20+ Great Resorts for Getaways With Your Puppers
These properties are not only pet-friendly, but they go above and beyond to pamper both you and your dog for a memorable vacation for all members of your family.
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Hilton Sedona at Bell Rock, Arizona
Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock is a pet-lovers adventure resort located at the foot of Sedona's famous red rocks. True to Sedona’s mystical nature, the resort offers pet energy alignment therapy and complimentary pet-sitting services that include dog walking and in-room play time. The resort's signature restaurant, ShadowRock Tap + Table, serves a specialty pet menu that is available to order on the scenic porch or in-room. Yappy Hour is a favorite seasonal activity on the restaurant porch featuring specials like the Red Whine and Furry Beer. A grab-and-go puppy treat station is located in the lobby to fuel your dog for a day of adventure, and every "pawesome guest" receives a complimentary welcome amenity that includes a custom pet bandana, a special collar tag, treats, a pet-friendly hiking-trail map and other items. Other notable pet-friendly properties in Arizona include Sedona’s L’Auberge de Sedona and Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa in Scottsdale.
Inn by the Sea, Maine
Located just outside of Portland, for more than 30 years the Inn by the Sea is a dog-lover’s getaway. The package includes a 30-minute in-room doggie massage, food bowls, beach towels, cozy L.L Bean dog blankets, and handmade treats from the Growlin’ Gourmet at turn down. There are no pet fees and no weight limits for dogs to be welcomed to the Inn. Gourmet pet menus, dog walking and doggie daycare are all available for doggie divas. Dogs are welcome to join their humans for meals al fresco on the seaside deck or full menu service in the fireplace lounge, including Meat "Roaf." Fetching Fall Days include the pool going to the dogs — during the last two weeks of October the pool is closed to people and open for pets to enjoy after a relaxing walk on the beach. Inn by the Sea fosters dogs from the Animal Refuge of Greater Portland. This program hopes to broaden the understanding for the need for pet rescue and adoption and to connect guests to dogs who need a home. The Inn has found homes for over 120 dogs.
The Resort at Paws Up, Montana
Aptly-named The Resort at Paws Up in Montana’s Blackfoot Valley — 35 miles from the Missoula International Airport — caters to dogs with doggie beds, dishes, collars, locally made treats and a tennis ball ($50-a-night pet fee). Owners are provided with a hiking map for trails throughout the resort’s 37,000 acres.
The Broadmoor, Colorado
The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs caters to both cats and dogs with its Pitty Pat Club, named for the owners’ beloved poodle. Upon check-in, pets receive a complimentary Broadmoor identification tag, and guests can hang a "Best Friend in Residence" door tag on their guest room to indicate when a pet is occupying a room. Pets get use of Broadmoor bedding and food bowls during their stay, as well as complimentary pet treats. The Broadmoor Pet Boutique carries all of the items for purchase, along with an array of pet products. Room service offers a Pitty Pat Pet Menu, which features Blue Buffalo dog and cat food and treats. While pets must be leashed at all times at the resort, the Northeastmoor, Southeastmoor and West lawns are perfect for walking a pet and offer pet stations. Guests receive a map to local pet parks and scenic walking areas that are pet-friendly, and a list of area pet sitters and veterinarians is available if necessary. There is a $50 per pet/per night with a maximum of two pets per room. Other pet-friendly Colorado properties include the Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch in Avon and The Arrabelle at Vail Resort.
Hotel Providence, Rhode Island
Hotel Providence is a AAA Four Diamond luxury boutique hotel in the Creative Capital. When you walk in, treats are available for dogs in their exclusive doggy lounge in the lobby. The onsite restaurant, Backstage Kitchen + Bar, features Yappy Hour on Mondays during the summer and includes a tree-shaded courtyard for guests and their four-legged family members. Rates start at $179 per night and dog lovers must pay an additional $75 non-refundable cleaning fee. Providence also offers 65 dog-friendly restaurants throughout the city. Also in Rhode Island, Newport’s Grace Vanderbilt is a dog-friendly boutique hotel that offers its Gracious Canine Menu.
Knob Hill Inn, Idaho
Knob Hill Inn in Ketchum, Idaho offers the Wagging Tail Escape package, in which puppers can enjoy a travel bowl, waste bags, treats and a Knob Hill Inn dog tag to keep them from getting lost as they explore Sun Valley with you. Knob Hill Inn will match $25 donations to the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley.
Waldorf Astoria Park City, Utah
Waldorf Astoria Park City becomes Bark City when you check in with your doggo. Your pup is provided with bowls and a dog bed, and homemade pet treats with your dog’s name embossed on them. The Willow Creek Dog Park is located across the street, and the hotel’s Director of Pet Relations will make sure both you and your canine have a great time during your stay. Waldorf Astoria Park City also partners with Nuzzles & Co., a non-profit shelter that allows guests to take their dogs on hikes and walks through Park City’s extensive trail system. Waldorf Astoria Park City welcomes a maximum of two dogs up to 100 pounds each per registered room. A $100 nonrefundable cleaning fee is required once per stay, per reservation.
Inn at the 5th, Oregon
Inn at the 5th in Eugene, Oregon has partnered with local Oregon manufacturer Burley to offer an attachable Tail Wagon bike trailer for guest use, along with the hotel's complimentary fleet of cherry red cruiser bikes. The doggie bike trailer is great for owners traveling with their pups to make use of Eugene's many trails, particularly along the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers. Also, the boutique hotel's pet-friendly rooms include a personalized welcome for your pooch with dog bowls, treats and other items. Another notable Oregon dog-friendly stay is in Portland at Hotel Lucia.
The Tennessean Hotel, Tennessee
The Tennessean Hotel in Knoxville welcomes dogs 50-pounds and under, and offers them welcome treats, beds, bowls and doggie bags. The hotel’s Puppy Love package is a getaway for couples and their puppies to enjoy the AAA Four Diamond Hotel. Pooches are treated to house-made dog treats, in-room doggie dining options that included a choice of filet mignon, grilled salmon or chicken served with rice and an assortment of vegetables. Humans are treated to chocolate dipped strawberries, champagne, a bouquet of long-stemmed roses, as well as a scenic view of the World's Fair Park from the Panoramic King room, and a dog sitter is available for up to two hours while the couple wines and dines alone.
Bardessono Hotel, California
Nestled in Napa Valley, Bardessono Hotel & Spa’s Pet Passionate Program welcomes four-legged friends with pet bowls, a pet bed, doggie waste bags and a special welcome amenity at check-in. The Yountville hotel offers a 'Canine Delectables' menu available in its signature field-to-fork restaurant or its in-room dining option. Choices include Seared Tuna & Bloomed Quinoa, Schmitz Ranch Beef & Barley, and Mary’s Chicken & Rice, and all pair perfectly with doggie drinks including Beefy Brown Ale or ZinfanTail. The pet fee is $150. Some other dog-friendly California hotels include Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa in Sausalito, La Quinta Resort & Spa in La Quinta, and the Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa.
Lansdown Resort & Spa, Virginia
Lansdowne Resort and Spa in Leesburg, Virginia (D.C.’s Wine Country) features its Four Paws Program, in which guests and their pets receive a guide to local pet-related businesses, a designer dog bed from Daily Dally Pet and food bowls to use, a $50 dining credit for owners, and a take-home amenity for both dogs and cats. The on-site Bark Park dog park is a hit with owners and their traveling dogs. The park hosts a "Yappy Hour" the last Thursday of the month with free goodies, agility and training tips and doggie ice cream.
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort, New Mexico
Guests and their pets at New Mexico’s Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa — between Albuquerque and Santa Fe — stay in ground-level rooms with access to lawns. Upon check-in, they receive a pet goodie bag filled with a souvenir pet toy, housekeeping door sign, hygiene supplies and Tamaya dog tag. Located along the Rio Grande, hiking trails wind through the cottonwood forest with breathtaking views of the Sandia Mountains, and plenty of nearby public lands ensure an adventure for dogs and their owners. Horse lovers will appreciate the on-site horse stables and horse rescue program.
Eden Roc Miami Beach, Florida
Eden Roc Miami Beach accepts dogs 25 pounds and under, and its Very Important Dogs (VID) program includes a BarkBox filled with beach-inspired toys and treats. Dogs also receive food bowls, dog blanket and waste bags. Pet sitters, dog walkers and in-room sitters are available. The 30- to 60-minute Pawtastic Massage Package includes a dog masseuse, Reiki specialist and in-room service.
Hilton Chicago, Illinois
Hilton Chicago takes pet programming to the next level with its Fur Mama package to celebrate the relationship between "pawrent" and pup. Located on Michigan Avenue across from Grant Park — a top park for dogs — the hotel’s Fur Mama package includes a pet-friendly room along with a "My Babies Have Fur" t-shirt for the owner, Banana Granola Bar turndown treat amenity at bedtime, Bone Appetite Doggy Bag picnic in Grant Park featuring dog-friendly foods like a Watermelon Fruit PUPsicle, and a Paws for Thought concierge list of nearby pet-friendly restaurants, parks, groomers and pet boutiques.
Mill Falls at the Lake, New Hampshire
Mill Falls at the Lake in Meredith on Lake Winnipesaukee offers a number of pet-friendly guest rooms that include a plush dog bed, food and water bowls, doggie throw blanket, treats and toys. A portion of the nightly pet fee is donated to the New Hampshire Humane Society.
The Bethel Inn Resort, Maine
Bethel Inn Resort in the White Mountains of Western Maine greets your pet with a package of treats, a medium-sized dog bed and sheet to cover your room’s the sofa. Dogs are welcome to walk, hike or mountain bike along 15.5-miles of maintained, wooded trails on the 200-acres surrounding the resort. The Resort's Lake House on Songo Pond welcomes pups to swim, chase Frisbees or go canoeing, kayaking or paddle boarding with their two-legged pals. Bethel outfitter Sport Thoma rents canoes for paddling the Androscoggin River, and dogs are welcome along for the ride. Bethel has an Animal Hospital with three veterinarians, x-ray, surgical suite and day boarding facilities. In the winter, dogs are welcome to accompany their owners while cross-country skiing or snowshoeing on the Bethel Inn Resort's snow-covered golf course and groomed forest trails. The inn charges a $35 per night, per dog pet fee.
Salish Lodge & Spa, Washington
Snoqualmie's Salish Lodge & Spa's Pampered Paws program offers furry friends an all-natural bee-shaped dog biscuit made just for Salish Lodge & Spa by Paws Gourmet, a comfy Salish Lodge & Spa dog blanket to take home, a Salish Lodge & Spa bone shaped collar tag, and on-site green space for playtime with convenient access to the waste bag receptacle. Also in Washington, Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort's VIP Pooch Package offers canine visitors a doggie bed and bowls, collapsible dog bowl for when guests are out and about on the nearby trails and beach, a souvenir bandana, and a special dog treat and toy.
The Colonnade Hotel, Massachusetts
Boston’s Colonnade Hotel accepts most species of pets and has no breed or size restrictions for dogs, and doesn’t require a pet fee or deposit. It particularly pampers pups with its VIPest program that includes a pet bed, bowls, gourmet treats and a leash. Pet owners can have their room stocked with one of three brands of dog and cat food. There is also a pet-walking service, and a pet concierge to coordinate groomings, pet spa treatments and vet visits. A map is also provided marking nearby pet-friendly attractions, parks and restaurants.
W Fort Lauderdale and Naples Bay Resort and Marina, Florida
In addition to waiving the pet fee and daily clean up fee, the VIP Pet Suite at W Fort Lauderdale includes a gourmet doggie food menu with items such as the salmon and egg white omelet, dog bed, food and water bowl, tinkle turf pads, Bark Box and more. The Naples Bay Resort and Marina welcomes your four-legged friend, and with its own marina you both can travel to Keewaydin Island, a beautiful barrier island beach that allows leashed dogs (it's the only dog-friendly beach in the greater Naples/Marco Island area). Some other pet-friendly Florida properties include The Perry Hotel Key West and the Postcard Inn in St. Petersburg.
Calistoga Rancho, California
Canine guests checking into Napa Valley’s Calistoga Ranch receive a special wine bottle filled with dog treats, a dog bed, food and water bowls. Dogs can enjoy the resort’s signature Applewood-Smoked Bacon Scavenger Hunt that was created just for dogs. The Canine Culinary room service menu features organic and gourmet dishes for dogs including Braised Short Rib served over brown rice; Organic Chicken, unseasoned, chopped and tossed with fresh pasta; and Calistoga Ranch Burger, raw or rare, served over steamed white short grain rice. There are special holiday events for Halloween and Thanksgiving, and during December’s festive Holiday Howl, bone broth-based Mutt-tinis are served to dogs. Dogs are encouraged to mix, mingle and bark as a choir of canines.