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Reviewed 24 September 2012

We stayed at Gilcrest two years ago for one evening as we had a wedding we were attending. What impressed us was the cleanliness and the hospitality of the owners -- Julie and Gary. So this summer we decided to stay at one of the cottages. We were not disappointed --- the cottages were super clean and the owners still...

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Warwick, Rhode Island
Reviewed 12 September 2012

This last visit to the White Mountains was (for me) a romantic getaway. I had previously stayed at Gilcrest for a summer family vacation and decided that the charm and country feeling of Gilcrest was going to create the perfect backdrop for a romantic weekend in late summer. As always, the owners Julie and Gary were hospitable, warm, welcoming and...

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Thank Avangy
Lindenhurst, New York
Reviewed 27 August 2012

If you are looking for amenities this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a quiet, charming, immaculately clean and affordable cabin with the nicest and most helpful owners that you can hope to encounter then this is the place for you. I stayed in Cabin 9, a 2 bedroom cabin. The cabin had a roomy...

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 20 August 2012

These cabins were the nicest I have ever seen. The grounds were neat and clean and the cabin was like something out of a fairy tale. Peaceful, quiet and quaint, complete with handmade quilts on the bed. It looked as thought he entire cabin was brand new and freshly painted. The fireplace was beautiful, I felt so at home and...

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Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 16 August 2012

Well... this is a cute little place, but really only a step up from camping in a tent. It's a very basic little room with a bar of soap and nothing more. Not even a tiny little bottle of shampoo is supplied. There is wifi, a refrigerator, microwave and outside pool, but no A/C. I didn't think anything of it...

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Burnham, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 27 July 2012

We have a motor home that we usually use for our vacations but decided to try a different vacation this year. We had cottage #9 and it was perfect! Everything was so clean and inviting. It just felt like home. There was so much to do and we were really only there in the evenings. Gilcrest is at a perfect...

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Thank Lynne W
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 16 July 2012

My husband and I normally camp when we're in NH, but for our anniversary we decided to stay at Gilcrest Cottages. After our great weekend stay, our camping days might be over. Gary and Julie are wonderful hosts, welcoming us warmly when we arrived and surprised us with a sign in our room wishing us a happy anniversary. Our cottage,...

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Thank Kaaragon
Mason, New Hampshire
Reviewed 10 July 2012

We started staying here in 2003 in Cottage #2 and have been back several times in both the motel and other cottages. The grounds, rooms, pool and everything have always been very clean and in excellent condition. Weather permitting we ride our motorcycles, but have stayed during the colder months also (love the stone fireplaces, so cozy). Gary is always...

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Thank Jim and Pam W
Harrisville, Rhode Island
Reviewed 9 July 2012

We have been here numerous times. It is a beautiful place with very reasonable rates. Clean as can be. Gary and Julie are the best owners and keep the cottages as clean as our own home. We will continue to go there as much as possible. We own timeshare and yet prefer to stay at Gilcreast Cottages. Excellent location for...

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Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 8 July 2012

Our two young children and us had a great time in the beautiful White mountains. Not least because we had a great Place to start from at Gilcrest cottages. We enjoyed our stay in our cottage a lot. Nice and convenient location, swimming pool and barbecue available. The owners are very nice and relaxed and they also made marshmallows for...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A nostalgic escape from everyday living, our "Storybook Cottages and Motel" are close to White Mountain attractions, skiing, and snowmobiling, Gilcrest offers one and two bedroom cottages, and a small eight unit motel often referred to as "connected cottages." Fireplaces, kitchenettes, units have refrigerators and microwaves. Outdoor pool, horseshoes, play area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gilcrest Cottages and Motel

Address: 2378 US Route 3, Thornton, NH 03285-6150
Region: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Thornton
Price Range: $125 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gilcrest Cottages and Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Best views ,Gracious hosts ,adorable rooms ,extra clean ,”
 of 5 bubbles Gsemperfitop, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room was perfect for the days we were there. I especially appreciated the boot matt & tray and the fireplace. Tips would be 1) only duraflame logs in the fireplaces, no real wood. 2) no maid service during your stay of less than 5 days, but you can ask the owners for anything you need. 3) Closet with hangers provided, but no dresser to put items away. If you are the type that likes to unpack everything and put it away, please keep this in mind. Highly recommend these cottages. Free wifi!”
 of 5 bubbles SunfireMB, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Recommend the cottages”
 of 5 bubbles RNS0921, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“They are all great motel rooms and cottages.”
 of 5 bubbles CheerFan, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We liked our motel room 13 with king size bed and fireplace.”
 of 5 bubbles MaryAnnL684, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
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