Mercersburg Inn

Enjoy the magnificent surroundings of a turn-of-the-century Georgian mansion while feeling as comfortable and relaxed as you would in your own home!

  • Mercersburg, PA, United States
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3 Days French Cooking Vacation in USA

September 15-17 | November 17-19, 2017

Speaks English

from US$495

Good 7.5/10

Based on 1 review
from US$495
Price for:

3 days / 2 nights

Good 7.5/10

Based on 1 review
Limited availability

Good

Based on 1 review

Speaks English

from US$399

Good 7.5/10

Based on 1 review
from US$399
Price for:

2 days / 1 night

Good 7.5/10

Based on 1 review
Limited availability
1 person currently interested

Good

Based on 1 review

3 Days Cheese Making Weekend in the USA

September 29-October 1, 2017

Speaks English

from US$673

Good 7.5/10

Based on 1 review
from US$673
Price for:

3 days / 2 nights

Good 7.5/10

Based on 1 review

Francois Dionot

Chef 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 Hotelire 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.

Patrice Olivon

Program Director of Culinary Arts at L'Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Chef Patrice obtained his culinary degree from L'Ecole Hotelire de Marseille, and then cooked at the renowned Negresco Hotel with Michelin two-star Chef Jacques Maximin.

Dr. Larry and Linda Faillace

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.

Verified BookCulinaryVacations.com reviews

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    Review by Sarah Longenderfer from United States

    CONS Cons: The Chefs dinner was just ok.

    PROS Pros: Loved the classses and the chef. Had a great time with the other guests.

    2017-Apr-24 11:33:41

Testimonials

  • Review by Tyler F from Pennsylvania
    10 out of 10

    "We are repeat customers of the Inn. I can't say enough about the relaxing, peaceful, and enjoyable experience we have every time we stay there. The historic home is beautiful and fascinating. Everything is so warm and inviting. We look forward to the comfy beds and delicious breakfast in the morning . We always dine in the restaurant and the food as usual was wonderful. Can't wait to return for another visit in the near future!"

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  • Review by Patricia from Maryland
    10 out of 10

    "My husband and I stayed at the Mercersburg Inn for our anniversary and had a wonderful experience. We frequent many bed and breakfasts and this is definitely our favorite so far. Lisa, the owner, was great and made us feel right at home. She even gave us a tour of the building along with telling about its history, and later pulled up two chairs to the fireplace after we had dinner at their restaurant (food was exceptional, by the way). The rest of the staff was fantastic as well. Although we aren't skiers, we saw several other guests leave for the nearby Whitetail Ski Resort. The following morning we were served a delicious three-course breakfast. Overall we had a wonderful, quiet and relaxing stay and look forward to our next visit."

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  • Review by a traveler from Maryland
    10 out of 10

    "My husband and I have attended a French Cooking Weekend at the Mercersburg Inn for 17 years. We keep coming year after year because the Inn is clean, rooms attractive, staff super-accommodating and the French cooking classes delicious and fun. Our stay at the Mercersburg Inn is a relaxing highlight of our year."

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  • Review by Brian W. from United States
    10 out of 10

    "My wife and I stayed here on July 30th for a beer tasting and dinner pairing and we had a terrific time, but before I get into the specifics of the evening, I'll point out some general things about staying here. This is not just a regular hotel, when you stay here you are a guest in Jim and Lisa's home. They have a small and friendly staff that will try to accommodate their guests as best they can. The house itself is over 100 years old and it's magnificent. It's also furnished with antique furniture and décor and we found it interesting to look at all the pieces and see how the various rooms have distinct personality because of the décor and former function of each room before it became a B&B. I like that none of the guest rooms have televisions because I think it would detract from the antique feel of being in the house. It was also a pleasure speaking with Jim who has quite detailed information about the history of the house and the town. The beer tasting was held in the lounge, and was informal and cozy. One of the other guests who has an extensive knowledge of beer talked us through the tasting and we all enjoyed the beer and interacting with him and each other. An hour into the event, Lisa came into the lounge and rang a bell announcing dinner. There were 15 of us at dinner including Jim and Lisa and we sat at a single table which was really fun because of the lively conversation. The dinner was four courses starting with two unique courses, duck breast empanadas and sausage stuffed calamari. The entree was a beef fillet that was cooked medium and was so tender you could cut it with a fork, literally. Dessert was a grilled peach half a-la-mode that was served along with a beer liqueur. After dinner, we retired to our room. We stayed in the Sitting Room on the third floor and overlooks the back of the house. The queen four poster bed is in an alcove which really gave a sense of privacy. The room also has a desk, two chairs and a couch, a large closet and a private bathroom. In the morning, we went down for breakfast which was blueberry coffee cake, a fruit bowl (watermelon and pineapple chunks with a strawberry on top), and an omelet strudel and it was all delicious. Overall, we couldn't be happier with our stay and look forward to a return visit."

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  • Review by Sarah Knox from United States
    10 out of 10

    "Cannot say enough about how great this place is. Hubby and I stayed for their New Year’s Gala - what a great night. The food was great, the host and hostess couldn't have been more welcoming, and it was so much fun to dance 'til the ball dropped. It goes without saying that the place is beautiful, but it is super clean and comfortable too. Thanks to Jim and Lisa for a wonderful time!"

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  • Review by a traveler from United States
    10 out of 10

    "Stayed in Romantic Retreat room. Nice and clean and is tucked away from the other rooms. Loved the see-through fire place. To get there on the third floor is a little hike. They were accommodating of a food allergy."

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  • Review by Kristin Accipiter Bowl
    10 out of 10

    "Beautiful old mansion turned into an inn. Loved our room which has a balcony that overlooks the mountains."

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  • Review by Linda K from United States
    10 out of 10

    "While traveling to visit family, we made a last minute decision to stop for the night in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. We were fortunate to get a room, as it was a Friday night and the place was packed. We were greeted with a pleasant staff; the owners were charming, and the room was amazing - so clean and comfortable! We were even able to get a last minute table for dinner - a meal I will not soon forget! (Get the beef - it practically melts in your mouth!!) A superb breakfast in the morning ended our visit on pleasant hotel. We will definitely plan a trip back soon. Thank you, Jim and Lisa!"

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  • Review by Beverly S from United States
    10 out of 10

    "We had a lovely stay at the Mercersburg Inn on October 17-18 2015. Our room was perfect as we had a granddaughter with us. It had a beautiful sofa that made into a bed for her. The room was super clean and with lovely furnishings. We had dinner and breakfast at the Inn and the food was quite delicious - and the service was A+. We will be returning many times."

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  • Review by Firenoob from United States
    10 out of 10

    "We've been visiting the Mercersburg Inn for several years and have never been disappointed. We have attended many wine weekends but we've also visited for special occasions. The wine weekends are fantastic. The wine expert Jon Peters does a superb job pairing wines to Chef Dan's food. I highly recommend that you try this event. The inn is beautiful. It's rich in history and tells its own story. We try to stay in a different room each time we visit but we do have a few favorites. They are always immaculate and the beds are so comfortable. The entire staff is always attentive and friendly. All of our requests are handled promptly and with precision. We've been greeted with a bright smile and warm welcome on each and every visit.Our next visit is already booked and we are looking forward to seeing friends we've made from previous trips. You definitely feel like family when you are there. Jim and Lisa do a great job. I can tell you without hesitation that the Mercersburg Inn is truly a gem! Keep up the great work."

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  • Review by Baelbin from United States
    10 out of 10

    "We stayed overnight July 25th and attended the beer pairing dinner. Everything was beautiful. Our room number 1 was really beautiful and had a large balcony overlooking the grounds. We enjoyed a glass of wine out there before bed. The dinner was exceptional. The chef did an amazing job with the blackened Mahi and the beer went very well with it. Breakfast was also amazingly prepared. Thanks to Jim and Lisa for an incredible stay. Looking forward to visiting again soon."

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