Palo Duro Canyon Escape @ Doves Rest Cabins - ChairLift
SuZanne General Manager
About SuZanne General Manager
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.
SuZanne General Manager purchased this Cabin in 2015
Why SuZanne General Manager 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 ChairLift a place of amazing beauty, quietness and nurturing of soul & spirit. Here is where the Buffalo roamed. It’s Southern & Quahada Comanche (the most powerful & ruthless Indian tribes in American history), Kiowa, and Cheyenne and Arapaho territory. During their time, around 150-years ago, millions of Buffalo made this land their home and Palo Duro Canyon was a retreat for these nomad Indians - hunters of Buffalo. Chief Quanah Parker, the last of the Quahada Comanche warriors, fought the battle of Palo Duro Canyon not more than 20-miles east from Doves Rest in September 1874. It brought an official end to the U.S./Indian wars and the eventual peace that finally allowed settlers to occupy this last remaining freedom-outpost of “uncivilized” land in North America. Now, 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!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Smoking outside only
Pet friendly and stay FREE!
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great place to stay!
Relax and enjoy this amazing place with fantastic views of the canyons! Bring your own food and enjoy this beautiful place!
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us at Doves Rest Cabins! We hope that you will visit us again in the future.
Amazing cabin and view...just be careful if it rains!
We absolutely loved the cabin. It was clean, well stocked--almost like being in my own kitchen! The view was amazing and it was so easy to get in and out of town, the canyon, everywhere. The neighborhood is quiet and you can watch the deer and goats meander past in the evening. Would be 5 of 5 if not for one rather huge issue. Our only problem came on the last morning of our stay, after it had rained--our car started to sink into the driveway. There was no packed road base; so not only did our car almost get stuck, WE sank as we walked back and forth to pack our car (husband had the foresight to quickly get it out to the cul-de-sac after we had to push it out of the mud). Hoping they have the driveway paved the right way if we get back that way again!
Beautiful view; great location & comfortable lodging.
We loved the Chairlift Cabin at Doves Rest Cabins. The location is wonderful with beautiful views and close proximity to the park. the interior is comfortable with nice furniture and comfy beds.
Thank you for selecting Doves Rest Cabins for your get away! We appreciate your booking.
Everything about this property was perfect! The views were amazing. The cabin was very nice and has everything you will need for your stay. It was also great sitting out at night and gazing a sky full of stars - something we don't see in Dallas!
What a wonderful place!
This is the best VRBO experience we’ve had so far. The cabin location really is spectacular. We were very impressed with the cabin and all the amenities. The view is stunning. We saw all weathers while there so got to see a starry night followed the next night by some pretty impressive lightning. The cabin is only 10 minutes from the park entrance and about 20 minutes from the city of Canyon. We had our 7yo son with us who was excited to see the wildlife up close. On several occasions we had horned goats wandering right by the property.
Thoroughly recommended. We will be back!
The view is fanatic and the cabin is very comfortable. 10 minutes from the State Park entrance.
The #1 and only private vacation homes overlooking Palo Duro Canyon S.P.