Lighthouse takes its name for the centerpiece of the famous icon of Palo Duro Canyon State Park. The expansive patio offers sweeping views of canyon colors of sunlit banded layers of orange, red, browns and yellows that every artist would thrill to be immersed in. Lighthouse Cabin was created not just to lodge, but to entertain, engage the eye, and occupy the mind in a stage set rooted in Palo Duro Canyon. Unwind and enjoy magical moments while the golden light mixed with clouds plays over the expanse of Palo Duro Canyon State Park. A place of exceptional security, privacy and refuge – Welcome to Doves Rest Lighthouse Cabin!
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.
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. Still in operation today, these rustic cabins are built of wood and native stone blending with the natural beauty of the setting. Colter literally invented the “Rustic Look” that now all National Parks in America incorporate. The vision for Doves Rest in creating our version of Phantom Cabins was blending the same Mary Coulter building tradition into our one-bedroom rustic jewels. We’ve incorporated a similar feel & look that blends with our own unique natural beauty and Native American history. Elegant and modern touches inside, along with full technology packages are not over-looked in each of these identical cabins for our discriminating guests that have come to expect and enjoy from Doves Rest Resorts.