We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
30/7/2017 31/7/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Gale River Motel and Cottages

    1 Main St, Exit 38 of I-93 to Rte 18 North 1/2 mile, Franconia, NH 03580-4801
    Save
    Best prices for your stay
    30/7/2017 31/7/2017
    Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in FranconiaSee available hotels in Franconia
    Traveller (42)
    Room & Suite (18)
    Pool & Beach (6)
    Hillwinds Lodge
    165 reviews
    #3 of 5 hotels in Franconia
     
    Best Western White Mountain Inn
    565 reviews
    #2 of 5 hotels in Franconia
     
    Stonybrook Motel & Lodge
    270 reviews
    #4 of 5 hotels in Franconia
     
    Franconia Inn
    212 reviews
    #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Franconia
     
    Overview
    • Excellent79%
    • Very good16%
    • Average3%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Kitchenette
    Pets Allowed
    Business Centre
    Laundry Service
    Shuttle Bus Service
    All hotel details
    {"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
    Hillwinds Lodge
    165 reviews
    #3 of 5 hotels in Franconia
     
    Best Western White Mountain Inn
    565 reviews
    #2 of 5 hotels in Franconia
     
    Stonybrook Motel & Lodge
    270 reviews
    #4 of 5 hotels in Franconia
     
    Franconia Inn
    212 reviews
    #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Franconia
     
    Write a Review
    Turn Your Opinions into Points!
    Turn your opinions into JPMiles
    Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
    *You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
    JPMiles / Payback Arrow
    JPMiles / Payback Arrow
    50
    Reviews (268)
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language
    There are newer reviews for Gale River Motel and Cottages
    See the most recent reviews

    181 - 185 of 261 reviews

    Reviewed 3 March 2010

    We stayed here for a weekend ski trip to Cannon Mountain. After staying in a couple places that we weren't happy with, we decided the slightly higher price for a highly rated motel would be a nice change. It was only about a 5-10 minute...More

    1  Thank RunawayJimPVD
    Response from GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and CottagesResponded 17 May 2010

    Thank you for mentioning the eco-friendly focus that we employ in our practices at the Gale River - it is always nice to have our efforts recognized as we always work diligently to insure that our guests enjoy a relaxing and comfortable visit, yet do...More

    Reviewed 3 January 2010

    We travel several times each year to Franconia to ski at Cannon Mountain. We've tried various hotels and motels (Best Western and Stonybrook Motel) and were disappointed by their lack of cleanliness or lack of friendly service. We definitely recommend the Gale River Motel. The...More

    2  Thank frugalm0m
    Response from GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and CottagesResponded 7 January 2010

    Thank you for your kind review and were honored that you would single out the quality of our service. When guests arrive at the Gale River, they aren't just arriving at a motel, they have arrived at my home. Guests are welcomed to the Gale...More

    Reviewed 30 November 2009

    I stayed here two nights last summer when I participated in the Franconia Triathlon. This is a terrific place - reviews on Trip Advisor were dead on. The friendly and helpful owner (Kevin) truly cares about running an excellent motel. The fresh homemade cookies upon...More

    2  Thank BP_Traveler_39
    Response from GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and CottagesResponded 2 December 2009

    Thank you for your comments, we appreciate the candid comments of all guests ..the Gale River Motel is scheduled to update rooms with flat-screen LCD's, new carpeting, and new wall decor for the Summer of 2010. This will complement our existing in-room high-speed internet service,...More

    Reviewed 1 November 2009

    I based my stay on reviews I'd read on Trip Advisor and I was not disappointed one bit. The owner greeted me with freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and recommended local restaurants. He also provided me with much appreciated hiking maps in the area, and...More

    1  Thank Aunt23
    Response from GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and CottagesResponded 3 November 2009

    Glad you made the return trip home safely - just want to take a moment to thank you for your thoughts here on TripAdvisor. Taking the time to share your comments is very much appreciated by future guests at the Gale River and by myself...More

    Reviewed 27 October 2009

    Having never been to New Hampshire, or the White Mountain area, we thought that this would be a nice getaway for our anniversary. We chose this place based on comments in trip advisor, and we could not have been happier. Kevin was a lovely host,...More

    2  Thank choffman1022
    Hillwinds Lodge
    165 reviews
    #3 of 5 hotels in Franconia
     
    Best Western White Mountain Inn
    565 reviews
    #2 of 5 hotels in Franconia
     
    Stonybrook Motel & Lodge
    270 reviews
    #4 of 5 hotels in Franconia
     
    Franconia Inn
    212 reviews
    #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Franconia
     
    About
    Awards & Recognition
    GreenLeadersPlatinum level
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Microwave
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Hot Tub
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 50 - US$ 220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 12
    • Location
    • United States >
    • New Hampshire >
    • White Mountains >
    • Franconia
    • Also Known As
    • Gale River Motel And Cottages Hotel Franconia ,
    • Gale River Hotel ,
    • Gale River Motel And Cottages Franconia, NH - White Mountains
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (42)
    Room & Suite (18)
    Pool & Beach (6)
    Hotel & Grounds (36)
    Bathroom (1)
    Nearby
    Stonybrook Motel & Lodge
    270 reviews
    3.19 km away
     
    Best Western White Mountain Inn
    565 reviews
    .88 km away
     
    Arlington Hotel
    116 reviews
    6.83 km away
     
    Eastgate Inn
    144 reviews
    7.09 km away
     
    Nearby Restaurants
    Chef Joe's Catering
    9 reviews
    1.49 km away
    Sugar Hill Inn
    70 reviews
    .56 km away
    Dutch Treat Restaurant
    154 reviews
    .93 km away
    Mojo To Go
    71 reviews
    .98 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Harman's Cheese & Country Store
    62 reviews
    4.05 km away
    Colonial Theatre
    41 reviews
    7.31 km away
    Sugar Hill Sampler
    40 reviews
    3.31 km away
    The Gallery at WREN
    42 reviews
    7.31 km away
    Questions & Answers
    Get quick answers from Gale River Motel and Cottages staff and past guests.
    Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
    Posting guidelines
    Submit
    Room Tips
    "Choose a single or one of the guest cottages..charming!"
    Read review
    "we had room #18: executive room: all are sunny"
    Read review
    "Executive Room (Room 18) was large with swivel chairs provided near the front window and complimentary sodas..."
    Read review
    "They are all good!"
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing