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

 

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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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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!  

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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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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

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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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Fun Things To Do at Our Vacation Cabins in Texas

What is the best thing about our vacation cabins in Texas? Here are just a couple things that our vacation cabin owners love to do at Mill Creek Ranch Resort in Canton, TX

vacation cabins in texas“We like walking the property and going to the Trade Days. Visiting & meeting new friends and staff. We love watching the grandchildren fish, ride bikes and play.”
- The Dawsons, Cottage 103

vacation cabins in texas for sale“Fishing in the mornings & evenings with my girls, riding bikes & golf carts around the resort. Relax, Relax, and Relax. We love to swim at the Grand Lodge Pool and we enjoy all the different kids activities. Campfires ‘the bigger the better.’”
-The Krinns, Cottage 93

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Come out for a tour or make a reservation to stay and see how many things you can find to love about our vacation cabins in Texas at 903-567-6020 today!

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

http://millcreekranchresort.com/