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Those Bloomin’ Lupines

After a slow start due to the cool and rainy spring, the Lupines are coming into full bloom throughout the region.  The garden at the Gale River Motel boasts a variety of blooms.  The uncommon pink, the abundant purple blossoms,

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Longest Night – An Event to End Homelessness

The Gale River Motel is proud to support the efforts of the Bancroft House, a homeless shelter in Franconia, founded in 1982.   The mission of the Bancroft House is to provide sanctuary for women, children, and families who find themselves

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2016 TripAdvisor.com Certificate of Excellence

Tripadvisor.com has recognized the Gale River Motel for the sixth year in a row with the 2016 Certificate of Excellence

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Moose on the Loose

A Guide to Finding the Elusive Moose – King of the Forest Moose are the largest animals in the NH forests and have no natural predators. This means moose are not afraid of anything including vehicles traveling down the interstate.  

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Gale River Motel Awarded Platinum Level Green Leader Ranking

The addition of the new solar photo-voltaic system designed to produce enough electricity to equal the annual consumption of electricity by the motel has catapulted the Gale River Motel to achieve TripAdvisor.com’s highest recognition for sustainable lodging.  As one of

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Green Lodging News Recognizes Gale River Motel Solar Install

Green Lodging News, the lodging industry’s preeminent on-line publication focused on promoting and featuring sustainable lodging and dining practices nationally and internationally has featured the Gale River Motel in it’s January 1, 2016 e-newsletter. http://www.greenlodgingnews.com/new-hampshires-gale-river-motel-now-powered-by-solar Being featured in such a recognized

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Solar System Powers Up

The Gale River Motel has completed the installation of a photo-voltaic roof-top array which will provide energy to satisfy the year-round electrical demand of the property. The fifty-two panel system designed to generate 13.5 kW of electricity per hour is

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Gale River Motel Awarded TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders™ Status

 Franconia, April 25, 2014 – The Gale River Mote today proudly announced it has been accepted as a Gold level GreenLeader into the TripAdvisor®GreenLeaders™ program, which helps travelers plan greener trips by identifying environmentally-friendly accommodations across the U.S.  TripAdvisor GreenLeaders

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The GREEN Revolution Continues

The saga of eco-friendliness at the Gale River Motel continues with the replacement of the louvered bathroom windows. Due to the need to vent the build-up of humidity in the bathrooms, storm window inserts were never able to be installed

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New Eco-Friendly Initiatives for 2011

Continuing with eco-friendly improvements at the Gale River Motel, plans are in place for the installation of new energy efficient entry doors for all motel rooms and cottages in 2011. Over the years, a number of guests have commented on

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