Century Inn 1794

The Century Inn, Historic Pa Bed and Breakfast

On August 18th, 2015, our lives completely changed. A devastating chapter was added to the history of our 200 year old Inn. In the following year, we have been diligently working with Peter Margittai Architects, in order to rebuild our beloved Inn. While there will be changes, we vow to make the Inn as familiar as possible. Megin has been working hard at replacing the antiques that were lost. Two pieces we are particularly excited about are: a field cradle that resembles the one that once resided in the Stephen Hill Suite and the same harpsichord that once adorned our Main Dining Room (although our original one featured a painting by our dear, departed friend John Yothers) When not in meetings, we have found the time to replace our tennis court with raised beds and are in the process of experimenting with growing our own vegetables, fruits and herbs that will be able to continue to harvest year after year and incorporate into our daily menus.

We know so many of you drive by and do not see much “action”, we assure you that we are working very hard and as fast as we can. We do hope to release a construction date soon, we know it will help ease some minds and guarantee that we plan on rebuilding. We never thought we would be in this position and our hearts ache for those who have experienced the devastation and aftermath of a fire.

We have purposely tried not to release too much information as we know how important the Inn is, not only to our community but to our heritage. We are taking every step with extra care and extra caution. We are currently on our last tier of architectural drawings and are currently finalizing the technical diagrams and specifications of the utility services. We will be the first to update you when we have more exciting news to share!

Our staff is eager to get back into action with our daily service; we look forward to being host to the weary traveler once again and hope you will join us when we have our grand re-opening! You are always welcome to e-mail us with any questions and we will continue to post only photos of our Inn, before the fire, we encourage you to do the same and share your wonderful memories.

We know this has been a long journey, we have had hurdles along the way, but we won’t let anything get us down! Thank you so much for your continued support and for being part of our Century Inn family!

-The Harringtons


 

With a humble frontier beginning in 1794, through two centuries of generous hospitality, the noble Century Inn has welcomed both stagecoach and modern-day visitors with fine dining and comfortable lodging.

As the oldest continuously operating inn on the National Road, Century Inn has hosted many famous visitors including Andrew Jackson, the Marquis de LaFayette, Henry Clay, James K. Polk and Mexican General Santa Anna.

Located less than an hour south of downtown Pittsburgh, our 20-room stone inn can accommodate up to 23 overnight guests. The dining rooms can seat up to 140 persons, with additional facilities at our outdoor gazebo available during the warmer months.

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