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. 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.
About the Innkeepers
The Mercersburg Inn is owned by the Innkeepers, Steven and Tomi. Steven, a resident of Pennsylvania, is a former chemistry and physics professor. Steven continues to do teaching and scholarly work. He also manages several residential properties within the state.
Tomi is a full time innkeeper and also a certified wedding planner at the Association of Bridal Consultants. Tomi, a native of Sapporo, Japan comes to Mercersburg from New York where she completed her undergraduate and graduate education. She brings with her experience in both accounting and business administration. She was previously working in the publishing and broadcasting field.
Both Steven and Tomi love cooking, baking, gardening, decorating rooms and entertaining people. As the innkeepers, they are very interested in meeting people from many different places. Steven and Tomi are excited to be in Mercersburg, a beautiful and majestic small town. They wish to expand on the wonderful reputation of the Mercersburg Inn and look forward to sharing their love of being innkeepers to all guests who visit.