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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!

Doves Rest Cabins is one of the top 10 places to stay in Canyon, TX. Doves Rest Cabins 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 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. Read More »

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!

The #1 And Only Private Vacation Homes Overlooking Palo Duro Canyon State Park

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Luxury Cabins

All Doves Rest Cabins are located a few minutes from the main (and only) entrance to Americas #1 State Park, Palo Duro Canyon. Beautifully custom designed and uniquely appointed luxury home rentals, no two cabins are alike and all offer views overlooking Palo Duro Canyon.

We are just 16-miles from the city of Canyon, home to West Texas A & M University, and just 30-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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Phantom

In the 1920’s, the U.S. National Park Service commissioned Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter to draft plans for a series of cabins, a historic oasis nestled at the bottom of Grand Canyon. She named them the Phantom Cabins...

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  • $199 / Night
  • 1 Bedroom (Studio w/ 1 King Bed)
  • 1 Bath (Full Bath w/ Shower)
  • Sleeps 2
  • 480 Sq. Ft.
  • Pets Allowed

Goodnight Trail

Our most private and secluded Doves Rest Cabin. This amazing stone cabin is named in honor of Charles Goodnight, the legendary cattle rancher and inventor of the old-west chuckwagon. Goodnight took advantage of available grass, timber, and water near this cabin, and in 1876 founded what was to become the first Texas Panhandle ranch - the JA Ranch at Palo Duro Canyon. One of the best features of the fantastic view from this cabin is the interplay of sights of high and low mesa steeps on how Charles Goodnight entered the canyon with hundreds of Longhorn cattle. Located a mere 100-feet from the state park boundary, Goodnight Cabin is the perfect for the most discriminating guests who enjoy interweaving historical perspectives of the old-west with the modern luxury of a Doves Rest Cabin.

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  • $375 / Night
  • 1 Bedroom - 1 King Bed
  • 1 Bath (Full Bath w/ Shower)
  • Sleeps 2
  • Dining - 2 Seats

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’s look 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. Doves Rest Fortress is a place of exceptional security, privacy and refuge.

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  • $475 / Night
  • 2 Bedrooms - 2 King Beds
  • 2 Bath (Shower & Tub)
  • Sleeps 5
  • Dining - 6 Seats
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Pets Allowed

SkyHouse

Sky by name, sky by nature - let your heart sing. You’ll never forget the first time that you see this view! Perched hundreds of feet above the west rim of Palo Duro Canyon State Park, from this celestial cabin you will survey everything that lies below in the canyon floor, and from above; where the sun, stars, planets, and the moon are seen traveling in the wide open expanse of the firmament. SkyHouse is a real piece of Heaven and is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This massive one-bedroom, 1 and ½ bath cabin was designed by the premiere home-builder in the Texas Panhandle. This Cliffside retreat has a contemporary design that seamlessly blends into the landscape around it. The master bedroom acts as its own private suite, including a queen size leather sofa sleeper in the main room.

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  • $550 / Night
  • 1 Bedroom - 1 King Bed
  • 1.5 Bath (1 Shower)
  • Queen Sofa Sleeper
  • Sleeps 5
  • Outdoor Hot Tub

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Gather Around

Inspiring landscapes and lavish accommodations create an atmosphere perfect for celebrating, connecting or simply unearthing a renewed sense of purpose. Whatever brings you to Doves Rest is also certain to bring your group closer together. Explore our unique approach to weddings, events and corporate meetings that’s sure to leave a lasting impression.

20 Luxury Cabins
29,000 Acres of Canyon
2nd Largest Grand Canyon in the U.S.
3,500 Feet Above Sea Level
6 Hours Drive from Dallas, Texas
Top 10 Darkest Skies in the U.S.

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Whether you believe the person makes the journey, or the journey makes the person, you can curate your own itinerary from an array of immersive activities at Palo Duro Canyon.

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