We appreciate your support as we continue to revive this local landmark property in the scenic White Mountains of New Hampshire. Thanks to all you guests and community fans who’ve hung in there with us on this journey to reclaim The Lancaster Motel’s former glory and re-establish its connection to our local community.


The property is still a work in progress but here’s what we’ve done so far: Upgraded guests room with new mattresses, new laminate wood floors, new furniture, new flat-screen TVs, upgraded cable TV, new fiber-optic WiFi. Also, we now offer a convenient Continental Breakfast which you can eat inside our Retro Room, outside at our new picnic area or just grab an item or two and get on with your adventure for the day.

When you return, spend your evening sitting on our new large patio. Enjoy the fire pits as you relax in one of the many seating areas. Gather or make friends and mingle with the locals passing by on a nice evening. Plenty of room for social distancing (if you’re still into that…).

Speaking of COVID-19, we have new housekeeping protocols vetted by our very own North Country Healthcare (NCH) hospital system. These standards will remain in place post-COVID-19. We still offer curbside check-in but we think you’ll prefer the comfort of our spacious lobby.

Once inside, plug in your electronics at our new Media Bar and grab a cup of our delicious Wayfarer coffee or a complimentary bottle of water while you wait your turn to check-in. We want you to feel welcome and safe as you enjoy the nostalgia of our Retro motel and its modern amenities.


Easy. We’re in the smack dab center of Downtown Lancaster! The motel offers 24 clean basic and now upgraded rooms where you can park your car, bike, ATV or snowmobile right in front of your door. Best of all, the exterior corridor format (walk right into your room from your car…) is very COVID-19 friendly.The motel amenities include everything the Town of Lancaster offers (Check out our EXPLORE page). Just steps to all the best restaurant, shops and entertainment options. Hiking, biking, Santa’s Village are all nearby. And yes, we have the best staff and service around! No kidding.


They’re unwinding in our new cocktail bar and cigar lounge. The Compass Rose Cocktails features classic cocktails and signature craft beers in a speakeasy setting. The Waypoint Cigar Lounge boasts a walk-in humidor and a separate smoking lounge. Enjoy both a tasty cocktail and a quality stick by the fire on the new outside patio dedicated to your cigar experience.

When the snow flies, make sure you’ve booked one of our seasonal snowmobile rental units where you can drop your trailer and your underwear as a room is included. No more towing. Leave all your gear here. Safe and economical. The cool kids are smart too!


The Lancaster Motel has historically been the best place in town to host special events. We are continuing the tradition of offering the most affordable, convenient and fun place in the area to have an event. The Retro Room, Bar and the upstairs Panorama Room are available for immediate bookings of small gatherings. Perfect for meetings, retirement celebrations, wedding rehearsal dinners, graduation parties and the like.

The banquet space will be available soon for larger events like wedding receptions, anniversary and holiday parties or to offer an educational seminar or host a conference. Renovations to this space is underway and it’ll be up and running soon! Full disclosure: all events must be catered by a licensed, insured caterer if food is involved. We all know why… We’re the new hot spot so call our event planner now to book for the holidays and your special event.

We’re looking forward to you checking in to check us out!




Google Reviews

83 reviews
  • Rita S
    Rita S
    6 months ago

    Great find! My husband and I stayed for a night and were pleasantly surprised. The owners are very nice and working hard to upgrade the property. The room was clean and spacious. The bathroom is small but functional (they are working on upgrading them). The lobby, lounge and cigar bar are done in a very cool 50's vibe....a must see! We would definitely stay there again!

  • Courtney Clark
    Courtney Clark
    7 months ago

    This place is for more laid back and go with the flow people. The people working at the desk and the bar were so nice and easy to talk to. When checking in you even get $5 off drink from the bar just for staying there. The bar was my favorite part. The rooms aren’t bad either. They are clean at least! No complaints here just make sure you listen when checking in. They are under staffed so some things aren’t available all the time even with that it was still a great stay!

  • Samantha C
    Samantha C
    2 months ago

    So glad we booked our stay at the Lancaster Motel. We only stayed one night but are very satisfied. The room was very clean and updated. It had everything you would need, soft beds, fridge, microwave and cable TV. The motel is also walking distance from a number of good restaurants and shopping. If you’re in the area be sure to book your stay here!

  • Wendy Herron
    Wendy Herron
    4 months ago

    What a fun blast from the past, I expected the Incredibles family to show up. While it is a bit of a "work in progress" the renovations to date are amazing, once the upgrades to the bathroom are completed the hotel will be really amazing. The staff were exceptionally helpful & friendly. The retro bar & the comfy outdoor seating on the patio were awesome! Highly recommend if you are looking for affordable and fun accommodations in Lancaster, NH!

  • Sherrie Olim
    Sherrie Olim
    2 months ago

    Everything was More than expected.We were greeted By the wonderful Ruby What an Amazing Woman She is and Jackie at the front desk These women not only greeted us but they made us feel like family.The entire staff was absolutely Wonderful we extended our Few days too about 2 Weeks because We didn’t want to leave We had sometime to travel but decided Staying here was the perfect relaxing getaway vacation! We are Coming Back and Bringing some Friends Too.Thank You Ruby and Staff for Giving Me a Special retreat Where in our hectic lives everyday it’s nice to getaway and be pampered and for a great price ! I wish I could give a lot more stars because this place is SOO worth it!!!!

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