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

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

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

Sunday

8:00 am - 9:30pm - Breakfast

Prices

$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

 

Mar 15th - 17th, 2024

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September 20th - 22nd, 2024

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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 5th - 7th, 2024  

Orange Peel

+ special Friday fun – join us for a Jelly Roll Race!

This traditional beauty has been around since the late 1800’s. Pair it with your favorite fabrics, weather your style is Civil War reproductions all the way up to batiks and beyond…  Anything goes in creating your very own one-of-a-kind masterpiece!

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Size:  Table runner to Bed size

 

Project on July 12th - 14th, 2024  

Reindeer Xing

Make this adorable quilt in time for the holidays.  16” blocks make it work up quickly.  Use fat quarters for your trees or make it more colorful/scrappy with a layer cake. Come join us for Christmas in July!

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

Size:  80 ½” X 80 ½”

 

Project on November 8th - 10th, 2024  

Disappear with Me...

Learn this fast and easy method of construction using precut Layer Cakes (10” cuts).  Quilting outside the box at its best!

Size:  71” X 82”

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner and beyond

Meet Frankie Crosby!

Frankie lives in Hanover, PA a south-central Pennsylvania community.  Hanover is rich in history –they’re next door neighbors with Gettysburg - and have an abundance of antique curators and quilt shops!

Her quilt journey started over 30 years ago when her sister and she were looking for a hobby they could enjoy together. Their first adventure was a Quilt-in-a-Day log cabin quilt class taught at their local Agriculture Center.  There were no rotary cutters at that time so all their strips were torn – LOTS OF STRINGS!  Of course, It took them more than a day – but they had been bitten by the quilting bug…

She belongs to Everybody’s Quilt Guild in Westminster, MD.  They are a very active guild with a quilt show every other year and a quilt bingo each spring which funds a scholarship for a graduating senior who will be pursuing studies in the textile field.  They make Linus Blankets for children in need, breast cancer pillows for men and women to use after mastectomies and Quilts of Valor blankets for veterans. She is lucky to be part of a group of very talented individuals who are willing to share their wealth of knowledge.

Her favorite part of quilting is the FABRIC – all aspect of fabric!  Whoever thought running your hand across bolts of fabric in a quilt shop could be so satisfying?  Batiks are her go-to favorites and she thinks lime green is a neutral!  She has a large stash – who doesn’t – and enjoy using her accumulated fabrics in scrappy projects.

She enjoys trying new ruler projects, paper piecing, machine applique’, raw edge applique’ and am up for a challenge or mystery…  She likes to machine quilt her smaller projects but leaves her larger quilts to be quilted by a professional!

Frankie has been teaching beginners and beyond for over 10 years and enjoy seeing another quilters’ vision come to life, whether it is in their fabric choices or in their personal touches.  She always encourages her students to enjoy the process, finish their projects, include a label and use your work of art!  There would be no greater joy for her than to know that a quilt she gave to someone was loved to pieces.  That meant that the quilt was used often and as it was intended.

Quilting is truly a labor of love…

Schedule

Friday

  • 5 pm - Social hour and Show and Tell. Meet Frankie and 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 $549 per person and worth every penny!

Add a 2nd quilter in room with meals - $445

Add a Non-quilter in room with meals - $345

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.

 

 

Upcoming Dates

 

April 5th - 7th, 2024

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July 12th - 14th, 2024

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November 8th - 10th, 2024

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Come Join Kathy Gardner's Quilting at the Inn!

Meet Kathy Winslow Gardner!

Kathy resides in Wilmington, DE with her husband, Jim and Yorkshire terrier, Shadow. She took her first quilt class in 1990 when she was living in Everett, WA, as a challenge while she was exploring her creativity.

“I quickly fell in love with fabric, texture and color and I never stopped quilting.” In 2000 she became a fabric and notions rep and sold fabric for 12 different companies. Her pattern, “Delaware Diamonds” is a perfect example of her love for playing with fabric and texture to achieve different effects and patterns within the same block. Kathy’s work has been published in “Patchwork Pantry” and McCall’s Quilting.

Kathy challenges you to come quilt, play and explore fabric with her to create your own unique style.

 

 

 

 

Project on May 17th - 19th, 2024  

Ethereal Kaleidoscope Quilt

Come Joon us to make this fun and beautiful kaleidoscope quilt.  Choose from red, blue, or purple.  Pattern included.  This fun quilt looks hard but is actually beginner friendly.  No Y seams and no extra tools necessary.

by Jason Yenter

Purchase the complete kit with pattern from your instructor.

Kit fee $120.00

Project on July 22nd - 24th, 2024  

Fun and Quick Garden Twist

Join us to make this fun and quick Garden Twist quilt.  Go home with a finished quilt top.  Learn new techniques and mitered borders.  You will have a choice of colors to choose from.  Kits may be purchased from your instructor.

Depending on availability color choices may change.

by Jason Yenter

Project on September 16th - 18th, 2024   

Surprise Christmas Project

... to be announced

 

 

Kathy Winslow Gardner

Schedule

Monday

  • 5 pm - Social hour and Show and Tell. Meet Kathy and enjoy a glass of wine, beverages, and snacks.
  • 6:00 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.

Tuesday

  • 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
  • 6:00 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.

Wednesday

  • 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 midweek event 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

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. Kathy 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.

 

 

Upcoming Dates

May 17th - 19th, 2024 

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July 22nd - 24th, 2024 

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September 16th - 18th, 2024 

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Crochet Session

Come and join our Crochet Session at the Mercersburg Inn.

Regardless of what level of expertise you have in crocheting, you will learn something new and exciting. The Inn is a perfect environment in enjoying crocheting and spending time with other individuals who enjoy crocheting crafts.

Project:

You can choose one you want to learn and enjoy. 

60 minutes.  All levels welcome.

$20 per person, $35 per couple and $50 for family.

All materials are prepared by the instructor.

Heirloom Runner crochet project
Animal crochets in various colors Animal Crochets A horse crochet

 

Meet Michelle Martin!

Michelle has been a self-taught crocheter for 20+ years. That's over 500,000+ stitches from washcloths to 8 feet stuffed dragons.

Crocheting has changed her life in many ways and here is one. Her grandson was born prematurely. She can't tell you how many premature hats and octopuses she donated for the babies inside the unit with her grandson. Hearing about the families and how blessed they felt in the time they were in....Well it just brought warmth to her. She was able to help out. Her skill gave her a purpose.

Crocheting is a form of art and talent that has been lost throughout the generations and Michelle is happy to be able to pass on her skill to another person in hopes that they can enjoy crafting something as much as she does. The pleasure and excitement you will have once you have completed an item is priceless. So, come join her for a fabulous weekend turning strings into things.

Michelle Martin

Crocheting over Tea and Homemade Sweets

Michelle loves to bake. It is routine for her to bring sweets and tea for the event. This brings smiles to the participants. Overall, crochet brings people together, so they can share their love of enhancing their skills.

Scones and tea on a wooden table with dried flowers in the background

 

Upcoming Dates

 

Appointments are required. Subject to availability. Call (717) 328-5231 to make an appointment.

 


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 3 course dinner with some of the cheeses made during the Saturday Class. $75 -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.

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 22nd - 24th, 2024 - Friday arrival for 2 nights stay required

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November 1st - 3rd, 2024 - Friday arrival for 2 nights stay required

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Yoga Sessions

The Mercersburg Inn is a wonderful spot for yoga retreats. It is very peaceful here with few distractions. Recharge your energy and rejuvenate your body and mind during your stay. Deepen your yoga practice with couples, friends, or the whole family to remember a wonderful and unforgettable stay.

Meet Laura Moser

Laura is a Registered Nurse who spends her free time walking, hiking and biking with her pugs, Lizzie and Jojo. She has been a yoga practitioner since 2008. Laura stumbled upon yoga when a friend invited her to a small class and she instantly fell in love. She was the only student who returned for the second class, so she received an impromptu one on one session.

The teacher was patient and able to cue her into a Bird of Paradise posture. That was all it took! Laura joined a local gym that offered yoga classes and became a regular attendee. She participated in Hatha, Gentle and Flow classes.

Laura has since practiced at many local studios, including Sol Yoga in Frederick, Md. and The Studio in Hagerstown, Md. She has also enjoyed non-traditional yoga classes, like Pug Yoga, Alpaca and Goat Yoga.

She was able to visit the Kripalu Center in 2019 where she learned about Positional Therapy, Ayurveda and Yoga for Chronic Pain.

Laura earned her Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 500 in 2020 and continues to share the love she found in yoga. Laura’s nursing background provides the perfect foundation for a holistic approach to yoga and wellness.

Class description

Relax and unwind with a Gentle Yoga class. They are slow-paced and designed to relieve stress and restore balance. They may include flowing standing postures and floor poses. The focus will be on breathing, proper alignment, mindfulness and deep relaxation to soothe the nervous system and calm the mind. We will close with a guided meditation.

60 minutes. All levels welcome.

$20 per person, $35 per couple and $50 for family. $2 yoga mat rental. PayPal, Credit Card or Cash accepted.

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Appointments are required. Subject to availability. Call (717) 328-5231 to make an appointment.

Yoga mats are provided by the instructor.

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