Located in Chatham County, North Carolina is the enchanting City of Pittsboro. It is replete with outdoor activities, ample culinary establishments and an array of attractions and that may be combined to create a “Wild Weekend Escape.”
What follows are succinct summaries of just a few Pittsboro essentials that may be combined to create an individuated, wild weekend escape.
Carolina Tiger Rescue
Lions, tigers, servals, ocelots and caracals – Oh My! Those are just some of the endangered and rescued animals that await visitors to the “Carolina Tiger Rescue.”
Although the “Carolina Tiger Rescue” is open year round, the public is only given access intermittently for the purpose of guided tours and interactive programs.
The guided tours last approximately 2 hours and generally bring visitors within five feet of the endangered animals. Visitors may choose from either a daylight or a twilight tour during certain times of the year.
Guided daylight tours occur year round, twice on Saturdays and Sundays; once at 10:00 am and again at 1:00 pm. Twilight tours are only given at dusk on Saturdays during the months of April through October.
In addition to the guided tours there are currently four distinct, interactive programs offered by the “Carolina Tiger Rescue” staff. Two are enrichment programs and the other two have to do with the animal’s daily care.
The two enrichment programs involve creating toys and other items used at the rescue to help keep the animals engaged.
One of the enrichment programs is for children between the ages of 8 through 13 and the other is for children between the ages of 14 through 17. Those two classes range in price from $30 to $35 per child, depending on the child’s age.
The other two programs involve participating in the feeding and behavior training sessions of the animals. In regards to these programs, the age of the participant determines the level of participation.
For example, minor age children may only watch the staff feed the animals whereas those over 18 may, at the staff’s discretion, actually do the feeding.
The feeding program is offered Monday through Saturday at 9:00 am and the price of participation ranges from $40 to $50 per person, depending on the participant’s age.
The behavior training is offered Sunday through Saturday and is $75 per person. Those participating in this particular program must be 13 years of age or older.
Additional details about each of the programs mentioned above may be garnered from the “Carolina Tiger Rescue” website.
Advance reservations are required for both the guided tours and interactive programs. Reservations may be made by contacting the “Carolina Tiger Rescue” staff directly at 919-542-4684.
Travelers may want to consider an overnight stay at the “Fearrington House”, “Rosemary House Bed and Breakfast” or the “458 West Bed and Breakfast.”
Both the “Fearrington House” and the “Rosemary House” offer an array of packages that feature such things as spa treatments, gourmet meals and culinary classes.
The packages at the “Fearrington House” range from $295 upwards of $1,095 whereas those at the “Rosemary House” run from $139 to $209 per night.
The “458 West Bed and Breakfast” presently does not offer all-inclusive packages. Standard rates there range from $100 to $130 per night.
There are over 40 different food and beverages to choose from in Pittsboro including “The Belted Goat” and the “Fearrington House”, both of which are located within “Fearrington Village.”
Spirited connessuers may also want to consider a tour of the “Starrlight Mead.” Guided tours of the “Starrlight Meadery” are given three times on Saturdays, at 1:00pm, 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm. They are also given on Sundays at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.
The meadery staff also offers mead tasting sessions throughout the day, Thursday through Sunday.
Those that would like additional information on things to see and do in the Pittsboro area should log onto the “Pittsboro Siler City CVB’s” website.
Carolina Tiger Rescue
1940 Hanks Chapel Road
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Pittsboro Siler City Convention and Visitors Bureau, “Press Room” Pittsboro Siler City CVB
Starrlight Mead, “Come Visit the Meadery” Starrlight Mead