Tara - A Country Inn

This Civil War-era inn, circa 1854, offers old-world hospitality with modern day luxury. 


This Civil War-era inn, circa 1854, offers old-world hospitality with modern day luxury. 

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The Basics


Built in the Civil War era, the 1854 Greek Revival-style mansion offers old-world hospitality and charm, with modern-day touches. 27 luxurious guestrooms with fireplaces and jetted tubs allow our guests to refresh and escape from the world around them. Located steps away from Shenango Lake, the property features indoor and outdoor heated pools, acres of beautiful gardens, and award-winning dining. Tara is an ideal setting for romantic getaways, weddings, meetings and private parties.

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Swimming Pool
  • Smoke-Free
  • Pub/Tavern/Bar
  • Fireplaces
  • Jetted Tubs Avail.

In the Know

  • Buhl Park, donated by Frank and Julia Buhl, has 350 acres of trails and recreational facilities, including a free golf course

  • Visit the Shenango River named "Pennsylvania River of the Year" in 2021
  • Rent a boat and kayak from Northstar Marina on Shenango Lake

Stay for the Story

This 1854 Civil-War era mansion offers old-world hospitality and history with modern-day touches. The attentive staff allows guests to escape from the world. Enjoy romantic getaways, weddings, or retreats just steps away from Shenango Lake.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Enjoy fine dining at Stonewall's Tavern

Try the handcrafted cocktails or a selection from the award winning wine list at the Atlanta Lounge

Enjoy fine Italian dining at Muscarellas Cafe

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Shop, dine and explore vibrant downtown Sharon
Explore Western PA's wine and micro-breweries
Play a round of golf (or several) on the Mercer County golf trail

Packages and Special Offers

VALID THROUGH: Jun 02 2024

Getaway Dinner Package

Stonewall’s Tavern:Cozy and casual in an atmosphere with stone walls and hand-sewn beam ceilings, Stonewall's serves the finest in steaks, seafood, and...See More

Tara - A Country Inn

Clark, PA


VALID THROUGH: Jun 02 2024

WaterFire Sharon PA

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Tara - A Country Inn

Clark, PA


Guest Reviews

This is one of those places you want to go to over n over!! I'd go higher on the Stars! Service is impeccable! So friendly! Dinner was amazing!! Chilling in the room for a little bit before Sunday Brunch! I here it's awesome as well!! Going for Prime Rib and Turkey

- Michael Writesel

This place was so amazing, warm, and inviting. This Inn is based on the Gone with the Wind movie. It houses 3 different places to eat and various rooms to stay in. When we got there we were greeted very warmly and took on a tour to get the layout. Was informed about Tea time, cocktail hour, and breakfast and brunch locations. Every room is inspired by either a...See More

- Rob McBain

What a fabulous reminder of Southern hospitality and charm, reminisce of the beauty of days gone by. The Inn keeps it special with each room having its own theme, the afternoon tea, the evening cocktail hour (the spiked punch is addictive!), and the morning breakfast in beautifully decorated rooms. The whole house has been named appropriately as it focuses on the many pieces the owners obtained over the years...See More

- S. Pink

Extraordinary! My wife and I celebrated our 34th anniversary here. The staff went out of their way to make our experience memorable. The rooms were beautiful, and the food was to die for! We will be returning for another memorable experience.

- Gregg Robison

Tara hosted the Shenango Valley Chorale's Madrigal Feast in its Stonewall Tavern. It was a very nice evening in total. But the whole was better than the sum of the parts. The chorale was excellent in spite of pretty terrible acoustics. They were having fun and got the crowd involved to share the good time. The meal featured beef, chicken and fish as well as two sides, soup and...See More

- Gary Connor

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 27

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Rollaway Available, Telephones, Turndown Service, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishings, Featherbeds

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For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Outside Only

Family Friendly: Welcomes children over the age of 12

Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast, Dinner

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: Open to the Public

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Complimentary Evening Hors d'oeuvres, Complimentary Snacks, Evening Cocktails, Room Service, Special Diets Accommodated

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Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: 24 Hours, Onsite

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Concierge Services, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Gardens on Property, LGBTQI+ Friendly, Meeting Space Available, Restaurant On Site, Swimming Pool, Weddings & Events Available, Wine/Spirits Available

Weddings & Celebrations

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Events Supported: Private Parties

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Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Types: Business Meetings, Retreats

Meeting Facilities: Yes

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Location Type: Rural, Waterfront