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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Overall
4.5

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

Perfect Romantic Get-away!

5 on August 25, 2018

I'm so glad my B&B search online featured this beautiful Inn. We were looking for a place within a 2 hour drive of DC and this lovely location was perfect! The on site restaurant offers fine dining and is not to be missed.


We Eloped to the Mercersburg Inn

5 on August 02, 2018

Flowers, cake, minister, champagne toast, romantic dinner, beautiful garden setting, lovely photos, and wonderful room, all made our wedding day a memory to cherish. The staff was excited for us and couldn’t be nicer. The mansion is beautifully maintained and was a step back in time. Thank you to Tomi and her staff for the most wonderful time.


Romantic 35th Anniversary getaway

5 on July 30, 2018

My husband and I loved our getaway to the Mercersburg Inn. It was so charming and the food was exquisite. I loved the linens in our room and the whirlpool. Everything was exceptionally clean. Our dinner was gourmet and the staff surprised us with writing Happy Anniversary in chocolate around our scrumptious dessert . The bread is made on the premises as is the ice cream. The next morning we had French toast with custard. I have no idea how they made it, but it was to die for! I am very particular about the dining atmosphere and table linens and dishes. I also come from a long line of good cooks. Everything was beautiful and exceptionally clean and well presented. The music was also relaxing and romantic. We had a wonderful time. The town is charming and surrounding mountains and country side gorgeous. You should go!


More than outstanding!

4.8 on March 01, 2018

We had an amazing time and spontaneously stayed for a second night as we loved it so much! The house is incredibly pretty and in amazing condition. Everything was so well decorated, clean and friendly! Most exceptional stay in a very long time, would have loved to stay longer!


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)


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Rooms & Rates

Prospect View #1

Once the private retreat of Harry Byron, Prospect View is now the Inn's most spacious room with a king bed, queen pull-out sofa, 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: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Marie Claire #7

With a large, lovely fireplace and a private, covered balcony, this sun-filled room is an Inn's 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 bed, and private bath make this room a perfect peaceful haven.

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

Dressing Room #2

Featuring a 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 #3

The former sanctuary of the mistress of the house, this pleasant room presents a king 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

The Loft #9

Secluded and soothing, this two-room suite offers a king bed. 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

Julia's Repose #8

Bright and open, this lovely room's decor is a tribute to spring. Soft blue and yellow tones take center stage on the 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

Tidd's Room #4

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 bed, leather recliner, and private bath. A second door leads to a balcony.

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

Vaughn's Room #16

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

Academy View #11

Featuring a 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

Sitting Room #15

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

School Room #12

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

Garden View #6

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

Lavender Room #10

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

Nanny's Room #5

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

Carriage House South # 17

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 # 18

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: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Romantic Retreat #14

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

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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:: 15:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Tomomi Fujita

Languages spoken

Russian, English, Japanese

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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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