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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Gilcrest Cottages and Motel was a very quiet relaxing place to stay. Each cottage had chairs and a picnic table. The room was spacious and comfortable with a table and comfortable chairs, a fireplace mini fridge, microwave and coffee pot. The owners were very friendly. The only thing missing was air conditioning.

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Mansfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We love it here at Gilcrest. Gary and Julie are wonderful and very accommodating. You will surely relax during your stay at Gilcrest and they are more than willing to help you navigate the area. I love that they have a pool also. We will be back!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

Stayed here for long weekend to do the touristy sites of NH. Great spot. VERY clean, We stayed in the 2 bedroom cottage which is great for a family of 4 or 5. The hosts seems like they really care about the guests experience. They have a nice, very clean pool with 3 grills to cook food. Kitchen is perfectly... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Gilcrest is easily accessible to & from the highway. Location is very convenient to the many attractions in the area, or for a quiet day by the pool .Motel room was extremely clean, comfortable, and efficient for our 2 nite stay. Gary & Julie were very warm & welcoming....as was Pemi!!!!! We look forward to visiting again!

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

My wife and I have visited Gilcrest Cottages twice, including this trip, and Gary & Julie are great hosts. The cabin we have rented is perfect for our plans, not to big and not to small. Everything is always clean and they are very accommodating to any requests we have made. Staying there is like visiting with old friend. Additionally,... More 

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South Hamilton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Loved this place, so quaint and cozy. Comfortable room, cottage experience. Will be back! If you are visiting the north country it's an excellent place. Very central to tons of locations, a convenient store and restaurant 1 mile down the road.

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Billerica, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 10 March 2016

The rooms are very clean and more importantly the owners are wonderful. They make you feel at home and are very helpful. The rooms were very homey, and definitely cottage-like. This isn't a place I would recommend for a romantic getaway, however, it was perfect for a vacation with friends and family. We will be going back!

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GilcrestCottages, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We would like to recommend our cottages when looking for a romantic getaway. The one room cottages open in May and close in October but we always have a two bedroom cottage available all year along with the motel rooms. More 

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Reviewed 25 February 2016

It is not the most updated room but it was very clean. We stayed in the Cannon Room. It had a small frig, small coffee pot and a microwave. The shower was extremely small. The walls are thin and we were able to hear the people next to us. It didn't bother me and I think the only reason I... More 

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GilcrestCottages, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review. Our little place was established in the 1940-1960's and has been renovated and updated and we have worked hard to keep the rustic charm and the feel of a less stressed time. The rooms with fireplaces are more romantic but book fast. We recommend to book ahead during busy times. More 

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Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

THIS is the place for me! If you're looking to quiet things down look off the beaten path at Gilcrest. Although they do offer free Wi-Fi my children happily did not use their electronic devices AT ALL. From the moment I inquired via email about availability and received a personal phone call in response, answering all of my questions, until... More 

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GilcrestCottages, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your glowing review. We do try our best to accommodate each and every guest. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Gilcrest and hope to see you again soon. More 

North Scituate, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 12 February 2016

We really enjoyed our overnight stay at Gilcrest and look forward to renting one of their cute cabins in the future. The room was clean, cozy and had a nice view of the river out back. We even went for a little hike along the shore. The room was perfect for an overnight with our daughter and niece, and only... More 

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GilcrestCottages, Owner at Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to write a review for us. We are always happy to know our guests have enjoyed their time with us and do hope to see you again. More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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." Fireplaces, kitchenettes, units have refrigerators and microwaves. Outdoor pool, horseshoes, play area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gilcrest Cottages and Motel

Address: 2378 US Route 3, Thornton, NH 03285-6150
Region: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Thornton
Price Range: $116 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gilcrest Cottages and Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Room was perfect for the days we were there. I especially appreciated the boot matt & tray and the fireplace. Tips would be 1) only duraflame logs in the fireplaces, no real wood. 2) no maid service during your stay of less than 5 days, but you can ask the owners for anything you need. 3) Closet with hangers provided, but no dresser to put items away. If you are the type that likes to unpack everything and put it away, please keep this in mind. Highly recommend these cottages. Free wifi!”
 of 5 bubbles SunfireMB, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Recommend the cottages”
 of 5 bubbles RNS0921, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“They are all great motel rooms and cottages.”
 of 5 bubbles CheerFan, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We liked our motel room 13 with king size bed and fireplace.”
 of 5 bubbles MaryAnnL684, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Try to snag one of those stand alone cottages!”
 of 5 bubbles AbKo_12, 17 Nov 2015 | Read review
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