Gale River Motel & Cottages
A year-round getaway offering affordable, comfortable lodging conveniently located within minutes of New Hampshire's most scenic vistas and attractions.
Enjoy magnificent views of Mt. Lafayette, Cannon Mountain, and the Franconia Notch through the picture window of your spacious room.
We have a long history of welcoming weary travelers and vacationing families to the area with amenities for all ages. Our playground appeals to youngsters. Lawn games, horseshoes, and shuffleboard keep the older kids busy, while the outdoor pool pleases everyone.
We are one of the premier sustainable lodging properties in New Hampshire with 100% of the motel’s electricity generated by our 52 solar PV panels. Our solar collectors have been providing hot water for our guests since 2009. Energy-efficient appliances, doors and windows, and a solar heater on our outdoor pool further complement our sustainable practices.
We are a pet-friendly lodging establishment for pre-approved pets.
Interested in a hike? Visit our Hiker's Page for some suggestions or get a personalized trip itinerary designed especially for you. Backpacks, water bottles, and maps are available at the Gale River Motel at no charge.
The Gale River Motel earned a 2016 Certificate of Excellence recognition and Platinum Green Leader status from TripAdvisor.com, 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 240 reviews, is recognized by the New Hampshire Sustainable Lodging & Restaurant Program as an Environmental Champion., and 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.