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Foothills Safari Camp at Fossil Rim
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Planned this for a brief Mom/Son summer getaway, and this did not disappoint. We drove in, did the self-driving tour through the park and saw/fed plenty of animals, and then we went over to the lodge and our cabin. We stayed in the Cheetah, and we were very pleased with the size, and comfort of this place. It was perfect for two, and the AC was great! The water pressure was awesome, and my son said it reminded him of a "Harry Potter tent". We had a delicious breakfast the next morning and then went on the "behind the scenes" tour. The highlight was most definitely feeding the giraffes. As we were leaving, my son asked if we could come again next year. I told him we would definitely plan on it! Everyone was super friendly, kind, willing to answer questions, and I can't say enough nice things. We will definitely be back!

Stayed: July 2017
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2155FossilRim, Marketing Associate at Foothills Safari Camp at Fossil Rim, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

That's awesome you guys enjoyed it so much! :)

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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed here one night, had a blast. Great breakfast in the morning, really neat seeing the animals when you wake up. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The cabins are small, very small. Do not pack more than you need, there's not room for much. We were able to fit our sons pack n play in the middle aisle for him to sleep, but it was almost impossible to move around. Keep the size in mind, but other than that, a great place to bring your family for a different kind of getaway.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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2155FossilRim, Marketing Associate at Foothills Safari Camp at Fossil Rim, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Glad you enjoyed it. Yep, a tricky fit for more than 2 people. :)

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

What fun! to stay at the Foothills Safari Camp. Watched animals come into the watering hole. Ate a fabulous breakfast the next morning compliments of the overnight stay. Wonderful morning tour with very informative tour guide. If we could give more than 5 stars we would make it so.

Room Tip: We did not access the Wi-Fi. It was a trip to enjoy nature at its finest.
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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2155FossilRim, Marketing Associate at Foothills Safari Camp at Fossil Rim, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thanks Madeline! I'll make sure all the relevant folks hear about your review! :)

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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

This place was perfect for animal lovers of all ages! Cabin was super cozy for my son and I! AC was blasting, beds cozy, showers hot and an amazing view!!! The night sounds we're fun and interesting and the breakfast was hot and great!!! Perfect views of the watering hole, the land and sunset! My parents stayed in the cabin need to ours and loved it just as much!

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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2155FossilRim, Marketing Associate at Foothills Safari Camp at Fossil Rim, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

We are glad we could help make this year's birthday great! Thanks for your feedback.

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

We had such an awesome time at Foothills Safari Camp. I love to Camp and my husband does not, so this was a good compromise! We stayed in the Cheetah "tent" and found it very comfortable. We saw quite a few animals at the watering hole and surround the fence around the property.

Our "tent" had a cot for our son, but when you put it out, the room was basically one big bed, so you probably won't want to set the cot up until right before you are ready to go to sleep.

Other things to note--the water pressure is great, but as others have said, there is only enough hot water for one shower, so you either have to be quick or wait a bit before the next person goes in.

The breakfast is delicious and plentiful! As long as we kept eating, she kept bringing!

You can stop at Fossil Rim for directions to the lodge and camp. They are about 5 miles away, but the park will give you good directions to get there.

The "tent" locks ONLY from the inside, so don't bring valuables and expect to leave them in the room. The lady who checked us in said they had never had anything stolen, but she'd hate for us to be the first.

And finally, bring a lantern. We didn't have one, and we wish we had! There is some lighting around the property, but once the sun set, we wanted to play some games on the picnic table outside our "tent," and there wasn't nearly enough light for that.

I really don't have a single complaint on this place. It was so much fun and a really different experience, and it cost about the same as getting a traditional hotel in town.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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2155FossilRim, Marketing Associate at Foothills Safari Camp at Fossil Rim, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

We are so glad you had a great time! We have done away with calling them tent cabins and they are now just cabins since we took off the tent openings, which is why it may have seemed strange if someone had told you about tents in the past. :)

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Additional Information about Foothills Safari Camp at Fossil Rim

Address: 3022 County Road 2010, RR 1 Box 210, Glen Rose, TX 76043
Region: United States > Texas > Glen Rose
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Glen Rose
Price Range: $170 - $305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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 
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Fossil Rim Safari Camp Hotel Glen Rose

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