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Boulder Bear Motor Lodge
Austin TX
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“Nice place to stay in Northern Wisconsin”
Reviewed 10 July 2013

We have friends in the area with a very small cabin, so we've stayed at the Boulder Bear for the past three years. Rooms are very plain but comfy; no fridge in room, unfortunately. We consider the breakfast to be a little bare bones, but there are nice places nearby for breakfast, so no problem.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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New Richmond, WI
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

March 2013, 2 nights, clean room, comfy bed, quiet, nice lobby. Direct (and I mean direct) access to snowmobile trial - right across the street. Easy parking (snowmobile trailer). Cable but old school tube TV. Be prepared to turn the heat to nearly off as it puts out huge amounts of BTU's (a good thing I guess but I like it cool at night). A nice "north woods" experiance. "Downtown" and resturaunts very close. JK

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Kewanee, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2013

Very clean, wonderful owners who are available to help in anyway. Good breakfast, above average rooms, good parking, and so close to gas, dining, shopping. As a guest I felt welcome and treated so well. A wonderful place to stay!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Sun Prairie
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2012

This place was fantastic. Very clean - I don't think I'd ever been to a hotel that was this clean that wasn't new. And, they vacuum every day - another big surprise. The refrigerator in the room was a wonderful thing to have. We didn't eat the complementary breakfast because we were looking for more than is offered here, but if you want just cereal and a small pastry this would be fine. The location is great - close to downtown and convenient to the gas station. Lots of eating choices within a few miles too - or you can just walk downtown. Not many shops in town if you're looking for shopping but the ones there are nice. We liked it that a paved bike trail is just across the street and there is a bike rack on the property which is also very nice. The only con we found with this stay was the bed was pretty uncomfortable - very lumpy, firm mattress and pretty firm, flat pillows. The room temperature was comfortable and when we ran the heat just to get the chill out of the room each morning, the heater ran very quiet. We'd definitely stay again if we are in Boulder Junction. The price was right and the owners friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: We'd recommend a room in the back - it was very quiet.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2012

The rooms are basic but very clean. Try to get a room in the back so you have a better view of the deer. The kids loved that! The location is great. It is walking distance to many things in town, such as trails, shops, restaurants and ice cream. Although, we found many shops and restaurants have limited hours, especially on Mondays. The owners were very friendly and accomodating. They gave us some good tips on places to visit. You could tell the owners not only cared about their place but they cared about the reputation of the whole community.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2011

I stayed here with my family for a few days last week. The motel is quite basic, but acceptable. I would probably have given a 4 star rating if the air conditioner had worked properly.

Pros:
*Room was very clean. The bathroom and room carpeting were exceptionally clean.
*Location was very convenient, although I was surprised at how lifeless the town was. I expected it to be more touristy and have more going on. There were very few shops, and the ones there were seemed to have very limited hours.
*Room was very quiet. I didn't hear any noise at all while trying to sleep. Rooms in the back are slightly more expensive, but seem much quieter. Front rooms may have more noise from the road and parking lot.
*Whirlpool was nice.
*Nice to have a good size refrigerator in room.
*Good water pressure in shower.

Cons:
*The weather was exceptionally hot during our visit, yet the air conditioner did not work acceptably. On our first night, We couldn't get it to work at all, and we had a hard time sleeping. The next night, it turned on, but then turned off and wouldn't go back on. We woke up feeling very hot again during the night.
*Bath towels are extremely small.
*Beds were not very comfortable.

Advice:
*Reserve a room in the back.
*Ask the staff when the best time to see deer in the back is. If you go by chance, you may not get to see any. There is a very limited time window in the evening of when they show up.
*Bring your own bath towels if you have room in your luggage.
*If you don't want the cereal and doughnut breakfast provided, yet don't want a big eggs benedict or 3-egg omelet type breakfast, go to the bakery shop next door, They have great breakfast sandwiches that are very tasty, but not excessively heavy.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2011

This hotel was clean with a very friendly staff. Access to little downtown Boulder Junction was great - shops, wine bar, awesome greenhouse, The Granary restaurant, and a paved bike trail that is definitely worth checking out.

Downsides - The parking lot is gravel and dusty. Continental breakfast could be upgraded just a little bit to include better coffee fixin's and real oJ.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Boulder Bear Motor Lodge
Address: 5437 Highway M, Boulder Junction, WI 54512
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Boulder Junction
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Boulder Junction
Number of rooms: 20

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