A Warm Maine Welcome Awaits
Whether passing through or staying a while, attending a special event, or on vacation to get away from it all, you'll find a warm welcome waiting for you at our midcoast Maine hilltop inn. Our goal is for all guests - whether visiting for the first time or returning again - to feel that they've arrived at their favorite seaside getaway. We fondly remember childhood visits to a special place that were eagerly anticipated each summer, and look forward to welcoming you to our place!
In the Main House, all guests are welcome to lounge by the living room fireplace with a book or magazine, take on a puzzle or board game, browse local restaurant menus, or plan your next adventure. We can help with your questions, provide directions and advice for excursions, and make whatever arrangements you need.
After breakfast, the nearby serving room is ready with ice, barware, snacks, and the hot water kettle for tea, coffee, or hot chocolate at any hour. Cookies, brownies, or other treats randomly appear on most afternoons.
Starting the day off right
Watch the harbor come alive in the morning sun - come to the dining room, where a delicious full breakfast starts your day: help yourself to great local coffee, tea and juice, a fresh fruit selection, homemade granola, yogurt, and muffins. We also offer a different, creatively prepared hot entree each morning.
Beyond morning use, the dining room is a great spot for puzzles, board games, afternoon gatherings, or to watch the beautiful sunset.
The Great Outdoors
Topside Inn is situated on more than two acres of land, with the Main House fronting McKown Street as it winds tightly up the hill from the center of town. The front lawn, anchored with a row of classic white Adirondack chairs, slopes gently toward views of the outer harbor. The lawn and buildings are bordered by a variety of gardens that are a colorful, continual work in progress. Rooms in the two guesthouses include direct access to covered porch space for taking in the views, and the sweeping front porch on the Main House offers rockers for all to enjoy. On summer afternoons a spirited game of croquet or bocce may erupt on the front lawn.
Brian Lamb and Ed McDermott left busy urban life in Washington, DC at the end of 2001. They landed "temporarily" in Boothbay Harbor to spend a year exploring potential life as innkeepers and researching business opportunities on the New England coastline. After driving every country road, and looking at every inn for sale across six states, they discovered they were already home in Boothbay Harbor, and that their future inn was calling quietly from the top of the hill. They can't imagine doing anything else.