Lodge at Fossil Rim

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Enjoy Rustic Tranquility

The Lodge was built by Fossil Rim’s original owner, Tom Mantzel, back in the early 80’s. Over the past few decades it has been updated to provide bed and breakfast style accommodations. Several common areas are available for guest use, including the newly renovated Lounge, Great Room, Balcony, and shared kitchen.

The Lounge

Located on the first floor of the Lodge, our newly renovated Lounge is available only to Lodge guests. It provides an intimate setting to relax and enjoy the company of friends new and old. A variety of comfortable seating options are available for you to unwind, enjoy a drink and enjoy quality time with those you love. A smartTV, pool table, and range of board games are also available for entertainment.

The Great Room

Occupying the majority of common space on the second floor is the Great Room. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer ample sunlight and a picturesque view of the surrounding hills. This is a great space to relax, read a book from our library, or play a board game.

The Balcony

Just a step through the sliding glass door of the Great Room brings you onto the Balcony. This wooden and cobblestone deck wraps around the front of The Lodge, overlooking some of the lovely ridges and hills this region is famous for. You may also catch a glimpse of some of our exotic and native wildlife making their daily pasture migrations. Patio seating is available for you to sit and watch the sunrise while you enjoy your morning coffee.

The Kitchen

All Lodge guests have limited access to the kitchen facilities. At this time, guests are welcome to use the refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker to use at your leisure.

Only guests who stay in the Lodge may use the Lodge amenities.

The Suites

Peregrine Suite

Perched on the top floor of The Lodge and accessible only by a winding staircase, The Peregrine Suite is the largest guest room and most secluded. This room encompasses the entire third floor and features a king bed, decorative fireplace with sitting area, and twin trundle bed. The large bathroom includes a jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower. Guests in this room can adjust the heat or air conditioning based on their desired comfort level. 

 The maximum number of guests for The Peregrine Room is four. All room prices are based on double occupancy and for any extra guests age 3 or older there will be additional charges. Breakfast is served daily in the Pavilion at the Foothills Safari Camp and is included in the price. Prices do not include admission to the Gosdin Scenic Drive, you are welcome to purchase either a self-drive tour or one of our guided tours in addition to your stay.

Price:  $325/night, $375/night on holidays (plus tax)

Parrot Suite

Located on the second floor of The Lodge, The Parrot Suite features a king bed, private patio with nature views and private bath with a large tile jacuzzi tub. The nickel-plated sink, large armoire, and other amenities, add a touch of luxury to your nature getaway. Your patio door opens to an area where you can enjoy the surroundings, watch as animals graze and play through the pastures and listen to the calls of local wildlife. This room also provides a semi-private parking space to be used at your convenience.

The maximum number of guests for the Parrot Room is three, with access to a roll away cot.  All room prices are based on double occupancy and for any extra guests age 3 or older there will be additional charges. Breakfast is served daily in the Pavilion at the Foothills Safari Camp and is included in the price. Prices do not include admission to the Gosdin Scenic Drive, you are welcome to purchase either a self-drive tour or one of our guided tours in addition to your stay.

Price:  $275/night, $325/night on holidays (plus tax)

Attwater Suite

Tucked away in the far corner of the second floor, this Suite features a king-size bed, private bath and optional roll away cot. Through the private patio door is your secluded view with a table and chairs for you to enjoy at your leisure. Take in the spectacular view of the hills and wild nature while you relax in your private nature getaway. This room also provides a private parking space to be used at your convenience.

The maximum number of guests for the Attwater Room is three, with access to a roll away cot. All room prices are based on double occupancy and for any extra guests age 3 or older there will be additional charges. Breakfast is served daily in the Pavilion at the Foothills Safari Camp and is included in the price. Prices do not include admission to the Gosdin Scenic Drive, you are welcome to purchase either a self-drive tour or one of our guided tours in addition to your stay.

Price:  $225/night, $275/night on holidays (plus tax)

egret suite

Located on the first floor of The Lodge, this suite features two bedrooms and one bathroom and outside deck. The first bedroom has a king bed and is the only entrance to the main house. The second bedroom has entry from the first bedroom and has two full beds. Each bedroom has access to a large patio with a view of the open fields and rolling hills in front of The Lodge.

The maximum number of guests for The Egret Suite is six, with access to a fold out cot as needed. The room price is based on double occupancy per bedroom or four guests and for any extra guest age three or older there will be additional charges. Breakfast is served daily in the Pavilion at the Foothills Safari Camp and is included in the price. Prices do not include admission to the Gosdin Scenic Drive, you are welcome to purchase either a self-drive tour or one of our guided tours in addition to your stay.

Price:  $400/night, $450/night on holidays (plus tax)

  • Fresh Linens Provided
  • Bathroom with showers
  • Central Heat & Air
  • Access to Pavilion

Make a Reservation

For information, availability, and/or to make reservations, please call (254) 898-4268 or email lodge@fossilrim.org.

Also See The Safari Cabins

Refund & Transfer Policy

Refunds must be requested prior to your scheduled stay:

1 Room/Cabin - 1 week prior to reservation.
2 Rooms/Cabins - 2 weeks prior to reservation.
3+ Rooms/Cabins - 1 month prior to reservation.
Entire Lodge/Safari Camp - 1 month prior to reservation.

Fossil Rim does not offer "rain checks" due to weather.

Transferring a stay to another date will incur a $50 room transfer fee.

If you have questions or would like to purchase a tour, please call us at (254) 897-2960.

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