dog-friendly vacation spots for everyone

no matter where you take your dog, making time to be together and share new experiences is what matters most.  from luxury hotels to a night under the stars, whatever you choose is sure to (literally) thrill your dog and let him know just how much he matters to you.  below is a list of our favs, but be sure to make things easy by doing a little more online research, calling ahead to confirm policies and protect your car seats from scratches, fur and water spots with a new molly mutt car seat cover

four-star

head over to the dog-loving state of colorado for tons of luxury accommodation options that welcome dogs.  only a 2 hour drive from the denver international airport, the ritz-carlton bachelor’s gulch boasts spa treatments and guided hikes for your pooch.  or fly directly into aspen to enjoy a pampered stay at one of the many top-rated hotels that welcome dogs like hotel jerome or the st. regis aspen.

hotel

la quinta is a great mid-range hotel option that requires no deposit or fees to welcome dogs into their rooms.  with over 700 locations across the country, the odds are good there will be one near most large cities when you and your dog take that cross-country road trip you’ve been dreaming about.  (make post-road trip clean up a snap with a gorgeous, machine-washable car seat cover!)

airbnb

dog bark park inn & bnb: cottonwood, idaho (photo above)

this rental vacation home takes dog-friendly to another level with not one, but two, beagle-shaped structures on site.  located in rural idaho, the big dog sleeps up to four people with one bathroom and features expansive views of grain fields backdropped by the mountains.  perfect for a low-key getaway, this is when being “in the dog house” is a good thing!

camping

big sur riverside campground and cabins: big sur, california

a location made famous as the title of keroac’s novel, ‘big sur’ is located on the central coast of california where the santa lucia mountain range rises abruptly from the pacific ocean.  truly an american treasure this unincorporated town is home to some of the best camping in the USA, including the riverside campground and cabins.  at only $20 per night, you and your pup will have the choice of a furnished cabin, a rustic cabin or campgrounds appropriate for RVs or tents to enjoy this stunning part of the country.

for the dogs

should you want to treat your pup to a vacation that is all about him, travel + leisure magazine has compile a fantastic list of events and locations that are sure to give your dog perma-grin.  we suggest you check alaska off both of your bucket lists and show your dog why he is so special with a once in a lifetime trip to the iditarod!

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