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LODGING

Lodging should be booked at least 8 days in advance. Reservations are required and shorter notice bookings may not be available. For information, availability and/or to make reservations please call 254.897.2960.

Prices listed for The Lodge and Foothills Safari Camp Tent Cabins are for double occupancy and include breakfast and a Scenic Wildlife Drive pass. Extra guests are $15.00, per guest, per night. County lodging tax is 13%.

The Lodge

The Lodge – Rustic Luxury
The lodge was the original “ranch house” for the property and, with a few modifications, now serves as a Bed and Breakfast. A cathedral style living room, with a massive stone fireplace and walls of glass, opens onto a stone veranda overlooking a popular wildlife feeding area. Herds of desert addax and gemsbok can often be seen making their daily migration around the Lodge and Foothills Safari Camp pastures, and you’ll get an up close look at the resident deer and wild turkey.

peregrine roomThe Peregrine Room
Perched on the top floor of the Lodge, accessible by a winding staircase, the Peregrine is our most secluded room. It is also our largest room and features a king bed, fireplace and its own Jacuzzi bath with a separate shower. You may bring your group of four people (maximum) to enjoy these auspicious surroundings, with plenty of room for sleeping bags for the kids.

Off Season Pricing (November–February)
Sunday to Thursday: $125 (See Note Below)
Friday and Saturday: $200
* Holidays: $200

Peak Season Pricing (March–October)
Sunday to Thursday: $200
Friday and Saturday: $325
* Holidays: $325


parrot roomThe Parrot Room
Located on the main floor of the Lodge, the Parrot room features a king bed, private patio, and private bath with large Jacuzzi you step down into. The fluted pewter sink in the bathroom adds a lovely touch, as does the large armoire in the bedroom. Your patio door opens to an area where you can take in the outdoors, then step down to your parking space.

Off Season Pricing (November–February)
Sunday to Thursday: $125 (See Note Below)
Friday and Saturday: $175
* Holidays: $175

Peak Season Pricing (March–October)
Sunday to Thursday: $175
Friday and Saturday: $275
* Holidays: $275


attwater roomThe Attwater Room
Tucked away in the back corner of the main floor, this room features a king bed and private bath with copper sink and beautiful blue tile countertop. Through the patio doors is your separate patio, with a table and chairs for your secluded convenience. You may even park within feet of the patio door and experience only two steps to your room.

Off Season Pricing (November–February)
Sunday to Thursday: $125 (See Note Below)
Friday and Saturday: $160
* Holidays: $160

Peak Season Pricing (March–October)
Sunday to Thursday: $160
Friday and Saturday: $225
* Holidays: $225


egret roomThe Egret Room
Located on the first floor of the Lodge, this room features two full beds, a shared bath, and outside deck. Your patio door opens onto a long patio that is easily shared with guests in the Hummingbird Room, making it ideal for larger families requiring two rooms. However, the space is such that you will not feel crowded.

Off Season Pricing (November–February)
Sunday to Thursday: $100 (See Note Below)
Friday and Saturday: $125
* Holidays: $125

Peak Season Pricing (March–October)
Sunday to Thursday: $125
Friday and Saturday: $200
* Holidays: $200


hummingbird roomThe Hummingbird Room
The Hummingbird Room, located on the first floor of the Lodge, features two full beds, shared bath and outside deck. The Egret and Hummingbird Rooms have a shared bath and connecting outside deck – making them ideal for families requiring two rooms.

Off Season Pricing (November–February)
Sunday to Thursday: $100 (See Note Below)
Friday and Saturday: $125
* Holidays: $125

Peak Season Pricing – (March–October)
Sunday to Thursday: $125
Friday and Saturday: $200
* Holidays: $200


Note: Off Season Weekday lodging is only available to groups that reserve four or more rooms at the Lodge or all seven Tent Cabins at Foothills Safari Camp. Call 254.897.2960 for information, availability and pricing. Prices subject to change without notice.

Foothills Safari Tent Cabins

Surrounded By Animals
Our Foothills Safari Camp is located half a mile further inside the Wildlife Center from the Lodge. The “tents” are made to look like safari tents in Africa. A two acre fenced enclosure overlooking one of Fossil Rim’s most popular wildlife watering holes, where an ever changing variety of animals, from elegant sand hill cranes to families of waterbuck, can be viewed.

tent cabinAll Tent Cabins
Each Tent Cabin is custom designed and fitted with two twin beds, fresh linens, a private bath, ceiling fans and central heat and air. Please bring your own flashlight!

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.

Off Season Pricing (November–February)
Sunday to Thursday: $125 (See Note Above)
Friday and Saturday: $150
* Holidays: $150

Peak Season Pricing (March–October)
Sunday to Thursday: $150
Friday and Saturday: $225
* Holidays: $225

Morning Safari Guided Tour

Not really lodging… but you have to stay here to take this tour.

morning safari tourThe Morning Safari Tour may just be the best tour of the day while at Fossil Rim. This tour is reserved for our Lodge and Foothills Safari Camp overnight guests (for an additional cost, age 7 and older), and it leaves at 8:30am from the Pavilion, where breakfast is served. Your advantage of an early morning departure will have you out and about before most other guests arrive for the day, and before some of the animals have been fed. Having the brunch wagon drive through is sheer delight for the animals and you may well get mobbed by animals looking for a handout.

Your first stop is generally at the Mexican gray wolf enclosure of the nearby Intensive Management Area. You will view three species of wolves, cheetah, coati, black rhinos, and Attwater’s prairie chickens in this area before heading out into the park to look for the rest of our animals, returning to the Foothills Safari Camp in time for check out.

Your guide will entertain and inform you, as well as do the driving so you don’t have to. Don’t miss out – take advantage of this delightful morning tour.

Price: $52 per person

Wolf Ridge Cabins

Bunkhouse Rentals
Our Wolf Ridge Nature Camp bunkhouses come with bunk beds, and not much else. But you’re staying here for the experience, not the amenities, right? Some bunkhouses have heat and air, and some don’t. It’s like camping… without having to sleep on the ground.

Cabins With Heat and Air Conditioning

$100 per night for up to 5 people
$10 per person charge for additional guests
Damage deposit:$150 (see description below)

Cabins Without Heat and Air Conditioning

$85 per night for up to 5 people
$10 per person charge for additional guests
Damage deposit:$150 (see description below)

We have four cabins with heating and air conditioning that sleep 13 to 14 people. There are also four cabins without heating or air conditioning that sleep 12 to 14.

You will need to bring your own bedding and toiletries. We do not permit portable heaters, cooking appliances, pets, drugs, alcohol or weapons.

Damage Deposit
We require a damage deposit payable by check, which will be returned provided facilities are not damaged. If guests cancel less than 3 days before their reservation date, there will be no refund offered. If guests choose to reschedule within 3 days of their stay, there will be a $50 rescheduling fee.

Customers paying for cabin rental by check will need to bring two checks. If paying by credit card, this fee can be waived if no damage is incurred. Damages in excess of damage deposit will be billed to the customer as applicable.

*Fossil Rim Observed Holidays

Labor Day September 7, 2015 - Park Open

Columbus Day October 12, 2015 - Park Open

Veteran's Day November 11, 2015 - Park Open

Thanksgiving Holiday November 25, 2015 - November 26, 2015 - Park Closed

Christmas Eve December 24, 2015 - Park Closed

Christmas Day December 25, 2015 - Park Closed

New Year's Day January 1, 2016 - Park Open

Martin Luther King Day January 18, 2016 - Park Open

Presidents' Day February 15, 2016 - Park Open

Spring Break March 7, 2016 - March 18, 2016 - Park Open