I read about it in last month's Vanity Fair magazine and can't stop thinking about it. It is Giraffe Manor.
It is a 120 acre estate just outside Nairobi, Kenya and the owners have converted the former hunting lodge into a six-bedroom hotel.
British born Jack Leslie-Melville and his American wife Betty adopted Daisy, one of the "highly endangered Rosthschild giraffes - which can be as tall as 20 feet, making them the tallest of the species" back in 1974. Since then, three more generations of her family have called the lodge their home.
Over the years, guests including Walter Cronkite, Johnny Carson, Mick Jagger and Stephen Sondheim have visited the manor and had the thrill of seeing giraffes poke their heads in the window looking for a butler to feed him some nuts.
The hotel "doesn't pretend to be swanky. It can be a delicious introduction to Africa, or a rest after a full-on safari. 'It's a home, and you are our houseguests. No spa. No television. Here you walk in the forest, you talk, you read, you sleep, and you read.' There are views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the Nyong Hills....."
Sounds like one of those once-in-a-lifetime expensive-but- worth-it travel destinations. Here is the site for Giraffe Manor.
And even if your weekend is sadly giraffe-free, please enjoy it!