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“Perfect For Skiing In New Hampshire”

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Gilcrest Cottages and Motel
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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“Perfect For Skiing In New Hampshire”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

I wanted to go skiing in New Hampshire, and was torn where I should stay and where I would ski. After seeing some great reviews I got a motel at Gilcrest, which was 20 minutes from three different mountains.

I mostly skied at Cannon Mountain and was very happy. Plus we got 10 inches of snow while we were there and the owners worked relentlessly to keep the driveway and walk ways cleared.

The rooms were perfect and provided everything I needed: heat, hot water, coffee, cable TV, peace and quite and beuatiful grounds with a river running through the back. I will be back.

Room Tip: I stayed in a Hotel / Motel room which was perfect, but they do have larger and more private cottage...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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GilcrestCottages, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
We really appreciate that you took time to review your stay and are happy to hear you had a good time. Being located close to Cannon, Loon and Waterville Valley offers customers like you flexibility to choose where you want to ski. We hope to see you again soon.
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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

We have been staying at gilcrest cottages for the past three years. Julie and Gary are very friendly. The cottages are very quaint, everything is exceptionally clean and the rates are reasonable. The location is great, within driving distance of many attractions. Location is great...right on the pemi River. The cottages and motel rooms have all been redone since the flooding two years ago after the hurricane. The rooms and cottages are comfortable with microwave, fridge, and coffee makers. Julie and Gary always make us feel like we're at home. We enjoy staying here and recommend it to all our friends.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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GilcrestCottages, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Thank you for taking time to write a review about Gilcrest and for your kind words. We always enjoy seeing our returning clientele and look forward to meeting new customers in the future. Looking forward to the "next time".
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Gilford, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

I have stayed at Gilcrest Cottages several years ago and remembered I liked it then. I still love it. I particularly love how they think of everything. Right down to the container that held sugar and other condiments for coffee.

We are going back again next year and staying an extra day. We both hated to leave.

I've claimed the Lafayette cottage as mine.

Room Tip: Go with the cottages with the fireplaces. Really liked having one in my bedroom :)
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

Would definitely book again. Nothing fancy, but nice, clean & reasonable rates. Fridge, microwave, coffee maker in room. Look forward to staying again sometime. Right on the Pemi River & close to Woodstock & lots of area attractions.

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Amsterdam, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

When we travel to northern NH, we have stay at the Gilcrest Cottages and Motel (approximately 8 years in a row). The rooms are always clean and neat, and the proprietors (Gary & Julie and their dog Pemi) are wonderful (more like extended family than proprietors) and have extensive knowledge of the surrounding area, things to do, things to see, etc., and can provide excellent directions for those who forgot to bring a map or are unfamiliar with the area. The location is convenient for excellent day trips, wildlife viewing, state parks, fishing, hiking, and other outdoor activities. There are several restaurants that serve up excellent food. There is a very clean pool, horseshoes, etc. available for guest to use. Grills, picnic tables and outdoor chairs are available.

Room Tip: The cabins are stand alone units and provide more privacy than the hotel.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Holliston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

We just spent a weekend at Gilcrest Cottages. We were up in NH visiting our son who goes to PSU which is only 10 minutes away. We brought our two younger kids ages 11 and 12 and stayed in the Welch & Dickey cottage. We were very impressed by how clean and well kept the cottages are- they do a truly exceptional job at maintaining their cottages which I think is rare in this day! We were very comfortable here and our kids loved it too. Room for the kids to play on the lawn, and we played horseshoes also at their pit. Too late in the season to enjoy the pool....maybe next summer. What makes this even better is that the prices are very fair and reasonable for a very nice place to stay- which is why we will definitely be back. Gary and Julie were also very friendly and helpful and our kids loved their dog Pemi. :)

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Freeport, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

My Husband and I spent 6 nights in cabin 9 . The cabin was very neat and clean when we arrived. We had let them know it was our first visit to the area,and we found information on the area ,weith suggestion where to go and routes to take to get there with things to see along the way. We also got suggestion on places to eat . All suggestions we took were excellent. We were continually asked if wqe needed anything. It was a perfect spot with PERFECT PEOPLE. We will happily recommend Gilcrest Cottages to all our friends. We hope to get back,but well fondly remember this trip .

Room Tip: Let them know your needs and they will give you the perfect place.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Gilcrest Cottages and Motel

Property: Gilcrest Cottages and Motel
Address: 2378 US Route 3, Thornton, NH 03285-6150
Region: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Thornton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Thornton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Gilcrest Cottages and Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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." Ambient Fireplaces, 2 kitchenettes units available, 1 full apartment available, all units have mini refrigerators, microwaves and coffeepots. Outdoor pool, horseshoes, corn hole, play area. River access right on site. ... more   less 
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