Book a One-of-a-Kind Retreat

CARE's Safari Suites are luxury rooms elevated 16 feet above lion, tiger, bobcat, and lemur enclosures, giving guests a breathtaking view of the facility and the animals. 

Imagine dining on the balcony outside of your luxurious accommodations and watching tigers Mika and Zara play in their waterfall as the sun sets in the big Texas sky. Or, have breakfast in your room as you listen to lions Araali and Zuberi greeting the new day with their thunderous roars right below your window. 

During your stay, you will receive behind-the-scenes tours to meet and learn about the animals that call CARE home. Guests will have the opportunity to safely feed (from outside of the enclosure with tongs) the king of the jungle and the sweetest of little lemurs.

Please email or call to book your stay or request more information. 



In the luxurious rooms, guests will enjoy 24-hour concierge service, behind-the-scenes tours of the facility, breakfast and dinner, and much more. Donations from guest stays will help CARE continue giving a safe and loving home to some of the planet’s most amazing creatures. 

The suites accommodate up to 2 adult guests with one bedroom, one bathroom, and a kitchenette area. 

Check-in: 3:00 p.m.

Check out: Noon.

Booking Cost

The Safari Suites stays are from $1,000 per night. A 25% deposit is due at the time of booking. 

**Center for Animal Research and Education (CARE) is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization. A portion of your stay may be tax-deductible. 


  • Breakfast, dinner, and in-suite snacks included
  • Outdoor jacuzzi and swimming pool available
  • Gated parking


Suite Stay Requirements

  • Guests must be vaccinated against coronavirus to stay in the Safari Suites.
  • Guests must be 18 years or older to stay in the Safari Suites.
  • No pets allowed.
  • No smoking allowed.
  • The suites do require guests to climb narrow stairs.

Additional Activities Nearby

  • Winery Tours*
  • Night Sailing Tours of Lake Bridgeport*
  • Boat Rentals* 
  • Golf Course*
  • Stroll charming downtown Bridgeport
  • Less than 1-hour drive from Fort Worth Shopping and Entertainment

*At an additional charge

Hear From Our Guests

Best wedding anniversary EVER!

"My husband & I spent our 19th wedding anniversary in the Safari Suite & can't stop talking about it to anyone who will listen! I thought it'd be "pretty cool" but that was an understatement! The time & attention given to us & the way we walked away feeling like we had personally made new friends, was spectacular. Not only do Heidi, Derek & their staff truly C.A.R.E. about these magnificent animals, they're friendly & funny too! We'll be back!"


Trip of a Lifetime

"I took my girlfriend down here to take a tour of the facility and surprise her with the Suite stay. We were the first guests to stay in the suites and I can say that they are top notch. There's something pretty special about being able to look out your window and see lions, then look out your front door and see tigers. The staff went above and beyond to make our trip special and memorable. I also proposed to her while we were at the rescue. They were in constant communication and ensured everything went as planned. If you want to take a once-in-a-lifetime trip, you will not be disappointed staying here and supporting the rescue."


If you're not planning on going, change your mind

"We have been following CARE on social media for a while and were very excited to spend our anniversary surrounded by the animals we have come to love. Heidi and the CARE volunteers went above and beyond to make our stay a memorable one. Everything we requested prior to our arrival (flowers, cake, champagne) was executed to perfection. From the moment we were greeted and shown to our beautiful room, we felt at home. The rooms were very clean and offered a large variety of amenities. When you arrive at CARE, you immediately feel the love surrounding the animals. We loved our stay so much, that we ended up extending it by another day. I cannot think of a better way to have spent our anniversary, and can't recommend it enough. The whole experience is well worth the money, and we will defintely be back. Thank you to everyone at CARE for looking after us so well."


Two more lifelong fans

"Dear Heidi and Melanie, I truly cannot thank you enough for my wonderful visit to CARE/ Safari Suites (3/12-3-13). I got a little ping in my heart this morning knowing I wouldn't get to see Boomer and Slade outside my door. I had trouble describing to my friends the size of Chompers. I still can't figure out how a beast as big as Noel crosses her enclosure in an instant without a sound. A trip that has really left me SPEECHLESS. And none of it was possible without your kindness and attention that weekend, and your ongoing dedication and compassion. We are both lifelong fans who are determined to make it back out again someday. Best wishes, Emily & Ethan"


Amazing Stay in the Safari Suite

"I stumbled onto this place in early 2019 and thought it would be neat to surprise my husband with something different for our anniversary. It was amazing from the very moment we arrived! There are just no words to describe how CARE made us feel!! The animals are so beautiful and amazing!! You could never have such an up close and personal experience in any other place. All the animals have their own little personality and when they look at you it is a feeling like no other. We will always follow Heidi and CARE and continue to visit and support this wonderful cause!!! It was worth every penny spent!! The suites are just beautiful and the view is crazy wild....literally!! Nothing like waking up in the night to the sound of the lions roaring!!! Again just no words to describe this experience!!"



The booking process with Heidi was super easy, thank you for that. Once on site, she and the staff went all out to provide excellent service. The suite was very clean and had everything we needed. Dinner & breakfast on the balcony was perfect. Brought our own beer/wine and ordered the steaks - really good. Staff were knowledgeable about the cats and willing to share their experiences at CARE - they truly put CARE in the name. They give you space but also aim to get you closely involved in activities with the cats. The animals are so special, gave me a new appreciation for them as well as other animals in general. We were amazed at how big and powerful they are when right in front of you. And we especially enjoyed feeding them and the lemurs through the fence. Thank you Heidi and staff for an unforgettable experience, we loved it.