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Black Bear Lodge

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3 Village Road, Box 357, Waterville Valley, NH 03215
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bedford, Ma.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For over 30 years I have provided a travel business for people with disabilities. The business is called Alternative Leisure Co. Inc. out of Bedford, Mass. During the year- Memorial Day Weekend, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, New Years, I bring several groups of Special Needs people to Black Bear. The front desk staff- Charley, Chris, Dawn, and... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have a great time on Black Bear Lodge...it is so clean, everything we need on the room, staff is so friendly, lots of fun., our daughter it is so happy with the pools....we will be back next year...Thanks.

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Andover, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stayed for four days at the Black Bear Lodge, it was very comfortable and the staff is super friendly! The town square is just a couple minute walk and has everything you need there. We will be back for sure!!!

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Cumberland, RI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

...okay so that is actually 4 words. Let me start from the beginning. I stayed here with my daughter the first week of April. We checked in on a Thursday night around 7PM. Check-in was easy and we were in our room within minutes. The room was nice. My daughter loved how big it was. The indoor/outdoor pool was nice... More 

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Dracut, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We weren't sure what to expect visiting Waterville Valley during mud season, but we had lots to do and much to see - we wish we had stayed longer!. Our room @ Black Bear was clean and comfortable, I wish we didn't have to leave. Every day we walked the loop around the Village which was scenic, safe, and easily... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Black Bear Lodge completely exceeded our expectations! There was a murphy bed in the living room and a trundle bed in the 'spare' bedroom (there was a dividing curtain separating the queen bed from the twin). There was a couch and chairs as well as a dining room table and chairs. PLENTY of space! There was a full size fridge,... More 

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

the rooms were more than adequate...the kitchenette/dining area really made it feel like a home away from home, not just another hotel room. Location was great for skiing and walk to a couple of decent eats (pub grub) in the village square...and a good restaurant was only a couple miles away. Outdoor hot tub bumped it from average to good!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I decided on a last minute get away with my teenagers age 14 and 16. We were all very happy with the lodge. The front desk was extremely pleasant and helpful. Room was nicely decorated and comfortable. The fully equipped kitchen was great, but we only stayed one night. As others have said it is a little dated, but I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Just got back from a weekend getaway to Waterville Valley and we could not have picked a better place to stay. The entire resort is very clean from our room to the pool and hot tub. The Black Bear Lodge is in walking distance from Waterville Village, we parked our car and it never moved for the weekend. All rooms... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Lodge is dated but comfortable & we were disappointed that there was no food service there. Room was very cute & had plenty of cookware to use. I would highly recommend bringing food & drinks. There is a market in townsquare, but it is very limited & expensive. Local access to the athletic club was nice.

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