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Gale River Motel and Cottages

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1 Main St Exit 38 of I-93 to Rte 18 North 1/2 mile, Franconia, NH 03580-4801
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 06/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 5 hotels in Franconia
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Breathtaking mountain views from every room. #1 Eco-Friendly Motel in New Hampshire. Recognized as an Environmental Champion by NH Sustainable Lodging Program. Spacious rooms with two full-sized beds, refrigerator, coffee-maker, A/C, and Complimentary Wi-Fi access in all rooms. Heated outdoor pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, playground, picnic area with grill. Cottages sleep up to six guests with full kitchen facilities. Pet-Friendly.
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Free parking
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Flatscreen TV
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David S wrote a review Aug 2021
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Perfect budget motel for those who are active while in the White Mountains. Clean with nice, big beds. Kevin and Sue help with nearly anything you need. Great to have our dog along and not get gouged on price because of her. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Pet-friendly a major bonus, only $10.00 extra compared to some hotels that will charge as much as...
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Sharon wrote a review May 2021
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Was a great stay. Kevin was an awesome person to work with. Kevin was very social and accommodating to our needs. Can’t wait to go back We had a beautiful view of cannon mountain the view at night was amazing
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded May 30, 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to share with the world your experience at the Gale River Motel...we are honored to have served you well and been a small ingredient in making your 2nd honeymoon memorable. Wishing you many more years of joy and adventures.
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waterbugtoo wrote a review Oct 2020
New York City, New York5 contributions1 helpful vote
Please ask for Kevin who provided me with outstanding customer service and went above and beyond any proprietor in the industry. He was responsive to the needs of our party and followed up with me immediately on such an upcoming busy Columbus Day Weekend. I would definitely stay at this Motel. An added bonus is they are pet friendly! Whenever I visit the White Mountains, I will have this place on speed dial!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from , Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages
Responded Oct 9, 2020
Glad that we were able to make everything work out for you - hope you enjoy your time in the White Mountains and come back often to soak in the beauty that is our region. Happy trails!!! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the world!
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Marriann G wrote a review Aug 2020
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We have stayed here at Gale River Motel many times. Keven the owner is awesome. Anything you need he will do his best to accommodate you. During this crazy time with covid we felt very safe. Rooms are very clean and fully stocked with what you need. He went the extra step after the required cleaning, by wiping down everything with alcohol... social distancing is rquired and followed. You park your vehicle in front of your room and no one enters untill you check out. If you need to get away and feel safe... here you go. Its rustic and cozy... the view of the mountains is awesome.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Aug 17, 2020
During these crazy times it's even more critical that you took the time to share your experience at the GRM....we are honored that you took the time to author a review...THANK YOU!!! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay, and even more that we made you feel safe and secure with all we do to keep our rooms clean and our guests protected.
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Patrick H wrote a review Mar 2020
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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.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded Mar 8, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share with the world your experience of sharing your weekend with us. We would love to welcome you back.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gale River Motel and Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Gale River Motel and Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Cannon Mountain (4.9 miles), Harman's Cheese & Country Store (2.5 miles), and Echo Lake Beach (5.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Gale River Motel and Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Gale River Motel and Cottages?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Gale River Motel and Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gale River Motel and Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cold Mountain Cafe, Polly's Pancake Parlor, and Littleton Freehouse Taproom & Eatery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gale River Motel and Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Gale River Motel and Cottages located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Franconia.
Are pets allowed at Gale River Motel and Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Gale River Motel and Cottages?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Frost Place (1.5 miles).
Does Gale River Motel and Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.