This place is basically clean and comfortable, but a little rough around the edges. The owner is very chatty and appears to be operating it as a one man operation. The location is sort of remote at the edge of town, left behind on the old highway once the interstate bypassed.Franconia. Your first impression when you drive up - have I made a mistake? - the exterior is not inspiring - needs a facelift. Rooms are better, somewhat busy with retro sort of furnishings and lots of little instructional notes. Does have flat screen tv's and the bed was very comfortable. I would probably return in a pinch although I know my wife would not. OK for a night, but I wouldn't want to spend any extended time here. Although the website seems to want to portray the Gale River as a destination resort, I think it's going to be a bit of a stretch for most folks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gale River Motel And Cottages Hotel Franconia
- Gale River Hotel
- Gale River Motel And Cottages Franconia, NH - White Mountains