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The Mercersburg Inn

405 South Main Street , Mercersburg, PA 17236 USA (Show map)
4.5
126 Reviews
$140 - $325
per night

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About

In 1909, Ione and Harry Byron embarked upon a dream - the creation of a magnificent private estate. The Byron's unlimited wealth, impeccable taste, and sophisticated vision of a life of casual elegance led, two years later, to the completion of Prospect, a stately Georgian mansion surrounded by 6.5 landscaped acres and named for the mansion's panoramic views of the Tuscarora Mountains and the charming town of Mercersburg. Situated across from the campus of The Mercersburg Academy, the Inn has views of the beautifully proportioned Academy Chapel with its grand, 43 bell carillon. Awaken to the aroma of homebaked breakfast breads. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the 225-year-old historic village or ride an Inn Mountain bike over back roads to a covered bridge.

Rooms & Rates

Prospect View

Once the private retreat of Harry Byron, Prospect View is now the inn's most spacious room with a king canopied bed, private balcony, and grand fireplace. Original tile floors and fixtures grace the enormous bathroom, which features an old-fashioned soaking tub and separate marble shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Dressing Room

Featuring a canopied king bed, private bath, and magnificent views of the Tuscarora Mountains, this open, airy room is awash in soft, subtle tones. One of our most distinctive spaces, this former dressing suite features an arched entryway, gorgeous maple floors, and French doors leading on to a small, private balcony under the inn's portico.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Ione's Suite

The former sanctuary of the mistress of the house, this pleasant room presents a king canopied bed, queen-size sofa bed, and a huge bath with an old-fashioned soaking tub and separate marble shower. Large corner windows let in the light and offer beautiful views of the countryside.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Tidd's Room

Decorated in burgundy and navy blue, this charming room was once the scheming and dreaming place for the Byron's youngest son, Tidd. Replete with country antiques, the ample interior features a king canopied bed, leather recliner, and private bath. A second door leads to a balcony.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nanny's Room

Sunlit and inviting, this quaint and colorful room was once the restful refuge for the Byrons' nanny. Features include a queen featherbed, antique bureau, and a small, private bath with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Garden View

Crisp and bright in blue and white, this sunny corner room features a queen bed and small bath with shower. Overlooking the inn's back gardens, it offers a quiet and tranquil repose.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Marie Claire

With a large, lovely fireplace and a private, covered balcony, this sun-filled room is an inn favorite. Soft light streams onto the window seat, a perfect place to curl up with a book. A charming sofa bed in the sitting area, leather recliner, king canopied bed, and private bath make this room a perfect peaceful haven.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Julia's Repose

Bright and open, this lovely room's decor is a tribute to spring. Soft blue and yellow tones take center stage on the canopied king bed and in the spacious bath, which features an antique dressing table and an old-fashioned soaking tub with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Loft

Secluded and soothing, this two-room suite offers a king canopied bed and a graceful antique love seat. A multipaned window adds architectural flair to the additional loft bedroom, where a twin bed with a matching trundle double the sleeping space. Perfect for families or friends traveling together, this room also features a small, private bath with a shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Lavender Room

Featuring exquisite antique prints of fruits and vegetables, this luminous room gleams with lavender and white accents. An antique armoire and private bath complete the intimate atmosphere.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Academy View

Featuring a canopied king bed and large, antique bureau, this gracious corner room looks out on the stunning spires of Mercersburg Academy's chapel. An overstuffed love seat graces the sitting area, and a large walk-in closet leads to the private bath with a modern tub and shower combination.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The School Room

Once a classroom for the Byron's sons, this alcove now serves as a country hideaway. A hand-stitched quilt drapes over the queen bed, and a private bath and dressing area complete the homey atmosphere.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Romantic Retreat

Private and romantic, this large suite is tucked away in an upstairs corner, perfect for honeymooners or those romantically inclined! A see-through fireplace casts a warm glow over both bedroom and bathroom. A whirlpool tub for two, king poster bed, and cozy window seat complete the secluded setting.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Sitting Room

This former sitting room now offers a queen bed tucked into a cozy alcove and a large, separate sitting area with an antique love seat and desk. Perfect for business travelers or guests seeking distinct sleeping and lounging spaces, this fetching room also offers a private bath and walk-in closet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Vaughn's Room

Classic print pillows adorn the king bed in this stylishly decorated room. Dressed in timeless black and white toile, this delightful space features a walk-in closet and private bath with a modern tub and shower combination. In the corner, a glorious antique black-lacquer desk invites guests to write postcards or update their journals.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Carriage House South

Quaint and comfy, this newly constructed room features a queen bed, TV, Jacuzzi tub, and individually controlled heating and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Carriage House North

The larger of two, newly constructed rooms, Carriage House North features a king bed, writing desk, TV, Jacuzzi tub, shower, and individually controlled heating and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Services4.5
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.5

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126 Reviews

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Great Getaway Inn

5 on July 07, 2014

This inn is great! The inn is a grand structure in a treed lot. It has a very nice wood trimmed interior, and is furnished with wonderful antiques. The balcony room was roomy and well appointed. The staff is friendly and welcoming. Dinner was very good as well.


Relaxing and enjoyable stay at The Mercersburg Inn

4.8 on June 30, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our 38th Anniversary at the Mercersburg Inn while returning home to North Carolina from visiting family in PA/OH areas. Lisa and Jim were gracious and welcoming hosts. We toured the inn and found it to be gorgeous and elegant. We chose to stay in the Carriage House/North room as it had television in the room. However, with the beautiful grounds and spacious game room, we really would not have needed the television. Jim's breakfasts were absolutely wonderful - so delicious with generous portions. The beautiful breakfast room with lovely setting and spacious windows was a great way to start our day. In addition, we enjoyed playing games of pool in the game room - something that we had not done in years - though "rusty" for sure, we thoroughly enjoyed it! We had a wonderful time at the Mercersburg Inn. Thanks to Jim and Lisa for their hospitality!


A fantastic find

5 on June 17, 2014

It was a quick trip ( one night )but what a lovely property!! Felt like a step back in time. Beautiful property with pristine up keep and amazing hospitality. Can't wait to come back


Perfect Day in Mercrsburg

3.8 on June 03, 2014

Wonderful Hotel with Great Atmosphere and outstanding rooms


Good Time

5 on May 05, 2014

Hot/cold water tweaky at times


Best B&B we've ever stayed in.

5 on April 23, 2014

Mercersburg Inn is a lovely place. The architecture is amazing and the staff is fantastic. We felt like we were living in history. We were disappointed that we had to leave the Inn to visit with relatives in the area. Breakfast was a feast for the eyes and the stomach. We'll stay here again when in the area.


Great get-away

4.2 on April 21, 2014

Great place- food was not quite what I expected, yet was very good. Should offer espresso for breakfast included in the cost- after paying $200+ a night a $5 charge for espresso is a bit odd.


Amazing Wedding Weekend

5 on April 11, 2014

My wife and I had our wedding at the Mercersburg Inn on April 5. We rented out the majority of the inn and adjoining property for family and friends. Lisa and Jim, the owners, were incredibly helpful throughout the whole planning process, and the execution of the entire event was 100% perfect and flawless. They food, both brunch and dinner, is also delicious, and the rooms and service are impeccable. We will without a doubt return to the inn for another visit sometime, and hopefully soon!


Our stay at the Mercersburg Inn

4.6 on April 04, 2014

The Inn was much bigger than we expected. Our room was tastefully decorated and the beds were very comfortable. The Inn was exceptionally clean. We decided to eat dinner at the Inn and were so pleased we did. Our meals were wonderful! The chef did an amazing job preparing our choices exactly as we indicated. We would recommend this Inn to others and we plan to return soon.


excellent B and B

4.8 on March 05, 2014

Probably the best B and B we have ever stayed in. Loved it and can't wait to go back


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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Village

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Country Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Piano, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Telephone

On-site activities

Bicycles, Billiards, Boating, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Whitetail Resort, Gettysburg Battlefield, Ski rentals

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: 1st night
  • Cancellations: Cancellation less than 7 days - no refund. Cancellation 7 days and greater before arrival $30 cancel fee

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Lisa and Jim

Languages spoken

Russian, English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian


Deals


Special Package

Thanksgiving Packages

Free Four Course Thanksgiving Dinner for 2 Requires a 1 night stay,in a superior or extravagant room. See our website for menu. ALso, book any room on Thanksgiving and stay Friday for 50% off!

Wine Lovers Getaways

The Event: There is a late afternoon wine tasting and educational session with John Peters. Then, he will join with our chef, Dan Nowalk, a charter member of the Pennsylvania Culinary Society, to delight us with a 5-course dinner with wine pairings. Saturday 5:00 pm -Wine Tasting Session - 6 wines. Saturday 8 pm – Five-course dinner with wine pairings selected by John, including a brief discussion of the wines chosen. 2013 Dates October 26, 2013 - Wines and Foods of France If you have been here for any of the above country/regional wine weekends - the wines and dinner menu will not be the same. Prices: $115 per person plus room - Requires overnight stay. Repeat Wine and Food Guests $105 This will be a popular weekend, so be sure to make your reservation now. Call us at (717-328-5231 or 1-866-628-7401) to make your reservation or click here to reserve online Wine and Food Weekend and scroll down to your selected event package

B&B Cooking Schools

The Mercersburg Inn is proud to partner with the acclaimed L’ Academie de Cuisine of Bethesda, MD, to present a series of culinary weekends throughout the year. Held Friday night through Sunday afternoon, the weekends feature two intensive cooking classes and (of course) fabulous meals. Cooking classes are held in the mornings, followed by a lunch featuring the results! The Saturday night’s Chef’s Dinner is an elegant gala event. Call early (717-328-5231) for your chance to cook in the country with L’Academie’s Francois Dionot or Patrice Olivon— these weekends fill up fast! Course Fees Classes: $185 per person Chef’s Dinner: $85 per person (includes, Tax, gratuity and wine) Chef Patrice Olivon 2012 - Nov.30-Dec 2 2013 Dates coming soon Chef Francois Dionot 2014 Dates Jan 24-26 Apr 11-13 Sep 12-14 Nov 8-10 See our website for details.

Spa/Massage Specials

Our Pennsylvania spa vacation package at The Mercersburg Inn includes a 60-minute massage for two** in the privacy of your own room, four-course prix fixe dinner for two, double-occupancy lodging, and breakfast for two. The bar is additional and taxes and gratuities are not included. This spa package is available Thursday - Sunday. A la carte massage also available. Available in superior or extravagant rooms only.

Military Rate (active duty)

We appreciate our men and women of the US Military and enjoy very much having them as guests at the Inn. We offer the 20% off any room, any time, no blackout dates. Must have ID.

Quilters Workshops & Getaways

Great Deal on Weekend and Weekday Quilting Retreats/Classes Beginner Welcome! Non-Qulter partners welcome! WEEKENDS - Friday-Sun - $440 includes all meals, room and class. 2nd quilter in room with meals - $340 Non-quilter in room with meals - $240 2013 Dates Dec 13-15

Elopements/vow Renewal

Our Elopment Package 2 nights in either the Romantic Retreat or The Marie Clare Officiate or minister Bridal bouquet, boutonniere, table arrangement 20 photos on CD (non-professional) Wedding cake Champagne or wine toast for 2 with hors d'oeuvres. Delicious 3-course breakfast served each morning Price $1150 not including tax. Additions For your maid/matron of honor and best man - add $70 Bouquet, boutonniere, champagne toast, hors d'oeuvres, wedding cake. A soothing 60-minute massage - $88 Romantic dinner in our fine dining restaurant - Byron's Dining Room

Wedding Packages

Plan your Pennsylvania wedding in our private mansion at The Mercersburg Inn. Upon arrival, your guests will be received by our experienced, professional staff. Cocktails at the Tile Room Bar, butlered hors d'oeuvres served by our white-gloved servers, dinner prepared by Chef Nowalk of our fine dining restaurant, Byron's Dining Room, then dancing to the music of your choice in the Great Room.

Beer Lovers Getaways

Fine Dining Pairings are not for Wine Lovers Only! Join us for an afternoon tour and tasting at the Roy Pitz Brewery followed by an evening of fine dining with beer pairings developed by Chef Dan Nowalk and the brewmasters. From pale ale to dark, smokey brews, see how the correct matching of foods and beers can enhance a dining experience. This will be a 5 course dinner. See our website for details and dates through the summer.

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Details

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

405 South Main Street , Mercersburg, PA 17236 USA (Show map)

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