What can I say that has not been said before, this is one of of the best places I have ever stayed in. Not that it is luxurious, but virtually everything has been thought of and is provided at a high quality, at a motel price.
The location is wonderful with views of the mountains, although I-93 is close by, so some highway traffic noise can be heard at times.
Kevin, the owner, greets you with a cookie as you check in. He is the source of everything and he goes out of his way to ensure you have have a great ime.
The room we had, was spotlessy clean, it was so clean I even tried to find something dirty but gave up. Room had two queen beds which were quite comfortable, a large TV, Coffee Maker etc. A nice touch here was the basket of 'goodies', not only cookies but a few other useful items. There are bagals and muffins available for breakfast, as well as hot tea, every morning in the reception area.
There is a swimming pool and both an indoor and outdoor Hot Tub.
Ask Kevin for eating tips and he will point out a few restaurants in the area, with 10% discount.
We tried the Little Grille in Littleton, they have themed nights through the week, we went on Italian Night which was an all you could eat hot and cold buffet for $13.99.
Kevin also gave us advise on tracking down the wild life, and although we did get to see Moose and a lot of other things, we only saw Bears at the Clarkes Trading Post.
Thanks for a great stay Kevin, we would recommend your Motel to anyone who is planiing a visit to the White Mountains.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Gale River Motel And Cottages Hotel Franconia
- Gale River Hotel
- Gale River Motel And Cottages Franconia, NH - White Mountains