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- Cabin1400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
Palo Duro Canyon Escape @ Doves Rest Cabins - Fortress
The stronghold of Fortress Cabin takes its name for the centerpiece of its view gazing at the Fortress Cliffs along the east rim of Palo Duro Canyon State Park, a protected six miles of cliffs overlooking the Grand Canyon of Texas. The bluff look’s the same way the first Texans saw it — Unspoiled. The steep margins of the Fortress Cliffs consist of bright, banded layers of orange, red, brown, yellow, and white rocks that represent four geologic periods. Adding to the cliffs scenic grandeur are numerous pinnacles, buttes, and mesas. A place of exceptional security, privacy and refuge – Welcome to Doves Rest Fortress Cabin!
Located only a few minutes from the main (and only) entrance to Americas #1 State Park - Palo Duro Canyon. This modern but rustic two-bedroom, two-bath cabin is immaculate and fully furnished. It features a wood burning fireplace, Hot Tub, covered patio facing east with porch swings and BBQ. The fully equipped kitchen offers everything you need to make you feel at home. Clean linens and towels are provided for your comfort along with extra blankets for cozy nights. A 70” T.V. in the living area makes the nights even more entertaining! Guests can unwind around the beautiful flagstone patio and enjoy the view all day and night. 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 #723444 for SKYHOUSE, VRBO listing #739931 for CHAIRLIFT, VRBO listing #801442 for COMANCHE, VRBO listing #892352 for El Coronado.
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.”
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 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 2010
Why Jeff Means chose Canyon
Palo Duro Canyon State Park with it's 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 Doves Rest 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 are 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 place – 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!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great house! The kitchen was well equipped, beds were so comfortable and the view is breathtaking!!
My new happy place!
Man, oh man! I was hesitant about staying here and...well it was rather expensive on my simple teacher's salary, but it was worth every penny! We opened the fridge and was welcomed with a bottle of champagne and beautiful fluted glasses! The place wasn't too far from the grocery store so we were able to grill some fine steaks on the grill and just enjoyed the peace and quiet the canyon provided.
The hot tub was a nice way to end the evening, gazing at the stars and just letting all the stress from the week melt away. Thank you so much for sharing this FABULOUS getaway!
Best Palo Duro experience!
My extended family of 9 stayed in the Comanche and Fortress cabins for a four day stay in Palo Duro Canyon. The cabins provided everything we needed and more ... very nicely appointed and decorated, very clean, and fully stocked ... and the views! (Bonus: in the early mornings, we saw a lot of different wildlife right outside the cabins). Jeff's attention to detail and welcome gifts were much appreciated.
Palo Duro itself is a not-to-be-missed Texas gem. We will not stay any place other than Dove's Rest Cabins when we return.
Thank you Jeff!!
Natural beauty surrounds in canyon solitude
Amazing place to sit back and decompress while enjoying the canyon view in any type of weather. My husband, Andy and I, along with our poodle Charley, felt at home in this neatly appointed cabin, and when we left to hike Palo Duro, or go into Canyon for groceries, we couldn't wait to come back to this little slice of heaven. The scenery from the patio is beyond words and the best part was viewing the diverse wildlife, from the afternoon aoudad visits, to the birds drinking from the bird bath, to the howling coyotes. The owner, Jeff, obviously cares about his cabins and making sure his guests are comfortable and happy. He was even there on a warm day digging up cactus and transplanting them to a better location. Why stay anywhere else when you can be here? We will definitely return.
The cabin was really clean and was stocked with everything we needed. And you couldn't beat the view
My family had a wonderful experience staying at the fortress cabin. It was super clean(I didn't even wear shower shoes or examine the sheets which I always do), and had everything we needed. We saw so much wildlife, it was amazing. He went into the state park almost everyday and it was a very short drive. (1.5 miles) We enjoyed the porch, hot tub, and tv!! I highly recommend!
Doves Rest - Fortress ... Fantastic!
Lots of good things to say about this place ... comfortable well furnished house; spectacular views of Palo Duro canyon; coyotes and aoudad sheep frequented the back patio; close to state park entrance; clear night sky for star gazing.
Palo Duro Canyon Escape @ Doves Rest
Welcome to Doves Rest. The #1 and only private vacation home overlooking Palo Duro Canyon State Park.
Doves Rest is located 3,500 feet above sea level situated in the heart of the Texas Panhandle, also known as the Great Southern Plains near the cities of Canyon and Amarillo. Palo Duro Canyon, “The Grand Canyon of Texas,” is just below you from Doves Rest stretching 20-miles across. Your view is only limited by your eyesight! Enjoy staggering sunrises and sunsets - stars appear in numbers beyond belief in the crisp clear night air as this area has some of the darkest skies and cleanest air in the United States.
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!
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!
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