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Meet our new Assistant Innkeeper, Loni!

Ryan has decided to go back to the corporate world on a part-time basis. As a result, Loni Thomas (our next door neighbor), is our new Assistant Innkeeper. Loni will be running the entire B&B several days a week (answering phones, checking in guests, sending emails, cooking, etc.).

Join us in welcoming Loni to the Terra Nova House!
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Order #TNHBNB Gift Certificates on our website and have it emailed to you in less than 5 minutes!

http://www.terranovahouse.com/gift-certificate
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This weekend is the last weekend before we go into "holiday shut down mode" from Dec 20-Jan 2. Rooms are still available during Dec 20-Jan 2; however, no breakfast, fruit/chocolate/cheese plates or baked goods. You must call directly to book these nights! HAPPY AND SAFE HOLIDAYS!

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10 days until Christmas! Give the gift of relaxation! TNHBNB Gift Certificates can be ordered from our website and emailed to you in 5 minutes!
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DECEMBER 2015 - JANUARY 2016 SPECIAL ADD-ON

Add a "Winter Package" to any stay between 12/1/2015-1/31/2016 for just $90 to enjoy four Olde Town Grove City merchants and to take home a bit of Terra Nova House.​ Winter is a great time to Visit Mercer County PA! You must add this package prior to check-in as we need time to acquire the items. You will receive:

$25 +Nonni's Corner Trattoria Gift Card
$25 B'Gifted Gift Card
$25 Nelson's Flower Shop / Highland Alpaca Gift Card
$25 Shannon's Kandy Kitchen (Grove City) Gift Card
1 TNH Coffee Mug
1 TNH Ornament
1 TNH Bag

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Jeff and Anita from Ontario, Canada enjoyed two nights in the Collegiate Suite for their first bed and breakfast experience! They didn't waste any time as they shopped at the Grove City Premium Outlets and Olde Town Grove City, then did a little sight seeing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Today, they are heading to McConnells Mill State Park for a bit of hiking. Now that's a good three day, two night get-away! I look forward to having this lovely couple back many times!
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Thanks to all our @bookingcom guests for the wonderful reviews and great scores! Here at Terra Nova House Bed and Breakfast, we are serious about hospitality and the details of your stay. #TNHBNB #guestsloveus
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#ThrowBackThursday - Recognize this room? Prior owners from 2004'ish. Could you imagine changing that tablecloth?
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There are a few room nights remaining before we go into "shut down mode" Dec 20-31. Great time especially with this weather to sneak in one last get-away with your spouse before all the holiday stress takes over.
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Ben and Jamie came to us as 1st time B&Bers for 2 nights. They already booked next year and said they will make this an annual weekend getaway! Welcome to your new home away from home!
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LOCAL SPECIAL!!!! Do you work or live in Grove City and always wanted to stay at the Terra Nova House? Now is the PERFECT TIME! Get rested up before your friends, family and in-laws come into town for Thanksgiving. Call today for a very special rate for staying TODAY (Fri) or TOMORROW (Sat) that you won't be able to refuse! Must mention "LOCAL SPECIAL" and you must be able to show proof that you live or work in Grove City, PA.

724-450-0712
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Gordon and Janice from Ontario, Canada, enjoyed the British Empire room for one night while traveling south. We recently had a run of Canadians, which we are very thankful for!
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322 W Poplar St Grove City, PA 16127
322 West Poplar StreetUSPennsylvaniaGrove City16127
(724) 450-0712terranovahouse.com
Bed & Breakfast, Boutique Hotel
Terra Nova House is Grove City's award winning hotel alternative. Located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, the B&B is conveniently located near Grove City Olde Town, Grove City College (GCC), Grove City Premium Outlets, General Electric (GE), Wendell August Forge, Slippery Rock University (SRU) and many other attractions and businesses. Come experience Victorian elegance with all the comforts of home.
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This historic option has quaint rooms with en suite baths, breakfast & parking, plus WiFi & a porch.- Google
"The B&B was spotlessly clean and our room was very comfortable."
"Amazing breakfast, kind staff, awesome atmosphere, and comfy beds."
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Rob Clevenger
2 months ago
Very clean with excellent hospitality! Ryan was very helpful with local shopping and dining suggestions. The food was delicious. They thought of everything we could have needed to make the stay enjoyable.
Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Thank you very much for your stay and the kind words! We most definitely look forward to your next visit with us. - Ryan Mercer, Owner/Innkeeper
Amy Berta
5 months ago
We had an amazing stay at Terra Nova House. My mom and I were on a girls shopping weekend in Grove City, and wanted to try a B&B rather than a chain hotel. It was probably the best decision we made while in Grove City. Ryan is an excellent host and has truly thought of everything you might possibly need. From the delicious fruit, chocolate, cheese tray to the baked goods and treats in the room it was an awesome place to stay. Each room has a theme and the house is really cute. Ryan is beyond helpful and arranged several tours and recommended things to do (other than shopping) during our stay. P.S. The breakfast was also amazing, and probably deserves a 5 star review in itself. Thanks for a great trip! We will for sure stay here again next time we return to GC!
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Response from the owner - 5 months ago
We are so thrilled that you chose Terra Nova House Bed and Breakfast over a chain hotel! Unlike a chain hotel, we like to spoil our guests, as you quickly realized upon check-in with all the complimentary extras. We look forward to serving you and your mom again the next time you come to Grove City, PA. - Ryan Mercer, Owner/Innkeeper
Jim Sherry Lowe
9 months ago
It's so much better staying at the Terra Nova than the other hotels around Grove City. Very well run establishment. Only problem is it's so popular it can be hard to get a reservation on popular school visiting weekends.
Response from the owner - 9 months ago
We most certainly agree that staying at the Terra Nova House Bed and Breakfast is much better than a hotel. You are correct that we are very popular with the colleges in the local area and we do have people on waiting lists up to 5 years in advance for the major events. Best to always book very early. We look foward to your next stay with us! - Ryan Mercer, Owner/Innkeeper
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Alec Italiano
a year ago
Staying at the Terra Nova house was an absolute joy. Ryan was able to accommodate our late check in, gave some great choices to eat dinner at that were within walking distance, and supplied many snacks and goodies that blew us away. The breakfast was incredible. Coming from the catering world, I really appreciated not only how tasty the food was (I had the pancake with baked in apple bits, she had the oatmeal - both were scrumptious) but also the appearance of the plate too was right on point. Extremely professional with much attention paid to detail. The house was spotless and included every amenity that we could think of. I will definitely be returning, thank you for such a fantastic experience Ryan!
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Response from the owner - 12 months ago
Thank you for your stay and wonderful review of the Terra Nova House Bed and Breakfast! We take great pride in our hospitality, attention to details, amenities and breakfasts and it is great to hear that our guests appreciate all of it! An innkeeper must wear a lot of hats and it is from all my odd little jobs in high school and college that I find have helped me the most (one of which was assisting with catering at Penn State Behrend). Thank you again for the kind words and we most definitely look forward to your next stay. - Ryan Mercer, Owner/Innkeeper
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Lan Pham Wilson
4 months ago
i had to travel to Grove City for work and in previous trips stayed at bland hotels in the area. i thought a stay at Terra Nova would be a nice change. it TOTALLY was, the room was clean and so lovely, and breakfast the next morning was delightful. my only gripe is admittedly a quirk: details are not my thing. the need to put in my breakfast in a particular way rubbed me the wrong way, i realize it's for efficiency sake but for my part, it was just annoying. additionally, on the day of arrival, i had anxiety about arriving at a certain time. i'm travelling from about 5 hours away, the weather was bad and the roads are windy. i had to stay in constant contact with the B&B to ensure that i would not get penalized for arriving after my initial started arrival time. i know that from a customer service standpoint the B&B wanted to provide a warm welcome and set the tone for the stay, i completely understand that, and appreciate it. but that day was a nightmare in regards to the roads and a prompt arrival time was beyond my control. in general though, it was a wonderful experience. there was fruit+cheese plate to enjoy later in the evening, i even had a gluten free & dairy free brownie that was SO GOOD i requested the recipe. i would absolutely stay here again and would recommend it to any of my friends and colleagues.
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Response from the owner - 4 months ago
Thank you for choosing the Terra Nova House Bed and Breakfast (TNHBNB) instead of a hotel for your Grove City stay. We are glad you enjoyed the experience, the fruit/chocolate/cheese plate and the gluten and dairy free brownie. We were pleased to share the "secret" gluten and dairy free brownie recipe. We are very happy to hear that you would stay again and recommend us. I am going to elaborate on a few of your points regarding "the details" as many people who just stay in hotels (or even some B&Bs) may feel the same way you did about the "over communication" prior to their stay at TNHBNB. You do have valid points and they are worth sharing for others to be informed. B&Bs are different than hotels in that they are not staffed 24 hour a day. The innkeeper is typically the only person doing everything (cooking, cleaning, shopping, laundry, checking-in, finances, marketing, etc) and runs a very tight schedule. Every innkeeper and B&B is different, which makes B&Bs exciting places to stay. At TNHBNB, although I have several part-time employees who mainly take care of the cleaning, I do almost everything else while trying to balance my family life (wife and 2 children -- 11 and 8). And, since I tend to do things a little different than most B&Bs when it comes to check-ins and breakfasts, I have found that it is extremely helpful for me to have breakfast selections and arrival times in advance. Also, my prior career (15 years) was as a software engineer where I had to be very detailed and think of every possible scenario, so I have carried that mentality over to running TNHBNB. For breakfast, we give you your choice of time, main dish, sides and drinks. We make almost everything individually so that we can accommodate dietary restrictions (gluten free, dairy free, etc) by making substitutions without imposing these restriction on all our guests. Many of our dishes require 15 minutes to prep and 45-60 minutes to bake. Without knowing your breakfast selections in advance, it would be impossible to do it the way we do. Some innkeepers simply serve you what they want to make because they make large batches; however, although easy for the guests and innkeepers, we have found this to be wasteful as people have different likes and tastes. It also ensures that you are 99% likely to enjoy your breakfast because you selected it yourself. As to the format that we recommend you send it to us, that is for efficiency of the guests. Simple text via an email is sufficient. Some guests have thought they needed to print out the menu, write all over it, scan it back in and then email it to us --- that is wasteful and not our intention. For the check-ins, we do ask that you communicate your estimated arrival time (typically between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM) and also communicate with us during your travels if your estimated arrival time varies by more than 30 minutes or when you are 30 minutes away. This is not a requirement, but is greatly appreciated. The "after 6 PM late fee" is only applied to those who have not prearranged a later check-in or who do not communicate that they will be arriving later than originally planned. It is there to deter guests from saying they will arrive at 3:00 PM, but then decide to go shopping, then to dinner and then show up for check-in after 10:00 PM without letting us know at all. That scenario is very disruptive and has occurred quite frequently before implementing this policy. For those considering THNBNB, think of it like you are staying at a friend's house. You would tell your friend what time you would be arriving and if you were going to be early or late. A good host would ask you what you would like to eat. And, a good host would show you around their house if you were unfamiliar with it. In other words, they would show you hospitality. Thank you again for your stay, your review and for bringing up these points. Ryan Mercer, Owner/Innkeeper
Matthew Zaksheske
7 months ago
The website does not do this place justice. Amazing breakfast, kind staff, awesome atmosphere, and comfy beds. Would stay again for sure.
Response from the owner - 7 months ago
Thank you for your stay. We try to show as true of a representation as possible on our website; however, we like our guests to be surprised with all the extras that we offer that you typically don't get (at least for free) at hotels, motels or other bed and breakfasts. We look forward to your next stay! - Ryan Mercer, Owner/Innkeeper
Clayton Williams
a year ago
We had to cancel and try to reschedule our reservation at the last minute. Ryan was extemely helpful and allowed us to reschedule for the next weekend - no problem. Our room was lovely and very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious - thank you for a great stay! We'll be back - highly recommended!!
Response from the owner - 12 months ago
We were happy to accommodate your rescheduling! Things happen, we understand that. That is one of the nice things of always dealing with the owner of the establishment rather than some random person - things get done fast and right. We are glad that you enjoyed the room and found breakfast to be delicious. We look forward to your next visit and all those that come from your high recommendation! - Ryan Mercer, Owner/Innkeeper
Jean Lowrance
9 months ago
My husband and I have stayed at Terra Nova several times and it is our favorite bed and breakfast! Ryan is very helpful with the reservations and the rooms are always so comfortable to stay in with private bathrooms. It is going to be our first choice whenever we visit our sons at college!
Response from the owner - 9 months ago
We appreciate your repeat visits to Terra Nova House when you are in the Grove City area! Do make sure to book those college visits very early though or you may have to resort to your second choice...and who wants that? See you next time! - Ryan Mercer, Owner/Innkeeper