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Gale River Motel and Cottages

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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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My husband 2nd time , my first at Gale river motel, we stayed in motel room found it to be clean very comfortable beds and our dog loved outdoor grounds with trails in back perfect.The views are great! Owner was great super nice guy! The area is very nice beautiful can walk to a
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Response from GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages
Responded 6 Jan. 2019
Thank you so much for visiting with your family...honored that your husband decided to introduce you to the Gale River Mote, AND that we served you well during your visit. As a dog-lover myself, we've tried to make sure that our four-legged guests enjoy the property as much as their two-legged family members. Having the Iron Furnace brewery within walking distance has been an added plus for our guests. Look forward to welcoming you back in the summer when the pool is open and the outdoor hot tub is fired up....
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The retro style motel was very clean and comfortable. The owner was on site and very friendly and welcoming. I was traveling with my dog and was very pleased to find this place. The grounds and views were great and I will definitely return when in this area.
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Response from GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages
Responded 12 Oct. 2018
Gery....thank you for taking the time and effort to author a review detailing your visit to the Gale River Motel...it was our pleasure to host you and your four-legged traveling companion. We strive to make all our guests feel welcomed (even the canine kind) and am honored that we succeeded. Safe travels and continued adventures.
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We have been coming to the Gale River Motel for at least 10 yrs. Like coming home to visit family. Kevin makes you feel right at home. Knows what is happening around the area and any new places to visit. We drove 560 miles to get here and traveled a 1000 miles while here
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Response from GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages
Responded 11 Oct. 2018
Bill....always look forward to your visit and the spirited conversations that entail....we may disagree (on just about everything) but its always fun)...glad your trip home went smoothly and am already looking forward to next year's visit. Continued good travels and many more miles on the odometer. Thank you for taking a moment out of your travels to leave a review.
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What a hidden gem If your in Franconia N H. This is your place !!! Location location location!!!and did I mention VIEWS. Right from your picture window? You can see Franconia notch and a clear view of the slopes of Cannon Mt. A short drive to great restaurants old main streets
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Response from GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages
Responded 16 Sep. 2018
Kathy...thank you for taking a moment to author a review....love having family gatherings at the GRM...and your clan was no exception. Glad you took advantage of the bonfire pit to gather round with S'mores to make family memories. You'll have to plan your next family getaway earlier in the season so that the pool and outdoor hot tub will be open.
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The 50s style motel looked comfy. We enjoyed having a small refrig to store our cheese and apples. When I woke up, I pulled the sheets back and...was pretty disgusted to see a dirty skid mark on the bottom sheet. No excuse for this.
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Response from GaleRiverMotel, Owner at Gale River Motel and Cottages
Responded 11 Sep. 2018
Needless to say, this is certainly nothing that has happened at the Gale River Motel in the sixteen years that I have operated this property! After 277 reviews, the cleanliness of our rooms has always been at the top of the list of things people have commented on. The housekeeper that I have on staff has been cleaning rooms for the past five years and would never have made up a bed with a "skid mark" on the sheet, she has always been very careful to insure that any marks, blemishes, or discolorations on the sheets that don't come out as a result of the wash are never put on a guest bed. More likely is that, given that the guest spent the night in the bed, the possibility that the "skid mark" was there as a result of her having slept in the bed resulting in a stain occurring as she slept. Any complaints regarding cleanliness should be brought to the attention of management at the time and not through a TripAdvisor review after the fact when the opportunity to evaluate the complaint, correct as needed, or make amends is possible.
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Sorry to have just rec'd this message....always call directly to the Gale River Motel as this site does not flag messages left here and they are very rarely noticed on the site....
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Hello. Do u have any vacancies for fri July 13 1 night. What would be the rate. Thank u.
Sorry Holly, didn't get your message until right now...hope you found a place to call home for the evening.
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"All rooms face the mountains, also lhas2 cabins"
"stay away from this place"
"best views, friendly owner, clean room"
"They all face the incredible White Mountains"
"Every rooms offers amazing views of Cannon Mountain!"
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