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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.
4.8 on April 18, 2015
A unique, amazing place to stay. Sr. Renata greeted us warmly, explained how the B & B worked (basically, guests have the run of the whole guest house) and showed us to our room - The Garden Room. Double queen beds and loads of detailed touches to make our stay comfortable. There are 100 acres of grounds that belong to the monastery so it's great for a jog or a walk. And SO peaceful. Breakfast was help yourself with lots of choice. There are two sitting rooms and a beautifully decorated dining room, as well as (downstairs) a gift shop and TV lounge. Highly recommended.
5 on April 06, 2015
We truly enjoyed our stay at the Robertshaw Country House last week. We could not believe what a hidden gem this place is! We happened to stumble upon this bed and breakfast as we were looking to break up our drive home from Washington DC to Chicago; and boy, did we hit the jackpot! We cannot say enough about our stay here. Sister Renata and the other adorable sisters you see whisking in and out of the house are absolutely endearing, welcoming and more accommodating than any other Innkeepers we have stayed with in the past. We typically stay at Diamond Collection properties around the country and found this one to be the most comfortable and peaceful we've found. We have already told many of our friends and family about the Robertshaw Country House and cannot wait to come back and make our stay longer this time!
4.4 on April 04, 2015
We've stayed at the Robertshaw several times since I discovered it a year ago. Each time we are greeted with a hearty, "Welcome Home", and we are always made to feel special. Each room has a cozy gas fireplace, single cup keurig coffee maker, micro fridge and microwave, and large closet complete with fluffy robes. The Sunset Room has a very large bathroom ensuite, with a powerful shower head. Just about every amenity that you can imagine is available: shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, soap, even a toothbrush and toothpaste should you forget yours! And, a hair dryer as well. Towels are fluffy, and there is a super comfy bath mat that will definitely bring a smile to your face when you step out of the shower! The rooms are immaculate. Breakfast is European Continental with a lovely fruit salad set out in the gorgeous dining room. The kitchen boasts a new waffle maker which we took advantage of and made the best waffles that I have ever tasted….even better than those ordered in a restaurant. There were several flavors of syrup available for the waffles. There is a Keurig coffemaker off of the dining room, and the dinette area has quite an array of yogurt, sliced meats and cheeses, hard boiled eggs, oatmeal, various bread for toast, bagels, and numerous condiments. The main house holds a substantial library and very large living room, with plenty of space to spread out. Both rooms have gas fireplaces. The grounds are peaceful and there are trails through the woods to enjoy. You really do need to pop your head into the St. Walburga chapel. The windows came from an old church in Pittsburgh and are spectacular to view. The innkeeper is always happy to make reservations for us at nearby restaurants and we have not been disappointed. I just want to note, that onsite dining includes Continental Breakfast. There is no restaurant or other dining affiliated with the B&B. That was the purpose of my 3 star rating for onsite dining
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?
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!!!
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.
Thank you so much!!! Your review is too kind! We can't wait to see you again, so be sure to come home SOON!!!!
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.
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!!!
5 on December 04, 2014
Robertshaw House is an unexpected gem. The train room was a delight.
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!!!!
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.....
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!!!!
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!
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!!!
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!
We are so glad that your expectations ere more than met! We cannot wait to "Welcome you back Home" to The Robertshaw soon!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Airport, City, Countryside, Downtown, Wine country
Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) 51 miles
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
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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
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
Bird watching, Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing
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