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Boulders Motel & Cottages

981 Route 3, Squam Lake, Holderness, NH 03245
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My brother booked the trip and I hadnt heard a thing about the place before getting here. Motel has a great location near the town and Rattlesnake Hill hike. Kids took out frr double kayak and stand up paddleboard on small lake beach. Staff was all friendly and helpful. Rooms are basic but clean and have nice small screened porches... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Rooms right on Squam Lake. The room was cozy. Very comfortable bed and nice view of the lake. Very quiet this time if year as it is past peak season. I would definitely stay here again. We had ability to boat on the lake (they provide canoes, etc. at no extra cost) but unfortunately it rained the day we were... More 

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palos verdes, california
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

If you are interested in being ON Little Squam Lake, this is the perfect location.....Our hope was to view the fall foliage changing and see loons on the lake...Both happened for us.....Although the Boulders is rustic, it is clean, a very kind and helpful staff and a simple continental breakfast...but if you are in the cabin's lakeside they come with... More 

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Welland, Canada
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34 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The motel was dated and somewhat worn. Nice to have a screened in porch facing the lake. The cottages looked really great down by the water. I enjoyed sitting by the water. There were picnic tables and fire pits as well as barbecue pits. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay, but did not stay in the room only at night. You... More 

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BouldersMotel2012, Owner at Boulders Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property and our area businesses.We are so lucky to be in such a charming area. It sounds as though, you were in one of our "standard rooms" which are preserved with our "older souls" looking to experience or reconnect with a simpler time in mind. We had Honeymooners from... More 

Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We happened on Boulders last summer and liked it so much we planned a return trip for the last week in August, 2014. We took cabin #24, "Bear Cub Cabin" which is yards from the lake and shares a dock with cabin #25. Our two grandsons (6 and 9 yrs.) joined us for the week and my daughter's family with... More 

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BouldersMotel2012, Owner at Boulders Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We really appreciate that you GET US & and what we are doing in preserving this treasure we call "The Boulders" The rusticity is carefully planned as to bring you back to a simpler place in time. I am so happy to hear the "regular" guests were friendly... More 

Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My friend, her two grandchildren, and I spent a week on Squam Lake in late June and early July this summer. I can't say enough about Boulders and the hospitality that Lisa and Rhonda extended to us. During the reservation process Lisa was so helpful and patient answering all of the questions we posed to her. I made a friend... More 

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BouldersMotel2012, Owner at Boulders Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

The time and effort put forth to share your experience is very much appreciated. Thank for your kind words. We are pretty fond of our property as well, we hope all that choose to stay with us have a pleasant experience and leave with the desire to return time after time. When guests like you visit The Boulders, we hope... More 

Mesquite, Texas
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38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Boulders Motel & Cottage was exactly what we expected - a small, cozy, rustic motel along Squam Lake. We stayed in one of the smaller rooms, and even though the decor is minimalistic and slightly outdated, the place is great. We had no issue with hearing noise from other guests, the shower had strong hot water, the heater (for this... More 

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BouldersMotel2012, Owner at Boulders Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, it means a lot for someone to enjoy our property to the fullest, and take the time to share their experience with others. It is a special spot for families, wedding parties, as well as a couples get away. We truly appreciate the thought and time put into your review. If/when you return... More 

Boscawen, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I have been coming to the Boulders since I was two. My parents still come and stay in the same cottage we stayed at when we were children. I've made many friend there over the years and now, us "children" are coming and bringing our own children. There are three full generations of "Boulderites" that come every year for the... More 

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BouldersMotel2012, Owner at Boulders Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the time and effort put into this review. We are so grateful for our guests that "get us" and what we have to offer. I personally love the feel of the beach in the evening, the stories and singing around the fire pit. I just sit in a lounger away from the group and listen to the... More 

Newbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

People need to start thinking before they type! These reviews should be well-though out and honest before they are 'clicked' into cyberspace and could possibly ruin the reputation of something great! This is a MOTEL and COTTAGE-based facility, folks- It is not the Four Seasons in NYC! If you wanted Trump Towers, you should have booked it. There are not... More 

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BouldersMotel2012, Owner at Boulders Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. The conviction in your review is appreciated. We have been around a long time, preserving such a rare public area on a well sought after lake (there are investors sworming above to convert our property to yet ANOTHER Condo complex - where owners get to enjoy the beauty and the public has no... More 

Illinois
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The Boulders is definitely an old place, but it has lots of charm. We stayed in room 7 of the motel section. I'll start with the bad...1. After 10-15 minutes of running the shower we had lukewarm water. Hot water would have been nice. 2. Bathroom is very tiny and fitting between the shower stall and the sink to get... More 

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BouldersMotel2012, Owner at Boulders Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Yes, we are a mature property, well cared for but built in a day when simplicity and charm were valued differently. We are fortunate to be located on the shores of Golden Pond, where your time should be spent enjoying our lovely beach & fires at night. The area has much to offer so we... More 

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