About the Inn

The Inn on Negley is a luxury 8-room inn located in the historic area of Shadyside, a suburb of Pittsburgh. It was built in 1884 by a chaplain and sold as a home to a prominent industrialist and his family. The family lived in the house for more than 70 years.

The home was among the earliest built in Shadyside in the 1880s. The neighborhood’s isolation made it practical for wealthier families to build there because they could afford to own a horse and carriage and employ a driver.

The House was designed in a transitional manner that reflected both the Italianate style, which was fading from prominence in the early 1880s, combined with some elements of the Queen Anne style, which became popular in the mid- to late 1880s. The Italianate style may have been the most popular architectural style in construction of the middle class and working class homes in Pittsburgh, as well as throughout the United States between 1870 and 1885. The relatively simple, front gabled form of the house was one of several shapes in which Italianate homes were often built.

The unusual combination of Italianate and Victorian elements and the relatively early introduction of late Victorian style were unique to this home. 

The Inn’s perfect location, tucked away in the heart of the neighborhood, allows guests to enjoy a walk to restaurants, shops and activities.

Elizabeth Sullivan is a seasoned innkeeper with more than 21 years of experience. She purchased the Inn on Negley in 1997 and has updated the decor of all of the rooms and suites through an extensive renovation. She and all of the inn staff constantly strive for excellence. They take enormous pride in their work and will do everything that they can to make your stay delightful and memorable.