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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 22 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 14 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 12 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
Reviewed 23 August 2011

Not knowing what all the town had to offer, we decided it would be fun to stay in teepees for the weekend.. and we were all (4 of us, all adults) pleasantly surprised! We went out during the day with Diamond Johns equipment and dug for diamonds.. then we came back in the afternoon and went out in the boats...

Thank iamscotts
Belleville, Illinois
Reviewed 14 August 2011

we had a great time! we went to relax and that is what we did. very family friendly. daughter loved the animals and the hot tubes. the gem hunts were the high light of the night! would go back!!! thanks to john for having such a wonderful attitude and place!

Thank dianelynn1
New Braunfels
Reviewed 30 July 2011

My 17 year old son and I traveled with friends to Diamond Johns. The area was so beautiful and restful. The kids loved playing in the river, riding on the kayaks, and playing with all the animals. The owners were very gracious and obviously loved their jobs. Please note, though, that these are "primitive" camp sites. This is NOT a...

Thank Windygirl68
Reviewed 23 July 2011

My wife and I stayed three nights in one of the cabins at Diamond John's. I hunted diamonds at the state park for two intense days in the hot, hot sun. I came home wrecked at the end of each nine-hour day in the brutal sun. Diamond John's was a very welcome relief. The little cabin (and yes, it was...

Thank LuaAustin

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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: $143 - $144 (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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“It is like camping out”
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“*DO NOT STAY HERE* It is awful, Nasty, Dilapidated, Rundown, Mold Everywhere!!”
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