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Doves Rest Cabins - Comanche, on the West Rim

Canyon, TX, USA
  • Cabin1440 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights

Palo Duro Canyon Escape @ Doves Rest Cabins - Comanche

Comanche in their native language is “Numinu”, meaning the People. And, Comanche Cabin is just that…for the People. Doves Rest Cabins Vacation Home Rental Resort is proud to bring you this newly constructed home with a universal and accessible design to accommodate a wide variety of guests. This single floor house has been specially designed to accommodate people of all ages, genders, sizes and physical abilities. 36” wide doorways and hallways, generously sized bathrooms with roll in shower, front entrance and back patio low thresholds for wheelchair ease of access are some of the notable features that make Doves Rest Cabins – Comanche, accessible to the PEOPLE.

Unwind and enjoy magical moments while the golden light mixed with clouds plays over the expanse of Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the spacious Hot Tub! One of the best features of the lovely view from this cabin is the vistas one can see in a 180-degree angle. Pets welcome and stay free with a fully fenced back yard.

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 #668390 for Fortress, 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.”

Owner

Jeff Means

Member Since 2015
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 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 2016

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 Comanche Cabin 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!

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Master with King Bed and second bedroom with King Bed. 36" doorways into bedrooms and hallways. Both bedrooms equipped with 55" T.V.'s, and a twin rollaway bed stored in closet.

      Bathrooms

      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Wheel Chair accessible bathrooms with a 5' turning radius and a no step shower entrance.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          Views of Palo Duro Canyon
        • Rural
          Near Palo Duro Canyon State Park

          Theme

            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                      We supply the wood!
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Wi-Fi
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                      High quality linens
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Telephone
                      Land line
                    • Towels Provided
                      High quality towels plus bathrobes and spa towels for Hot Tub use
                    • Washing Machine
                      Laundry area has safe room

                      Kitchen

                        • Coffee Maker
                          Krueig and coffee pods provided
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Open kitchen floor plan design
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Stocked with spices and essentials
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Dining
                              Open floor plan design
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                  Blu-Ray
                                • Games
                                  Board games and books
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Full Direct TV package
                                • Television
                                  65 " T.V. in main living area and 55" T.V.'s in each bedroom
                                • Video Library

                                  Outside

                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      180 degree views of Palo Duro Canyon!
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Fenced backyard
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Infra-Red Charbroil propane grill

                                      Suitability

                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          This single floor house has been specially designed to accommodate people of all ages, genders, sizes and physical abilities. 36” wide doorways and hallways, generously sized bathrooms with roll in shower, staggered height kitchen counter tops, front entrance and back patio low thresholds for wheelchair ease of access are some of the notable features that make Doves Rest Cabins – Comanche accessible to the PEOPLE.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Seats 6 people with great views!

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Concierge
                                                • Private Chef
                                                • Staff

                                                  Attractions

                                                    • museums
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • churches
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • synagogues
                                                    • theme parks
                                                    • water parks
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • photography
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • cycling
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • rock climbing
                                                                • spelunking

                                                                  Notes

                                                                    • 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.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      94 Reviews

                                                                      Exceptional5/5

                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      The Cabin was beautiful and comfortable-inside and out. Well-equipped with everything we needed.

                                                                      Harley & Darla B.

                                                                      Had a wonderful, relaxing weekend, with a beautiful, peaceful view of Palo Duro Canyon. Would recommed this highly to anyone. We will be back!

                                                                      Perfect!

                                                                      Russell H.

                                                                      My extended family of 9 stayed in the Fortress and Comanche 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!!

                                                                      Beautiful location, beatiful house

                                                                      dorrith n.Katy

                                                                      Doves Rest Comanche was beautiful and well appointed, located just minutes from Palo Duro canyon state park. Comfortable beds, plenty towels and kitchen equipment, gas BBQ available and a wonderful hot tub. Chocolates and sparkling wine/cider with complimentary flutes awaiting us upon arrival was a wonderful extra.

                                                                      We enjoyed our stay very much, the only downside was that the cabin is advertised as sleeping 6 with two kings and two rollaway twins available. When we arrived only 1 twin roll away bed was in the cabin and no spare bedding. A phone solved that within minutes with bedding and a cot being brought over. We would recommend the cabin for two couples or a family with up to 4 children, however not for 6 adults.

                                                                      Epic Spring Break!

                                                                      Monica F.

                                                                      Our family enjoyed five days over spring break at the Comanche cabin, and it was fantastic. The weather was perfect, giving us the best of mother nature on Canyon hikes every day and a luxurious home with first-class amenities every night. The proximity to the park entrance made this a win-win, and the views from the house are absolutely amazing. We brought our own groceries and had everything we needed in the gourmet kitchen. Plus, the complimentary bottle of champagne was a nice touch!

                                                                      Two king beds spoiled us after miles of great trail hiking. And we even enjoyed a couple of DVD movies out of a great collection that's provided. We would definitely recommend this place. It was a first-class experience start to finish.

                                                                      Perfect getaway!

                                                                      Donna K.

                                                                      Our stay at the Comanche cabin was unforgettable! Every detail towards outstanding hospitality was met. Wished we had planned for a longer stay.

                                                                      Great Cabin

                                                                      Russell R.

                                                                      What a great place

                                                                      Location

                                                                      Canyon, TX, USA

                                                                      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!

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Cleaning Fee
                                                                      $140
                                                                      Tax Rate
                                                                      6%

                                                                      Cancellation penalty - Full refund if cancelled 60-days in advance and full cancellation within 60-days.

                                                                      $350avg/night
                                                                      94 Reviews
                                                                      Exceptional 5/5
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