Frequently Asked Questions

Check- in/check- out times:

Check-in is 3:00 pm, and check-out is 11:00 am.


Doves Rest is semi-remote and offer the best vacation rental homes in Texas. We are 16-miles away from the nearest restaurant, gas station or grocery store. It’s recommended for our guests driving or flying in from out of the area to stock up in town before arriving. We are located about 3.5 miles from the main entrance to Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Canyon, Texas.

Cancellation Policy:

Full refund if cancelled 60-days prior to the Check-in Date. 100% cancellation fee will be accessed if cancelled 60-days prior to the Check-in Date (Minus security deposit, cleaning fee and sales tax). Bad weather policy: Due to unforseen weather-related event, if you are unable to travel, please call us directly for a future credit or moving your booking dates.

Security Deposit:

A $150.00 security or damage deposit is required with all reservations. This deposit is a hold on your credit card 5 days prior to the arrival and released 24 hours after your departure date.

Cleaning Fees:

It’s pretty much an industry standard in the Vacation Home Rental market to charge a cleaning fee along with the daily rental. Our cleaning fees are a one-time fee whether you stay 2-nights or a couple of weeks. Our fee is based on the remoteness of our cabins and the travel time for our property managers to get there, plus they do more than just house cleaning. Laundry, dishwashing, landscaping, outdoor grill cleaning and indoor fireplace cleaning, minor repairs when needed and window wash for each turnover is always done. They also insure that the pantry items and coffee are stocked and do a general “Make Ready” of our cabins to insure it’s up to our standards for your “home away from home” stay.

After my reservation, what should I expect next?

Get ready for a great and relaxing time! 7 – 10 days prior to arrival we will send you our “Know Before You Go” document with cabin address, driving directions, code for the keyless deadbolt and other useful information including contact information for our Property Mangers to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Our Roads:

All roads to Doves Rest Cabins are paved and suitable even for motorcycles. In the neighborhood we have 3.4 miles of paved roads for walking, running and bike riding. Four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended, but not required for winter month snow conditions (December through February). We average about 17” of snow a year but it never comes at once, and usually melts within a couple of days.

What we provide:

hand soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, blow-dryers, Keurig coffee machine & coffee filters, dishwasher & laundry detergent, paper goods, pantry items such as flour, herbs, salt & pepper, propane grill, and firewood.

What you should bring:

Clothes, toiletries, food, beverages & condiments, binoculars, telescope, hiking boots, backpacks, sunscreen, and favorite book.

Grocery & stores:

There is a United Supermarket and a Wal-Mart in Canyon, about 16-miles away.


We manage multiple cabins at Doves Rest and can accommodate your group between our cabins. Please send us a message or give us a call to help you arrange that perfect family or business gathering.

House Rules:

  • Quiet Hours: 10PM-7AM
  • All exterior lights out by 10PM
  • No outside fires at anytime
  • No More guests overnight allocated for each cabin

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.

Burn bans:

Our Property Managers will let you know when our county has issued an outdoor burn ban. Fires in the outdoor fire pits are not permitted during these times. We supply all your fire wood needs.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park:

Is open year-round. High season is March through September. Park hours are 8:00 am – 10:00 pm. They charge $8.00 per person for a day pass and must be reserved online prior to entering the park. If you’re going in after 5 pm to see the TEXAS Musical play during the summer, there is no entry charge.

Cliff danger:

The beautiful cliffs around our cabins are made up of Caliche (hard baked clay) and it crumbles under foot. The sheer drop-offs run anywhere to 50-feet to over 200-feet. We ask you to take this under consideration when you bring small children.

Getting to Doves Rest Cabins:

Flying is always an option to get to Doves Rest Cabins. Amarillo (AMA) has multiple-daily service from American, Southwest & United Airlines. Rental cars are plentiful and inexpensive. Doves Rest Cabins is approximately 40-miles south of the AMA Airport.

Driving distances from major cites that include driving posted speed limits, with stops for fuel, food and rest areas are as follows:

  • Oklahoma City – 4 hours
  • Albuquerque – 6 hours
  • Dallas/Ft Worth – 7 hours
  • Colorado Springs – 6 hours
  • Austin – 8 hours
  • San Antonio – 7.5 hours
  • Houston – 9 hours
  • Midland/Odessa – 3 hours