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Doves Rest Cabins - ChairLift, on the West Rim

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 -

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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

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 Canyon

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:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • 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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Doves Rest Cabins - ChairLift, on the West Rim
average rating of 4.890511 based on 137 reviews
2

Beautiful View, Unfortunate Media Management

  • 2 of 5

Overall, the house was comfortable, well-stocked, and very inviting. The sleeping arrangements were lackluster. Though they say the cabin sleeps 5, please note that the fifth person will be sleeping on the living room couch. The check-in process was a nightmare. They encourage you to download the VRBO app a few days before you stay which contains next to no helpful information. Due to a missed email sent a couple of weeks before our stay, I couldn't get into the house. I then proceeded to reach out to the phone numbers in the downloaded app. Because of its outdated information, the only person who answered was a disgruntled former employee who instructed me to pass along the message to "remove his information." Through expletives, he explained how he was fired so his job could be given to someone else. 20 minutes later in 100 degree heat I finally received the phone call containing the needed information to access the cabin. No inquiries, no explanation, just the access code and a forwarded email with "fyi."

These unfortunate occurrences turned a beautiful cabin and view a little sour.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this cabin. The view was amazing, and they thought of everything! The cabin was very clean and comfortable. Loved exploring the state park during the day, and relaxing at the cabin each night. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was lovely and very comfortable. The kitchen was clean, updated and well equipped. The views are spectacular!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This Place is Stunning

  • 5 of 5

Will be back many times

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, Texas
5

A Texas Treasure

  • 5 of 5

As other reviewers have stated, this cabin and the view are outstanding. However, I want to mention a couple of small things that made the stay even nicer. I appreciated the large container of water in the kitchen where we could easily refill our bottles thus preventing the possibility of more plastic trash winding up in this incredibly beautiful environment.

Also, the bathtubs had a finish that prevented the possibility of slipping. A really important feature for a person of my age.

We hope to come back as this was one of the nicest places we have ever stayed. Thank you for your attention to detail.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dove's Rest Cabins

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cabin! Loved the view!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 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:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Thanksgiving
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,294
for 4 nights
From
£296
 
 
Thanksgiving
20 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,294
for 4 nights
From
£296
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£387
for 1 night
From
£276
From
£296
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,826
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £104.2 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £111.65

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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