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Old 01-03-2019, 09:56 PM   #1
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Glen Gables Motel:

Surely someone here on the forum knows something about this place. I only vaguely remember it from when I was a little boy and only by its name when my dad would drive to Alton looking for boat parts for the old Century Resorter we had back in the day. A general search seems to pull up no results. Anyone know anything about this place or have a story or two to share. Is it still there? Did it change into something else? What is it now?



At first I thought it was this place? (Thread Link Below) But no mention of it in the thread.
https://www.winnipesaukee.com/forums...ight=greystone

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Old 01-04-2019, 05:39 AM   #2
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My other guess would be perhaps the location of the former William Tell, and now the Lodge at Smith Point? But this seems closer to the water...
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Iím sure one of our resident historians like McDude will chime in with the location and hopefully more photos


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Old 01-04-2019, 06:56 AM   #4
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Sure looks a lot like the William Tell to me there used to be a motel to the right of the main building. The view now is blocked by some pine trees.
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Old 01-04-2019, 06:57 AM   #5
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Greystone Inn maybe ?
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It sure looks like the Greystone Inn to me :-) More info here
https://www.winnipesaukee.com/forums...ight=greystone
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I think McDude is correct. This is from the other thread.
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Question: when was this area called Greystone NH?


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Greystone was a whistlestop on the Lakeshore Railroad. (see other thread) When the railroad was abandoned there was probably little reason to have a specific designation for this area.






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McDude you are a wealth of information. This is very interesting I appreciate it, thank you. I see Ames was a stop also so cool
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http://weirsbeach.com/services/chamb...irs-beach-map/
Not sure if I put the link in properly but this site shows it where the William Tell is. Look at number 85

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The Glen Gables was still there in the late 1950's when we first vacationed at Sandy Point. It is indeed the location of the former William Tell Restaurant, now The Lodge at Smith Point.
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The Glen Gables was still there in the late 1950's when we first vacationed at Sandy Point. It is indeed the location of the former William Tell Restaurant, now The Lodge at Smith Point.
Thank you for the reply. I barley remember the place, and don't often travel that way around the lake.

Thanks everyone else who tried to identify its location.
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I can't get photopost to work (?) but here is a photo (shared by Rusty in another thread) of the "William Tell"



and a copy of the ad posted above for comparison purposes.






and a current pic of the Greystone Inn posted by Oche


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@ mcdude

Thank your for putting those photos together, Rusty's photo in comparison to the advertisement nails it as the same building. Although it looks quite different now especially the stone work at the front entrance. However the two chimneys help identify it.

As mentioned in my first post, with advertisement photo I also thought it was the Greystone Inn.

One other little thing I found was that it seemed to be still operating as The Glen Gables Hotel / Inn in 1966. I found an add / recommendation in a Ski New England magazine (?) from then mentioning how close it (was/is) to Gunstock. From the time frame that would coincide with my age back then and ability to remember it.

Thank again

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I don't know when the Greystone In was orignally built, but I do know that it was there in the forties and fifties. We always passed it on our way to Lake Shore Park.
The William Tell was up the hill from the Wise Owl at the curve in the road on route 11, not near the lake. Was it originally further up the road towards Alton Bay before that? The Glen Gables was close to the water near Sandy Point.
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