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.

Common Areas

The Tile Room at Mercersburg Inn

Tile Room

Relax in the bar room by the fireplace. This room offers an amazing view of the grounds and has a full service bar.

The Grand Lobby at the Mercersburg Inn

Grand Lobby

The decorative tile, oak flooring, double-curving wrought-iron balustrades, scagliola columns, and the mahogany and chestnut paneling are all original to the house.

The Game Room at Mercersburg Inn

Game Room

Assemble a puzzle or challenge a friend to a game of backgammon.

Grounds

Mercersburge Inn West Porch

West Porch

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.

The front yard of the Mercersburg Inn

Front Yard

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.

Mercersburg Inn sit on five acres of lush land

Five Gorgeous Acres

Take a short stroll across our mix of manicured and wild grounds. Guests enjoy the gorgeous seasonal flowers gardens along with the border of our property where we have let nature creep back into our five acres.

A Rich History

A portrait of Harry ByronAfter 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.

The Byron family circa 1917

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.

 

About the Inn and Policies

 

Check In Time: 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM (If you are unable to check in during these times, arrangements must be made in advance with the innkeepers.)

Check-out: 11:00 AM

 

<< Cancellation Policy >>  

•  If you cancel before or on your arrival date, a $30 per room charge will apply.

•  No shows, a $30 per room charge will apply.

<< Room Reservation Deposit & Refund Policy >>

•  Room reservations made less than 7 days prior to arrival, no refunds will be issued.  Responsible for all rooms and nights reserved.  This reservation is final.  Payment in full required at reservation time.

•   All other room reservations, refund of the deposit amount will apply provided cancellation notice is received 7 days prior to arrival.  All room reservations require a one night's deposit per room at reservation time.  On the evening before your departure, any outstanding balance on your account will be charged to your card on file and a receipt will be emailed to you.

•   No-shows will forfeit all deposits and will be charged for all rooms for all nights reserved.

<< Event Room Reservation Deposit & Refund Policy >>

Cooking Class, Cheesemaking, Wine Weekend, Quilting, Art Retreat, Scrapbook Retreat

   •  30-Day Cancellation Notice Received: Deposits will be returned, less a cancellation fee of $30 per room.

   •  Less than 30-Day Cancellation Notice Received:  No refunds will be issued.  Responsible for all rooms and nights reserved.

   •  50% deposit required at reservation time. If reservation is made less than 30 days prior to the event, full payment will be required.

   •  Thirty days prior to your arrival, full payment must be made.  If you are paying by credit card, the balance will be charged 30 days prior to arrival to the same credit card used for the initial deposit.

   •  Minimum stay may be required for certain events.

   •  First come; first serve.  No waiting lists are available.

 

<< Mercersburg Academy Alumni and Reunion Weekends >>

   •  45-Day Cancellation Notice Received: Deposits will be returned, less a cancellation fee of $30 per room.

   •  Less than 45-Day Cancellation Notice Received:  No refunds will be issued.  Responsible for all rooms and nights reserved.

   •  50% deposit required at reservation time. If reservation is made less than 30 days prior to the event, full payment will be required.

   •  Forty-five days prior to your arrival, full payment must be made.  If you are paying by credit card, the balance will be charged 45 days prior to arrival to the same credit card used for the initial deposit.

   •  2-night minimum stay required.

   •  First come; first serve.  No waiting lists are available.

 

<< Mercersburg Academy Graduation and Family/Parent’s Weekend >>

   •  60-Day Cancellation Notice Received: Deposits will be returned, less a cancellation fee of $30 per room.

   •  Less than 60-Day Cancellation Notice Received:  No refunds will be issued.  Responsible for all rooms and nights reserved.

   •  50% deposit required at reservation time. If reservation is made less than 30 days prior to the event, full payment will be required.

   •  Sixty days prior to your arrival, full payment must be made.  If you are paying by credit card, the balance will be charged 60 days prior to arrival to the same credit card used for the initial deposit.

   •  2-night minimum stay required.

   •  First come; first serve.  No waiting lists are available.

<< Whitetail Ski Ticket & Room Reservation Deposit & Refund Policy >>

•   Tickets must be reserved at the time you make your room reservation and must be picked up at the Inn. You will be charged the cost of the tickets upon pick-up.

•   We cannot be responsible for ski or weather conditions at Whitetail.

•   Please review Room Reservation Deposit & Refund Policy section.  Applies for all weather conditions.

•   If you would like to return your unused tickets, the tickets must be returned to the Inn the same day as purchased.  A credit will be issued in the same manner as payment received.

 

<< Attention!! >> 

•   Liquor Laws prohibits guests from bringing any alcoholic beverages into the Inn.  We have a full-service bar and an extensive wine list to meet most guests' requirements.

•   Damages to our property beyond normal "wear and tear" will be charged to your credit card on file.

•   Smoking is not permitted inside of the Inn.   Any damage resulting from smoking will be the responsibility of the guest and we reserve the right to charge your credit card with a $250 room cleaning fee.

•   If you require us to move any charges made on a credit card to another credit card, a 6% fee will be applied.

•   We do not have elevators.  Rooms are on second and third floors requiring the use of the stairs.

•   We do not provide bell service for luggage.

•   Children age 5 and older are welcome.

•   Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate pets.

•   Lost key charge $15.

•   Returned check fee $50.

•   Published rates are based on double occupancy.

•   Additional guests can be accommodated at $30 per night, based on the room occupancy limit.

•   Guests receive a complimentary 3-course breakfast served from 8:00 am to 9:30 am each morning.