Image of Cabin Rentals In East Texas: Pack the Essentials for Family FunCabin rentals in East Texas often have everything you need to survive – even survive in style – like WI-FI, AC, dishware, cooking utensils, bedding, towels, televisions and more. But it’s up to you to bring what you and your family need to have fun. When you’re planning your East Texas getaway, especially with kids, you don’t have to plan for every minute of the day because a great resort will likely have lots of fun activities for everyone to enjoy; but it’s always good to have a few items with you to make the trip more interesting or to have something to do as a family at the end of a long day.

Packing for Fun in East Texas

For The Kids

Packing for fun means different things for different ages. The most important thing to remember is that your vacation is meant to be spent doing things together as much as possible so, as painful as it may be, try to discourage older kids from spending every waking moment on their phones or computers. Encourage them to disconnect. Engaging younger kids in fun family activities is a little easier. Here are some things to bring along that should make everyone happy:

▪ A telescope and star chart for finding constellations and pinpointing the locations of planets
▪ A magnifying glass for getting up close and personal with East Texas flora and fauna
▪ A flashlight for nighttime exploration
▪ DVDs appropriate for the whole family
▪ The ingredients for cut-out cookies that the kids can help to make and decorate

For The Grownups

If you’re traveling as a couple or you want something to do after the kids fall asleep, here are a few items to pack to make your trip enjoyable:

▪ Binoculars and pocket field guides for birdwatching
▪ A camera for photographing the beauty of East Texas
▪ A deck of cards
▪ Books
▪ Crossword puzzles
▪ That bottle of wine you’ve been saving for a special occasion
▪ Your favorite movies
▪ Your favorite music

Cabin rentals in East Texas are a great way to get the family together for some relaxing fun for a weekend, a week or even longer. It’s your chance to disconnect and get your kids out into nature and when you check out the best cabin rentals in East Texas at Mill Creek Ranch Resort, you’ll have 200 acres of woodlands to explore with hike and bike trails, catch-and-release fishing and much more. Visit us online at to find out more about our resort and all of the amenities we offer. Make Mill Creek Ranch Resort your vacation destination in East Texas. Call (877) 927-3439 to make a reservation today.