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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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Kawartha Lakes, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our stay here! The cottages were just that, cozy cottage atmosphere that are kept impeccably clean, Owners are absolutely terrific and will offer you great local options and information about area points of interest! So much to do in this area wish we stayed more then 2 nights.

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New England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to experience the way many families did in New Hampshire in the 50's, and 60's, this is the place.. Conveniently located right off Route 93, but nestled in the foothills of the White Mountains and alongside a river, the cottages are no frills but with everything you need. Our room was spotless with a retro decor. It... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

All I can say is: The only disappointment was leaving the beautiful little cabins. Clean , comfy, cozy and quiet. Love this place! Located on route 3 your close to Lincoln and Plymouth . The cabins and motel have been restored to their original beauty. All located on the river. You have all you need here pool ,grills restaraunts nearby.

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Just returned from a lovely three nights spent in Lincoln cottage at Gilcrest. My husband and I found our charming cabin perfectly clean and comfortable. The owners were very welcoming, friendly and accommodating. Great location 10 mins from Lincoln, close to 93 but still very quiet.

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Interlaken, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Wonderful place to stay- as always. Gary and Julie keep the place clean and well cared for. They go out of their way to make everyone feel welcome. Lots of things to do in the area- or just relax around the pool or sit in the shade. Grills available for cooking too!

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

Thank you for taking your time to write about us. It is truly a wonderful experience for us when returning customers become friends. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Surprised my husband to be with a getaway before all of the wedding chaos begins. It was perfect. Clean, comfortable and friendly atomosphere. The fireplace was wonderful for the cool New Hampshire nights. It is centrally located between the Lakes Region and the White Mountains. We will definitely stay again.

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

Thank you for your review. Our one room cottages provide a very relaxing and romantic setting. Peace and quiet and the ability to connect or reconnect is our goal for our couples. We hope to see you after the wedding. More 

Capon Bridge, WV
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

These cottages belonged to a great-aunt back in the late 40s and early 50s - how surprised I was to find them here and unchanged over 60 years later. The area used to be full of vacation cottages like this, and these may be the last ones left. The owners are wonderful people, and the cottages themselves are clean and... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We were delighted to learn a bit more of the history of Gilcrest from you. Being a "retro era" lodging establishment we strive to provide a peaceful retreat for all. As we always say-Gilcrest is an escape from everyday living. More 

Orange City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Spent 5 days in the White Mountains for family summer vacation. Was a great getaway from the Florida summer. Gilcrest was great, so well kept, clean and cute. Rented a two bedroom and was perfect for my husband and I and our two daughters. Gary and Julie are lovely people. The location was central to get to all the main... More 

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

We are always grateful when our guests take their time to review us. We are glad we could provide you with comfortable accommodations that allowed you to have a wonderful vacation. Please come back again :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Had a GREAT time! It was a wonderful experience. Gary and Julie are so nice. They are wonderful people. My girls who are normally very shy opened right up to Julie. They are very understanding. The cabins are very clean and the beds quite comfortable. Best experience ever.

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

Thank you for taking your time to write about Gilcrest. We were so happy that you had such a pleasant stay. We love accommodating families and truly understand the importance of making lasting memories. Hope you will return again sometime :) More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stayed just one night here while travelling from Montreal to Boston and thought it was delightful. The cabin type accommodation we had was so lovely and quaint and very clean. We had a small fridge, a microwave and coffee/tea maker. We all had a front garden with table and chairs to enjoy the sunshine. There was no restaurant on... More 

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

Thank you so much for your thoughtful words about Gilcrest. We too were sad that your stay was so short and do hope you will return again someday. More 

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