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8 Great Cabins Near Palo Duro Canyon, Texas - Updated 2020

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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.

1. Luxurious with a dash of rugged (from USD 225)

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 North Rim
29 reviews
cabin 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
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The cabin was beautiful and roomy
The large Windows gave us a beautiful view out over the canyon
It's so cozy and relaxing
you could ever need Really enjoyed sitting on the back porch just enjoying the tranquility and views and sitting in the cozy living room at night enjoying the warmth of a real wood burning fire
We spent the days hiking and returned to the cabin for relaxation on the porch overlooking the canyon Enjoyed watching the Aoudad sheep and listening to coyotes
The cabin was beautifully decorated and super clean with every amenity
The cabin was clean and beautiful and the location was idyllic
I can't say enough good things about this place
The cabins are fabulous and very clean
These cabins were completed in 2017 and have been very tastefully decorated and furnished
They are so accommodating and professional
Beautiful cabins and great views
My kids were so excited with the cabin
We loved the hiking trails and how close we were to the canyon
We went for a great hike and trail run the next morning in the state park
Great location for Palo Duro visit
The location is perfect for visiting the Palo Duro Canyon State Park and enjoying what the park offers
We needed a little vacation and loved Palo Duro when we visited last
either There are a few other cabins nearby but you're basically on your own
The stars at night were spectacular Located just far enough from the hustle and bustle but conveniently only half hour away from Amarillo and Canyon
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2. One for your entire coterie (from USD 299)

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.

RARE FIND AT PALO DURO CANYON! Large,, rustic, secluded cabin sleeps 2, 5 or 9.
36 reviews
cabin 9 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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It gave the feel of a cozy little prairie home straight off a covered wagon yet with all necessary modern amenities
The proximity to the Park and town was perfect
The stable also has a nice setup with a bedroom sitting area shower and small kitchen space
And although we didn't enjoy the outdoor porch because the weather was in the 40s
Then we I came out of the canyon
The home is beautifully appointed - decorated perfectly and also fully stocked with kitchen and bath items
she had made us a cake and had champagne awaiting us with the hosts of the jeep tour
She helped me arrange a jeep tour and worked out a beautiful spot to propose
We loved having the horses and chickens nearby
I cannot say enough about the location and the hospitality she and her husband showed us
Our three kids LOVED the loft sleeping area and loved all of the animals on the property even more
The setting at the edge of Palo Duro Canyon was amazing
There is no barrier between the loft and main sleeping area below
We found everything we needed for breakfast - including fresh eggs from Andrea's chickens - which is a treat at a place that is a bit isolated (which is a virtue )
rode horses in the canyon at Palo Duro Riding Stables and took a Hummer tour of the canyon and all of these activities were less than five minutes from the house
Look no further this is the place to stay in Canyon Beautiful place minutes from Palo Duro and Andrea is so accommodating for anything you might need
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3. Right at your doorstep (from USD 250)

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 North Rim
29 reviews
cabin 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
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The bed was extra special and so comfortable
The cabin was immaculate with loads of amenities
The kitchen is fully stocked with pots pans
The directions we got were reasonable accurate although the name of the road the cabin is on was incorrect
The view is wonderful and the cabin is new and very comfortable
Everything was just great and the views and location just can't be beat
We saw Longhorns deer rabbits
Upon our arrival we saw a beautiful family of aoudad sheep
was a slice of heaven
Jeff Means for being so attentive
We could not have asked for better accommodations and Jeff was extremely responsive to questions
The cabin is charming and is only minutes away from the Palo Duro State Park entrance
being semi-remote but only a few minutes away from the State Park
provided a nice steak and a glass of wine and another day ahead
It was a great location as well
The views right from inside the cabin were spectacular
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4. Truly Texan (from USD 363)

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 Rim
152 reviews
cabin 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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the interior is comfortable with nice furniture and comfy beds
As other reviewers have stated this cabin and the view are outstanding
Each bedroom was comfortable and had its own television
please note that the fifth person will be sleeping on the living room
The kitchen was well appointed & we wanted for nothing
The pictures of the cabin are legit and exactly as pictured when you arrive
The cabin was clean comfortable and stylish
The neighborhood is quiet and you can watch the deer and goats meander past in the evening
so I can light a fire in the fireplace
However I want to mention a couple of small things that made the stay even nicer
" They even used a drone to video everything
Everyone was very pleased with how awesome the cabins were and the amazing view from the back porch of each and every cabin
While eating breakfast I saw horned goats running through the yard and
We absolutely loved the cabin
Our cabin was within 15 minutes of the destination
The views were spectacular of the Palo Duro Canyon Wildlife walked right by when we were grilling on the porch
The check-in process was a nightmare
Everyone but our daughter and ourselves was from the Houston area and had never visited the Panhandle much less
Also the bathtubs had a finish that prevented the possibility of slipping A really important feature for a person of my age
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5. Premier facilities and experience (from USD 463)

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 Rim
203 reviews
cabin 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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beds were so comfortable and the view is breathtaking
The beds are so comfortable
Loved the view from the hot tub
The kitchen was well equipped
The views of the canyon and the sun sets and rises were so magnificent
Items were labeled in the cabin for ease of use and everything was both perfect and clean
The cabins provided everything we needed and more very nicely appointed and decorated very clean and fully stocked and the views
our two kids and dog Very well stocked
we received a wonderful outline about the property
Family hiking and grilling Games and hot tub and beautiful sunrises and sunsets
We saw so much wildlife
The owner Jeff obviously cares about his cabins and making sure his guests are comfortable and happy
We were not left wanting a thing Prior to check in
The place wasn't too far from the grocery store so we were able to grill some fine steaks on the grill and just enjoyed the peace and quiet the canyon
view is amazing minutes from the park
We stayed right before Christmas
but it was worth every penny
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6. Desert rose (from USD 550)

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 Rim
131 reviews
cabin 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
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It was wonderful to have our cabin
The cabin is wonderfully comfortable and furnished The hot tub with its view of the canyon was especially popular
the peace and quiet revive the spirit
while watching the sunset each night There is plenty of outdoor seating for you to relax and take it the canyon's beauty
While sitting in the hottube admiring the view my husband
And when your energy returns after the R&R
so recommend you bring your own bath products and put a towel in the bottom of the shower
The cabin is spacious clean and comfy
I have been to Beautiful property
goes the extra mile to make sure your stay is comfortable
Artwork seems a bit violent so tried to just keep our focus on the beautiful view Very very clean Couldn't figure out how to work all the entertainment options
We had an absolutely wonderful time
Lovely cabin made even better by coffee robes and outdoor hot tub overlooking the canyon Pricey but
Beautifully maintained inside and out
Top notch cabin with spectacular views of Palo Duro Canyon
Beautiful cabin for comfortable time away from civilization Enjoyed the Palo Duro Canyon State Park and the Palo Duro Riding Stables immensely And enjoyed just sitting on the deck and gazing at t...
We also loved Palo Duro Canyon - especially the Lighthouse Trail
No words are adequate to express our treasured time in SkyHouse and the Palo Duro Canyon
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7. With a view to kill for (from USD 463)

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 Rim
72 reviews
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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It is beautifully appointed spacious with spectacular views from the living room the master bedroom and the patio
The kitchen is beautiful and wonderfully equipped
You'll notice the low privacy fence between you and the house to the north that affords complete privacy without blocking the view You'll notice the three-sided privacy fence around the spotless h...
The patio-and-hot-tub side of the cabin faces east
The rooms are beautifully appointed and perfectly comfortable If you sleep in the master you will have a picture window at the foot of your bed--
We received several reminders and a very clear and concise list of directions area information and the door code for entry
We loved the art and decor
Saw lots of wildlife roaming around during the weekend
Just bring your food drinks and friends and family
The reservation process was simple and the communications was great
Just minutes away from the park entrance
it is just a few convenient miles away
which means you get to enjoy sunrises from the lovely glider couch outside
We did day trips to Palo Duro Canyon Museum and Winery and cooked at home every night
do I really want to pay that for a cabin in the middle of the Texas Panhandle?"Yes
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8. A notch above camping

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 Canyon
1803 Cowboy Cir
4 reviews
cabin 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

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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