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Diamond John's Riverside Retreat

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Searcy, Arkansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The website & Facebook page is very misleading! Mold, overloaded powerstrip in cabins & teepees was very dangerous. Parts of the ceiling in cabin was hanging down with spiderwebs everywhere. No playground for kids like site said. Hottub was not working with mold in it. They were pumping sewage from bathroom facilities which had the smell in air making it... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Bathroom facilities were shameful. I felt sorry for my children while we stayed here. The lodging inside the tipis was dirty and smelled. The stool that i stayed up all night sitting on (because the dirtiness made my skin crawl - couldn't sleep a wink) ... that stool was broken, I had to sit really still, only three of the... More 

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Ada, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The teepees are unsafe. There was a powerstrip hanging from the side with multiple items plugged in such as microwave, TV, refrigerator, fan, airconditioner and a lamp. The day we were there it rained and our floor was flooded with approx 2 incehes of water under the bed and was dripping down the side close to the power strip. The... More 

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2 Thank mzangie2016
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

The place itself is amazing, staying by the riverside, you have available wood to make your own fire, bathroom was clean, location is awesome to go hunting for Diamonds and the staff was super friendly. At night you can have a beautiful view of the clear and full of starts sky as well as a lot of fireflies.

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Alexandria, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Pros: Cabin with amenities, full-body shower, flat-screen TV with dish service, free wi-fi, native American decor adds to ambience, coffee maker, micro wave, mini-fridge, fire pit with fire wood provided, hot tub, riverside location with use of canoe, fishing location with some equipment provided, free tools for diamond mine, pet-friendly so that my dog enjoyed the stay, price was reasonable,... More 

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Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here with our kids and really enjoyed it. It's a very unique experience and different from a typical campground. We loved all the animals and the fact that the owners are extremely dog friendly!! We could bring our dog and not have to keep her on a leash at all times so she enjoyed the stay as much... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Let me start by saying, I have never written a review regarding a stay at any hotel, campground, motel, etc., but my experience here at the Diamond John's Riverside Retreat begged for a review. My family and another family stayed in the Grand Master teepee. Based on the description, it sounded like it would be right up our alley. We... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Our family travelled to Murfreeboro for spring break this March 2016. Our group (9 total- 2 families w children) found this place off the goglamping.net website. The photos on that site (and on TA) are completely misleading. What we expected was NOT what you got. BE WARNED... you stay her at your own risk... Health and limbs. We booked our... More 

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

As others have stated, this place has the potential to be amazing, if only the owners would take the time to better care for their investment. We stayed in the large TP, which is overridden with mold, wires lying on the ground, rain pools inside on the floor, and is just plain dirty and nasty! We pushed the beds to... More 

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5 Thank bradysarah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I stayed in the treehouse, It was fun and alot to do for outdoorsy type of people. OWNERS go out of their way to make you happy. Must use nice grills or run into town to grab a bite about 5 miles away. I had the best time taking my dog Chloe on her Big Adventure. A must for families... More 

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Diamond John's Riverside Retreat

Address: 81 Roy Rd, Murfreesboro, AR 71958-8700
Location: United States > Arkansas > Murfreesboro
Price Range: $109 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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