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.
4.8 on March 05, 2014
Probably the best B and B we have ever stayed in. Loved it and can't wait to go back
4.8 on February 26, 2014
A grand and delightful setting; our accomodations were complete from all sides, to include the superlative room and thoughtful details to the common rooms that were replete with history and were altogether quite inviting. Dining (both breakfast and dinner) were without question first rate and our guests were gracious and friendly throughout. We were inspired to use the National Registry index for future stays!
3.8 on February 26, 2014
The house is beautiful. When you enter the rooms, you really feel like you are traveling back in time. The only thing that I felt could have improve was the service. The staff was okay. They did what was expected but were not welcoming.
3.6 on February 20, 2014
We loved it!! We spent the night in the Lavender room. There was some natural noise because it's an old house but not very loud. The bathroom was comfortable. Our dinner on Valentine's Day was delicious, a very warm and romantic atmosphere. In the morning, it was very nice to watch the snow fall from the window in the living room where breakfast is served, consisting of three very rich and fresh dishes. The owners were always very friendly and provided us a map with directions to the whitetail ski resort. We plan to return soon !!
5 on February 09, 2014
We stayed for one night for a mid-week trip to Whitetail fairly late in the ski season. We were traveling with a small child so we had booked a room in the carriage house away from the other guests. It turned out there weren't many guests that particular night and there was going to be a big ice storm, so the owners (of their own volition and out of concern for the comfort/safety of our young daughter) upgraded us to a room in the main house. The room was fantastic and comfortable. The house was beautiful. Breakfast was very tasty. The entire experience was made even better by the helpful, friendly interactions we had with the staff and with the owners (in person, via email, and via phone)! I highly recommend The Mercersburg Inn.
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, Bicycles, Billiards, Boating, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Whitetail Resort, Gettysburg Battlefield, Ski rentals
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
Lisa and Jim
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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!
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
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.
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.
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 - $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
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.