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A Better Life Cabins
massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Pass on by”
Reviewed August 16, 2010

The place is far away from anything the cabins are dirty and in poor shape...u have to sleep on a lumpy bed backwards because of the slanted floors and the owners are rude people.

  • Stayed August 2010
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, Owner at A Better Life Cabins, responded to this review, August 18, 2010
I can not even imagine where this reviewer stayed. No one came to me or my husband with any issues regarding their cabin, if they had, we would have addressed their concern(s).

Our cabins were built in 1933. If the reviewer was looking for a modern hotel without any "character" then our place certainly would not be what she was looking for.

2010 is our 10th year as owners of A Better Life and we felt it was time for lots of updates to the cabins. We began both structural and cosmetic updates in April. The updates continue with exterior painting however most (if not all) of the interior updates have been completed. For 2010 ALL of our cabin interiors have been freshly painted, many with new carpet, new vinyl floors (bathrooms) and all have NEW beds. There are lots more "New" and "Updated" but the list is extensive & I am limited by the medium. A couple of the cabins had developed a "lean" over the years; complete structural rebuilds & leveling of those cabins were completed well before August. At this time we can not locate any "leaning" floors.

Current photos of the cabins are available on our web site and our Facebook page. We constantly receive compliments on the cleanliness of the cabins both on our little survey that we leave for each guest as well as on our Facebook page.

We are located in the heart of the White Mountain Region of New Hampshire. Specifically, we are located in the Mt Washington Valley, just outside the White Mountain National Forest. Our location, as stated on our web site, is "Away From The Crowds, Yet Close To Everything". We are 9 miles from N Conway & the outlets located there. Being just outside the national forest, we are moments from endless hiking trails for every ability. Saco River access is but 1/2 mile, Echo Lake a mere 10 minutes & Storyland is only 5.5 miles from ABL. We are close to so very many things I can not begin to list them all. I have no idea what the reviewer wanted to be near, but we are near everything the area has to offer.

As to being rude; again, I do not know who this person is or why she did not come to us directly with her concerns however HAD she (or anyone) come to us and behaved rudely despite our attempts to be civil we might just end the conversation. We treat folks in a civil manner and do expect to be treated in kind. Our "Friendliness" is another reason folks give as a reason for why they return to us year after year.

Should the reviewer wish to contact us directly, we would be happy to have a conversation regarding her apparent displeasure with her stay.

Lynn Wilczek
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SE Pennsylvania
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Reviewed October 7, 2009

I loved that this campground was not packing in among three others, yet it was very conveniently located between Conway and Franconia Notch. There were many trails to hike within 10 minutes driving time.

I decided on this place, because I wanted something in between camping and hotel and it definitely fit that expectation. The bed was comfortable and it was nice to have a private shower, which some cabins I stayed in did not offer. The buildings are a bit old, but they have been updated, at least in decor.

Our cabin's floor was not completely level, but I don't think that it really affected our comfort. The staff was very friendly and willing to help with anything we needed. Overall I had no complaints, but as another reviewer said, if you are looking for a hotel quality room, you probably want to look elsewhere.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 23, 2009

If you want a cabin away from North Conway but close to all the attractions of the White Mountains this is in the perfect location. We stopped there for 1 week and found the owners friendly and very helpful. The cabin was very basic but had everything we needed including a picnic table and barbecue. It wasn't the cleanest or plushest place we have ever stayed at and the bathroom door wouldn't close but the location made up for any minor problems with the cabin. If you are used to 4 star hotels it won't be for you.
We loved it !

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2008

Family of three with 5 year old toddler spent two nights in cabin 7 for a nightly rate of $90. Cabin 7 was a clean, cozy, 2-bedroom cabin with a full bed and twin bunk beds. It had everything we needed, including private bathroom (without the hassle of a coin-operated shower for hot water), refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, stove, TV with remote, linens, and a roof over our belongings in case of rain. It was a good alternative to tent camping because open, screened windows still made us feel outdoors (as opposed to A/C in a motel room). Location made for some traffic noise, but no noise from neighbors made the experience relatively peaceful and private. Proprietor was friendly and welcoming. We rate the cabin as above average because we have no other cabin-experience to compare against. With a quieter location and a lower price, we would rate the cabin as excellent.

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  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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Property: A Better Life Cabins
Address: 1255 US Route 302, PO Box 367, Bartlett, NH 03812
Location: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Bartlett
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Bartlett
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cozy New Hampshire Cottages & Rustic, Wooded Campsites are nestled in the Mount Washington Valley within New Hampshire's White Mountains in the peaceful Village of Bartlett. A unique lodging alternative, our cottages make a great 'home base' for whatever you want your NH White Mountains vacation to be.No matter the season; Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter, our New Hampshire White Mountain Vacation Cottages offer time away in a unique, friendly, & cozy atmosphere. Are you planning your honeymoon, family reunion, family vacation or just a quick getaway and a standard hotel or motel just won't do? If you don't need hot tubs, room service or valet parking, then A Better Life NH Cottages just might be for you. Clean, comfortable cottages with character & charm. Unlike camping cabins, all of our New Hampshire Cottages have Heat, Cable TV & Private Bathroom with a Stall Shower. Fully stocked kitchenette cottages are also available. ... more   less 
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A Better Life Cabins White Mountains, NH - Bartlett

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