Silverleaf's Holly Lake Ranch is a recreational resort community two hours east of Dallas and just north of Interstate 20. Its 4,300 acres are set against a lush backdrop of East Texas pines. Established in 1971, the resort hosts more than 20,000 vacationing guests each year with 750 families living on the development full-time. The East Texas area is well known for its abundance of antique shops, malls and dealers; ideal for those seeking a nostalgic connection with the past. There are also many area lakes - such as Lake Palestine, Lake Hawkins, Lake Fork and Lake of the Pines - which offer extensive water-related activities from fishing to water skiing. For the youngsters, the popular Caldwell Zoo in Tyler is a 45-minute ride and features a host of wildlife and a petting zoo. Silverleaf's Holly Lake Ranch offers units with two bedrooms, two baths and private indoor whirlpool, living room with fireplace, pull out sofabed, air conditioning, full kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, telephone, and carpet. Resort amenities include 18-Hole Golf Course, Pro Shop, 19th-Hole Private Club and Restaurant, Seasonal Water Craft - available Memorial Day through Labor Day, Fishing, Boating, Beach, Two Swimming Pools, Tennis Court, Miniature Golf, Croquet, Badminton, Horseshoes, Archery Range, 24-hour Patrolled Security, Attended Entry Gate, Campground, Three Picnic Areas, Hayrides, Basketball, Volleyball, Shuffleboard Courts, Country Store, Activity Center with Big Screen TV/board Games, Game Room with Arcade Games, and Pool Tables and Ping Pong.
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