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 host incredible events in Pennsylvania. What can be more romantic and fun than a French cooking class with your loved one? Or how about indulging in a three 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, a weekend of relaxation and creativity on Art Retreat 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. View our Holiday Dining Events.

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Wine Weekends with Sommelier Marc Supsic

Wine lovers, here’s your chance to immerse yourself in a fun weekend of wine, food and adventure with a seasoned professional!

Relax and learn, as Diploma-Certified wine expert and, “Traveling Sommelier,” Marc Supsic comes to Mercersburg to lead a series of private wine tasting events, created just for the guests of the Mercersburg Inn. Marc’s approach is easygoing, non-judgmental, and simple; and whether you’re new to wine or a seasoned Epicurean, you’ll find yourself a bit more inspired and savvy.

Marc has been conducting these events for over five years now, and they’ve created quite a following in other locations. Many Wine Weekend attendees become close friends and return every year to catch up and, “wine-down,” with Marc.

About the Instructor

Marc Supsic outdoors with wine bottles and wine glass
Marc Supsic is a certified wine & spirits pro, Sommelier, cook, educator and media personality living in the Philadelphia suburbs. His mission is to inspire people to make great wine, spirits and food, a part of their daily lives.

For the past six years, Marc has been sharing his passion, hosting private wine events around the Tri-State Area and the Mid-Atlantic. He also organizes large-scale, corporate events, and works with many B&Bs and restaurants to offer fun wine-centric experiences. He’s literally met and helped thousands of people to embrace the concept of, “Wine Living.”

Diploma-Certified with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust of London since 2012, he’s been featured in many prominent wine and lifestyle publications, interviewed on Internet and Terrestrial radio, and his videos are watched tens of thousands of times every month, on YouTube.

Whether in person, print, or on the screen; Marc brings you pro tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get more out of the glass, in the wine store, and in your daily life. Affectionately called, “the Rick Steves of Wine,” his fun and disarming approach is building a community of loyal fans and wine lovers - one sip, bite, and adventure – at a time.

Weekend Schedule


8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Group Meet and Greet with wine and Hor D’oeuvres

Dinner is optional


8:00 am - 9:30 am – Breakfast and Bubbles

11:00 am – Wine Apps Workshop: Marc will show the group how to build two simple apps that pair perfectly with red and white wines. Take these easy tips home and impress your guests at your next party!

12:30 pm - Lunch with wine

7:00pm – Wine Pairing Dinner


8:00 am - 9:30pm - Breakfast


$175 per person, includes wine tasting, cooking session, educational session, and dinner with wine pairings. Price does not include tax or accommodations.

This will be a popular weekend, and this event requires a two-night stay. So be sure to book your room and make your reservation for our Food and Wine Weekend now!


Upcoming Dates


April 21st - 23rd, 2023

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October 7th - 9th, 2023

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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

french cooking class instructor

Clarice M. (Dionot) Gutman

Clarice (Dionot) Gutman graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Saint Mary’s College. She began her culinary career with L’Academie de Cuisine as an Admissions Representative for the professional culinary and pastry arts programs. She was also responsible for introducing the professional programs to high schools in the tri-state area. Clarice has completed several continuing education programs at L’Academie de Cuisine. In the summer of 2004, Clarice was a stagiare at La Varenne in Burgundy, France working with famed culinarian, Anne Willan. She assisted in cooking classes, helped prepare meals and did recipe testing for Anne’s book French Country Cooking. She also completed a stage in the kitchen of 2 Michelin star La Madeleine Restaurant under the tutelage of Chef Patrick Gauthier. Upon returning, Clarice joined L’Academie as Event Coordinator and Programs Administrator for the recreational programs. She taught classes on kitchen tips and French cuisine. Clarice was promoted to General Manager for the Recreational School in Bethesda.

In 2016, Clarice left LADC to pursue her career with horses. She is currently the Equine Coordinator for a therapeutic riding program in Clifton, VA. She is also a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor through PATH, Intl. She continues to cook at home and with her father, Chef Francois Dionot.


Weekend Schedule


Arrive at the Inn'

8:00pm - Group Meet and Greet


8:00am-9:30am - Breakfast

10:00am - Cooking class Starts

12:30pm - Lunch with wine

7:00pm - Cocktails in the Tile Room

7:30pm - 4 course French Chef's Dinner


8:00am-9:30am - Breakfast

10:00am - Cooking class Starts

12:30pm - Lunch with wine


Prices, Provisions & Policies

Classes: $250 per person (includes two lunches and wines) 
Optional Chef's Dinner: $85 per person (includes gratuity and taxes), Alcohol is a separate charge. 

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 arrival


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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.



Project on April 14th - 16th, 2023 

Blooming Nine-Patch

Create a beautiful colorwash quilt that blooms right before your eyes using only 9-patches and squares.  Strip-piecing makes sewing your quilt quick and easy!


Size:  66” X 72”

Technique:  Machine Piecing

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

Project on July 7th - 9th, 2023 

Forever Yours 

Create the heirloom look of a double wedding ring design but use only straight-line piecing.  This stunning pattern requires just a four fabric palette.  Dimensional techniques make it fun and easy!


Size: 53” X 73”

Technique:  Machine pieced

Experience:  Confident beginner


Project on November 17th - 19th, 2023 

The Mountains are Calling 

Snow covered mountains glow in the light of the moon in this beautiful quilt. Create your own natural wonder using the Tri-Recs Ruler Set and your imagination! The outdoors awaits you…

Technique:  Machine Pieced

Skill level:  Intermediate

Size:  51” X 60”

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.



  • 5 pm - Social hour and Show and Tell. Meet Frankie and the owners, Steven and Tomi. Enjoy a glass of wine, beverages, and snacks.
  • 7:00 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.


  • 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
  • 7:00 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.


  • 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 $499 per person and worth every penny!

Add a 2nd quilter in room with meals - $395

Add a Non-quilter in room with meals - $295

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.  One type of lunch is for everyone.

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


April 14th - 16th, 2023

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July 7th - 9th, 2023

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November 17th - 19th, 2023

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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.


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.

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 3 course dinner with some of the cheeses made during the Saturday Class. $50 -includes tax and gratuity.

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.

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


March 17th - 19th, 2023 - Friday arrival for 2 nights stay required

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November 3rd - 5th, 2023 - Friday arrival for 2 nights stay required

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