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TOP 6 ITEMS ON THE ‘MUST DO’ LIST WHEN NOT STAYING IN A HOTEL IN CANTON TX

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6. When not staying in a hotel in Canton TX visit the beautiful Edgewood Heritage Park historic outdoor museum and the Blackwell House, Canton’s oldest residence.   As described on their website, this outdoor museum encompasses 20 authentically restored and furnished structures representing rural life in East Texas from the 1800′s to the 1920′s.

5 .  If golfing is your thing, you won’t want to miss visiting the championship Twin Lakes Golf Course.  Ranked by Texas Outside as one of the top 10 golf facilities in Texas.  Twin Lakes was designed to challenge serious players while still giving novices a great place to learn to play.  The picturesque course was designed around two beautiful lakes and a 1,000 acre tree farm giving the course a beautiful tranquility.

4.  When not staying in a hotel in Canton TX we recommend visiting theYesterland Farm for a nostalgic step back in time — it’s old-fashioned fun on the farm with a new twist! From Fall festivities to a holiday wonderland of Christmas trees and Santa, it’s all farm-tastic family entertainment.

3.  For a change of pace, visit the Edwin L. Cox, Jr., Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC).  The TFFC website indicates they combine visitation and outdoor education with a production fish hatchery. The Center’s mission is to provide an educational, entertaining visitor experience that promotes freshwater sport fishing and the enhancement, conservation and stewardship of aquatic resources in Texas. 

2. TripAdvisor.com describes Canton’s First Monday Trade Days as the self-professed oldest and largest flea market in the United States including more than 7,000 vendors.  The event draws up to 500,000 people and is held each month on the Thursday through Sunday preceding the first Monday of the month.  If you want to visit First Monday Trade Days be sure to book your hotel in Canton TX far in advance, as accommodations fill fast!  

And FINALLY and most importantly:

1. Don’t stay in a hotel in Canton TX!  Instead, stay in the fabulous resort at Mill Creek Ranch Resort where not only will you have beautiful and relaxing accommodations, you’ll enjoy our fabulous amenities including: concierge service; stocked fishing ponds; paddle boats; live music, full bar and great food every Friday night at “The Creek” in the Grand Lodge; swimming pools; hot tub; beautiful playground; disc golf course; places for bike riding; a dog park; volleyball; basketball; horse shoes; etc.  You get the idea, there’s truly something for everyone at Mill Creek Ranch Resort.

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Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
877-927-3439

 

 

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Benefits of Staying at Mill Creek Ranch Resort’s Texas Vacation Rentals Vs. Hotel Rooms

When it’s time to get away from it all how do you decide where to stay and what to do? There are always those ‘vanilla’ hotel rooms that we tend to lean towards because it’s what we’re used to doing…OR you can spice up your vacation experience by staying in one of many Texas vacation rentals at Mill Creek Ranch Resort.

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What ARE the differences between Texas vacation rentals versus hotel rooms? There are some similarities: both commonly have televisions, coffee pots, comfortable beds, a community pool and a number of ADA units available for the enjoyment of their guests. But the differences are numerous and remarkable!

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Although hotel rooms generally have room for a bed to sleep in and a television to watch, Texas vacation rentals at Mill Creek Ranch Resort are upscale fully furnished cottage units with a fully equipped kitchen where all you need bring is the food! We also have a great living space where you can relax, much better than making that bed your sofa and recliner!texas vacation rentals | Mill Creek Ranch Resort

Hotels are usually surrounded by…more hotels! Texas vacation rentals at Mill Creek Ranch Resort on the other hand are surrounded by the peaceful great outdoors of Texas. Other outdoor amenities offered at Mill Creek Ranch Resort Texas vacation rentals that aren’t usually found at hotels are private covered patios and decks, many times with outdoor grills, to relax and enjoy your evening meal or to just sit and enjoy listening to the serene sounds of nature. Additional common outdoor amenities include fishing in nearby ponds, nature trails, picnic tables, playgrounds, bike rentals and outdoor games including horseshoes, lifesize checkerboard and disc golf.

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If you want to enjoy an extended vacation at a hotel you’ll need to pack your whole wardrobe or plan on spending substantial down time at a local laundromat. At Mill Creek Ranch Resort Texas vacation rentals you won’t have to place your vacation plans on hold in order to get your laundry done. You’ll find a private washer and dryer in your unit so you can start the laundry in the morning on your way out the door to enjoy some fun, and finish the laundry when you come back in the evening.

Mill Creek Ranch Resort Texas vacation rentals provide privacy. There will be no maid knocking on your door first thing in the morning. You won’t hear annoying neighbor noise coming through the walls or from the hallway because you don’t have shared walls in a vacation rental unit. Unlike the cramped quarters of a hotel room you’ll have space to stretch out in your vacation rental unit enjoying a wonderfully modern and beautifully appointed living room, kitchen and bedroom(s). It is truly an upscale home away from home.

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Rental rates of Mill Creek Ranch Resort Texas vacation rentals are comparable or in many cases better than hotel rates. So what are you waiting for? Book your vacation rental today so you can enjoy the peacefulness of that charming cabin in the woods along with luxury resort living!

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Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
877-927-3439

 

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Things to Look For in A Venue When Planning your Dallas Special Events Wedding

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LOCATION

Getting ready to plan your wedding? What should you look for to find the perfect location to host your Dallas special events? If it’s a wedding you’re planning, on your special day, you want something unique, something extraordinary. You can choose to settle for the lackluster mediocrity of the standard hotel or banquet hall wedding and reception or you can search for someplace different, someplace exceptional. The location of your wedding and reception sets the tone for your special day and is the single most important factor in making your wedding and reception uniquely YOU!

At Mill Creek Ranch Resort our goal is to make your dream wedding a reality! Nestled in the East Texas Woodlands, nothing about your wedding will be humdrum or common when the helpful and friendly staff at Mill Creek Ranch Resort help you plan your Dallas special events wedding. The resort is magical, with a stunning collection of wedding reception settings and a plethora of services from which to choose.

Looking for a rustic lodge or country pavilion for your wedding ceremony and reception? Or how about a romantic garden wedding? You’ll find them all at Mill Creek Ranch Resort.

DECORATIONS & DETAILS

Once you’ve determined the location of your wedding ceremony and reception, what decorations will you use? Does the venue provide decorations and if so, will they add to the special feeling that you’re trying to create? If not, can you provide your own? What about other planning details, like photography & videography, cakes, etc? This can be the most tedious, stressful and frustrating part of the venue planning process.

At Mill Creek Ranch Resort besides surrounding yourself in beautiful scenery, we provide superior amenities that will define a truly remarkable wedding day. We know there are many planning details the go into your beautiful day, including photographers, disc jockeys, cakes, horse drawn carriage, catering, hosted or cash bar, groomsmen golf packages, bridesmaids spa packages, etc. We have a variety of vendors with proven success that we feel confident in referring to our brides.

FOOD & BEVERAGES

Many Dallas special events venues have restrictions on the food and beverages served. Before booking your event you’ll want to be sure that your food and beverage desires can be accommodated.

At Mill Creek Ranch Resort we’d love to help you to create the menus and services that exceed your expectations and fit your budget. Our goal is to make sure that your Dallas special events wedding truly is everything you’ve ever dreamed of.

BUDGET

Of course all the dreaming and planning in the world will not come to fruition unless it fits within your budget!

At Mill Creek Ranch Resort we have many affordable wedding package choices. Our wedding packages always include a minimum 4 hours for the wedding ceremony and reception, wedding in the gardens and white garden chairs for the ceremony, our beautiful white lantern centerpieces and choice of Grand Lodge or Pavilion for the reception, and tables, chairs and linens for the reception and more.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Where do you plan to stay on your wedding night? Included in our wedding package we have a beautiful honeymoon cottage for your first night as husband and wife. Do you have out of town guests that will need accommodations? Let us set up a group block to keep your family and friends close on your special day.

Unlike traditional hotel rooms, Mill Creek Ranch Resort offers upscale cottages that have a modern feel with rustic charm. Our beautiful cottages are fully equipped with kitchens, microwaves, living rooms with sofa sleepers, full sized baths, TV and sound systems and a wonderfully comfortable queen sized bed in the bedroom. We also offer executive cottages equipped with upgraded amenities. Enjoy the peacefulness of that charming cabin in the woods, but with the luxury of a 5 star resort! We also have RV sites to accommodate the cross-country traveller in your family. Just let us know what you need, and we will make it happen.

We’d love it if you’d take a look at pictures from some of our previous contented Dallas special event wedding customers, then contact our Social Events Manager today at 877-927-3439 ext: 261 to schedule a tour of our facilities, and be prepared to fall in love! Our goal is to create the perfect Dallas special events wedding, for each and every special couple!

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2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
877-927-3439

 

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Another Great Texas RV Park Recipe!

What goes along with summer fun while vacationing with family at a Texas RV Park? Great food of course!  If you’ve done much camping at Texas RV parks maybe you’re already a pro at dutch oven cooking, or maybe you’ve always wanted to try your hand at it, but have been a bit too intimidated to get started.

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Roger L Beattie of the Backwoods Home Magazine describes dutch ovens: “squatting heavily in dank basements, drafty attics, and dusty, cluttered garages, these three-legged hulks from a bygone era wait impatiently to release their treasures.  Until then, they are pitted by time and tarnished by neglect.  For those who will uncover the mystery, their gaping caverns can once again be brimming with magic.

“From the birth of our nation, Dutch ovens have been an integral and versatile part of Americana.  Sadly today’s high-tech hustle-and-bustle lifestyle has all but forgotten the art of “leather-glove cuisine.”  The coal-black cast iron ovens appear outdated, unfriendly, and forbidding.  Interestingly however, with seven simple secrets revealed, the beginning camp cook and the consummate backyard chef can utilize these forgotten friends to produce a marvelous and unforgettable variety of succulent delicacies.”

Here is a helpful link for beginners and expert dutch oven cooks alike with Roger’s seven secrets of dutch oven cooking.

If the first thing that comes to mind when you think of dutch oven cooking is dump cake, think again!  Virtually anything you can cook in the oven, on the stove top, or in the microwave can be cooked in a dutch oven.  Dutch ovens are one of the most versatile pans you can own!  For those that are new to the art, here is a link to some handy tips from WikiHow on how to use a dutch oven.  

And for those of you who are ready for your next trip, take advantage of the RV specials  here at our beautiful RV resort, a top rated Good Sam Park for 2012 and who many call the best East Texas RV Park.  And while you’re doing your meal planning to decide what delicious food you’ll enjoy while you’re here, here’s a great dutch oven recipe for you to put on your menu list, Campfire Jambalaya, the grand-prize winning recipe from Scouting magazine’s national contest.  Complements of Kevin Young and Jim Brown, Scoutmaster and assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 44, in Heyburn, Idaho:

 

SEAFOOD JAMBALAYA

1 pound boneless chicken breast, cubed

1 pound mild Italian sausage, chunked

1 pound mixed seafood (shrimp, crab, crawfish)

1/3 cup oil

1 large onion, sliced and chopped

1/2 cup celery, chopped

2 small red or green peppers, quartered and sliced

2 medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped

1 14-oz. can chicken broth

3 cups okra, sliced

2 cups mushrooms, sliced

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon white pepper

1 teaspoon gumbo filé (powdered sassafras leaves)

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup orange juice

2 to 3 cups long-grained white rice 

* Option: Replace cayenne with crushed and dried hot red peppers.

Cook in a deep, 14-inch Dutch oven. Heat chicken and Italian sausage until cooked through, but not browned. In a separate pot, steam seafood mixture until done (shrimp will turn pink).

In the Dutch-oven lid or another pan, sauté onions, celery, and red or green peppers until tender. Add the sautéed mixture, along with the tomatoes, broth, okra, and mushrooms to the chicken and sausage. Mix thoroughly.

Add dry peppers, gumbo filé, and rice. Mix thoroughly.

Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Add Worcestershire sauce and orange juice. Add water as necessary to cook rice. Add steamed seafood mixture. Simmer for another 10 minutes.

 Serves 8 to 10.

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2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
877-927-3439

 

 

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Finding The Best of East Texas on the Piney Woods Wine Trail While Staying in our Texas Cottages

texas cottages | Mill Creek Ranch Resort Canton TXOnce known only for its wild grape species growing naturally for thousands of years along lakes, rivers and streams, Texas has matured to become a full-bodied and rich wine country.  No longer must you spend a fortune traveling to France or California, great tasting wine is made in our own backyard.
 One needn’t spend hours formulating a self guided wine tour in East Texas, the work’s already been done and for your next weekend getaway all you need do is follow the Piney Woods Wine Trail .  May we suggest an enjoyable afternoon trip, or a tranquil weekend tasting wine and then relaxing in one of the beautiful Texas cottages along your route?  But which route?

How about beginning in the beautiful highlands of the Sabine Valley at the Fairhaven Winery located just north of US 80 at 5340 South FM 2369, Hawkins, TX 75765?The folks at Fairhaven Winery pride themselves in fine grade handmade wines produced from hand picked estate grapes.  

Upon leaving Hawkins our recommended second stop is the unique Miranda Lambert Store and Red 55 Winery located at 100 E Hubbard St, Lindale, TX 75771.     Many folks enjoy the winery store’s gifts and products from Miranda’s merchandise line, but the Belle of the ball is the wonderful wine.  The Lambert family partnered with Lou Vinery Vineyards to produce an amazingly diverse wine offering with Miranda’s signature names.

Next stop we suggest visiting the Crump Valley Vineyards (127 Crump Lane, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482)  where you’ll enjoy great wine at a great price and a whole lot of great home grown entertainment to go along with it!

Finally head to Canton, Texas where the town of 3,581’s claim to fame is it’s tremendous growth once a month of up to 400,000 shoppers converging for the World Famous Trade Days which they tout as the oldest and largest continuously operating outdoor market in the United States.

But Canton is much more than a 4 day a month shopping mecca, it’s home to two of the areas’ superb wineries, Savannah Winery & Bistro and Texas Roads Winery & Roadhouse.  The Savannah Winery & Bistro  located at 574 E Dallas St, Canton, TX 75103 offers wine tasting any time.  If you agree that variety is the spice of life then Savannah Winery is the stop for you.  They carry wines from Brushy Creek Vineyards, Homestead Winery, Landon Winery, Los Pinos Ranch, Lou Viney Cellars and Messina Hof.

The Texas Roads Winery & Roadhouse is a short hop skip and a jump down the road at 124 W Dallas St in Canton.  Offering over 30 local Texas wines with signature wines by winemaker Michael Ramsey.   

After you’ve shared your self guided wine tour with that special someone, why not give your trip the perfect ending by enjoying the rest of the weekend at a beautiful Texas cottage?  A short mile and a half away is the ideal place to relax with a fantastic Romance Package at Mill Creek Ranch Resort.     There’s no need to rush home when you can enjoy one of Mill Creek Ranch Resort’s peaceful Texas cottages.  Pull out the wine glasses and your newly acquired spirits and enjoy overnight accommodations for two in a luxurious Texas cottage, with a dozen roses awaiting your arrival.  The special package includes a $100 dinner credit at Four Winds Steakhouse , full use of the wonderful Mill Creek Ranch Resort amenities and a special 2 p.m. late check-out.

If you feel you must visit  just one more vineyard before your trip is complete, head South to Athens, TX to Tara Vineyard and Winery.  They have a unique bottle shaped bar and fine cuisine that perfectly pair with their signature wines .  You can have a pleasant reminder of your adventure each month when you join the Tara wine club.   The winemakers choose a special wine to share each month with the club members.  You can choose from 1-3 bottles per month.

Make plans today for your next weekend getaway enjoying the finest wines and Texas cottages that East Texas has to offer!

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Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
United States
877-927-3439

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Planning a Reunion Near Dallas? Special Events Are Even More Special at Mill Creek Ranch Resort

special events dallasReunions can be a great way to gather your family and catch up with family members you haven’t seen in a while (or new ones you might not have met yet!). If you have a large group you’re trying to gather, the planning process can seem overwhelming. Here are a few tips to help smooth the process from the reunion planning pros at Mill Creek Ranch Resort, a Dallas special events venue.

First, if several families are involved, you will need to start talking to them early to gauge their interest and availability. You may want to start this up to six months to a year in advance, depending on how many people will be involved. While you’re talking to them, be alert for any signs that they might be willing to help! The more help, the better. Gather email addresses or start a facebook group for easier communication.

When you’ve got a good idea of when and how many people will be interested in attending, you can pick a venue. Keep in mind that Dallas special events venues can require plenty of advance notice for large groups, so call as soon as you can to make reservations for your 2014 weekend reunion. You will also want to be sure you are aware of any family members with special needs and make sure the venue you have chosen can accommodate them (wheelchair accessibility, etc). Mill Creek Ranch Resorts has kept our guests with special needs in mind in our facility designs from cabins to meeting spaces.

Once you have reservations, it’s time to plan meals and activities. Remember everybody who said they’d be willing to help? Put them to work! Some tasks to delegate could include ordering T-shirts, handling the money, organizing menus (or talking to the caterer), planning games for the kids or scheduling activities, games and prizes, handling presentations or acting as Master of Ceremonies. If you have a photographer in the family, see if they’ll take pictures. Keep everybody up to date on who’s doing what. If you’ve got an email or facebook group going, posting updates will not only keep everyone informed, it’ll keep everyone excited about the upcoming reunion. If you find that some of these things cannot be handled in the family, remember that our Dallas special events venue can help you with the planning.

At Mill Creek Ranch Resort, event planning is a big part of what we do. Don’t hesitate to call us and see what we can help with. Whether it’s ideas for activities, information about fun things to do in the area, catering services, or questions about our amenities, we love to help!

Call 877-927-3439 now to book your 2014 weekend reunion. Still want to give 2013 a whirl?? We are offering special rates for 2013 reunion events held on a weekday, or if your family prefers a cooler Fall weekend reunion we still have availability then too!

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Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd.
Canton, Texas 75103
United States
877-927-3439

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Stay at one of our RV Sites or Vacation Cabins in Texas for The Salt Festival

vacation cabins in texasThe 39th Annual Grand Saline Salt Festival is happening this weekend! Come out for a stay in one of our beautiful Texas cabins or bring the RV, and enjoy all the festivities of the Salt Festival!

The Salt Festival celebrates the heritage of Grand Saline as the home of Morton Salt. Festivities are mainly focused on the Morton Salt mines and will also include car shows, family activities and of course plenty of local musical talent. Be sure to come out to support “The Creek” regular and local favorite, Matt Bradshaw, on Saturday night!

If you are into shopping, there will be vendors galore displaying their wares! We heard there will be some Duck Dynasty items for sale as well.

Here are the calendar of events for the weekend:

Friday, June 7th

Luncheon: Chicken Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and dessert – (11am-1pm, All noon lunches $6 )- Sponsored by Country Trails Nursing Center

Entertainment during lunch

Concert and Street Dance- Featuring “The Wesley Pruitt Band”- 9pm-12am- Admission $15, Children 12 and under $5

Saturday, June 8th

Arts & Crafts Vendors Downtown 8am-5pm

Pet Show Downtown at the stage 9am

Classic & Antique Car Show on the grass behind Citizen’s Bank 300 W Frank 9am-2pm

Kiddie Kapers Downtown at the stage 10am

Horseshoe games for adults (set up next to the car show) 9am

Luncheon: Hamburgers and all the fixings and dessert – (11am-1pm, All noon lunches $6) – Sponsored by Azalea Trails Nursing Home

Star Search Contest on Stage 7 pm-8:30 pm – Winner received CASH PRIZE

Concert & Street Dance Downtown – Entertainment begins at 9:00 with Matt Bradshaw opening up for Deryl Dodd live on stage

Admission Tickets in advance $15 in advance $20 at the gate, Children 12 and under $5

If you are need more information on the The Salt Festival, check out the event website at saltfest.net.

We hope you will enjoy the weekend festivities while staying in one of our vacation cabins or camped out in one of our 5 star RV sites. Contact us today to make reservations for one of our beautiful vacation cabins in Texas at 877-927-3439 or book online!

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2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
United States
877-927-3439

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Our Vacation Cabins in Texas: the Perfect Place to Take a Break from it All

vacation cabins texasIf you have children at home, they probably can’t wait until school is out for the year. As summer vacation nears, they might even be able to tell you how many more days until the break! Have you reserved your Mill Creek Ranch Resort vacation cabin in Texas yet?
It’s a widely accepted truth that after a long school year, kids need a break from homework. But several studies show that grown-ups need vacations from work too — but we don’t always take them when we need them. That’s a shame, since according to CNN Money, Americans collectively leave 226 million vacation days unused, amounting to $34.3 billion of our vacation time wasted. Aside from the financial waste, consider the health benefits of taking time to recharge, reconnect with friends and family members, and enjoy life.

According to an article from CNN, taking just a few days of vacation every year results in better sleep quality, reduced job stress, and better reaction time. Women who take vacations regularly are three times less likely to be depressed and eight times less likely to develop heart disease. Men who regularly take vacations are 32 percent less likely to die of heart attacks, and 21 percent less likely to die early of any cause. Vacations reduce your body’s production of cortisol, a stress hormone that can age you prematurely.

Taking a vacation is good for our productivity, our blood pressure, and our relationships.
Getting away from it all can be as simple as loading the car with a few changes of clothes and our loved ones. Mill Creek Ranch Resort’s fully equipped vacation cabins in Texas are a great option for hassle-free, convenient getaways. There are activities and amenities for everybody, whether it’s playing a round of golf, riding bikes, paddleboats on Walden Pond, teaching the kids to fish in the stocked fishing ponds, or swimming, or relaxing in the hot tub without the kids. What could be better than just taking a nap in peace and quiet? Our vacation cabins in Texas are the perfect place for a vacation that’s as active or as restful as you want it to be.
Contact us today to make reservations for one of our beautiful vacation cabins in Texas at 877-927-3439 or book online!

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2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
United States
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Looking for a Hotel in Canton, TX? Come Stay in Luxury at Mill Creek Ranch Resort

canton tx hotelFor four days every month, Canton, TX hosts up to 400,000 visitors, which means that our charming, small town temporarily becomes the seventh most populated city in the state! World Famous First Monday Trade Days, held the Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday before the first Monday of each month, is an outdoor market so big that shoppers can’t possibly take it all in in one day. Of course, Canton has shopping, events and fun things to do all month long, but Trade Days deserve every bit of attention that they get. With over 7,000 vendors selling everything from antiques and hand-crafted furniture to shoes, jewelry and salsa, there is simply something for everyone. Visitors love Canton, and Canton loves its visitors.

Because First Monday Trade Days are so popular, a hotel in Canton, TX is in high demand. If you really want to make your stay special, Mill Creek Ranch is your best option with amenities that go above and beyond what you would expect from the average hotel room. We have resort pools, stocked ponds, a playground, live music, paddle boats, and the list goes on and on! Since Trade Days are so popular, you will want to call ahead if you plan to visit Mill Creek Ranch on a Trade Days weekend. Along with making reservations early and ditching that hotel in Canton idea, here are some other tips that will help you have the most First Monday Fun:

  • Go early. Most vendors open at 8am and close at 6pm The least crowded time of day is just as it opens. Especially if you are staying for several days, consider that going early each day may allow you to leave early, which leaves you free time to enjoy our resort pool, relax in the jacuzzi or even go fishing while others fight the later crowds.
  • Don’t worry about a little rain. The market is open rain or shine (and a little rain can actually work to your advantage since it can clear out the crowds).
  • Dress in comfortable layers. Remember that Texas weather can change in the blink of an eye. A chilly morning can become a very warm afternoon. Also, you’ll be doing a lot of walking, so wear good walking shoes. Don’t forget to rent or buy a cart to carry your purchased items, you will be glad you did.
  • Bring cash and a checkbook, because not all vendors will take a credit card.
  • Have fun!

Next time you are looking for a hotel in Canton, TX, make the better choice, and choose Mill Creek Ranch Resort. Just minutes from First Monday Trade Days, and we will even give you a ride, so you don’t have to deal with parking! We love our guests and want them to truly enjoy all that Canton has to offer. Call today to make reservations in one of our beautiful Texas cottages or to pick your RV site.

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Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, TX 75103
877-927-3439

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Planning Your Texas RV Park Vacation? There’s an app for that!

With RV camping growing in popularity, there are more resources than ever available to help you plan a great RV park vacation in Texas.  Here are a few websites, apps and ideas to get you started.

Guestrated.com is a website where RV Park guests leave reviews and ratings of parks they’ve visited.  You can click the “plan a trip” button and a menu will take you to a search feature that will allow you to find a park and any amenities you would like.  For instance, to find a Texas RV park, one would click on the type of park (RV), the state/province (TX), and then below, “add amenities and lifestyle options.”  Included are options to search for RV parks with internet access, firewood, playgrounds, cable TV, pets welcome…it’s all there. There is even an option to search by highest rated park (Mill Creek Ranch Resort earns an A grade and enthusiastic feedback from reviewers there).

Smartphone apps can make vacation travel so much easier!  Here are a few to try on your next Texas RV park adventure:  

  •  Good Sam Campground Directory helps you find and RV park anywhere you travel.
  •   Gasbuddy finds the cheapest gas in the area
  •   iHandy level iPhone app, to you get your RV level while camping
  •  Google Sky Map is great for stargazing while you’re away from the city lights
  •   OffMaps for iPhone lets you download maps and view them even without a data connection
  •  RV Dumps finds the closest dump station for your septic

Pinterest has many, many boards dedicated to RV camping tips and ideas and is the perfect way to visually plan a vacation. Just search for boards or pins with the words “RV Camping” in them and you’ll instantly have access to recipes, ideas for organizing small spaces, fun recipes, cool RV remodels…you name it.  With a couple of more specific search terms like “Texas hiking trails” or “Canton TX” and you’ll find more specific ideas you may be able to use on your Texas RV park vacation. Create your own board and watch your RV trip take shape before your eyes!

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Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
United States
877-927-3439

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