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Tara - A Country Inn

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2844 Lake Road, Clark, PA 16113
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Inspired by the greatest movie of our time, Gone With the Wind, Tara recreated is in a real sense an embodiment of the Old South. Tara offers you a lasting impression of Southern Hospitality and a chance to enjoy the luxuries of days gone by. Whether a sumptuous gourmet meal, luxurious overnight accommodations or a guided tour, Tara is the ultimate in World Class Country Inns... devoted to guests who expect the exceptional and appreciate the best.
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Patricia Y wrote a review Aug 5
Lancaster, Pennsylvania197 contributions29 helpful votes
I booked this place in January, pre COVID, they are observing mandatory COVID regulations. We wanted to spend our vacation dollars in PA this year as we live in PA. We stayed in Rhett's room which was very very nice. The only downside to that room was all the stairs, historic Inn no elevator and having to wear a mask made the stairs more difficult because more difficult to see. Everyone on the staff was quite friendly and we even met the General Manager at dinner the first night. We were staying there to celebrate our fifth anniversary and the General Manger was also eating there that evening to celebrate his anniversary as well. We enjoyed that very large amount of breakfast choices, breakfast is included and very large portions, I can't eat that much anymore and felt badly that I couldn't finish my breakfasts. I had also made reservations for the three nights we stayed for dinner. The food is great, the accommodations are great. Enjoyed the whirlpool in our room, the bed was fantastic, we both slept quite soundly. We loved the outdoor pool, they also have an indoor pool. Beautiful grounds, great front porch with deep seating, large gazebo, and lakeside, Lake Shenango, so nice breeze coming off the lake. Very quiet as well. I highly recommend and would love to return someday, but will probably book a room on the first floor next time. They have great photos on their website.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: Check their website they have good photos of all their rooms.
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m1128jm17 wrote a review Aug 2
Boynton Beach, Florida99 contributions113 helpful votes
My wife and I spent two wonderful days at Tara which is a well managed lovely Inn about 1 1/2 hour drive from Pittsburgh. We felt very safe there during the Covid pandemic as there only have been about 335 cases of Covid since March in Mercer County. This is less than what there were in Allegheny County last week. The Inn also takes many safety precautions in ensuring ones safety---masks; limiting restaurant usage to 25% capacity; and leaving a room vacant for a night, if possible, before it is occupied. They also were willing to serve our dinner outside in their garden. Kayla was particularly helpful in making our reservations. Shelly and Debbie were excellent servers and their kitchen is outstanding. There is a very nice pool at Tara which was underutilized while we were there as well as very lovely grounds surrounding the inn. It also is next to Shenango River Lake where we rented a pontoon boat for a couple hours. There is little to complain about Tara. It is a first rate and well run place. There are three suggestions, however, I would make. Tara charges an annoying 15% "service fee" on top of their basic room fee. This is just an opaque way of not being up front about the "real" price. With taxes and the service fee, one can expect to pay over 25% of the base price---not a small difference. Tara also is filled with all sorts of memorabilia, pictures and antiques mostly dealing with "Gone with the Wind" and Civil War themes. If they have half as many, it would be twice as many as they need. Some may find these items enchanting. I thought it gives the Inn a cluttered and somewhat claustrophobic appearance. There also are two small statues of black servants as you enter the grounds. Even with a "Gone with the Wind" theme, I found these statues to be offensive. It is 2020---not 1820. Overall, though, Tara is lovely with a caring staff and magnificent grounds. We will return.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: Louisiana on the second floor which has a garden view. Steps are steep and there is no elevator...
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bjsmusic wrote a review Jul 2020
Cleveland, Ohio85 contributions14 helpful votes
We have been to Tara before,this is our third time. The social distancing is good, not over crowded, and everyone is wearing a mask in the common areas. The rooms and facilities are clean and well cared for. The staff works very hard and responds quickly to most requests. We ordered ice several times during our stay and there was very little time that we had to wait. It is nice that you can select your room ,every room has a different theme but similar amenities. The WiFi works well but is not secured. there is a DVD player in all the rooms for movie watching. we brought our own. The cable was not very good, there are no exclusive movie channels like HBO ,but there are channels that have movies with commercials. There seem to be a lot of sport channels and children channels. For the most part it was very quiet, there isn’t a lot of noice The air conditioning was noisy on high but not too bad on lower fan levels . It is an older building,but well maintained. The water is well water,they do provide bottled water and a nice welcome tray. we had a nice romantic dinner in the Stonewall Tavern. Nice lighting and obi once. We have eaten there before ,the food has been good in the past ,the presentation was always good and tasted very good,always good selections of meals . If you get the package the meals are included ,you only pay extra for the drinks. Drink prices are comparable to other upper class restaurants. Breakfasts has always been good, the french toast was on the thick side and a little chewy but tasted good. The second night we went down to the Stonewall tavern but it must of been booked so were were take-up to the Ashley room, This is the room were they normally serve 7 course meals . We had the same menu as the night before, The meals we ordered looked good but every thing we were served was cold, barely warm. The waitress worked very hard and the meal was very well timed. when your up stair every thing had to be transported up stairs from down stars kitchen. I felt sorry for the waitress. The meal was very disappointing, the difference was the warmth of the food. We have never had this experience before. Maybe they are under staffed because of the covid 19 virus,I am not sure. we over heard other people voicing there opinions about the food at the front deck also,so we were not the only ones with this experienced . We had a nice week end , this inn is very expensive, we don’t get to come here very often because we’re both on limited incomes. It’s a-shame the food ruined our experience.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Audrey N wrote a review Jul 2020
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Tara is our home away from home. My husband and I love to spend time at this relaxing bed and breakfast that pampers you from the minute you arrive at their beautiful front door. The rooms are luxurious and comfy and the staff are all so friendly and accommodating. The food is delectable in Stonewall’s Tavern and morning breakfast or the Sunday buffet are to die for ! (Too many yummy foods to describe in one description! ) Some may say the Tara experience is too expensive... I say everyone deserves to indulge and spoil themselves every once in awhile. We have been visiting here once a year ( and sometimes twice) for nearly 25 years and Tara NEVER disappoints!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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ChristineM1021 wrote a review Jul 2020
Sharon, Pennsylvania3 contributions1 helpful vote
Tara is an exceptional bed and breakfast. As we visited during Covid, we were extremely impressed by the care & attention to detail to keep everyone separated and safe. Our meals were excellent— the breakfast choices were way beyond what we expected! Our room was beautifully decorated as was the entire inn. We enjoyed everything tremendously!!!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tara - A Country Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Tara - A Country Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Avenue of 444 Flags (3.7 miles), Kraynak's Greenhouse and Flower Botique (3.9 miles), and Buhl Farm Park (3.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tara - A Country Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Tara - A Country Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Tara - A Country Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tara - A Country Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hickory Bar and Grille, Muscarella's Cafe Italia, and Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tara - A Country Inn?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Is Tara - A Country Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.04 miles away from the center of Clark.
Does Tara - A Country Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Is Tara - A Country Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.