Nestled in the heart of the Texas Panhandle, Palo Duro Canyon boasts of being the second largest canyon in the USA. Multicoloured rock formations, striking geological features, and an expansive stretch of land for as far as the eye can see, it is a big hit among adventurous travellers. Caves, hoodoos, a rugged terrain, Palo Duro Canyon will please every bit of the hardy traveller in you. It is about 32 km (20 miles) long and was once home to the Native Americans. So, pack up your gear and get going. We’ve brought some of the most comfortable vacation rental cabins that’ll add to an interesting and memorable experience. Bring out those shoes, suntan lotion, hat, shades, and camera, the clear skies and warm land await.
Imagine sitting next to a lit fireplace, warming yourself and gazing at a vast expanse of land for as far wide possible? Soothing, isn’t it? The comfort of this 1-bedroom cabin is equipped with all that the adventurer in you will seek for. They provide an additional pull-out bed, placed in the living room, that allows for up to 4 guests to be accommodated comfortably in the property. It is favourably situated on the Palo Duro Longhorn Cattle Ranch and is just a few paces away from the Palo Duro Canyon State Park’s entrance. Grab on and enjoy Texan character oozing from every little detail of this cabin in Palo Duro Canyon.
Doves Rest Cabins – StageCoach, on Longhorn Ranch10500 Lighthouse Trail
Planning a trip here with your entire daredevil pack? Worry not, here’s one cabin that’s packed with all that you can imagine. With 3 bedrooms, big enough to accommodate up to 5, The Hideout is an entire private house. If you’re more then 5 travellers, the property also offers lodging in its newly added stable quarters for an extra 4 travellers. Although, do note that an additional fee of 60 USD per guest is levied for occupying the stable quarter. Sitting in a privately-owned sprawling stretch of land, it is a great combination of luxury and utility. It is just a little distance from canyon state park, so you can drive down, walk, or even ride horseback. We also hear that very soon they’re going to start offering chuckwagon meals on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Added bonus! So folks, what are you waiting for? With beautifully bred horses in sight and the chirpy voice of songbirds, staying here will please you from the very core.
The Hideout at Palo Duro Canyon. Rustic, cozy cabin on 6.5 secluded acres.22901 Sunday Canyon Road
Located about 10 minutes away from the Palo Canyon State Park is this cabin for those looking to come close to the experience of camping. The simplicity of the property and its neighbourhood are a great respite with no WiFi access or modern-day fluff. No unnecessary distractions, only the company of Texan nature and atmosphere! All basic amenities – cooking dishes, air conditioners, washer, mini fridge, etc. – are available. Also, the owner has very good knowledge of the local thereabouts and happily helps his guests find their comfort. The vacation rental is also very closely-situated to the Amarillo and Canyon Square. So, if you’re willing to leave luxury behind then this one’s for you.
Creekwood Cabin In The Canyon1803 Cowboy Cir
A cosy cottage-like cabin, this one makes for a good choice for groups of 4. Almost a footstep away from the state park’s entrance, it is a popular choice among travellers. While here, enjoy a stunning view of Texan topography while in the comfort of your cabin, as all the rooms have a floor-to-ceiling window. The property also has interesting board games, so you can enjoy your evenings bringing in that competitive spirit. What’s more? There’s also a lovely rocking chair placed out front, so make the most of it and book this vacation rental right away.
Doves Rest Cabins – Chisholm, on Longhorn Ranch10500 Lighthouse Trail
Plunge yourselves in an entirely wholesome experience as this vacation rental brings the canyon’s true essence to you. Constructed at an elevation, emanating a relaxing vibe, it serves as a fantastic retreat after adventuring about. Warm bedrooms, plush bathrooms, and a roomy living area/kitchen make this property a great hit with travellers. There’s also an electric barbecue grill placed on the front deck, so enjoy some charred goodness underneath a Texan sky full of stars. The owner has 4 other properties in the area and is well versed with the traps and trails, so do get in touch with him for any information that you might need.
Doves Rest Cabins - ChairLift, on the West Rim11200 Indian Camp Trail
Owned by a super host, this property is very much a part of the famous Dove Rest Cabin family in the Palo Duro Canyon area. It can sleep up to 5 guests over 2 bedrooms and is set overlooking the scenic Fortress Cliffs. The furnishing is immaculate and sophisticated, and the cabin is well-stocked with all amenities. Here, you can even enjoy a pleasing sight of the multicoloured rock formations of Fortress Cliffs while being seated right at the patio. A chilled beer cooling your insides, refreshing breeze hitting your face, and an almost-hypnotic chirruping of the birds in your ears – rush yourselves here for a wholly classic experience. Wait, there’s more – an outdoor hot tub overlooking the brilliant canyon! Come on now, do we really need to say more?
Doves Rest Cabins - Fortress, on the West Rim10500 Lighthouse Trail
Opt for this spacious 1-bedroom vacation rental for a delightful experience of the Palo Duro Canyon, with all facilities at your doorstep. It is good enough for 6 guests over a private suite and a sofa-sleeper for 2 in the living room. The aesthetically pleasing design of the cabin blends in with the Palo Duro landscape and presents itself as an oasis in the middle of a desert. Terraced patios, luxurious interiors, and a huge porch, this place attracts hordes of tourists each year. There’s a large TV, loads of books, and an outdoor hot tub to make your stay as memorable as it could be. Book this one and see the truth for yourself!
Doves Rest Cabins - SkyHouse, on the West Rim11200 Indian Camp Trail
Another one of Dove Rest’s offerings, the uniqueness of this cabin is in the stunning views of the Palo Duro neighbourhood. Hikers, sightseers, campers, tourists—everyone will find this vacation rental suitable. There are 2 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 6 guests. It is not too far from the state park entrance and about 25 km (16 miles) away from the city of Canyon. Comfortable couches, proper ventilation, modern amenities, and an extraordinary panorama—here, you can savour the unblemished charm of the Texas Panhandle and take home a million amazing memories.
Doves Rest Cabins - El Coronado, on the West Rim11200 Indian Camp Trail Unit C
The Grand Canyon of Texas
A trip to the massive Palo Duro Canyon is a riveting experience by all means. Spectacular views, challenging hiking routes, variety of fauna and flora, and interesting geological features – the canyon soothes all your sensibilities. All you hikers, scale your way up vibrantly-coloured rock formations and spot a few mule deers or wild turkeys. Capitol Peak and the Lighthouse are a must visit. Also, no trip to Palo Duro is complete without having watched Texas, a popular play on the history of the state. So, pick out a cabin from this list we’ve carefully curated for you and you’ll not regret it.
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