This weekend, we went to Portsmouth, NH for a little weekend getaway. We stayed at the Ale House Inn, a former brewery warehouse (Portsmouth is quite the beer-loving city as we learned), which has been turned into a small urban inn. To say the Ale House Inn is charming would be an understatement. It meshes maritime decor (think anchors and rope knots) with sleek mid-century modern furniture in the guest rooms and what I’m assuming are antique store finds in the lounge area.
We checked in late, but were welcomed with local beer and a Portsmouth map waiting for us in our room. Each of the eight or so rooms also comes with an iPad pre-loaded with dining recommendations, links to local attractions and maps, just in case we needed any help navigating around town. The inn is located on the water, right in the down town area, which as it turns out is a small maze of streets lined with way more bars, restaurants and boutiques that I expected — but more on that later!