Northern California September 19, 2016
This Hidden Destination In Northern California Is A Secret Only Locals Know About
If going on an African Safari is on your bucket list, then this is your lucky day. Did you know you can have an adventure on the Sonoma Serengeti in the heart of wine country? I lived in this part of the world for over 40 years and never heard of it. Could it be that the folks who love it here are trying desperately to keep it a secret?
First things first -- you need to know how to get here. Pull out that iPhone and punch in the address: 3115 Porter Creek Rd., Santa Rosa
Do you want to be your kids' hero? Bring them here. When you arrive a guide shows you around the animal enclosures which starts this trip off right...with a little education.
Yep, this is an Ostrich egg. Looks like something prehistoric, right? It's the dinosaur egg of our day.
This property was once a sheep ranch and now its 100 acres are full of wildlife and African style terrain. If you're planning on going to Africa for the real thing, this would be an amazing start.
It's like being transported into the African Serengeti. Who knew this hidden gem was tucked away in our very own wine country? Speaking of wine...
Make this trip a whole weekend event and celebrate with a bottle of wine from neighboring family-owned wineries. This delicious Pinot Noir was part of the anniversary package you can get when you arrive.
The buffet style meals are delicious, according to folks who have stayed. They do a great job of keeping bellies full after a hard day out on the plains.
What makes this experience one you'll never forget? You can pay to sleep here, too! The lodging is comfy and cozy and the views are great.
When was the last time you fell asleep to flamingos squawking or the grunts of rhinos at play? The beds are soft and your sleep here will be an evening to remember.
Because, hey, this is the view from your room. There are more than 30 cabins to choose from, so check out the reviews and pick the one that suits your needs best. I'm thinking this one will do just fine...
The next time you save for a vacation you might want to come here instead. It's a once in a lifetime kind of place without having to stand in line with the unwashed masses at the airport. What could be better than that?
We have to admit, this place can be a little pricey. But, compared to the real thing it’s a bargain. The next time you want to do something epic with someone special
remember this hidden gem.