
Alane Jewel

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Grand, Historic Beauty and Luxury

This beautiful civil war-era mansion sits on rolling manicured grounds to walk and enjoy. Its Gone with the Wind theme includes very cool memorabilia, along with an abundant and fascinating civil war-era collection. The rooms are roomy, and comfortable, each with a Gone with the Wind name and all but a couple having in-room jacuzzis. The gourmet restaurant is delicious in all its courses, and its other restaurant has impeccable food and choices. The staff is delightful and attentive. Highly recommended, all around.
Michael Malkin

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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True Romance within your reach

This is a beautiful and romantic Inn and so much more. It is the perfect place to celebrate you anniversary, birthday or just a get-a-way weekend for two. We have visited Tara 14 times since our first visit in 1993. The Inn steeped in the theme of Gone With The Wind is breathtaking from the moment you step into the front hallway. Each room has a cozy fireplace and jacuzzi tub. The food and service are excellent. Tara sets a standard that we have come to use as a measure for other accomodations. The people at Tara will make feel like you have arrived at the romantic version of home.
Gary Morgan
West Winfield, NY

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Romantic

Even though I wasn't there for a romantic getaway; this would be the perfect place as most of the guests we met were there celebrating an anniversary. We were greeted with a welcome tray of goodies in our room and had tea with more delightful extras. We chose to eat in the less formal dining room with portions more than generous and delicious. They will keep your leftovers in the fridge until you leave; so we were able to enjoy the many choices of desserts without finishing our meal. You could even have that brought to your room if you wanted. There are both an inside and outside pool and tried both. The inn is so full of antiques from all over the world and surprises in every nook and cranny. Spend more than one day to see it all. You truly felt as you were visiting at Tara and being pampered in every way possible complete with all in period clothes. We stayed in the "I'll think about it tomorrow" room and couldn't have asked for any nicer. I liked that you could see into the rooms not occupied. I suggest that you choose the getaway package which includes everything including tipping. Many places to sit and relax both inside and out. Make sure you start your day with the best breakfast I've probably had in a B&B. It is everything you see online and more for an incredible value.
Linda Ness
Smethport, PA
8/14/2010

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Exquisite

A very beautiful experience.
Anonymous
10/21/2008

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