Topside Inn Bed and Breakfast
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... with 7 pairs of shoes and a few items of clothing - Aha! We shopped at Brooks Brothers, Ralph Lauren, Bass & Co., Famous Footwear, Sperry Topsiders, Van Heusen, Dick's and Olympia sporting goods stores, and of course, the ever famous LL Bean, so many wonderful places, so little time and only so much money. I think my brain turned to mush when I walked into a store.....Deborah had to pull me out, and say "enough spending in this store!!" and then ...
... and paid that much for a meal - ever! Lobster is not cheap even in a bun!
Our next stop was Boothbay, Maine. I am in love with these quaint New England towns! We found a place to park and walked through downtown Boothbay. Some of the shops were still open so I was able to drop in a few. I was in search of a lobster trap buoy to bring home. After a few stores, I found exactly what I was looking for. I am so excited ...
Breakfast at the b&b, then we walked to town to check on the boat schedule. Boat didn't leave until 1 so we walked around town then came back to the b&b for a while (I took a nap)...,walked back down to the pier for our boat trip. It was great! Cap'n Fish's Little Bit of Maine tour..,.2 hours long and the weather was gorgeous! Came back and had a quick snack ...
... Then we drove up to Freeport and went to the LL Bean store and to the Wicked Whoopies store. There are a lot of cute stores in town (plus outlet stores) but we went through a lot of them last time. We were getting tired, and wanted to get to Boothbay! It's a little over an hour from Freeport. Arrived at Harborage Inn and checked in. We're in room 10 this time, because our room from last time is taken. We really loved that room, but this one is ...
... of course. A very nice librarian showed us a number of books that would hold information on the Colbys and the early days of Amesbury. We spent probably nearly an hour there and I took notes on a few books and took a few pics. One final stop in Amesbury to see a rock with a placque significant in our history as it commemorates the first settlers, including a Colby or was it ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Topside Inn Bed and Breakfast Boothbay Harbor
We stayed at Topside on our second visit to Boothbay Harbor just as the town was waking up from its' winter slumber and preparing for the onslaught of Memorial day weekend. Last year we stayed at the Boothbay Harbor Inn (great location, but a lousy hotel!), and we fell in love with the town and wanted to come back. While there we spied Topside on its "top of the hill" vantage point and we were also impressed by the location of the Spruce Point Inn. When it came to planning this year's vacation we contacted both the Topside and the Spruce Point Inn by email to get price and availability info. Depsite the fact Topside was closed for the winter and the owners were abroad we heard straight back from them on the same day ....we are still waiting to hear from Spruce Point!
My husband and I just returned from a wonderful weekend in Boothbay at the Topside Inn. I researched all the inns and B&Bs on TripAdvisor before I made reservations and was interested to see them when we arrived in Boothbay.
Topside is Tops!
We recently stayed at the Topside Inn for one night only - and wished we had booked for longer.
The Guest House has the best vantage point in Boothbay, and Room 4 has the best view - we arrived just in time for a wonderful sunset. The breakfast was top class and both Brian and Ed were very welcoming.
Although it was mid October and quite a few shops and restaurants were already closed there were still enough places open to keep us happy - The Daily Catch does fantastic lobster - and we also picked up some bargains from shops just about to close for the season.
I would highly recommend Boothbay, and especially the Topside, to anyone considering a visit to Maine.
Top Notch Topside
Our family of four stayed at the Topside Inn in July 2004 for four nights. Everything was just as we imagined a New England Inn would be from the sumptuous breakfasts and the scenic surroundings to the friendly atmosphere and warm hospitality.
Romantic B&B in heart of Boothbay Harbor
Completely agree with the review below. In fact, we are the couple next door that got engaged. Incredible pet-friendly, comfortable B&B with plenty of room. Romantic charm that made our engagement weekend unforgetable. Property was beutiful and well manicured. Inn owners were incredibly hospitable and made you feel very welcome down to the home cooked breakfast. Our yellow lab pup had a great time too. Great place to vacation for dog owner's. The whole town was pet-friendly. We'll def. back back. If you decide to go, try the lobister bisque at the Tug Boat restaurant. INCREDIBLE!
July 2, 2004 - Topside is a bed and breakfast that stands at the top of the only hill that overlooks the harbor. The Inn was pet-friendly with two nicely decorated rooms that cater to pet owners, rooms 19 & 20. You can ask for the rooms by number. We had friendly nextdoor neighbors (in the other pet-friendly room) who brought a 6 month old golden retriever. Chica, our puppy, had fun playing with the golden in the large lawn in front of our room. The Inn owners came out and chatted with all of us while the dogs played. As proof of the romantic nature of Topside and the surrounding area, our neighbors actually became engaged that night! The Inn was really in the best location too, within walking distance of everything: the Thistle Inn and Port of Italy (two places where we ate dinner and also highly recommended, in fact it was Topside that recommended them!), the boat tours, and the downtown shopping area. The breakfast in the morning was a delicious homemade stroudle. The town itself was very pet-friendly as well, they even let our dog come along for our two hour boat tour of the harbor. Staying at this pet-friendly BnB in the center of a pet-friendly cozy main harbor town really made our stay perfect! In low traffic, we made it up from West Boston in less than 3 hours, and we are already trying to figure out when we will go back and stay at the Topside.
An outstanding place to stay
We just returned from a delightful 3 night stay at Topside Inn. Brian and Ed are wonderful hosts and the accommodations were extremely comfortable. Stay in room 4 on the second floor. A great ocean view, super comfortable bed and a very spacious bathroom. The breakfasts were very good. Hosts, Brian and Ed were most helpful and accommodating. Without question, we would stay at Topside Inn again.
This lovely Inn resides as if floating above the harbor with views that boggle the mind. In the main house there is a library for reading and the owners place the daily newspapers there for your perusal. There is a massive expanse of front lawn with deck chairs and you can sit and read while you enjoy the view. Our room was one of the older ones in the Outbuilding, a dog room (as we had a small dog with us), and the management handled that wonderfully. We had a fridge in the room and breakfast everymorning was free at the main house. The dining room was pleasant and the company lovely. We walked to the local shops and restaurants such as "No Anchovies" a fantastic Italian restaurant. The fridge came in very handy. The bed was a KING and very comfortable. Tea and Coffee as well as hot chocolate were available at all times-a must for my English blood. The breakfast served in the morning consisted of fresh fruit, breads, blueberry pancakes, or eggs and egg concoctions.
A Great Stay
A beautiful view from a well appointed inn. A very restful place to spend a few days above the harbor hubbub.
Cosiest Innin New England
Cosy atmosphere, warm welcome and fantastic views made Topside an easy choice. Stay in the main house if you can and admire the views on a clear day or snuggle up when the storms come in. Don't expect TV - just enjoy the experience and the Home cooked breakfast