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Robertshaw Country House Bed & Breakfast

1001 Harvey Avenue , Greensburg, PA 15601 USA (Show map)

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Built in 1931, The Robertshaw Country House is a grand example of a Colonial Revival house constructed with fine craftsmanship and excellent materials. Amidst the natural beauty of the grounds at St. Emma’s, the Robertshaw Country House offers a charming and lovingly decorated home-like setting for a home-away-from-home experience. Our guests will enjoy a European style breakfast with an extensive selection of wonderful foods. Guests are invited to enjoy our beautiful gardens and outdoor terrace, and to walk the outdoor paths. Those so desiring may join our monastic community for The Liturgy of the Hours and/or daily Mass, or simply enjoy some quiet prayer time in one of our chapels.

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Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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A Delightful Getaway

4.2 on February 02, 2015

I've stayed at this gem three times in the past year. The house is in a tranquil setting in the country. It is very convenient to many historical spots, Hannastown and Bushy Run Battlefield being two that we very much enjoyed. The rooms are spacious, as well as spotless and decorated beautifully. Beds are queen sized and very comfortable. Each bedroom has a cozy fireplace as well as single serve Keurig with k-cups of different varieties. Rooms come with plenty of towels, guest shampoo/conditioner/bodywash/soap. The bathrooms are unique, representing a 50's era with unusual colors, which I find to be quite entertaining. Hot water was plentiful and the shower was great! I've stayed in 3 different rooms, and was quite satisfied with each. My last trip was early January, when the Christmas decorations were still on display. The interior was magnificent. Breakfast is European Continental where you can help yourself to many items, including meats, cheese, hard boiled eggs. Or you can make yourself a waffle or oatmeal, or enjoy some yogurt. You will not go away hungry. There are no televisions in the rooms (which I prefer), but there is a large screen television downstairs in a special room with sofas, chairs, and a fireplace. Next to that room is a kitchenette with snacks and a Keurig so that you can help yourself while enjoying the tv. If you get outside, there are a few walking trails, and a lovely chapel devoted to St. Walburga, with Old German Stained Glass Windows representing her life. Breathtakingly beautiful! I can't say enough about how great this place was. Is it any wonder that I continue to visit?

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking time to write your wonderful review! Wow! We are so delighted that we have exceeded your expectations at The Robertshaw! We really appreciate you sharing the details of your stay and look forward to welcoming you back "Home" soon!!!


So in love with this place

5 on January 17, 2015

I had such a lovely time, the location was so beautiful and it truly felt like coming home. Sister Renata went above and beyond in her service. I'll definitely be visiting again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much!!! Your review is too kind! We can't wait to see you again, so be sure to come home SOON!!!!


Lovely Area

3.8 on December 31, 2014

We did enjoy the setting of this facility. The only downside was everything being open to the public for holiday tours. The volunteers who assist within the grounds are always stopping you to talk. I will return but will check the schedule to make sure it is a quiet time or during a silent retreat time.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Robertshaw! We really appreciate your input! Especially since this was our first year to host AAA Bus Tours! We have tweaked our reservation calender so that when you come back Home, you will enjoy the tranquility, serenity and peace that we are known for. We can't wait to 'welcome you back Home'...Soon!!!


Amazing place to rest and relax. Decorated beautifully for the Christmas season !

5 on December 04, 2014

Robertshaw House is an unexpected gem. The train room was a delight.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review for us at The Robertshaw!!! We are so happy that you enjoyed the new edition to the Christmas Display this year, The Bethlehem Express!!!! We hope that you can "Come Home" to The Robertshaw this year around the same time (if not sooner!!!)...the 'train room' is going to be EPIC!!!!


A gem in Western Pennsylvania

5 on November 17, 2014

If you are ever traveling and find yourself near the Pittsburgh area, do yourself a favor and stay at the Robertshaw Country Bed and Breakfast. The Sisters welcome you to their gracious home like an old friend. Sister Renata, the Innkeeper, has thought of every detail to make you comfortable! The house is beautiful and you truly feel as if it your own. The property is peaceful and we greatly enjoyed speaking with several of the Sisters as we stayed! There are trails to walk and the views are amazing. This past weekend's stay was perfect! We plan to return.....

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind review. We try very hard to always exceed expectations at The Robertshaw! We are delighted that you enjoy it so much!!!!


What a treasure!

4.6 on October 25, 2014

Sister Renata and her crew of helpers think if everything! The property is lovely and the rooms very comfortable! ( super great sheets!) the room was filled with classic literature and beatiful prints( along with current magazines). The bathroom fixtures are ORIGINAL and in beautiful condition. Breakfast had something for everyone( if you are fortunate to have the cinnamon rolls to not pass up!) every detail thought of- a wonderful respite if your teavels take you to the Penn countryside!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much!!! We try very hard to anticipate the details...we are so glad that your expectations were more than met. And as always, we hope to "Welcome you HOME to The Robertshaw" soon!!!


Once was not enough!

5 on August 24, 2014

Our first visit was so enjoyable, that we recently returned to Robertshaw. What a warm, friendly, peaceful place. Perfect for my husband and I spend time together to grow closer to God and to each other. We spent time in the chapel praying together, and time on the patio discussing our marriage and how to make it even better! The grounds in the back are great for walking and getting a workout, as they are on a hill. We will be back!

Innkeeper Response
We are so glad that your expectations ere more than met! We cannot wait to "Welcome you back Home" to The Robertshaw soon!!!


Outstanding Rooms and Hospitality

4.8 on June 30, 2014

I had the choice of staying at a local hotel in Greensburg/Latrobe but opted for the Robertshaw B&B. I made the right choice. This is my first day back in the office and the first thing I'm doing is recommending this place. The rooms were spacious and nice. The beds were comfy. The best part was that it really was like I was "home." (except this home was much nicer than mine)

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind words! It is always means so much to know that our 'B&B Family' really feels at home!!! Now you have to 'come BACK home' Soon!!!!!! Have an awesome day!


A very happy anniversary weekend!

4.8 on May 19, 2014

Thank you for a memorable stay at your beautiful B & B. We had a lovely stay and appreciated your surprise that made it so special!

Innkeeper Response
We were so delighted to have you folks "come Home" for your Anniversary!!! And we are very glad that we exceeded your expectations! Come 'back Home' soon!!!!


Our fun pre-weekend

4.6 on March 16, 2014

My sister and I had a wonderful stay! The home was beautiful and our hosts, were warm and friendly.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much, we can't wait to have you come and stay with us again!!!! Your Innkeeper


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Rooms & Rates

Garden Room

The Garden Room offers the above lovely view of our flower garden. The two double beds gives flexibility for those traveling together who also desire to share accommodations. Intimate sitting area also part of the room. The spacious bath has 1931 fixtures with separate tub and shower featuring 7 shower heads – the original version of a “rain shower” shower! The room also has cedar closet, ceiling fan, air conditioning and wifi access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Sunset Room

The Sunset Room has three windows for a bright, airy feeling. The gas fireplace makes it cozy on cool fall and winter evenings. The generous queen-sized bed, with pillow-top mattress and Sleep Number pillows, assures sweet dreams. The roomy bath features 1931 fixtures, and combination tub/shower. The room also has cedar closet, ceiling fan, air conditioning and wifi access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Emma Room

The Emma Room, a corner room, has three windows for a bright, airy atmosphere. The two twin beds feature pillow-top mattress, Sleep Number pillows and beautiful quilts. The electric fireplace adds to the coziness of the room. Air conditioning, cedar lined closet, wi-fi access and hall bath complete the accommodations.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Robertshaw Suite

The elegant Robertshaw Suite is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day. The large sitting room features comfortable furniture and is enhanced by a gas fireplace. Need additional sleeping space? The comfy sofa, pulls out into a bed. The bedroom has a roomy pillow-top queen-size bed with Sleep Number pillows and small sitting area. The spacious private bath features 1931 fixtures, and a combination tub/shower. The suite also has cedar closet, ceiling fans, air conditioning and wifi access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Location

Location Type

Airport, City, Countryside, Downtown, Wine country

Airport

Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) 51 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Emmas Boutique, Benedictine Nuns Gift&Book Shop, Pittsburgh PA area attractions, Only an hour from Seven Springs Ski Resort, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Washer/dryer , Gardens, Terrace, Walking Paths, Chapels, 112+ Acers

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 10:30 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: For one night stays, we require 100% of the room cost. For multiple night stays, a 50% deposit is required. For those staying longer than seven days, a 25% deposit is required.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations need to be made by phone 7 days prior to reservation date; a $25 cancellation fee applies. Deposits are non-refundable for cancellations made less than 7 days. “No shows” pay full price of room(s) reserved.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Sister Renata Augustine

Languages spoken

English, German

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Meals

Breakfast

European style

  • Time Served: 6 a.m. untill 10 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , please call


Details

1001 Harvey Avenue , Greensburg, PA 15601 USA (Show map)

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