This highly improved waterfront resort and guest retreat is located at the headwaters to the Chain O’ Lakes, in Liberty County, Texas. These 126± acres are situated at the edge of the Big Thicket National Preserve just outside Cleveland, and about an hour north of Houston. Accessed directly off Chain O’ Lakes Drive, the Retreat at Artesian Lakes offers luxurious accommodations, incredible water features, and endless recreation. This is the perfect property for your corporate retreat, event venue, and countless other activities. The phenomenal property boasts 26 private cabins on the lake, each uniquely named after someone in Texas history. A covered walkway leads straight to the retreat’s hilltop restaurant that stretches out over the lake, and is complete with a spacious kitchen, conference room, and a deck with an outdoor eating area. There is also a hospitality center that has a large floor to ceiling stone fireplace, store, various meeting rooms, a conference center, multiple offices, a challenge course for leadership training, and an overlook loft area. The artesian lakes on the resort are the actual headwaters of this entire body of water with free-flowing artesian wells and numerous springs that flow into the lakes at a steady rate all day long. This well-watered ranch has no rivers or tributaries feeding into it, keeping the waters crystal clean with a constant influx of fresh water. Recreation on the resort includes a canoe lake, which has an abundance of calm water for safe kayaking, paddle boarding, and other water sports. There is also an artesian-fed swim lake that features two water slides and a small dock that extends out over the water with a bench for taking in the scenery. Directly behind the swim lake, there is an incredible resort-style saltwater pool complete with a hot tub, bath house, observation deck, gazebo, picnic tables, fire ring, and a sand terrace offering endless fun, relaxation and entertainment opportunities. In addition, there is a basketball court, frisbee golf course, and miles of improved trails that wind through the trees to showcase the exquisitely beautiful scenery the property has to offer. The resort is also home to a wide variety of wildlife including alligators, various seasonal waterfowl, owls, deer, rabbits, armadillos, possum, squirrels, and raccoons. In addition, there are three ancient Alligator Turtles: Michelangelo, Donatello and Rafael, which were featured on an episode of Animal Planet. The Retreat at Artesian Lakes is an extraordinary property in a surprisingly convenient location, a rare jewel for the sophisticated buyer. This one-of-a-kind paradise offers both large scale entertainment possibilities and quiet retreat areas, making it perfect as an event venue for corporate retreats and private getaways alike. Shown by appointment only with Texas Ranch Sales, LLC. Buyers brokers must be identified on first contact and must accompany buying prospect on first showing to be allowed full fee participation. If this condition is not met, fee participation will be at the sole discretion of Texas Ranch Sales, LLC.