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Gilcrest Cottages and Motel

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in Kinsman #13 room over the Thanksgiving weekend. Close to ATV's, Snowmobiles and horseback riding. Doing things in Woodstock, Lincoln, Campton? This keeps you central to all. The owners are super nice.

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Thank you so much for your kind review, and your helpful feedback! It was our pleasure to host you!

Burlington, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I had a terrific stay for three nights while surveying a land purchase. Two nights in the standalone cottage 'Welch and Dickey' and a night in the 'motel', or shared cottage as I'd call it. Very clean, charming and a wonderful staff at reception. They have just purchased the Gilcrest and I think they'll develop it and...

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Thank you so much for your review, it was a pleasure to have you as our guests!

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Handily located off interstate 93 although with the feeling of being very remote. We were met by the owner who was very helpful and kind providing useful advice on the area and good places to eat. The cottage was well equipped with a lovely fire and a gas heater. It was excellently kept and very clean. My only tip would...

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Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Staid in one of cottages for 2 nights while we were hicking in the region. The cottage was very clean. Bed is.ok; bathroom and shower ok The owners work hard to.give you a nice stay. Price is a bit to high for this kind of accomodation.

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Tolland, Connecticut
Reviewed September 26, 2016

Gary and Julie are great hosts. The cottages are a great place to stay and are at a convenient location between Franconia Notch and the lakes region. This was a very good place to stay at a reasonable price.

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NY State
Reviewed September 3, 2016

My husband and I and 2 other couples rented 3 cottages for 3 nights/4days. We had so much fun in this area. The cottages were exactly what we were looking for. CLEAN, comfy, pleasant décor, with great bathroom, fridge, microwave & coffeemaker. In the winter the fireplace would be a great attraction. Picnic table right outside our door, swimming pool...

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New England
Reviewed August 18, 2016

Just back from a 3 night stay at Gilcrest Cottages (stayed in Lafayette cottage) and have to say this was a wonderful place to stay. Everything in the cottage was very neat and clean. Plenty of hot water for showers, the pool was sparkling clean and the whole outside area looked very well maintained. The sheets and bedspreads had cute...

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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
Reviewed August 17, 2016

The hosts, Gary and Julie, are super nice. that is a great way to start a vacation. The property is clean and well kept, while at the same time rustic. The cottages have plenty of room. Beds were comfortable, nice bathroom. Each cottage has a nice, clean picnic table. The pool was clean and the water warm - excellent for...

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Boxford
Reviewed August 16, 2016

The Gilcrest Cottages were very enjoyable to stay at. Rooms a little tight with 2 double bed, inside was spotlessly clean..beds a bit hard, with coffee maker and mini refrig. A rustic feel inside...they have table and chairs outside, so very relaxing. Swimming pool & grills for guests to use... only thing missing was air conditions there was a fan...

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Orford, New Hampshire
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Neat, clean, quiet, relaxing, lovely cottages with character. Very accommodating and friendly. We had a wonderful experience and would definitely stay at Gilcrest again. Highly recommended for all !!!

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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 

Additional Information about Gilcrest Cottages and Motel

Address: 2378 US Route 3, Thornton, NH 03285-6150
Location: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Thornton
Price Range: $86 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gilcrest Cottages and Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Room was perfect for the days we were there. I especially appreciated the boot matt & tray and the fireplace. Tips would be 1) only duraflame logs in the fireplaces, no real wood. 2) no maid service during your stay of less than 5 days, but you can ask the owners for anything you need. 3) Closet with hangers provided, but no dresser to put items away. If you are the type that likes to unpack everything and put it away, please keep this in mind. Highly recommend these cottages. Free wifi!”
 of 5 bubbles SunfireMB, 5 days ago | Read review
“Recommend the cottages”
 of 5 bubbles RNS0921, Sep 26, 2016 | Read review
“They are all great motel rooms and cottages.”
 of 5 bubbles CheerFan, Sep 3, 2016 | Read review
“We liked our motel room 13 with king size bed and fireplace.”
 of 5 bubbles MaryAnnL684, Jan 19, 2016 | Read review
“Try to snag one of those stand alone cottages!”
 of 5 bubbles AbKo_12, Nov 17, 2015 | Read review
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