The Youngtown Inn & Restaurant

581 Youngtown Road Route 52 & Youngtown Road, Lincolnville, Maine 04849
Innkeeper(s): Manuel & MaryAnn Mercier
  • Introduction

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    The Youngtown Inn is a classic 1810 farmhouse built proudly upon two centuries of New England heritage, located in Lincolnville, ME. The Inn's worldwide reputation and recognition includes the Fodor's Choice Award for eight consecutive years.

    Our intimate Inn offers six comfortable and romantic guestrooms, each with a private en suite bath. Some rooms offer queen canopy or sleigh beds, balconies and fireplaces. All rooms offer generous amenities and the convenience of free wireless internet. The heart of the house has been immaculately preserved. The tastefully decorated guest rooms, sunny verandas, broad pumpkin pine floors, and brick fireplaces capture the warm feel of beautiful rural Maine.

    Located along Route 52 near Lake Megunticook, it is the perfect vacationing spot for exploring the mid-coast of Maine, taking ferry rides to nearby islands, swimming, boating, visiting the area's quaint shops, the Nature Conservancy and concerts at the Opera House, as well as the Lobster Festival in nearby Rockport.

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    The Youngtown Inn & Restaurant patio

  • Inn Amenities

    The Youngtown Inn & Restaurant bedThe Inn is as welcoming a building as you could hope for. A stately white-clapboard farmhouse with black shutters and gold trim, lit up for dinner with its windows all seems an outpost of worldliness and refinement along a serene country road. The inside of the Inn is equally welcoming. Warmed by a potbellied wood stove and brightened by arrangements of fresh flowers, the extended dining room is nicely understated. Stenciled white walls, hung with French prints, ascend beamed ceilings and naturally finished pumpkin pine floors that shine underfoot. A small oil-lamp illuminates each white-clothed table.

    • Parlor with fireplace
    • Wireless Internet
    • Cable TV, DVD player
    • DVD collection
    • Library
    • Beverage station: coffee, tea & hot chocolate
    • Homemade cookies
    • The morning newspaper
    • Local magazines/maps & guides
    • Complimentary day pass at the
    • Gourmet Breakfast
    • Outside Patio
    • Wine & Beer Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Spacious private parking
    • Scenic and quiet location
  • Room Amenities

    The Youngtown Inn & Restaurant bed

    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.

    • Private en suite bath
    • Fluffy towels
    • Fine toiletries
    • Flat screen TV/cable/DVD player
    • CD player
    • Wireless Internet
    • Fireplace*
    • Air conditioning
    • Telephone with voice mail
    • Balcony / Deck*
    • Hair dryer
    • Triple sheet beds
    • Comforters made of French fabric "toile de jouy"
    • Add-to-your-Stay additions

    *This amenity is offered in certain guestrooms, please view individual guestrooms for specific details for each individual room.

  • Restaurant

    The Youngtown Inn & Restaurant dining area

    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 Youngtown Inn Restaurant offers elegant dining in gracious surroundings. Chef/owner Manuel Mercier draws upon his French heritage and European training to create an array of traditionally prepared dishes. Your hosts are extremely proud and grateful to have been reviewed and featured in local as well as national publications.

    A seasonally-changing dinner menu is supplemented with daily special offerings which take advantage of the freshest available ingredients. 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. Lobster ravioli, rack of lamb and crème brulée have been the theme for many culinary writers. Along with delicious cuisine, the Inn offers a full bar and extensive wine list including "by-the-glass" selections.

    Dinner dress is entirely up to our diners. We have casual diners back from a hike as well as people dressed for a more formal celebration. Whatever your mood you will feel right at home! Advanced reservations are strongly advised.

    Call us to make a reservation!

    The Youngtown Inn & Restaurant breakfast


    A complimentary gourmet breakfast is served to each morning of your stay at the Youngtown Inn. Awaken to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, home-baked croissants or muffins, and delicious entrées. Breakfast is served at individual private tables between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM. Relax on the sunny porch in warmer weather or in front of a glowing fire in the cooler months.

    Our multi-course breakfasts start with fresh seasonal fruit , baked goods, coffee/tea, and juice. Hot breakfast entrées alternate between gourmet dishes such as:

    • Blueberry pancakes with Maine-made maple syrup
    • Belgium waffle with fresh berries
    • Apple stuffed French toast with orange maple syrup
    • Potato pancake with scrambled egg & Ducktrap smoked salmon
    • Fresh crab meat and asparagus quiche
    • Poached eggs on toasted English muffin, spinach, and hollandaise
    • Vegetable frittata
  • Weddings and Special Events

    The Youngtown Inn & Restaurant silverwareNestled in picturesque Camden hills, the Youngtown Inn makes for the perfect location for your special event. The 1810 Inn and restaurant with three dining rooms can accommodate up to 70 guests (November - May) , while the banquet hall accommodates up to 130 guests (May - October).

    Our fireplace room (shown above) or porch is perfect for a small dinner party of up to 20 guests. We can host a simple cocktail party with cash bar and hors d'oeuvres to and elegant multi course sit down dinner with music and dancing.

    Chef Manuel and MaryAnn Mercier will personalize your private party. Whether it's a small intimate dinner, family birthday, business meeting, or full-scale wedding and reception we will assist you in planning your special day.

    Weddings and Private Parties

    The Youngtown Inn & Restaurant wineThe Youngtown Inn hosts intimate weddings all year round. The Merciers' have hosted many weddings and special events for the past 20 years as owners of the Inn. Chef Mercier and his kitchen staff is pleased to offer their talents in the form of a creative, elegant menu using the freshest ingredients available. We will be glad to provide menus to suit your individual preferences and budget. and provide personalized printed menus at each place setting. Our professional and attentive staff will take care of your every need and make sure your event runs smoothly and is a memorable one.

    Weddings, rehearsal dinners. business retreats, or just a birthday dinner for two, we will make sure your event is an experience you will cherish forever. Let us help you plan your special day! Please call for an appointment or reservation 800-291-8438.

  • Area Information

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    Whatever your idea of the perfect escape, you just may find it in Lincolnville. From the drama of the rocky Maine coast to the tranquility of lush green mountains, Lincolnville's natural beauty offers something for everyone in every season. Explore our beach and watch the ferry make its way to the island of Islesboro. Kayak in a freshwater lake or cross-country ski through wooded trails. Browse our craft shops and fine art galleries. Watch lobster boats haul in the catch of the day, or hike up a mountain for the breathtaking sight of a Penobscot Bay sunset.

    The warmth of spring and summer brings almost endless activities in our area. Spectacular, expansive, and right outside the door. Camden Hills State Park, most of it within Lincolnville town limits, offers more than 30 miles of hiking and cross-country skiing trails, some with Camden harbor views from atop 780-foot Mount Battie. The massive "ponds" (Norton, Coleman, Pitcher) are peaceful redoubts for swimming and canoeing. Activities such as biking the miles of country roads, fishing, swimming at Lincolnville Beach, and canoeing on Lake Megunticook, or a relaxing walk in Fernalds Neck Nature Conservancy are among just some of the many things to do locally.

    Autumn is perhaps the most perfect time of year to visit Lincolnville. Embrace the crisp fall air and breathtaking foliage as you drive through miles of tree lined roads which give way to brilliant mountain and coastal scenery. Stop by one of our local farm stands and pick up freshly pressed apple cider and organic produce.

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    Experiencing winter in Lincolnville is a delight you may not expect.. The scenery is stunning with blankets of snow which seem to twinkle in the sunlight. There is an abundance of winter sports from miles of trails for cross country skiing, to peaceful ice skating on the lakes and ponds. Enjoy winter festivals such as the Lincolnville Winter Carnival and Cellar Door Winery Winterfest. How about a romantic sleigh ride for two? Did someone mention Dog Sledding? Back at the Youngtown Inn, wrap up the day by warming your toes by a cozy fireplace while sipping hot cocoa. Nothing beats a Maine winter.

    More things to do while visiting Lincolnville

    • Autumn apple picking at: Seawall Orchard
    • Visit the Lincolnville Historical society and School House Museum
    • View and purchase beautiful artwork by J.M. Rodgers at the Rodgers Art Gallery
    • Enjoy sightseeing and a catered picnic on a secluded beach with Island Picnics
    • Explore Maine's coast with guided tours from Ducktrap Kayak - (207)236-8608

    For more information about Lincolnville, please visit:

    Just Minutes from Camden Harbor

    The Camden / Rockport area is filled with cultural highlights, theatre, shopping and so much more. Camden harbor is just a short 4 1/2 mile drive from Lincolnville. Visit the sites of Camden and Rockport, sample tastes of the season, attend a show at the Camden Opera House or take a windjammer cruise.

    Below are More Activities in the Camden-Rockport Area

    • View wonderful art collections at the Farnsworth Art Museum
    • Learn transportation history at the Owls Head Transportation Museum
    • Attend a concert or summer concert festival at Bay Chamber Concerts
    • Enjoy the many summer and winter activities at Camden Snow Bowl
    • Shop outdoor gear, clothing and foot ware at Maine Sport Outfitters
    • How about a guided fishing trip with Georges River Outfitters

    More in the Area

    Take a day trip to Isleboro Island. Explore the quaint village, shops and Historical Society. Hike around the island and visit Grindle Point Light. The island remains largely unchanged from the turn of the century days of a grand, but informal, resort community. Located about three miles off the coast, the island can be reached by ferry. Catch the ferry right from Lincolnville Beach.

  • Directions

    The Youngtown Inn is located midway between Portland and Bar Harbor, Maine. Only 10 minutes to Camden Harbor and a short 20 minute drive to Belfast.


    • Camden, ME: 4 1/2 miles
    • Rockland, ME: 30 Minutes
    • Belfast, ME: 20 minutes
    • Augusta, ME: 1 hour
    • Freeport, ME: 1 hour 40 minutes
    • Bar Harbor, ME: 1 hour 50 minutes
    • Portland, ME: 1 hour 55 minutes

    From the South (Boston)

    1. Take I-95 North to Maine Turnpike (I 95)
    2. Just past Portland, take exit 52 to I 295
    3. Follow I-295 to Route 1 Coastal Exit 28 (Bath / Brunswick)
    4. Follow Rt. 1 along the coast through Waldoboro, turn left onto Rt. 90
    5. Continue on Rt. 90 until it intersects Rt. 1 Rockport
    6. Turn left and continue into Camden on Rt. 1
    7. Travel through the town of Camden and turn left on Rt. 52 (Camden Library)
    8. The Inn is located 4.5 miles on your right just past Lake Megunticook
  • Accolades

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    "An outpost of worldliness and refinement" Down East Magazine

    "Wake to a picturesque New England landscape, anchored by an azure blue, cloudless sky, quiet country roads and enchanting villages sloping down to the Maine coastline. For an overnight visitor to the Youngtown Inn, the world suddenly is transformed to a fairytale setting" Staten Island Advance

    "Service is unobtrusively and impeccably given. You are relaxed before you open the menu" Morning Sentinel

    "The Youngtown Inn cuddles guests in the reserved elegance of a restored 1810 farmhouse (and) serves scrumptious, modestly priced French cuisine." Better Homes & Gardens