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Twin Lakes, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We enjoyed our stay at Boulder Bear and would certainly return! The rooms were spacious and very clean. The lobby was comfortable and welcoming with a north woods décor. The free breakfast is basic but along with free parking it makes this a wonderful value. The lodge is well located within walking distance to restaurants and shopping in town. Definitely... More 

Thank K8ellen
Management response:

Thanks for visiting Boulder Junction. Glad you enjoyed your visit and your stay at the Boulder Bear. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Mexico, New York
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82 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Check out Boulder Bear Motor Lodge in Vilas County, WI - it is a great place to stay and so very convenient. There are Bears – not real - on the inside and deer outside - real. Boulder Bear Motor lodge is the place to connect with nature and more. The motor lodge has 20 rooms with cable TV, min... More 

Thank sanscott
Management response:

Thanks for coming by and visiting Boulder Junction and Vilas County. Appreciate your comments, and I am happy you enjoyed your stay. Sorry we were not in town during your visit, but ironically, we were in your hometown region at Ft Drum (Watertown) New York, attending our Son's Change of Command ceremonies. We loved the area in upstate NY as... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We were here over 10 years ago and things haven't changed.....and that's a good thing! Still one of the CLEANEST, most comfortable and quietest places we've stayed at. Yes, the breakfast is basic but we knew that at the outset. There are restaurants close by if you want something more substantial. Like the fact that it's a walkable distance from... More 

Thank lpkp1228
Management response:

Thanks for coming and thank you for the comments. We took over in May of 2014, but have tried to maintain and improve things since we took over. Don't wait 10 years before your next visit to Boulder Junction, you'll miss all the fun. More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We were able to get a last minute booking for two nights based on a previous cancellation. We then found we couldn't stay the second night. Dennis refunded us the second night because he was able to rebook the room. What a great guy! My husband and I highly recommend Boulder Bear, give it a try! Karen and Mike

Thank Karen B
Management response:

Thanks Karen, come back when you can stay awhile. Happy to work with you on your early departure. Everyone has things that pop up that we can not control. More 

Tosa, WI
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We stayed 3 nights from Mon/Wed. Great location...Wonderful new mattresses, new tubs, new air-conditioners, clean, basic and quiet. New deck on the side was a nice gathering spot for wine with friends before dinner. Breakfast bar was limited, but with a refrigerator in the room, and a bakery right next door, we had our own. Our only requests would be... More 

Thank foodie2Tosa_WI
Management response:

Thanks for the review foodie2, I'm happy you had an enjoyable visit to Boulder Junction. Just as note to the efforts of our housekeeping crew, the tubs are not new, they are 20 years old and original to the motel. They just look new! We do have a laminated card in each room explaining some of the hospitality amenities not... More 

Noblesville, Indiana, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a really nice time in Boulder Junction. The Boulder Bear Motor Lodge is located right on the bike trail, a 2-minute walk from downtown. Rooms were very clean with comfortable beds and decent linens. The lobby is an open, comfortable space decorated with a lot of mounted "North Woods" trophy animals. There's no pool, but... More 

Thank David F
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Thanks for coming and glad you enjoyed the visit. More 

Littleton, Colorado
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115 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Boulder Bear Motor Lodge is a gem! My elderly father, my sister, and I decided to take a trip down Memory Lane two weeks ago and found ourselves in Boulder Junction where we'd spent many a happy vacation on the shores of one of the lakes in the area. We were looking for affordability AND a little charm and found... More 

Thank Dineyander
Management response:

Thanks for coming to Boulder junction - one more time. Like many, this is a generational experience - it gets in your blood. Glad you stayed with us, and enjoyed your visit. More 

Minocqua, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Check in February 14. Christmas decorations everywhere. What? Owner is nice and the room was easy to find. No pool, just hot tub. Room was clean. Nice size refrigerator in room. No microwave or coffee maker in room. Only a small 19" tube tv in room which can barely be seen due to bad cable reception. Couldn't sleep well because... More 

1 Thank Bodenkirk1
Management response:

Bodenkirk1, I'm sorry you had a sub-standard stay with us. I have tried to reach out to you to discuss your stay but I can not find your registration information, for a solo stay on the 14th, from Minocqua. But I will try to address your concerns here, and if you would like to contact me, please do so, I... More 

Madison WI
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

We don't usually stay at smaller motels and were pleasantly surprised at how clean and comfortable Boulder Bear Motor Lodge was. The beds were the best! We had a room in the back and watched the deer feeding, anywhere from 2 to 12 at a time! Better than watching tv. The owners really pay attention to details and make sure... More 

1 Thank thursdaygal
Hershey, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Staying at the Boulder Bear Motor Lodge was so comfortable and welcoming, we felt right at home. Beds and pillows were great. The owner, Dennis, was very nice and I know he loves the town. Boulder Junction is a special place with so much to offer. The pastries from the bakery next door were a real treat. I would highly... More 

Thank Robin K

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Boulder Bear Motor Lodge

Address: 5437 Highway M, Boulder Junction, WI 54512
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Boulder Junction
Number of rooms: 20
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“Ask for a room in the back so you can watch the deer in the morning.”
 of 5 bubbles sanscott, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms are next to a nice deck”
 of 5 bubbles karenbW7495KX, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Back rooms are away from parking lot and traffic”
 of 5 bubbles foodie2Tosa_WI, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The cabin is a great option for families, and it's very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Dineyander, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Get a room in the back to watch the deer!”
 of 5 bubbles thursdaygal, 8 Oct 2015 | Read review
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