The Gale River Motel earned a 2012 and 2013 Certificate of Excellence recognition and Green Leader status from

Gale River Motel is proud to be ranked #1 out of all motels in Franconia on TripAdvisor with a score of 4-1/2 out of 5 based on over 180 reviews. Here's what recent guests had to say about their stays:

"For Our Money, There is No Other Option"

- CaptFlood Hull, MA September 2013

"A Bright Spot on a Rainy Day"

- BamaRedRaider Huntsville AL August 2013

"Awesome, Relaxing"

- anniem4040 NH July 2012

"Always a Welcoming Place"

- TarheelTraverler2011 Greensboro, NC August 2013

The Gale River Motel is recognized by the New Hampshire Sustainable Lodging & Restaurant Program as an Environmental Champion.

Best of New England 2010 Reader's ChoiceBest of New England 2010 Editor's Choice

The Gale River Motel was recognized by Yankee Magazine as the Best of New England in the Reader’s Choice Poll , winning the Best Small Motel & the Best Family Motel categories as well as being selected as Best of New England Editor’s Choice in the Yankee Magazine Travel Guide to New England.

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