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The Retreat At Center Hill Lake

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 2 December 2016

I drove out here for a little October getaway with my ladyfriend. We were doing a historic haunted canoe trip in the area and decided to make it an overnight. It was a good idea ( I get a lot of those). This is an old (supposedly haunted) military resort that's right on the lake. It looks a little outdated...

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Elizabeth T, Guest Relations Manager at The Retreat At Center Hill Lake, responded to this review

Brian, Thank you so much for your review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I hope on your next visit you are able to take advantage of our hiking trails. We do know that we have some updating to do, but I'm glad that you were able to appreciate the charm here. We look forward to...

Youngstown, Ohio
Reviewed 12 July 2016

I stayed under the previous ownership so I experienced the place prior to new ownership. Since then I returned under the new ownership. Wow, what a difference! There were so many improvements. Friendly staff who is very helpful in planning a stay. I stayed in one of the lodge rooms. I liked that the rooms offer a kitchenette along with...

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Elizabeth T, Guest Relations Manager at The Retreat At Center Hill Lake, responded to this review

Heidi, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We enjoyed having you here and we look forward to hosting your upcoming event! Elizabeth Thompson Guest Services Coordinator

Anniston, Alabama
Reviewed 6 July 2016

After reading the reviews of the old place (Lakeside Resort, VERY bad reviews) and hearing that there was new management, I decided to take the chance and book two families here for our special annual trip for the Smithville Jamboree since it was minutes to the action at the square. Ms. Sandy made sure everything was lined up for our...

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Elizabeth T, Guest Relations Manager at The Retreat At Center Hill Lake, responded to this review

Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a positive review. I personally was not around to meet you due to being out on maternity leave, however my staff informed me of how kind and gracious you and your family were. We have Tums regularly available in our store now thanks to your...

Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Absolutely a great place to relax with your family, read a book or enjoy a day at the lake. The staff was very friendly and helpful to my wife and family who came in earlier than I did. They even offered to help bring up bags from our boat. We rented a suite in the Holly section and felt very...

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Elizabeth T, Guest Relations Manager at The Retreat At Center Hill Lake, responded to this review

Rick, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad that you had a positive experience with us. We look forward to having you back sometime soon! Elizabeth Thompson Guest Services Coordinator

Reviewed 21 June 2016

This place was amazing. Not only is the property beautiful, it was clean and obvious that some love has been poured into it. All of the staff were very friendly and treated us like family. It was a very peaceful getaway for our family. The Lake was just a short, beautiful walk down the hill and we really enjoyed the...

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Formerly known as Lakeside Resort, Timothy Hill took over operations in April 2016. Timothy Hill is a New York based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides residential services to at-risk youth, and Christian retreat centers for churches, families, groups and individuals. The Retreat at Center Hill Lake is situated on 139 acres of US Army Corps Land, ten minutes east of Smithville, Tennessee. Conveniently located just six miles off the I-40, the Retreat boasts sweeping vistas of Center Hill Lake, one of Tennessee’s most beautiful lakes. What to Expect: The Retreat has numerous accommodations spread out across the hill stretching down to the lake. Each accommodation is self-contained and linen is freshly made up prior to your arrival. Each accommodation has a refrigerator and cooking facilities to enable guests to prepare meals in their own room. Some food items are available for purchase in the office, and the nearest grocery store is a short drive away. Catering is available for large groups but must be booked in advance. The Retreat at Center Hill Lake does not provide daily room service, but our friendly staff will be happy to meet any needs you may have. Due to its location, cellular network coverage is limited, but free Wi-Fi is available across parts of the campus, including most cabins, all Lodge Rooms, Conference Rooms and Dining Villa. The Retreat is an alcohol, tobacco and drug free campus. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Retreat At Center Hill Lake

Address: 358 Relax Drive, Smithville, TN 37166-7351 (Formerly Lakeside Resort)
Region: United States > Tennessee > Smithville
Price Range: $113 - $323 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Retreat At Center Hill Lake 2.5*
Number of rooms: 39
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“Get a room on the lake!”
BrianJoynt, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The lodge is great for just two people. Holly suites are great for a family reunion or a retreat.”
hhathaway2016, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room 204 lakeside is about as close as you're going to get, plus no one above you ;)”
  • Morning time view from rooms 202 & 204
Campbells68, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room 216 has the best view!!!!!”
VanessaK16, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
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