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Diamond John's Riverside Retreat

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
Reviewed 16 May 2012

We have traveled the world and this past week we decided to once again take a vacation in our home state. We wanted to take our 5 year old son digging for diamonds and chose to stay at Diamond Jim's-----what a gem! We stayed in a tee-pee right on the river and each night a pony would visit with us...

Thank Rinconsmom
Florence, Missouri, United States
Reviewed 13 May 2012

I have stayed at Diamond John's twice now. Both times where a blast. The teepees are a fun experience. I would recommend the teepee for a family with children...they will never forget it. I liked the experience even though my kids are grown and I went with friends. The animals are great. I have never seen a peacock that will...

Thank Karrie K
Walnut Ridge, Arkansas
Reviewed 30 March 2012

Terrible doesn't begin to describe it! The teepee's smelled like moldy cat urine that someone had tried to cover up with a cheap spray. Our beds where soaking wet because the teepee had holes in it at the top and bottom. The kayak and conoe that I had promised my son I would teach him how to do was no...

9Thank melissagarvin
Oklahoma City
Reviewed 16 December 2011

SERIOUS FUN! 3 Adults and 4 kids ages 4-11, stayed in the BIG Teepee for 2 nights, over Thanksgiving weekend and had a blast. This is the type of get-a-way that your children will always remember. My kids loved all the animals, canoeing and the night time gem hunt. Diamond John is a genuinely nice man who will give you...

1Thank jmcfarland76
Surfside Beach, Texas
Reviewed 4 December 2011

My family and I stayed here on Thanksgiving and the day after. We had a wonderful time from the start. The owners took the time to give us a tour and show us everything that is included in our stay. We rented the tree house and loved it. We had plenty of privacy and room. My kids loved the canoe,...

Thank Michael1440
Rogers, Arkansas
Reviewed 23 October 2011

Pampered camping at it's best! We stayed in a wonderful cabin, next we want to stay in a teepee, then the tree-house cabin - maybe even the bed & breakfast :) We had such a great time, enjoyed the grounds, the cabin, kayaking, canoeing, the animals, and the couple who own this place are so warm, friendly, and really nice...

Thank Becky C
Austin, TX
Reviewed 15 October 2011

Let me start by saying that the grounds/location are nice, it's a pretty spot. But it's too bad that the accomodations are less than nice. Cabins and tents were moldy, cabins were basically storage sheds with room air conditioners, bathrooms were disgusting. Everyone who comments that this is camping, well, the rates are not camping rates. The rates are those...

5Thank SmithsAustin_TX
Camden, Arkansas
Reviewed 2 October 2011

I live only an hour away and was looking for something to do for our anniversary. After reading some of the reviews I was afraid to try this place. We went for a drive and went by the place and as soon as we arrived I knew the bad reviews were in error. The grounds are wonderful and well kept....

Thank TMadlock
Saint Peters, Missouri, United States
Reviewed 27 September 2011

We just returned yesterday from Diamond's John's & was sad to have to leave. The cabin we stayed in was fantastic & clean. The towels, bedding & all were clean despite what a few reviews stated. We had TV, microwave, small frig, coffee maker, AC & heat. The animals- goats, peacocks, ponies, geese, ducks, roosters, cats & dogs was like...

Thank GailH53
Branson, Missouri
Reviewed 13 September 2011

Nine women stayed two nights in the large teepee and had a BLAST! This was by far the best bachelorette party ever. We spent time looking for diamonds, relaxing on the river, hiking and laughing all night long. If you are a pretentious girl that loves to be pampered this is not the place for you. However, if you are...

1Thank Brenda H

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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 

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Address: 81 Roy Rd, Murfreesboro, AR 71958-8700
Region: United States > Arkansas > Murfreesboro
Price Range: $146 - $295 (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, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Only good thing were the kayaks.”
E2079LYmarkh, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“It is like camping out”
joehI877LM, 17 Nov 2015 | Read review
“*DO NOT STAY HERE* It is awful, Nasty, Dilapidated, Rundown, Mold Everywhere!!”
Nanczown, 4 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Note that the big cabin is near the 'aviary' and the peacocks are noisy at night”
470ryand, 7 Jun 2015 | Read review
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