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Gilcrest Cottages and Motel
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warwick, ri
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Cozy Cottage”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

My husband and I, with friends, recently stayed at the Gilchrist Cottages in Thornton, NH, and were pleasantly surprised by the warmth and comfort of our cottage. I believe we stayed in the Lafayette and it accommodated the four of us nicely. Thornton is located near the lakes region and a hour or so away from North Conway so the central location is very convenient. Our hosts just couldn't do enough for us and we will certainly be returning.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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GilcrestCottages, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
We always appreciate the time a customer takes to review our lodging establishment. Your review helps others who have never experienced Gilcrest and our amazing area in making their lodging decision. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Esperance, New York
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

These cottages came recommended to us. We were warmly greeted by our hosts who made sure to let us know all we needed about the area. Our cottage was extremely clean and had an adorable rustic charm. We enjoyed the fire place as well which gave our cottage a homey feeling. Would definitely stay again when we revisit the area.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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GilcrestCottages, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Thank you taking time to review our property. Quaint, clean and cozy is often used to describe our facility. We enjoy reading reviews and learn how to be even better from them. We love having new customers return.
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Pittsfield
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Return visit. As always, we were welcomed with smiles and a wagging tail of the other greeter. Rooms are so comfortable with personal touches; photos of local areas and a beautiful quilt. The fireplace completes the ambience. The view outside our window looked like a postcard with the snow.

  • Stayed March 2014
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GilcrestCottages, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, responded to this review, 10 March 2014
It is so meaningful to us when our customers take the time to write a review of Gilcrest. We do hope you will be able to visit again soon as that postcard view from your room is always changing. Thank you so much-looking forward to your next visit.
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Medfield
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

I really can't say enough about Julie and Gary and the Gilcrest. It just gets better everytime we stay there. The rooms are super clean and fresh and the fireplace in the room is an extra special touch. We usually stay in connection with a ski trip, but this time it was a combined ski and Birthday (my wife's) weekend. Julie went out of her way to help with a special surprise cake and decorations for my wife. The location also is not only great for several ski mountains, but there are some nice places to eat close by as well. You can't go wrong here.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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GilcrestCottages, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, responded to this review, 5 February 2014
Thank you for your review of Gilcrest. It is so nice to see our returning customers come to celebrate something special. We love adding a special touch to any occasion you are celebrating. We look forward to seeing you again.
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New York City, New York
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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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19 reviews
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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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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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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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