Youngtown Inn Earns Fodor’s Choice Award Again!


Lincolnville, Maine June 22, 2010 – The Youngtown Inn has been recognized by Fodor’s Travel, the foremost name in travel publishing, as a 2010 Fodor’s Choice selection. This distinction represents a remarkable achievement and recognizes the Youngtown Inn & Restaurant  as a leader in its field for service, quality, and value in the 2010 year.

Since 1988, Fodor’s Travel has been awarding the Fodor’s Choice distinction to only the very best hotels, restaurants and attractions around the world. Every year, Fodor’s writers experience, examine and evaluate  thousands of hotels, restaurants and attractions in their travels across the globe. While every business included in a Fodor’s guide is deemed worth a traveler’s time, only fifteen percent of those selections are awarded the very highest, Fodor’s Choice designation by Fodor’s editors.

“From hidden-away restaurants to can’t-miss museums, Fodor’s Choice selections recognize the top sights, properties, and experiences our editors and updaters have found in their travels,” says Fodor’s publisher Tim Jarrell. “These places are the best of the best, providing a remarkable experience in their price range or category.”

As a 2010 Fodor’s Choice recipient Youngtown Inn receives special recognition in the current Fodor’s guidebook to this region and on

Manuel and MaryAnn Mercier are honored to receive this recognization.  They have been chosen as a Fodors Choice property for the past 10 years.  The Youngtown Inn, a federal style farm house built in 1810 has been owned and run by the Mercier family for almost 20 years.

The Youngtown Inn’s 70-seat French restaurant showcases the culinary skills of award winning chef, Manuel Mercier. Its upscale, yet modestly priced menu is as popular with local residents as the inn is with tourists. Exposed rustic beams, multi-paned windows and Windsor chairs tucked into intimate table settings provide an attractive site for dining. The menu draws upon Manuel’s classic French training, offering authentic savory cuisine and decadent (must have) desserts. An extensive wine list of French and California wines complement the dining experience.

Spanning the second and third floor are the Inns guestrooms and parlor. All rooms are comfortably spacious and tastefully decorated with a country French flair. The second-floor Parlor Room invites visitors to browse through leather-bound books, and a soak up local lore or test out the board games squirreled into a niche beside the cozy fireplace. All this, while sipping complimentary cups of coffee with a home baked cookie. The Inn with its sunny verandas and impeccable hospitality is a warm and inviting establishment in this beautiful setting of rural Maine.

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