Published By Susan Lanier-Graham – October 26, 2020

By June 2020, I had spent nearly three months at home. For someone who travels for a living—sometimes on the road three weeks out of a month—that was a major change. I wanted to get outside my four walls, but I also wanted a safe escape. I didn’t expect to find that escape—an oasis filled with wow moments—in the Texas Panhandle. But, that’s exactly what I found when my husband and I were guests of Doves Rest Cabins sitting on the rim of Palo Duro Canyon. I can recommend a visit to Doves Rest Cabins when you want to “disconnect to reconnect” as owner Jeff Means likes to say.

I have only been in Texas for about three years and there is so much I haven’t yet explored. Friends recommended that we check out some of the Texas state parks, but we had no idea what to expect. When we booked the cabin at Doves Rest, we knew it was fairly isolated and on the rim of Palo Duro Canyon. I honestly couldn’t even visualize what a canyon could look like in Texas. I was in for a thrill…