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Arlington, Massachusetts
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We stayed here for a weekend wedding we had in the area. Firstly, Kevin was great with communicating with us prior and was a joy to work with. The room was comfortable, clean and we are impressed with how environmentally friendly he has made it. Everything we needed was in the room. . Great location, great chocolate chip cookies .....he...

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Rona....what a pleasure it was meeting the three of you - and even more, knowing that the three of you enjoyed your visit to the Gale River....Buddy & I will definitely look forward to welcoming you back when you can have more time to relax by the pool, visit the area, and enjoy a beverage on the front porch as...

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 25 September 2015

We enjoyed our 2 night stay at Gale River. Nice location (away from the traffic in the Conway area). Good home base for enjoying the area. And dog-friendly too! Nice place to walk the dog here. Comfortable place to stay. Nice view of the mtns.

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of the Gale River Motel and the thoughts that you shared with fellow travelers. We are honored that you chose our pet-friendly property for your lodging while in the area..and we are assuming that your lovely dog, enjoyed his stay here as much as his two-legged family members did...Safe travels and happy trails.

Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 12 September 2015

When passing thru on or way to Maine we decided to spend the nite in the area . Went to Trip Advisor do advise which we normally do . And went with their #1 recommendation and Gale River Motel. The place is very well kept and clean . The rooms are dated but extra clean . Bed were very comfortable,...

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind words in your review following your recent visit at the Gale River Motel...it is true that our rooms themselves date back to the early days of motels, but you did also note that you found our modern Sealy Posturpedic Pillow-top mattresses quite comfortable...we have also, this spring installed new energy-efficient Haier refrigerators, and...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We have stayed at the Gale River Motel many times in the past, and it was a great pleasure to return and find that it is still the same great place. My husband and I were planning to meet up there in the parking lot around 11 and come back and check in later in the day, but Kevin saw...

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Always a pleasure welcoming old friends back, especially when they share my passion for hiking the trails of the white mountains! Thank you so kindly for taking a moment to write a review and share your thoughts about your experience at the Gale River Motel - there are plans in place to make the Gale River even more sustainable with...

builth wells, wales
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Enjoyed yet another great stay at the Gale River Motel perfect base for hiking, great host, fantastic facilities. Weather was amazing husband really enjoyed a swim in the pool after hiking the ridge was just the ticket. Thank you so much Kevin we will be back.

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

It was wonderful welcoming you back, only wish we had more time to chat during your visit, but you certainly were "busy" while here. Humbled that after traveling the distance from your home in Wales, the Gale River Motel is your Home Away From Home in the mountains of NH. You had great weather and the mountains are always beautiful,...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 8 September 2015

I just came back from my third stay at Gale River Motel with my wife and 3 daughters. Just like usual, everything was perfect. Kevin, our host, is really kind and is really helpful with everything. I would definitely recommend this motel to families who are planning a nice trip in Franconia Notch State Park and need a pool for...

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

It was a pleasure welcoming you and your family back to the Gale River Motel - thank you for taking the time and effort to author a review describing what makes the Gale River memorable for you and your family. We always appreciate when families discover our little corner of NH and return again and again, watching their family grow...

Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Reviewed 31 August 2015

The Gale River Motel is located very nicely for the western White Mountains and does allow reasonable access to Mt. Washington. The motel was very clean as advertised and the pricepoint does make this a solid value. The proprietor, Kevin, was very helpful with restaurants and hike suggestions. The view of the Franconia Notch is exquisite from the property. Horse...

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

John....thank you for taking the time to write a review describing your stay...your two night visit at the Gale certainly afforded you the opportunity to partake of the offerings....noticed your several horseshoe games with your son and the moments you took relaxing on the Adirondack chairs on the porch....all well deserved after your hike to the "ridge". Hope to have...

Spofford, New Hampshire
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We had the opportunity to stay at Gale River Motel for the weekend and can't say enough about the hospitality, cleanliness and comfort of the place. Kevin is one wonderful man and so pleasant to do business with. He's very easy going and accommodating that we left there with wonderful memories. Thanks for a wonderful time. We'll be back and...

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of the Gale River....it was an honor and a privilege to hose the 50th reunion of the graduates of Franconia College....will cherish the opportunity to have heard some of the wonderful stories, shared a few of the treasured memories and most of all joined in the laughter of old friends around the pool....thank you for...

Newton, New Hampshire
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

This place is great. I actually booked our anniversary here on the faith of tripadvisor reviews and we were pleasantly surprised. In an area inundated with expensive B&B's and overpriced chain hotels, the Gale River Motel is a refreshing change. You get a nice room, on a nice property with million dollar views of Franconia notch and Mt Garfield. This...

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit at the Gale River...It was our pleasure to share your anniversary with the two of you...and as importantly enjoy the conversation and laughter during your stay....glad you had the chance to sample some of the offerings of the Gale River that make it a memorable experience for all (don't forget...

Reviewed 8 August 2015

I was solo on a leaf-peeping adventure and stayed at Gale River. It was OK, but, being by myself, I think I would have been better in a location that was nearer to other activities. The hotel is fine - an older motel from days gone by - but knowing now what I didn't know then, I'd prefer to be...

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GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review....sorry that my offers for assistance were "overzealous" - a simple mention of the fact would have tempered my offers of aide very quickly. Sorry that the Gale River Motel did not earn a higher rating from you - do note that you gave us four stars for service and sleep quality...and do appreciate that recognition....

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about Gale River Motel and Cottages

Address: 1 Main St, Exit 38 of I-93 to Rte 18 North 1/2 mile, Franconia, NH 03580-4801
Region: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Franconia
Price Range: ₹ 3,370 - ₹ 14,828 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
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Gale River Hotel
Gale River Motel And Cottages Franconia, NH - White Mountains
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