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“Rustic Charm, Fun for Families, and Clean” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Boulders Motel & Cottages
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Holderness
portsmouth nh
2 reviews
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“Rustic Charm, Fun for Families, and Clean”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2007

Okay so this is the type of place you go if want a last minute get-away that won't cost you an arm and a leg. This property is located on Squam Lake and has a nice beachfront with a dock that the kids can swim to and jump off. All the rooms in the motel have 2 double beds, small fridge, small desk, 3 drawer dresser and a TV. Some of tv's actually had dials on them but ours did get cable. What makes the room extra special is a small screened in porch overlooking Squam Lake. The beach itself has plenty of chairs to lounge in. There is a small swingset overlooking the beach. There are also 3 goodsized grills and picnic tables to utilize. This place is as basic as it gets. I don't even think the sheets could qualify for a thread count and there certainly aren't any free shampoo bottles. Despite the lack of frills, the place is clean and a great location to pontoon rentals to enjoy the natural beauty of Squam Lake. We would go back again for 3 days to see the Science center, Hike RattleSnake, take the 15 minute drive to see Polar Caves and enjoy a pontoon rental again.

  • Liked — Screened in porch overlooking Squam Lake
  • Disliked — Small Towels
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Boulders Motel & Cottages
Address: 981 US Route 3, Squam Lake, Holderness, NH 03245-5633
Location: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Holderness
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Holderness
Hotel Class:3 star — Boulders Motel & Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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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