Inne at Watson's Choice and Harvest House B&B

234 Balsinger Road, Uniontown, Pennsylvania 15401
Innkeeper(s): Bill & Nancy Ross
 
  • Introduction

    Inne at Watson's Choice and Harvest House B&B front

    The Inne at Watson's Choice and Harvest House B&B in Uniontown, Pennsylvania offers to you and to your family and out-of-town guests the opportunity to lodge in the warmth and hospitality of a Bed and Breakfast Inn. Located in the rolling countryside of the Laurel Highlands, the Inne is in close proximity to Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob.

    Owners Bill and Nancy Ross have carefully restored the structure of the Inne to the original circa 1820 western Pennsylvania farmhouse. In 1769 on this site, a land warrant of 325 acres was issued to John D. Watson for 53 British pounds and was called 'Watson's Choice." Hence, the name Inne at Watson's Choice and Harvest House B&B. Inne at Watson's Choice and Harvest House B&B received Three Stars from Mobil Travel.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Nancy Ross for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    They are looking for much more than just a room and a bed.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Customer satisfaction. Our attention to detail with comfort. The ambiance, good food and interaction with all guests.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The Frank Lloyd Wright tourist attractions.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Beautiful place, amazing people, the atmosphere is fantastic and the food is one of a kind. They have truly thought of everything to make your stay the most relaxing and memorable. July 29, 2013

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    There are enough activities for two weeks.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Architectural tourist attractions, museums, historical landmarks, wineries, national parks, antique shops or just plain "chill out".

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    The inn is situated on 45 acres in the country in which guests can immerse themselves and be one with "Mother Nature".

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Caporella’s Restaurant and Titlow Tavern and Grille

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau and www.fallingwater.org

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Eleven guestrooms, one suite and two cottages.

    Do you accept pets?

    we don;t accept pets, but we will suggest alternatives.

  • About the Inn

    Inne at Watson's Choice and Harvest House B&B fireplace

    The oldest part of the house offers a comfortable Common Room where guests may gather to read, listen to music, or just enjoy a beverage in front of the gas log fireplace. The walls of this room boast a mural depicting the surrounding countryside painted by a local artist. A guest can walk down a few steps from this room to the antique shop to browse for his or her own memento from the past. Additionally, the original structure can lodge up to six people in the three guest rooms: The Bluebird Room, the Quilt Room and the Pineapple Room.

    In an authentically reproduced addition to the original farmhouse, guests can enjoy a hearty breakfast in the Great Room. This room of the Inne is truly a "great room" framed by massive wooden beams and focused around a majestic stone fireplace. This portion of the house can lodge up to eight people in the four guest rooms: The Apple Orchard, the Ivy Room, the Flower Garden Room and the Moss Rose Room.

    All twelve of the guest rooms in the Inne offer a blend of the most modern conveniences with the ambiance of a nineteenth century Pennsylvania farmhouse. Each room is tastefully decorated and furnished with a queen-sized bed, wing back chairs and rockers, armoire, chest of drawers, telephone and a private bath. All rooms at the Inne are centrally heated and air-conditioned.

    The grounds at the Inne at Watson's Choice and Harvest House B&B are as carefully designed and maintained as the interior of the home. Guests can enjoy a hike or leisurely stroll through the surrounding fields and hills or they can simply relax in high-backed porch rockers or a wooden swing on the spacious wrap-around porch.

  • Welcome to Breakfast at the Inne at Watson's Choice

    Inne at Watson's Choice and Harvest House B&B breakfast

    Coffee or tea is available at 7:00 a.m. for those guests who wish to greet the day with an early cup of java/tea and read a newspaper. A hearty breakfast is served from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. in the Great Room at the Inne. The breakfast starts with an in-season fruit cup, freshly squeezed juice and homemade pastries such as coffee cakes, sweet breads or berry cobblers baked fresh daily.

    Breakfast

    The hot entree varies from day to day so that you will experience a variety during your visit with us.

    • Belgian Waffles with strawberries/blueberries and local maple syrup
    • Buttermilk pancakes with honey butter and cranberry maple syrup
    • Vegetable quiche with homemade salsa
    • Portuguese bread
    • Baked stuffed french toast with warm mixed berry topping
    • Egg and cheese strata with flaky croissant
    • Homemade jelly

    The entree is accompanied by either bacon, ham or sausage. We will gladly accommodate any dietary restrictions or allergies if given early notice.

    For those guests who have an early in-depth tour at Falling water or House on Kentuck Knob, two Frank Lloyd Wright masterpieces, a continental breakfast is served at 7:00 a.m. cereal with fruit, a variety of yogurt, juice and fresh baked pastries.

    Afternoon Beverage and Snacks

    In the Summer: Pitchers of Southern Iced-tea or refreshing mint lemonade with homemade cookies or brownies.

    In the Winter: Hot Mulled apple or cranberry cider simmering in a crock pot with homemade cookies.

  • Meetings and Events

    Inne at Watson's Choice and Harvest House B&B

    Welcome for your next meeting or event - why not consider a casual country setting away from it all.

    Located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennasylvania, the Events Center at Watson's Choice offers the quality service, amenities and quiet atmosphere to create a productive and memorable experience.

    Events

    The Events Center is the latest addition to the Inne at Watson's Choice Bed and Breakfast. The centerpiece is the Stable, tastefully restored with fine crafted furnishings to complement the interior richness of this wonderful unique facility. With two functional meeting areas, the Stable can comfortably accommodate 90 people/guests - banquet or conference style.

    Your guests will love your warm weather event hosted by Watson's Choice. Weddings, receptions, special events and reunions are that much more special because of the natural charm of the inviting event areas.

    Enjoy a quiet conversation in the landscaped courtyard featuring a pond, flower gardens and a variety of comfortable seating overlooking the hayfields, pasture and woods.

    Fine Food

    Country cooking is our specialty We offer a selection of menus that will make your meeting or events an experience.

    Accommodations

    Groups desiring overnight accommodations will discover the same casual elegance in the original Inne or in the newly constructed Harvest House.

    In total we offer eleven beautifully appointed guestrooms and a suite, each with its own distinctive character. Each accommodation offers the comfort of climate control and a private bath.

  • Weddings & Elopements

    Inne at Watson's Choice and Harvest House B&B cake

    Dreaming of a Charming Country Wedding?

    The Inne at Watson's Choice is the perfect place with its spectacular views, graceful gardens, and tasteful event center. This quiet and scenic venue provides the ideal romantic backdrop for weddings large or small. We promise that you and your guests will be swept away by our magnificent grounds and the quaint atmosphere of our Inne and events center.

    Whether your wedding reception is formal or casual, grand or intimate, our dedicated staff, delicious food, and friendly service will create memories to last a lifetime. At the Inne at Watson's Choice, our attention to detail and warm hospitality combine to produce the perfect wedding, reception or even an elopement.

    An Engagement at the Inne at Watson's Choice

    We will make your engagement a day to remember at Watson's Choice.

    • Chilled split of champagne or your choice of " Sparkling White or Red Juice" waiting for you in your guestroom
    • Your champagne flutes are yours to keep for this memorable occasion
    • A beautiful bouquet of flowers ( your choice) in your guestroom upon arrival
    • Dinner certificate for 2 (value $75.00) at Caileigh's Restaurant
    • Turn down of your linens before your return from the evening out
    • A bountiful breakfast for 2 in the Great Room the following morning

    Package price is $195.00 plus the cost of the guestroom of your choice at the Inne or the Harvest House.

    Inne at Watson's Choice and Harvest House B&B pumpkin

    Elopement & Wedding Package

    This package is designed for a bride and groom and their two witnesses

    • Wedding coordinator services
    • Wedding officiant to perform your ceremony
    • Use of the Common Room at the Inne, the Stable or the Pergola (weather permitting)
    • Champagne / Sparkling juice toast for your party
    • Two souvenir Inne at Watson's Choice champagne flutes
    • Hand-tied bouquet for the bride - matching boutonniere for the groom
    • Wedding cake with a top tier to take home for your first anniversary

    Optional Add-On

    Add the cost of one of the guestrooms at the Inne or Harvest House for an overnight stay as a newly married couple.

    Total cost of the package is $475.00 (tax included)( non-refundable).

    It is to be paid in full at the time of the reservation. The couple is responsible for obtaining the marriage license.

    Inne at Watson's Choice and Harvest House B&B wedding

    A Romantic Elopement with Honeymoon in the Laurel Highlands

    Let us take the stress out of your memorable day by arranging all of the details for this special day.

    This package includes:

    • Intimate ceremony at the Inne or the Pergola (weather permitting)
    • Wedding officiant
    • Hand-tied bouquet for the bride - matching boutonniere for the groom
    • Personal wedding cake for 2
    • Bottle of chilled champagne for wedding toast
    • Dinner certificate for 2 ($100.00 value) at Caileigh's Restaurant
    • Two nights stay for the bride and groom in the Woodlands guestroom at the Harvest House
    • A full breakfast is served each morning of your stay in the Great Room at the Inne
    • $25.00 gift certificate to use for a return stay at the Inne at Watson's Choice on your first anniversary

    Total cost of the package is $895.00 (tax included)

    Bride and groom are responsible for obtaining marriage license. Deposit of $500.00 (non-refundable) is required at booking to secure your date and guestroom.

    The balance is due 10 days prior to the event.

    Inne at Watson's Choice and Harvest House B&B couple

    Serenity - Wedding and Honeymoon Package

    $1675 (tax included) Total price includes twelve (12) persons (including bride and groom)

    • Use of wedding/reception area for two hours
    • Intimate ceremony with ordained minister with your choice of setting - in the stable or pergola (weather permitting)
    • Recorded wedding music
    • Two (2) nights lodging in the Woodlands guestroom at the Harvest House
    • Full country breakfast for two (2) each morning
    • Hand-tied Bouquet of roses for the bride - matching boutonniere for the groom
    • Consultation with Wedding Coordinator
    • Reception for up to twelve (12) persons (includes bride and groom
    • Wedding Cake
    • Champagne Wedding Toast - Inne at Watson's Choice souvenir toasting flutes for bride and groom
    • Tea sandwiches and punch
    • China plates and cups, tableware, linen tablecloths and napkins
    • $25.00 each additional guest up to total of 16 persons including bride and groom
    • Non-refundable deposit of $500.00 is required at booking

    Deluxe Dream Wedding and Honeymoon Package

    $2195.00 (tax included) - 25 people (including bride and groom)

    • Use of wedding/reception area for two hours
    • Intimate ceremony with ordained minister with your choice of setting - in the stable or pergola (weather permitting)
    • Recorded wedding music
    • Hand-tied bouquet of roses for the bride - matching boutonniere for the groom
    • Champagne wedding toast - Inne at Watson's Choice souvenir toasting flutes for bride and groom
    • Consultation with wedding coordinator
    • Two (2) night stay in the Laurel Suite at the Harvest House
    • Reception for 25 people (included bride and groom)
    • Wedding cake
    • Tea sandwiches and punch
    • China plates and cups, tableware, linen tablecloths and napkins
    • Breakfast for two (2) each morning
    • $35.00 each additional guests up to 35 people including bride and groom
    • Non-refundable deposit of $500.00 is required at booking

    Inne at Watson's Choice and Harvest House B&B ring

    Toujours l'amour toujours - Wedding Package

    $5800.00 (tax included) 50 people (includes bride and groom)

    • Use of wedding reception area for four (4) hours
    • Intimate ceremony with ordained minister with your choice of setting - in the stable or in the pergola (weather permitting)
    • Wedding music
    • Hand- tied bouquet of roses for the bride - matching boutonniere of the groom
    • Reception for 50 people (includes bride and groom)
    • Wedding cake
    • Wedding toast with champagne
    • Inne at Watson's Choice souvenir toasting flutes for bride and groom
    • Tea sandwiches, mints, nuts and punch elegantly displayed
    • China plates and cups, tableware, linen tablecloths and napkins
    • Use of landscaped grounds for photographs
    • Photo album of your special day
    • $50.00 each additional guest ( up to 60 persons includes bride and groom)
    • Non-refundable deposit of $500.00 is required at booking

    Because we are a small and intimate inne, it is necessary to book all eleven (11) guestrooms and one (1) bridal suite for Friday and Saturday if you are planning a Saturday afternoon or evening wedding. More importantly, this allows us to give that personal attention for the special day and not distracted by other guests.

    All events must be concluded by 10:00 p.m.

    Non-refundable deposit of $500.00 required at booking to reserve your special occasion.

  • Things To Do in the Area

    Inne at Watson's Choice and Harvest House B&B area

    The Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania is rich in history and natural and man-made beauty. Enhance your stay at Watson's Choice with a day-trip to one or more of our local treasures.

    Frank Lloyd Wright's Kentuck Knob and Fallingwater

    Visit two of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s works of art. His architectural masterpiece Fallingwater and the recently opened Kentuck Knob are a pleasant drive away.

    Commune with nature at magnificent Ohiopyle State Park. Experience world class white water rafting on the Youghiogheny River. Spend an afternoon biking on world renowned Youghiogheny Hike-Bike Trail.

    Relive the history of the National Road or visit Geo. Washington’s first battleground, Fort Necessity.

    Majestic Nemacolin Woodlands offers a wealth of activities and services including a world class spa, art treasures, shopping, restaurants, skiing, and two golf courses featuring the acclaimed Pete Dye designed Mystic Rock Golf Course.

    No matter what your interests, you'll find that the beautiful Laurel Highlands has something for you. We'll be glad to help you plan activities that make your stay even more memorable.

    Check out the Laurel Highlands Vistors Bureau for more information on local area attractions. When browsing, be aware that the Fayette County attractions are those closest to the Inne at Watson's Choice.

  • Directions

    Inne at Watson's Choice is located in southwestern corner of Pennsylvania about 5 miles from Uniontown and 50 miles south of Pittsburgh. Approximate driving times from major cities are listed.

    • Pittsburgh: 1 hour
    • Cleveland: 3 hours
    • Columbus: 3 hours
    • Wash, DC: 4 hours
    • Baltimore: 4 hours
    • Buffalo, NY: 6.5 hours

    Directions Once in Vicinity

    1. Exit onto the McClellandtown / Route 21 interchange of the Uniontown Bypass
    2. At traffic light, turn left onto Route 21 West
    3. Go about 3 miles and watch for Route 21 Auto Sales on left and Penn Development Services on Right
    4. Turn right after P.D.S. onto S and T Road
    5. Go to (T) turn left - second entrance on right