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The offsite corporate retreat. People either love them or hate them, and it’s not hard to see why. Done correctly, retreats can be an effective way for your organization to bring about positive change. Done poorly however, and you end up with a wasted weekend and the possibility of making things in the office worse. It’s not an easy task to plan a retreat that is fun and productive, but MD Resort's professional planners can lead you the whole way.

The History of MD Resort

md resort pic 1The American entrepreneurs dream, owning and operating your own business is a reality for us at MD Resort in the Dallas Fort Worth Texas area.  I am often asked how did MD Resort get started? The MD Resort concept all started when my mom and I were joking around one day while we were looking for land. I said to my mom, "If we are going to spend this much money on land we are going to have to figure out how it can pay for itself." Mom said, "Donna do what you love." I responded, "Mom, I love going to our family reunions". At that moment the thought MD Resort was put into motion and it has grown every day since. Our family reunions (from my mom’s side) are 4-7 days long and they are like summer camp for the whole family. We have talent night, play sports, or the not so much talent night, we sing Christmas Carols in the summer, talk, cook out over the camp fire, play games and just have good old fashioned family fun. It is totally awesome!!! And I never want to leave. mdresort pic 2How did we come up with the name MD Resort? Well my Dad is pretty creative.  There are a few ways that MD Resort lined up with what we wanted. One reason is it was the initials of the last name of the founders Mueller & Davis. It also stood for Mother & Daughter (my favorite). And our slogan worked as well, like we are a doctor giving out our prescription which is "A prescription for Fun". As that was our goal to create a place where people could escape the hassles of everyday life and just relax, have fun and enjoy! mdresort pic 3After two long years researching and searching for the right property, I along with my parents (Dee and Dave Mueller) founded MD Resort in 1999. From that very moment we drove onto this well maintained property in Wise County Texas just 25 minutes north of downtown Fort Worth.  Mom said, "This is it." A beautiful working Texas Ranch with trees, pecan orchard and open fields; previously an emu and miniature donkey ranch, there were already many things in place benefiting the dreams and ambitions that would soon become MD Resort. We immediately began hosting parties, picnics and events in the Party Barn (previously an old hay barn).

Soon after, we added a swimming pool in the middle of a hay pasture. That got allot of laughs.  The Main Lodge was built in 2001 in what we thought was going to be a Family Reunion Facility and Romantic Getaways. The public had something more in mind, and MD Resort evolved into a Guest Ranch with a Bed and Breakfast flair, Retreat Center, and Wedding Facility. I did a lot of the behind the scenes work, while mom went all over town telling everyone she met about this new great place called MD Resort Bed & Breakfast. Things were just getting started when mom was diagnosed with cancer and died suddenly on November 28, 2002. We miss and love her a lot! MD Resort is now owned and operated by myself, Donna Davis Mixon and my husband David Mixon.

MD Resort holds a big place in both of our hearts and the peace it brings to all that come. MD Resort Bed and Breakfast Inn is conveniently located in the Dallas Fort Worth area of Texas and is members of PAII (Professional Association of Innkeepers) www.innkeeping.org Texas lodging Association www.texasloding.com and TBBA (Texas Bed & Breakfast Association) www.texasbb.org several of the local Chambers of Commerce and a leader in the local community. In 2001, MD Resort earned a "Certificate of Excellence" from the Historic Inns of Texas. In 2003, MD Resort was named "Small Business of the Year" by the Saginaw Area Chamber of Commerce. Family events such as weddings, anniversary parties, receptions, family reunions, birthday parties, and showers quickly became very popular at the Resort. Thanks to our magnificent Customers, the word spread and spread. MD Resort also began hosting church, scrapbooking, quilting, corporate meetings and retreats, and many other kinds of retreats. Also, thanks to our Customers, MD Resort experiences a tremendous growth rate which includes a huge amount of repeat Customers. This shows the incredible job MD Resort does with customer service, and the maintenance of a good reputation. mdresort pic 4Thanks to the great feed back of our Customers, we are always learning, growing, and always adding something for our guest’s enjoyment. From two person tubs, Romantic In-Room Dinners, a vacation home, and much more, MD Resort has grown to what it is today!

Each year has brought new growth since opening in 1999 and now offers lodging in four separate facilities. So whether you are looking for a retreat facility or romantic getaway, MD Resort Bed and Breakfast has the perfect place for you. MD Resort listens to and cares about what our Customers want, think, need, and wish for.

In October of 2012 it came time for ownership of MD Resort to be transferred to a new family Susie and Bill Benedick.  They fell in love with MD Resort from the first time they saw it and have some wonderful plans for improvements while still preserving the tranquil integrity which MD Resort has provided for its guests and staff. 

Keep the suggestions and tips coming as this is how MD Resort is sure to offer you everything you want. Once more, thanks to our Customers for spreading the word about MD Resort.You are the key to our success!