Hilltop Restaurant and Herb Garden
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Swimming, Fishing, Canoeing, Hiking, Disc Golf
Plan your romantic getaway!
Log cabins nestled in nature set the tone for your relaxing weekend away!
The Retreat at Artesian Lakes (formerly Chain – O – Lakes Resort & Conference Center) is a uniquely designed, nature-focused facility with authentic log cabins and log suites, ideal for weekend getaways, family vacations, romantic getaways, garden weddings, group retreats, corporate 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 and Garden, 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.
Please note: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the restaurant is not open to the general public. For guests staying in the resort, please contact our front desk at (832) 397-4008 for the most current information on available offerings. We also encourage you to follow us on social media for the latest information.
The health of our staff and guests is our first priority. Thank you for your understanding and support, we look forward to serving all of you in the future!
Large log cabin have living/dining areas featuring fireplace, sofa, coffee table, side chair and dining table with 8 chairs. The kitchen area has a full-size refrigerator, stove, sink, microwave, coffee maker and toaster plus dishes, silverware and glasses for eight guests; cookware is not included.
The cabin has two identical bedrooms with queen bed, nightstand, closet, and vanity with sink and mirror and one full bathroom downstairs. The loft features two queen beds.
In keeping with our nature-focused environment, the cabins don’t have television sets.
San Jacinto is not located directly on the water.
Everything was great. Wonderful food, friendly service. I will for sure make more reservations.Matthew
The home was perfect for our family. The children loved the fishing and alligators. I love what you did with the swimming pool and fish pond.Kelly
Quiet and peaceful visit. It was nice to get away from everyday life and be close to home.Linda
The community is beautiful......far enough from the big city but close enough for a weekend getaway. It's our choice....quiet and relaxing.JaneStayed in The Lake House
Our cabin was fantastic, it was tucked away and private. Loved being able to fish off the deck whenever we wanted, canoeing was awesome we had never done that before and my kids loved seeing the gators, snapping alligator turtles, and our nightly visits from the raccoons lol.Alysha