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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
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 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 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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(106 traveller reviews)

Doves Rest Cabins - ChairLift, on the West Rim
average rating of 4.8962264 based on 106 reviews
5

Dove's rest at Palo Duro

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Chairlift Dove's rest. We had intentions to spend a lot of our time while in the area to stay at Chairlift and cook, read, visit and most of all relax and look at the view. It worked out great for us.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What an amazing view from an amazing cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this property! Cabin is cute, comfortable, spacious, and very well stocked. Beds are super comfortable and the cabin has a great floor plan. Large unobstructed windows overlook the canyon as well as the spacious covered front porch with an over the top nice gas grill that is begging to be used. Parking is ample, and is located just a couple miles from the Palo Duro Canyon State Park entrance. We will be returning for another stay in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great views, A wonderful retreat!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at ChairLift and hope to visit again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for our boys get away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful and the home was amazing !

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Cabin with Wonderful Views - Wake Up Texas!

  • 5 of 5

From check-in to check-out, our experience at Dove's Rest was 5-star all the way. No pictures can adequately describe the view from the front porch and from the expansive front windows in the living room. Jeff the owner has thought of everything with nice new appliances for cooking, a large gas grill and plenty of other amenities. Should you get tired of hiking and taking in the beautiful scenery (you won't), Chairlift also offers decent wifi, DISH television and Apple TV to help you stay connected. Chairlift Cabin is perfectly isolated and perfectly convenient to the Palo Duro Canyon park entrance. We will definitely return to Dove's Rest!

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Critters in the attic! Too dirty!

  • 1 of 5

I really wanted to like this place. Palo Duro Canyon was on my bucket list. This was our last night stay on a fun trip to 3 different states. The worst were the rats (I assume they were rats) in the attic right above the bed we were sleeping in. I heard them all night and didn't sleep a wink! I tried to convince myself I was mistaken, but in the morning they were even more active and my husband got really grossed out too. I wanted to get some rest before a long drive home, but at 6:30 a.m. we just wanted to get out of there asap. I was also very uncomfortable with the lack of cleanliness. The trashcan was half full of another's garbage, the blanket had what looked like another's pubic hairs on it, and the smell of smoke (probably from the fireplace) permeated the living room and kitchen. The smell truly was strong and overwhelming. Lastly, the bed was really high and squeaky. But the worst part of the bed was the soft, lumpy mattress. We did appreciate the sparkling wine and glasses offered, and the coffee was pretty good too. The highlight was seeing wild animals (coyotes and rams) up close, right out front. The view is really spectacular. Great potential, but this was not a pleasant stay for us.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Seriously, Mrs. Pederson? Why didn’t you call us? Phone numbers for the owner and Property Manger where everywhere for you to let us know immediately. We encourage every guest to let us know if something is wrong upon check in or during their stay. Funny, the same day you posted this 1-star review, we received a 5-star review from the guest right after you which makes me wonder about your sincerity in your rating.
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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
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,266
for 4 nights
From
£287
 
 
Thanksgiving
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,266
for 4 nights
From
£287
 
 
Thanksgiving
20 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,266
for 4 nights
From
£287
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£385
for 1 night
From
£266
From
£287
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,717
 

Additional pricing information

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