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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.
Hilltop Restaurant, a famous East Texas landmark founded by renowned herbalist and cook, Madalene Hill, has been part of The Retreat at Artesian Lakes for over 24 years. Now operated by Scott and Jolee Neal, the restaurant offers casual resort fare for dinner (5:00 to 9:00 p.m.) on Fridays, and for lunch and dinner (11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) on Saturdays, and custom catering menus for special events and retreats.
Please note that all guests must stop and register at the Hospitality House front desk upon arrival. Contactless check-in, which was offered during the C19 pandemic, is no longer available. All guests need to review and sign our recently updated registration and policies packet before proceeding to their accommodation. Thank you!
Boat Policy: The central amenity of Artesian Lakes is the pristine nature of our lakes. We cannot let this water quality be at risk of invasion by two aggressive aquatic species that have now infested at least 24 Texas lakes, including nearby Lake Livingston. Therefore, as of November 1, 2021, guests may not bring their personal watercraft. No exceptions. We have purchased additional canoes and kayaks, which are now available for rental thru the front desk, to ensure our guests can continue to enjoy our lakes. Thank you for your cooperation in preserving this natural resource for future generations! Read more here.
Large log cabin featuring spacious living & dining room with gas fireplace, two downstairs bedrooms with queen beds, a loft with two queen beds and two full bathrooms. The kitchen has a full-size refrigerator, stove, sink, microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster and dishes, silverware and glasses for eight guests; cookware is not included.
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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