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Review of B Bryan Preserve

B Bryan Preserve
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Owner description: B Bryan Preserve is committed to the breeding and preservation of African hoof stock. Located on 110 acres, the preserve features upscale lodging along with tours by reservation. Critically endangered Rothschild Giraffe, Grevy's zebra, Hartmann's Mountain Zebra along with Kudu, Roan and Sable antelope are thriving in large open fields.Make us your base for discovering the Mendocino coast. The small town of Point Arena has a working pier on one end and a historic lighthouse on the other with African Hoof Stock in the middle.
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“An amazing experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2012

What's to say about such an unusual place? There are zebras everywhere and they take you out on an open jeep at feeding time. We have never been anywhere like it. The person taking you is the owner and shares so much information about zebras and general as well as the individual ones we are observing.

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Ukiah, California
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“A wonderful vacation: charming and relaxing cottage, inspiring and personable owners, beautiful animals”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2011

I have nothing but compliments to Judy and Frank Mellos and what they have created at the P. Bryan Preserve. My sister, her partner and I enjoyed staying in one of the cottages which was a rare combination of truly charming, and completely comfortable. The cottage had a fuil kitchen and we took advantage of the fresh eggs available in the hen house each morning. During the tour of their preserve, both Frank and Judy shared their considerable knowledge and passion for the African antelope and zebras they care for, some of whom are in danger of extinction.

Visited May 2011
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travel agent, San Francisco, CA
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141 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“great stay in nature”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2010

i stayed in the newly done chapel cottage. it has some great touches and feels really homey. i didnt want to leave. there are 2 bedrooms, 1 upstairs and one downstairs with 2 twin beds. kitchen has everything you need. view of lake off the front patio, great hot tub and cute french fireplace. the grounds are nice and seeing the animals is a pleasure. I didnt get to meet the owners as they were gone for christmas but lisa was a great help showing me around and getting firewood etc.
point arena is a cute town and you can walk there if you want from the property.
definately stay, you wont be disappointed.

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“An Unexpected Delight!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2010

We spent a week touring the Point Arena area recently, and saw several ads for the B Bryan Preserve. Since the cost was reasonable, and we were interested in seeing the animals, we decided to take a guided tour. What an unexpected pleaseure we discovered! Judy and her husband offered us a private, guided tour of all their facilities, and allowed us to watch them feeding the antelope and zebras. We got closer to the animals than you ever could in a zoo, and saw them interacting with each other. The preserve, which offers sanctuary to three different types of antelope and two different types of zebras, was actually the highlight of our trip. It was an unusual tour, but extremely entertaining and memorable. I would highly recommend the Preserve to anyone visiting the Point Arena area, is is an absolute delight.

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“What a fabulous find--who would think you would find an animal preserve in Point Arena, Ca.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2010

Zebras in Point Arena? You bet! This is a must do adventure, a private facility on 100 acres in Point Arena, committed to the preservation of African antelopes and zebras.
Sign up for the 1 hour feeding tour, dress casually, bring your cameras. You will be riding in a Land Rover touring the property while the animals are being feed. The Victorian house on property has a wonderful garden with transported Aftrican plants and flowers.
Building is underway to house 3 giraffe in 2011. There are also 3 wonderful guest cottages on property to rent, equipped with antiques and built with artifacts from around the world. A wonderful getaway and very reasonably priced.
Tour is $20 per adult, $10 for children under 10. Reservations are required. Call [--] or visit their website at www. bbryanpreserve.com

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