If you’re like us, you travel in order to experience the richness and culture of your destination – you want a unique adventure that goes beyond your hotel. You love crisp sheets and the perfect pillow, and when you wake up, you’re looking to explore.

A blend of traditional and modern, The Sailmaker’s House is a small independent inn located in the heart of beautiful downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. We are a convenient jumping off point for our guests to discover the city and enjoy all that it has to offer.




The land that 314 Court Street is situated on was purchased from Thomas Pierce in 1822 by John Holbrook. As a sailmaker, John conducted business at his waterfront shop downtown. Upon his death in 1883, John left the house to his wife Sarah, who sold the property in 1902. Throughout the 1900’s the land switched hands multiple times and became an inn in the early 1980’s. The Sailmaker’s House was established in 2017 and is proud to continue in the tradition of the last 30 years. We have preserved the historic feel of the building while adding our own modern twist. 

Photograph Courtesy of Strawbery Banke Museum