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Diamond John's Riverside Retreat

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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've read some people knock this place and I'm thinking if they had read the owner's description, they would have been a bit better prepared for the somewhat primitive accommodations. The cabin was clean, the very basics are provided (a couple of towels- but I'm sure they would have provided more if I asked, I just usually bring my own)....

Thank smendoza09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first vacation together in nine years as a couple. We drove all the way from Ohio, stayed in a Tepee for two nights and a cabin for the next two nights and added one more night we liked it so much. The Tepee was so comfortable, roomy and had the most comfortable bed ever and was just beautiful at...

2Thank Amanda W
Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin
Reviewed April 3, 2017

The pictures on the website are probably from when the cabins were first build. The grass was not mowed. The cabin was clean, but many things are broken. The hot tubs are in shambles, and do not even work! This is why I wanted to stay.. Unfortunately this was not a case. I'm happy I only stayed one night. If...

Thank Mark H
Taylor, Texas
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

This place was not what I expected. The website is very deceiving and outdated. There was wood piles everywhere broken down shacks, just looked trashy. The TP did not have the cover on the top and it had been misting that day. We asked her what do we do if it starts raining hard the beds were right underneath the...

Thank mammatoole
Manvel, Texas
Reviewed February 18, 2017

I'm giving this location a "Poor" rating even though my 10 year old son loved it - mom and dad, not at all. We stayed in one of the tipis, that smelled VERY moldy; and the weather got very cold that night and the heater smelled so bad we did without it. I stepped on a wasp and got stung...

Thank MerCat58
Mena, Arkansas
Reviewed November 6, 2016

The pictures on their website are vary outdated. TPs are made from a heavy plastic truckers tarp & panted. With the tops wrapped with blue plastic tarp. Electrical plugs are overloaded. They smell of mold & heavy wood smoke. Our tp was wasp & hornet infested. The owners were congenial and allowed us to stay in the "tree house". Which...

1Thank FarmerK711
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Friendly couple managers when we arrived they had a fire going outside and turned the heater on shower was different kinda mixed emotions on that but super soft water shower also could use some work but everything else was amazing owners even gave us nicknames and took time out of there day to give us a lesson on diamond hunting.

Thank Ariel C
Searcy, Arkansas
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...

3Thank jefferys392016
Mankato, Minnesota
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...

4Thank Anonymous A
Ada, Oklahoma
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...

3Thank mzangie2016
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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 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Diamond John's Riverside Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Tepee that opens out unto large open field has best view for stars, two large comfortable beds! TV, refrigerator, AC and heater”
P7442XSamandaw, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Only good thing were the kayaks.”
E2079LYmarkh, Apr 3, 2017 | Read review
“It is like camping out”
joehI877LM, Nov 17, 2015 | Read review
“*DO NOT STAY HERE* It is awful, Nasty, Dilapidated, Rundown, Mold Everywhere!!”
Nanczown, Aug 4, 2015 | Read review
“Note that the big cabin is near the 'aviary' and the peacocks are noisy at night”
470ryand, Jun 7, 2015 | Read review
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