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The Lodge at Fossil Rim

4.0 Stars
66+ Reviews

Foothills Safari Cabins

4.5 Stars
39+ Reviews

Fossil Rim has some of the most beautiful views among northern edge of the Texas Hill Country. Tucked away on 1,800 acres, the wildlife center has multiple hideaway options for your enjoyment. We feature rooms at The Lodge, as well as Foothills Safari Camp cabins.

Our guests will enjoy the peace and tranquility of Mother Nature, as they are immersed among more than 50 species of wildlife, including some endangered exotic animals. Come discover how our staff works each day for the conservation of these beautiful creatures.

Our Lodge and Foothills Safari Camp overnight guests are treated to a complimentary breakfast, courtesy of our culinary team. 

During your stay, there will be 24-hour staff presence at The Lodge to assist with any needs or answer questions. The lodging tax for The Lodge and Foothills Safari Camp is 13 percent. Weekend prices for lodging are for Friday and Saturday, while prices for the night before a holiday will be holiday (weekend) pricing.

For information, availability, and/or to make reservations, please call (254) 898-4268.

REFUND POLICY

1 Room - 1 Week In Advance

2 Rooms - 2 Weeks In Advance

The Entire Lodge / Safari Camp / Lodge + Safari Camp - 1 Month In Advance

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Breakfast outside Zappia

THE LODGE

Enjoy Rustic Luxury

The Lodge was the original “ranch house” for the property and now features five unique guest rooms, each with a different animal theme. It features a full-size kitchen and dining area, a beautiful cathedral-style living room and a massive stone fireplace. A wall of glass wraps around the front of the building, opening onto a wooden and cobblestone deck that overlooks a popular wildlife grazing area.

Herd of addax, sable, gemsbok, waterbuck and various deer species can often be seen making their daily pasture migrations, plus you will also get an up-close look at wild turkeys as you relax from above. The panoramic view of Fossil Rim beyond the nearby animals is a sight unto itself.

On the first floor of The Lodge, there is a full-size pool table, air hockey table, as well as games and books to enjoy. In fact, The Lodge has an extensive collection of books, spanning topics like conservation education, animals, novels, and history. Due to social distancing, these items are available to guests who book the entire Lodge. 

All room prices are based on double occupancy, and for any extra guest age three or older there will be a $40 charge per person. This charge covers the room stay, breakfast, and a ticket to the Gosdin Scenic Drive in your own vehicle. 

 

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The Peregrine Room

Perched on the top floor of The Lodge and accessible by a winding staircase, The Peregrine Room is the largest guest room and most secluded offering, as it is the only room on the floor. It features a king bed, stone fireplace and full-size hideaway bed.

The large bathroom includes an oversized Jacuzzi tub with a separate 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 with two tickets to the Gosdin Scenic Drive, and for any extra guest age three or older there will be a $40 charge per person. This charge covers the room stay, breakfast, and a ticket to the Gosdin Scenic Drive in your own vehicle.

 

 

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The Parrot Room

Located on the second floor of The Lodge, The Parrot Room features a king bed, private patio and private bath with a large Jacuzzi tub you step down into. The nickel-plated 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 enjoy the surroundings or step down to your to your private parking space. The maximum number of guests for The Parrot Room is three. 

All room prices are based on double occupancy with two tickets to the Gosdin Scenic Drive , and for any extra guest age three or older there will be a $40 charge per person. This charge covers the room stay, breakfast, and a ticket to the Gosdin Scenic Drive in your own vehicle.

 

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The Attwater Room

Tucked away in the back corner of the second floor, this room features a king-size bed and private bath. Through the patio doors is your secluded patio with a table and chairs for your convenience. Your patio door opens to an area where you can enjoy the surroundings or step down to your private parking space. The maximum number of guests for The Attwater Room is three. 

All room prices are based on double occupancy with two tickets to the Gosdin Scenic Drive , and for any extra guest age three or older there will be a $40 charge per person. This charge covers the room stay, breakfast, and a ticket to the Gosdin Scenic Drive in your own vehicle.

 

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The Egret Room

Located on the first floor of The Lodge, this room features two full beds, a shared hall bathroom, and outside deck. Your patio door opens onto a large patio that is easily shared with guests in The Hummingbird Room, making it ideal for larger families requiring two rooms. The maximum number of guests for The Egret Room is five. 

All room prices are based on double occupancy with two tickets to the Gosdin Scenic Drive, and for any extra guest age three or older there will be a $40 charge per person. This charge covers the room stay, breakfast, and a ticket to the Gosdin Scenic Drive in your own vehicle.

 

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The Hummingbird Room

Located on the first floor of The Lodge, this room features two full beds, a shared hall bathroom, and outside deck. Your patio door opens onto a large patio that is easily shared with guests in The Egret Room, making it ideal for larger families requiring two rooms. The maximum number of guests for The Hummingbird Room is five. 

All room prices are based on double occupancy with two tickets to the Gosdin Scenic Drive, and for any extra guest age three or older there will be a $40 charge per person. This charge covers the room stay, breakfast, and a ticket to the Gosdin Scenic Drive in your own vehicle.

 

Foothills Safari CabiNs

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Surrounded by animals

Our Foothills Safari Camp is located a half-mile further inside Fossil Rim from The Lodge. The camp entails a two-acre fenced enclosure overlooking one of Fossil Rim’s most popular wildlife watering holes where an ever-changing variety of animals – even more diverse than at The Lodge – can be observed.

An abundance of brilliant stars and constellations can be seen at night. Stroll over to the observation deck and trade stories of the day with your fellow travelers. Inside our glass-walled pavilion, you can utilize Wi-Fi while you gaze across the adjacent pasture where herds congregate and roam daily.

The pavilion is an excellent venue to host all of your events, including weddings, conferences, birthday parties, or group gatherings. Sit back, relax, and allow our staff to help plan and cater all of your event needs.

Custom-designed cabins

Each of the seven cabins is custom-designed and fitted with two twin beds, fresh linens, electrical power outlets, bathrooms with showers, ceiling fans and central heat and air. All cabins have a cot in case it is needed, plus a front porch with chairs facing the watering hole. Cabins each have adjacent picnic tables. Please bring a flashlight in case you need to leave your cabin after dark.

The maximum number of guests that can stay in one cabin is three. 

All room prices are based on double occupancy with two tickets to the Gosdin Scenic Drive, and for any extra guest age three or older there will be a $40 charge per person. This charge covers the cabin stay, breakfast, and a ticket to the Gosdin Scenic Drive in your own vehicle.

Also, only guests who stay at The Lodge can go to The Lodge to play pool and air hockey - and only if they have booked the entire Lodge. If you stay at Safari Camp, be sure to ask about your game options there during check-in.

Cabin Pricing 

One Night: $275+tax

Second Night: $220+tax

Holidays: $325+tax

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