Log Cabin Rentals

Log cabins and log homes to fit any size family.

Hilltop Restaurant and Herb Garden

Enjoy a unique, lakeside dining experience.

Thanksgiving Buffet

Join us for our legendary Thanksgiving Buffet!

Family Vacation!

Nature focused activities...
To bring the family together.

Relax Lakeside...

Authentic Log cabin rentals on the lake.


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 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.

Log Cabin Rentals

Authentic Log Cabins, Log Suites
& Private Log Homes

dining room

Hilltop Restaurant & Herb Garden

Dining in a lakeside setting

Sassafras Meeting Room

Conference Center

Group & Corporate Retreats
Meeting Rooms
Challenge Course

"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 horseback riding, 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