My family's visit to Fossil Rim Safari Camp was the highlight of our vacation. We were traveling with two teens - 16 and 13, and this was a surprise activity for everyone but me. Driving to the camp is an adventure in itself. Once inside the gate, we were all amazed. Not only were there grazing antelope, but wild roadrunners, whitetail deer, and jackrabbits (which were almost as interesting as the transplants). Because there were four of us, I booked two "tents". These are on poured concrete pads, small but very clean and comfortable. The tents have air conditioning, and full baths. The tent camp (made up of 7 tents and the pavilion) resides on two fenced acres within a large paddock. The kids kept themselves busy watching the animals and the stars. Hint: bring flashlights and a camera! There is minimal ambient light (a couple of security lights mounted in the tree, but that only lights part of the area) and we found walking at night very enjoyable but it would have been challenging without a flashlight. Try to see the hummingbirds in the morning. Every employee we met was wonderful and seemed genuinely happy to see you. Very good breakfast. Take the morning tour. It's only open to people staying in the camp or lodge. My husband (who is not a big animal person) was fascinated. We are ready for a return visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fossil Rim's Foothills Safari Camp consists of “tents” that are made to look like safari tents in Africa. The Camp is a two acre fenced enclosure overlooking one of Fossil Rim’s most popular wildlife watering holes where a variety of animals can be viewed.Each Tent Cabin is custom designed and fitted with two twin beds, fresh linens, a private bath, ceiling fans and central heat and air. A scenic wildlife drive and a hot breakfast is included in your stay.You can relax on your own small patio, stroll over to the guest pavilion or gather at the observation deck and trade the day’s stories with your fellow travelers. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fossil Rim Safari Camp Hotel Glen Rose