Reviews

5
based on 9 reviews
Bronwyn M. (South Africa)
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.

Mature couple  |  Tiger Suite (Adults Only)  |  stayed in 3/2017

Emily Fabb (Boston, MA)
Two more life-long 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 life-long fans who are determined to make it back out again someday. Best wishes, Emily & Ethan

Young couple  |  Tiger Suite (Adults Only)  |  stayed in 3/2017

Christopher Kirkhoff (Carrollton, TX)
More than worth the donation

My husband and I live about an hour away from CARE and come for the occasional visit, and we will be the first to tell you that staying a night is the only way to truly experience what the facility has to offer. This is not simply because of all the time afforded to you to spend with all the cats you have grown to know and love, but because of the seamless marriage of a secluded country escape and high luxury. As I commented to Heidi, hospitality veterans would be envious of the design choices, bedding quality, room comfort, cleanliness of the pool and hot tub, serviceware, concierge convenience, attentiveness and attention to detail (despite being busy with the cats)...everything. Nothing is unnecessary, nothing looks tacky, nothing appears out of place with its surroundings. I would pay up to double for such a rare experience that stoked the flames of our romance on our anniversary weekend. At the end of the day, though, make no mistake...it is all about waking up at sunrise and heading outside in your robe to hear Boomer and Slade chuff "good morning" to you. Will definitely do this again.

Young couple  |  Tiger Suite (Adults Only)  |  stayed in 3/2017

Alisa K
Mrs

My husband and I had the most wonderful stay here! The wildlife is amazing. The people are amazing. I did not know that this should be on my bucket list, but it should be! We will be back! If anyone looking at this review wonders if you should experience this, you should! You won't regret it.

Not specified  |  Tiger Suite (Adults Only)  |  stayed in 2/2017

Dave & Chris (Dallas, TX)
Unforgettable

Booking process with Heidi was super easy, thank you for that. Once on site, she and staff really went all out to provide excellent service. The suite was very clean and had everything we needed. Dinner & breakfast on balcony was perfect. Brought our own beer/wine and ordered the steaks - real good. Staff were knowledgeable about the cats and willing to share their experiences at CARE - they truly put the 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 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.

Young couple  |  Lion Suite (Adults Only)  |  stayed in 2/2017

Melanie K (United Kingdom)
Cant wait to come back.

Nothing could've made this trip any better. Heidi and Rachel made me feel very welcome and I enjoyed every minute I got to spend with these magnificent animals. The room was very clean and offered everything I needed and more. Enjoying a cup of coffee on the patio in the morning while tigers Slade and Boomer were playing, to falling asleep to the lions roaring. Truly a 5-star experience and a must do for every animal lover. This trip has been so relaxing and I wish I could've stayed longer. Can't wait to come back.

Single traveller  |  Tiger Suite (Adults Only)  |  stayed in 12/2016

Patricia Holdaway (Raleigh, NC)
Mrs

Staying in this suite was an amazing experience. The room was very clean, comfortable and warmly decorated. The owner and operator went out of her way to make us feel welcome. In addition to all of this, the experience was exotic and exciting. We woke up to a beautiful view out the window of the lions and lemurs... almost surreal. And relaxing on the veranda while looking out onto the property was both relaxing and exciting. So glad to be able to see these beautiful animals being cared for. We look forward to our return to CARE.

Other  |  Lion Suite  |  stayed in 7/2016

Tom Voss (Sterling Heights, MI)
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 being about 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.

Young couple  |  Tiger Suite  |  stayed in 7/2016

Krysta (MI)
Trip of a lifetime

My fiancé and I stayed in the tiger suite in late July. He was my boyfriend at the time of our arrival and I had no idea what a special trip this would turn out to be. My fiancé worked closely with Heidi on all details to make this an amazing trip. Heidi and the care staff were very accomedating and made our stay comfortable. From the moment we arrived we received special attention from private tours, dining in our luxurious room, late night swim and dip in the hot tub, views of tigers and lions from our room and lemurs from our balcony. Heidi even caught the moment of my proposal on video so I may enjoy it for years to come. I will never forget this amazing experience!!!

Young couple  |  Tiger Suite  |  stayed in 7/2016

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