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3 Days Wine Weekend with Sommelier Marc Supsic in Pennsylvania, USA

The Mercersburg Inn, 405 South Main Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236, USA

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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 a 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. Whether you’re new to wine or a seasoned Epicurean, you’ll find yourself a bit more inspired and savvy!

Meet the instructors

Marc
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Highlights

  • Wine tasting
  • Cooking session
  • Educational session
  • Dinner with wine pairings
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast

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1 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Mercersburg Inn is located just a morning's drive from Washington DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh. 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 17 rooms in the main house and carriage house include 4 different types of rooms ranging from standard to extravagant. Byron's Dining Room is the Mercersburg Inn's fine dining restaurant. Seating is from 17:30 to 20:30 Thursday thru Saturday and from 17:00 to 20:00 on Sunday.

Standard rooms

The three quaint standard rooms are bright and cozy with comfy queen beds.

  • Garden view

Crisp and bright in blue and white, this sunny corner room features a queen bed and small bath with shower. Overlooking the inn’s back gardens, it offers a quiet and tranquil repose.

  • Lavender room

Featuring exquisite antique prints of fruits and vegetables, this luminous room gleams with lavender and white accents. An antique armoire and private bath complete the intimate atmosphere.

  • Nanny’s room

Sunlit and inviting, this quaint and colorful room was once the restful refuge for the Byron’s nanny. Features include a queen featherbed, antique bureau, and a small, private bath with shower.

Deluxe rooms

Plush queen beds and added amenities distinguish these two lovely deluxe rooms.

  • Sitting room

Sitting room offers a queen bed tucked into a cozy alcove and a large, separate sitting area with an antique love seat and desk. Perfect for business travelers or guests seeking distinct sleeping and lounging spaces, this fetching room also offers a private bath and walk-in closet.

  • School room

Once a classroom for the Byron’s sons, this alcove now serves as a country hideaway. A hand-stitched quilt drapes over the queen bed, and a private bath and dressing area complete the homey atmosphere.

Superior rooms

With special touches and soft king beds, these seven superior rooms offer pampering comfort.

  • Academy view

Featuring a canopied king bed and large, antique bureau, this gracious corner room looks out on the stunning spires of Mercersburg Academy’s chapel. An overstuffed love seat graces the sitting area, and a large walk-in closet leads to the private bath with a modern tub and shower combination.

  • Dressing room

Featuring a canopied king bed, private bath, and magnificent views of the Tuscarora Mountains from the private balcony, this open, airy room is awash in soft, subtle tones.

  • Ione’s room

The former sanctuary of the mistress of the house, this pleasant room presents a king canopied bed, queen-size sofa bed, and a huge bath with an old-fashioned soaking tub and separate marble shower.

  • Julia’s repose

Soft blue and yellow tones take center stage on the canopied king bed and in the spacious bath, which features an antique dressing table and an old-fashioned soaking tub with shower.

  • The loft

Secluded and soothing, this two-room suite offers a king canopied bed and a graceful antique love seat. A multi-paned window adds architectural flair to the additional loft bedroom, where a twin-bed with a matching trundle doubles the sleeping space. Perfect for families or friends traveling together, this room also features a small, private bath with a shower.

  • Tidd’s room

This charming room was once the scheming and dreaming place for the Byron’s youngest son, Tidd. Replete with country antiques, the ample interior features a king canopied bed, leather recliner, and private bath. A second door leads to a balcony.

  • Vaughn’s room

Dressed in timeless black and white toile, this delightful space features a walk-in closet, a king bed and private bath with a modern tub and shower combination.

Extravagant rooms

Featuring sumptuous king beds and fireplaces, these three extravagant rooms offer the ultimate in luxury!

  • Marie Claire

With a large, lovely fireplace and a private, covered balcony, this sun-filled room is an inn favorite. Soft light streams onto the window seat a perfect place to curl up with a book. A charming sofa bed in the sitting area, leather recliner, king canopied bed, and private bath make this room a perfect peaceful haven.

  • Prospect view

Once the private retreat of Harry Byron, Prospect View is now the inn’s most spacious room with a king canopied bed, private balcony, and a grand fireplace. Original tile floors and fixtures grace the enormous bathroom, which features an old-fashioned soaking tub and separate marble shower.

  • Romantic retreat

Private and romantic, this large suite is tucked away in an upstairs corner, perfect for honeymooners or those romantically inclined! A see-through fireplace casts a warm glow over both bedroom and bathroom. A whirlpool tub for two, king poster bed, and cozy window seat complete the secluded setting.

The Carriage House rooms

A few steps from the main house is the Carriage House, built in 1909. The newly renovated upper floor contains two rooms with individually controlled heating and air-conditioning and private baths with Jacuzzi tubs. Although the construction is new, the furnishings are of a period matching those in the main house. Here, you will find the same luxurious feather-beds, down quilts, and plush pillows guests have come to expect from The Mercersburg Inn.

Program

Friday

  • 20:00 - 21:00 Group meet and greet with wine and Hor D’oeuvres
  • Dinner is optional

Saturday

  • 08:00 - 09:30 Breakfast and bubbles
  • 10:00 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 Lunch with wine
  • 14:0 Free time and tea social: Hot tea will be served in the Great Room
  • 19:00 French wine pairing dinner
  • Sunday
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Breakfast

Instructors

Marc Supsic

Location

Distances

  • Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) - 90 minutes
  • Downtown - 8 minutes
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington DC - 90 minutes
  • Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR) in Maryland served by Cape Air - 25 minutes

Food

Breakfast is included every morning and served in a sunlit breakfast room. Steven and Tomi will delight you with recipes that have been a favorite at the Inn for many years. Whether it's sweet strawberry pancakes, a hearty goat cheese torte, or a fresh new creation - you'll start the day very satisfied.

With advance notice, Mercersburg Inn will make every attempt to accommodate your dietary need including gluten free, vegetarian, lactose-free and more. Please just let the Inn know in advance.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Lactose Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Cowans Gap State Park has hiking trails, a lake with a sandy beach for swimming, paddle and row boat rentals, fishing, and a concession stand. The innkeepers will happily provide beach towels and even pack you a picnic lunch with 24-hour advance notice.
  • Explore Franklin county.
  • Pachallina of Long Acres farm - downtown Mercersburg.
  • Summer Theater - 30 minutes away.
  • Tee off at your choice of three 18-hole championship golf courses - all less than 15 minutes away: Whitetail golf resort, Great Cove golf club and Greencastle Green golf club.
  • The Pennsylvania Opry at The Star Theater in Mercersburg is located a short walk from the Inn.
  • Tuscarora Trail runs through nearby Buchanan's Birthplace State Park. A bypass to the Appalachian Trail, the Tuscarora Trail follows the crest of the Tuscarora Mountains and offers day hikers one of the most striking treks in Pennsylvania.
  • Visit Hagerstown for The Hagerstown Suns baseball field, skydiving, shopping at Prime Outlets, skiing and several museums - 25 minutes away.
  • Visit Hershey Park for roller coasters and water rides - 2.5 hours away.
  • Visit Lancaster County for traditional farms, food and craft markets, restaurants and museums - 2 hours away.
  • Weekend wine tasting and pairing dinners.
  • You have the possibility of adding various packages to your booking: Romance package, in-room massage, one dozen roses, champagne and chocolates or wine and chocolate.

What's included

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Cooking session
  • Dinner with wine pairings
  • Educational session
  • Wine tasting

What's not included

  • Tax
  • Transportation

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Baltimore

  • Take Highway 70 west past Fredrick.
  • At Hagerstown, MD, take Interstate 81 north into Pennsylvania.
  • Once you cross the Pennsylvania state line, the exit numbers will start over.
  • Take exit 5 at Greencastle, PA.
  • At the bottom of the off-ramp, make a left onto Highway 16.
  • Travel through Greencastle and on to Mercersburg (approximately 11 miles).
  • When you approach Mercersburg, look for a sign for the Mercersburg Academy on the right and a cemetery on the left.
  • You will then see a junction sign for Route 75.
  • Turn left onto 75.
  • Turn right into The Mercersburg Inn parking lot.

Driving directions from Washington, DC

  • Take Highway 270 to Highway 70 west and follow the directions from Baltimore.
  • From Points East via the Pennsylvania Turnpike
  • Take the Carlisle exit and follow the signs to Interstate 81 south.
  • Travel south to Greencastle on Interstate 81 and take exit 5.
  • Make a right at the bottom of the off-ramp onto Highway 16.
  • Travel through Greencastle and on to Mercersburg (approximately 11 miles).
  • When you approach Mercersburg, look for a sign for the Mercersburg Academy on the right and a cemetery on the left.
  • You will then see a junction sign for Route 75.
  • Turn left onto 75.
  • Turn right into The Mercersburg Inn parking lot.

Driving directions from Points West via the Pennsylvania Tumpike

  • Take exit 13, to Fort Littleton.
  • Go south on Route 522 to McConnellsburg.
  • In McConnellsburg, make a left onto Route 16 east.
  • Mercersburg is approximately 12 miles from McConnellsburg.
  • When you arrive in Mercersburg you will be at the west end of town where Highway 16 and Highway 75 join.
  • Travel through Mercersburg.
  • At the top of a small hill, 16 and 75 split.
  • Stay to the right on Route 75.
  • The Mercersburg Inn driveway is on the right just after 16 and 75 split.

Driving directions from New York

  • Take Highway 78 west to Interstate 81 south.
  • Travel south to Greencastle and take exit 5.
  • Make a right at the bottom of the off ramp onto Highway 16.
  • Travel through Greencastle and on to Mercersburg (approximately 11 miles).
  • When you approach Mercersburg, look for a sign for the Mercersburg Academy on the right and a cemetery on the left.
  • You will then see a junction sign for Route 75.
  • Turn left onto 75.
  • Turn right into The Mercersburg Inn parking lot.

Arrival by airplane

Arrive at one of these 3 airports: Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) - 90 minutes, Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington DC - 90 minutes, or Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR) in Maryland served by Cape Air - 25 minutes.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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Availability

Arrival: Friday June 28, 2019
Departure: Sunday June 30, 2019

Solo travelers

This wine weekend event can accommodate solo travelers. The pricing is as follows:

  • Tidd's Room, Julia's Repose, The Loft, Academy View, Vaughn's Room, or Carriage House North: 798 USD
  • Marie Claire or Romantic Retreat Rooms: 938 USD
  • Prospect View: 1078 USD
  • Garden View: 618 USD
  • School Room: 658 USD
  • Sitting Room: 698 USD

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