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The Retreat at Artesian Lakes

235 Chain-O-Lakes Resort, Cleveland, TX 77327 (Formerly Chain-O-Lakes)
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Ranked #5 of 7 hotels in Cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I love that the one room cabins are on the water with their own balcony with a porch swing. They had a gas fireplace and nice bathroom and kitchenette. We didn't stay during a weekend but some rooms come with a carriage ride and breakfast on Saturday mornings. We stayed at the Thomas J. Rusk cabin. It was on the... More

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Webster, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We used to go to this property when we were kids back when it was a campground. We had such fond memories that I was a little afraid of returning. Now we have wonderful memories as adults. Our cabin, the Cynthia Ann Parker, was a perfect retreat for us. Having just been diagnosed with breast cancer, I was looking for... More

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Fresno, Texas
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Cabin was beautiful with all the amenities of home;mocrowave,coffee pot,Internet,Flat screen t.v.'s;sitting on the deck and porch can watch the raccoons,turtles and alligators;I rate it Excellent and Thumbs Up! Will be back next year 2014

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Houston
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9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I have stayed here often and conducted corporate retreats here as well. The property is beautiful. Each cabin is furnished with antiques and looks over a crystal clear artisan lake. Truly a special place and the staff go out of their way to be of service.

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Spring, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

It has been a few years since I stayed. I have been going since it was Chain O'lakes. First, this IS camping in a cabin!! This is not a place you go to surf the net, or watch t.v! You are going to be outside and enjoy the environment! I have stayed in several different cabins over the years and... More

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Kingwood, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

What a great place!!!! Loved my porch and the alligator that came to visit every day - didn't want to leave and will be back again!!!!! Tinkerbell the horse and the beautiful carriage picked us up for breakfast on Saturday - the swimming hole and pool were awesome - the trails were beautiful - I will be back in the... More

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La Porte, Texas
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

My family and I stayed for 3 nights during the week and had a great time. My husband researched thoroughly so we knew to take food for dinner (drinks, sandwiches stuff and snacks) because the restaurant is not open in the evenings on weekdays. There are many places to eat in Cleveland which is a short 20 min drive. The... More

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We attended a family reunion at Artesian Lakes. Spending time with the extended family was great, the resort was not. As some of the other reviewers have pointed out, this is very expensive camping. You will need to bring your own food, breakfast is included on Saturday morning but not on Sundays. There is a dinner restaurant, but it is... More

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Alvin, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The scenery is beautiful and there is such potential for an amazing place but because of the service it falls short. On our arrival the trash had not been cleaned out of the cabin so there was a stench around the garbage can. We took out the trash and were told that housekeeping would replace the bag. That did not... More

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Houston, Texas
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44 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We were looking for a place to spend a weekend for our 29th anniversary and had seen Artesian lakes advertised on FB. It is in the small town of Cleveland, tx, about an hour north of our home. We looked over their website and reviews on tripadvisor and decided to try it. What sparked our interest actually were the such... More

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Also Known As:
The Retreat At Artesian Lakes Hotel Cleveland
The Retreat At Artesian Lakes Hotel
Retreat At Artesian Lakes Cleveland
Chain o Lakes Cleveland
The Retreat At Artesian Lakes Texas/Cleveland
Address: 235 Chain-O-Lakes Resort, Cleveland, TX 77327 (Formerly Chain-O-Lakes)
Location: United States > Texas > Cleveland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 hotels in Cleveland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 
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