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2378 U.S. Rte 3, Thornton, NH 03285
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Gilcrest Cottages and Motel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a find! Clean! Comfortable! Quiet! But close to area attractions and dining. Julie and Gary and Pemi are there for your needs. There are grills to use a great pool and the Pemi river behind your room! We will be back !!

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Four the last four years, we have visited Gilcrest at least once each year. Julie and Gary run take wonderful care of a really special property located on a woodsy bend of the Pemigewasset River. They do a wonderful job of tending to your every wish, while letting you alone to enjoy the cabin as you wish. We usually visit... More

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Boston, MA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here 3 times in 3 different seasons so far. The owners are friendly, the doggie is friendly, the rooms are extremely clean, the location is great and the grounds are beautiful. It is right off the highway but once you pull into their driveway, you feel like you are miles away. The Pemi River is directly behind the units... More

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Interlaken, NY
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a week each summer, my husband and I are at home at the Gilcrest. We always stay in Cabin 5 (Haystack). We enjoy sitting under the big maple tree and relaxing. My husband rides his bike up to Water Valley almost every day, while I sit in the pool and read my book. When we arrive, my husband tells... More

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an extremely clean and cozy place, and the owners are amazing. I look for an excuse to stay here whenever I am in New Hampshire. The cabins have everything you need, and there are good options for meals nearby.

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GilcrestCottages, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

We love hearing from our returning customers and truly appreciate that you took time to leave positive comments for us. We look forward to seeing you next year in July and will hope for great weather so you can go on your morning run before attending your conference. More

Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Our group has been going to the Gilcrest for 12 years for the annual Laconia motorcycle rally...By this time the owners feel like family.We take over the whole complex for 4 days and we cannot believe how much effort Julie and Gary (the owners) put in to make us feel welcome.The cottages and motel are always in the best condition,... More

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GilcrestCottages, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank you to our "Laconia Crew" for all the words of praise. We are so fortunate to have "customer/friends" who have become family like all of you. We learned early on to embrace motorcyclists here at Gilcrest. Whether you are coming for Laconia Bike Week, travelling with friends by bike, or just in need of some time away to ride,... More

Goodyear, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

When we planned our trip to New England this past winter, I made it very clear to my wife and daughter we would be spending at least one night at the Gilcrest. You see, my family started spending summer vacations there in the 1960's. My wife and I and 22 relatives spent my honeymoon there in 1983. It had been... More

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GilcrestCottages, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Robin for taking time to return to a place that held so many wonderful memories for you. We are honored to continue providing the service and quality that an establishment from the "retro era" provided many years ago. We hope that there will be another trip to New England in your future and that you will once again... More

Albany, Ny
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Felt very welcomed when I arrived owners very personable, the room was very pleasant, only complaint is that there was no complimentary shampoo. Would definitely recommend staying at the Gilcrest Cottages

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GilcrestCottages, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Gilcrest. We appreciate suggestions. We know people often travel light, especially if traveling by motorcycle, and make every effort to supply something you need or forgot. Our amenities are fewer than the larger chain establishments but we try very hard to provide you with a clean, relaxing and quaint experience. More

warwick, ri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 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... More

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GilcrestCottages, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

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. More

Esperance, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 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.

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GilcrestCottages, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

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. More

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Additional Information about Gilcrest Cottages and Motel

Address: 2378 U.S. Rte 3, Thornton, NH 03285
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Thornton
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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." Fireplaces, kitchenettes, units have refrigerators and microwaves. Outdoor pool, horseshoes, play area. ... more   less 
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