Your Stay

The Sailmaker’s House caters to the confident and self-sufficient traveler. At our historic inn there is no front desk and the innkeeper does not live onsite. Each reservation is assigned a unique 4-digit code to the front door and bedroom, we encourage you let yourself in and make yourself at home. We strive to provide you with all the information and amenities you will need to enjoy your stay with us and a friendly member of our team will be available by phone or text at all hours.

All guests have access to high-speed wireless internet, snacks, coffee, tea and water in our common area mini bar. We also have a selection of magazines and newspapers, and our lush 3-season garden area is open to all guests and features areas to lounge in the shade of our cherry and peach trees. 

If there is something you think we may have forgotten to mention, we would love to hear from you. Never hesitate to reach out and provide us with feedback.

Food Service

There is no food service offered at The Sailmaker's House. We encourage our guests to take advantage of the many exceptional culinary options Portsmouth has to offer. We do provide light snack options that are available 24/7 at the coffee station in the common area.


Check-in is a quick and easy process, upon booking your reservation you will receive a key code to access the front door to the house and your private room for the duration of your stay. A map of the house is in the parlor to assist you in locating your room in the case that a member of The Sailmaker’s team is not readily available. All rooms are clearly labeled for your convenience. Please plan to check-in no earlier than 4:00pm and check-out no later than 11:00am. Access codes to the doors will not work before 4:00pm on check-in day and will expire at 11:00am on the day you are set to check-out. Please contact the innkeeper with special requests.


We require that all guests be at least 21 years of age to book a reservation at The Sailmaker’s House. The Sailmaker’s House may not be suitable for children under 12 years of age, as there are many small, fragile items scattered about. Please contact us if you have specific questions.

Room Capacity

At this time all of the rooms we have available have a maximum capacity of TWO people. We do not provide cots for additional sleeping areas due to the size of our rooms and fire code regulations. 


Smoking of any kind is strictly prohibited inside guest rooms and common areas both by The Sailmaker's House and the State of New Hampshire Law.


Due to the age of our building, sound will travel. We hope that all guests are quiet and mindful that they are sharing the house with others.


We have 10 dedicated parking spots in our on site gravel lot. Each reservation will include one parking spot for one car. Please let us know if you require additional parking and we can direct you to long term parking close by.


At this time we are not equipt to host your pets, thank you for your understanding. 

Cancellation Policy

Please let us know as soon as possible before cancelling a booking with us. We will do anything we can to be accommodating to your changing plans. If you must cancel less than one week before the start of your stay, a $50 deposit per each day reserved will be deducted from your payment upon being returned.


All rooms are subject to a 9% New Hampshire State Rooms & Meals Tax which will be calculated and clearly noted during the booking process. Gratuities are not included.