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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

By far one of the best motel/hotels I've stayed at, the owners hospitality was unmatched, the rooms were clean and cozy, everything about this place is great, you won't have any regrets booking here 10/10!

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

Sam....thank you for taking a moment to write a review....in your profession, having traveled around the U.S. of A. your words are even more appreciated - given that you have probably sampled a variety of hotels and motels seeing the best and worst....to receive such kind words speaks that much more to the service and comforts we offer at the...

Reviewed 17 January 2017

I stayed here for a last-minute getaway over MLK Jr. Weekend. Appreciated that they didn't have a 2-night minimum over a holiday weekend and their rates were very reasonable. Kevin was very helpful and offered us fresh baked cookies after a cold day of hiking. Plus his dog is super cute!

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

Jessi E....Thanks so much for choosing the Gale River as your getaway destination over the holiday weekend and double that for taking the time to share your experience with the rest of the world through your TripAdvisor review. It was our pleasure to host you and your sister while you explored the area....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Kevin made us very welcome, he was always on hand to offer homemade chocolate chip cookies and advice/recommendations about the local area. This was comfortable, quiet budget accommodation, ideal for walkers visiting the area.

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

Thank you for your very kind review....we are always humbled when folks from abroad find our little family motel and comment favorably on our service and accommodations...we are honored to have served you and hopefully made your trip to the U.S. a relaxing and memorable sojourn. May all your travels bring you back to the one's you love....

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The motel is very convenient to everything in the White Mountain area. Kevin was personable and very sharp from the first time I called to make reservations. And he has a great sense of humor! Our room was spotless, the bed comfortable and the breakfast provided got our day off to a good start. The...

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

Thank you for your time and effort in writing your review...you definitely captured the essence of what we strive for here at the Gale River Motel...a clean and welcoming home away from home for travelers and explorers of the White Mountains. Our efforts to provide the "little things" that sometime matter so much and set the GRM apart from the...

Plymouth, Massachusetts
Reviewed 16 October 2016

My wife and I stayed two nights here and really enjoyed the visit. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. The room was comfortable and clean. And the view was spectacular. I really loved that it felt "off the beaten path" even though it was just a couple minutes from I-93, and it's super convenient to all of the attractions...

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

Chris....thank you for your review and recognizing the Gale River Motel allure is that we offer that comfortable and relaxed atmosphere and that we are only minutes from all of the attractions that make the White Mts. a destination for so many...we will most certainly look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy all we, and the area, have to...

Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed our 2 night stay here. The rooms are very, very clean and the beds are comfortable. A small complimentary breakfast is provided and it was more than adequate for us to get our day going. We have never visited or stayed in the area before, and came at peak leaf season in Autumn. We...

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

Chris...it was a real pleasure hosting you both during your visit to the North Country....thank you for taking the time and making the effort to share your thoughts with future TripAdvisor readers...It is always an added pleasure when a guest joins in on the hospitality banter like you did during your stay...makes it fun for the innkeeper as well as...

Massachusetts
Reviewed 30 September 2016

A good ole NH Yankee place to stay near the mountains. Not fancy, but clean and neat and everything you need. What puts it over the top is the owners attention to the customers which is rare these days. P.S. The bed really was comfortable.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for the TripAdivsor community. We thank you for recognizing the effort that we make to welcome guests to the Gale River Motel as a if they were long-lost friends...Over the fourteen years I have owned the GRM, guest feedback and comments have driven all of the changes that have been...

Marion, North Carolina
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I had researched this motel on TripAdvisor, and as soon as I walked into the office, I told the manager he looked just like his picture, and he said "And you came anyway?" It's clear right from the get go that although the place has been around 50+ years, it is possible to maintain a facility and keep it attractive...

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

Thank you very much for your review, and even more, recognizing the efforts we have made to preserve the look and feel of lodging from a bygone era, yet offer all the amenities of the modern day. We maintained the best from the past, a time when the person that greets you at your arrival is the owner who sincerely...

New Jersey
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Enjoyed our stay very much. The manager was very accommodating with special requests. We traveled up from NJ on a motorcycle so packing was limited for a 4 day stay. I asked for a blow dryer in my room and it was provided. The bathrooms have shampoo and liquid shower gel dispensers. Also laundry service was available for a dollar...

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

Thank you for your kind review of the GRM...we enjoyed hosting your entire group and are honored that you find the service, amenities, and overall experience worthy of the highest ratings....It is always our pleasure to welcome travelers to our little corner of New Hampshire and make sure that their experience is memorable.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Convenient to the highway and an easy walk to the Franconia market and restaurants, and the room was clean and comfortable with a great view of the mountains. (The chocolate chip cookies in the office a thoughtful touch as well.) A fine place to stay, but I rate it highly due to Kevin, the proprietor - he couldn't have been...

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

I am honored that you have taken the time to author a review for the Gale River Motel and the service you experienced while you were visiting...especially the very kind words you offered to me personally....I truly love welcoming visitors to my home, not only leaving them with a memorable experience having enjoyed a restful nights stay, but welcoming them...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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: $71 - $312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
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Gale River Hotel
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