Terra Nova House

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

About

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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Reviews

Overall
4.7

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

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)


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)


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)


My hometown

4.8 on July 11, 2017

We really enjoyed our stay. My wife loved the rooms and the decorating. The rooms were very clean and the beds were comfortable. The 2 young ladies we dealt with were great. They were organized, friendly, and were very responsive. We thought the food was very good. Free coffee, soda, water, tea. They also left cheese, fruit, and brownies every night. If you want personal service and feeling of home, this is a good choice.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much! Jenica and myself, along with Ryan are so pleased you had such wonderful stay with us. We try to make you feel like you are staying in our home, which we all think of it as just that! We definitely will not let you leave our b&b hungry! We look forward to seeing you again during your next trip to Grove City! Thanks again.

- Loni Thomas - Innkeeper (innkeeper)


My "goto" B&B in the Slippery Rock area

3.8 on May 05, 2017

My wife and I like to annually, or twice annually, visit our son goes to Slippery Rock. Terra Nova House was our first choice. Ryan and Lori really keep the place very nice. They are also very welcoming. The house is beautiful. Ryan has always been very helpful in terms of both service as well as sharing things to do in the area. We love the outdoors so we spend most of our time on the go outside. However, it is a wonderful experience to come back to a place that is tranquil and relaxing. It is our "goto" place to stay when we come up for a visit So much so, that TNH's availability factors into part of the decision of which weekend to come up.

Innkeeper Response
We greatly thank you for your repeat stays with us! We love to see our returning families for both Slippery Rock University and Grove City College. Depending on the time of year college schedule wise we can fill up rather quickly, so thank you for basing your travel plans around our availability! We look forward to seeing you again soon :)

- Loni Thomas (innkeeper)


Tranquility

5 on May 05, 2017

While visiting my daughter at Grove City College, I spent one splendid night a mere five minutes away at Terra Nova House. I appreciated the quiet atmosphere, the beautifully decorated rooms, and the delicious food. I am not known for taking photos of my meals, but my breakfast and the dishes it was served in were so beautiful that I had to take a picture! Thank you for a lovely stay.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your very kind words! It is definitely nice being only five minutes away from Grove City College, perfect for visiting parents! We are pleased you enjoyed our rooms and breakfast, we try our best to make both look outstanding! We look forward to seeing you again during your next trip to the campus. Thanks again!

- Loni Thomas - Innkeeper (innkeeper)


Birthday get-away

5 on April 08, 2017

I was only able to stay one night at Terra Nova House B&B, but it was wonderful! It was a present to myself for my birthday and it was a very good one! It was a very pleasant experience from the time I booked the room until the moment I left. The rooms are clean and very well appointed. You are welcomed with a small cheese plate and a huge brownie upon arrival! You are able to use the parlor for reading or just relaxing, all of the plates and utensils in the dining room, plus there is coffee/tea/hot water and snacks available for all of the guests. They provide a microwave, refrigerator, Keurig and snack area on each floor for the guests to use, which is more than I expected from a bed and breakfast. The little details - like a small air freshener/fan in each room that also helps block out any noise from other guests walking or talking in the hallways - makes you realize how attentive the owners/hosts are. (It's a very old house, so little things like that make a huge difference). I already plan on booking another stay later this year when it's warmer - that way I can enjoy time on the beautiful front porch and walk around the quaint downtown area. Oh, and did I mention that breakfast was awesome!!

Innkeeper Response
So glad to hear you had a great stay for your birthday get away! We are definitely detail oriented here at the Terra Nova House, so we are delighted you had everything you needed for a wonderful stay. Reading a book on our front porch is a favorite activity (even for us!), so we look forward to seeing you back again soon to relax in the warm weather! Thank you for your kind words.

- Loni Thomas - Innkeeper (innkeeper)


Unique Inn with Personalized Service

5 on April 03, 2017

I stayed a night at Terra Nova because I wanted to avoid the generic, lookalike hotel. I was not disappointed. Each room is decorated in a unique style, the innkeepers are friendly, the amenities are enticing (a welcome snack plate, a brownie in the evening, complimentary beverages and snacks), and the breakfast is substantial. The inn is located near the downtown area and within easy driving distance of Grove City College.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much for your review. We are definitely more than just a generic hotel, and we are glad you got to experience that with us. We look forward to seeing you again during your next stop to the Grove City area!

- Loni Thomas (innkeeper)


Overnight get-away

5 on April 02, 2017

Spent one night in the Lodge Room (was actually my birthday present to myself!). Was greeted by Ryan and received a warm welcome. He showed me all that the inn had to offer, then showed me my room. Because I had booked direct and there were available rooms the night I was staying, he said I could have my choice of rooms. I chose to stay with my original choice, which was perfect! As a guest I received a small plate of cheese, crackers, grapes and chocolates, along with a HUGE brownie! The room was very comfortable and clean. You are able to choose your breakfast ahead of time, and it was awesome! (Pumpkin waffles that practically melted in your mouth!) I would definitely recommend Terra Nova, and I am looking forward to staying there again soon!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your great review! Booking directly definitely has its perks at the Terra Nova House, the free upgrades are just one of them! The lodge room is a wonderful room though, we do not blame you for staying with your original choice. Soon our pumpkin waffles are changing to our spring fruit and yogurt waffles, make sure to stop back and try those ones as well as they are amazing! Thank you again, we look forward to having you back with us soon.

- Loni Thomas - Innkeeper (innkeeper)


Birthday Getaway

5 on February 26, 2017

Enjoyed our stay at Terra Nova House. Very clean and the service was great. Loni was a terrific host. Great breakfast that we were able to pre-order online. The extras available were a nice touch. Close to the Outlets and less than an hour drive from home. Definitely a place to stay if visiting the area.

Innkeeper Response
We are so happy to hear you had a great birthday getaway! Thank you for your kind review, we greatly appreciate it. Since you are close in distance come back and stay with us soon! Our breakfast menus change from day to day :)

- Loni Thomas (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

Caribbean

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

Lodge

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

Location Type

College town, Small town

Airport

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

Other

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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Policies

  • 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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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Ryan and Molly Mercer

Languages spoken

English

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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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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • 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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Special Package

Ongoing Discount

Book direct for discounts (10% off for No Breakfast, 5% off for Single Occupancy, 5% off for stays of 5+ nights).

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