The Retreat at Artesian Lakes
(formerly Chain - O - Lakes Resort & Conference Center) is a uniquely designed, nature-focused facility with authentic log cabins (26 lakefront 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 Herb 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 call (832) 397-4008 for reservations or information.


45 Years of Service


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Featured Accommodations, Trinity - 5 BR, 3 1/2 Bath

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Lovers' packages

Lovers' Packages are perfect for proposals, honeymoons, anniversaries, or simply to get away and celebrate each other’s existence!






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