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Doves Rest Cabins - ChairLift

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Palo Duro Canyon Escape @ Doves Rest Cabins - ChairLift

This “aerial lift” of a cabin takes its name from the Sky Ride concession that operated at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the 1960’s. The original ride’s abutment is sitting next to this cabin reminiscent of the good-old-by-gone-days when station wagons and family vacations were the norm, and state parks were a favorite place to take them. A series of chairlift seats moved excited park visitors from the canyon floor hundreds of feet above to the top of a mesa that can be seen below from this cabin.

Now, excited ChairLift cabin guests unwind and enjoy magical moments at dawn and dusk when the golden light plays over the soaring cliffs and rock spires of Palo Duro. One of the best features of the fantastic view from this cabin is the interplay of blue sky, brick-red rock and lime-green vegetation. ChairLift is the perfect Palo Duro Escape for the nostalgic and adventuress traveler.

ChairLift was created not just to lodge, but to entertain, engage the eye, and occupy the mind in a stage set rooted in Palo Duro Canyon. Like the canyon itself, ChairLift will take your breath away.

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 #723444 for SKYHOUSE, 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 from 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:
29 April, 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 2015

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 ChairLift a place of amazing beauty, quietness and nurturing of soul & spirit. 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!

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:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • 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
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom #1 - King Bed with 42' TV Bedroom #2 - Queen Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • 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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(97 traveller reviews)

Doves Rest Cabins - ChairLift
average rating of 4.958763 based on 97 reviews
5

Comfy with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is well decorated, with modern appliances, and is very clean. Everything you need plus some nice extras! And it's just a few minutes from the park entrance and not too far from town.

We stayed a week for our honeymoon and couldn't have picked a better place. We loved it, and hated to leave.

We do recommend caution in the state park. Our car was broken into along with at least one other and we found out it happened a few weeks before we were there too.

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

Incredible Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Five of us stayed at ChairLift Cabin for several days last week. If you are looking for astounding beauty, serenity, eye candy, there really is no other place to stay. ChairLift Cabin is a very quaint cabin that provides a grand view of Palo Duro Canyon right from the front porch. It is the last house on the street, which offers incredible seclusion. You can hike for hours right out the front door. There was a herd of wild sheep that would stroll right in front of the house every single day. The State Park is a very short drive and has numerous hiking/biking trails. Jeff was extremely responsive to my numerous questions. The cabin realistically sleeps 4. Since we were on motorcycles and there were 5 of us, I had a blowup mattress delivered before our arrival and Jeff was very accommodating in that regard. Also, being able to order provisions was such a relief for us! Dick (the property manager) had everything on the grocery list (plus some) there before we arrived. It was an epic place to staycation and we all hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, tc
5

The best vacation rental we have ever stayed in

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in many vacation rentals across the US and Europe. Doves Rest was the best one. The cabin was amazing. If anything, better than the pictures. Plus the owner has clearly put a lot of thought into making rentals easy. Everything you need is provided, from bed linens to towels to coffee. And everything is well-labeled so you know the house rules. Best of all, the view is astonishing and hiking trails start from the from porch. We saw foxes and mountain goats from the cabin.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

When the city gets to you, refresh your spirit at Chairlift overlooking Palo Duro Canyon

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful small 'chalet' with stupendous views and the comforts that one needs. A couple of things, if they were provided, would make it perfect. The first would be simple written directions for the coffee machine (a greater assortment of coffee types would also help). The second would be simple written directions for the entertainment center. The third would be simple written indications for the outside gas grill. Would love to come back for a week at a 'bad' time of year to simply write....away from everyone!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Texas
5

Awesome Sauce!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our vacation to Doves Rest Cabins! It is perfect location to Palo Duro Park! Literally like 5 minutes from entrance so it makes it perfect to come back to cabin for meals. Park entry fee is $5/person/day unless you have a state park pass. Various trails to hike,bike,ride while staying here!

The cabin is a 2 bedroom with amazing views of the canyon! We stayed in the Chairlift cabin but others are available through same rental place. We would absolutely stay here again! It was perfect size and views could not be beat! We enjoyed grilling steaks and enjoying a cocktail on the porch after a day of hiking. 😊

Our only cons (which would in NO way prevent us from staying just opportunities to improve):

No fans in rooms-I prefer a fan in room at night to help with cooling while also drowning out my snoring husband! 😂

No dresser in rooms-I prefer to unpack when on vacation for convenience but as it happens our friends did not join so we sprawled out on the extra room 😉

Again, those small cons are def not a deterrent of us staying here in the future! We have already talked with friends to return and try one of the hot tub options with Doves Rest Cabins!

Recommend going to Palo Duro riding stables if you are interested in doing horse back riding in the canyon! We thoroughly enjoyed this tour!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX, USA
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is easy to find, sits right on the canyon with an amazing view, and is very comfortable and very well equipped.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

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

The #1 and only private vacation homes overlooking Palo Duro Canyon S.P.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Canyon, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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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
£1,135
for 4 nights
From
£266
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£311
for 1 night
From
£242
From
£266
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,708
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £57.98 + Tax
Watershed Conservation £7.73 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £115.95
Tax Rate 6.0%

Cancellation: Full refund if cancelled 60-days prior to arrival. No refund if cancelled with-in 60-days of arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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