Only stayed a night, but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at this motel. First of all, it was very clean, and had a very comfortable mattress and set of pillows. Beautiful view of mountains and ski trails from our window. The owner here is the real deal, an old-fashioned innkeeper who cares about his property, cares about his customers, and makes sure anything you need is provided. The rates were very reasonable.
Have to comment again on the owner and especially his dog. He loves his dog as much as he loves his motel and customers. Friendly, furry, and his tail was wagging so hard that this pooch could have provided the air conditioning in our room if it was necessary.
Just a wonderful, pleasant experience. It's nice to know that places (and owners) like this still exist in 2013. This is a rare find. Enjoy the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire, then head back to your room, but before you do, have some cookies provided in the office. This guy thinks of everything.
- 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