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Vista, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a welcome - all the lights were left on for our 8:30 pm arrival! Comfortable and cozy room, tea for the evening, no chance to try out "foodie" restaurants. Lovely fruit cup, eggs Benedict and muffins for breakfast. Walked the scenic Androscoggin Trail along the river (walk from the B&B) the next morning, but it was right along the...

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The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at this B&B early october 2016. The keepers are very friendly, excellent breakfast. Cosy room with a fireplace. Every day tips, maps and recommendations. We have seen the biggest pumkin of the year thanks to Tom and Judy! Close to beautiful nature. We definitely recommand this B&B and hope to come back some day.

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ConnelieJ, Owner at Black Lantern B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind comments. We enjoyed meeting you both and having you stay with us. After 18 years as Innkeepers we still look forward to meeting and interacting with guests (from all parts of the world). Tom

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The property is conveniently located in a walking distance from the restaurants' area. The rooms are well maintaned and cozy. The owner is very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is hearty and delicious.

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ConnelieJ, Owner at Black Lantern B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We enjoyed meeting you and having you stay with us. We are very fortunate to have such a wide range of very good, reasonably priced, locally owned restaurants close by.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Tom and Judy were friendly hosts. The location was great for taking a trip to Freeport. The room was clean and the entire house was warm and friendly. I recommend to anyone looking for a charming getaway.

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ConnelieJ, Owner at Black Lantern B & B, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind comments. Glad you found our B & B welcoming and comfortable. Our goal has always been to have our guests fell at home in our house. We enjoyed meeting you and having you stay with us. The easy access to I-295 makes the run to Freeport less than 15 minutes. Tom

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Black lantern is a charming B&B in a good location and great hosts. It has all you're looking for in a B&B - charming house and rooms, located by the river and not far from the town center, Great hosts that gave us good advise on where to eat and what to do the next day. Breakfast was excellent too.

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ConnelieJ, Owner at Black Lantern B & B, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review. We enjoyed meeting you and having you stay with us. Glad you liked the breakfast. We change the menu daily and believe each entree that we serve is an exceptional breakfast. Tom

Bloomington
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We chose to stay at Black Lantern on way to our Windjammer tour. Our host presented a filling and tasty breakfast, including an apple tart. The home overlooks the river and is Close to Bowdoin College and LL Bean. The room an common areas are decorated with nautical and country themes.

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ConnelieJ, Owner at Black Lantern B & B, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Hope you had fun on the Windjammer sail. While we are in town and close to Bowdoin College and local restaurants we believe our location on the river provides a relaxing, rural feel. Tom

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This is a charming B&B but what makes it are our hosts Tom and Judy! Tom gave us two outstanding recommendations for dinner the two nights we were here and had great advice on places to visit such as the Androscoggin Walking Bridge that connects Topsham and Brunswick. Our first breakfast was a Dutch baby pancake with blueberries and strawberries,...

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ConnelieJ, Owner at Black Lantern B & B, responded to this review

Dear Annabel, Thanks for your kind comments and review. We enjoyed having you both stay with us. Glad you enjoyed the Swinging Bridge - it really does swing as as you walk across it. As you found out traffic past our house on Elm Street becomes nil around 9:30 PM and most guests enjoy sleeping with the windows open. Like...

Nevada City, California
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This B&B is just what we were looking for at the end of our New England B&B self tour. Our innkeepers served delicious breakfasts and made us feel like we were visiting friends. They even printed our boarding passes for us. We recommend the Black Lantern if you are looking for a relaxing place that is near some great restaurants.

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ConnelieJ, Owner at Black Lantern B & B, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, we enjoyed meeting you both. Our goal when we decided, now 18 years ago, to have a B & B, was to ensure our guests had a comfortable relaxing stay and to serve a memorable breakfast and that still remains our focus. Tom

Gallatin, Tennessee
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We greatly enjoyed our stay at the Black Lantern. Not the fanciest B and B but very clean and gracious hosts. The breakfasts were tasty and presented well. The grounds sweep down to the river. Excellent recommendation for dinner and outings. Some road noise but we would return.

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ConnelieJ, Owner at Black Lantern B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Our intent has always been to make our home feel welcoming and comfortable for our guests while providing exceptional service and breakfasts. We hope to see you on a return visit.

Santa Ana, California
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Wonderful place, wonderful hosts. We chose the Black Lantern as our place to stay last year while dropping our daughter off for her first year at nearby Bowdoin College. I am wishing we could return this year as she gets ready to return. The breakfasts were plentiful and delicious, the room was very comfortable with a view of the river...

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ConnelieJ, Owner at Black Lantern B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind response. I'm sorry that we could not accommodate you this year. We continue to enjoy meeting new (and seeing returning guests) from all over the world and are pleased that they enjoy our home.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Black Lantern B&B an 1860 circa home located in the historic district of Tosham, has 3 bedrooms, all with queen-size beds and baths in the rooms. Two of the rooms have water views, the third has a gas fireplace. Rates include a full breakfast at a time of the guests' choosing between 7 and 9 AM. Walk to the many fine restaurants in Brunswick, less than 2 miles to Bowdoin College, 10 minutes to LL Bean and the shops in Freeport. No minimum stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Black Lantern B & B

Address: 57 Elm St, Topsham, ME 04086-1497
Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Topsham
Price Range: £106 - £119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Black Lantern B & B 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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