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
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

Friday

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

Dinner is optional

Saturday

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

10:00 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

2:00 pm – Free time & tea social: Hot tea will be served in the Great Room

7:00pm – French Wine Pairing Dinner

Sunday

8:00am-9:30pm - Breakfast

Prices

$150 per person, includes wine tasting, cooking session, educational session, and dinner with wine pairings. Price does not include tax or accommodations.

$275 per couple, 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 24th - 26th, 2020 - Friday arrival for 2 nights stay required

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September 4th - 6th, 2020 - Friday arrival for 2 nights stay required

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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'

8:00pm - Group Meet and Greet

Saturday

8:00am-9:30am - 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)

7:30pm - 5 course French Chef's Dinner with wine (optional not included in the course fee)

Sunday

8:00am-9:30am - Breakfast

10:00am - Cooking class Starts

12:30pm - Lunch with wine

Prices, Provisions & Policies

Classes: $185 per person
Optional 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 arrival

 

Upcoming Dates

January 24th - 26th, 2020 - Friday arrival for 2 nights stay required

Saturday:

Cream of Cauliflower Soup with Roquefort Flan

Salmon and Crabmeat Cakes with Tarragon Vinaigrette

Chicken Braised in Balsamic Vinegar and Vegetables

Poached Pear and Griottes Almond Tart with Vanilla Sauce

Sunday:

Roasted Shallot Soup with Lobster and Lobster Flan

Filet of Rockfish with Vegetables and Lemon Ginger Emulsion

Rack of Pork with Dried Fruits and Nuts

Caramelized Apple Tart with Caramel Ice Cream

 

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March 27th - 29th, 2020 - Friday arrival for 2 nights stay required

Saturday:

Asparagus Vichyssoise with Parmesan Flan and Hazelnuts

Filet of Cod with Saffron Potatoes and Shiitake Sauce

Braised Chicken in Balsamic Vinegar and Vegetables

Caramelized Mango Tart Tatum

Sunday:

Artichoke, Cucumber, and Fennel Salad with Warm Basil Vinaigrette

Filet of Rockfish with Vegetables and Lemon Ginger Emulsion

Roasted Duck Breast with Root Vegetables and Wild Rice

Crime Brûlée with Fresh Fruits, Cigarette Russe

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July 17th - 19th, 2020 - Friday arrival for 2 nights stay required

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September 25th - 27th, 2020 - Friday arrival for 2 nights stay required

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November 13th - 15th, 2020 - Friday arrival for 2 nights stay required

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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 17th - 19th, 2020

 

Wine and Roses

Extend your large-scale print borders with a broderie purse type technique.  The technique is simple but the results are amazing!

Size: 52" x 52"

Technique:  Machine Pieced/Blended Borders

Skill level:  Confident Beginner/Intermediate

 

Project on Jun 26th - 28th, 2020

 

Mint Condition

 

This beautiful quilt is vintage inspired. Mary Yoder looked to the past to create this beginner-friendly design. We will cover everything you need to know to create your own heirloom!

 

Size: 66" x 79"
Technique: Machine Pieced
Skill level: Easy

 

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, 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.

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
  • 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.

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 $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?

Quilting Weekend with Frankie Crosby and students Breakfast on Quilting Weekend Quilting Weekend members with Frankie Cosby and her students

 

Upcoming Dates

 

April 17th - 19th, 2020

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June 26th - 28th, 2020

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November 6th - 8th, 2020

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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

 

October 30th - November 1st, 2020

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Quilting Mid-Week

Exercise your obsession with everything quilting at an unforgettable mid-week getaway in a turn-of-the-century Georgian Mansion. 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.

Project on March 18-20th, 2020

 

Join Fellow Featherweight Enthusiasts at the Historic Mercersburg Inn in Pennsylvania for a memorable quilting and Featherweight experience!

We will have two-nights and three days for you to relax and sew with your Featherweights. The pattern I selected is fat quarter or scrap friendly. There will be no precutting required before the retreat. Don’t you just love the flower affect that is created in this quilt and imagine all the color possibilities! It uses two of Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design tools. If you are new to these tools, you are not going to believe how easy and accurate your finished blocks will be. And, as always, you are always welcome to simply relax and sew your own projects!

Many thanks to Jackie OBrien, Certified Instructor Studio 180 Design, for so generously sharing her pattern for this retreat.

Your Instructor

Carol Gibson-Weik resides in Linden, VA, just outside of Winchester. She is a certified teacher for “Studio 180 Design” and “Quilt in a Day” and has traveled throughout the United States teaching classes at quilt shops, retreats, guilds, and several quilting cruises.

Carol has taken classes from some of the most innovative and renowned teachers in the industry. Carol’s mission is to create a fun, educational, and relaxing environment for all levels of quilters where they can meet new friends, improve their skills and enjoy the art of quilting.

Schedule

Wednesday

  • 5 pm - Social hour and Show and Tell. Meet the instructor, Carol. 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.

Thursday

  • 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 - “Quilting in the Parlor” is available until Midnight! If, instead you decide to relax for the rest of the night, you may enjoy the ambiance and amenities of the beautiful historic Inn.

Friday

  • 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 mid-week getaway 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. Carol 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.

 

 

March 18-20th, 2020

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Midweek Quilting members with Carol Gibson-Weik and her students

 

 

 



Explore the Area in the Fall 

Explore some of our favorite spots and hidden gems outside of the Mercersburg Inn!   

New Year's Eve at the Mercersburg Inn

 

 

<< December >>

December 6th: Christmas on Main Street, Cocoa Crawl & Kinder Christmas Market in Downtown Chambersburg

December 6th, 7th & 8th: Christmas on the Farm At Renfrew at Renfrew Museum and Park

December 6th & 13th: 2019 Heritage Christmas in the Square in Greencastle

December 7th: Yuletide Magic at the Historic Courthouse - A Gettysburg Christmas Festival in Gettysburg

December 8th: 2019 Heritage Christmas Home Tour in Greencastle

December 8th: Historic Harrisburg 2019 Candlelight House Tour in Harrisburg

December 12th: A Country Christmas With Forever Young at Green Grove Gardens Event Center

December 12th: Holiday Extravaganza 2019 at Fountain Head Country Club

December 14th: 2019 Holiday House Tour and Tasting in Gettysburg

December 14th: Fort Ritchie Community Center Holiday Craft Bazaar at Fort Ritchie Community Center

December 26th: 2019 Historic Houses of Worship Tour at Hagerstown Visitor Welcome Center

<< January >>

January 30th - February 2nd: Ice Fest in Downtown Chambersburg