Jessica’s Tea Room
ENTER Historic character infuses this eighteenth-century country inn with yester-year charm. In addition to multiple dining rooms where dinners are served, Jessica’s Tea Room — a lavishly appointed Victorian parlor — delivers an award-winning tea luncheon experience. A new patio adjacent to the front porch offers al fresco dining.
SAVOR Chef/owner Mark Prostko puts a fresh-and-local focus on regional American cuisine, ranging from Maryland crab cakes and Chicago-style grilled steak to Cajun shrimp Alfredo to Yankee pot roast. Ethnic accents include contemporary spins on Pennsylvania Dutch dishes like schnitz und knepp. Appetizers such as homemade soups and cheesesteak pierogies supply hearty grazing options. Since baking is a house specialty, look for distinctive creations like limoncello cake on the dessert menu and freshly made scones — plus sweet and savory pastries — on the tea luncheon menu.
SIP The tavern’s grand oak back bar and pressed tin ceilings allow guests to sip drinks in vintage style. Full bar service, offering wine, beer and expertly mixed cocktails, provide optimal food pairings.
INDULGE A busy, wide-ranging calendar of events encompasses live music, comedians, monthly “Dinner at 6” small business seminars with guest presenters and paranormal dinners exploring the inn’s spirited past. Themed parties for adults include a Half Way to Paddy’s Day celebration, while tea parties with Snow White and Cinderella cater to little princesses.