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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quaint and comfy, this newly constructed room features a queen bed, TV, Jacuzzi tub, and individually controlled heating and air conditioning.
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.
4.4 on September 10, 2014
This is a beautiful Inn. We were in town for a wedding and didn’t get an opportunity to thoroughly enjoy our stay for we were not at the Inn very long. We had a lovely surprise when we arrived. They had upgraded our room for us! Hopefully we will get an opportunity in the future to visit again. Thank you for such a smooth and hassle free stay in this gorgeous building.
4.0 on August 28, 2014
Our room was spacious and very clean. The bed was very comfortable and the breakfast was delicious. We only stayed one night and it was worth it.
3.6 on August 20, 2014
Felt like we were nickel and dimed - $10 charge to make up fold out couch when there was already a cot in the room.....................nice but pricey for the middle of nowhere.
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are glad that you enjoyed the dining and the cleanliness of our rooms. We are sorry you were concerned with our charges. They are all stated on our web site and our confirmation. Our rates are for double occupancy for a queen or king bed. The extra bed charge may seem insignificant but we use high count Egyptian cotton sheets, pillow cases and down pillows which require extra care and laundering service. As a wedding guest we understand that your hosts chose the lodging and this may have not been the type of location you would choose. Perhaps, if you were here on just a leisurely trip you could have enjoyed the surrounding mountains and our historic village as most of our guests do.
3.8 on August 13, 2014
The Mercersburg Inn is a wonderful place to stay if you are visiting the Mercersburg, PA area. It is a beautiful historic home located right in town. Some of the rooms are very expensive, but the less extravagant rooms are lovely as well. They serve a wonderful breakfast every morning which is included in your room rate. Byron's Restaurant is also open in the evening on weekends for dinner. We had a delicious dinner there the first night of our stay.
Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a great visit and also enjoyed our breakfasts and dinner. Hope to see you again!
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.
Thanks for your kind review. We are always happy when our guests enjoy this beautiful place. Please visit us again!
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!
It was a pleasure to have you here on your anniversary. Thank you for the review. Hope to see you for your 39th!!
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
We can't wait to have you back. We are glad you enjoyed our summer gardens and the serenity of our inn. Thanks for the review.
3.8 on June 03, 2014
Wonderful Hotel with Great Atmosphere and outstanding rooms
Well, you make our hard work all worth it! Thanks for enjoying our place and hope to see you again.
5 on May 05, 2014
Hot/cold water tweaky at times
Thanks for the kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We are unaware of any hot/cold water issues but would sure like to know which room you were in so we can remedy any problems. If you read this please send us an email. This would be greatly appreciated. Hope to see you again.
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.
Thank you for your review. It is always great to hear that the staff is doing a wonderful job. Come see us again soon!
Countryside, Mountains, Village
Antique Shopping, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Conference Rooms, Copier, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Piano, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar
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
Bicycles, Billiards, Boating, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Whitetail Resort, Gettysburg Battlefield, Ski rentals
Lisa and Jim
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!
Five course chef's dinner with wine Dancing until ? in The Great Room Watch the Ball drop in Times Square Champagne Toast and Finger Sweets at Midnight Gourmet 3 course breakfast Late breakfast and late check-out New Years' Day Black Tie Preferred - Adults only Dinner and Party - $160 per person plus room See our website for more details
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 Chef Francois Dionot 2014 Dates Jan 24-26 Apr 11-13 Sep 12-14 Nov 22-23 See our website for details.
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.
Great Deal on Weekend and Weekday Quilting Retreats/Classes Beginner Welcome! Non-Qulter partners welcome! WEEKENDS - Friday-Sun - $460 includes all meals, room and class. 2nd quilter in room with meals - $355 Non-quilter in room with meals - $255 2014 Dates Nov. 14-16 2015 Dates Mar. 13-15
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
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.
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.
Join Vermont's Three Shepherds Cheese at The Mercersburg Inn for a weekend of cheesemaking classes and instruction March 20 - 22, 2015