Clean and simple room. Cable tv, hot water, comfy bed. A little less expensive than other options. All I needed after a day in the slopes. Nice staff. Close to the slopes at Cannon. Would stay at the Gale River Motel again for sure.
This motel was a great find. We loved staying here. True it is not a luxury spa, but we weren't looking for that. It was a great location to explore the White Mountains. This exploration was made easier by the innkeeper who knew the area well and gave us suggestions about hikes, places to see, how to get to places the best way - being from far away from this part of the country these suggestions made our trip. He even could tell me quickly where I could catch a sunset when the clouds cleared and I had only a short time to to drive to get to a place with a good view. We also loved being in Franconia far away from the outlet malls and traffic of the Conway area. The views were great and we loved being able to park right outside our door - no steps to climb. Event though the decor was a little outdated, the rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable. We don't really care that much about interior decorating. There wasn't a seating area but we weren't looking for a place where all you do is sit in your room. Since we were traveling in the fall we didn't use the pool but there was one there for summer visitors.…
I love this place! I have stayed here twice this year and plan to return. Firstly it is pet friendly, which isn’t easy to find. There are toys for your pup and great walking area. The innkeeper is personable, accommodating and knowledgeable. He has thought of everything down to small details. It is clean and eco-friendly. The only downsides are dogs can’t sleep on the beds and hot tubs are on at limited times off season. Franconia is beautiful and this is a great spot. I highly recommend this.
Traveling from MN through the New England states leaf peeping! A gentleman working at Cannon Mountain suggested Gale River Motel, so we called & were lucky enough to get the last room! Beautiful location & view & Kevin, the owner was friendly, knowledgeable & had homemade cookies for us! Clean rooms, comfortable beds & a spacious room. Kevin had great suggestions for dinner too! We loved this little gem & will definitely return if we're in the area again!
I had to make a last minute change in our travel plans for our time in Franconia and saw these good reviews for the Gale River Motel and so booked a one night stay. Thank goodness it was for only one night. All I can say is we had a completely opposite experience, though the owner/manager was extremely nice, this is an old motel, the the walls are very thin and our very talkative neighbors woke us up with their conversation. Also, and the worst thing is, my husband killed two bugs in his bed that we are almost certain were bedbugs. There were several spiders in the room/bathroom as well. No wonder at the last minute we were able to find this hotel had a vacancy in peak foliage season with no minimum stay. Lets just say we will never consider staying there again.