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, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Restaurant On Site, Pub/Tavern Site, Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Wine/Spirits Available, 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 Accomodated: Vegetarian , Vegan , Gluten Free , Yes
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
Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary
Front Desk/Security: OnSite, 24 Hours
Corporate Rates: Yes
Inn Amenities: Pool, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Restaurant On Site, Pub/Tavern Site, Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Wine/Spirits Available, Concierge Services
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: 100-199
Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremony, Receptions, Rehersal Dinner, Bridal Luncheon, Elopment
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