Wolfeboro, New Hampshire Hotel Policies | Pickering House Inn
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Check In/Check Out

We look forward to your arrival between 3 pm and 7 pm. If you anticipate arriving later than 7 pm, please let us know so a staff member is there to greet you. Check out time is 11 am.

Breakfast & Other Meals

A delicious breakfast is included in your room rate. If you have any dietary considerations, please let us know when you book your room or at least 72 hours before your arrival. You are welcome to invite up to two people who are not Inn guests to join you for breakfast at a rate of $25 per person. We do ask for 48 hours advance notice to plan for additional breakfast guests. If you are staying with us as an Inn guest, our private dining space may be available for private groups of up to 12 people.  Please check with us for availability at least a week before hosting the gathering.

Pickering House Inn is pleased to offer dinners in The Barn at Pickering House and other special dining options as part of our events schedule. We will let you know about other meals available at the Inn during your stay and are happy to reserve your spot at these special events, subject to availability. There are also many restaurants within walking distance for lunch and dinner.

Children & Pets

Pickering House Inn welcomes guests ages 10 years and older. We do not allow pets or emotional support animals, with the exception of service dogs. Service dogs that have been specially trained to provide assistance to a guest living with a disability are permitted. Otherwise, if you are bringing a pet along on your visit, we are happy to provide names of some wonderful pet care facilities in the area. 


Please consider the historic nature of our property if you have mobility issues. We do offer a wheelchair accessible ramp and first floor guest room, but please contact us for more details about our property layout.



Inn Policies

Rooms & Rates

Unless otherwise noted, the maximum occupancy for each room is two people. All rates are quoted before New Hampshire’s 9% meals and room tax is applied.

Minimum Stay

A two-night minimum is required for all weekend and holiday stays. An exception to the minimum stay requirement may be made upon request if you contact the Inn at 603-569-6948 from 48 to 8 hours prior to arrival and rooms are available.


If you are staying for only one night, we request payment in full (including the 9% NH room and meals tax) at the time the reservation is being made. For longer stays, we request a 50% deposit of your total room charge (including the 9% NH room and meals tax) when you book. The balance will be due upon arrival. Any incidentals such as meal and beverage expenses will be charged to your card on file at check-out.


We are a small inn dedicated to creating a customized experience for our guests. Consequently, cancellations have a significant impact on our operations, and we must adhere to a strict cancellation policy.  You may cancel or change your reservation at any time up to 14 days prior to your check-in date and will be assessed a $50 per room cancellation processing fee. If you must cancel or change 14 days or less from the date of your scheduled visit, you will be charged the deposit that was placed when you booked. 

Group Cancellation: Group cancellations will be subject to the terms and conditions specified within separate group lodging arrangements made by prior agreement with Pickering House Inn.

Early Departure

We understand that circumstances may arise that force you to change your plans. However, we have reserved your room or rooms for you for the duration of your scheduled visit. You will not be refunded if your departure is earlier than the confirmed check-out date.


No smoking of any kind — including e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes and e-hookahs — is permitted anywhere on the Pickering House Inn and Barn at Pickering House property. This smoke-free policy includes all guest rooms, indoor common areas and all outdoor areas accessible by both Inn guests and visitors. Any guest or visitor smoking at the Inn or The Barn at Pickering House will be charged a smoke removal fee of $250 for each room or outdoor area that needs to be cleaned.


The terms of our liquor license stipulate that we provide and serve the only alcohol consumed on the premises. By state regulation, you may not consume any alcohol on the property that is not purchased by Pickering House Inn or The Barn at Pickering House.

Maximum Occupancy

Use of the Inn is for Inn guests only. If you would like to invite visitors to join you in the common areas of the Inn, please speak to the Inn Manager to secure approval.  In all cases, the Inn and Barn must follow maximum occupancy limits established by the Town of Wolfeboro and the State of New Hampshire.

Fine Print

Damages – Guests will assume responsibility for any damages incurred by them during their time on the property. At the discretion of management, Pickering House Inn will charge for the cost to repair or replace any item(s) damaged, including furniture, fixtures, structural and other materials on the property of Pickering House.

Missing Items – If there are any items owned by Pickering House Inn that are missing from the guest rooms, the party to whom the room is rented will be charged the appropriate fee to replace the items.

Lost Room Keys – We must charge $50 for lost room keys to cover the cost of changing the locks.