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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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For Unforgettable Fun, Combine a Visit to Yesterland with Our Texas Vacation Rentals

Heroes are all around us, though we don’t always notice them. They teach our kids, patrol our streets, guard our country, and battle blazes. We owe these brave men and women a debt we can never fully repay. But there are things each of us can do to show them how much we appreciate their service.

Things To Do In Canton | Mill Creek Ranch Resort

YesterLand Farms is doing its part by hosting a Hero’s Weekend September 21st and 22nd. Members of the teaching, law enforcement, military, and firefighting professions can get free admittance to the farm for themselves and up to three family members, simply by showing their work ID at the admission gate. The deal is a great way for public servants to save while stay at one of our Texas vacation rentals.

If you’ve never been to YesterLand, then you’re missing a treat. This special place is a real working farm that offers plenty of good times for every member of the family. Plus, its location makes it an ideal addition to our Texas vacation rentals.

Things to do at YesterLand include the following fun-filled activities:

  • Ride the YesterLand Express, a vintage train sized just right for both kids and adults to enjoy.
  • Enjoy fast-moving twists and turns on the Range, a classic roller coaster that takes passengers through an authentically-styled fort.
  • Take a trip on the Super Slide, a 65’ three-lane fiberglass slide that takes visitors over not one but two heart-pounding humps.
  • Go for a spin (literally!) on the Turbulence and Gyro-sphere attractions, both of which whizz visitors around in circles for some dizzying good fun.
  • Saturday nights in October are a treat! Bring your flashlight and an adventurous spirit to experience all of the fun YesterLand has to offer in a whole new light!

For those who prefer a more leisurely experience, YesterLand also offers wagon train rides, a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, and a mercantile filled with souvenirs and other fascinating merchandise. Plus, after you and your party have worked up a farm-sized appetite, you can enjoy a great meal at the Hog Wild Grill.

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YesterLand takes its role as a member of the Canton community very seriously. One way it gives back is by joining with local schools to host field trips. Students can tour the grounds and work areas and see what everyday life is like on an American farm. Each year YesterLand dedicates its corn maze to a charitable organization. This year the maze features the 100th Anniversary of the American Cancer Society, and proceeds from the annual corn maze go to the organization’s efforts to find a cure. So, when you visit, you’ll not only be having a great time. You’ll also be supporting a family-centered business that’s striving to make our world a better place.

texas vacation rentals | Mill Creek Ranch Resort

You can make your trip to YesterLand even more special by taking part in one of our Family Fall Fun Escape Packages. You’ll enjoy overnight accommodations in either a cabin or at one of our spacious RV sites. You’ll also get discounts on admission to YesterLand and full access to all the great amenities at Mill Creek Ranch Resort. You won’t find a better deal on Texas vacation rentals anywhere. So don’t settle for a bland, run-of-the-mill hotel room when you can stay with us. We look forward to having you and your loved ones as our honored guests.

Texas Vacation Rentals
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd.
Canton, TX 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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A Texas Vacation Cabin Guest Favorite – Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos!

Texas vacation cabins

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.

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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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!

Special Events 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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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.

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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