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Doves Rest Cabins - SkyHouse

People5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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cabin
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5
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
1 - 4 nights

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 -

Only 16-miles from the city of Canyon, home to West Texas A & M University, and just 30-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:
90%
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 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!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(64 traveller reviews)

Doves Rest Cabins - SkyHouse
average rating of 4.984375 based on 64 reviews
5

Awesome View

  • 5 of 5

First impression when stepping out onto the patio... AWESOME!!! Keep your eyes peeled wildlife visitors, including Barbary Sheep and deer.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cabin with fantastic view of the Canyon and wildlife

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in the SkyHouse Cabin. My husband, myself, my parents and our 2 children spent 4 days and had a small New Year celebration. We enjoyed the beautiful view of the canyon, watched deers and goats coming to the porch every day and had relaxing evenings by the fireplace with board games.

The house had absolutely everything, the kitchen was fully stocked with pans and silverware and even some food and coffee (there is a Keurig machine with capsules provided)! The cabin was very clean and ready for us when we arrived. Internet worked well. Communication with the owner was very good. I received detailed instructions about the property in advance by email.

The cabin is only about 5 min drive from the entrance to the Palo Duro state park. We went there every day and hiked a lot.

If you are traveling in winter, take a lot of moisturizers, the air is very dry!

I would highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a wonderfully scenic and quiet space!

  • 5 of 5

We needed more space for company at Thanksgiving and wanted a pretty place for some long overdue family pictures. While SkyHouse may not be ideal for some family overflow if you live in Canyon, it is perfect for a weekend for a couple to just spend time together.

As far the view? Absolutely amazing! Our photographer loved it and found great backgrounds for our pictures. When our session was done, he and my son went on an impromptu photography expedition of the Aoudad Sheep that come through the area. They are lovely! And my adult kids stayed there two nights and have already asked if we'll be making this a family tradition for Holidays!

Folks, make it a destination or a place on the way to somewhere for a night of solitude! It is a good distance to Canyon though if you need something all of a sudden. Just plan ahead and enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular view from an amazing canyon rim cabin

  • 5 of 5

The SkyHouse cabin has one of the most amazing views. The cabin sits near the edge of Palo Duro Canyon and from the time the sun rises over the canyon rim to the beautiful sunsets in the evening the view remains spectacular. The Cabin has everything you need and more, it is very clean and comfortable. To top it off the watching the stars at night from the outside hot tub were amazing.

Very close to the state park and activities. Will definitely make it back here in the future !!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the highlights of our six week trip to Texas. The house is really beautiful, very clean with everything we could possibly need. The views of the canyon are incredible! I could have spent the entire visit sitting on the back porch enjoying the stunning scenery...truly spectacular and something we will remember forever. This is such a unique place to stay and I hope we make it back there agin one day :)

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect with the best view you can imagine and very comfortable and well equipped. We loved seeing the deer and sheep and the sun rise and sun set are absolutely beautiful right from the porch.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • 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, Texas Panhandle

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter Special
16 Jan 2017 - 19 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
£344
for 1 night
From
£258
 
 
Winter Special
22 Jan 2017 - 26 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
£344
for 1 night
From
£258
 
 
Winter Special
29 Jan 2017 - 2 Feb 2017
1 night minimum stay
£344
for 1 night
From
£258
 
 
Winter Special
14 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£601
for 2 nights
From
£258
 
 
Winter Special
20 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
1 night minimum stay
£344
for 1 night
From
£258
 
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,461
for 4 nights
From
£344
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£388
for 1 night
From
£301
From
£344
Thu,Fri,Sat
£2,153
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £73 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £122
Watershed Conservation £8 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Canyon, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
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 5
  • The master bedroom acts as its own private suite. A queen size leather sofa is in the main room and single bunk bed in Master Suite.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
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.

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