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Doves Rest Cabins - SkyHouse, on the West Rim

People6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Palo Duro Canyon Escape @ Doves Rest Cabins - SkyHouse

Sky by Name. Sky by Nature. Let your heart sing. You’ll never forget the first time that you see this view! Perched hundreds of feet above the west rim of Palo Duro Canyon State Park, from this celestial cabin you will survey everything that lies below in the canyon floor, and from above; where the sun, stars, planets, and the moon are seen traveling in the wide open expanse of the firmament. SkyHouse is a real piece of Heaven and is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

This massive one-bedroom, 1 and ½ bath cabin was designed by the premiere home-builder in the Texas Panhandle. This Cliffside retreat has a contemporary design that seamlessly blends into the landscape around it. The master bedroom acts as its own private suite, including a queen size leather sofa sleeper in the main room.

The large covered porch and expansive terraced patios with HOT TUB make for perfect outdoor gatherings, and is the centerpiece during long summer evenings. 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 #668390 for FORTRESS, 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 June, 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 its 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 SkyHouse 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’re 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 spot – 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: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • Main bath in master suite and half bath in main living area
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • The master bedroom acts as its own private suite. A queen size leather sofa sleeper is in the main room and single bunk bed in Master Suite so 5 can sleep in beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • caving
  • swimming
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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(94 traveller reviews)

Doves Rest Cabins - SkyHouse, on the West Rim
average rating of 4.9787235 based on 94 reviews
5

Beyond awesome! Breath taking........

  • 5 of 5

The view was just as depicted in the pictures, but until you stand on the edge of the property looking down the canyon it's not reality. So many places I have been have great photos but the in person just doesn't stack up, not at Dove's Rest . The marketing photos of the house are spot on. It is beautifully decorated, and very very clean and neat! If you like to cook it is totally ready for you. Indoor or grilling you have it all. Of course sitting in the hot tub after hiking or cooking, having your favorite beverage with the canyon to gaze over is remarkable! I totally look forward to going back as soon as possible.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful views. Worth every penny!

  • 5 of 5

The property has excellent amenities. The grill means you can really get the best foods, but the stove and kitchen are fully functional, too. Good laundry facilities make it easy to stay for an extended trip. Best of all is the spectacular view!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Simply wonderful! Every little detail was tended to and we were able to spend our time enjoying.

  • 5 of 5

All was just perfect! Wouldn't change a thing!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were looking for a secluded, scenic destination to celebrate our 40th, and SkyHouse fit the bill. The cabin is spacious and very comfortable inside. We spent more time on the back porch looking at the Palo Duro Canyon at various times of the day. On our last night, we enjoyed seeing a distant lightning storm. It was a great home base for exploring the canyon. We hiked one of the easier trails, Sunflower Trail, and saw lots of wildlife. Recommend using liberal amount of bug spray for the horseflies. The herd of aoudad sheep was a nice treat - they came right up to the cabin and were not skittish. I used the Weber gas grill, and I appreciate that it was clean. Had to manually light the 2nd and 3rd burners - no biggie; I have to do that with my own grill! If you are looking for a tranquil vacation with a spectacular view out of your backyard, this is it.

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

We had a wonderful stay at Skyhouse enjoying the home, wildlife , hot tub and spectacular view!

  • 5 of 5

We had an issue with stove but it was taken care of and a little mouse showed up but these issues were VERY minuscule compared to the beautiful home and surroundings!! I would definitely love to come back! Thank you for an awesome and memorable girls' trip out west!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect cabin with an amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was exactly what we expected based on the description and we couldn't have asked for a better view. We loved relaxing on the patio, the hot tub was fun, star gazing was lovely, and the cabin is very close to the park so just a short drive to explore. We look forward to coming back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Amarillo
Car: necessary

We cater to small intimate weddings that provide stunning backdrops. Or, you can rent the new Mack Dick Group Pavilion on the canyon floor for a wedding, reunion or meeting and during the summer, enjoy a performance of the outdoor musical drama TEXAS. The play runs Tuesdays through Sundays in the summer (June – August) at the Pioneer Amphitheater in the park. Watch the stories, struggles and triumphs of early settlers. The family-friendly show has singing, dancing, fireworks and lots of Texas humor.

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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
£1,427
for 4 nights
From
£327
 
 
Thanksgiving
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,427
for 4 nights
From
£327
 
 
Thanksgiving
20 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,427
for 4 nights
From
£327
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£406
for 1 night
From
£287
From
£327
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,987
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £115.95
Watershed Conservation £7.73 + Tax
Cleaning Fee £104.36 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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