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81 Roy Rd, Murfreesboro, AR 71958-8700
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#6 of 7 Specialty lodging in Murfreesboro
Camping and other lodging next to Diamonds State Park. Lodging options include B&B in a log home, cabins, tipis. Activities include fishing, paddleboats, kayaks, petting zoo, water slide, picnicking, and horseshoes.
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Free parking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Barry F wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
No refunds! From the owner when we discovered a very dirty greasy stained bedding with filth everywhere. Do not waste your time or money! The pictures on the web site are at least 20 years old. The cabin is a yard shed with a bed. Never cleaned. The wood porch is rotten and falling apart.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Kimberly D wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
this place is so worn down the tepees were completly tore up, are cabin haf been sprayed for flys not long before we got there as soon as i walked inside it cought my breath and i had to step back out to ever breath when i ask the the Lady what they sprayed she lied for a good while saying not til i walked back in and seen the dead flys laying all over the floor then she finally told me they had spayed for flys we had to set out side amongest the live flys sweaming everywere inorder for the cabin to air out before we could go in for about 45 mins the river was verylow and full of debree. there were no animals as they had said for the kids to enjoy, after we finally got setted in and started cooking the air conditioner quite here it is 102degrees and i have all my kids there wife and 3 small grandbabys. the owner could not get it fixed said we would just have to prop the bathroom door open to get air i ask him if i could get a discount he ask me what i thought it should be when i started explaining to him all the things that was wrong with the place and about the flys and the run down bad of the place i told him i i think it would be resenible to get half my money back he dint even now his wife had charged me $185 for 1 night he after a long talk he finally agreed to give me half my money back but said just think you got paid to sweep up the dead flys. this place is run down bad it is notting as the site shows worse experance ever Kim D.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: dont go here
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Laura W wrote a review Oct 2020
33 contributions5 helpful votes
What a place! We were the 3rd couple to leave early in a day! In it's time, this would be paradise but it is in terrible shape, hot tubs were a disgusting mess and no water. We had hoped to spend some time kayaking and fishing, uh, no way! The inside of our cabin and dirty and in much need of repair. The teepees were moldy to say the least! A huge disappointment!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Mdh wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution3 helpful votes
Not as advertised.Cabin dirty and outdated.location was very close to the state park.Owner lacks customer service skills,very rude and sarcastic.Wife and 2 dogs were nice though.Would def research other motels in town would be my advice.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
3 Helpful votes
kateflknr wrote a review Oct 2019
Greenville, Texas35 contributions18 helpful votes
DON'T BOOK THIS PLACE!!! IT IS NOT WHAT IT SEEMS!!! My husband and I booked a tipi at Diamond John's to visit the diamond mine. It sounded quaint. It wasn't. We both know what roughing it is, and this is worse. I would rather sleep in a tent on a cot. They were flooded when it rained so much in the spring. I don't know what it looked like before then, but it is not like the pictures now. There are no signs to show you have arrived. You have to go to the lodge and wait for them to come out. The cabins looked ok - we didn't go in. The tipis were dirty on the outside, and the canvas was pulling up from the base. He brought us to our tipi, which had no deck and stairs because they were washed away. I tripped over a power cord while trying to get to the front of the tipi on the platform that was rickity. The door has 2x4s to make it stiff - he warned us not to hit ourselves with the wood! The outside of our tipi was nasty. The inside looked clean - maybe - but the lighting was so poor that you couldn't tell. The bed looked questionable at best. We told him we would be back after we found a place to eat. We didn't return - we booked a hotel in town. I did not expect fancy - I expected clean and safe. This was neither. His no refund policy means that we lost $95, but we didn't care at that point. This is the first time I have ever left a prepaid lodging without staying one night. Thank goodness we didn't pay for two!!!
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Date of stay: September 2019
4 Helpful votes
$110 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Diamond John's Riverside Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Diamond John's Riverside Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Crater of Diamonds State Park (0.7 miles), Dino Dig (3.5 miles), and Hawkins General Store (3.0 miles).
Which room amenities are available at Diamond John's Riverside Retreat?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Diamond John's Riverside Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Diamond John's Riverside Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Telinga's Mexican Restaurant, Southern Dine, and Feed Bin Cafe'.
Are pets allowed at Diamond John's Riverside Retreat?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.