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Boulders Motel & Cottages
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

We have been to Boulders many times over the years. The beach is great for little kids. My boys missed the paddle boat this year, but we had fun on the canoe and kayaks. The rooms are okay, some of the furniture definitely needs to be updated. The staff was very helpful with any questions we had.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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BouldersMotel2012, Owner at Boulders Motel & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2013

Thank you for your review. The paddle boat removal decision came when folks would allow the children to use it unattended and the children would think it fun to sink it. I am sorry a group had to ruin it for ithers, sometimes, that happens, I will consider another one. The furniture is such a touchy subject. We have updated some beds, mattresses, bedding & towels - however, the metal beds/desks, tables are retro ... the majority of people love them! They say it is like stepping back in time to a simpler way. It is tough to please all but I hope you make it back to see the changes and feel free to comment in the office at any time.

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Reviewed July 29, 2012

Our family of 4 stayed for 4 days.

Pros:
- Has reasonably well equipped kitchenette.
- Dinning room in screened porch over looking the lake. We stared at the beautiful lake every meal , very peaceful.
- canoe, kayak, and life jackets to use for free
- coffee and tea in the morning
- friendly, helpful management, quick to response to emails.
- a small, shallow beach, good for little kids

Cons:
- No hair dryer, shower stall kind of cramp
- not much sound insulation between units
- because the bedrooms face the parking side of the bulilding, conversations outside the bedrooms go right in.
- our unit only has 1 fan, would be good to have a fan in each bedroom. We didn't ask the management for an extra fan, maybe that was possible.

By and large, the pros outweighs the cons.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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BouldersMotel2012, Owner at Boulders Motel & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2013

Thank you for your review. Due to you taking the time to comment, we now have notes in the rooms to share that we do have hairdryers, additional fans, microwaves, coffee makers, bocce ball, redneck horseshoes, beach floats, etc available upon request in the office. All were available, I am sorry you were not made aware of that. The beach starts off shallow then reaches 15 feet at the swim raft for the older children. Thank you for staying with us.

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Reviewed July 24, 2012

Room overlooked the lake with a screen porch - what's not to like about that? It's not a luxury hotel but very clean and the owners were very accommodating with our check in and check out times. I left my iphone charger there and had an email from them before I even realized that I had forgotten it. They quickly mailed it back to me. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank julie0318
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BouldersMotel2012, Owner at Boulders Motel & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2013

Thank you for your review. We look forward to you staying with us again.

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Reviewed July 24, 2012

My son and I love it at Boulders. They have the most beautiful beach and boats available. The fire pit is great too. The staff are friendly and courteous and the accomadations are clean and spacious. The location is perfect as well. It is only about 20 minutes to Lake Winnepesaukee or to Plymouth. The towns of Ashland and Holderness have much to offer as well. This is our sixth year coming to Boulders and the current management are dedicated to making improvements.

Room Tip: book early because in the height of the season the rooms go quick.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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BouldersMotel2012, Owner at Boulders Motel & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2013

Thank you for the review. We are dedicated to upgrading and caring for this beautiful property. There are way too few retro motels like ours and on Squam ... we plan to keep The Boulders operating for public lakefront access for another 60 years!

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Reviewed July 3, 2012

This place would be wonderful for a family vacation on a lake with cabins and cabin style suites, screened in porches, a big beach, swingset, firepit, canoes, and a rowboat. Unfortunately we weren’t there for a summer vacation. It clearly isn’t geared toward business travelers (no hairdryers in the rooms for example) but coffee and a small breakfast were available in the morning and wireless internet was available, though weaker in some rooms than others. Some of the rooms face directly onto the road and can be noisy as a result, but many of the rooms are behind the big boulder, and the cabins are separated from the road by the other buildings so the noise isn’t a problem there. The owner was very friendly and helpful and went out of his way to make sure we were completely satisfied. Overall the Boulders Lakefront Motel is a great place for the price.

Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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BouldersMotel2012, Owner at Boulders Motel & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2013

Thank you for your review, due to your review, we have placed a folder in each unit listing the items available in the office upon request. Hair dryers, curling iron, extra pillows, blankets, bocce ball, firewood, cork screws, plates, glasses, cutlery, etc. We assumed if a need came up during a stay, someone would come to the office to request what they needed. I am sorry the list wasn't in the room for you, it's there now for future guests. Thank you for your input.

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