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Doves Rest Cabins - Fortress, on the West Rim

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 130 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

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 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 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 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!

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Canyon

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Two full Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • Two bedrooms all with King Beds and flat screen TV's, and a twin rollaway bed stored in closet. 7-foot couch in living area can be another bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • 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

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Doves Rest Cabins - Fortress, on the West Rim
average rating of 4.9375 based on 176 reviews
5

Terrific cabin, sensational view!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a few relaxing days at Fortress and really enjoyed it! We have never been to Palo Duro Canyon and used Fortress as our home base for 3 days of exploring. The cabin was lovely - everything as pictured. We loved the views!! It was great to be able to bring our 2 dogs along as well. We did stop in Canyon (as suggested) to get groceries and the cabin had everything we needed from there. Especially appreciative for the wood/starter and directions for the fireplace - we lit a fire one chilly night and it was easy & so nice to enjoy. Each AM we'd select a hiking trail then drive the short 3 miles to the canyon park entrance. The trail maps are great - and we hiked several over our time there. The little Trading Post in the canyon has a great burger and was a nice place for food/bathroom without having to return to the cabin. Received a welcoming email and call from the owners before our trip which provided lots of helpful info and great ideas - owners are very thoughtful and professional. When we had trouble w/the front door on one occasion the caretaker answered his cell immediately and helped us out on the spot. Would totally recommend for a stay. Next time, I'm going to book on our regular return trip from Colorado. It would be a great stop and a nice relaxing break. Thanks for a fantastic stay!

  • Review Submitted: 13/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chantilly, Virginia
5

A great place to land!

  • 5 of 5

The Fortress cabin is delightful! From the scenery, the quiet, the accommodations--everything--this cabin is well worth the effort to book! The cabin is very well-kept and was so clean; we haven't always encountered that with other rentals. Even with the issue with the flies (of which we didn't have too many), we felt very much at home at the Fortress cabin. The layout is perfect, and the wall of windows looking towards the canyon is breathtaking! Make haste in securing your opportunity to stay at the Fortress cabin--you will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 10/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A trip to remember

  • 5 of 5

My husband (age 87), our son, daughter-in-law and I wanted to take a short trip that would be enjoyable for all; where the stay at the cabin would be as memorable as the site (Palo Duro Canyon) we came to see. We picked the perfect place for our group. We want to come back with our daughters so they can experience it first hand.

  • Review Submitted: 31/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

AMAZING

  • 5 of 5

Truly an amazing experience from the booking to the leaving. Upon the arrival what a surprise it was spotless, frig with Champagne and sparkly wine. Sheets fresh and clean, bathrooms fresh and clean. Now the view that is just over the top. We never went anywhere for dinner we enjoyed staying right there in the evenings after each day of trails in the park, that are only 5 minutes away. The hot tub spotless clean and super hot just fabulous to enjoy on the ridge in the evening after dinner and tired muscles from the hikes in the canyon. Can not say enough about it. Truly amazing experience from top to bottom. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 27/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peace,quiet,and wildlife

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful,comfortable, well thought out place. Everything we needed was supplied. Incredible views, fun wildlife sightings. Peaceful and delightful.

  • Review Submitted: 19/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weatherford, TX
5

Outstanding Views

  • 5 of 5

Such an enjoyable place to stay, great amenities. We watched the moon and sun rise over the canyon rim every day, and saw the Milky Way for the first time!!

  • Review Submitted: 14/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Canyon

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$506
 
 
Thanksgiving
20 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
4 night minimum stay
AU$506
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
AU$466
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AU$506
Thu,Fri,Sat
AU$3,036
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$186.44 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$199.75
Tax Rate 6.0%

60 Day Cancellation Policy

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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