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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!

Doves Rest Cabins is one of the top 10 places to stay in Canyon, TX. Doves Rest Cabins is located 3,500 feet above sea level situated in the heart of the Texas Panhandle, also known as the Great Southern Plains near the cities of Canyon and Amarillo. Palo Duro Canyon, “The Grand Canyon of Texas”, is just below you stretching 20-miles across. Your view is only limited by your eyesight! Enjoy staggering sunrises and sunsets – stars appear in numbers beyond belief in the crisp clear night air as this area has some of the darkest skies and cleanest air in the United States. Read More »

Off the beaten path and outside of mainstream destinations, we are 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 place – 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!

The #1 And Only Private Vacation Homes Overlooking Palo Duro Canyon State Park

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Luxury Cabins

All Doves Rest Cabins are located a few minutes from the main (and only) entrance to Americas #1 State Park, Palo Duro Canyon. Beautifully custom designed and uniquely appointed luxury home rentals, no two cabins are alike and all offer views overlooking Palo Duro Canyon.

We are just 16-miles from the city of Canyon, home to West Texas A & M University, and just 30-miles south of Amarillo and historic Route 66. There is plenty of shopping, restaurants, museum’s and all local amenities to enjoy in the “city.”

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The stronghold of Fortress Cabin takes its name for the centerpiece of its view gazing at the Fortress Cliffs along the east rim of Palo Duro Canyon State Park, a protected six miles of cliffs overlooking the Grand Canyon of Texas. The bluff’s look the same way the first Texans saw it — unspoiled. The steep margins of the Fortress Cliffs consist of bright, banded layers of orange, red, brown, yellow, and white rocks that represent four geologic periods. Adding to the cliffs scenic grandeur are numerous pinnacles, buttes, and mesas. Doves Rest Fortress is a place of exceptional security, privacy and refuge. Modern but rustic, this two-bedroom, two-bath cabin is immaculate and fully furnished. It features a wood burning fireplace, covered patio facing east with porch swings, fire pit and BBQ. The fully equipped kitchen offers everything you need to make you feel at home. Clean linens and towels are provided for your comfort along with extra blankets for cozy nights. A 70” T.V. in the living area makes the nights even more entertaining! Guests can unwind around the beautiful flagstone patio and enjoy the outdoor fire pit when the temperature dips. The combination of upscale amenities and stunning vistas is what makes this Palo Duro Canyon Cabin so attractive to the discriminating intrepid traveler.

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  • $525 / Night
  • 2 Bedroom - (2 King Beds)
  • 2 Bath (Shower & Tub)
  • Sleeps 5
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • Pets Allowed

El Coronado

A breathtaking vista filled with dramatic light and color. El Coronado is the iconic luxury vacation cabin of Doves Rest Vacation Home Rental Resort, and we are the world’s choice for creating incredible Palo Duro Canyon moments. Situated on the rim of America’s most beloved State Park, Palo Duro Canyon, El Coronado Cabin is a destination on every savvy traveler’s must-do list. This cabin embodies Palo Duro’s character, blending the West Texas legendary past with the relevance of Americas second largest canyon. With a one-of-a-kind location perched hundreds of feet above the canyon floor, it’s truly a blissful setting with rustic architecture paired with modern amenities. The view from El Coronado is literally cinematic in breathtaking scenery. The canyon sandstone towers, gorges, mesas, and sculpted buttes glow in many shades of orange and red, captivating visitors ever since the first Native Americans settled here centuries ago. This majestic cabin is sure to engage the senses and captivate the imagination of our global guest clientele.

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  • $525 / Night
  • 2 Bedroom - (2 King Beds)
  • 2 Bath (1 Shower & 1 Tub/Shower)
  • Sleeps 5
  • Indoor wood burning Fireplace
  • Outdoor Hot Tub

Santa Fe

The Santa Fe is brand new to the cabin collection at Doves Rest providing the world’s only private overnight luxury accommodations to intrepid travelers, offering unique views of the Palo duro Canyon & an iconic symbol of the American Southwest for our guests to enjoy. Wildlife diversity & abundance around Doves Rest is excellent, including populations of blue quail, bobwhite, turkey, bobcat, mule deer, white-tail, Aoudad sheep, coyote, roadrunners, rabbits & numerous songbirds.

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  • $299 / Night
  • 1 Bedroom - 1 King Bed
  • 1.5 Bath (Shower Only - No Tub)
  • Sleeps 4

Four Gables

If you've ever wished you could live in a famous painting, here's your chance! Doves Rest Four Gables Cabin looks like it came straight from Grant Wood's American Gothic-- you know the picture with the couple (and their pitchfork) standing in front of their farmhouse. We're charmed by the idea to build such a quintessentially American cabin for your enjoyment. Rooms are large and open, especially the arrangement of the kitchen, eating, and living areas making the main floor feel much larger. Big porches front and rear make for great group gatherings. Surrounded by a white picket fence keeps the Texas Longhorn Cattle at bay as you enjoy being front and center on a working cattle ranch.

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  • $675 / Night
  • 4 Bedroom - 4 King Beds
  • 3.5 Bath (3 Full and 1 Powder Bath)
  • Sleeps 8

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Inspiring landscapes and lavish accommodations create an atmosphere perfect for celebrating, connecting or simply unearthing a renewed sense of purpose. Whatever brings you to Doves Rest is also certain to bring your group closer together. Explore our unique approach to weddings, events and corporate meetings that’s sure to leave a lasting impression.

20 Luxury Cabins
29,000 Acres of Canyon
2nd Largest Canyon in the U.S.
3,800 Feet Above Sea Level
6 Hours Drive from Dallas. Texas
Top 10 Darkest Skies in the U.S.

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Whether you believe the person makes the journey, or the journey makes the person, you can curate your own itinerary from an array of immersive activities at Palo Duro Canyon.

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