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“Craftsmanship + Comfort = Big Bear Hideaway”
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Big Bear Hideaway
Torrington, Wyoming
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“Craftsmanship + Comfort = Big Bear Hideaway”
Reviewed June 22, 2012

I was sceptical, at first, having found some reviews and news articles about the federal indictments and Ponzi schemes connected to this property. Rest assured! The folks involved in that mess are no longer around and the original owners have their beautiful resort back in their very capable hands.

When we arrived, we were greeted by Joe and Mary, the owners, who made us feel like we had been old friends! We chatted, got a tour of the Welcome Office and our cabin, and settled in. What a spectacular resort, handcrafted and lovingly cared for by the owners themselves.

We stayed in the Grizzly for Father's Day weekend and could not have made a better choice! The cabins are fully furnished and equipped with all the comforts of home, including WIFI, cable TV, full kitchen, outdoor seating and grill. You have to check this one out! You will be glad you did!

Nice touches include bath salts and a tub pillow in the cabins with antique bathtubs (which also have showers); area guides and brochures; artfully placed stained glass windows; log handcrafted furnishings; lots of towels and fluffy blankets...the list goes on.

We will return and spread the word - Big Bear Hideaway is rated #1 in our book.

Room Tip: There are 4 "cabins" at the resort and one loft above the Welcome Office. Check their webs...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

This is a very unique property -almost every aspect of this inn is handmade. I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the cabins - I have stayed in two of them - once in January and once in June. The owners are very nice. I can safely say you will have never stayed at a place like this - it is quirky in a good way!

It is very quiet - there are only a few cabins on the property. You can walk to the Boulder Beer Bar, Mad Dog Jakes, The Outdoorsman, JJs Pub 'n Grub and many stores, etc. from this location. There is a fire pit on the property and a picnic area. The cabins we stayed in had gas fireplaces, which is nice on a snowy or rainy night.

QUICK NOTE: These current owners are NOT the guy who ran the ponzi scheme - he is in the slammer.....Also, the guy that used to man the front desk (and angered the reveiwer below) is no longer there.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed December 1, 2011

I've been going to Boulder Junction, WI for years and always drove past this place. We finally stayed over Thanksgiving 2011 for a few nights. The cabin was very comfortable with a full kitchen, firm beds, nice gas stove for heating, and a tub with good hot water(important to me!). Ours was 2 floors with 2 bathrooms and room for 5 people. I saw the cabin next to me that could fit around 10 people. It was amazing!! Beautiful antique reproduction gas stove, clawfoot tub, 2 kitchens on 2 floors. If we had enough people we would have stayed there. The cabins are within walking distance of downtown. Great place for large groups or family reunions. The owners were very friendly and helpful as well.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Big Bear Hideaway
Address: 10482 West Main Street, Boulder Junction, WI 54512-9766
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Boulder Junction
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Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Boulder Junction
Number of rooms: 5

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