People need to start thinking before they type! These reviews should be well-though out and honest before they are 'clicked' into cyberspace and could possibly ruin the reputation of something great! This is a MOTEL and COTTAGE-based facility, folks- It is not the Four Seasons in NYC! If you wanted Trump Towers, you should have booked it. There are not many negative things to say about the Boulders motel unless you are comparing apples and oranges. It is a perfect place to stay with your family and to enjoy the beautiful-Squam Lake. No, the rooms would not earn a spot in Conde' Nast Traveler or Spa finder for a reason-it's a motel-and a great one! The staff was very friendly and extremely accommodating and the room was fine. We even had our own private screened porch attached to our room overlooking the lake and the fire-pit area that was BEAUTIFUL...We brought out own wood, but you can buy it there (very inexpensive) and we made S'mores and relaxed until long after dark. There was a separate fire-pit if you wanted privacy, but we brought a guitar and everyone seemed to want to just "hangout", sing along and tell funny stories. The beach was very large and super clean. There were more than enough nice chairs and picnic tables and you could use the canoes at no charge. (they may have had kayaks too...) When you go to a lake folks-It's called CAMP...not the SOHO GRAND! So stop saying how out-dated the furniture or rooms were or that there were no hairdryers in the bathrooms! If you are in the White Mountains you should be hiking, swimming or canoeing-not styling your hair...pack your own dryer if you need one. For the price, it was perfect and a great location! The Coffee Shoppe, which served free continental-style muffins, coffee etc is NOT STARBUCKS but it is FREE people-Grab a coffee and muffin and venture over to a great breakfast spot. There are many great places to eat in the area. So when you are scrolling through these reviews...think about what you want...Family time in a great spot on the lake (just like at camp) or The Ritz Carlton in Boston and then make your choice...(If you can't shower with a plastic shower curtain-pack your fabric one! Geeze! Great time, Lisa-Thanks we had a BLAST!
- 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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