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Gilcrest Cottages and Motel

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2378 U.S. Rte 3, Thornton, NH 03285
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Gilcrest is a wonderful place to spend a vacation in the White Mountains. Everything is extremely clean and the beds are very comfortable. The owners are absolutly wonderful. They were so helpful, nice and friendly. They treated us like family. We loved it there and we can't wait to go back.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The couple were so helpful knowing that we are not from that region. they gave us tips on where to go to eat for breakfast and of course, the best scenic routes. They even gave us extra towels for the kids! :-) Thank you very much ... :-)

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Lakeville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided at the last minute to escape this past Memorial Day weekend. We really struck gold when I found these cottages. By a stroke of fate we got the exact size cottage we wanted & paid less than we were planning on paying at some hotel in Lincoln. (I would much rather have a cottage than... More 

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boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We've now stayed 3 separate occasions and always had a great experience! The mini-cottages are perfect for an overnight or two and the owners are especially gracious. Recommend booking early in the Spring and Winter seasons.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We stayed at the Gilcrest overnight for my graduation ceremony at Plymouth State University. We came in from Arizona so we were a little unsure about what the accomodations in the area would be like, but we were pleasantly surprised. We had two adjoining rooms. One had a cozy fireplace and the other had a beautiful view out to the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My daughter got sick and we had to cancel the same day. The owners agreed to give us a free night later! Good location, clean, nice atmosphere, helpful owners. Would defitely go back in summer. Close to ski slopes.

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review. We strive to be as helpful as possible to all of our customers. More 

Amsterdam, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

What really sets Gilcrest Cottages and Motel at the top of our list for a place to stay when we visit northern NH are the owners (Gary and Julie). When we are there, we feel like we are members of the family. In our travels across throughout New England, we have stated at many different places before we found Gilcrest.... More 

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

At Gilcrest we strive to make our place feel like home away from home. It is our returning customers who make us feel special and for that we will always be grateful. Looking for an escape from everyday living? We are waiting for you. More 

Brooklyn, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Thank you as always to the kind folks, Julie and Gary @the Gilcrest. It is always a pleasure to sneak away from the daily stress of work and obligations to the quiet nestled comfort of your cottages and motel. No matter the motel or cottage a cozy fire, the bare necessities and you are sure to find relaxation. There are... More 

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

Thank you so much for another wonderful review. It is returning customers like you who make life wonderful and convince others to give us a try. We look forward to you and your family visiting us again soon. More 

Thornton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Gilcrest Cottages will quickly become your home away from home. Nestled between the scenic Lakes Region and the foothills of the White Mountains, Gilcrest can be your home base from which to explore rivers, mountains, lakes, ski slopes and a variety of tourist attractions, great restaurants and shopping areas. Not sure what you want to do or where to go?... More 

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

Thank you for all of your kind words. Happy guests are what we strive for and we are always thankful when we receive a review such as yours. Here at Gilcrest we feel it is very important to enjoy the little time you have to be on vacation. Whatever we can do to make your get away a happier experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Julie and Gary are the most perfect hosts, after we settled in we joined a group for a bonfire and s'mores cookout. The cottage was perfect, clean and neat, and Julie went out of her way to advise us where the best leaf viewing was for that weekend (as she is an official "leaf-peeper" and writer). I cannot say anymore... More 

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

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. We do hope that you will be able to come to NH in the future and will again join us for some s'mores. More 

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