At our Pennsylvania bed and breakfast guests are offered a unique and memorable experience. Not only do we offer romantic and luxurious lodging only 2 hours from Washington DC, but we have incredible events on site.

What can be more romantic and fun than a French cooking class with your loved one? Or how about indulging in a five course wine pairing dinner with our incredible Chef? Turn a wine pairing dinner into the ultimate weekend getaway and stay at our TripAdvisor #1 rated Inn!

Need a girlfriends getaway? Try your hand at quilting with one of our popular quilting weekends, or embark on a new culinary adventure and get lost in the art of cheese making. Who doesn’t love cheese?

Mark your calendars and book your fun and adventure filled getaway at our beautiful bed and breakfast located near Baltimore, Hagerstown, Chambersburg & Gettysburg.

Take a look at our amazing deals, indulgent packages and romantic touches, and create the getaway you always dreamed of.

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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.

A delicious shrimp plate

The Class

The weekend includes two classes. You arrive Friday afternoon/evening and the first class starts directly after breakfast on Saturday morning. The second class starts after breakfast on Sunday. These are two intensive (hands-on) cooking classes and (of course) fabulous meals for you to enjoy are the results. Saturday night's Chef's Dinner, prepared by the Inn's Chef de Cuisine Dan Nowalk, is an elegant gala event.

This is not a class where you sit and someone teaches. This is a hands-on, fun weekend. Chef Francois will do a demonstration and then discuss the menu and recipes. Then the group splits into teams and each prepares one course of the lunch. This is for all skill levels. Got a question, want to know how to do something, Chef Francois is right there.

Your Instructor

francoisChef Francois Dionot is the founder and director of L'Academie de Cuisine and has over 30 years of experience in the food service industry. A native of Reims, France, Mr. Dionot was educated at L'Ecole Hoteliere de la Societe Suisse de Hoteliers in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he earned a diploma in hotel and restaurant service management and all phases of food preparation. Mr. Dionot worked at various highly acclaimed kitchens in Switzerland, France, Washington DC, and New York.

Mr. Dionot remains an integral part of L'Academie de Cuisine, handling day-to-day operations as School Director and Instructor for the theoretical portions of the school's professional programs. He also teaches vocational French cuisine classes, conducts master classes on specialized food subjects around the country, and acts as a food consultant for various professional groups. A founding member and past President of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), he also is a Chef Rotisseur member of the Chaine des Rotisseurs and a member of the Vatel Club.

Weekend Schedule

Friday

Arrive at the Inn

Saturday

8:00am-9:30pm - Breakfast

10:00am - Cooking class Starts

12:30pm - Lunch with wine

7:00pm - Cocktails in the Tile Room (not included in the the course fee)

8:00pm - 5 course French Chef's Dinner with wine (optional not included in the course fee)

Sunday

8:00am-9:30pm - Breakfast

10:00am - Cooking class Starts

12:30pm - Lunch with wine

Prices, Provisions & Policies

Classes: $185 per person
Chef's Dinner: $85 per person (includes wine, gratuity and taxes)

Call early (717) 328-5231 for your chance to cook in the country with Chef Dionot - these weekends fill up fast!

Requires a minimum 2-night stay - Friday and Saturday nights

Upcoming Dates

 

 

Nov 12th - 13th, 2016 - Friday arrival for 2 nights stay required

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Jan 28th - 29th, 2017 - Friday arrival for 2 nights stay required

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Apr 22th - 23rd, 2017 - Friday arrival for 2 nights stay required

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International Wines & Food Weekends

Join us for Wine Tasting Weekends in Pennsylvania with John Peters!

White wine paired with a delicious entree

Your Host

John Peters joins to us with 27 years experience in the wine business. John’s long association with the wine industry has included owning and operating a wine shop and wine school in Washington, DC, working at the DeLoach vineyards in the Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, and managing several wine import companies. He has lectured on wine at the National Press Club, The Greenbriar Resort, The Homestead Resort, The French and Australian Embassies, The Decanter Club, Taste DC, and The Wine Tasting Association.

Event Schedules

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 - featuring 6 wines.

Saturday

8 pm – Five-course dinner with wine pairings selected by John, including a brief discussion of the wines chosen.

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, Provisions & Policies

$115 per person plus room
Repeat Wine and Food Guests $105 plus room

Requires overnight stay.
This will be a popular weekend, so be sure to make your reservation now.

Call us at 717-328-5231 to make your reservation or click here to reserve online Wine and Food Weekend and scroll down to your selected event package

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Upcoming Dates

 

November  5th, 2016
Wines and Foods of Napa and Sonoma

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Beer and Food Weekends

Join us for a beer tasting at Mercersburg Inn and discover that tastings and fine dining pairings are not for wine lovers only!

A pint of beer foaming to the brim

The Tasting and Dinner

 

For this summer's beer tasting event, we are highlighting the German Craft Beers from a local Pennsylvania microbrewery, Roy Pitz Brewery.

Our chef, Dan Nowalk, visited the brewery and sampled the beers with the brewmaster. He has created a 4-course chef's dinners for this summer, pairing the beers with his food creations. Taste and discover how a pale ale or a dark smokey brew can enhance a fine dining experience when paired with a complementary food.

These will be all freshly brewed beers taken earlier in the day from the taps of the brewmaster.

At 7 pm, we will start with a beer sampling social hour in our Tile Room bar. This will be followed at 8pm by a group dinner with the beer pairing.

Prices & Policies

Price - not including room:
$44 per person -includes tasting, dinner with beer pairings.

Taxes and gratuity not included.
Requires an overnight stay

Call us at (717) 328-5231 to make your reservation or Book Online.

Upcoming Dates

Summer 2017 - dates available soon

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Quilting Weekends

If you are reading this then we both know you cannot get enough of it! Exercise your obsession with everything quilting at an unforgettable weekend getaway in a turn-of-the-century Georgian Mansion.

Your Instructor

Bring your enthusiasm and your supplies to a quilting retreat** and we will have for you a well-lit room, plenty of space, and a great instructor. Frankie resides in Adams County, Pennsylvania. She belongs to Everybody’s Quilt Guild in nearby Westminster, MD. She has had a lifelong love of quilting. Her expertise includes paper piecing, appliquéing by machine, machine quilting and hand dyeing her own fabric. She has been the quilting instructor at the Inn for over six years. If you have enjoyed any of Jennifer Chiaverini's novels and you are searching for your own Elm Creek Manor, you have found it.

Schedule

Friday

  • 5 pm - Social hour and Show and Tell. Meet Frankie and the owners, Jim and Lisa McCoy. Enjoy a glass of wine, beverages, and snacks.
  • 6:30 pm - Dinner in Byron's Dining Room. Chef Dan Nowalk will prepare special menu for the group. We have a full bar with a selection of wine, beer, and liquor.

Saturday

  • 8 am - Our delicious breakfast is served.
  • 9 am to 12 pm - Quilting Session. The Great Room of the Inn will be prepared for the classes. The room is bright, big, and beautiful. Beverages are served during all sessions.
  • 12:30 pm - Lunch is Served.
  • 2 pm to 5 pm - Quilting Session
  • 6:30 pm - Dinner is Served.
  • Optional - "work alone time" is available until 11:30 PM. If instead you decide to relax for the rest of the night, you may enjoy the game room with pool table, air-hockey, and other games and puzzles.

Sunday

  • 8 am - Another delicious breakfast is served.
  • 9 am to 12 pm - Quilting Session
  • 12:30 pm - Lunch is Served.
  • 2 pm to 3:30 pm - Last Quilting Session.

Guest Rooms

events-roomsLet's talk comfort. Our beds are fantastic! Every room is unique like your quilts are - take your pick. The best linens you can imagine, down pillows and comforters to embrace you, the softest robe and towels to ever touch you! Every room has a queen or king bed with a private bathroom.

 

Prices, Provisions & Policies

The price for this weekend is $480 per person and worth every penny!

Add a 2nd quilter in room with meals - $375

Add a Non-quilter in room with meals - $275

For the non-quilters - discounted golf at Whitetail - Shopping at Prime Outlets, Swimming at Cowan's Gap and more!

Includes room for 2 nights single occupancy, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dInners, beverages, gratuities - single occupancy - excluding taxes, wines, beer, and spirits.

For this event only, all rooms will be sold at the same discounted price on a first-come first-pick basis.

**We provide tables, ironing boards, and irons. You bring the sewing machine and the rest of your tools. Frankie will email you a list of required materials.

There must be at least one person per room participating in the quilting class retreats. Full regular room rates will apply if there is not at least one person per room participating in the quilting class. The class and dining package are not available unless there is one participant per room.

***Shopping Bonus***

Several wonderful quilt shops in the area have offered us discounts! Shop Hop anyone?

Upcoming Dates

 

October 21-23, 2016

Pattern: Color Me Blue

By popular demand... The wonderful world of Paper Piecing!

Quilt Size: 49” x 49”

Skill Level: Intermediate. These paper-pieced snowflake blocks are enhanced by the simplicity of their surroundings.

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December 2-4, 2016

Pattern: Amazing Twister

Join in on this fun project of beautiful pinwheels!  Create a keepsake that looks difficult but in actuality is very simple to master.  Great for layer cake bundles or as a scrap buster…

Quilt Size: Generous lap quilt

Skill Level: Confident beginner and beyond

Copy of Twister Quilt April 2013-2

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March 31 - April 2, 2017

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Cheese Making

Cheese Making Weekends in Pennsylvania -- with Three Shepherd's Cheese

Students make their own cheese

Your Instructors

Join Dr. Larry and Linda Faillace of Vermont's Three Shepherds Cheese at The Mercersburg Inn for a weekend of fun and informative cheesemaking!

Linda and Larry, along with their three children, Francis, Heather, and Jackie, began a family farm enterprise located in the heart of Vermont's beautiful Green Mountains in 1993. They are committed to sustainable practices and quality artisanal products with a focus on cheese.

Larry and Linda are passionate cheeseophiles and food enthusiasts. Over the past eighteen years they have taught the art and science of cheesemaking to nearly 3000 students from around the world. Three Shepherds' cheeses and cheesemaking classes have been featured in numerous publications and television shows including: "Food Finds” on the Food Network, Martha Stewart Television, "Gourmet," "Cooking Light," "Ski Magazine," "Elle," and "Travel and Leisure," to name a few. Linda and Larry’s cheesemaking adventures have taken them across the United States, and they were the first to teach traditional artisan cheesemaking techniques in Bermuda and Belize.

Schedule

Friday
Cheese students arrive for a weekend of fun and delicious activities. Included in the course is the "Three Shepherds Artisanal Cheesemaking Manual" complete with lots of fascinating cheese information and all the necessary recipes for the weekend. During the evening hours, Larry and Linda will lead a short introductory discussion followed by the starting of two cheeses. These cheeses require a full night of incubation and transformation into curds and whey.

Saturday
Class begins after breakfast and includes a full day of hands-on cheesemaking along with discussions of the history and discovery of cheesemaking, the principles of artisan cheesemaking, the types of milk needed for cheesemaking (as well as those to be avoided), and the tools and ingredients required for the foolproof creation of delicious cheeses at home. We will complete the soft-ripened cheese and Quark begun on Friday evening, make a batch of Feta, as well as some whole milk Ricotta.

The Faillaces will also work with the class to make their signature lunch, based on the morning’s activities.

The class will also provide cheese to the Inn’s chef, to be incorporated into the optional Saturday evening meal.

Saturday Night
Optional 4 course dinner with wine using some of the cheeses made during the Saturday Class. $50 -includes tax and gratuity.

Sunday
Another day of cheesemaking begins after Sunday breakfast. Students will complete the cheeses made on Saturday, including a discussion and demonstration of salting and brining. The class will also make the always popular fresh Mozzarella, as well as whey Ricotta. The highlight of Sunday is Linda’s cheese tasting and wine pairing lunch. Lunch is like a class of its own in cheese appreciation, pairing, and serving, and includes a wonderful array of select cheeses. Upon completion of the class, students will have the opportunity to take several cheeses home with them and the knowledge and skill to make them at home.

Prices, Provisions & Policies

$395 per person plus room - Requires 2 night stay.

Former Cooking Class guests - 10% discount on class fee.

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.

Upcoming Dates

Sept. 30 - Oct. 2

We will create soft-ripened cheese and Quark, make a batch of Feta, as well as some whole milk Ricotta. Enjoy the optional dInner on  Saturday evening with your cheeses made during the day.

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Thanksgiving Special

Complimentary Thanksgiving Dinner

Stay with us, let us do the cooking and enjoy Chef Dan Nowalk's  traditional four-course Thanksgiving Dinner.

Seasonal pumpkins in the fall

Reserve a Superior or Extravagant Room for Thanksgiving Day at regular prices and enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner for 2 with our compliments.

Enjoy an early 1 pm check-in and then join us for dinner (seating 1 pm to 5 pm).

Complimentary dinner applies only to the Traditional 4-course dinner - no substitutions.

Gratuities and beverages not included.

Book any room on Thanksgiving and stay Friday for 50% off!

Call us at (717-328-5231 to make your reservation or click here to reserve online Reservation to book your room.

Select the Thanksgiving Special "add-on" for the dinner special.

For the Friday special - type "Friday special" in the Special Requirements box and we will adjust the rate and sent you a confirmation.

These specials cannot be combined with any other discounts. Not valid with donated gift certificates.

Upcoming Dates

November 28th, 2016

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New Year's Eve

Plan to spend a New Year’s Eve getaway at The Mercersburg Inn.

Two glasses of champagne in front of glowing colored lights

Pennsylvania New Year’s Eve getaways include the amenities listed below.

Each of the 17 rooms in our Pennsylvania bed & breakfast features a plush feather bed with 360-thread-count, Egyptian-cotton linens and mounds of soft pillows. Even with our delectable breakfasts to look forward to, you'll have a hard time getting out of our divine beds in the morning!

  • 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 Year’s Day
  • December 31 - Dinner and Party - $169  per person includes dinner, party, taxes and gratuity.

Requires a 1-night stay - room charges not included in party price.

Menu coming soon!

Jacket and tie required/Black Tie very welcome

Adults only

Call us at 717-328-5231  to make your reservation or Click Here to check availability and make reservations.

Upcoming Dates

December 31st, 2016

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Date(s) Event Details
Mar 18 - 20, 2016 Quilting Weekend

Join the craze and create the Swoon quilt. Sew up these 24” blocks in those luscious fabrics and color-ways you have been loving for a bold statement!

Apr 1 - 3, 2016 Cheese Making Class

Join Vermont's Three Shepherds Cheese at The Mercersburg Inn for a weekend of cheesemaking classes and instruction

Apr 30th - May 1st, 2016 French Cooking Classes

Spring is here! The teaching menu will include lamb and spring peas. See how these pair with a nice Merlot!

May 8, 2016 Mothers Day

Bring mom to dinner. Sunday May 8, 12 noon to 3pm seating – in addition to our regular menu – prix fixe dinner $34 – call for reservations 717-328-5231

May 21st, 2016 International Wines & Food Weekend

Join us for Wine Tasting Weekends in Pennsylvania with John Peters!

Jul 8 - 10, 2016 Quilting Weekend

Be proud of the red, white and blue! Log Cabin and two-color split Ohio Star blocks create this patriotic version of a classic design.

Jul 30th, 2016 Beer & Food Weekends

A 5-course chef's dinner for this summer, pairing the beers with food creations.

Aug 13th, 2016 International Wines & Food Weekend

Join us for Wine Tasting Weekends in Pennsylvania with John Peters!

Sept 17th - 18th, 2016 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.

Sept. 30 - Oct 1, 2016 Cheese Making Class

Join Vermont's Three Shepherds Cheese at The Mercersburg Inn for a weekend of cheesemaking classes and instruction

October 21-23 Quilting Weekend

Color Me BlueBy popular demand. The wonderful world of Paper Piecing!

Nov 5th, 2016 International Wines & Food Weekend

Join us for Wine Tasting Weekends in Pennsylvania with John Peters!

Nov 12th - 13th, 2016 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.

Nov 24th, 2016 Thanksgiving Special

Stay with us, let us do the cooking and enjoy Chef Dan Nowalk's traditional four-course Thanksgiving Dinner.

Dec 31st, 2016 New Years Eve 2016!

Plan to spend a New Year’s Eve getaway at The Mercersburg Inn.

Jan 28th - 29th, 2017 French Cooking Class

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.

Apr 22nd - 23rd, 2017 French Cooking Class

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.