Robertshaw Country House Bed & Breakfast

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

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


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 Monastery, 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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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Wonderful Time!!!

5 on February 21, 2018

We arrived on Sunday night and checked out on Friday morning. The Robertshaw was such a wonderful getaway location to come back to each evening after exploring the surrounding areas during the day. One of the best B&B's we have ever experienced. We hope to return again soon.

A Benedictine treasure!

5 on February 14, 2018

We felt truly pampered and loved by the caring atmosphere. Everyone shared their stories which were so interesting. We look forward to another visit soon.

Lovely Getaway!

5 on January 15, 2018

So happy I found the Robertshaw Country House Bed & Breakfast! It provides a beautiful and calming retreat when I come into town to visit family. The cost is very reasonable, especially knowing that it serves a good cause. They now provide an electric skillet, so I was able to fry up eggs in the morning, which made me very happy!! This is, and will continue to be my "go to" place to stay when coming to Greensburg.

Lovely surprise!

4.8 on December 24, 2017

My dad and I stayed here recently after attending a concert at The Palace Theater. What a wonderful place this is. Rooms are very tastefully decorated. Electric fireplaces. Keurigs. Refrigerators. Very comfortable beds and high end linens. Lovely setting, even on a cloudy winter’s day. Gracious, welcoming hosts and volunteers. Although you fix your own breakfast, there were plenty of options from which to choose. Warm, comfortable living room. And the dining room is amazing. This is a great place to stay for exploring the surrounding area or for merely resting and relaxing. Can’t wait to return. Thank you, Sisters!

A Beautiful Getaway

4.6 on December 22, 2017

I visited the Robertshaw Bed and Breakfast with my family. It was a beautiful experience. The rooms were amazing and decorated exquisitely for Christmas. The sisters were warm and welcoming. Everyone treated us as friends and attended to our every need. The mother was especially welcoming and spent time to tell us her story and the history of the house. I would highly recommend this B&B.

As comfortable as home

5 on November 17, 2017

What a peaceful, comfortable estate nestled in the hills of Pennsylvania. Every attention to detail is taken care of. Near enough to Pittsburgh and a beautiful 1 hour drive to Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater (our destination). I hope to return again!

Lovely and Welcoming!

4.6 on August 25, 2017

Did not know what to expect staying at a B&B in a Monastery, but my husband and I were thrilled and delighted, and will absolutely stay here again. The house and decor are beautiful, and meeting Mother Mary Ann when we arrived for check-in and a tour was so welcoming and delightful. The surrounding grounds and walking paths were also wonderful. Such a lovely retreat! The food is fine. There are hard boiled eggs, bacon (if you want to microwave), some lunch meat and fresh fruit (also lots of pastries if you like). You also have access to the microwave and coffee/tea any time. Would love if I could have had access to the stove, but understand the mess this could make! I grew up in Greensburg, but moved away before this B&B started, and am now looking forward to my visits back home!

Lovely Country House

4.2 on August 24, 2017

Robertshaw is a very unique property on the grounds of a monastery. The house is elaborately and beautifully furnished and the hostess is very welcoming and sincere.

Unique Lodging Experience

4.2 on May 28, 2017

Very nice property and a unique experience. Not traditional innkeepers but the sisters are meticulous about providing everything you need. Rooms are well kept and comfortable. You have access to the entire house which is beautiful.

Peace and Tranquility

3.8 on March 20, 2017

We stayed in the Emma Room. It has 2 twin beds and the bathroom is down the hall. But this hall has a door to close to the main part of the house, so it is like having a private wing. There is a door to the monastery in the same hall, but no one uses that entrance. The room is quite spacious, includes a desk with chair as well as a large chair and a rocking chair. There is a gas fireplace in the corner, small refrigerator and microwave, and a one cup Keurig in the room. There are no televisions in the rooms (a feature that I love), but there is a large screen tv in a room on the bottom floor of the house, complete with a large gas fireplace. It is attached to a kitchenette that is brimming with snacks, including microwave popcorn. Rooms come with fluffy robes and slippers to use. The bathroom is large with plenty of towels. Water is hot and powerful. There is a hairdryer as well as an urn and ironing board should you need it. Breakfast is laid out in a nook off the large dining area, and one helps themselves to a variety of cold meats and cheese, artisan breads, fruit, and pastries. There is an option to make your own waffles, and the mix is ready to go, so you only need pour it into the waffle maker. They also have added microwaved bacon if you are so inclined. The dining room is always set in banquet style, and there is a large picture window overlooking the grounds. One is always made to feel welcome at the Robertshaw and encouraged to feel at home there. I highly recommend the Robertshaw if you are looking for a quiet getaway.

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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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $160 - $160

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Downtown, Secluded, Wine country


Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) 51 miles

Directions to property:

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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

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Inn Details

Establishment type


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, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • 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 Show" guests are responsible for the entire cost of the stay. Please speak with the Innkeeper for any unexpected issues.
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Benedictine Nuns

Languages spoken

English, German

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

It is a real pleasure to meet all the awesome folks who come 'Home' to the Robertshaw, seeing someone smile as they find a perfect book to sit on the patio with or curl up in front of the fireplace with a cup of tea in the winter....getting to not just make new friends, but to enlarge "our family".... being an Innkeeper is a very rewarding experience!

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European style

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian please call

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