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Glen Ellyn, IL
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Joe & Mary Hovel, owners & builders of Big Bear Hideaway, have truly created one of the most unique lodging experiences in the Northwoods. We stayed in the Grizzly cabin and could not believe the attention to detail and the overall coziness of the place. Everything was ultra-clean as well. We also loved that we were able to bring our...

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1Thank glenellynguy
La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewed 21 August 2013

We just back from our second trip to Big Bear Hideaway. We love it! There's plenty to keep the kids busy and yet the adults can relax. The owners are awesome! They have created a fun but calming environment for all ages. We love watching the deer and being so close to downtown. Can't wait to go again.

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2Thank Jaimy13
Evanston, Illinois
Reviewed 24 July 2013

Big Bear Hideaway is so extraordinary that I'm writing this while still enjoying the Polar Bear Palace! This amazing lodging is a true (wood) work of art. Everywhere you turn is something magnificent in wood, a whimsical face peeking out of a tree branch, a carved black bear shooting a layup...it is really quite impossible to describe this incredible experience...you'll...

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1Thank nbkatz1218
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 21 February 2013

Great Great place to stay...from the architecture, to the grounds and especially the hospitality and service provided are second to none. Easy access to snowmobile trails and good places to eat and drink in town.

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Orland Park, Illinois
Reviewed 11 February 2013

This is our third stay over the past 18 months at the Big Bear Hideaway. Let's just say, we are addicted to the place! Every stay here has been a real pleasure. Owners, Joe & Mary, are wonderful and so accomodating. They bend over backwards to make each guest feel at home. Each cottage has been lovingly and meticulously hand-crafted...

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1Thank Eileen B
Reviewed 8 November 2012

My wife & I have stayed here at least 7 times in 3 years in several different cabins and each time we have been overwhelmed by the beauty of the cabins and the grounds. Each visit we find peace & serenity. The pavilion is a wonderful touch to compliment the buildings. We highly recommend this nice getaway. The owners are...

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1Thank Gman8201
Cable, Wisconsin
Reviewed 26 September 2012

We have just returned from a lovely getaway at Big Bear Hideaway. We have stayed at Big Bear at least 10 times and truly enjoy the unique experience it provides. Each cabin is one of a kind . We have been lucky enough to stay in all of the cabins over the last few years and each provides its own...

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1Thank Holly L
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 21 September 2012

The Big Bear Hideaway is a must-stay for anyone vacationing in the Boulder Junction area! We had a fantastic family getaway with our three kids. The wood carvings on the property are one-of-a-kind and the log cabins are truly special works of art. Each of the cabins offer spacious living rooms and comfortable bedrooms. We stayed at the Kodiak Kastle...

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Thank AsheFamily
Neenah, Wisconsin
Reviewed 19 September 2012

The Big Bear Hideaway was one of the best decisions my wife and I made for our wedding! We had our wedding in the north woods and rented the whole complex for our reception in July 2012. We had our families stay in all of the cabins and everyone loved it, especially the character of each different cabin! The workmanship...

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4Thank Jacob C
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Reviewed 30 August 2012

We just had our family reunion there and can't say enough about what a wonderful place it is! I think it's safe to say there is nothing else quite like it -- architecturally stunning and comfy down home feeling at the same time. It worked out so well to have all the kitchen necessities provided and a large open living...

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Address: 10482 West Main Street, Boulder Junction, WI 54512
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Boulder Junction
Number of rooms: 5
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“Each lodge is unique; check with Bobbi & Troy for your best selection.”
 of 5 bubbles 511nancyk, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Each cabin is unique. Read the description or email the owner and find the one suited to your needs”
 of 5 bubbles I4516LXkellys, 21 Aug 2015 | Read review
“"Check out the website to find specifics on cabin size and number of beds"”
 of 5 bubbles lisan392, 9 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Johnny Depp and his crew rented out the resort when they filmed Public Enemies. Ask to stay in the cabin that J.D. stayed in.”
 of 5 bubbles sallyw638, 3 Jul 2015 | Read review
“If you are just a couple the smallest lodge was just the right size/”
 of 5 bubbles Paula1950, 20 Aug 2014 | Read review
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