We made reservations at the Gale River Motel largely based on recommendations found here (and helped also by the fact that it was chosen as the 2010 Editors’ Choice in Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England). We were very happy with our choice – it definitely even EXCEEDED our expectations. Everything that has been written here is true – Kevin is extremely friendly and helpful, always happy to provide advice and recommendations about local sites and hikes. The view is great and the location is extremely convenient. We really enjoyed the pool and outdoor hot tub in the cool evening after a long day of activity. We also took a walk to the very close Gale River across the street and enjoyed a swim in the local swimming hole. We were in cottage #2 (Executive Cottage) which was very spacious and comfortable. Kevin has thought of everything to help enjoy your stay – in addition to the well equipped kitchen, free WiFi access, TV, radio/cd player there were coffee table books to view and board games which we actually used. He will also provide you with kids videos for free. Along with the chocolate chip cookies that are often mentioned in the reviews, there is also a PC with internet access available for free in the lobby. For the cottages, he even provides the charcoal for barbequing. When I asked about the location of a laundromat and Kevin said he’d do the laundry for $1 wash/$1 dry – that was just too good to be true! Book early – they did have full occupancy for at least part of the time that we were there.
- 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