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About The Inn

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.

23 Guest Rooms

Popular Amenities

Accepts Gift Cards
Central Air Conditioning
In-Room(s) Balcony
In-Rooms(s) Bathtub
In-Room(s) Bathtub Shower Combo
In-Room(s) Blackout Curtains
Breakfast Included
On-site Concierge
Complimentary Beverage Pantries (f/7)
Daily Housekeeping
Dining Area
Fireplace In Room(s)
Free Parking
Free Use of Beach Chairs/Towels
Free Wi-Fi
Full Breakfast
On-site Gardens
On-site Gift Shop
In-Room(s) Hair dryer
High Quality Bedding
Hypoallergenic Bedding
In-Room(s) Climate control
In-Room TV(s)
Iron/Ironing board available
King Bed(s) On Site
In-Room(s) Minibar
Non Smoking
Private Bathroom(s)
In Room(s) Refrigerator
In-Room(s) Kitchen
In-Room(s) Satellite or Cable TV
In-Room(s) Sitting area
In-Room(s) Sofabed
In-Room(s) Workspace
Adults Only

About The Innkeepers

Mark Osborn & Buzz Makarewicz Innkeeper Photo

Mark Osborn & Buzz Makarewicz

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.


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60 Mc Kown Street, Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538


"Innkeepers of the Year" 2020 by Hospitality Maine
Tripadvisor #1 Hotel in Maine 2019
Tripadvisor #5 Most Romantic Hotel in the US 2019 & 2020
Tripadvisor Certificate Of Excellence
Boothbay Harbor Tourism and Hospitality Business of the Year 2019
Yankee Magazine Editors Choice Award for "Best Water View"


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Bed & Breakfast.com Diamond Collection


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Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce