Palo Duro Canyon Escape @ Doves Rest Cabins - SkyHouse
Doves Rest Cabins
About Doves Rest Cabins
Jeff Means is the founder and manager of Doves Rest Cabins. He’s an experienced business professional with a 30+ year career in the hospitality & tourism industry. He has overseen countless event executions and destination/resort marketing efforts. He has personally led groups to over 50-countries and worked closely with resorts and hotels to enhance the guests stay and overall experience. He has traveled to every continent except Antarctica, and almost every state/province in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. During his career he has been to many interesting places such as, the Sahara Desert, Amazon River, Great Barrier Reef, Moscow, Marrakesh, Transylvania, Kenai Peninsula, and the Alps from every country, plus most of the Caribbean Islands. Jeff’s sister lives in New Zealand who he visits occasionally. Interestingly, she has several successful vacation home rentals projects in New Zealand, Australia and Argentina! Jeff is also an author and accomplished writer. His extensive travels have given him a unique view about the world and the cultures in which we live. His curiosity about world and human origins led him to write his debut novel, Entity of Origin. Jeff was born and raised in Northern California but has called Texas home since 1989.
Doves Rest Cabins purchased this Cabin in 2010
Why Doves Rest Cabins chose Canyon
Palo Duro Canyon State Park with its Technicolor walls make for high-desert scenery more commonly seen in southern Utah. It offers more than 30-miles of hiking, mountain-biking and equestrian trails and an additional 1,500 acres set aside for horseback riding. You can bring your own horses so don’t hesitate to ask us about local boarding. Mountain bikers can experience the best single track in Texas and will enjoy the well maintained five trail heads networking for some 26-miles throughout the canyon ranging from "mild" to "wild" in technical ability - dirt, rocks, river rock, sand, wash-outs, switchbacks, drop-offs and climbs with alternative trail accesses throughout. During the summer, enjoy a performance of the outdoor musical drama TEXAS. The play, nearing a half-century in its on-going production runs Tuesdays through Sundays, June through August, at the 1,700 seat Pioneer Amphitheater. Watch the stories, struggles and triumphs of early settlers. The family-friendly show has singing, dancing, fireworks and lots of Texas humor. You'll find SkyHouse a place of amazing beauty, quietness and nurturing of soul & spirit. 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!
What makes this Cabin unique
Off the beaten path and outside of mainstream destinations, we’re 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 spot – 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!
Pool / Spa
No smoking - Smoking outside only and no outdoor firesSmoking outside only and no outdoor fires
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Wonderful property. Beautiful views and the cabin is lovely.
Thank you for choosing Doves Rest Cabins as your destination get away. We hope to have you visit us again. Cheers
No words are adequate to express our treasured time in SkyHouse and the Palo Duro Canyon. We are very grateful for being able to stay in such an elegant and comfortable haven. We enjoyed being able to spend hours enjoying the majestic scenery and having everything we needed to have a restful week. Our deepest gratitude for all of the thoughtful amenities, including the wonderful hot tub. We have fallen in love with this amazing place on our planet.
Skyhouse has a piece of my heart
My husband and I love Skyhouse, & have stayed multiple times. It just feels like a second home at this point. We love the hot tub, with amazing views and the huge fireplace in the living room. We have stayed in chairlift & fortress as well, but Skyhouse is by far our favorite. There is so much room to explore just out the back door. And our favorite little visitors, the Barbary Sheep. There is so much attention to detail in every inch of this house. If you're thinking about booking, just stop and do it! You won't regret it
Tranquility is the best description for the location and the décor of the cabin. The host has an amazing eye for the details - champagne/sparkling wine and flutes in the fridge on arrival, robes and towels for the hot tub, chocolates on the pillows, and that's just the beginning. We enjoyed the peace and quiet with incredible sunrises and sunsets overlooking the canyon. We felt we were the only people for miles even though there are other houses in the area. Definitely plan on returning.
Loved it. Brilliant location with everything included. We couldn't have asked for more. Wonderful.
Very clean and the terrace and hot tub at sunset were the max. Everything we hoped for and more. Had everything we needed and the location was precious. Wish we had longer.....
We cater to small intimate weddings that provide stunning backdrops. Or, you can rent the new Mack Dick Group Pavilion on the canyon floor for a wedding, reunion or meeting and during the summer, enjoy a performance of the outdoor musical drama TEXAS. The play runs Tuesdays through Sundays in the summer (June – August) at the Pioneer Amphitheater in the park. Watch the stories, struggles and triumphs of early settlers. The family-friendly show has singing, dancing, fireworks and lots of Texas humor.