Texas manor that gives ‘giraffe suite’ goes viral on TikTok


A suite at Longneck Manor invites guests to “sleep with the giraffes.”

A collection at Longneck Manor invitations friends to “sleep with the giraffes.”

Display screen seize from Texas Journey’s TikTok video

A singular 100-acre animal protect in Fredericksburg, Texas, has gained reputation because of a TikTok video that went viral in January, and now the place often known as Longneck Manor is already utterly booked for the remainder of 2022.

The video — posted by a TikTok account named Texas Trip — highlights a few giraffes peering into an elegant resort suite to the tune of The Tokens’ “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” Longneck Manor is now flooded with requests and taking reservations for 2023, the web site mentioned.

“So we simply received flooded for 2 days, three days, all the things received booked,” Longneck Manor founder Rick Barongi advised the Houston Chronicle. “Folks had been getting pissed off as a result of it seemed just like the calendar was open, however any individual else was reserving it simply earlier than they might press the button.”

The power is house to not solely the mild giants but in addition to rhinos born in U.S. zoos, and it permits friends to rise up shut and private with the wildlife.

“Touring to Africa – an distinctive expertise solely potential for only a few, lucky individuals – offers the one comparable expertise to what Longneck Manor has to supply,” the web site explains. “Not a conventional zoo exhibit the place limitations distance friends from private encounters with the animals, Longneck Manor treats a small variety of in a single day friends to extra of an immersive, unique safari expertise.”

However sleeping among the many animals doesn’t come low-cost.

For at least two nights, the worth is $900 per evening and $1,000 an evening on holidays.

Nevertheless it seems to be value it since you’ll be able to get up to a giraffe peering at you — presumably the giraffe named Betty White, the Chronicle reported.

“So that you stroll in and also you look to your left and there’s a giraffe watching you after they’re inside,” Barongi mentioned to the Chronicle. “Typically they arrive proper as much as the window… that opens up throughout the day the place the giraffes can stick their nostril in and their tongue they usually can sit in the lounge and feed the giraffes below supervision.”

Fredericksburg is about 69 miles northwest of San Antonio.

TJ Macías is a Actual-Time nationwide sports activities reporter for McClatchy primarily based out of the Dallas/Fort Value Metroplex. Previously, TJ coated the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers beat for quite a few media retailers together with 24/7 Sports activities and Mavs Maven (Sports activities Illustrated). Twitter: @TayloredSiren


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