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“Home away from home”
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Topside Inn
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macedon
2 reviews
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“Home away from home”
Reviewed 5 July 2009

This was our second visit to Topside and we couldn't wait to get back. Ed and Brian are fabulous hosts and go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. The views are spectacular, the rooms are fresh and clean and the breakfasts are delicious. You have to try their homemade granola! The B & B is in a great location. Walking distance to all the restaurants and shopping. We were sad to leave but look forward to our 3rd visit.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Sunbury, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 July 2009

My husband and I have stayed at a B&B before. It was in PA, it was nice, but nothing compared to this place.

We stayed at the Topside Inn for the weekend before Memorial Day.

Brian and Ed were utterly amazing hosts! They were very helpful over the phone when I called to inquire about the inn. The breakfast was incredible....plan to try and recreate the granola because they were nice enough to just have copies of the recipe on hand! They were always making sure we were okay, but not in a way to seem overly instrusive.

The views are incredible, it is so quiet up on the hill you feel like there is nothing around you. The chairs they have placed on the hill are perfect for watching a sunset with a bottle of wine....which we did both nights we were there. The living room of the main house was so cozy and inviting with the fireplace. Love all the books they have everywhere!

The room was great. So clean, comfy, and the decorations are great! I wish I had half the decorating sense as these guys have. The view from the room was amazing too.

I don't think I can say anything more about this place other than if you have never stayed at a B&B or if you have, you have to stay here just to experience how amazing one can be! My parents, and my sister and brother-in-law both have been to Boothbay and stayed elsewhere and were no where as happy as we were.

Brian & Ed - if you are reading this - thank you so much for an amazing weekend!!! If we ever do return to Boothbay, we will definately be staying with you!

Heather Mesko-Ryba

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Connecticut
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 June 2009

6-20-09
We recently stumbled upon "Topside - The Inn on the Hill". I'm not a bed and breakfast person, but I must say that our experience was wonderful. Topside is charming in everyway and attention to detail was evident in making our stay as pleasant as possible. I must say the breakfast was fabulous. We were not disappointed in anyway.

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new hampshire
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Reviewed 18 May 2009

For a couple who've never stayed at a B&B this was the PERFECT first experience. The inn is immaculate. Our room had a view of the harbor from every window! Our linens and towels smelled incredible! Our breakfast the following morning at the inn was phenomenal. I only wish we were able to stay for more than 1 night - next time we will plan for a longer getaway. If you're going to be in Boothbay Harbor, ME and are looking for a place to stay - The Topside Inn is far and away the place to stay!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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dublin
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Reviewed 7 December 2008

Beautiful location, a charming property with great views and a relaxed atmosphere. Very helpful Inn Keeper and delicioius breakfast. What more could you want?

  • Stayed September 2008
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Somerset UK
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Reviewed 27 October 2008

I can only reiterate what other reviewers have had to say. Just excellent in every way. Just sad we could only spend 2 days there.

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  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Manhattan Beach, California
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Reviewed 21 October 2008

We fell in love with the Topside Inn, and will surely stay there again on our next visit to Maine. Ed and Brian are the perfect hosts and keep their Inn immaculate and updated. What a wonderful location and property they have on the top of the hill. Every attention to detail is evident. They were always around to help when you needed reservations, or had questions.

We booked the 3rd floor, Room 6, in the main house, which had a window seat and fantastic view of the harbor. Just outside our door at the top of the stairs was a nice cozy lounge chair and a shelf full of books, also with a harbor view out the window. The bed and linens were great, very relaxing to rest there. We were looking for a retreat where we could read, enjoy the views and get away from the corporate world. It was very quiet and peaceful during our stay in Oct.

After the first breakfast, we could hardly wait for the next one the following morning. Thought we might get eggs again, but were treated to Banana's Foster French Toast. The granola is everything, and more, what people have been writing about, excellent with the vanilla yogurt. All items on the buffets were superb.

We will recommend the Topside to any of our friends heading to Maine. The value for the price is unbelievable. Maine is our favorite NE state to visit in the fall, and now we have a favorite Inn.

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  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Topside Inn

Property: Topside Inn
Address: 60 McKown St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1863
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Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Boothbay Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come to the top of the hill and enjoy our incredible views of Boothbay Harbor, Maine at Topside Inn! At our Bed and Breakfast set in a beautiful 19th-century sea captain's home and two summer guesthouses you'll find a warm welcome, comfort and style with modern amenities, fabulous breakfasts, and easy access to shopping, restaurants, boat excursions, botanical gardens, hiking trails and much more. ... more   less 
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