Terra Nova House

322 W. Poplar Street , Grove City, PA 16127 USA (Show map)


Terra Nova House Bed & Breakfast is Grove City's award winning hotel alternative. Rediscover quaint in this 1901 Victorian style B&B offering uniquely themed guest rooms with private baths and great amenities. Savor a delicious hot breakfast and enjoy this tranquil refuge with plenty of space for relaxing. Located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, the B&B is conveniently located near Grove City Olde Town, Grove City College, Grove City Premium Outlets, General Electric (GE), Wendell August Forge, Slippery Rock University (SRU), Volant Shops and many other attractions and businesses. Come experience Victorian elegance with all the comforts of home. All guests enjoy: • Private Bathrooms • Off Street Parking • Wireless Internet • Cable TV • Blu-ray Player • Movie Library • Stocked Snack/Beverage Centers w/ Keurig Machines • Full Breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays • Continental Breakfast Mondays-Fridays • Welcome Fruit/Chocolate Plate with Pastry • Shared Front Porch, Parlor, Dining Room and 2nd Floor Covered Deck




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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Everything you ever need is provided!

4.8 on April 03, 2018

My teenage daughter and I recently stayed in historic Terra Nova House and we both loved it! Our rooms were beautiful, spacious and quiet. Everything we needed and more was provided. We had a welcome cheese tray and brownie, snacks, drinks, waters, coffee, tea, etc. There were movies, games, nice music, real china to eat our continental breakfast on and more. We would stay there again if we are ever traveling that way. I highly recommend it!

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate the kind words and glad to hear you highly recommend the Terra Nova House Bed and Breakfast. We try to provide everything a guest would need...and then some. We hope you are able to come back for a Friday or Saturday night stay so you can enjoy our full breakfast. - Ryan Mercer, Owner

- Ryan Mercer, Owner (innkeeper)

Great Visit tot the Grove City Area

5 on February 24, 2018

We were first time guests at the Terra Nova House and were not disappointed. It is a beautiful Victorian home nicely decorated. We were enjoying a weekend get away visiting Grove City to check out the Koehler Brewing Company. Upon arrival, Ryan gave us a tour and showed us our room, The North Atlantic. Ryan gave us a rundown of local attractions and places to eat. He even made us reservations at a wonderful Italian restaurant called Nonni's Corner Trattoria. Our stay was wonderful, homey, and relaxing. We had a great breakfast before we departed. If we make a return trip to visit the Koehler Brewing Company, we will be staying at the Terra Nova House.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much! Koehler Brewing Company has become one of our favorites as well. You will have to come back during warmer weather when the short walk to the brewery through town is beautiful! We look forward to seeing you again :)

- Loni Thomas - Innkeeper (innkeeper)

Cozy in Grove City, Pa

5 on November 25, 2017

I was just out in Grove City to visit my daughter and her family, the Terra Nova is only 5 minutes from her. I originally was planning to stay 3 nights at the B&B, but an opportunity arose for me to stay in my daughters roommates apartment in the house, we only ended up staying one night at TN. The house was quaint. historic(which I love and wee maintained. We stayed in the Caribbean room which was the rooms theme. It was very clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated. We would stay there again definitely, The owner and manager were both very friendly, cheerful and accommodating to our needs. The Continental breakfast offered a variety of items, they serve a home cooked one on the weekends but did include in ours a fresh cooked muffin of our choice from their selection. Lovely home and people. Very Satisfied customer

More than meets the expectations

5 on October 26, 2017

The accommodations were great, and when Ryan wrote that the breakfasts were filling, he wasn't kidding. We were in Grove City because our nephew was getting married 30 minutes and all the motels were chains. We were not disappointed with Terra Nova and its hospitality.

Innkeeper Response
Honesty is the best policy! We were happy to have you stay at Terra Nova House B&B! - Ryan Mercer, Owner

- Ryan Mercer, Owner (innkeeper)

Wonderful People

5 on October 24, 2017

This was our first stay at this particular B&B and it was wonderful. The most important thing, to me, is the people. We had dealings with Ryan and Loni and appreciated them both. We were there for a two-day presbytery meeting and we were rushed and tired, so we were probably not easy to deal with, but Ryan and Loni were gracious and accommodating. The house is beautiful, very clean, and filled with wonderful things to eat, drink, and do. We took full advantage. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was spacious with good hot water. We stayed in the English Rose room and it was quiet all night. We stayed two nights and the breakfasts...!!! Wow! The best B&B breakfasts I have ever had. And they worked with us when we had to change our schedule. I have to recommend this place. It would be a shame to miss it. I hope they continue to have great success.

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate your kind words and are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your two night stay. Yes, we do try to have everything that you would expect...and then some. All this adds up to a much better value than most hotels. We look forward to having you stay again. - Ryan Mercer, Owner

- Ryan Mercer, Owner (innkeeper)

College visit

5 on October 08, 2017

Came to visit Grove City College and Terra Nova was a recommendation. We were overwhelmed with the personal attention, the comfy beds and the homey feeling. Lonnie was very welcoming after a 4 hr road trip and the continental breakfast was lovely. Ryan and Molly have thought of everything to make your stay special! Only problem? We only got to stay one night!! We hope to be back!

Innkeeper Response
We are so pleased to hear that you loved everything about the Terra Nova House while visiting Grove City College. We look forward to your next stay...and hope that it will be for multiple nights so you can enjoy the surrounding area as well. - Ryan Mercer, Owner

- Ryan Mercer (Owner)

Very Nice!

5 on September 24, 2017

We enjoyed our stay. Very good breakfast and thoughtful snacks and assistance in carrying our bags. Thank You!

Innkeeper Response
Glad to hear! Hope to see you again soon. - Ryan Mercer, Owner

- Ryan Mercer (Owner)

Our trip to Grove City for a reunion

5 on September 17, 2017

A very smooth weekend staying at Terra Nova. Ryan and his staff are very attentive to the guests. Room and the common areas are comfortable and clean with nice attention to details. Breakfasts were delicious.

Innkeeper Response
We are glad to hear that your weekend with us was smooth and that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you back! - Ryan Mercer, Owner

- Ryan Mercerr (Owner)

Fantastic stay!

5 on August 15, 2017

Such a fantastic place to stay! I'm so glad that I chose here over all the other hotels and AirB&B places I've looked at. It's my first stop on a 5-day bike trip from Pittsburgh to Lake Owasco in upstate New York, and I had such a great rest here. My room is voyage themed. It is fun. It is clean. It is comfortable. It is just great all around. The owner and the staff are all very friendly and welcoming. It felt homey, and I had my complete privacy. I took my post biking shower & nap, walked to downtown and Grove City college in the evening, had some great food, came back and had a great sleep. Then I woke up super refreshed for the next day of the trip! What an amazing stay! C:

Innkeeper Response
So happy that we could be the first stop on your 5-day bike trip. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the Terra Nova House as well as Olde Town Grove City and the Grove City College. We hope to see you again during your next bike trip! - Ryan Mercer, Owner

- Ryan Mercer (Owner)

Very nice bed and breakfast

4.6 on August 09, 2017

The Terra Nova House was very nice. My daughter and I have stayed there a couple of times. The bed and breakfast is very clean and the snacks are great!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your repeat stays and the kind words. We look forward to your next visit. - Ryan Mercer, Owner

- Ryan Mercer, Owner (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

British Empire

A spacious room with a king sized solid oak King George bed. the decor captures the flavor of the British Empire. Surrounding the room is a series of the royal portraits showing all the kings and queens of England since 1066. Maximum occupancy 2 people.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $130 - $160

North Atlantic

Our largest room on the second floor has a nautical theme. Here you are surrounded by ships and lighthouses. The room has a queen sized bed and large bathroom with tub and shower. Maximum occupancy 3 people (3rd person in cot).

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $130 - $160

English Rose

This is our most romantic room with a king bed. There are hand painted tables and brass lamps. The floral decor is tastefully subtle; the rose bramble borders are balanced by cool white walls and Heritage lace curtains. Maximum occupancy is 3 people (3rd person in cot).

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $130 - $160


The Caribbean room takes you away to the relaxation of beaches and gentle ocean breezes. The wicker furniture, hand painted ocean mural, and beach photography all add to the ambiance. Maximum occupancy 2 people.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $90 - $120


The Lodge room is filled with pine furniture and will make you feel one with nature. Maximum occupancy 2 people.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $120 - $150

Collegiate Suite

The Collegiate Suite is perfect for those families of 3 or 4 where the parents want their own room. The suite has two rooms, the Scholar's room and the Dorm room. The Scholar's room has a king bed for the parents. Add on the Dorm room with two twin beds for the kids. Both rooms have their own TV and Blu-ray. The suite has its own bathroom with the entrance located in the private suite hallway.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $140 - $170

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Location Type

College town, Small town


Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) 69 miles

Directions to property:

From I-79 take exit 113. This will put you on Route 208. Go east. Follow signs to Grove City. Drive 4 miles. At blinking yellow light, bear left onto Stewart Street. Terra Nova House is on the right before the first stop sign. Parking lot back the alley after the Terra Nova House sign.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Grove City Premium Outlet, Grove City Olde Town, Grove City College (GCC), Slippery Rock University (SRU), Westminster College, Thiel College, Disc Golf, Skydiving, Bike Trails, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, University, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Parking, Private entrance, Telephone, Videos , Blu-ray/DVD Library, Complimentary Snack/Beverage Centers, Blu-ray player w/ Netflix in all rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Movie library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Board Games, Relaxing Porches

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  • Check In:: 3-9 PM
  • Check Out:: 10:30 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Terra Nova House guests enjoy us totally smoke free.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Not ideally suited for children under 8 years of age.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Local boarding available with advanced notice.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Only for major college events.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Visit our website's Policy page for information.
  • Cancellations: Visit our website's Policy page for information.
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Ryan and Molly Mercer

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About the innkeepers

Ryan and Molly were both born and raised in Western Pennsylvania. Ryan left the corporate world to run the Terra Nova House. He enjoys technology, cooking, golfing, photography, politics and serving people. Molly works in finance at Slippery Rock University. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, movies and shopping.

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  • Time Served: Choose 7:30, 8:30, 9:30
  • Serving Location: Side Porch, Dining Room

Special meal options

Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated if known in advance.

Signature Dish

Fruit Waffles
Imagine two waffles with strawberry yogurt between, on top and around...loaded with strawberries, blueberries, bananas and kiwis. For an added touch, chocolate drizzle and whipped cream. Yummy!

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