Named the #1 Hotel in Maine, the #5 Most Romantic Inn in the US and voted Best Water View by Yankee Magazine, the Topside Inn offers guests a true Maine vacation experience. The 19th-century sea captain's home and summer guesthouses are located on over four acres of private property with gardens and incredible harbor and ocean views from the highest point in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Enjoy the convenience of walking to restaurants, shops and galleries in our waterfront coastal village.
Indulge in peaceful, comfortable rooms with modern amenities, and savor a delicious locally sourced full breakfast to start each daily adventure. Take a quick walk down hill into the center of town to enjoy a boat tour, art galleries and shops, and a great seaside meal. Or head out by car to the nearby botanical gardens, hiking trails, lighthouses, golf course, and scenic country and ocean view drives. Let us help you plan a perfectly classic coastal vacation.
Three vacation homes are wonderful options for families groups and guests traveling with dogs. Full concierge services are available to help you plan your next coastal Maine vacation.
Hello from the owners of the Topside Inn, Brian “Buzz” Makarewicz and Mark Osborn. We are very happy to announce we were just named “Innkeepers of the Year” for 2020 by Hospitality Maine, (Maine’s only non-profit trade group representing the hospitality industry in the state). From the time we got together we knew we wanted to acquire an inn somewhere in the world. Little did we know we would end up buying the inn that we had watched our friends begin to lovingly transform into the perfect haven on the hill. Mark, a fourth generation summer resident of Boothbay, left his corporate life in 2003 and moved to BBH when he bought the Thistle Inn. He sold the inn in 2006 and became the General Manager of Linekin Bay Resort. Buzz bought a house and began vacationing in BBH in 2007 and fell in love with the town. Buzz has his bachelor’s degree from UMass Amherst in Hotel Management and though his career has moved him into Wellness and Technology, he was very excited to get back into hospitality. Many of the recipes Mark and Buzz prepare each morning are from the couple's recently published cookbook "Over Easy & Over the Top, recipes from the kitchen of Topside Inn" We love what we do and we look forward to welcoming you to Boothbay Harbor, Maine.