Guests enjoy our great amenities, on site dining & special touches at our Mercersburg boutique hotel. Our staff invites you to fully unwind during your stay.
Feel free to explore in your stocking feet or kick back with a cocktail in our large common spaces. Make yourself at home and enjoy a perfect romantic getaway in PA.
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Relax in the bar room by the fireplace. This room offers an amazing view of the grounds and has a full service bar.
The decorative tile, oak flooring, double-curving wrought-iron balustrades, scagliola columns, and the mahogany and chestnut paneling are all original to the house.
Delight in the panoramic view of our beautiful gardens. Chat with friends over mint-laced iced tea, or simply seek quiet solitude on a summer's day.
Take in the majesty of Mercersburg Inn from the grand front entrance or turn yourself around and see across the grounds of Mercersburg Academy just across the road.
A Rich History
After Harry Byron made his fortune in the tanning trades, he dreamed of building a magnificent private estate of lasting elegance and quality. In 1909, Harry and his wife, Ione, embarked upon this quest and created Prospect, a stately 20,000-square-foot Georgian mansion on six and a half acres of terraced lawns terraced lawns. Originally featuring 40 closets (commissioned by the socially astute Ione), the house proclaimed the Byrons’ status to all. Closets were taxed as rooms back then – and only the absolute wealthiest could afford 40!
During your stay, notice the quality work and attention to detail throughout the elegant brick mansion. Decorative tile, oak flooring, double-curving wrought-iron balustrades, scagliola columns, and the mahogany and chestnut paneling are all original to the house.
Along with their three sons, Vaughn, James, and Tidd, the Byrons lived – grandly – in this resplendent home until 1953, when the house was sold and became The Mercersburg Inn. Take a moment to stroll through the Gold Room – off the grand entryway – where photographic portraits of the Byrons (circa 1917) hang in tribute.
Lisa and Jim McCoy left the corporate world in Manhattan and took ownership of the Mercersburg Inn in May of 2004.
Lisa was a senior technology consultant with PeopleSoft, having also worked at Arthur Anderson and Chemical Bank. She was born in Russia and left before the fall of communism in 1981. She has a Master’s degree in engineering.
Jim was a VP at JPMorgan Chase managing computer technology groups for 20 years. He also was at Royal Insurance companies for 10 years. He was born in Manhattan and lived in NYC and the surrounding suburbs of Long Island. He has a BA in Education.
For their last 5 years in Manhattan, Lisa’s work required her to live in various US cities for most of the year while Jim remained in New York. Flying across the country twice every weekend became extremely difficult. After 9/11, Jim’s office was moved from the financial district in lower Manhattan to Dallas and he decided not to make that move. So they sold their home in Manhattan and bought the Mercersburg Inn.
They live in the Inn and are involved in the daily operation. They welcome you to share in the grandeur of their home and hope to please you with their hospitality.