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Black Lantern B & B

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   57 Elm Street, Topsham, ME 04086
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Ranked #1 of 2 Topsham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014
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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This was our first stay at the Black Lantern. My son and I are from Santa Monica, CA and on a college tour of the New England area. We had just driven 6 1/2 hours through a blinding snowstorm from Williams College to Bowdoin, a trip that normally takes 4 1/2-5 hours. Every time I called owner, Tom Connelie, to... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We have stayed at the Black Lantern several times and have enjoyed every stay. It is nicely located off the Interstate and a good location for a trip to Acadia NP. It is just across the river from Brunswick ME where there are shops, nice restaurant (Richard's German Restaurant) and Bowdin College.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

My wife and I organised a trip to New England and especially Maine at the end of September so that we could experience the world famous foliage and lobsters! We planned the trip in such a way that we had less than 2 hours' drive between places to stay and Topsham was about 1.5 hours away from Boston which was... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Our second trip to the Black Lantern on the way to Boston airport. This B&B's back yard is on the river where one can enjoy a glass of wine with the sun setting. The front porch of this magnificent older, carefully restored home, also has a great front porch for sitting. We were able to walk across the river to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

This B&B is exactly what you expect of a quaint New England town. A well kept property overlooking the river greets you with the comforts of home. We enjoyed the restaurant recommended to us for dinner. You have to stop for gelato in town across the river! Breakfast was fantastic! We've never had puffy pancakes before and they were delicious!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We spent a short overnight stay at the Black Lantern. It was a great introduction to New England, having just flown in to Boston. A fantastic breakfast, peaceful room with great views of the river , and a tour of the magical garden with fresh produce and friendly chickens. Highly recommended.

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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. Please consider staying with us again on your next visit to Mid-Coast Maine. More

Tunbridge, VT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

My wife and I were bike touring across Maine, and we called the Black Lantern in the afternoon. They had one room left, so we happily took it and headed towards Brunswick. When we got there, Tom was very hospitable. He provided space for us to store our bikes, and suggested some great dinner (and dessert) spots in town. For... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Tom and Judy are excellent hosts (and great cooks!) They made us feel very welcome, and provided lots of suggestions and help with our 3-day stay in Topsham. They were especially gracious and friendly to our 12-year-old son, who would have gladly stayed here for another week. And the location above the river is wonderful, with pleasant landscaping and a... More

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Riverview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

The directions provided by the hosts on their own website are excellent and make this an easy find. Beautiful old house that has been well restored. Offers a great night's sleep, although in early May twilight comes early in this neck of the woods. and the light may wake you earlier than you think. If you like to run/walk there... More

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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

This was a last minute stay and Tom and Judy could not have been more gracious. The room was very comfortable. Tom made sure that I had space to do my paperwork and etc. Breakfast was very good. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. Anyone that comes to this area should really check out the Black Lantern.

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Also Known As:
Black Lantern B & B Topsham, Maine
Address: 57 Elm Street, Topsham, ME 04086
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Topsham
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Topsham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Black Lantern B & B 3*
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 
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