“As Seen On BBC”
That’s what you can say about Doves Rest Resorts, a group of overnight accommodations perched on the rim of Palo Duro Canyon just 20 miles south of Amarillo.
The popular BBC Two show Hairy Bikers is featuring a trip the entire length of Route 66. Episode four includes the stars, Dave and Si, cooking their version of Texas chili (these Brits put beans in their chili) while on location behind the Fortress cabin at Doves Rest. The view over their shoulders and into the canyon is spectacular.
“We love catering to our guests from around the world. So helping Dave and Si and the entire BBC crew was very easy. Hairy Bikers is great exposure in one of our best European markets,” Jeff Means, Doves Rest owner, says.
Amarillo and this stretch of Route 66 was well represented in this episode. Dave and Si enjoyed a beer at the Big Texan; ate a burger at the Golden Light Café; left their mark on Cadillac Ranch; took a selfie in Adrian at Route 66’s midpoint; and rode reverently through Glenrio, a Route 66 ghost town on the Texas/New Mexico border.