Plant's Herb Farm Bed & Breakfast

104 South Foster Rd. , Mercer, PA 16137 USA (Show map)


Plant's Herb Farm Bed & Breakfast is a rustic log cabin with all the modern conveniences. All of the guest rooms are air conditioned and have private baths. As you step inside the cabin, which is nestled atop a hill overlooking a rustic panoramic view, and take in the best that nature has to offer. The rustic log cabin is surrounded by 80 acres with paths to stroll, mountain bike or cross country ski. This is a retreat from your daily life style. We located in the peaceful countryside, but only minutes away from shopping, golfing, dining, and wineries. You can enjoy the quiet relaxing atmopshere.You may want a romantic weekend getaway that can be yours. You can rent the entire cabin for the weekend. Come relax, rejuvenate, and renew your spirit. We can arrange private teas and lunches by reservations only.Experience nature at its best, along the paths is native plants and trees, themed gardens to view. You may even get a glimpse of native wildlife as you leisurely walk the countryside in Mercer County.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Charming getaway--exceeded expectations

5 on February 25, 2018

We came here for my birthday and honestly wish we could have stayed longer. The cabin was all ours, and after a wonderful chat with the innkeepers, we went out for dinner and then came back to relax for the night. It was fun to look at all of the items for sale in the main room and to browse the photo album of newspaper clippings about the herb farm. In the morning we woke to a delicious hot breakfast. We were very impressed with the whole experience and will return here--hopefully soon!

Wonderful Weekend

4.0 on February 27, 2017

Girlfriend and I stayed here for a peaceful getaway weekend. The cabin was cozy and comfortable and the hospitality was great. We really enjoyed all of the handmade teas, soaps, and other items they had for sale. It was peaceful to feel so down to earth. Breakfast was excellent. The only recommendation I have is to update to wifi or an updated tv. We wanted to snuggle and watch a movie once it got too dark to enjoy the outdoors but we couldn't get the dvd player to cooperate with the television. Overall, we had a lovely stay and will be keeping it in mind for future visits.

Restful stop for a night

4.6 on May 23, 2016

We called about 3 hours before we arrived and found that our hosts had an open room and welcomed our late reservation. They were lovely. The room rates were very reasonable, the breakfast was excellent and stories about the local area and families were charming. The cabin, which we had to ourselves was quiet, clean, comfortable and beautifully situated at the top of a hill on the family property of 80 wooded acres. The B&B is only about 3-4 miles from I-79 but nicely secluded.

Anniversary trip

4.6 on July 14, 2012

We were looking for something fun to do for our anniversary,and looking on, we found this gem of a place. The owners were very friendly and accomodating, and directed us to a nearby eatery that had amazing food. Breakfast in the morning was very tasty and filling, and enjoyed by us with conversations with our hosts. We will definitely be back.

Absolutely wonderful experience

5 on July 26, 2011

On a long move from New York to Chicago, this was a much needed and welcome respite. I expected Plant's to be lovely, but I could not have in my wildest dreams imagined how wonderful this place would be. The cabin was absolutely beautiful, so comfortable and cozy. We happened to be staying on a Monday night, so we had the whole building to ourselves. Browsing the herbs, spices, books, games and other treats in their small shop was quite fun to do before tucking in for a good night's sleep. The property is also filled with beautiful flowers and sprawling trails, which we tried to explore as much as we could even in the rain. I had a wonderful sleep and woke up early to a wonderful breakfast, which Deborah had made before she left for work and which Howard brought to heat up for and serve to us. I knew to expect an amazing breakfast from the reviews I had read but had no clue it would be this good. We had coffee, tea, juice, a fresh fruit bowl, homemade coffee cake, a savory egg bake, and a sweet souffle. We wrapped up our leftovers to go and didn’t even need to eat lunch on our second half of the drive. Howard was so much fun to talk to, we sat for much longer than we had planned eating and chatting. After we left we lounged for an hour longer on the front porch, swinging on the porch swing and watching the rain. I was dying to stay longer, and while Mercer is no where near where I live I will definitely make the trip back just to enjoy the trails and scenery of the inn itself, as well as to see a bit more of Western Pennsylvania. If you’re thinking of staying a few days, add a few extra--you’ll never want to leave!

Husband's pic

5 on November 17, 2010

My husband went online to find a B&B in the westerm PA area where we planned on shopping and visiting relatives over my birthday weekend. Plant's Herb Farm Bed & Breakfast is a fabulous place to stay. It's nestled in the woods; far from the beaten path. Our hosts Howard and Debbie made us feel quite at home. The log home was cozy with all the ammenities. A huge breakfast was served with foods seasoned with the herbs Debbie grows. It was nice to sit and chat about the heritage of the farm, the classes Debbie offers and her involvement with the Master Gardener Program. We will definetly stay again.

This is a great place to stay

4.6 on October 05, 2010

We have stayed at Plant's HF B&B twice. The Plants are wonderfully hospitable. Breakfast is amazing on the weekends, and if you like walking in the woods, this is the place to be.

Best Value and Quality for Your Money

5 on September 04, 2010

Pristine, private, woodsy setting, hiking trail, clean air, charming cabin with a front porch swing all lead to a peaceful night's rest. Then, a deliciously healthy (eggs and herbs from the Plant farm) home cooked breakfast smoothly served. Priceless. We tried without success to convince the innkeepers that they are undercharging for all of this!

A 28th Honeymoon!

5 on August 27, 2010

My husband surprised me with this wonderful weekend for our 28th Wedding Anniversary. Knowing I would love the serine, quiet, beautiful atmosphere of a log cabin in the woods. To watch hummingbirds & butterflies stopping by to sip a nectar from the many flowers/plants abound while enjoying the beauty with me. We enjoyed the private trails to walk along while we talk, think, pray and give gratitude for all that I have. To top it off one of my most favorite items of Plants Herb Farm B&B, believe it or not is the "Front Porch Swing" !!! I am in heaven on a porch swing, a good book, a fragrant breeze blowing. After a good cup (pot) of coffee and our delicious 4 course 'home made' breakfast served table side. What else could a woman ask for? And I didn't have to do dishes!! Just relax, take in the atmosphere and enjoy the 'in house gift shop'. Oh yea, I could walk around anytime day or night and browse through many lotions, bath/shower gels, tea's, Spices, Herbs, ornaments, beautiful and creative home made crafts, to much to list. Our queen room, tucked away from the main living area had a private bath with a deep soaking tub/shower was comfy, clean and had the feel of home. And, it was close to the kitchen. Just in case we had a middle of the night craving for a snack or drink! It was all here. We will recommend this B&B to all we know and some. And not to forget the knowledgeable Innkeepers Deborah & Howard for thier suggestions of Restaurants to try and we did. Of course we met Howards dog, Atlas, what a beauty ! We thank you all for your kind hospitality and a wonderful place to relax. See you again sometime in the future..... Darlene & John

Jane and John

4.6 on August 11, 2010

Monday, 8/9/10, 9:12 AM We stayed en route to visit family in the Midwest. Our regret is that it could not have been longer. Deborah and Howard directed us to a local eatery which served a fine meal. The room was comfortable and cozy. Breakfast was to die for. Above all the hosts were pleasant people(despite Howard's allegiance to the NY Yankees; he will eventually be forgiven). We thank the Plants for a delightful stay and hope they will have us again. From: Glenmoore. Pa

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Location Type

Prime Outlet Mall, Grove City, PA, All the colleges are with 15 minutes, Sharon, PA, Slippery Rock, PA, Greenville, PA, Countryside


Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) 1 miles

Directions to property:

From the north: Take I-79 South to exit 121 towards Franklin. Turn left onto Rt. 62 North. Turn right onto South Foster Road. From the south: Take I-79 North to exit 121 towards Franklin. Merge onto Rt. 62 North. Turn right onto South Foster Road. From the east: Take I-80 West. Merge onto I-79 N via exit 19B towards Erie. Take exit 121 towards Franklin. Merge onto Rt. 62 North. Turn right onto South Foster Road. From the west: Take I-80 East to I-79 North exit 19B toward Erie. Take exit 121 towards Franklin. Merge onto Rt. 62 North. Turn right onto South Foster Road.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, Grove City & Westminster Colleges, Grove City Prime Outlets, Thiel College & Slippery Rock University, Moraine State Park(Lake Arthur):, Maurice K. Goddard State Park(Lake Wilhelm), Wilhelm Winery, & Volant, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

TV Video games , Private teas and lunches available, with pre registration $.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Turndown Service, VCR

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Well-behaved children welcome.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Advance reservations suggested
  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations must be guaranteed by credit card or deposit of one night's charge.
  • Cancellations: •Cancellation policy is 24 hours notice prior to your arrival. No-shows and same day cancellations will be charged the full amount of their reservation. All charges will be charged on your account. EXCEPTION: All holiday weekend and special holidays, there is a NO REFUND POLICY, unless we can rent the room again. A 6% Pennsylvania and 3% Mercer County Occupancy tax will be applied to all room charges.
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Howard & Deborah Plant

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About the innkeepers

Our place has always been a retreat for us. Now we are sharing with our guests. So come relax, rejuvenate, and renew your spirit in the country. We have incorporated our hobbies into a unique cabin and surrounding. We like to grow flowers, herbs, and perennial plants.

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  • Time Served: 6:00 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: private deck, Dining Room

Special meal options

dietary needs met


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