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Boulder Bear Motor Lodge

5437 Park Street Highway M, Boulder Junction, WI 54512-9618
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#2 of 4 hotels in Boulder Junction
Location
4.8
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4.8
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4.5
Value
4.4

See why so many travelers make Boulder Bear Motor Lodge their hotel of choice when visiting Boulder Junction. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

The rooms offer air conditioning and a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

In addition, as a valued Boulder Bear Motor Lodge guest, you can enjoy a hot tub and free breakfast that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While in Boulder Junction, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Boulder Bear Motor Lodge, including Guide's Inn (0.1 mi), Aqualand Ale House (0.4 mi), and Boulder Beer Bar (0.3 mi).

At Boulder Bear Motor Lodge, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Boulder Junction.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Bicycle rental
Boating
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Wifi
Canoeing
Hiking
Water sport equipment rentals
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
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Rose L wrote a review Sep 2023
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This is the most welcoming hotel we have ever stayed at. The hotel was very clean and accommodating. The staff made you feel like part of family. The atmosphere could not be more comfortable and relaxing.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Sam V Patel, Innkeeper at Boulder Bear Motor Lodge
Responded Sep 23, 2023
Thank you for the review Ross and Doug also thank your family for spending the time in Boulder Junction. Again thank you from us.
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Bruce B wrote a review Sep 2023
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I recently spent 3 nights at the Boulder Bear Motor Lodge. The motel I had stayed in previously has changed hands and has different policies so I chose the Boulder Bear for this trip. The owner (Sam) was behind the desk when I arrived and the first thing that I noticed was what a gentlemen he was. Sam and his family are genuinely interested in making your stay as comfortable as possible. He said I was welcome to keep my bicycle in his garage at night and kindly offered to help me with my luggage. My room was wonderful - VERY clean and quiet with a nice view out the back where deer are frequently seen grazing on his lawn. Just a wonderful stay hosted by a wonderful family. I am delighted to have found my new "home" for my Boulder Jct area trips!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Sam V Patel, Innkeeper at Boulder Bear Motor Lodge
Responded Sep 4, 2023
Thank you Bruce, for the warm review, We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hardly ever saw you, you were always out with the bike or with your kayak. Again thank you very much Bruce.
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Mary H wrote a review Sep 2023
5 contributions1 helpful vote
The Lodge was ideally located to bike the Vilas Bike Trails. Across street trail starts to bike to St Germain. About 2 blocks away can start trail to Manitowish Water Mercer. Food and shopping within walking. The owners are so friendly and accommodating. Made sure our bikes were safely locked up and out of elements in a secured garage. Lodge was clean and quiet.Had outside seating to enjoy the waning summer weather. Can't say enough good things about owners. Will definitely use again.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Sam V Patel, Innkeeper at Boulder Bear Motor Lodge
Responded Sep 23, 2023
Good morning Mary, thank you for spending a few days with us, and thank you for the wonderful review . Hope to see you again
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Scott M wrote a review Sep 2023
Tinley Park, Illinois5 contributions
I can’t say enough about how happy I stayed here. Everything was immaculate. Sam and family were great hosts. I believe they genuinely care about their customers and their business. I would not hesitate for a second staying with them again!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Sam V Patel, Innkeeper at Boulder Bear Motor Lodge
Responded Sep 20, 2023
Thank you Scott, we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your kind words.
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Tom T wrote a review Sep 2023
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I didn't actually get to stay at this lodge. I made a reservation and when I arrived, after a long day's travel, and as I checked in I was interrogated by the desk clerk (who turned out to be the owner's son) about a lot of irrelevemt things such as how did I get there, he didn't see me drive in, what was I doing there, etc. Of course, he couldn't see the lobby unless he was standing at the reception desk, which he was not when I walked in after parking my car, but I didn't even mention this as I just wanted to check in and get to my room. These questions were posed while the clerk initially began to process my reservation. I asked him to stop the questioning while I checked in, he had my reservation card, and at that moment all he did was cancel my reservation while I was standing there by tearing up the reservation card and depositing it in the trash under the front desk. There were no harsh words or raised voices, he just cancelled the reservation and said I should leave as I was not going to be staying there and all because I asked him to stop interrogating me, a simple request. I returned the next morning to report the incident (I had to stay in another city as this was late on Friday night of the Labor Day weekend), and was met with hostility when the owner, Sam Patel was at the desk. He said his son was just trying to make me feel comfortable upon arrival, but the son didn't, and thus I asked him to stop the interrogating questions. With no further conversation, as noted, the son cancelled my reservation. Sam was disinterested (as many parents might be) about his son's behavior and dismissed me as, I guess, some sort of fool. This is not a friendly place to stay, and Mr. Patel, as the new owner (I've been staying at this motel for more than 20 years when I'm in the area) was simply rude and didn't want to hear any complaints about his son. The son's behavior inconvenienced me significantly--but that's another story.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Don't go here. Don't stay here. People who run/own the place are rude and unaccommodating.
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Response from Sam V Patel, Innkeeper at Boulder Bear Motor Lodge
Responded Sep 6, 2023
Thank you for your review Tom, But when any guest check in, we do require their State issued I.D., address, vehicle’s make and model, and the state its registered in, and This is what you called interrogation. My son didn't feel like you wanted to check in as you refused to complete the registration form. Next day you called me and wanted to speak, there was no hostility from my part. Boulder Junction is a beautiful town and has some wonderful lodgings I’m sure you’ll find one to your liking. Again thank you
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JENNIFER S wrote a review Aug 2023
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We had another lovely stay at Boulder Bear- the Patels are so welcoming and friendly and we always leave feeling so happy and relaxed!! They have put a lot of work into freshening up the place since taking over last year and everything is so cozy, clean and quiet. The location is perfect- right off the bike trail and close to several Boulder Junction restaurants. Also, Mrs. Patel makes amazing samosas :)
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Sam V Patel, Innkeeper at Boulder Bear Motor Lodge
Responded Aug 23, 2023
Thank you for the review, and thank you for staying with us. Usha was pleased that you enjoyed the Samosas again thank you and Joe for staying with us.
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BittyTedofgisborne wrote a review Aug 2023
River Forest, Illinois21 contributions4 helpful votes
Sam and Usha Patel are the perfect hosts. This little lodge is a gem in the woods. Great atmosphere. Clean rooms and a great shower. The Patels are very nice and knowledgeable. They helped me achieve my dream of seeing a white deer. They even let me borrow their grandsons bike to get to Fish Trap Road. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Sam V Patel, Innkeeper at Boulder Bear Motor Lodge
Responded Aug 5, 2023
Thank you Ann, you came in a rent car. The least I could do to make your stay comfortable. Thank you for spending few days in Boulder Junction.
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garysK1714EI wrote a review Jul 2023
Sheboygan, Wisconsin6 contributions1 helpful vote
Very friendly staff. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Met our needs and expectations. We liked having a closed garage to store our bicycles when not using. Would stay at thie establishment again.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Response from Sam V Patel, Innkeeper at Boulder Bear Motor Lodge
Responded Aug 4, 2023
Thank you Gary, for the review. hope to see you soon.
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traveler195200 wrote a review Jul 2023
Minneapolis, Minnesota101 contributions34 helpful votes
Wonderful owner family who were very attentive to guests and even remembered names! They were very flexible, even about check in time. The rooms and public areas were very well maintained. Carpet all looked new. It was particularly nice that they provided excellent bike parking in a large enclosed garage with a cement floor. We were unable to find garage parking at 2 other Boulder Junction motels. The location is immediate to the central town business district. Saw deer each morning out our room window! Also the motel is right on the trail and within a very short distance to side streets to ride to the far side of Boulder Junction and the trail to Manitowash Waters. We definitely will stay here again next time we bike the Heart of Vilas County Trails.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: Does have a nice indoor large hot tub and serves a basic continental breakfast.
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Response from Sam V Patel, Innkeeper at Boulder Bear Motor Lodge
Responded Jul 27, 2023
Thank you for taking time to write a review on our motel and the bike trails in Boulder Junction. We really appreciate the kind words.
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MtMan13 wrote a review Jul 2023
Wisconsin21 contributions1 helpful vote
We came to Boulder Junction to check out the bike trails (which are glorious) and stayed here. The place is great. Sam and his family are so nice and so accommodating. Everything is very clean and the location is also great. They have a garage to securely store bikes at night. When we return, we will be staying here again. Loved it.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Sam V Patel, Innkeeper at Boulder Bear Motor Lodge
Responded Jul 18, 2023
Thank you for taking time to put your review . We as a family are pleased you enjoyed your stay, and from us Thank you very much
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Frequently Asked Questions about Boulder Bear Motor Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Boulder Bear Motor Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Boulder Junction Area Trail System (0.3 miles), Boulder Junction (0.3 miles), and Northern Highland American Legion State Forest North Trout Lake Campground (4.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Boulder Bear Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Boulder Bear Motor Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Boulder Bear Motor Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Boulder Bear Motor Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aqualand Ale House, Wild's Granary Restaurant, and Mad Dog Jakes.
Is Boulder Bear Motor Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Boulder Junction.