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Gilcrest Cottages and Motel

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Room & Suite (15)
Pool & Beach (4)
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Certificate of Excellence
A nostalgic escape from everyday living, our "Storybook Cottages and Motel" are close to White Mountain attractions, skiing, and snowmobiling, Gilcrest offers one and two bedroom cottages, and a small eight unit motel often referred to as "connected cottages." Ambient Fireplaces, 2 kitchenettes units available, 1 full apartment available, all units have mini refrigerators, microwaves and coffeepots. Outdoor pool, horseshoes, corn hole, play area. River access right on site.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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I didn't have terrible expectations, but what I did think prior to arrival was far exceeded. The family that runs the cottages is so friendly. When in the office we were greeted, and then told so many amazing places to go to for dinner, coffee, food etc. If you don't know where
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Response from GilcrestNH, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel
Responded 13 Dec 2018
Wow, thank you SO much for this great review! We strive to ensure everyone that visits us is comfortable and having the best time possible. We do hope to see you in the warmer months, you might want to try a relaxing tube or kayak down the river as well! Happy Holidays!
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First, someone would classify these cottages as "vintage" --- however, they are maintained so well and kept so clean -- that it is a pleasure to stay here!!! Second, every time we come here -- we get such a good night(s) sleep -- must be the "air" and the "quiet"! They are in
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Response from GilcrestNH, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel
Responded 16 Nov 2018
Thank you SO very much for this fantastic review! We appreciate you continuing to stay with us, and hope to see you both again next year! We are continuing to improve upon the Gilcrest property, while safeguarding the vintage charm. Your cottage has received a new roof and entry steps since your last visit, and we hope to have one more surprise to make everyone more comfortable for next year and years to come. Have a great winter!
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Guys, if you've ever wanted to take your gal to the mountains for a romantic weekend, check this place out. We stayed n the longhouse but cabins are available. The owners are kind and will go out of their way to recommend good restaurants and activities. The river backs right up
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Response from GilcrestNH, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel
Responded 5 Nov 2018
We are so very glad that you enjoyed your visit, it was our pleasure hosting you! It was clear that you put a lot of thought and planning into your trip, so much so that we learned of a few new things in our area. We appreciate you staying with us, and appreciate this fantastic review! Thanks again for providing this additional review, we really appreciate it!!!
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Highly recommend!!! It was absolutely beautiful! Each cottage was cute and unique. The couple who owns this little gem is overly sweet and incredibly accommodating! They left us nothing to worry about whatsoever! The complementary Saturday night Bonfire complete with S’mores was
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Response from GilcrestNH, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel
Responded 4 Oct 2018
Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review on Trip Advisor! We enjoyed having you all here and we hope to see you all again!
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The Gilcrest Cottages and Motel resonate with charm, quaintness and a nostalgia. It's a little bit like traveling back in time, but with wi-fi. This immaculately maintained property, owned and operated by a wonderful young couple, is an example of roadside America from the
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Response from GilcrestNH, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel
Responded 2 Oct 2018
Wow, what a wonderful review! We strive to mix the nostalgic charm with modern conveniences, and this roadside American feel is exactly the charm that we feel in love with. :) We are so glad that you are enjoying your stay....even with the less than ideal weather! Thank you for staying with us, and for taking the time to provide us with a fantastic review!
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a look from the rooms window, right in the back
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Are all rooms private type cottages? Do you allow pets?
go online and view the cabins and motel rooms. our cottage was very nice, with a large walk in shower and fireplace and queen bed. don't know about pets...call them.
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Do you have fire Pitts?
Thanks for asking about fire pits-we do not have fire pits for guests to use but all of our units except four do have private fireplaces.
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"Ask for a free-standing cabin"
"The two cottages with the rounded-top doors date to the late 1930's or early 1940's."
"All rooms are clean, quiet and comfotable"
"Because Gilcrest is not a Hotel, it cannot be fairly and appropriately rated as such."
"Nice cottages and rooms. Apool is great in the summer. They are right on the river that you can play in. Kayak and the such."
US$ 92 - US$ 143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesNew HampshireWhite MountainsThornton
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