Cottage Motel in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
In the 1930’s many “motor courts”, comprised of individual cottages or cabins, sprang up in New Hampshire to accommodate the new wave of tourists traveling by automobile. Some were very basic and others were more elaborate in design and finish. They were extremely popular for many years but gradually motels with several rooms in contiguous buildings became more prevalent. Motels were less expensive to build and more efficient to operate. Over the years most of the cabins and cottages have met their demise. Hearthside Village is one of the few “survivors”, attesting to quality and character of the original facility. It began in 1938 with a few cottages. There was a brief slowdown during World War II when people traveled less, partially due to rationing of gasoline and tires. As the war drew to a close, the remainder of the cottages was completed. These original sixteen cottages are much like they were over 60 years ago. Although they have had technical updates and have been well-maintained, the flavor of yesteryear is preserved. Do you like strolling down lengthy uninteresting hotel corridors to reach your predictably generic “cookie cutter” room? If so, Hearthside Village is not for you. If you are looking for a truly unique accommodation where you can park next to your room and experience a “piece of history” then Hearthside Village is where you want to be! When was the last time you checked out of your hotel and couldn’t resist taking “one last photo”? We see it everyday at Hearthside Village!
Our cottages vary in amenities. All have their own individual heat and hot water and bathrooms with showers only. Air-conditioning units are installed in all cottages. Cable color television is also found in all of our cottages. Many have kitchenettes but all have at least a refrigerator. Our Kitchenette cottages all have stovetops but do not have ovens. Most of the cottages have fireplaces in which we allow duraflame-type logs only (no wood fires). These logs are available in our office at a nominal charge. Bedding varies from twins, 3/4's, doubles, queens and "country kings". Most of our cottages are ideally suited for two people, however a few of our units can accommodate more. There is parking included for one car per cottage. If you have more than one vehicle you should inquire if additional space is available.
To the dismay of some but for the comfort of many...Cottage pictures and layouts-Click here!
"NO SMOKING" is allowed inside any of our cottages.
Sorry, NO PETS are allowed on the premises.
On-site amenities include:
Swimming Pool, outdoor, 16'X32', no lifeguard on duty.
Hospitality Room with telephone and area maps and brochures.
Game Room with Ping-Pong table.
Outdoor play area for kids.
There is a picnic table beside each cottage and outdoor barbecuing is allowed. If you decide not to eat in, however, we are fortunate to have several excellent and reasonably priced restaurants nearby. Of course, there is also a selection of fast food. We are always happy to share menus and offer suggestions.
Hearthside Village is not only a haven for tourists but has become popular for family get-togethers and honeymoons. Most dates still available except : June 29ththru July 26th and August 7th thru August 30th. As a general rule we do not accept one-night reservations in advance however one-night stays are always welcome "off the street" when available..
Our standard rates are between $69.95 and $89.95 per cottage.
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One of the "best kept secrets" is our Off-Season Rates! We call it "off-season" because there are fewer tourists in the area. For many people, that is one of the best reasons to be here at that time of year. In 2014 the off-season runs from Friday, May 16th through Thursday, June 19th and from Monday, September 1st through Thursday, September 18th. During the off-season we offer the lowest rates for the year.
Conveniently located on Route 302 just one mile East of Interstate 93, Exit 40, Hearthside Village is within a short drive of all White Mountain Attractions. The Franconia Notch State Park with Cannon Mountain, Echo Lake, the Flume and the Basin is only 15 minutes away. The Cog Railway at the base of Mount Washington is 25 minutes away. No matter which activity you choose, staying at Hearthside Village is like having a home to come back to at the end of the day.
If you have any other questions, please call, write, or e-mail us for more information.
We look forward to your stay with us!
The Huggins Family ~ Steve, Rhonda & Jon
Hearthside Village Cottage Motel
1267 Main Street
Bethlehem, NH 03574
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