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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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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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UPCOMING FALL FUN ACTIVITIES WHILE STAYING IN OUR TEXAS COTTAGES

texas cottages | Mill Creek Ranch ResortStay in one of our attractive Texas Cottages in Canton TX where Fun Fall Activities abound!

Every Friday night you’ll have an opportunity to sample the musical talent of East Texas’ local singer/songwriters at The Creek in the Grand Lodge. Open to the public, enjoy your evening with a full cocktail venue along with some special comfort cuisine with an East Texas flair. Come prepared to relax and enjoy the live acoustic music along with a scenic view of the infinity pool and the beautiful 200 acre woodlands. Join us on your next Friday night in Canton at: 2102 N Trade Days Blvd, Canton, TX 75103 or for more information email glodge@millcreekranchresort.oskydev.com or call 903-567-6020.

Canton is known as the Walking Capital of Texas. So if you’re staying at one of our Texas cottages on October 12th you and your canine companions are invited to attend the Mayor’s Walk at Cherry Creek Park starting at 8:30 a.m., working to promote good health. Participation is free, so join us at 1200 Cherry Creek in Canton. For more information call 903-567-1849 or go to www.visitcantontx.com.

You could even get a little extra practice in on one of our newly completed walking trails here at The Resort. The Yellow Trail is about 1.6 miles that goes around the cottages and along the north side of the resort. Be sure to check out our new 1.8 miles of Wilderness Trail we call the Red Trail. This new trail is located behind the new Southpointe development and is only for hikers and bikers, no golf carts allowed.

After your walk, have fun in town at the 13th Annual Autumn Stroll featuring live music, the Lone Star BBQ Society Sanctioned cook-off, downtown merchants’ sidewalk sales and window decorating contest, arts and crafts, a silent auction, and fun, fun, fun! Located in downtown Canton, N Buffalo Street off Hwy 64. Admission is free, contact Lynn Kitchens 903-567-1849 or 877-462-7467 or lkitchens@cantontex.com for more information.

Monday, October 28th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. plan to attend the Children’s Fall Festival. There will be candy, a costume contest with prizes and games galore. Located at the Canton Civic Center, 800 Flea Market Rd. Admission is the donation of one canned good to benefit Manna. For more information contact Brandy 903-873-8049.

Or plan your stay in our Texas cottages to coincide with the famous First Monday Trade Days. Known as the largest Trade Days in the USA with 7,000 vendor spaces on 450 acres including covered pavilions, indoor Antique and Collectibles, and clean restrooms. Upcoming dates: Thursday, August 29th through Sunday, September 1st; October 3rd through October 6th; October 31st through November 3rd. Held rain or shine! Free admission and $5 parking depending on location.

Book online now or call today, 877-927-3439, to learn more about a family Fall vacation in one of our Texas cottages!

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

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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.

Hotel Canton TX
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
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!

texas cottages
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!

vacation cabins in Texas
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.

vacation cabin 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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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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Are you a local musician looking for a place to play in Canton, TX?

events in Canton TX
Mill Creek Ranch Resort is looking for great area talent to feature at our Friday night events at The Creek.  Each Friday night we serve comfort foods, full bar and we offer live acoustic.  We would love to help our Canton area artists find a place to play here at Mill Creek.

Do you play rock,classic, or country music?  Are you a great cover band, that throws in your original pieces?  If so, we want to talk to you!  Canton, TX has a great night life and we want to make sure you are a part of it.   We will promote your band in our ads in the Van Zandt County News, Facebook and Twitter.  All interested bands can email Christie for more information: christie@millcreekranchresort.oskydev.com.

Here are a few bands that are currently playing at The Creek:
FM19 Front Porch Band

Matt Bradshaw

Ben Lowery and Wes Hendrix

Mill Creek Ranch Resort is a luxury RV resort with cabin rentals and venue space for corporate retreats, family reunions, weddings or any special event!  Call us for more information on booking a party venue 903-567-6020.

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


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The Best New Year’s Eve Party in Canton, TX is at Mill Creek Ranch Resort

Canton TX New Year's Eve CelebrationMill Creek Ranch Resort in Canton, TX has a new safer way to celebrate this year with their First Annual New Year’s Eve Barn Bash, December 31, 2012 at 7p.m. It seems they have thought of everything someone could need for a New Year’s Eve party, providing childcare for a fee and special discounted cabin rentals for the night to keep revelers off the roads after hours. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling Mill Creek Ranch Resort at 903-567-6020. More information is available on the Mill Creek Ranch Resort blog.

There will be a cash bar that opens at 7pm and the event will be catered by Chez Willie. The FM 19 Back Porch Band will provide music for dancing while Chez Willie serves up cajun specialties and plenty of stories around a bonfire later in the evening.

When asked about the reason for this new way to celebrate New Year’s Eve, Stacy

Crossley from Mill Creek Ranch Resort explains, “We were looking for a way for families to celebrate the New Year in a safe environment and enjoy all the fun the resort offers, as they stay in our cabins and rv sites over the holiday.”

Mill Creek Ranch Resort is an upscale RV resort with fully equipped vacation cabin rentals for rent or purchase 60 miles east of Dallas. They offer full catering for any special event including family reunions, church and corporate retreats, and weddings. They have been awarded the Sam Good Award of Excellence and Top 100 RV parks for 2012. More information about Mill Creek Ranch Resort can be found at their websitehttp://millcreekranchresort.com or come by the office at 2102 N. Trade Days Blvd., Canton, TX 75103 for a tour.