Convenient & Cozy Lodging near Pease Tradeport & the Naval Shipyard
Dashing Wave – Guest House
Quiet Season: $140 weekdays, $160 weekends
High Season: $180
For a welcome change of pace from the typical hotel stay, reserve the Dashing Wave Room at Martin Hill Inn for your visit to Portsmouth, NH. Set at an angle at the end of the hall, the door to Dashing Wave beckons you in to see the various welcoming features of this room. Peek around the corner near the bed, there you’ll find a separate sitting nook with two armchairs adjoining the bedroom, perfect for reading or watching the flat-screen TV.
Dashing Wave was a medium-sized vessel, measuring 184 feet in length and weighing 1239 tons. She was built by Fernald and Petigrew and launched in 1853. Dashing Wave was the same model as Sea Witch, which was launched a few weeks before, and was sold to the same owners, the Steven Tilton Co. John D. Fiske was her first captain and left the Piscataqua for Boston in September and later went to San Francisco. In 1858, she made her best San Francisco journey in 108 days. Dashing Wave made six of these runs in total. Although her final official voyage was in the spring of 1902, she might have sailed as late as 1910. She was one of the last clipper ships used for any kind of sea going service.
The queen-size bed with padded headboard is complemented by the tan Oriental area rugs that adorn the antique painted floorboards. This second-floor room is located in the Guest House and also features a private, en-suite bath with stall shower. The stairs leading to the second floor rooms, especially in the Guest House, are fairly steep. For guests who have trouble with stairs, we suggest booking a room on the first floor.
Amenities: Queen-size Bed, Wi-Fi, Flat-screen TV, Sitting Area, End-table Refrigerator, Air Conditioning, Private Bath with stall shower, Sherry, Bottled Water, Chocolates, and Snacks.
Minimum night stays may apply. Rates are subject to change.*Rates do not include tax + gratuity