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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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Quincy, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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GilcrestCottages, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

We truly appreciate your kind words and the time you took to write them. Families are important to us and we believe family vacations should provide lasting memories. Hope to see you again :) More 

Naples, Florida
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

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

Thank you for your review. As you suggested we too advise to book early for the cottages. We hope to see you again. More 

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