The Historic Main House (rooms 1 - 7)
Welcome to the Main House at our B&B - a classic Maine seacoast home built in 1840 welcomes you to Topside Inn. Offering views across the lawn into Boothbay Harbor and the sea beyond, the Main House was originally the family home of Cyrus and Mary McKown and their five children, and remained in the family until 1930. Converted to hospitality use since then, the current innkeepers are only the fifth owners of this "best in town" spot!
Inside on the main level are common areas used by all guests. The lobby and reception desk are easy to access at any time for information about local activities: walking maps, local guides, event flyers, schedules for boat excursions, brochures from local shops and galleries are waiting for you. A comfortable living room is in front, with lounge chairs, game table, gas fireplace, and plenty to read. You can also review local restaurant menus before walking down the hill to dinner. The dining room along the western side offers great views of morning light across the harbor and evening sunsets. The guest kitchen is accessible at any time for Keurig coffee, tea, ice, wine glasses and barware. A microwave oven, refrigerator, chilled drinking water, dishes and cutlery are all available for guests' use.
Also on the main floor is Room 1, a large king-bed room with two leather lounge chairs and ottomans nestled into the front window bay. The only first-floor guest room in the Main House is big on space, comfort, and style, and it is perfect for those looking for accommodations with fewer stairs and can sacrifice a little on privacy.
Upstairs, the second floor contains three of Topside Inn's best and most popular guest rooms. Room 2 at the rear overlooks the village and the famous footbridge that stretches across the inner harbor. Rooms 3 and 4 at the front have magnificent views of the harbor and ocean, along with extra-large bathrooms.
The third floor hall features a small sitting area in the double dormer, providing a breathtaking panorama of Boothbay Harbor from the very top of the house. Tucked into the eaves, Rooms 6 and 7 each have their own dormered window seat with stunning views.