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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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boston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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 

SW Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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 

Fall River, MA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We stayed at Gilcrest on a Friday night in order to visit our grand daughter at Plymouth State University. They are located only 15 minutes from the Plymouth exit and charged half the going rate compared to rooms in Plymouth. The cottages are neat and clean and Julie and Gary are very warm and welcoming. Our weekend was made very... More 

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

It is so nice when our customers take time to write a review. We try hard to provide our customers with a friendly place to stay and are always available to help make your stay comfortable in anyway we can. More 

Minneapolis
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My sister and I stayed here while vacationing in New Hampshire. We stayed in the motel room which was perfect for us. Very clean and you have a microwave, small fridge and coffee maker available which is handy. Nice location....close to a lot of attractions. Gary and Julie are super nice and helpful. They are familiar with the area and... More 

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

Your kind words mean so much to us. Thank you! We love to share our knowledge of the area with our customers in hopes the time they have in our little corner of the world will be more special. More 

Hawaii
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Stayed in the cutest little cottage with its own fireplace, what a find! Owners are the nicest people, welcoming and unintrusive. Comfort food restauran, Sunset Grill, nearby. Sat in the tavern side to get a feel of the local crowd, nice folk! Visit Mirror Lake, a hidden secret Gary told us about! Thanks Julie & Gary for a restful stop!

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

Thank you for your review. We have many hidden gems in our area and we love to share them with our customers! More 

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