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A Historic Bed And Breakfast In Amarillo

HistoricHistoric Starlight Canyon is located in upper Palo Duro Canyon. Just eleven miles South of Amarillo, you will feel like you are miles away. Beautiful in all seasons, you will enjoy majestic sunrises and sunsets.

Located between Amarillo and Canyon, Texas, Historic Starlight Canyon Bed and Breakfast is close to local attractions and shopping in both cities and only 15 minutes away from Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

We offer Bed and Breakfast, Wedding and banquet facilities. Additionally, our facilities can be customized to your request for almost any event.

Nate & Liz GreenStarlight Canyon is a historic site originally slated to be Texas Park #10. The main lodge was built by the Civilian Conservation Corp in 1933 and was originally the state park concession building.

The grounds cover over five fenced acres, all accessible with outstanding views. Our property is a beautiful tree-filled site. Because we are in upper Palo Duro Canyon the terrain is varied. There is even a downhill walk to a meadow with trees scattered about.

Our cabins provide the perfect romantic getaway for a special occasion or a relaxing spot for travelers passing through.

If you have a wedding, special event planned or an overnight stay, you won’t find anything else like Historic Starlight Canyon.

Meet Your Hosts

Nate & Liz GreenStarlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast offers unique lodging, and hosts the most beautiful weddings in the Texas Panhandle. After 10 years, Liz and Nate Green continue to develop their own brand of Texas hospitality. Their focus is romance, and they call Starlight Canyon “The Heart of Texas Romance.” They have four cabins with a private hot tub and cozy decor. Guests have the option to add moonlight massages, candlelight dinners, romance packages and much more. For their inclusive weddings, they guide each couple through every step in the celebration, from planning the big day to breakfast delivered to the honeymoon suite the next morning.

The Green’s experience in hospitality started more than 20 years ago, while Nate was working in restaurants and Liz was entering the Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management Program at Texas Tech University. Collectively, Nate and Liz have more than 40 years of experience in the industry.

Liz completed the program at Texas Tech, and moved to Keystone Ski Resort to begin her career. There, she found her love for the business and the love of her life, Nate. Nate’s training was less formal, working at various establishments in the vacation mecca of Summit County, Colorado. Crediting his passion for food and the food supply, Nate enrolled in the Agricultural Business & Economics program at WTAMU, finishing in 2016, just three years after buying Starlight Canyon.

A big part of hospitality is helping folks feel comfortable. They find the simple art of small talk does this better than anything. Small talk is built around information, and they stay informed on current events, local stories, national and world-wide news. They rely on national and local news outlets, headline skimming, and hometown periodicals like Brick & Elm.

Nate & Liz GreenLiz and Nate’s common passion for hospitality was discovered in each other. Liz invested in the academic pathway to hospitality expertise, while Nate’s path was focused on “putting food on the table” for the guests he served. Why have you chosen to live and work in this area? Liz grew up here and went to Canyon High. While the couple was living in Colorado, Liz’s parents told them about Starlight Canyon and that it was for sale. On a fateful visit to Canyon, Liz and Nate saw the property and instantly fell in love. They began planning their move to Amarillo that same day!

Nate and Liz have opened the lawn at Starlight Canyon to host concerts in the warmer weather featuring local and regional talents. Along with a passion for performing arts, Nate and Liz have developed an interest in visual arts that has materialized in a new segment of their business called Starlight Canyon Design Studio. With the design studio, Nate creates stunning barn quilts.