The Mercersburg Inn

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

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Check out upcoming events, classes & dinners! 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 home baked 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.

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Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

A weekend in Mercersburg

5 on October 24, 2017

We came to Mercersburg for a Stone House Tour and needed a place to stay for the weekend. We found the Mercersburg Inn and we enjoyed every minute we were there. The room was very comfortable, attractive, and very clean. The dinner and breakfasts we had there were elegant and everyone we met was helpful and friendly. We wish it was closer then 7 hours to our home.


Ready for a second visit!

5 on September 01, 2017

Gorgeous inn and outstanding staff! It was a perfect place to celebrate a birthday and visit Gettysburg. We had an amazing dinner at the Inn. We stayed in the Dressing Room (#2). Loved the balcony where we enjoyed our morning coffee and evening wine. Loved the history of the Byron family and enjoyed seeing their photos in the dining room. Innkeepers Jim and Lisa were wonderful along with their staff. We are ready for a second visit!


Incredible Experience

5 on November 21, 2016

What an incredible experience! The hospitality was professional, welcoming, and extremely accommodating. The staff were kind, attentive, and made sure that all of our needs were met. The breakfast was beyond words (numerous offerings made for a delectable experience)! The room was refreshing, and one of the best nights of sleep we have ever had. We highly recommend you go out of your way to stay at the Mercersburg Inn! You will not regret your decision.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. Best night sleep is always a great compliment. Thanks, hope to see you again. Jim

- JIm (innkeeper)


The place the world forgot

4.8 on June 27, 2016

Awesome says it all. I accidently stumbled onto this magnificent old hotel at 11:00PM and had no idea what to expect when I rang the door bell. I was greeted by one of the nicest most interesting lady's I have ever met. Her name is Lisa and she made me feel like her and her husband Jim had been waiting all day for me. It was like stepping back into time with a touch of true class. The rooms are each very unique, some with private balcony's. The rooms do not have a TV and I thank God for that. They are equipped with Wi-Fi if you really need to be on your computer. The entire hotel is so immaculate and squeaky clean it makes you smile. The sheets are so crisp they smell fresh-air dried like my mother did when I was a kid. The prices are fair, the staff is their when you need them and not when you don't. I took a lot of pictures because I knew no one would believe what I found. I can't wait to come back again with my wife and best friends so they can share this experience. The town is very historic and it even has an ice cream shop called "Just-In Time. This is not just a nice place to stay, it is a magnificent experience. Thank you Jim and Lisa.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review. A guest like you makes our jobs enjoyable. It was our pleasure to have you at the Inn and we await your return with your wife. Jim

- Jim (innkeeper)


Idyllic Luxury

5 on April 27, 2016

The Mercersburg Inn is a tranquil paradise nestled in the mountains of rural Pennsylvania. The idyllic setting, quiet solitude and attentive service combined to make our night away perfect. Our room was bright and spacious and featured a private balcony that overlooked the small town and lush grounds. We had an opportunity to peek into many of the other rooms, and each one had its own character, all decorated in period motifs that flowed beautifully with the decor of of the Inn, itself, which was originally built in 1909 as a private home. The game room downstairs featured a pool table, air hockey table, games and a library, which in addition to the lovely sitting rooms upstairs all enhanced the experience and added to the relaxing and home-like atmosphere. Sadly, we were not able to enjoy dinner there, but the breakfast was spectacular and the homemade granola superb. The Innkeepers were delightful to talk with and we look forward to returning in the future.

Innkeeper Response
We await your return! Thanks for the review but what will do for an encore? Joking aside, thanks for recognizing our efforts. We enjoy meeting all of our guests and enjoy a good conversation with them. Regards, Jim

- Jim (innkeeper)


gorgeous and accommodating B&B

5 on March 02, 2016

The INN is a wonderfully restored and kept mansion. Each room was restored and decorated with great thought and detail and in keeping with it's early 1900's origin. It was very enjoyable to browse through each uniquely decorated room. The owners were very engaging and we found it easy to break into conversation. Our breakfast was fruit, coffee, juice, a warm breakfast cake and a delicious goas cheese tart. It was a 10! We will definitely be back.

Innkeeper Response
It is always great when we hear from someone who understands what it takes to keep the place in period and fresh at the same time - thanks. Also a special thanks from me on your breakfast review since I am the "breakfast guy". Come see us again soon. Jim

- Jim (innkeeper)


Another great weekend

5 on November 12, 2015

We have stayed here many times over the past few years and love it more each time. Beautiful accommodations, warm and helpful staff and we always have the most delicious dinner at the restaurant. Just an awesome place which I wouldn't have any hesitation to recommend. We will be back again and again! I honestly can't say enough good things about this place.


Weekend Getaway

5 on October 31, 2015

We have stayed here many times over the past few years and love it more each time. Beautiful accommodations, warm and helpful staff and we always have the most delicious dinner at the restaurant. Just an awesome place which I wouldn't have any hesitation to recommend. We will be back again and again! I honestly can't say enough good things about this place.

Innkeeper Response
One of the most satisfying comments we can see in a review is that someone has been here many times over the years. Thank you for your review and your frequent visits. Jim

- Jim (innkeeper)


New Years at Mercersburg

4.6 on January 04, 2015

Great time with friends former visit.

Innkeeper Response
We are glad you and your friends choose us have a reunion. Hope to see you again. Jim

- Jim (innkeeper)


Mercersburg stay

3.6 on November 11, 2014

The staff were very friendly, the decor in the dining area and public rooms were great (a single discordant note for the mantelpiece katana). Obviously a great amount of care and love have gone into the manor house. The dining room decor and appointment was exceptional. Food was mediocre, to salty for our taste. The carriage house was similarly well appointed. All in all a very nice overnight.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your review. Well, the Japanese sword is gone. The staff had been in a deadlock vote to keep it or remove it and you were the tie breaker. Please contact me about the food. It has never been described as mediocre and I would like to know more details about what you had ordered. I would appreciate it. Hope to see you again!

- Jim McCoy (innkeeper)


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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

Nightly Rate: $395 - $395

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

Nightly Rate: $255 - $255

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

Nightly Rate: $285 - $285

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

Nightly Rate: $255 - $255

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $140

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $155

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

Nightly Rate: $325 - $325

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

Nightly Rate: $255 - $255

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

Nightly Rate: $255 - $255

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $140

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

Nightly Rate: $255 - $255

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

Nightly Rate: $180 - $180

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

Nightly Rate: $325 - $325

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

Nightly Rate: $200 - $200

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

Nightly Rate: $255 - $255

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

Nightly Rate: $180 - $180

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

Nightly Rate: $255 - $255

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Secluded, Small town

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn, Mansion

On-site amenities

Billiards, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wheelchair access

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bicycles, Billiards, Downhill Skiing, Hiking trails, Whitetail Resort, Gettysburg Battlefield

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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
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1st night
  • Cancellations: Cancellation less than 7 days - no refund. Cancellation 7 days and greater before arrival $30 cancel fee
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Lisa and Jim

Languages spoken

Russian, English

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About the innkeepers

The Mercersburg Inn is a special property that made us want to become innkeepers.

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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


Signature Dish

Eggs Benedict
A Guest Favorite!


Recipes

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Deals


Special Package

New Year's Eve

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 See our website for more details

French Cooking Classes

The Mercersburg Inn is proud to partner with the acclaimed L' Academie de Cuisine of Bethesda, MD to present a series of culinary weekends offering French cooking classes throughout the year. Featuring two hands-on classes throughout the weekend and an elegant Chef's Dinner, prepared by the Inn's Chef de Cuisine Dan Nowalk. See upcoming dates and details: http://www.mercersburginn.com/events-in-pa.html

International Wines & Food Weekends

Join us for wine tasting weekends with John Peters! Taste your way around the world and learn from the best. See upcoming event dates and details: http://www.mercersburginn.com/events-in-pa.html

Quilting Weeekends

That's right: a full weekend of quilting! Join us for a crafty retreat in our turn-of-the-century Georgian mansion. Get to know the instructor and check out upcoming dates and details: http://www.mercersburginn.com/events-in-pa.html

Date Night Special

A date night like no other awaits you with this special that includes a bottle of wine, candles, a $50 gift certificate towards dinner out and more! Available Sunday-Thursday only, except during holiday periods. Cannot be combined with other offers or third party gift certificates.

Thanksgiving Special

Let us do the cooking this year! Our restaurant is open to inn guests and the public! For those staying with us: reserve a King Room for Thanksgiving and enjoy a complimentary 4-course Thanksgiving Dinner or book any room for Thanksgiving and stay Friday for 50% off! Call 717-328-5231 to book and get details at mercersburginn.com

Stay For 3, Pay For 2

That's right! Book 3 nights for the price of 2! Book online and use promo code: 3for2 Special is valid for stays thru November 30, 2017. New reservations only, cannot be combined with other offers. Reservation is fully prepaid and non-refundable. Blackout dates include holiday periods.

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