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 to the toilet is no easy task. 3. The shower leaked and water ran across the floor in front of the toilet at a pretty good rate. (All this was reported upon checkout) Now for the good....1. Room 7 was on the corner of the building and therefore the screened porch view was a bit better than others. 2. The pillows and beds were very comfy. 3. Lakefront location on little Squam was awesome! 4. Use of Row boats, canoes & kayaks included in the rate. (Definitely do this!) 5. Firepit on the lake was exactly what I was hoping for. (Firewood available in the office for $5 a bundle) 5. The experience & atmosphere was worth all the bad. For that reason I chose a 4 star rating instead of a 3 star. 6. Muffins, coffee and fruit for breakfast with a lake view and the loons calling can not be beat. If you remember 5th grade camp and feeling like the cabins/showers were a bit rough, but at the same time loved every minute of it, then this is the place for you. We loved it!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Boulders Motel & Cottages is Squam Lakes' only direct lakefront motel. Being centrally located, we are the perfect destination for your NH get away, there are many NH attractions nearby. We offer motel rooms, suites and Cottages, all of which offer their own private screened porch over looking the lake. The Boulders was named after the unique terrain on which our units are perched, our units are situated on granite ledge therefore, they all have a wonderful lake view. The Boulders is proudly the largest & oldest resort on New Hampshire’s beautiful Squam Lakes, we take great pride in preserving its charm. Situated on 600 feet of “Golden Pond" it is the quintessential lake get away. Our 100 ft of sandy beach can be the highlight of your trip, just lounging in one of our many beach chairs watching the family build sand castles and memories. Sunning on the beach, lakeside barbeques, (picnic tables and charcoal grills are scattered throughout the property), traveling via complimentary canoe, kayak, or row boat to see the loons, eagles, or to cast a line for that elusive "Walter". In the evening, gather around our beach side fire pit - toast marshmallows, make s’mores, share stories, and maybe break out into a good old fashioned sing-a-long. Located in the town of Holderness, Nestled in the lakes region, there are many entertainment options ... hike Rattlesnake Mountain for miles of spectacular views!(10 mins away) Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, walk the quaint village, pop into the library, sandwiches at the country store, great meal at Walter's Basin, cruise the lake on the pontoon tour or charter Experience Squam crew. Stay at The Boulders and you will surely ~"Make memories that will last a lifetime ... more less
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