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The Retreat at Artesian Lakes

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

We have spent all of our last 20+ years Easter week ends at this place and we looked forward to going each and every time. That ended with this Easter week end. The place is tired, the cabins and the maintenance are greatly neglected and the folks that handle the phones have no clue and the folks at the front...

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2Thank Robert S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I spent a weekend at a board meeting retreat. The cabin was very nice and clean. The grounds are beautiful and very relaxing. My coffee pot was broken and a new one was delivered right away. I would ho back without hesitation.

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We stayed at a cabin several years ago and our experience all the way around was great but this time, I felt for as much as we paid to stay at the Big Easy that it should be better maintained. The cabin was gorgeous but not well taken care of. Kitchen faucet was loose and hard to get cold water....

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5Thank Seahorseintx98
League City, Texas
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The resort is a great place to relax and enjoy nature. There are lots of outdoor activities, such as, canoeing, biking, walking, and swimming. The grotto hot tub is a pleasant relaxing treat. Dinner at the restaurant is delicious. The carriage ride to breakfast is charming. The cabin bath, bed and kitchen are clean. The air exchange and ceiling fan...

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Thank betsy e
League City
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I can't say enough good things about this retreat located about an hour north of Houston. We just got back from spending the weekend and had so much fun! We had an all inclusive package which included a two bedroom suite cabin (with whirlpool tub), dinner Friday night, horse drawn carriage ride to breakfast, breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner Saturday night...

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3Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We spent a Friday-Sunday at the Sam Houston Cabin. The accommodations are great. The Reception center is very nice. We got there late in the night and Security provided our registration. They were very polite and helpful. The cabin was well situated with very nice scenery and allowed for easy access to all the facilities. Well equipped with basic accommodations...

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Thank Obakeiro
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I am giving this resort a 3 star rating....1 star if you have small kids and 5 for adults. The positive: awesome resort which is a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of life. Lake is nice, premises are well maintained and the house we stayed in was amazing. 1 star if you have small kids: the alligators. As...

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5Thank AEJ-MWS
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Let me start with the positive, the outdoor activities such as pool and swimming lake were very nice. The kids also enjoyed renting the canoes and exploring the grounds. OK now the indoors was the total opposite. The William B Travis was nothing short of disgusting all the way around. The cabin was filthy! Hair was found in two of...

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artesianlakes, Owner at The Retreat at Artesian Lakes, responded to this review

We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced during your recent visit; your feedback is extremely valuable and we've taken immediate action. We are glad our Guest Services’ staff was proactive in issuing a discount and hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you better in the future. Please contact me directly at webmarket@artesianlakes.com if you would like to...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 11 September 2016

I recommend calling for reservations. Small town Texas usually has a limited choice of eating out and rarely anything noteworthy. This restaurant is a hidden gem tucked in a beautiful secluded private property. The food is fresh with only a few options offered each day which are chef prepared. The on site herb garden ensures fresh ingredients and fresh flowerpot...

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Beaumont, Texas
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

The Retreat at Artesian Lakes was just the place needed to get away from the city life for the weekend. Although the rain was hit and miss, we really enjoyed our cabin and the numerous activities available to participate in. Personally I would recommend choosing the canoe/boat rental over horseback riding because you can enjoy on your own schedule and...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Retreat at Artesian Lakes (formerly Chain - O - Lakes Resort & Conference Center) is a uniquely designed, nature-focused facility ideal for family vacations, romantic getaways, weddings, group retreats and business conferences.Located on the edge of the Texas Big Thicket National Preserve, about one hour north of Houston, The Retreat at Artesian Lakes offers overnight accommodations in authentic log cabins, log suites, and private log homes. The Retreat at Artesian Lakes is also home to Hilltop Restaurant, a famous East Texas landmark founded by renowned herbalist and cook, Madalene Hill. Hilltop's exquisite cuisine is based on the herbs grown in the adjacent garden. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Retreat at Artesian Lakes

Address: 235 Chain O Lakes Resort, Cleveland, TX 77327-8698 (Formerly Chain-O-Lakes)
Region: United States > Texas > Cleveland
Price Range: £131 - £462 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 46
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Also Known As:
The Retreat At Artesian Lakes Hotel Cleveland
Retreat At Artesian Lakes Cleveland
Chain o Lakes Cleveland
The Retreat At Artesian Lakes Cleveland, Texas
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