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Gale River Motel and Cottages

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Scituate
Reviewed 26 October 2009

The Gale River offers nice rooms, and friendly service all at a great price. We highly recommend this motel regardless of the season. Kevin (the owner) makes sure that all his guests are happy and comfortable. We admire his "green efforts" and his never ending efforts to maintain the facilities. Fran and John

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words it was wonderful welcoming you back to the Gale River for your annual Autumn visit. It's always nice to welcome old friends back to the motel and we'll be looking forward to your next visit - Best wishes to you and your family.

Massachusetts
Reviewed 7 October 2009

Just returned from a wonderful foliage tour of the Franconia area. Our stay at the Gale River more than met our expectations. Kevin truly embodies the essence of a classic inn keeper-gracious, helpful and welcoming. His dining and hiking recommendations were greatly appreciated and spot on...thank you! Rooms are simply comfortable, clean and a throw-back to a prior era of...

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with the rest of the world, especially your thoughts about the Gale River being from an earlier era of travel when the innkeeper who greeted you at your arrival was the same person who assisted you the next morning in planning your day and who had a sincere interest in...

London
Reviewed 3 October 2009

Firstly, thank you to all of the other reviews - I booked this Motel based on all of the comments made by the previous users, and we were very pleasantly surprised. We were a party of 3, so we stayed in one of the two cottages. Everything here was first class. Cottage had everything you would need - and more....

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments on your visit to the Gale River Motel. Will make sure that the next time you arrive at the Gale River, the cookies will again fresh from the oven. Glad you made it home home safe and sound. Cheers!!

London, UK
Reviewed 28 September 2009

Went to this motel based on the other tripadvisor reviews, and they weren't wrong! On arrival we were greeted very happily and given info on the local restaurants, which are a 15 min drive away, but then again everything in the States is a drive away. The rooms were spotless, with helpful (and sometimes funny!) notes everywhere, giving the place...

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2Thank spitfiremkh
Western New York
Reviewed 23 September 2009

Lovely place and very well kept, very nice amenities. Manager of the motel goes out of his way to please. We had some vehicle problems while staying at motel, and management was extremely helpful and accommodating. Would definitely recommend this motel, and would also stay there again if in the area.

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words...glad to hear that you made it home okay - hope the repairs on your bikes went smoothly. Was glad to be able to offer you the hospitality of the Gale River during the particularly stressful time of being stranded.

Texas
Reviewed 31 August 2009

This is a delightful place, nestled at the foot of the Franconia Ridge. The view is spectacular. It is close to multiple outdoor activities. Accomodations are family oriented and comfortable. The proprietor is a delight. He helped us plan our stay - suggesting activities and eating establishments that were exactly right for us. This is definitely a place I will...

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Massachusetts
Reviewed 28 August 2009

We just returned from our third stay at the Gale River Motel and it certainly won't be our last. A few years back we took a chance on this "unknown" and discovered a gem. If you want fancy facades and vanilla lodging, go elsewhere. If you want a place where you feel completely comfortable, this is the place. Kevin, the...

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levell333
Reviewed 27 August 2009

I have stayed here many times before, and will continue to come back whenever I'm in the area. The owner is extremely friendly and accomodating. The pool and hot tub are great fun. And best of all is the view you get when sitting in front of your room! If your looking for a place to stay with all the...

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nj
Reviewed 26 August 2009

The service was great and very friendly and helpful. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The pool and hot tub are also very nice with lots of toys for the kids and plenty of space for them to play with the volleyball net, shuffle board, horseshoes, and swings. the fire pit was also really neat as well.

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Ohio
Reviewed 22 August 2009

We recently spent four nights at the Gale River Motel and would recommend it highly. It is located in beautiful Franconia, NH, just down the road from the Franconia Notch area of White Mountain National Forest. The rooms, while not fancy (there are plenty of expensive inns in the area, if you are looking for fancy), are clean, comfortable, and...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Breathtaking mountain views from every room. #1 Eco-Friendly Motel in New Hampshire. Recognized as an Environmental Champion by NH Sustainable Lodging Program. Spacious rooms with two full-sized beds, refrigerator, coffee-maker, A/C, and Complimentary Wi-Fi access in all rooms. Heated outdoor pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, playground, picnic area with grill. Cottages sleep up to six guests with full kitchen facilities. Pet-Friendly. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gale River Motel and Cottages

Address: 1 Main St, Exit 38 of I-93 to Rte 18 North 1/2 mile, Franconia, NH 03580-4801
Region: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Franconia
Price Range: $67 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Gale River Motel And Cottages Hotel Franconia
Gale River Hotel
Gale River Motel And Cottages Franconia, NH - White Mountains
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