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Yankee Magazine Announces “Best of New England — Readers’ Choice” Winners for 2010

Dublin, New Hampshire (January 26. 2010) — Yankee Magazine’s readers have named their favorite establishments and attractions as “Best of New England — Readers’ Choice” winners for 2010. The designation recognizes readers’ favorite restaurants, lodgings, and attractions in New England. The list is published The Gale River Motel & Cottages in Franconia, NH was a winner for favorite Small Hotel and Family Hotel.

“For 75 years, Yankee Magazine has served as the authority on New England travel. Our readers are passionate about exploring this region, and we asked them what places they’d nominate as ‘Best of New England,’” says Heather Atwell, communications manager for Yankee Magazine. “They answered enthusiastically, and we’re happy to share their top choices.”

This is the first “Best of New England — Readers Choice” list in Yankee’s 75-year history. It includes picks for readers’ favorite New England attractions, lodgings, dining establishments, and getaways, with categories such as favorite ski resort, B&B, amusement park, museum, pizza place, and diner.

Yankee Magazine is the only magazine devoted to New England through its coverage of travel, home, food, and features. It has a paid circulation of more than 350,000 and a total audience of over 2 million. For 33 years, Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England, published every May, has been the most widely distributed and best-selling guide to the six-state region, providing readers with a comprehensive vacation-planning tool and daily reference. A hallmark of that issue is Yankee’s “Editors’ Choice” picks, in which Yankee’s editors and contributors share their favorite travel establishments with readers. For the “Best of New England — Readers Choice” list, it’s Yankee’s readers who, for the first time, get to share their favorite picks.

“ Receiving this recognition from a premier publication such as Yankee Magazine is a humbling recognition of the efforts that we take in making guests feel welcomed and appreciated at the Gale River Motel” states Kevin Johnson, owner of the Gale River Motel.

About the Gale River Motel: The Gale River Motel is a family-owned and operated year round motel located in Franconia, NH. Minutes away from the Franconia Notch State Park in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Gale River Motel has been providing lodging for guests and families for nearly eighty years. Recently recognized by the NH Department of Environmental Services and the New Hampshire Sustainable Lodging and Restaurant Program as an Environmental Champion, the Gale River Motel is leading the way in environmentally friendly lodging practices.

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