Tara – A Country Inn

Select Registry Member Since 1986

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Tara – A Country Inn

Select Registry Member Since 1986

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.

Things We Love

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We have on-site award-winning dining and (and an amazing wine list)

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We have acres of gardens, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and proximity to Shenango Lake for fun outdoor activity

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The Civil War artifacts throughout the mansion create a virtual museum of days gone by

At A Glance

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Electric Vehicle Charger
  • Pet-Friendly Rooms Available
  • Swimming Pool
  • Smoke-Free Property
  • Pub, Tavern or Bar Onsite
  • Fireplaces in All Guestrooms
  • Jetted Tubs - Some Rooms

Best For

  • Culinary Experiences/Regional Cuisine
  • Romantic Retreat/Honeymoon Destination
  • Wedding/Special Occasion/Celebration

In The Know

Here are a few things you can't miss when you visit...

  • Buhl Park, donated by Frank and Julia Buhl, has 350 acres of trails and recreational facilities, including the world's only 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


Plan your next getaway to an elegant country inn that’s inspired by one of the most iconic films of all time, Gone With the Wind. Tara – A Country Inn showcases the best of grandeur. Our incredible staff, beautiful guest rooms, fantastic amenities, and two world-class restaurants on site harkens back to the time of classic Southern splendor. Our lakeside mansion is the perfect venue for any vacation, from small romantic getaways to special events or corporate meetings.

Our 1854 Greek Revival-style mansion is nestled in Mercer County, near Sharon, Pennsylvania. It’s the perfect spot for any guests visiting our ever-growing region. Whether you’re interested in shopping in the charming downtown district of Sharon, boating on Shenango Lake, or taking advantage of the world-class golf courses, Tara is the place to stay.

Offerings and Amenities

Don’t be surprised if you spend your days relaxing by our indoor heated pool or touring the mansion to see the priceless Gone With the Wind memorabilia. After all, Tara – A Country Inn is far more than a bed and breakfast. It’s a haven for the most discerning travelers.

When you stay at Tara, you’ll be able to enjoy the onsite spa of our sister property, Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa. They offer over 100 services at their luxurious facility. What could be more relaxing than sipping champagne while being pampered? A visit to the spa at Buhl Mansion is an excellent way to indulge during your stay.


Inn Amenities: Pool, Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Restaurant On Site, Wine/Spirits Available, Pub/Tavern Site, Concierge Services

Food & Wine

A visit to Tara – A Country Inn isn’t complete without indulging in a meal at one of our onsite restaurants. Ashley’s Gourmet Dining Room is our award-winning fine dining establishment. It offers a prix-fixe, seven-course seasonal menu that takes advantage of fresh, local ingredients whenever possible. From the tuxedo-clad waiters to the decadent dishes, Ashley’s Gourmet Dining Room is the epitome of upscale.

Guests can enjoy a more casual experience in Stonewall Tavern. Located in the mansion’s former summer kitchen, Stonewall serves hearty Southern dishes with a modern twist. It also features a fantastic drink selection styled after Gone With the Wind. With these excellent options for dinner, you’ll never go hungry again.

During your stay, discover why Tara has the most popular Sunday brunch in the region. This bounteous, family-oriented meal is the best way to start your day. From the savory to the sweet, our brunch menu has a variety of hearty, delicious dishes. Brunch is served in the Old South Armony, which features a large collection of Civil War weapons and other artifacts. This is a one-of-a-kind experience that is not to be missed.

Meals Offered: Breakfast, Dinner

Restaurant on Premises: Open to the public

Special Diets Accommodated: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Yes

Breakfast: Complimentary

Breakfast Service: Continental, Full

Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables, Flexible Times

Pub/Tavern on Premises: Open to the public

Alcohol Permits: Beer, Wine, Spirits

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

Rooms & Suites

Tara – A Country Inn has 27 luxurious guest rooms in total, each thoughtfully decorated and featuring a gas fireplace and a Whirlpool or sunken tub. Stepping into any of the rooms is like being transported back to the height of Antebellum grace. With comfortable and elegant furnishings, lovely views of the manicured grounds, and excellent room amenities, you’ll never want to leave.

Accommodations: Efficiency, Suites

# of Rooms: 27

Beds: Queen, King

Room Entertainment: Cable TV, DVD Blu-Ray Players, Video Library

Safes: Front Desk

Handicap Accessible: Limited

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishing, Bathrobes, Feather-beds , Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Ironing Boards, Rollaway Available, Telephones, Turndown Service, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi

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

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary

Front Desk/Security: OnSite, 24 Hours

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Pool, Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Restaurant On Site, Wine/Spirits Available, Pub/Tavern Site, Concierge Services

Location Type

Location Type: Rural, Waterfront


Check in is at 3:00 p.m. and checkout is at noon. Rates are subject to change.
A $150 deposit is billed to your credit card upon booking. No reservation will be accepted without a deposit at time of reservation. Refunds will be granted for cancellations if notice is received prior to seven days before arrival date. Deposit is retained if cancelled between 7 days and 24 hours prior to arrival date. The full standard rate will be charged to credit card on file in the event of a no-show, cancellation and/or reschedule within 24 hours (3 p.m. EST the day before check-in).

Pet-Friendly: Yes

Smoking Policy: Outside Only

Family Friendly: Over 12

Weddings & Events

Our classic Southern mansion is an excellent venue for any special occasion. Events like weddings, anniversary celebrations, or rehearsal dinners are enhanced by our beautiful surroundings, our outstanding service, and our expertly prepared banquets.

Wedding/Events Capacity: 150-199

Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremony, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Luncheon, Elopement

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Reception Seating: 150

Banquet Seating: 150

Max Capacity Outdoor: 150

Business Travel & Events

Tara is also a smart choice for executive retreats. Have your next meeting or event hosted in our luxurious mansion and catered by our excellent chefs. Our dedicated staff will make sure that your needs are tended to so you can focus.

# of Meeting Rooms: 5

Meeting Types: Business Meeting, Retreats, Social

Meeting Amenities: Onsite Catering

Meeting Facilities: Indoor

Business Travel & Event Max Capacity: 150

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