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Visiting Canton for First Monday Trade Days? Stay in our Texas cottages at Mill Creek Ranch Resort

Texas Cottages | Mill Creek Ranch ResortOne of the big draws for Canton is the First Monday Trade Days flea market that takes place on the weekend preceding the first Monday of every month. People come from far and wide to look at (and purchase) oozits and whatzits galore. While Canton is a mere 60 miles from Dallas and many people from DFW day-trip it for the Trade Days event, coming to Trade Days is a great excuse to get away for a night and stay in our quaint Texas town at one of our cozy upscale Texas cottages.

Today, First Monday Trade Days is one of the oldest and largest flea markets in the country, but its roots lay in the mid 1850’s when the circuit judge would come to Canton to hold court (as this was Canton’s designated day). People naturally gathered at this time to watch the court and conduct business, and thus “First Monday” was born.

Today, “First Monday” takes place on the four days preceding the first Monday of every month (no doubt to better accommodate our busy weekday schedules and to help with crowds). It occupies about 450 acres and consists of over 7,000 vendors, so saying this once little flea market has grown is a bit of an understatement. The vendors prices and products can variety from low end to high and so can the prices. Some are stingy with the bartering, but haggling is still always welcome and it doesn’t hurt to give it ago. The event’s Wikipedia page also offers some great tips to first-timers, like coming on a Thursday or Friday for a better selection and to avoid crowds.

Seeing most of the booths and vendors can take more than a few days  (especially if you count on getting a little lost if you are not familiar with the market and pavilions). After a long day of window shopping, haggling and buying, the last thing you want to do is drive over an hour back home. Luckily, our resort and cozy Texas cottages are a mere quarter of a mile from the Canton Marketplace (the northernmost building in the Trade Days complex). Not only is this convenient, it also means you don’t have to deal with parking (and, of course, don’t have to pay for parking). You can come and go from the market as you wish, or power through the whole thing and come back to the resort for some rest and relaxation.OUr cottages have a fully furnished kitchen and several cottages have grills on the back patios for grilling.  Why fight the crowds at the restaurants, grill a steak and drink you favorite beverage, all at the comfort of your very own cottage.  We suggest the hot tub to soothe tired legs! We also offer complimentary shuttle service.  So, come out and stay in our beautiful Texas cottages and enjoy a great First Monday weekend.

Texas Cottages
Mill Creek Ranch Resort

Canton, Texas 75103
877-927-3439

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How to Throw a Barbecue Party at Mill Creek Ranch Resort and RV Park Texas

RV Park Texas | Mill Creek Ranch ResortCooking with flame is one of the human race’s oldest traditions. No matter where we live, the impulse to gather with your loved ones around a fire for fun and socializing remains. When your home is on the road, a barbecue party is a fun alternative to in-house entertaining. When you can get a group together in an RV Park in Texas, the whole family can enjoy the party. Bring your family to stay at Mill Creek Ranch Resort in Canton for the get-together.

Mill Creek Ranch Resort offers cottages for non-RV party guests. Depending on the cottage, they can sleep anywhere from four to six people. Amenities include full kitchens, washer/dryers, covered patios and televisions. For fellow RV travelers, the resort offers site rentals. These sites have their own picnic areas, WiFi and cable, concrete level pads with 20.30.50 amp, city water sewage, and laundry facilities. All resort guest have access to a store with supplies and groceries.

Bringing your family to Mill Creek Ranch Resort offers the chance to take advantage of resort amenities, such as two pools,  a hot tub, bicycle rentals, walking and hiking trails, playgrounds, a dog park, and a disc golf course. Mill Creek also has an activities coordinator who plan weekend events for all ages.  The pavilion facility offers space for the larger events. It has a full kitchen with a grill and a smoker. If you plan to have a large gathering, consider allowing Mill Creek Ranch Resort and RV Park Texas to help you cater your barbecue meal .

There is also a cabana for smaller gatherings. Located near one of the pools, the cabana can be rented on its own or with the use of the pool. For families who need less space, the cabana is an ideal choice for a family barbecue. There is a fire pit big enough for you to serve everyone. Catering service is available here as well. Consider also renting play equipment, such as discs for disc golf and fishing poles, so that your family can enjoy themselves while their food is cooking.

Mill Creek Ranch Resort and RV Park Texas can offer you the perfect place to gather with your family for a big, Texas-style barbecue. Whether you want to have a large family gathering with all of your travelling relatives, or you want a small party where you can spend some time with your non-RV family, there is a place for you to enjoy it. Park your RV in one of Mill Creek Ranch Resort’s sites and enjoy the scenery beside a roaring flame. RV lifestyle is better at Mill Creek Ranch Resort.

RV Park Texas
Mill Creek Ranch Resort

Canton, Texas 75103
877-927-3439

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Your East Texas Checklist When Renting Vacation Cabins in Texas

Vacation Cabins in Texas | Mill Creek Ranch ResortYes, most people breeze through town during the First Monday Trade Days, leaving with their wonderful finds and never thinking twice about it. There are, however, a ton of other things to do and “must-sees” in East Texas that you don’t want to miss when renting vacation cabins in Texas. A stay at Mill Creek Ranch Resort’s beautiful grounds offers a relaxing sanctuary to rest after a day full of activities. Here are some of the reasons to come to Trade Days, and then stay a while.

For kids:

Heritage Park Outdoor Museum is a quick drive from Canton and provides a little window into what rural life was like in East Texas in the early 1900’s.

Check out the life and times of alligators at the East Texas Gators and Wildlife park, where you can watch them feed and see eggs and baby gators in addition to a variety of other animals.

Over the holidays, Yesterland Farms provides holiday activities over the fall and Christmas season with a little old-fashioned flare.

For the adults:

Check out Canton’s wonderful selection of boutiques and antique storefronts. Our favorite is the Dish Barn.

Texas wine isn’t just in the Hill Country anymore. Take a wine tour at the Texas Roads Winery to experience the wonderful vintages from North East Texas.

Hit a few balls at the Twin Lakes Golf Course, one of Texas’ top 10 facilities and one of North Texas’ most challenging. Groups welcome.

Over the summer:

During June and July, head to Blueberry Hills Farm or The Berry Bush (or both, they are right next to each other) to “pick your own” variety of East Texas berries, farm fresh and syrupy sweet.

Head out to Lake Fork, hailed as one of Texas’ best lakes for trophy bass fishing. They also have catfish, crappie, sunfish and bluegill, or you can always just enjoy a day on the lake.

During the summer, head to Splash Kingdom Waterpark for fun in the sun. Mini golf is open year-round.

Fun times for everybody, all year long:

Book one of our lovely vacation cabins in Texas at Mill Creek Ranch resort. Our cozy country cottages have modern amenities to make your stay relaxing and comfortable. If you’re worn out from any (or all!) of the aforementioned activities, take a vacation from your vacation while still on vacation and enjoy all the relaxing activities on our grounds. We have a nature trail, games (like horseshoes and disc golf), biking, hayrides, a pool and hottub and the list goes on. At our vacation cabins in Texas at Mill Creek Ranch Resort you will have a good time all year long.

Vacation Cabins in Texas
Mill Creek Ranch Resort

Canton, Texas 75103
877-927-3439

 

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Mill Creek Ranch Resort’s Texas Vacation Rentals Provide Relaxing Getaway

Texas Vacation Rentals | Mill Creek Ranch ResortWhether you are visiting North Texas from another part of the country, another country altogether or just looking for a quick getaway out of the DFW metroplex, our Texas vacation rentals and cottages provide the perfect place to unwind.

To start, Mill Creek Ranch Resort is located in Historic Canton, Texas in the beautiful East Texas Piney Woods. During your stay here you can go antiquing at our area shops, play some golf at the Twin Lakes Golf Course, check out one (or both) of the area wineries, or go bass fishing at nearby Lake Fork (although we prefer to call it bass catching). If you are traveling with children, there is also Yesterland Farms and the East Texas Gators and Wildlife Park for family friendly entertainment. How about an adrenaline rush, check out the Wired Zip LIne and Challenger course that is just next door to the resort.

Our Texas vacation rentals are fully furnished to sleep up to six and are equipped with full kitchens. The cottages are cozy and comfortable but with modern amenities. Cozy and quaint doesn’t have to mean lacking a little luxury. Enjoy your evenings on the back porch or take advantage of the many amenities offered at Mill Creek Ranch Resort. During your stay here we have a plethora of activities to keep you entertained. Have some fun in the sun at one of our two property pool areas, or take advantage of the Hot Tub on a chilly winter evening or make a fire in one of the many fire pits. We also have over 4 miles of hiking and walking trails.  Try out our disc golf course, multi sport court, stocked fishing ponds and live music at the grand lodge every Friday night.

No place does the holidays like a small Texas town, and the whole town of Canton really gets into the holiday spirit. You can also check out the Christmas light displays for a good old fashioned drive-through in nearby Athens and Santa Land. At Mill Creek Ranch Resort, we also have a New Year’s special, with cottage rentals only $125 a night Dec. 31- Jan. 1. Bring a little bubbly, enjoy our hot tub facilities, and soak in the picturesque piney woods to ring in 2014. Call us for more details!

Prefer to look before you make a commitment? Simply visit our interactive map, click on any cottage space and you will find photos outside and in of each specific cottage as well as online booking options. For a wonderful get away chock full of holiday spirit, check out the Texas vacation rentals here at Mill Creek Ranch.

Texas Vacation Rentals
Mill Creek Ranch Resort

Canton, Texas 75103
877-927-3439

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Special Events: Artist Showcase at Mill Creek Ranch Resort

special event | Mill Creek Ranch ResortMill Creek Ranch Resort invites you to come discover the local artists of East Texas. Come enjoy this one of a kind art show with wine and cheese reception where you can meet the artists and have an opportunity to purchase original pieces. A variety of mediums will be displayed. There is something for all art enthusiasts.

This special event is one day only, Saturday Nov 23rd from 2pm to 5pm in the Grand Lodge of our beautiful resort. Enjoy a wine and cheese reception from 6-7pm compliments of the resort. Then be sure to enjoy a night of music and fun starting at 7pm with The FM 19 back porch band as the Grand Lodge becomes “The Creek”, featuring a full bar and restaurant with light foods for moderate prices.

Make plans to stay the night in one of our cozy cottages with a special Saturday only discount of $25 off a rental price when you attend the art show.  

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Join us for this local artist showcase. Call now to reserve your spot at this special event!

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Featured Artists Include:

Christi Barrett,  Cheryl Hicks, Don Hollis,  John Dietz, Dan Wells, David AckersonGaylon DinglerMary HortmanDeborah WoodCharlie BullockBill Williamson Roy Spann

Pelican on the waterDon’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook to stay up to date on happenings at our beautiful resort!  Call us to book your next special event, whether it be a wedding, Christmas party or family reunion we have the special event venue space for you!

 

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

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Mill Creek Ranch Resort Makes the Perfect Dallas Special Events Venue

Dallas special events | Mill Creek Ranch ResortOur facilities at Mill Creek Ranch Resort make a perfect little getaway for anyone looking for a Dallas special events venue, and we are just an hour out of town nestled in the beautiful East Texas Piney Woods in historical Canton, TX. We accommodate any event you may have in mind, including weddings, family reunions, corporate retreats and team building events, church retreats, even RV rallies!

We have meeting spaces that can accommodate a small group of 10 to a larger group of 100 for corporate events, board meetings or symposiums, audio/visual equipment to meet any technical needs you may have and the ability to adjust the seating arrangement in a more formal, banquet or classroom style or a more casual theater style. We are also right in the vicinity of the Twin Lakes Golf Course (one of Dallas’ top ten according to the Dallas Morning News), a challenging zip lining course (perfect for team building), several wonderful little shops and restaurants or stay on site and enjoy an archery competition. Check out our facebook page to see more team building fun!

For a smaller, family event, we are also just a mile away from Yesterland farm, an old-school style farm that’s kind of like a nostalgic country fair all the time. They have loads of special events and a renowned pumpkin patch and special Christmas events (like a Christmas tree farm). You can double up on your deals too with a wintertime visit; Yesterland farms has free admission during the Christmas season and we have a special off-season 50% discount on event spaces when you make us your Dallas special events venue from November through February. (Be sure to call us for more details and to book your holiday event!)

If your family reunion is anything but small, don’t worry; the more the merrier. We love big families! Our outdoor entertainment pavillion can accommodate up to 150 people.  In the pavilion and RV Lodge,  you can cook your own meals or we offer catering services if you just want to relax and let us handle everything.

Don’t forget our great executive cabins to make any getaway a pleasure.  We have many styles of our Texas cottages.  You can view more on our interactive map, or come out for a tour!

Whether you want to DIY it with a ton of personal touches or sit back, relax and let us do all the work, we are here to help. Mill Creek Ranch Resort, your Dallas special events venue. Let us help make your event fun, relaxing and memorable.

Dallas Special Events Venue
Mill Creek Ranch Resort

Canton, Texas 75103
877-927-3439

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Try These Recipes For an Unforgettable Texas RV Park Thanksgiving

Texas RV Park | Mill Creek Ranch ResortHere at the Mill Creek Ranch Resort, we want you to be able to celebrate your holiday season with as much gusto as possible, whether you’re staying in one of our cabins or a great RV site her at the best Texas RV park. This year again, we help take some of the weight off of your Thanksgiving demands.  Join us for a potluck dinner,  Mill Creek will supply Turkey and Ham for everyone’s meal, while you get to bring and share all of your great side dishes with the other guests. If you don’t want to have a public Thanksgiving, then we’ve got you covered with some great ideas for how you can cook your own meal, even from the comfort of your RV.

Turkey is the great entree of choice for our American holidays. You may be daunted to attempt roasting this giant fowl, but have no fear, turkeys have been cooked in much worse situations than a crock pot before. In fact, RV Cooking Show offers this unique way to roast your bird with the least amount of time or effort possible in a clean trashcan. For those less adventurous, RV Free Wheelin’ offers this simple and slow cooked dutch oven option. Either recipe is tantalizing and simple, which is the perfect combination for outdoors cooking.

You are probably aware that the biggest concern with cooking outdoors is keeping the recipes simple, the clean-up minimal, and the food tasty. A few tips should give you confidence in your ability to be a camp chef. Like remembering to pack spices for your trip. Salt and pepper are obviously useful and easy to pack. Other spices may take a little forethought. Try to plan out your meals in advance so you know what you need to cook, then you can simply measure out your spices in advance. Keeping the measured amounts in sandwich baggies or ziplock bags is a great way to keep them handy and easy to pack.

“But Thanksgiving is supposed to be a huge feast,” you may be saying. “How can we keep the dishes to a minimum?” One of the best ways is to consolidate your dishes. For example, making sweet potatoes in a dutch oven is just as easy as setting the pot over hot coals for an hour or so, checking to make sure they are soft. You can add twice the Thanksgiving spirit to this dish by adding in cranberries to give the meal that special dose of tartness. Using some of the spices you packed with you, like nutmeg, cinnamon, or maple sugar. Get creative, and try out some new ideas or recipes. With a  little gumption, you may find that Thanksgiving in a Texas RV park is your favorite way to enjoy the holiday.

Texas RV Park
Mill Creek Ranch Resort

Canton, Texas 75103
877-927-3439

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What Sets Mill Creek Apart from Other Texas RV Parks?

canton texas rv camping sitesWhen it comes to Texas RV parks, we know you have plenty of choices. That’s why at Mill Creek Ranch Resort we go above and beyond to ensure that you’re delighted with your stay. It’s this devotion to your satisfaction that earned our location a top rating from the internationally recognized Good Sam RV club for 2013. It’s also your best assurance that you will enjoy every moment of your stay with us.

At Mill Creek Ranch Resort, we offer true RV-style camping. This means no tents, just folks like yourself enjoying all that our resort has to offer. Here are just some of the perks we’re proud to offer our guests:

  • Plenty of beautiful sites to choose from, including pull-through locations that all can easily accommodate slide-outs. Many of our back-in sites are nicely wooded in the rear for a true back-to-nature setting.
  • All the features you would expect from first-class Texas RV parks, including fire rings, water/sewer hookups, and 20, 30, and 50 amp electrical service.
  • Concret level pads
  • Picnic tables and adirondack chairs for the ultimate in outdoor comfort.
  • First-class comfort stations with spotless restrooms and shower stalls.
  • Washer and dryer facilities.
  • Wi-Fi and cable TV connections.
  • Your first night’s firewood at no charge.
  • Daily trash pickup for your convenience.
  • A spacious lodge with big screen TV, activity tables, and all the free coffee you can drink.
  • A well-stocked trading post for your gift, grocery, and RV supply needs. 
  • A fenced-in dog park for your four-legged family member.
  • Available concierge service.

Of course, any resort is only as good as the activities it offers its guests. This is where Mill Creek really shines. We’re close to plenty of east Texas attractions, many of which you can read about here on our website. But we also have plenty of fun and fascinating things to do without leaving the resort. Some of these activities include the following:

Fishing ponds where you can catch-and-release to your heart’s content.
Scenic walking trails that bring you face-to-face with nature, yet are easy enough for anyone to enjoy a casual stroll on.
Plenty more, including horseshoes, a nine-hole disc golf course, life-sized chess board and a playground for the little ones.

As you can tell, we strive to set ourselves apart from other Texas RV parks. You can find out more about all the great benefits of our Texas RV Park by browsing our website or visiting our Facebook page. We look forward to having you as our guest here at MIll Creek.

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

 

 

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Need a Family Reunion Venue That Offers RV Sites and Cabins in Texas?

Texas cottages | Mill Creek Ranch ResortIf you are looking for the perfect venue for your family reunion, you should check out what we have to offer here at Mill Creek Ranch Resort.  We offer RV sites and Texas cottages to accommodate the whole family.  Now everyone has a place to stay in style – Texas style!  Here are some words from a couple of our family reunion guests this summer.  Check them out to learn more about why our RV sites and Texas cottages make Mill Creek Ranch Resort the place for your next family reunion!

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

 

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The State Fair and Our Vacation Cabins in Texas: a Winning Formula for Fun

texas vacation cabins | Mill Creek Ranch ResortThe weather here around Canton is gradually getting milder. That’s a sure sign that fall is on its way, and with it, the biggest event of the year in these parts: the East Texas State Fair. As you know, the campgrounds and hotels in Tyler are going to be packed, so why not stay with us in one of our comfortable, nicely furnished vacation cabins in Texas? We’re about 30 miles from the fairgrounds, giving you a chance to enjoy the fun while also taking advantage of everything Mill Creek has to offer.

A Sneak Peek of What’s In Store…

This year’s fair promises to be 10 days of non-stop good times for the whole family. Here’s a look at what to expect.

  • Tons of free concerts with great musicians like JB and the Moonshine Band, the Swon Brothers, the Folk Family Revival, and George Gee & Kindred.
  • Plenty of other events, including the Great American Frontier Show, the Wild West Show, sand sculpture exhibits, Wolves of the World, and horticulture shows.
  • Livestock shows and competitions. Including the Red & Gray Bantam Show, the Beefalo Show, and the Open Hereford Show.
  • Arts and crafts displays, photography contests, and auctions.
  • All the excitement of the midway, with rides, contests, and exhibits of all kinds. Take a spin on the Ferris wheel, ride a horse on the merry-go-round, or, for the ultimate in excitement, enjoy the thrilling ups-and-downs of the roller coaster or the tilt-a-whirl.
  • Plenty of classic carnival treats like cotton candy, hot dogs, popcorn, and other favorites.

Those are just a few of the fun and fascinating things to look forward to. For full details, visit the official fair web site.

You can experience all that this year’s fair has to offer, without the headaches, hassle, and noise of Tyler, by staying in one of our vacation cabins in Texas. Or, if you prefer, we also offer choice RV spots. Either way, we have a full range of guest amenities, including fun activities like these:

  • Catch and release fishing.
  • Swimming.
  • Horseshoes.
  • Campfires.
  • Nature walks.
  • Bicycling.
  • Paddle boating.
  • Bird watching.
  • Or, if you prefer, just kick back in our soothing hot tub and feel your cares melt away.

No matter how you slice it, the state fair plus our vacation cabins in Texas add up to the perfect getaway, either for the whole family or just the two of you. So make your reservations with us today and get ready for the time of your life.

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

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