Named as one of the TOP 10 B&Bs in the country and winner of Yankee Magazine Editor’s Choice award for “Best Water View” , Topside has so much to offer. Set atop McKown Hill at the highest point in town, this 19th-century sea captain’s home is joined by two classic summer guesthouses to offer stylish, comfortable lodging just steps from a charming coastal village you won’t soon forget.
Enjoy over 3 serene acres of expansive lawns, seaside perennial gardens and water views in every direction – sunrise and the famous footbridge across inner harbor to the east, the lighthouses and islands and out to sea to the south, and the western sunset. Our front lawn provides a grandstand seat to observe harbor activity throughout the day and the lights of the sky at night.
A delicious locally inspired full breakfast is always included in your stay to start the day: help yourself to great locally roasted coffee, tea, fresh fruit, amazing homemade granola, yogurt, baked goods, cereals, and savor a different hot entree special served from the kitchen each morning – don’t be surprised if lobster eggs benedict is on the menu. Start your day slow and leisurely, or grab a quick bite on your way to an early sail.
Boothbay Harbor is a classic Maine seacoast vacation destination. Enjoy Topside Inn’s convenient in-town location, just a one-minute walk to restaurants, shops, and art galleries. On the water, boat excursions depart at the foot of the hill for bird and whale watching, sightseeing, lighthouse tours, schooner sails, fishing, kayaking and more. On land, the spectacular beauty of the peninsula awaits on the Boothbay Region Land Trust hiking trails, the Coastal phenomenal Maine Botanical Gardens, or just around the next turn on a seaside country road. We’ll help you find it all!
Be sure to check out our Boothbay Region Experience Packages, a great way to enjoy the best of the Maine Coast.
Come to the Topside Inn, and see why everyone says: WOW, WHAT A VIEW!