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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

Photo Credit:  © Depositphotos.com/Russ Ensley

 

 

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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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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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Specials at Mill Creek Ranch Resort – Canton, TX

Mill Creek Ranch Resort in Canton, TX is celebrating the holidays by offering some fantastic specials on their beautiful cottage rentals and rv sites!  Come to Canton to enjoy a lovely romantic weekend, a fun Winter RV rally or to ring in the New Year at our New Year’s Eve Barn Bash!

New Year’s Eve Barn Bash Cottage Special

Our New Year’s Eve Barn Bash in the Pavilion will host, food, drink and dancing.  You won’t need to worry about traveling home as you stay the night in one of our cozy cottage rentals at a reduced price of $125!  Childcare is available for a fee to ticket holders.  

Lodging Special Canton, TX

Call Now to get your tickets!  877-927-3439
Tickets are $25 per person if purchased by December 27, 2012!


A Romantic Christmas Gift!

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Valentine Special for You & Your Sweetheart
Treat the love of your life to a romantic getaway at Mill Creek Ranch Resort! A Dozen Roses will await your sweetie! In the evening the two of you can share a cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows around a cozy bonfire with live romantic guitar music!

Special includes:
One Night Stay
Dozen Roses Upon Arrival
Late Check Out
Offer good February 14th, 15th & 16th
Reservations are limited.  Call 903-567-6020 for pricing.  

Winter Rally Rate Special

Winter RV Rally special in Canton Texas

Beginning January 1,2013 through February 28, 2013, we are offering a special winter rally rate. Groups of 10 or less are welcome, no site minimum required! The special includes the First Monday dates January 3-6, 2013 and January 31-February 3, 2013. We do require a 2 night minimum stay. Sites are $20 per night. Call Dorinda Morrow at (903) 567-6020 ext. 253 to book your Winter Rally today!

Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook to get our Winter Special for a beautiful Canton cottage rental!

Contact us for more information on Canton, TX specials. 877-927-3439

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

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Things to Do in Canton – Golf – Canton, TX

Do you love golf?  Canton, TX has two great options for golf in East Texas!  Whether you are looking for some alone time or some family fun, Canton has just what you need with Mill Creek Ranch Resort as your guide!

Twin Lakes Golf Course is just nine miles away from our luxury rv resort. With 51 bunkers and 6 water carries Twin Lakes golf course is truly a hidden jewel in East Texas.  Twin Lakes Golf Course was chosen by the Dallas Morning News as one of the top ten new courses in Texas!  Click here to book a tee time!

Mill Creek Ranch Resort offers a Golf Retreat Package that includes overnight accomodation for two in a cottage or stay in an RV site, tee time for 2 at Twin Lakes Golf Course (including green fees, range balls and golf cart with GPS).  Package prices vary.  Contact our office to learn more!

Golf Course in Canton TX, Things to do in Canton, TX

Another wonderful course is at the Van Zandt Country Club  where you will find an 18 hole mini verde Bermuda greens course. This par 72 course will challenge any golfer.  This Canton golf course includes all the amenities including a 18 hole golf course, driving range, pro shop, restaurant, lounge, pool, snack bar, and pavilion.  Click Here to book a tee time!

Miniature golf Splash Kingdom Canton TX events

If you are not up to a full 18, come to Splash Kingdom Waterpark & Miniature Golf just a 1/2 mile from our beautiful cabins. The glow-in-the-dark 3D mini golf course is open year round and available for parties. The water park opens Memorial Day weekend.  Click here for more information!

Contact us for more information on things to do in Canton, TX.
 
Things to Do in Canton, TX
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
United States
877-927-3439
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Things to do in Canton – Night Life – Canton, TX

Looking for something to do in Canton, TX?  Stay in a great Canton cottage at Mill Creek Ranch Resort and then hit the town!

Things to do in Canton, TX wine

On the downtown square you will find Texas Roadhouse Winery serving Texas wines and providing live entertainment on Thursday and Saturday nights.

Just a short drive from Canton, in Ben Wheeler you will find Moore’s Store and the Forge Bistro with live music every weekend and full bar.  

And of course every Friday night here at Mill Creek we have live entertainment, food and a full bar at the Creek in the Grand Lodge.  Mill Creek is where Canton folks come to enjoy the view and kick up their heels!

December Bands at Mill Creek Canton, TX

 279 Artisan Trail is this weekend! Come out for a great event that includes an art show, live entertainment and shopping from Edom to Ben Wheeler, just a hop skip and a jump from Canton!  Go to their website for more details.  

Edom Ben Wheeler Canton TX night life
 
Contact us for more information on things to do and cottage rentals in Canton, TX at 903-567-6020!
 
Things to Do in Canton, TX
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
United States
877-927-3439
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Things To Do in Canton, TX – Not on First Monday Trade Days

Want to get adventurous and take a walk on the wild side?

Canton has a variety of places to visit to and things to do to keep your family vacation exciting!  Here are just a few to get you started:

Check out the gators and other wildlife at East Texas Gators & Wildlife Park.  Just 7 miles to this great natural park.  Relax by the duck pond and watch the Gators feed in their natural environment. View gator eggs, baby gators and adult gators of all sizes.  There are also ducks, snakes, swans, geese, lizards, turtles, fish and other reptiles to keep you entertained.

Head over to WIRED Zip Line & Challenge Course  a brand new state of the art zip line adventure course in Canton, Texas.  With some of the highest platforms and the longest zip lines in the state of Texas, their trained and certified guides will guide you through every step of the course whether you’re on the zip lines or the sky bridges. Ground school will teach you everything you need to know to have a thrilling experience on the WIRED course.

Got a need for speed?

Canton Texas Family Fun

Buffalo Creek Motocross Park(5 miles) Buffalo Creek is real motocross. Winding outdoor layout, great jumps, diverse obstacles with five different soil types. Separate 4 wheeler track also available.  Fun for all ages.  Live bands every Saturday night in The Door Club at the track!

Our friendly, helpful staff has many ideas on things to do in Canton, making Mill Creek Ranch Resort your home base.  Contact us for more information on things to do in Canton, TX at 877-927-3439!

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

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New Year’s Eve Barn Bash at Mill Creek Ranch Resort – Canton, TX

Looking for a New Year’s Party?  Mill buy cialis online Creek Ranch Resort in Canton, TX is having a party that will ring in 2013 with a hoot and a holler!  Our New Year’s Eve Barn Bash in the Pavilion will host, food, drink and dancing.  Mill Creek welcomes Chez Willie as he cooks up a tale and a black pot dinner of jambalaya, red beans and rice with sausage and cornbread!  Cut a rug as the FM 19 back porch band plays your favorites! Warm up to the bon fire,  enjoy your favorite beverage when our full cash bar opens at 7:00 p.m and don’t forget your jacket.

You won’t need to worry about traveling home as you stay the night in one of our cozy cottage rentals at a reduced price of $125!  Childcare is available for a fee to ticketholders.  

Call Now to get your purchase your tickets!  903-567-6020

Tickets are $25 per person if purchased by December 27, 2012!

Canton Texas New Year's Eve party

Contact us for more information about our New Year’s Party and cottage rentals at 877-927-3439.

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

 
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Family Fun in Canton – Not on First Monday! – Canton, TX

Things to do when it’s not First Monday in Canton,TX!

When it is First Monday in Canton, not many folks want to do more than go shop ‘till they drop at the Trade Days’ Markets.  So, you might ask what would you do in Canton when it is not First Monday weekend?  Well, we are here to help you out with your fun family getaway planning!

Family vacation in Canton, tx

Do you like to fish?

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

How about playing a round of golf at Twin Lakes Golf Course?  

9 miles away, Twin Lakes Golf Course was chosen by the Dallas Morning News as one of the top ten new courses in Texas!  
If you are not up to a full 18, come to Splash Kingdom Waterpark & Miniature Golf (1/2 mile)   The glow-in-the-dark 3D mini golf course is open year round and available for parties. The water park opens Memorial Day weekend.

Still feeling the itch to shop?

Canton Dish Barn, one mile away in downtown Canton, is a shop you must explore!  Their knowledgeable and friendly staff eagerly await to answer your questions and serve you for all your Fiestaware needs.  They are always updating their inventory and have a great selection to choose from!  There are many more unique shops in downtown.  Make an afternoon of  shopping then go relax for a nice evening meal at Four Winds Steakhouse.  No trip to Canton is complete without a visit to this  rustic but modern ranch house that serves the finest steak and seafood that you can find in East Texas!

How about some night life?

 

On the downtown square you will find Texas Roadhouse Winery serving Texas wines and providing live entertainment on Thursday and Saturday nights.  Just a short drive to Ben Wheeler you will find the Moore Store and the Forge with live music every weekend and full bar.  And of course every Friday night here at Mill Creek we have live entertainment, food and a full bar at the Creek in the Grand Lodge.  

Texas family vacation - Canton tx

Want to get adventurous and take a walk on the wild side?

Check out the gators and other wildlife at East Texas Gators & Wildlife Park.  Just 7 miles to this great natural park.  Relax by the duck pond and watch the Gators feed in their natural environment. View gator eggs, baby gators and adult gators of all sizes.  There are also ducks, snakes, swans, geese, lizards, turtles, fish and other reptiles to keep you entertained.

 

Head over to WIRED Zip Line & Challenge Course  a brand new state of the art zip line adventure course in Canton, Texas.  With some of the highest platforms and the longest zip lines in the state of Texas, their trained and certified guides will guide you through every step of the course whether you’re on the zip lines or the sky bridges. Ground school will teach you everything you need to know to have a thrilling experience on the WIRED course.

Got a need for speed?

 

Fun activities in Canton Tx

Buffalo Creek Motocross Park(5 miles) Buffalo Creek is real motocross. Winding outdoor layout, great jumps, diverse obstacles with five different soil types. Separate 4 wheeler track also available.  Fun for all ages.  Live bands every Saturday night in The Door Club at the track!

Just want to take things slow?

Fun Family Activities in Canton, TX

Come to YesterLand 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 in Canton, Texas! And they’re just one mile from the famous Canton First Monday.

Canton Texas fun family events

Or delve into the history of the area at Heritage Park Outdoor Museum (10 miles) Founded in 1976 as a bicentennial ongoing project, Edgewood Heritage Park encompasses fourteen restored and furnished structures representing rural life in 1900 Van Zandt County. The outdoor museum preserves the rural culture and architectural heritage for present and future generations.   Tour turn of the century buildings, such as the “Tomcat” Cafe, the Edgewood Band Stand, Gilliam’s Gas Station, a country store, barber shop and print shop. Experience a taste of what life was like back then.

No matter what you are looking for in a family getaway we know you will find something fun for the whole family with Mill Creek Ranch Resort as your home base!  Come stay in one of our fully equipped cabins and enjoy all that East Texas has to offer!

Contact us for more information on planning a fun family vacation in Canton, TX at 877-927-3439!
 
Family vacation – Canton, TX
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
United States
877-927-3439