Mill Creek Ranch Resort Review & Rating

Texas Outside Rating: 9.8

Canton ยท 877 927-3439
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Mill Creek Ranch Resort Overview:

Review & Rating of Mill Creek Ranch Resort in Canton

Mill Creek Ranch Resort in Historical Canton, Texas is an upscale resort only 60 minutes east of Dallas, which opened in April 2007. We first visited in February 2008 and were impressed with what had been completed and now as of 2017 the resort continues to improve on the amenities and the overall guest experiences.  Currently, Mill Creek Ranch Resort sits on 200 acres of lush East Texas woodlands. Their accommodations include 100 RV sites with 20/30/50 full hook ups and a large concert level pad. Sixty three of the sites are pull through and long enough for the biggest rigs plus a towed vehicle. The roads are paved and wide enough for the largest RVs to easily maneuver. All of the sites are level, have a fire ring and picnic table. Premium sites are larger, have views of the pond, and include a grill and tables.  Your site will be clean and even have a free bundle of wood for your first night plus, they have trash pick-up.

The Cottages are a sight to see and available for rental, with over 45 cottages to choose from.  Each has its own style, decorated differently and several different floorplans.  The cottages offer sleeping from 4-6 people and they come completely furnished.  The cottages have full kitchens and are stocked with all you need.  As a renter, you just need to bring your clothes and food.  We were surprised to find that several of the cottages have tons of outdoor space with nice views of ponds and the woods - perfect for morning coffee or an evening drink. Even more, many cottages have grills, fire pits, outdoor furniture and several are pet-friendly. On our last visit, we stayed in one of the cottages and really enjoyed it.

Leading the “live tiny movement”, Mill Creek Ranch Resort now offers Tiny Homes for rent or you a "try before you buy" option.  And Yurts have been added as rentals.

“We want to become East Texas’s premier vacation destination for everyone who loves the outdoors but still wants the best in accommodations, gracious hospitality and all the while staying within their budget” says Director of Sales & Marketing, Stacy Crossley. 

Mill Creek Ranch Resort offers an impressive list of amenities and fun activities for the entire family.  Furthermore, they pride themselves on the many awards they have received and especially their guest reviews. We were impressed with their friendly attitude and their pride in Mill Creek Ranch Resort. From the front desk representative to the landscaper, everyone goes out of their way to wave, say hi, and ask if they can help you.

Uniquely, Mill Creek Ranch Resort also offers cottage ownership New Cabins. On our last visit, we stayed in one of the cottages and really enjoyed it.  But there is more…..

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Amenities and Fun Things To Do:

Keeping in mind what an outdoor vacationer wants to do, Mill Creek Ranch Resort has put together an impressive list of things to do while you are at the resort. Here is a list of what you'll find at this outstanding RV Park and Resort:

  • Guests can enjoy live music on Friday nights at the Creek, plus a great menu and full bar
  • Activities coordinator that plans fun activities on the weekend for the entire family
  • RV Lodge, perfect for rally group with a kitchen area, couches and chairs, flat screen TV and fireplaces
  • Camp Store, located in the RV Lodge where you can get, gifts, grocery staples, and basic RV supplies
  • Fenced in playground
  • 2 resort style pools and a hot tub
  • Fishing on 9 stocked ponds (catch and release) scattered throughout the property
  • Disc golf, horseshoes, basketball and volleyball court
  • Walking and hiking trails
  • Paddle boats and bike rentals
  • Spa with master masseur
  • Outdoor pavilion with tables, grill, and cooking area for rental at your next event
  • Laundry rooms and bath houses with very clean restrooms with tile shower
  • Full catering

The Grand Lodge is fantastic and offers a meeting room, restrooms, and a lounge area with a huge fireplace, flat screen TV, and panoramic views of the pool and valley. You won't want to get out of the infinity pool with a waterfall or the spa, both of which also overlook the valley filled with majestic oaks, sycamores, cedar, black walnut, persimmon, and hickory trees. The Grand Lodge features sprawling timbers, expansive ceilings, 26 foot tall glass windows, and Austin stone inside and out. The Grand Lodge will serve the guests of the Resort by providing space for meetings, conferences, seminars, and special events such as weddings, family reunions, and other celebrations. It has the capability of serving groups of up to 100.

Mill Creek's staff is warm, very outgoing, and extremely proud of their resort and out to ensure that your stay is enjoyable. Some of the little things that Mill Creek does to further separate them from other RV parks includes: making your trash mysteriously disappear within minutes after you set it out and concierge services to guide you to your cottage as there is no parking at the cottages themselves.

Mill Creek is perfect for outdoor weddings, corporate retreats, reunions, RV rallies, or other special events. The staff will attend to your wishes and ensure that your stay is memorable.

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A Typical Texas Outsider Day:

We visit Mill Creek to enjoy a leisure camping trip with friends and family and take advantage of all their amenities. We also enjoy playing golf at Van Zandt Country Club in Canton and Garden Valley just down the road in Lindale - both are outstanding courses.

Mill Creek is a perfect location for spending the weekend during the famous First Monday Trade Days. They are less than a mile from the main market and will provide a shuttle service to and from the market.

There are great options for the entire family.  If you find yourself visiting in the summer you can have a great time at Splash Kingdom Waterpark just a few minutes from the resort.  A couple more options of things to do include East Texas Zoo & Gator Park.  The fall is a great time to vacation and one exit from the resort you will find Yesterland Farms a family friendly farm based amusement park and you may want to check out the escape packages Mill Creek offers with these great venues and save some money.

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Cool Nearby Activities:

Mill Creek Ranch is conveniently located to a number of nearby fun things to see and do. When you stay at Mill Creek, visit Tyler which is about 35 miles east. In Tyler, we enjoy biking and hiking in Tyler State Park, a visit to see the cats at Big Tiger Creek, good restaurants, and visiting the Tyler Zoo. To find more about Tyler and our list of the Top Ten Things to Do, visit our Tyler Page.

First Monday Trade Days is just down the road from Mill Creek and has over 7000 vendors selling everything from azaleas to zippers. If you plan on attending a First Monday Trade Days, make sure you book a Mill Creek site well in advance.

If you like to fish, you're not that far from some of the best bass fishing in Texas at Lake Fork. Here is a link to nearby lakes, fishing guides, marinas, boat rentals, and more.

To find the local golf courses and read our reviews, check out Texas Outside's Golfing Texas Section. To find other courses in the area, click here.

The kids and us kids at heart will love Canton's Splash Kingdom water park with lots of good slides and more.

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Campground Information

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Texas Outside Favorite Sites: P1, 51, 89, 80, 75, or 100 are very good sites. For cottages, pick 80 which is the closest to the lodge and pool or 103 at the end if you want to be isolated.

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Texas Outside Campground Rating System

Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”.  Each park is rated on:

  • Scenic Beauty: a campground that is flat with no trees or character gets a “1” and hills, lots of trees, beautiful lake site, and lush ground cover gets a “10”
  • Park Condition:  the cleaner, well kept, and maintained campgrounds receive high scores
  • Amenities: we are looking for lots of amenities like restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, shelters, concession stand, rental toys, and more.
  • Campsites:  low scores are given for sites that are right next to each other (good for getting to know your neighbors, but not what we’re looking for when we’re camping); have no lantern holder, no water or electricity, no fire pit, no grill, or no picnic table (or it’s rotten wood); have no trees and no view; the ground cover is crushed rock (my bare feet hate that stuff!); and they require a lot of work to get your rig level.
  • Things To Do: Bonus points are given for campgrounds that offer lots of fun things to do at the park or very nearby – this includes: biking, hiking, climbing, boating, entertainment, golf, swimming, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and more

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