Say, April 15, 2014.
Which is also the day a 19th-century mansion in Portsmouth starts letting you sleep inside of it.
Save the date for The Hotel Portsmouth, your dashing new base of operations for exploring midsize port cities in New Hampshire and imbibing in libraries, taking reservations now for a mid-April opening.
In the meantime, some important facts:
There are 32 guest rooms.
They’ve got things like writing desks, claw-foot tubs and iPads preloaded with the owner’s lowdown on local eating-and-drinking haunts. Asking him in person also works.
There’s a library. And the guy from Sault designed it.
Trusted keeper of New England handsomeness Philip Saul was tasked with designing the library, and it’s just what you’d expect. Pictures of boats. Gentlemen’s board games. An imposing-looking fireplace surrounded by imposing-looking volumes. That’s what happens when the Sault guy designs your library.
It’s BYOB. About that...
They don’t have a liquor license yet. Luckily, the Portsmouth Brewery is less than half a mile away. And in case that’s too far, they’ll provide you with a bike to pick up a fresh growler.
And you know just the library to drink it in.