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Sky Valley Motel & Cottages
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Bartlett
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed in a cottage for three days in the last week of September, 2013. The cottage was great, exactly what we were expecting. It was very easy to get to, and was just "rustic" enough for our kids (age 4 & 2) to get a feel for "living in the woods". We cooked s'mores at our on-site firepit, relaxed and watched the kids favorite shows (full cable) in the living room, and had plenty of space in the two bedrooms. The cottage was dated (which frankly was to be expected), but very clean. The folks at the front desk were very nice and very accommodating. The only thing I would say was lacking was the continental breakfast. Not much to choose from and no more than a room off the lobby, but it was included in the price of our stay so I can't complain. If nothing else it was a free cup of coffee to start the day! Overall, a great experience and I would definitely go back.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Dave E, Owner at Sky Valley Motel & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2014

Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts...and I apologize for such a late response.

We are glad everything met your expectations and kids enjoyed the woodsy experience. As for the free breakfast, we do try to keep it simple and would emphasize that folks should not expect the kind of free breakfast that may be provided at a "Bed and Breakfast" or one of the "chain hotels". We only try to provide something quick and easy to get the day started on a light note. For those who prefer a bigger breakfast meal we refer them to several restaurants within a mile or three of Sky Valley.

We are pleased everything else was worthy of five stars and we look forward to seeing you again sometime.

Dave

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

My husband, 9 yr old daughter and I just stayed in Apt B. We have stayed in a few places over the past few years visiting New Hampshire. The first thing I always notice is the smell of the place. I was very pleased when we first arrived in the apartment. The smell was clean and pleasant. I was actually expecting the place to have an old smell (like some other places we have stayed.) The apartment was very clean. I had read previous reviews requesting upgrades in the place, I actually enjoy the antique details of the place. For example the little button light switches and an antique Coke A Cola bottle opener attached to the wall. It was fun imaging the house as it was first built. Not everything was antique, for example the things you would want upgraded, was upgraded, like the bathroom, and the king bed was very comfortable. My daughter ended up sleeping on the couch in front of the fireplace, (instead of sleeping on the roll away bed.) She LOVED sleeping by the fire place. We may chose this apartment again just for the fireplace. After an afternoon exploring the grounds, we used the communal outdoor fireplace, and really enjoyed having our dinner by it. We only had the chance to meet Maureen. She was very helpful and accommodating.

Room Tip: If your bringing children be sure to pack smore supplies. Also we brought our outdoor lantern which...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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dave16, Manager at Sky Valley Motel & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2013

Apartment "B" is our oldest unit, built in 1949. I spent the first 18 years of my life living there (way back in the 1950's and 60's). Back then all the current Apartment units were one big family house. It has a heritage all it's own... We even keep some pictures on display in the Cafe Breakfast Room of how everything looked here back then.

Those push button switches were all the rage in 1960 and we intend to keep them until they stop working. All our units once had the wall mounted Coke bottle openers...unfortunately most of them got stolen over the years. The "communal fireplace" was built by my Dad in 1950 and it was in the living room of a Cottage that was once on that site.

The Apt "B" bathroom is all new in 2013 and we are pleased with the new look. We also have your other note with some suggestions and we will tackle those ideas soon.

Thanks, and we look forward to your next Sky Valley visit.

Dave & Maureen
co-managers, (but Maureen, Karen and Loretta do all the hard work).

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

I took my daughters to Sky Valley for a weekend trip and we stayed in one of the cottages, My girls loved the cottage and it was very convenient having the full kitchen, I wish we had more time to explore the area especially the river right there but we were only there for the weekend and spent most of the time at Story Land. The cottage was cute and quaint. It was clean and comfortable. The kids liked the playground area, but unfortunately it was too cold to go swimming, though the pool area looked nice. We would definitely go back.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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dave16, Manager at Sky Valley Motel & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.

We are glad you enjoyed your Cottage and the surroundings. Your housekeeper, Karen, always goes the extra mile to ensure that all her units are as perfect as possible.

Exploring our Saco River Frontage can easily use up an entire afternoon...and yes, there is so much to do that it might take 4 or 5 weekends to get to everything on your list.

It sounds like you will be back and we look forward to seeing you whenever that may be.

Dave/Maureen

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

The first trip we had here we stayed in Apartment A and it was beautiful! The very first night there was a leaky roof, but the owner responded immediately at 10pm and resolved the issue as fast as we could. He offered us a new room but we decided to stay due to how beautiful it was and how much we loved it there! The next day we spent the entire day relaxing right there. You don't have to go anywhere to relax. we ran around the pool, went to the Saco River, and lounged by the playground and outside.
The next time we stayed at the Motel and they were beautiful! I love the way the bathroom was set up, and the fact that refrigerators and microwaves came with the rooms.
Both times it was completely relaxing. No matter where you are here, you feel like you are completely alone and it was an enjoyable experience. This is where I will go every time I go up North for a visit! Thank you so much for a relaxing experience and a great trip. The Storyland package was affordable and perfect for our family!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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dave16, Manager at Sky Valley Motel & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2013

The Apartment "A" leaky roof proves that "If anything can go wrong, it will." We had just replaced the entire roof, yet, the first time we had a heavy downpour there was still a leak.

Shortly after your departure I personally went up there and sealed up a few spots that had been overlooked by the pros, added a bit more flashing and we now think it is sealed up properly...at least it hasn't leaked again since then. We appreciated your understanding of the situation.

We will make every effort to keep everything as relaxing and low key as possible and look forward to your next visit to Bartlett and Sky Valley.

Dave & Maureen

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

We have stayed at Sky valley for a few years. Love it for many reasons. always clean, neat , well maintained. the friendly staff are always there. Ground always top notch. helpful on dinner places. walking the river fun in spring when the run off is happening. Wild life often in yard. fun to see. Pool is always clean and full. toys in grass area for children in great shape. When ever we are there families seem to be having fun. Breakfast good and filling and always plenty. Cereal and fruit as in most places now. Highly say go stay enjoy

Room Tip: we love room 16 but the smaller units are just as grand. Next stay we plan to rent apartment c. in w...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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dave16, Manager at Sky Valley Motel & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2013

We are glad that everything was perfect once again. You seemed to have "covered all the bases" and I can think of nothing further to add.

Both Maureen and I look forward to seeing you the next time you get to Bartlett. Thank You.

Dave/Maureen

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Reviewed September 16, 2013

We stayed at Sky Valley back in July for two nights, and after thoroughly researching accommodations in the area, we made the right choice. I believe this place is exactly how it presents on the website, and in no way do they try to sell themselves as something they are not. We had four adults and one child and stayed in Chalet 26. The bedrooms were adequate - the grandparents stayed in the "master bedroom" and my husband and I shared the second bedroom with our three year old. It was nice to have two bathrooms, and the rest of the rooms were perfectly acceptable. Is it dated? Absolutely. Was it clean? Yes. Were certain things in need of updating? Of course, but nothing that interfered with the comfort of our stay. Quick drive to Storyland, huge field and playground right out the front door, plenty of room to ride a bike, fire pit, gas grill, and the pool was awesome. If you are someone who can't deal with small bathrooms and "rustic" features, this is not the place for you. We, however, didn't want to spend a small fortune on accommodations and the privacy of our own Chalet was absolutely perfect. We are already talking about going back next year.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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dave16, Manager at Sky Valley Motel & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2013

Horray ! Another happy customer. When people are happy with their unit, the surroundings and the facilities AND take the time to write about it in a public forum, it really makes our day. (Does that make it sound like we need to get a life?)

Actually, Inn-keeping IS our life and we really make every effort to present clean functional units that we can rent with pride. I doubt we will ever catch up with the Sheratons or Hiltons, but what we may lack in "new and modern" we more than make up for in attention to detail and personality. And; they will never match our rates.

Thanks for putting out the good word and we look forward to your next visit to Sky Valley.

Dave and Maureen

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Reviewed September 14, 2013

Let me start by saying I am not a motel kind of person. I usually stay in a hotel with all the amenities at your finger tips.
Upon arrival we were greeted by Dave himself and he was very inviting. h explained the ground rules, offered us a coupon for a free night, gave us a pamphlet with some important info about the local area, and he recommended a few places to eat.
We were pleasantly surprised when we entered the room to find it clean and fairly modern, as well a pretty spacious for 2 adults and 2 kids. when we returned the room after a long day at Story Land we were happy to see that the room had been cleaned to perfection.
all in all we had great time at sky valley

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Michael W
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dave16, Manager at Sky Valley Motel & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2013

We appreciate that you took some time from your busy schedule to write your thoughts about Sky Valley and that everything was up to your expectations. Loretta takes great pride in making up her rooms as if it were for her own family.

We hope to see you again the next time you find yourself in Bartlett.

Dave/Maureen.

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Address: SkyWay, 1088 Rte 302, Bartlett, NH 03812
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Bartlett
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bartlett
#3 Family Hotel in Bartlett
Price Range: $79 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sky Valley Motel & Cottages 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
19 units spaciously situated on 35 acres fields, forest and Saco river frontage. Traditional motel type units, 2 and 3 bedroom cottages and chalets. Perfect family resort with a low-key atmosphere. 5 acre children's playground, huge pool, a/c in all units, all units way off the main highway. Free continental breakfast during in-season, ... more   less 
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