Relax in the comfortable atmosphere of this mid-19th century home on the Androscoggin River, in the historic village of Topsham, Maine, directly across the river from downtown Brunswick and just 30 minutes north of Portland. The Black Lantern features warm and gracious hospitality with period furnishings throughout; each of the three guest rooms has a private bath. Enjoy a hearty breakfast in the sunny dinning room or on the large front porch. Catch up on reading while relaxing in one of the many lawn chairs overlooking the river. Judy and Tom Connelie, your Innkeepers, look foreward to sharing beautiful mid-coast Maine with you.
5 on January 27, 2015
This is our third year staying here. Tom and Judy and their fur pals make you feel so welcome. They have gone out of there way to accommodate our own specific needs. The rooms are charming,the breakfasts beyond what one should expect. This has been a delightful find. Bill and Laurie
Thank you for your kind review. We enjoy having you as guests.
4.6 on July 13, 2014
Wonderful inn, terrific and knowledgeable innkeepers (do not doubt Tom's recommendations as they are SPOT ON), wonderful location that is close to everything in the vicinity but also more private and secluded with beautiful grounds right on the river. Would go back tomorrow if I could !!!!
Thanks for your kind comments. We enjoyed meeting you and having you stay with us. Glad you enjoyed the grounds and river views. We never cease to enjoy them ourselves. Tom
4.8 on June 03, 2014
My Fiancé and I had the pleasure of being a guest of Tom and Judy on the 24th of May, 2014. Everything about our stay was fantastic, from the homemade Rhubarb Muffins and fresh fruit in the morning to the wonderful, warm and friendly demeanor of our hosts (Tom and Judy) to the care that they went to avoid problems with my fiancés severe peanut allergy. All in all, this was a quaint, warm and restful place to stay. We can't wait to get back up that way and stay longer than a day.
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Rhubarb is in season and Judy had picked it that morning from our garden. We look forward to having you stay with us again.
5 on September 17, 2013
Thank you to Tom and Judy for a wonderful stay at their bed and breakfast. The room was great, the company was great and the food was great. We loved the yard and the flowers. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch the night it was so hot. You gave us good ideas for places to dine and sight see. We would stay there again when we visit Maine.
5 on August 24, 2013
Great experience staying here. Our family consisted of visitors from West Virginia, Germany, and Tennessee.. Tom and Judy were great. They offered recommendations for places to visit and to dine. We will definitely book with them again.
5 on October 03, 2012
This was our third trip to Maine... and we really lucked out finding the Black Lantern! Our stay was just perfect.... The Black Lantern is very cozy with a warm, casual decor. Tom and Judy recommended great sightseeing locations and places to dine. We spent a day in Reid State Park and Popham Beach, the next on Orr's and Bailey's Islands and in Harpswell. We'll be back again!
4.8 on July 25, 2012
The B&B is beautiful. The house is very tastefully done both indoors and the gardens. Tom and Judy are great innkeepers. We only stayed one night and the one breakfast we had was delicious. The service is great. Wish we had booked for a longer period of time.
5 on July 21, 2012
The house was extremely clean and very well decorated. Felt like home. Room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Attached bathroom was very clean and private. Breakfast both days was outstanding. The owners were very friendly and made some great suggestions on where to go for dinner. Will definitely stay there again.
4.0 on March 05, 2011
The hosts know how to present a beautiful breakfast, following a home like comfortable night's sleep. The home was very clean with tasteful decor, in a neighborhood of grand colonial architecture.
5 on November 11, 2010
Tom and Judy were the perfect hosts, we felt like we were home. Their charm and hospitality set the tone for a wonderful getaway. Waking up to an incredible brekfast was the perfect start to Veterans Day. The house was very comfortable and beautifully decorated, very inviting. We were greeted with a firm handshake and warm smiles and left with hugs and fond memories.
Bedroom #1 is a bright, airy room with original wide pine floors and overloos the gardens and has a nice water view. It has a Queen-size bed and bath in the room. Among the furnishings are a rocker and antique dresser. Reading lights are provided on both side of the bed. Wireless internet is provided.
Nightly Rate: $110 - $125
This cheerful bedroom has a Queen-size bed and bath in the room. It has original wide pine floors and is filled with antique furnishings. It has a gas fireplace for use by the guests. The fully functioning sink includes a washbowl sitting on an antique drysink. There are reading lamps on each side of the bed. The room is served by wireless internet.
Nightly Rate: $110 - $110
Bedroom #3 is a very large room nicely furnished room with a great view of the adjacent river. The photo does not do it justice. The room features a Queen-size bed and single person sofa sleeper. It is ideal for families traveling with one child or who require separate beds. It has a full bath in the room. Reading lights are provided on each side of the bed. It is served by wireless internet.
Nightly Rate: $110 - $110
On the Androscoggin River, Village
Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port)
From I-295 North or South. Take Exit 31, Route 196, toward Topsham. After 4 lights in close proximity turn right on US Route 201 toward Topsham / Brunswick. Turn left at the first light, Route 24 North/ Elm Street. We are about 4 blocks down on the right. From US Route 1 South. Take the second Topsham exit, US 201 North. You can only turn right and will immeadately cross the river and proceed up a small hill. Turn right at the first traffic light, Route 24 North / Elm Street. We are about 4 blocks down on the right.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Bowdoin College, Maine Maritime Museum, Reid and Popham State Beaches, L.L. Bean Freport Store, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Internet Service, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Kayaking
Judy and Tom Connelie
Dogs , Both dogs are small Shih Tzu.
Judy is a quilter and gardener and, as you will experience, likes cooking. Tom likes movies and reading. Both enjoy Grandchildren, Kayaking on the river and travel, particularly cruising.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
A warm fluffy pastry shell filled with fresh strawberries and Maine blueberries, topped with a dab of whipped cream, served with a cheese omlet and bacon.