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 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.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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.


A must see treasure

5 on December 31, 2016

We were only here for one night but our stay was sweet. The staff was very friendly and Sister Mary gave us a tour including a little history about the property. We will stay here each time we visit the area.


Extreme Disappointment

2.6 on November 15, 2016

Was really looking forward to this stay with my husband to celebrate our anniversary. All the reviews said how great this b&b was, and its unique setting as part of a monastery attracted us. We have stayed at many b&b's around the country, and unfortunately, our stay here was not up to par for the price. I'm not sure if it was an anomaly--none of the other reviews are less than stellar-- but our room was cold, the fireplace didn't work despite trying new batteries in the remote, and there was nothing provided to prevent the waffle batter from sticking to the iron. Worst of all was that we were awakened at 7 AM! by hammering on the roof (apparently they were doing construction) that continued until we left. We had received no warning that this was going on, and none of the personnel that we met in the morning made any sort of apology or explanation. We left tired and hungry instead of refreshed. Mother Mary was extremely kind and welcoming when we got in at night, but other than that I must say we were both very disappointed. We had hoped for the last night of our short vacation to be a restful one, especially given the peaceful grounds and country setting. Sad to say we will not be returning.

Innkeeper Response
We are so sorry that you had such a bad experience during your stay with us. Unfortunately it slipped our minds to let you know that we were having our roof replaced at the time of your stay. We have finished all of the roof work and re-wallpapering and painting two of the bedrooms and the dining room. If you are ever in our area again we would love to make it up to you by having you stay as our guests.

- Sr. Maria Johanna (innkeeper)


One of the best places we have stayed at. Great people.

5 on October 14, 2016

Loved it will go back.


It is how Jesus : would do!!

5 on October 03, 2016

Hello; our names are Alma and Thaddeus .We were so privileged to have stayed at this lovely place. It was stumbled upon by near accident some might say. But we believe in God's hands moving us towards them. When Sister Renata answered the door with her welcoming smile and her heart felt "Welcome Home"!! My son Thaddeus was overwhelmed with Joy and Happiness. His face glowed from her warmth. She alone made our experience extremely wonderful. As we wondered about the grounds looking at all there was to see. We felt Blessed to be able to stay at such a Holy and Pleasing Inn. The Last Supper was ultimately our favorite. We called it our "Lunch Jesus "! We sat and shared a small but important meal at the table there. And His Presence was Awesomely present. Meeting Mother; was such an honour and privilege...Our hearts are forever thankful and grateful for the time we had with all of you. Thank you so very much for your Love,Grace,and Kindness..For ever you all will remain close to Our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely Alma Goodman - Thaddeus Goodman - and Kenny Jr. XOXO 's.


A Fabulous get-away

4.8 on October 03, 2016

Beautiful setting, serene, and Mother is a delight in all ways.


A Little Piece of Heaven

5 on August 10, 2016

This peaceful setting, with angelic hostesses, immaculate rooms, and divine breakfasts will leave you totally satisfied. We will definitely stay here again when in the area.


Very comfortable and a good value.

4.8 on May 09, 2016

I find this inn both comforting and comfortable, and have returned many times over the last few years. They are very generous with food- you never leave hungry in the morning. The beds are so comfortable and the silence so complete that I sleep better here than at home. If you need to unwind in the evening, the living room is a great place to lounge with an ipad or book. I highly recommend this bed and breakfast.


Quiet visit before Christmas

5 on December 17, 2015

The Robertshaw Country House was spotlessly clean and beautifically decorated. Christmas decorations were everywhere in the common areas and inside the large and well appointed rooms. Sister Renata was a most gracious hostess and went out of her way to make us feel welcome. Although the property was about 80 years old, it had all of the modern conveniences today's travelers have come to expect. The property and its country setting are beautiful and very quiet. We greatly enjoyed our visit.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you!!! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at The Robertshaw!!! Please come visit us in 2016!!!

- Sr Renata, Innkeeper (innkeeper)


So worth the stay

5 on November 22, 2015

The Robertshaw truly exceeds expectations in all categories. Definitely worth the stay.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much! Please 'come back Home to The Robertshaw' soon! We hope to see you in 2016!!!

- Sr Renata, Innkeeper (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
  • 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

Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Downtown, Secluded, Wine country

Airport

Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) 51 miles

Directions to property:

Please call so that we can help your GPS if there is a sudden detour!

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

Other

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

Name(s)

Benedictine Nuns

Languages spoken

English, German

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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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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


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