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Tara - A Country Inn

2844 Lake Road, Clark, Pennsylvania 16113
  • Introduction

    Tara- Country Inn, front view

    Inspired by the greatest movie of our time, Gone With the Wind, Tara located in Clark, Pennsylvania recreated the embodiment of the Old South and offers you a lasting impression of Southern Hospitality and a chance to enjoy the luxuries of days gone by. Tara is the ultimate in World Class Country Inns... devoted to guests who expect the exceptional and appreciate the best, from a sumptuous gourmet meal to luxurious overnight accommodations or guided tours.

    Gone With The Wind are the glorious days of the Old South, an enchanting era when elegance and style were a way of life. The "golden days" may be gone forever, but the grace, grandeur and romance of the Antebellum South live on at Tara, where uncommon excellence and hospitality are still a way of life. Tara's 27 magnificent guest rooms are the ultimate in luxury.

    Tara - A Country Inn has been the recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award for 16 years running and houses two of the region's finest dining establishments.

    "Fantasy goes beyond the elaborate guestrooms in this fanciful place, which is a world unto itself - where, indeed, tomorrow is another day." ~ Country Inn Bed & Breakfast Magazine

    Tara- A Country Inn, swimming pool In their own way, the Winners have rewritten the book on Southern Hospitality - even visitors from the south are said to be impressed. "I look at it this way," says Donna. "Everyone who works here feels like this is their home. So when someone comes to stay with us, we treat them like very special guests - with all the gracious hospitality we extend to friends of the family." ~ Insider Magazine

    Once you step inside Tara, nestled in the rolling hills of Western Pennsylvania, in this tiny community about 1 ½ hour drive from Pittsburgh, Erie or Cleveland, you realize that the owners Donna and Jim Winner have succeeded in capturing the essence of the grand mansion that was the cynosure of Gone With The Wind. ~ Dallas Morning News

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    Tara- A Country Inn, dining area

    Today, to be a guest of Tara for a few days is to hurl yourself into a time warp - a time warp of either the Old South 130 years ago or the David O. Selznick vision of it 50 years ago. For wherever you go throughout the mansion, you are haunted in a simply charming way by the ghosts of Rhett Butler, Scarlett O'Hara and the other characters that have that have made Gone With The Wind the world's all-time biggest box office attraction. ~ Miami Herald

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    Tara- A Country Inn, dining area

    Ashley's Gourmet Dining Room

    Ashley's, a Four Diamond Award winning restaurant, offers the experience of a lifetime with a seven-course gourmet meal by candlelight with white glove service. Ashley's is the proud recipient of the Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence.

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    Dinner: Friday and Saturday, 6 pm - 8:30 pm

    *Reservations are required for all dining Call (800) 782-2803

    Stonewall's Tavern

    More cozy and casual in atmosphere with stone walls, and hand-hewn beam ceilings, Stonewalls serves the finest in steaks, seafood and other exceptional meals.

    Dinner: Sunday through Thursday, 5 pm - 8 pm

    Friday and Saturday, 5 pm - 9 pm

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    Atlanta Lounge

    For a pre-dinner cocktail or after-dinner cordial, the Atlanta Lounge is the perfect place to spend time with the one you love or gather with a group of friends. The intimate setting reflects the Southern charm of Tara - inviting you to come and unwind - leaving the cares of the world far away.

    Sunday Brunch & Breakfast

    Tara has a long-standing reputation of having the best Sunday Brunch in the region. Open to the public every Sunday, it is perfect for a leisurely family outing or the celebration of special occasion. Easter and Mother's Day witness an even more elaborate display of delectable food - call ahead for reservations.

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    Tara- A Country Inn, front view

    Please Visit Our Sister Inn - Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa in Sharon, Pennsylvania


  • Weddings & Special Events

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    Tara- A Country Inn, bride

    Tara A Country Inn is the ideal location for intimate and personalized events. Whether a wedding, party, business dinner, golf outing or overnight retreat, we will personally arrange your event to ensure wonderful memories of a lifetime. Our mouth-watering banquets are prepared by the same chefs that oversee our award-winning restaurants. Private functions can be arranged for groups of 10 to 150.

    Perfect memories begin with the perfect venue.

    Intimate lunch and dinner parties up to 14 can be served in one of our beautiful sun porches. Parties of up to 60 can be accommodated in Shiloh Banquet and Conference Room, while parties up to 150 can be hosted in the Old South Armory. In season, garden events of up to 150 can be held outside on the spectacular grounds of Tara – A Country Inn.

    Contact Linda Cheritt, Director of Sales, for more information:

    Corporate Events

    ~ Impeccable Meeting Facilities ~ Gourmet or Casual Dining ~ Spa Retreats ~ Private Country Clubs Golf Outings ~

    Tara - A Country Inn is the ideal venue for your company overnight retreat, meeting, or party. We offer exceptional surroundings and impeccable service - key ingredients to any successful meeting or event. The dedicated and professional staff at Tara - A Country Inn will cater to your every need.

    Contact Linda Cheritt, Director of Sales, for more information:

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    Tara- A Country Inn, wedding reception

  • Christmas Magic

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