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Doves Rest Cabins - Fortress, on the West Rim

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Hot Tub

Overview

About the property

Palo Duro Canyon Escape @ Doves Rest Cabins - Fortress

The stronghold of Fortress Cabin takes its name for the centerpiece of its view gazing at the Fortress Cliffs along the east rim of Palo Duro Canyon State Park, a protected six miles of cliffs overlooking the Grand Canyon of Texas. The bluff look’s the same way the first Texans saw it — Unspoiled. The steep margins of the Fortress Cliffs consist of bright, banded layers of orange, red, brown, yellow, and white rocks that represent four geologic periods. Adding to the cliffs scenic grandeur are numerous pinnacles, buttes, and mesas. A place of exceptional security, privacy and refuge – Welcome to Doves Rest Fortress Cabin!

Located only a few minutes from the main (and only) entrance to Americas #1 State Park - Palo Duro Canyon. This modern but rustic two-bedroom, two-bath cabin is immaculate and fully furnished. It features a wood burning fireplace, Hot Tub, covered patio facing east with porch swings and BBQ. The fully equipped kitchen offers everything you need to make you feel at home. Clean linens and towels are provided for your comfort along with extra blankets for cozy nights. A 70” T.V. in the living area makes the nights even more entertaining! Guests can unwind around the beautiful flagstone patio and enjoy the view all day and night. The combination of upscale amenities and stunning vistas is what makes this Palo Duro Canyon Cabin so attractive to the discriminating intrepid traveler.

Other Cabins -

Doves Rest Cabins manages five private residences at Palo Duro Canyon. Please check our other HomeAway/VRBO listings to book your preferred dates, or book all our cabins for that special group occasion! VRBO listing #723444 for SKYHOUSE, VRBO listing #739931 for CHAIRLIFT, VRBO listing #801442 for COMANCHE, VRBO listing #892352 for El Coronado.

Location -

Moments from the entrance to Palo Duro Canyon State Park, and 16-miles from the city of Canyon - home to West Texas A & M University. 25-miles south of Amarillo and historic Route 66. There is plenty of shopping, restaurants, museum’s and all local amenities to enjoy in the “city.”

More Details

Property Manager
Jeff Means
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2017

About Jeff Means

Jeff Means is the founder and manager of Doves Rest Cabins. He’s an experienced business professional with a 30+ year career in the hospitality & tourism industry. He has overseen countless event executions and destination/resort marketing efforts. He has personally led groups to over 50-countries and worked closely with resorts and hotels to enhance the guests stay and overall experience. He has traveled to every continent except Antarctica, and almost every state/province in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. During his career he has been to many interesting places such as, the Sahara Desert, Amazon River, Great Barrier Reef, Moscow, Marrakesh, Transylvania, Kenai Peninsula, and the Alps from every country, plus most of the Caribbean Islands. Jeff’s sister lives in New Zealand who he visits occasionally. Interestingly, she has several successful vacation home rentals projects in New Zealand, Australia and Argentina!

Jeff is also an author and accomplished writer. His extensive travels have given him a unique view about the world and the cultures in which we live. His curiosity about world and human origins led him to write his debut novel, Entity of Origin. Jeff was born and raised in Northern California but has called Texas home since 1989.

Jeff Means purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Jeff Means chose Texas

Palo Duro Canyon State Park with it's Technicolor walls make for high-desert scenery more commonly seen in southern Utah. It offers more than 30-miles of hiking, mountain-biking and equestrian trails and an additional 1,500 acres set aside for horseback riding. You can bring your own horses so don’t hesitate to ask us about local boarding. Mountain bikers can experience the best single track in Texas and will enjoy the well maintained five trail heads networking for some 26-miles throughout the canyon ranging from "mild" to "wild" in technical ability - dirt, rocks, river rock, sand, wash-outs, switchbacks, drop-offs and climbs with alternative trail accesses throughout.

During the summer, enjoy a performance of the outdoor musical drama TEXAS. The play, nearing a half-century in its on-going production runs Tuesdays through Sundays, June through August, at the 1,700 seat Pioneer Amphitheater. Watch the stories, struggles and triumphs of early settlers. The family-friendly show has singing, dancing, fireworks and lots of Texas humor.

You'll find Doves Rest a place of amazing beauty, quietness and nurturing of soul & spirit. Palo Duro Canyon embodies Texas’ sense of place and spirit like few other areas in the state. Doves Rest Cabins is honored to provide the world’s only private overnight luxury accommodations to intrepid travelers, offering unique views and an iconic symbol of the American Southwest for our guests to enjoy. Wildlife diversity and abundance around Doves Rest is excellent, including populations of blue quail, bobwhite quail, Rio Grande turkey, bobcat, mule deer, white-tailed deer, Barbary sheep, coyote, roadrunners, skunks, rabbits and numerous songbirds. Fun memories and RELAXATION happen here!

What makes this cabin unique

Off the beaten path and outside of mainstream destinations, we are far from every other place to stay. We deliver an amazing guest experience that is truly authentic Texan, personal, and character-rich. Doves Rest Cabins is truly a unique base camp from which to explore one of the world’s most transformative place – Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Doves Rest Cabins is ideal for travelers who believe small is beautiful, and see travel not as something one does, but rather identifies it as part of who one is.

If private and quiet surrounded by nature with friendly wildlife nestled in your own little world only a few minutes away to the second largest canyon in America interests you, then you’re in the right place!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Canyon in Randall County

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Two full Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Two bedrooms all with King Beds and flat screen TV's, and a twin rollaway bed stored in closet. 7-foot couch in living area can be another bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • caving
Notes:
We have multiple cabins at Doves Rest so please contact us for your group needs. Concierge Service – Don’t have time to shop? Let us take care of your grocery list for you. We’ll buy and deliver your groceries upon your arrival including liquor, beer, wine and beverages. We know the premiere butcher shops for the finest cuts of Texas Panhandle beef, locally made sausages, chicken and fresh fish. Fee starting at $40.00, plus cost of groceries. 48 hour advance notice requested.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(142 traveller reviews)

Doves Rest Cabins - Fortress, on the West Rim
average rating of 4.943662 based on 142 reviews
Paris, Texas
5

WOW! Perfect sanctuary for rest, relaxation, and recreation

  • 5 of 5

The owner of this property saw to every hospitable detail down to the welcome card in the refrigerator! From the bathrobes in the closets, a kitchen stocked with cookware, knives, and dishes, to the ample seating overlooking the canyon - Dove's Rest delivered!

We came to the property to celebrate our daughter's well-earned master's degree from Texas Tech in Lubbock. After graduation, we made the 1.5 hour journey to the Fortress. The drive was relaxing, and the owner's directions made finding the "cabin" a breeze - even in the dark. As soon as we arrived, we were able to gaze at the starlit sky before settling in for the night. Upon entering the Fortress, we felt like we were being welcomed home. The beds were comfortable, the property smelled clean, and the place was ready for us to enjoy.

We awoke early to enjoy the majestic and breathtaking sunrise overlooking what I believe is called Sunday Canyon. My husband fixed a wonderful breakfast which we enjoyed while taking in the general splendor of the place. The property was so peaceful, it was hard to tear ourselves away to go visit Palo Duro - by mid-afternoon, we made the short and enjoyable trek to Palo Duro Canyon (a lovely 5-10 minute drive from the Fortress.) The state park has ample opportunities for hikers, bikers, photographers, and more. If you would like to hike some of the trails, budget 4-6 hours, wear appropriate clothing for rugged terrain, and take lots of water. And then head back to the Fortress to enjoy the hot tub while watching the sunset wash the sky in pink, coral, and violet hues.

When we had to leave the property and come home, the question was - when can we go back?? I highly recommend this property or any property owned/managed by Jeff Means.

Nearby: Amarillo, Canyon, Lubbock, museums, parks, shopping, dining, and more.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best view out there. 1st class.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the hot tub with a view!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular views!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated and well stocked cabin with very comfortable beds. Loved hanging out on the back patio enjoying the views and abundant wildlife. We saw numerous aoudad, gambel quail, roadrunners, coyote, and lots of beautiful birds. Quick and easy access to park. We will definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston TX
5

Beautiful lodging, breathtaking scenery

  • 5 of 5

It is clear that considerable attention to detail was involved in the outfitting of this cabin. The quality of the accommodations and comprehensiveness of the provisioning exceeds any other VRBO accommodation in which I've stayed (or AirBnB as well) and I've stayed in dozens of them. We felt right at home immediately and it is a home with an incomparable view of Palo Duro Canyon.

Everything is exactly as depicted in the Dove's Rest website, interior and exterior as well as the support available if you need it. Bring your hiking shoes, bikes or just the right refreshment for sitting on the patio and soaking up the beauty of the canyon. I'm planning a return trip as soon as I can.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time reuniting with friends at this beautiful cabin. The views are amazing and the cabin is very comfortable. Really appreciated the complimentary Champagne and Sparking Cider as well as the keepsake Dove's Rest wine glasses. Really had all we needed here to have a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ingleside, TX
5

Amazing in more ways than one!

  • 5 of 5

Doves Rest Cabin Fortress had the most amazing view of Palo Duro Canyon! The sunrise over the canyon on a crisp morning will for ever be with us. The Fortress was equipped with everything you could have asked for. The amount of wildlife we saw was astonishing. Our journey took us to Adobe Walls, eating steak at the Big Texan, jeep tour on the Elkin's Ranch and the splendor of Palo Duro Canyon. We will be planning a trip back to this area. Dove's Rest will be our first choice of a place to stay. Thank you for sharing your home with us it was beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Amarillo
Nearest Barpub
14 Miles
Wild Buffalo's
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Palo Duro Country Club
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
I - 27
Nearest Restaurant
14 Miles
Wild Buffalo's
Nearest Ski
280 Miles
Red River
Nearest Beach
803 Miles
South Padre Island
Car: necessary

Palo Duro Canyon Escape @ Doves Rest

Welcome to Doves Rest. The #1 and only private vacation home overlooking Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

Doves Rest is located 3,500 feet above sea level situated in the heart of the Texas Panhandle, also known as the Great Southern Plains near the cities of Canyon and Amarillo. Palo Duro Canyon, “The Grand Canyon of Texas,” is just below you from Doves Rest stretching 20-miles across. Your view is only limited by your eyesight! Enjoy staggering sunrises and sunsets - stars appear in numbers beyond belief in the crisp clear night air as this area has some of the darkest skies and cleanest air in the United States.

Here is where the Buffalo roamed. It’s Southern & Quahada Comanche (the most powerful & ruthless Indian tribes in American history), Kiowa, and Cheyenne and Arapaho territory. During their time, around 150-years ago, millions of Buffalo made this land their home and Palo Duro Canyon was a retreat for these nomad Indians - hunters of Buffalo. Chief Quanah Parker, the last of the Quahada Comanche warriors, fought the battle of Palo Duro Canyon not more than 20-miles east from Doves Rest in September 1874. It brought an official end to the U.S./Indian wars and the eventual peace that finally allowed settlers to occupy this last remaining freedom-outpost of “uncivilized” land in North America. Now, fun memories and RELAXATION happen here!

If private and quiet surrounded by nature with friendly wildlife nestled in your own little world only a few minutes away to the second largest canyon in America interests you, then you’re in the right place!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Canyon, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,327
for 4 nights
From
£311
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£369
for 1 night
From
£287
From
£311
Thu,Fri,Sat
£2,008
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Watershed Conservation £7.73 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £115.95
Cleaning Fee £69.57 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

60 Day Cancellation Policy

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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