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Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa

422 East State Street, Sharon, Pennsylvania 16146
Innkeeper(s): Laura Ackley
  • Introduction

    Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & SpaOne of America's top rated Bed & Breakfasts, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Buhl Mansion in Sharon, Pennsylvania is perfect for romantic getaways, indulgent spa escapes, exclusive executive retreats and castle weddings. Steeped in history, built & maintained on love, the Buhl Mansion promises grand memories of a lifetime.

    Top 10 Romantic Inns ~ ~

    2007 Innkeepers of the Year ~ PA Tourism & Lodging Association ~

    Top 10 Most Memorable Bedrooms ~ Inns Magazine ~

    Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa-The Formal Dining Room

    Here in the westernmost part of Pennsylvania sits one of the most elegant, romantic properties in the United States. How it came be, mirrors the story of America -- its triumphs, its periods of defeat and struggle, and most important, its vitality and offer of second chances. A few years ago, the mansion built by steel magnate Frank H. BuhlJames E. Winner Jr., a dirt-poor farm boy from nearby Transfer, Pa., had made a fortune inventing the Club, a device to prevent car thefts. He loved the town of Sharon and agreed to save one of its most precious historic assets. Today, some millions of dollars later, the Buhl Mansion has returned to its original glory. Whatever it is they've spent, they've done Sharon, and those who stay there, a major favor. ~ Cindy Loose, The Washington Post 

    Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa-The LibraryJim and Donna Winner both began life on simple Mercer County, PA dairy farms. From those roots of hard work and commitment came two people driven to succeed in business and give back to their community. As the man behind "The Club", the automotive anti-theft device, Jim Winner has aggressively launched a campaign to bring more jobs and better quality of life to the residents of his native Mercer County. He has recreated much of the Shenango Valley's lost steel industry, therefore giving tribute to the benefactor of the Buhl Mansion, Frank H. Buhl. Winner International, Winner Steel, Winner Aviation, and the restoration of the old Westinghouse plant have been among Mr. Winner's contributions to the Shenango Valley industrial economy. The Buhl Mansion Guesthouse and Spa is now one of America's top-rated Bed & Breakfasts. The 10 spectacular guestrooms and the full service spa pay tribute to Mrs. Winner's talented designing skills and her unparalleled dream of exceeding every guest's expectations of luxury and service.

    Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa-Delicious Breakfast Each MorningIndulge Yourself in a World of Luxury and Elegance.

    A Retreat for the Soul,

    A Vacation for the Spirit.

    Spa Policies & Amenities

    Hours of Operation:

    Sunday 9 am - 3 pm

    Monday through Thursday 9 am - 5 pm

    Friday and Saturday 9 am - 7 pm

    Inquire about midweek specials available Monday - Thursday 9 am - 5 pm

    Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa-The Parlor

    Steam room, sauna & monsoon showers are complimentary. Robes, sandals, terry cloth wraps and lockers are provided. For scheduled spa appointments, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. Late arrivals will have their treatment times shortened accordingly. If an appointment is cancelled less than 24 hours in advance $25 will be charged, less than 4 hours in advance 50% of full value will be charged. No shows will be billed at full value. For your convenience a 15% gratuity will be added to your bill.

    The Buhl Mansion Spa boasts the exclusive use of Pevonia Botanica products for all skin and body treatments. Pevonia Botanica is an elite spa care line chosen by prestigious spas worldwide. These rejuvenating treatments nourish and tone face and body and revitalize your body from the outside in. Pevonia Botanica maintains a harmonious balance with precious resources by offering fully recyclable, completely biodegradable packaging and refraining from any form of animal testing.

    Please Visit Our Sister Inn, Inspired by the greatest movie of our time, Gone With the Wind, Tara - A Country Inn located in Clark, Pennsylvania

  • 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 Laura Ackley for sharing her own secrets with!

    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Romantic Getaways

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

    Luxurious pampering, full service spa; 1890’s stone “castle”; Glorious architecture and gardens, but what keeps our guests returning is our very gracious and genuine staff.

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

    Fabulous downtown of small shops and galleries. WaterFire SharonPA (

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

    That people feel like the minute they walk onto the property they feel like they are swept into “another world” and forget all of their daily cares.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Recent revitalization of our downtown

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

    There is easily enough to keep someone entertained just within Mercer County ( We could also serve as a “hub and spoke” homebase. We are near the crossroads of I-80 and I-79. Equa-distant to Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Erie.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    We are ½ mile from all the shops and restaurants in downtown Sharon ( and

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Most of our guests dine at our sister property Tara – A Country Inn ( with casual and gourmet options. We even provide a luxury limo shuttle to and from dinner on the weekends. For lunch, we offer our other sister property: Donna’s Diner, located ½ mile away in downtown Sharon (

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? is the most comprehensive

    How many rooms does your inn have?


    Do you accept pets?

    Buhl Mansion does not accept pets, but our sister property Tara does.

  • Weddings

    King and Queen for a day...

    imagine your very own fairytale Castle wedding.

    Buhl Mansion is the perfect venue for your special day whether it's just the two of you eloping or you are inviting friends and family to join in your celebration. The Parlor, Carriage House or Gardens are all spectacular surroundings for your ceremony and reception. With an array of fine caterers and other vendors from which to choose, we will assist in making your planning relaxed and your memories magnificent.

    Buhl Mansion is the ideal location for intimate and personalized events where you are treated like royalty. Whether a wedding, cocktail party, overnight corporate retreat, spa escape or golf outing we will assist in your arrangements to ensure wonderful memories of a lifetime. We provide several options for your special event:

    • Formal Dining Room* (capacity 12)

      Solid, carved mahogany dining room suite circa 1850 sets the tone for a perfect corporate meeting or formal catered meal.

    • Breakfast Room* (capacity 20)

      Light and airy, this room is perfect for informal luncheons or group breakfasts.

    • Parlor* (capacity 25)

      Spectacular setting with subdued ivory and gold tones. Perfect for the intimate weddings or more comfortable surroundings for corporate retreats.

    • Carriage House (capacity 60)

      This spacious and elegant setting is the perfect backdrop for cocktail parties, wedding receptions or larger meetings. Its four sets of French doors open up to an enclosed courtyard for dinner or dancing under the stars.

    • Gardens (capacity 120 with tent)

      In season, garden events can be held outside, with a tent, on the spectacular manicured grounds of Buhl Mansion.

    • Courtyard (capacity 120 with tent)

      *events inside the Guesthouse are limited to certain hours of the day unless all 10 rooms are booked by the party.

    Contact Marci Fleis, Assistant Manager and Wedding Coordinator, for more information:

  • How To Find Us

    Only 90 minutes from Pittsburgh, Cleveland or Erie

    From I-80, take Exit 4-B to Sharon/Hermitage


    From Rt. 60, drive north until 4-lane freeway ends


    Follow Route 18 North - drive approx 3 miles

    Turn left on East State Street

    Drive approx. 3 miles

    Buhl Mansion is on left