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Boulder Bear Motor Lodge

5437 Highway M, Boulder Junction, WI 54512
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#3 of 5 hotels in Boulder Junction

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)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Sue J wrote a review Sep 2021
Madison, wi105 contributions24 helpful votes
We stayed at this place, not sure I would call it a Lodge, so we could easily get on the bike trail and that was the best thing about staying there. Staff was not friendly; we were not told when we called for reservation that hot tub was not working; that we could store bikes in garage; nor were we told to bring own milk, bread, and juice for continental breakfast - a 2020 COVID rule. Web site listed local bakery but there was only wrapped commercial muffins, boxes of cold cereal and over ripe bananas. Coffee was good. When we were ready to check out in the morning no one was at the front desk to check us out. Sign says to check hallway incase owner was cleaning but no one was in the hallway. Sign on front door says "NO PETS" and we walked in the owner was there with his dog. We did find out you can have a pet but must it must not be in room alone. On a more positive light - rooms were clean, lobby inviting, convenient location and good to be able to store bikes in garage. I would not stay there again - other lodging places near by and convenient to bike trail.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from Dennis Duke, General Manager at Boulder Bear Motor Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Mrs Jahn, Sorry your experience was not up to your expectations. You'll need to be more specific about the unfriendly service. We are never surly or rude to our guests, but no one can be perky every minute of every day. You can call me to discuss this at any time. I would appreciate specific feedback so that we can address any fundamental issues. The hot tub was broken by a guest earlier in the summer, and I have not had time to complete the repair. 98% of the people do not use the hot tub, so it is not something we think to mention when reservations are made unless the guest specifically asks. The Continental Breakfast remains modified for Covid. All items are prepackaged, individual servings. It is not feasible for us to get milk or juice prepackage in single servings. We buy bananas almost every day. I leave all levels of ripe bananas out because it is such an individual thing for our guests. Some like mushy and some like green. We began allowing Pets in 5 specific rooms last year. They are not allowed in the common areas, and are not allowed to be left in the room while the guest is away from the motel. Signage has not been changed. Your check out was about 8:30am. I get in at approximately 6am every day. If not in the office, I was in one of four places, a guest room, the laundry room, the bathroom, or I stepped outside. Again, you can call to discuss any specific issues, it helps us to understand the details. thanks
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Michele F wrote a review Jun 2021
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Went early Feb for a snowmobile trip. Never stayed in Boulder but was pleasantly surprised at the town. Lodge is spotless,great parking for trailers and located perfectly for trail access and gas/food. we were cut short due to an accident and my brother ending up with a broken back which the owner was over the top assisting us with blankets and calling for help. Cant wait to get back there and stay again. 10 stars for Boulder Bear Motor Lodge
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Date of stay: February 2021
Sue S wrote a review Dec 2020
Brookfield, Illinois469 contributions119 helpful votes
Extremely clean and disinfected...which in this time of covid makes a big difference! Staff and owner are very friendly. Nicely decorated for the holidays! The rooms in the back have pretty views and deer stop by to visit.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Randy Acker wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
My recent stay was the 14th time I've stayed at this motel and will NEVER stay here again! The owner's personality was absolutely horrible. When we came came back, from riding our bikes, we'd say hi as we came through the lobby and didn't get much more than a grunt. There's signs everywhere stating what you can't do. For example, the sign by the ice is " this ice is NOT for your coolers, if you want ice pay for it at the front desk. I've never had to pay for ice at a hotel ever! My wife grabbed a bad of ice, the morning of our last day. When we checked out, the owner never said good morning, thank you or how was your stay. With his hand half covering his mouth, the only thing he said was"you owe me for the ice you took". He has the worst disposition for someone who's in the "hospitality" business. The only reason I even gave one star is because it's in Boulder Junction. I wish the original owner's were still here. There are other places to stay in Boulder Junction, DON'T STAY HERE.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from Dennis D, Owner at Boulder Bear Motor Lodge
Responded Oct 16, 2019
Thanks for your review I remember your visit very vividly. I also read these same comments on Google. I apologize for not meeting your expectations for friendliness. As it relates to ice, I have no ice maker. I provide 1lb self serve bags of ice to guests for their room at no cost. For coolers, as a guest service, I provide 6lb bags of ice for $2, which is less than I pay for them at the store across the street. When you checked out you asked me "if there was anything else". I asked "how you wanted to pay for the bag of ice?" Not sure about the issue with signage. No glass in the hot tub room (state law) and no bikes or pets in the building are about it.
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W685BVmaryr wrote a review Oct 2019
Madison, Wisconsin48 contributions12 helpful votes
We were looking for a motel that is pet friendly and luckily found Boulder Bear Lodge. The room was large and clean with easy access to the outside. The lobby is decorated with bears and Up North decor. They served a nice continental breakfast. The owners are very friendly and accommodating. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
United StatesWisconsinBoulder Junction
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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 Boulder Beer Bar (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Boulder Bear Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Boulder Bear Motor Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
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, The Granary, 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.
Is Boulder Bear Motor Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.