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Hallowell, Maine
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I arrived late, around 10:30, and the live in manager woke up to serve us. We wanted to kayak when we woke up, and she was then again woken up again to serve us. I appreciate everything she did. Great stay, a lot included for price.

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We LOVE this spot on Little Squam lake. Gorgeous. Love that we can kayak and paddleboard all day. Kids can kayak to go out for ice cream or lunch. Walk to the marina is so convenient (but loud with lots of traffic, also in the bedrooms, traffic is very loud). Lake and swim dock couldn't be more perfect. We love...

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1Thank Abby - Matt G
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Once again we had a great two night stay. The room was so clean, with a comfortable bed sheets, and towels. The property is like going back in time with no AC and older furniture, but this a welcome addition to our hectic lifestyle. With the windows open and the fan our sleep was comfortable. We love the screened in...

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 28 June 2015

My brother booked the trip and I hadnt heard a thing about the place before getting here. Motel has a great location near the town and Rattlesnake Hill hike. Kids took out frr double kayak and stand up paddleboard on small lake beach. Staff was all friendly and helpful. Rooms are basic but clean and have nice small screened porches...

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2Thank Krisbrazil
Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

Rooms right on Squam Lake. The room was cozy. Very comfortable bed and nice view of the lake. Very quiet this time if year as it is past peak season. I would definitely stay here again. We had ability to boat on the lake (they provide canoes, etc. at no extra cost) but unfortunately it rained the day we were...

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palos verdes, california
Reviewed 21 October 2014

If you are interested in being ON Little Squam Lake, this is the perfect location.....Our hope was to view the fall foliage changing and see loons on the lake...Both happened for us.....Although the Boulders is rustic, it is clean, a very kind and helpful staff and a simple continental breakfast...but if you are in the cabin's lakeside they come with...

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Welland, Canada
Reviewed 17 September 2014

The motel was dated and somewhat worn. Nice to have a screened in porch facing the lake. The cottages looked really great down by the water. I enjoyed sitting by the water. There were picnic tables and fire pits as well as barbecue pits. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay, but did not stay in the room only at night. You...

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BouldersMotel2012, Owner at Boulders Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property and our area businesses.We are so lucky to be in such a charming area. It sounds as though, you were in one of our "standard rooms" which are preserved with our "older souls" looking to experience or reconnect with a simpler time in mind. We had Honeymooners from...

Boston
Reviewed 2 September 2014

We happened on Boulders last summer and liked it so much we planned a return trip for the last week in August, 2014. We took cabin #24, "Bear Cub Cabin" which is yards from the lake and shares a dock with cabin #25. Our two grandsons (6 and 9 yrs.) joined us for the week and my daughter's family with...

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BouldersMotel2012, Owner at Boulders Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We really appreciate that you GET US & and what we are doing in preserving this treasure we call "The Boulders" The rusticity is carefully planned as to bring you back to a simpler place in time. I am so happy to hear the "regular" guests were friendly...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 15 August 2014

My friend, her two grandchildren, and I spent a week on Squam Lake in late June and early July this summer. I can't say enough about Boulders and the hospitality that Lisa and Rhonda extended to us. During the reservation process Lisa was so helpful and patient answering all of the questions we posed to her. I made a friend...

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BouldersMotel2012, Owner at Boulders Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

The time and effort put forth to share your experience is very much appreciated. Thank for your kind words. We are pretty fond of our property as well, we hope all that choose to stay with us have a pleasant experience and leave with the desire to return time after time. When guests like you visit The Boulders, we hope...

Mesquite, Texas
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Boulders Motel & Cottage was exactly what we expected - a small, cozy, rustic motel along Squam Lake. We stayed in one of the smaller rooms, and even though the decor is minimalistic and slightly outdated, the place is great. We had no issue with hearing noise from other guests, the shower had strong hot water, the heater (for this...

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BouldersMotel2012, Owner at Boulders Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, it means a lot for someone to enjoy our property to the fullest, and take the time to share their experience with others. It is a special spot for families, wedding parties, as well as a couples get away. We truly appreciate the thought and time put into your review. If/when you return...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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 

Additional Information about Boulders Motel & Cottages

Address: 981 US Route 3, Squam Lake, Holderness, NH 03245-5633
Region: United States > New Hampshire > White Mountains > Holderness
Hotel Class:3 star — Boulders Motel & Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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“All rooms have lake views. Rooms #19 and higher are close to morning coffee shop.”
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“All rooms have screen rooms attached with lake view, very nice.”
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“Cottages on lakefront require walk down several steps.”
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“all rooms had a view of the lake”
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“Cabins are right on the lake and away from the road”
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