Set atop McKown Hill at the highest point in town, this 19th-century sea captain’s home is joined by two classic summer guesthouses and offers stylish, modern accommodations and amenities just steps from a charming coastal village you won’t soon forget. Water views greet you in every direction and our front lawn provides a grandstand seat to observe harbor activity throughout the day and the lights of the sky at night.
Start your day with a delicious full breakfast, locally sourced and prepared to order by your hosts and chefs Mark & Buzz. Guests enjoy great local coffee or tea, fresh fruit, tasty homemade granola, yogurt, baked goods, juices and more. The daily entree often features produce from our vegetable and herb gardens and offerings from the local farmers market. Lobster, locally harvested mushrooms, fingerling potatoes and fresh cheeses are just a few of the regions freshest ingredients that have been enjoyed by our guests. We are happy to accommodate special requests including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free. Enjoy a cocktail or small bite in our private posh Bar One before heading out to one of the many local restaurants for dinner.
Boothbay Harbor is a classic Maine seacoast vacation destination. Enjoy Topside Inn’s convenient in-town location, just a short walk to restaurants, shops, and art galleries in the waterfront coastal village. 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 Land Trust hiking trails, at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, or just around the next turn on a seaside country road. We’ll help you find it all!
Come to the Topside Inn, and see why everyone says: WOW, WHAT A VIEW!
Topside Inn was named the #1 Hotel in Maine and the #5 Most Romantic Inn in the US by TripAdvisor, 2019 & 2020
Mark & Buzz recently published their first cookbook "Over Easy & Over the Top, recipes from the kitchen of Topside Inn" and were named Innkeepers of the Year by Hospitality Maine for 2020
Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, Pub/Tavern Site, Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Wine/Spirits Available, Concierge Services,
Food & Wine
When you stay at the Topside Inn, one of the best parts of your day will be our unique breakfast. Every dish is crafted from fresh local ingredients, many of which we find each week at the Boothbay Farmer's Market or pick from our own gardens. You will start with our continental spread consisting of homemade granola, yogurt, fresh fruit, homemade breads, butters, jams, and other homemade baked goodies. Other offerings may include creative deviled eggs, house-cured salmon, and mini frittatas. You will want to save room for the entree which is cooked to order. Whether a sweet or savory dish you will be delighted by Buzz and Mark's creativity and culinary skills.
In the afternoon and early evening, enjoy creative small plates of local foods, such as local cheeses, oysters, salmon tartar to name a few of the ever-changing menu items in the private Bar One.
Meals Offered: Breakfast , Lunch
Restaurant on Premises: No
Special Diets Accommodated: Vegetarian , Vegan , Gluten Free , Yes
Breakfast Service: Full
Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables , Flexible Times
Pub/Tavern on Premises: Limited to overnight Guests
Alcohol Permits: Beer , Wine , Spirits
Dining Amenities: Complimentary Beverages , Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments , Complimentary Snacks , Complimentary Early Coffee Tea , Evening Cocktails , Complimentary Warm Cookies before bed , Picnics Available , Room Service
Rooms & Suites
Relax in classic Maine seacoast style in any of our luxurious guest rooms. Many of our rooms feature sweeping views of the lawn, the peaceful Boothbay Harbor, and the dazzling sea beyond. Some rooms have soaking tubs, walk-in showers, gas & LED fireplaces. Most rooms have king beds with top of the line Comphy Company linens.
Accommodations: Cottages, Suites
# of Rooms: 23
Beds: Queen, King
Room Entertainment: Cable TV, iPod Docking Statio
Handicap Accessible: Limited
Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clocks, Bathrobes, Fireplace, Full Kitchen, Hair Dryer, Ironing Boards, Microwaves, Private Deck, Private Entrance, Refrigerator, Rollaway Available
Full concierge services to assist with reservations and vacation planning.
Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary
Front Desk/Security: OnSite
Corporate Rates: Yes
Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, Pub/Tavern Site, Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Wine/Spirits Available, Concierge Services
Location Type: Small Town/Village, Coastal, Waterview
Minimum Stay Required: Peak Season
Smoking Policy: Smoke Free
Family Friendly: No
Weddings & Events
Intimate celebrations, 2 to 20 guests. Elopement and small wedding packages available, we help you plan all of the details from the ceremony and cocktail party to the flowers and photographer.
Wedding/Events Capacity: 1-19
Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremony, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Luncheon, Elopment
Wedding Services & Amenities: Caterer
Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor
Reception Seating: Up to 20 for seated event or cocktail party
Max Capacity Outdoor: 20
Business Travel & Events
Meeting Types: Retreats, Social
Meeting Amenities: Onsite Catering