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Cabins for Sale in Texas: It’s Not Easy Being Green

Cabins for Sale in TexasGreen living.

Sustainable lifestyles.

Ecological impact.

Reduce, reuse, recycle.

Quite often, phrases like those above bring up thoughts of doing without and major sacrifices–particularly when we focus on “reduce” rather than reuse or recycle. While Kermit the Frog said, “It’s not easy being green,” being environmentally responsible doesn’t need to mean missing out on the great things in life. Unexpected benefits can be found everywhere, even in less obvious places like cabins for sale in Texas. (More on that later!) Focusing on the things you can do, rather than the things you shouldn’t do, makes environmental responsibility a positive force in your life. So, where’s a good place to start?

  • Grow a garden–you can start with a single tomato plant if a whole big garden feels overwhelming or you just don’t think you have room, but those tomatoes will taste so good and fresh that before long you might find yourself talking planting schedules and root vegetables with your neighbors who were inspired to start their own gardens after eating your extra produce. Good food is contagious!
  • Buy local–much like growing your own produce, buying locally grown or produced food benefits the environment by reducing the energy used to transport it. The food tends to be fresher and better quality, too. Local farmers also typically use organic products on their food, providing another great health benefit for you and your family. Win/win!
  • Go vintage–expand your definition of “reuse” to include reusing items that others have stopped using. Although styles come and go, vintage pieces tend to wear well and can add just the touch of quirky charm that makes a house a home, or makes your outfit pop. A little creativity and research can help open your mind to nearly endless possibilities for repurposing vintage finds. Who knew that being eco-friendly could be so fun? One super-fun place to shop for vintage finds is at First Monday in Canton, Texas. While you’re there, you can check out cabins for sale in Texas (more about that later…really).
  • Plant a tree–That’s it. Plant one. Water it so it stays alive. If you find that you enjoyed the digging and the fresh air and the sense of pride that comes from sustaining something beautiful that in turn sustains you and yours for generations, then plant another tree or find an organization that you can help to plant trees in public spaces.

What does going green have to do with cabins for sale in Texas? Easy answer–Mill Creek Ranch Resorts has Eco-Cabins for sale, like our Cabin 46. The manufacturer builds each Eco-Cabin with energy and resource efficiency in mind, making it easy for you to go green because they’ve done the work for you. All you need to do is accessorize it with a vintage find or two, perhaps?

In Cabin 46, you’ll realize you aren’t missing out on anything by being environmentally sensitive. The cabin boasts an open floor plan with the living and kitchen areas, a master suite with a Queen-sized bed plus a loft with twin beds, a fully-stocked kitchen, a large lot with outdoor furniture, a grill, and even a fire pit for use year-round. The views of surrounding nature are spectacular and will help inspire you to look for even more ways to keep your environment green.

To find out how easy and satisfying it is to “go green” with our Eco Cabin 46, call Mill Creek Ranch Resort at 877-927-3439.

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

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Cabins for Sale in Texas: Design Trends for Your Cottage

Cabins for Sale in TexasWhat’s one of the most fun reasons to buy cabins for sale in Texas? Decorating your new space! Cottage decor continues to be a popular style, with loads of magazines and decorating websites devoted to sharing tips and ideas for making your home look like a cottage. Of course, if you have a cabin of your own, you’re halfway to having the cottage look already!

If you’re looking for new ways of making your home or cabin the perfect cottage retreat with just the right cozy style, here are a few tips to remember:

  • White and Warm–white-washing paint over distressed wood or existing paneling is one easy way to create a cozier look and provides a neutral yet stylish background to allow the details of your cottage style to pop
  • Whimsical accessories–a cottage is the perfect spot to let your personality shine, and First Monday in Canton provides the perfect place to browse for the unusual pieces that tell the story of your vacation life. A bright pottery collection, wooden angel statues, old windows and doors with loads of character–each adds interest to your interiors. Mix new finds with family treasures for the most visually interesting rooms.
  • Wicker furniture–although wicker is normally associated with outdoor furniture, using it indoors with more formal pieces enhances an air of rustic and casual elegance in your cabin.
  • Wooden DIY pieces–are you handy? Whether you’re an experienced craftsman or an enthusiastic novice, filling a cottage with hand-hewn items ups the charm factor considerably. Weathered–your pieces need not be new to add life to your cottage. Instead of chasing perfection, the cottage look celebrates the nicks and scratches that tell the storied history of the piece.
  • Wild–have you always wanted to try your hand at decorating with multiple patterns and bright colors? Grab a scrappy quilt or two, a braided rug, funky pillows, polka dot drapes, and a bunch of flower photographs in primary colors. You might be surprised at how vibrant and livable your space seems. The smaller scale of cabins for sale in Texas gives you the perfect chance to make a “test lab” for your decorating ideas. Who knows? You might find that you want to incorporate your newfound flair back home!
Mill Creek Ranch Resort has a fantastic array of cabins for sale in Texas that will allow you to test your hand at decorating, cottage style! You can make your own perfect getaway any time you want! Even better, you’re in a resort setting with amenities and activities to make each vacation memorable. No matter how you decorate your cabin, your time at Mill Creek Ranch Resort will be wonderful!!

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

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Cabins for sale in Texas: Unplug Electronics and Recharge Your Life

Cabins for Sale in Texas“I need to check my email again.”

“I have 14 Facebook notifications!”

“Look! Another Snapchat!”

“Just google it.”

How many times have you heard these phrases from your family and friends…or found that you were just as plugged into your phone or netbook or tablet as they are? Can you leave your phone turned off during a family dinner anymore? Even during “down time,” are you streaming movies or playing games online? The lure to stay connected and reachable has reached epic proportions and shows no signs of slacking off. Should you consider a little slacking off, perhaps?

While technology has certainly improved the modern world, many compelling reasons exist to tone down the use of it, at least for a time. As you consider our outstanding cabins for sale in Texas, don’t forget the benefits that can accrue from instituting an unplugged lifestyle while you’re here!

  • Scientists are beginning to discover the brain benefits of silence, including increased growth in the parts of the brain associated with learning, memory, and emotions. Who doesn’t need better memory?
  • Comparisons can steal your joy. Nowhere else can you find more plentiful opportunities to compare your life and find it lacking than online. On social media, your friends post the perfect vacation photos, your old high school buddy bought a mansion, and your cousin found a dream job–the same job you would love to have. Websites abound with pictures of more and better and newer and on and on. Unplugging gives you the chance to appreciate what you already have.
  • As Ferris Bueller famously said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” Unplugging gives you and your loved ones a great chance to look around and make some memories. You might even find yourself looking for great cabins for sale in Texas so you can do just that!
  • Most of the time spent online and electronics involves consumption, either of games or knowledge. Time spent offline, however, provides you with the opportunity to create: memories, art, games, photographs, laughs. The best part, of course, is creating those things with the living, breathing people you love beside you.

Mill Creek Ranch Resorts believes that one of the best places to unplug your life for a little while is in and around our Cottage 97. Built in a solid, classic Craftsman style, this cabin boasts a view of Red Tail Pond every time you walk out the front door and a gorgeous view of SouthPointe Pond off the spacious back patio. Imagine fishing or bird watching every day; the back patio has two rocking chairs ready for you right now! Imagine your family in the spacious feeling living room, playing a game one night while planning out the follow day’s schedule of disc-golf/horseshoes/cannonball jumping tournaments. You sure can’t do all of that online! If you have children, imagine them sharing secrets in the upstairs loft as they drift off to sleep after a full day of living life without a phone at the end of their wrists. Yes, Mill Creek Ranch Resort has cabins for sale in Texas, but we’re also hoping you’ll use your time in our family’s cabin to disconnect your electronics and reconnect with life.

To find out more about buying the fully furnished and lofted Cottage 97 (that sleep six people!) as well as all the amazing advantage and amenities that come with your purchase, please call the friendly staff at Mill Creek Ranch Resort at 877-927-3439.

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

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Rustic design ideas when considering cabins for sale in Texas

cabins for sale in texas | Mill Creek Ranch ResortMill Creek Ranch Resort’s cabins for sale in Texas do come fully furnished and outfitted with modern appliances and rustic yet modern finishings, but the interiors and decorating aesthetic are entirely left up to you. The biggest trend in design for cottages is definitely to take it rustic all the way. To make your cottage a cozy rustic getaway, here are a few design and decor tips.

Consider your materials: When it comes to rustic design, think au naturale, and go for a lot of wood. There are tons of creative uses for wood, old or new, unpolished or reclaimed. This is also a wonderful way to go green and recycle. A little sandpaper and paint on an old door can make a charming coffee table top or headboard. When it comes to fabrics, consider natural fibers like linen, cotton or burlap.

Pick your palette: A rustic design usually centers around a palette of neutrals, especially those that reflect your surroundings, like browns, beiges, grays and sometimes green. If you are a color hound and find neutrals a yawn, definitely add some character with color. An otherwise neutral palette makes one or two accent colors really pop. Pick an accent wall to paint, or use bright colors in your linens (bed and/or table), throw pillows, etc. and you can even change them out seasonally.

Fine found finishings: A wonderful way to snazz up your rustic getaway, especially in the kitchen, is with those one-off unique bowls, vases and bottles that never seem to have the right place in your permanent residence (but often hold sentimental value). If you don’t have any items of this nature, never fear. Just come down during First Monday and find something unique at the nation’s biggest flea market, or take advantage of the numerous antique stores in Canton. If all else fails, invest in a few different sizes of mason jars to use as glassware, vases, cotton ball/toiletry holders, or anything else you can think of! Then send the kids on a flower and foliage hunt when you arrive to display inside or on the patio during your stay.

Remember that at Mill Creek Ranch Resort’s cabins for sale in Texas, we take care of all the maintenance inside and out, both while you visit and when you’re away. You won’t even have dust-on-arrival. Contact us for more information on purchasing a vacation cottage or to schedule a tour.

cabins for sale in texas
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
877-927-3439