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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. For more information about Timothy Hill, visit 

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. 

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.