About the Creation of Mill Creek Ranch at Old Cow Town

About the Creation of Mill Creek Ranch at Old Cow Town

In 2006 Myron Smith had a vision to build an “Old West” town for him and his friends.

Old Cow Town was built during the years of 2006 – 2008 and depicts an “Old West” town from the 1880’s that sits near three old Stagecoach Trails: the Old Spanish Trail, the Ute Indian Trail and the Stagecoach Trail to the Hoagland Stage Station. Remnants of the latter can be seen at the entrance to the ranch. On the Ranch you will see the remainder of three other stage stop cabins. A little history wherever you look!

As you will note when visiting the website you will see a stately looking Restaurant which he named the Mad Cow Saloon. It truly depicts the old west inside with fans that run by belts. The copper ceiling tiles imported from Italy cost Myron a measly $500.00 per tile.

Wade Collins sitting on a bench in front of the Mad Cow Restaurant.

A 40 foot mural painted by Wade Collins hangs above the restaurant entrance door and depicts an actual Cattle Drive that Wade and Myron were on. Wade can name every person, horse and dog in the mural. He also etched the Mad Cow on a large mirror behind the long, hand hewn bar.

The Stage Stop Museum is another awesome addition to the Ranch. Myron filled the rustic looking 3,000 sq.ft building with antique tractors. The next owner, after the tractors were removed, added a variety of carriages including an authentic Stage Coach, two wedding carriages with one having the fringe on top, many two wheel wagons, an Amish carriage, an antique hearse, and a Paddy Wagon. Quite a display!

Next, came the Dance Hall or Wedding Reception building of 2,500 sq. ft which has a bar, stage and plenty of room to seat 100 guests. Besides what it was designed for, it can also accommodate corporate meeting groups, a wild Karaoke session and much more!!

The Stagecoach Inn, previously named Sunshine Social Club by Myron Smith, is a beautifully appointed building which houses 10 striking bedrooms, each with their own private bath. Two of the rooms are considered family rooms.

Again, the ceiling of red/copper tiles from Italy adorns the building, as do the lighting fixtures. The warm gathering lobby welcomes all who enter and provides a relaxing atmosphere where one can play pool, read a good book or watch one of the many videos…many of which are old western movies.

Might you be interested in getting married or renewing your vows? Well, we have the Church for you that will seat 50+ and was designed after a church in a western movie that Myron loved. The construction is impeccable and the ambiance certainly abounds!

Mill Creek Ranch Livery Stable

Myron we understand did not like horses, yet constructed a most appealing Livery Stable with five paddocks and corrals next to the stable as well as a Hay shed.

Other additions that Myron took pride in was the 2500 sq.ft. Hardware Store with a heated floor. The second owner put many gifts in it with the rest of the gifts being displayed in the Mill Creek Gift Store next to the Dance Hall.

Just outside the Mill Creek Store is a water wheel that receives water underground from a pond down below, then sends it down a little creek and back into the pond.

While waiting for his 5000+ sq ft logged house, his piece de resistance, to be built, Myron lived in a small cabin that was built next to his Greenhouse where he grew vegetables for the table.

The latter was later turned into a Hot Tub building where additionally Yoga takes place and has become a relaxing place to sit and meditate.

Myron’s pride and joy was the large logged home which has a water wall where water from the small pond in front the house would flow over the rock wall inside then return back into the pond through a small brook in the house. A plexiglass walkway over this brook would take you to the Master Bedroom which of course has its own hot tub. The home has two living rooms with one in front of the rock water wall and the other a little higher in front of the television and a double fireplace that also faces the dining room. The gourmet commercial kitchen with breakfast nook overlooks the panorama of the town. A loft houses a set of bunk beds. Downstairs, a copy of the upstairs offers one bedroom, living room and double fireplace. A large patio in back of the main floor is any outdoorsman’s dream the way it has been designed.

One of Myron’s last projects included a 13 paddock barn and 12 Full Hookup RV sites, which were placed right next to the arena, round pen and many horse pens. The next owner added a small logged cabin to the north of the barn. Just beyond that there is a unique Target Range and Skeet Shooting Range with an Archery Range nearby.

On April 1, 2016 Old Cow Town was transformed into Mill Creek Ranch and purchased as a Family Endeavor.

Please feel free to read on and learn about your hosts who plan to turn the Ranch into a world renowned, very unique ranch that can accommodate almost any desired interests.

Hope to see you pay us a visit!!!