The Emig Mansion is for sale.

Built in the early 1800s, the property at 3342 N. George St. in Emigsville has been used for weddings, private parties, business meetings, and as a bed and breakfast.

Owners Shary Smith and Wade Lady, who have lived at and operated the bed and breakfast are selling the mansion because of a change in lifestyle, according to Steve Kohr, a listing agent with Coldwell Banker.

The couple recently bought a home in York City, and reduced the sale price of the 19th-century mansion from $450,000 to $350,000, he said.

"They are trying to make it affordable to the right person who can step in and continue operating the mansion," Kohr said.

Emig Mansion Brokers Open, an event designed to showcase the property, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, where wine tasting will be offered by Seven Valleys Winery and food will be provided by Ginger Babies Catering. The event is open to brokers, Realtors and anyone interested in purchasing the mansion, and they are asked to RSVP to Steve@FineYorkHomes.com.

Event guests will learn about the history of the mansion, which was built by York County businessman John Emig. Much of the property still includes original details, such as molding, millwork, oak hardwood floors, stained glass windows, leather wallpaper and more.

"Being close to I-83 and Route 30, it's also in a great location," Kohr said.


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-- Candy Woodall can also be reached at cwoodall@yorkdispatch.com.