When you think of the Golden State, beautiful beaches and eternal sunshine probably come to mind. You wouldn't be wrong. But for locals, there's also a whole world of exploration here that is also worth experiencing. One adventure that is worth having is this dreamy wildlife sanctuary stay. This California Airbnb lets you wake up to African animals roaming right outside your window!
Here's the best part. You won't even have to leave the grounds to enjoy all of the beautiful wildlife.
Many of the rooms offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape and wandering animals all from the comfort of your bed. Who doesn't want to wake up to giraffes and coffee?
The B. Bryan Preserve is a private sanctuary committed to preserving endangered African Hoof Stock species such as giraffes, zebras, and antelopes.
So if you've ever wanted to see large, majestic African animals in wide, open fields, now's your chance.
Profits from your stay go towards conservation funds too, so it's all for a good cause.
When it comes to accommodations, you'll have several options to choose from, ranging from $185 to $235 per night with a two-night minimum stay.
There are three lovely cottages and one house, all with fun themed decor (aka printed bedding) and all the comforts of home to keep you warm and cozy.
Each place comes with a full kitchen, so you can enjoy your breakfast with a view before taking pictures near the animals.
It is recommended booking your stay in one of the cottages since they come with a private hot tub you can soak in at the end of the day.
If you'd rather swing by for a quick stop, you can also opt to take a one-hour tour of the grounds to see the animals.
Daily tours run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. most days and are available by reservation only. Winter tours close by 3:30 p.m.
This adventure is only $35 per adult and will bring you around the 110-acre property in an open-side Land Rover.
In the end, you'll be able to feed the giraffes and maybe even get a kiss from one too.
Make sure to bring a jacket, since it can be a little chilly on the grounds. For the safety of the animals, pets are not allowed on-site.
This unique experience is something to add to your California bucket list. We love that the proceeds give back!
If you're looking for more fun and unique things to do, check out this easy trail that leads you to amazing emerald pools. It's only a road trip away.
Chapel Cottage on African Hoof Stock Preserve
Price: $185 to $235 per night with a two-night minimum stay
Location: 130 Riverside Dr., Point Arena, CA
Why You Should Go: You can sleep in a cozy cottage and wake up to African wildlife right outside your window.
We strongly advise that before you go visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security and animal rights. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment and the animals.