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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

www.millcreekranchresort.oskydev.com

 

 

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A Texas Vacation Cabin Guest Favorite – Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos!

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There’s no surer sign of warm weather in Texas than the smell of delicious food being cooked over an open fire. The days are getting longer, and you’ll find yourself enjoying the mild days and evenings outside cooking and eating while warm breezes carry the aroma from the grill to passersby. While you relax and unwind on your vacation, try a laid-back outdoor meal or two during your stay at Mill Creek Ranch Resort. It’s so easy to do, whether you stay in one of our Texas vacation cabins with a grill or you’ve bought a cottage with an outdoor hearth. Isn’t it amazing how simple food can taste so good when you cook it outdoors? No restaurant needed, just bring a few ingredients and keep them in your fully-equipped kitchen during your stay. Here’s a favorite recipe of our Texas vacation cabins guests:

Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos

You’ll need:

6 fresh jalapeno peppers, sliced in half lengthwise and seeded
1 package cream cheese (8 ounces) (strawberry flavor is fantastic)
12 slices bacon

Preheat your grill to high heat. Spread the cream cheese onto the pepper halves. Wrap the bacon around the cheese-stuffed peppers and secure with a toothpick. Place them on the grill and cook until the bacon is crispy. Enjoy!

Note: You may want to wear gloves when slicing and seeding the peppers to avoid burning your hands.

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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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What Will You Do With Your Vacation Cabin in Texas?

vacation cabin in texasWhether you enjoy outdoor activities and wildlife, lounging around the pool, or an adventure in zip lining, owning your own vacation cabin in Texas will get you there.  Mill Creek Ranch Resort in Canton, Texas is filled with fun for everyone, from museums, shopping, and dining, to fishing, swimming, and outdoor adventure.

Vacation cabin owners at Mill Creek Ranch Resort have found that no matter what their interests are, there is something for everyone.  Many families enjoy spending time at local water parks, animal parks, and playground areas.  And for the outdoor enthusiasts, the surrounding lakes and local gun shops provide ample fishing, target practice, and all the gear you might need for your next adventure.

If considering purchasing a vacation cabin in Texas, Mill Creek Ranch Resort is the place to go.  Beautiful accommodations and a wide array of activities attract regular renters and help make vacation cabin ownership a great investment.  When you need a break from your hectic everyday life, your cabin is ready.  And when you don’t need it, your vacation cabin in Texas is quickly rented out to the many people eager to experience all that Mill Creek Ranch Resort and Canton, Texas have to offer.

Owning a vacation cabin at Mill Creek Ranch Resort in Canton, Texas is a smart and hassle-free investment.  Unlike traditional vacation homes, your custom designed vacation cabin comes without property taxes or homeowner association fees, which makes your monthly expenses virtually nothing!

But don’t take our word for it – see what Andrew Stewart, one of our happy vacation cabin owners in Texas said:

“We have purchased our cottage as an investment. I can say that since we have purchased the cottage, we have never had to write a check; however, we have received one. It is a vacation home that pays for itself. We don’t even have to pay TV, internet, or property taxes. We just have to go to the bank to deposit our checks. It has been a solid financial investment. We look forward to many more trips to the bank, thanks to MCR!”

If you are ready to enjoy all of the benefits of being a vacation cabin owner at Mill Creek Ranch Resort – give us a call at (877) 927-3439, or stop by to take a tour, 2102 N. Trade Days Blvd. Canton, TX 75103.  Your vacation cabin is waiting.

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

www.millcreekranchresort.oskydev.com

 

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How to Choose an Outdoor Wedding Venue for Dallas Weddings

dallas wedding venuesOf all the choices a bride makes for her wedding day, one of the most important decisions is where to have the wedding?  If you have chosen an outdoor setting for your Dallas wedding, you should keep a few of these tips in mind.

Consider the Weather – Dallas weddings are usually blessed with beautiful weather.  However, the heat from our Texas Summers could be just a bit too much for Dallas wedding guests.  Offering your guests cool refreshments and a decorative fan is a sure way to help them stay comfortable throughout the ceremony.

Scenery – Pick a place that will look as lovely as you on your wedding day.  You want to make sure the grass is green and the flowers are in bloom for your Spring and Summer Dallas weddings.  The piney woods of East Texas are a perfect backdrop throughout the year at Mill Creek Ranch Resort.  

Have a Backup Plan – When the weather is unpredictable you will need to make sure your Dallas wedding venue offers alternate space.  We have a variety of venue spaces at Mill Creek Ranch Resort.  Just ask our Wedding Coordinator, Carole, to help you find the right space for your wedding.

Lighting – Having an afternoon wedding is an ideal time to enjoy the sunset as the party comes to a close.   There will be plenty of light, and a romantic atmosphere created naturally at dusk.  Incredible pictures are to be had with a gorgeous Texas sky as the backdrop!  If you choose an evening wedding we have plenty of outdoor lighting to create the perfect ambiance for Dallas weddings.

Weddings at Mill Creek Ranch Resort are a bride’s dream come true, whether she chooses an indoor venue or prefers all the outdoor beauty of this resort location for her Dallas wedding.  Contact us for more information on Dallas weddings at 877-927-3439.

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

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Fishing at Our Vacation Cabins in Texas

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Many guests of our vacation cabins in Texas love to take advantage of the excellent fishing opportunities in the Canton area.  

Lake Fork is just 30 miles away from our vacation cabins and is known as the trophy bass fishing lake of Texas, holding 15 of the top 20 Texas State Record Largemouth Bass.

Canton, TX has two city lakes that offer fishing. The larger of the two has a boat ramp (permit required for boaters) and a fishing pier. The smaller of the two allows boats without mechanical power. It also offers park amenities such as playgrounds and a hiking trail.

Old City Lake has pier and bank fishing, swimming (no lifeguard on duty), picnic areas, playground, lighted tennis and volleyball courts, baseball and soccer fields. Call City Hall 903-567-2826 to reserve for group events. Located on Old Kaufman Road, off Hwy. 64 west, main entrance beside Free State Storage.

Canton City Lake “Mill Creek Reservoir” features a boat ramp for fishing and sailboats, swimming (no lifeguard on duty). Call City Hall 903-567-2826 for night fishing permits and to reserve for group events. Located on Arnold Paul Road off Hwy. 243 north of Wal-Mart Superstore.

If you want to stay close to the cabin, stocked ponds here at Mill Creek Ranch Resort have catfish, crappie, and smallmouth bass for catch and release fun.

If you brought home a haul, you can prepare your fish in our fully equipped vacation cabins, or enjoy it grilled using the outdoor kitchen.  Our vacation cabins in Texas have many options for enjoying your Texas fishing trip!

Let us know when you are ready to schedule your next fishing trip.  Our vacation cabins in Texas are the ideal place for a family vacation or a trip out with the guys. Call now to make your reservations 877-927-3439!  

vacation cabins in Texas
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
United States
877-927-3439
www.millcreekranchresort.oskydev.com

 

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Texas RV Park Guests Enjoying a Great Spring Break

Spring Break at Mill Creek Ranch Resort has been great so far!  Our cottage and Texas RV park guests have enjoyed this beautiful, yet erratic, Texas weather.  We think we have seen at least 3 seasons this week!  Texas always holds out those Summer days for a little later in the year.  Which is fine with us, because we have been able to enjoy so many of the attractions of Canton, TX including a guest favorite The East Texas Gator & Wildlife Park!

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One of the best things our Texas RV park offers is the freedom to bring your pet with you.  We have a dog park and many great walking trails for you to enjoy with your pet.  When you stay at an RV site in Mill Creek your whole family is welcome!
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Some enjoyed s’mores, while others enjoyed our arts & crafts activities.
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One of the favorites of our RV resort guests is the fishing derby!  Check out these catches of the day from Walden Pond!
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If you are looking for a great Texas RV park, come stay at Mill Creek Ranch Resort in Canton, TX.  Call now to join us for the rest of Spring Break!  

Texas RV Park
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
United States
877-927-3439
http://millcreekranchresort.com/

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Spring Break at Mill Creek Ranch Resort’s Texas Vacation Rentals

Are you still looking for the best place to spend Spring Break?  Well, look no further, you have found the best kept secret in East Texas!  Mill Creek Ranch Resort is offering some fantastic activities for Spring Break!  Whether you are traveling in your RV or looking for a bit of R&R in one of our Texas vacation rental cottages, we have planned the best Spring Break you could ask for!  The best part of a Spring Break vacation at Mill Creek is that we have taken all the guesswork out of what to do to entertain the family!

Check out our Schedule of Events for Spring Break 2013!
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Vacationing in one of our Texas vacation rental cottages is easy for families!  We have fully equipped cottages!  All you need to do is bring the food!  If your vacation includes a vacation from the kitchen, there are plenty of places to enjoy nearby.  We offer a comprehensive guide of local attractions and restaurants here on our website.

Take a minute to check out the schedule and give us a call to reserve your RV site or Texas vacation rental cottage today!  903-567-6020

Texas Vacation Rental
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
United States
877-927-3439
http://millcreekranchresort.com/

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Spring Break Special Events in Canton, TX

canton texas special eventsMill Creek Ranch Resort is excited to welcome our East Texas cottage and RV guests to Canton for Spring Break!  We have many indoor and outdoor activities to entertain your family during their Spring Break vacation.

Some of those activities include:

  • Scavenger Hunt
  • A trip to Gator Farm
  • Fishing Derby
  • Tie Dye
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Wii Sports Extravaganza

Can’t wait to see all of our friends for these special events over Spring Break!  Don’t forget to bring your s’mores supplies!

Contact us for more information about our special events.  Like us on Facebook to stay caught up on the latest news at Mill Creek Ranch Resort in Canton, TX and to get a special Spring Break Coupon!

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

 

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Texas RV Park Recipes

When visiting our Texas RV park you may want to try your hand at a guest favorite in one of our fire rings. Campfire Biscuits are not only delicious, they are fun for the whole family to make.  Here is our best recipe and instructions for Campfire Biscuits, also known as Biscuits on a Stick. TX RV Park recipe

Ingredients & Supplies:
Canned Biscuits
Campfire Coals
¾” Wooden Dowel
Cooking Spray
Butter
Jam

First thing you do is enjoy a nice fire with our complimentary first night’s firewood for every RV site.  When the coals are red hot and putting off a lot of heat you get out your dowels and spray the end so the biscuit will come off nicely once it is cooked.

Get out your canned biscuits.  We found that the cheapest and smallest biscuits always seem to work the best.  So don’t go getting fancy with the canned biscuit!  Now, start stretching your biscuit dough until it looks like a nice snake.  Then place one end on the tip of the stick and begin spiraling the dough down the stick.  Make sure to seal all holes or you will be sorry later when your fillings drip everywhere.  You want the dough thin, so it will cook thoroughly and quickly.

Recipes for a Texas RV Park vacation

Now, take your uncooked biscuit and stick and hold them like you’re fishing at one of our stocked ponds, with the biscuit end directly over the red hot coals.  If your campfire has a ring around it, this next part is fun and easy.  Roll the stick back and forth along the ring for nice even browning of the biscuit.

Once the biscuit is nice and toasty, remove the stick with a swift turn of the stick while holding your biscuit steady.

Now here is the best part.  Add your favorite fixins’ such as; butter, jelly, cinnamon and sugar, down in the cavity of the biscuit. Some rv campers use a sqeeze bottle for their fixins’.  If you are enjoying an East Texas sunrise, you may want to put some eggs and sausage in the middle.  So delicious!

We hope you will come visit us at our Texas RV park in Canton soon, and share pictures of your family enjoying Campfire Biscuits!

Contact us for more information or to reserve an rv site at our beautiful Texas RV park.  Like us on Facebook to stay caught up on the latest news at Mill Creek Ranch Resort in Canton, TX.

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

http://millcreekranchresort.com/