8 pet-friendly resorts: Where to vacation with your furbaby

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When your pet feels like a part of the family, you don’t want to leave them behind when you go on vacation. Traveling with your furry friend can make your trip more fun, but it can also lead to increased stress trying to figure out all the logistics, especially during COVID. Whether you’re traveling by train or plane with your pet, we’ve got you covered on the best pet-friendly resorts to stay at once you reach your destination. 

Salamander Resort & Spa

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If you’re looking for a getaway with your pet, Salamander Resort & Spa is your place. Located in Middleburg, Virginia, just outside of Washington DC, this spot is the perfect place to unwind during the holiday season. Owners can visit the spa, take art and pottery classes, and even go horseback riding on the grounds. 

Meanwhile, your pet will also be living in luxury. The pet-friendly rooms, all of which are on the terrace level, giving your dog easy access to the outdoors. These rooms come with a comfy bed, food and water bowls, organic treats and waste bags for your dog, so you don’t have to bring a thing.   

Mountain Top Inn & Resort

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Located in Chittenden, Vermont, Mountain Top Inn & Resort is ideal for those looking to unplug and take in some beautiful scenery with their furry friend. There are cabins, guests, houses, and resort rooms available on the grounds of this dog-friendly resort. All cabins and select guest houses are pet-friendly, and your pet will be welcomed with Vermont-made cookies, a dog bed and a water bowl.

If you’re busy exploring the miles of hiking trails on the grounds or admiring the 740-acre lake, don’t worry about your pet. Dog walkers can be booked at the resort up to three days in advance, for a total of $12 per walk, in case you don’t have time to pop back into your room.

Kimpton Muse Hotel

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If you’re looking for a more upbeat and exciting vacation with your pet, the Kimpton Muse Hotel in the heart of New York City could be a great place to stay. Only a four-block walk to Bryant Park, your pet will not be trapped in the concrete jungle. Plus, the hotel concierge can arrange for dog walking or sitting while you’re taking in the sights of the city. 

Blackberry Farm

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This pet-friendly resort has everything from an orchard to culinary tastings, hiking trails, and a spa. At Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee, you and your pet are both treated like royalty. For you, there’s an award-winning restaurant to dine at, breathtaking views to take in, and a surplus of activities to enjoy. But, your puppy might be the one who has it even better on this vacation, with a room full of homemade treats, special towels for their paws, food and water bowls, and toys all waiting for them upon arrival.  

Blackberry Farm allows your pet to dine with you in their restaurant’s outdoor section, so you don’t have to be without your sidekick for even a minute. Plus, the resort even has a resident dog trainer guests can make an appointment with just by calling the front desk! 

The Little Nell

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Are you dreaming about a ski trip? The Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado, is the best dog-friendly resort for you and your pet to visit! As the only five-star, five-diamond hotel located in Aspen, The Little Nell offers ski-in, ski-out access directly to Aspen Mountain for all of the adventure seekers out there. 

While you’re hitting the slopes, rest assured your pet will be pampered and cared for while you’re gone. Pets will eat epicurean treats and drink out of ceramic water bowls. Owners can arrange for their dogs to be entertained while they’re out for the day. Or, the concierge can point you to a variety of pet-friendly trails for you and your pet to tackle together. The Little Nell even has an entire pet-food menu for your furry friends to have all their favorite treats, and they’ll get a Puppy Jet Lag Kit upon arrival to get them accustomed to the altitude. 

Dream Hotel Hollywood

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Your pet will get to be the star of the show at Dream Hotel Hollywood, located in Hollywood, California. With a rooftop pool, free WiFi, a 24-hour fitness center and the attractions of Hollywood right outside your door, this pet-friendly resort will make you both feel like you’re living the life of a celebrity. 

Pups will get a dog bowl, bed, treats and a pupjoy box full of goodies and toys. You can even request a dog robe for a mini spa day with your pet! 

Inn by the Sea

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The INNcredible pets package at the Inn by the Sea in Portland, Maine, will spoil your pet rotten. The getaway starts with you and your four-legged friend being welcomed into a luxury, private room. Inside, a personalized bowl, bed and treat will be awaiting your pet. The package also includes nightly turndown service for both you and your pet, as well as a complimentary dinner from the gourmet pet menu each night. Pets are welcome in the fireside lounge and outdoor dining areas, as well as on certain days at the pool! 

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa

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You and your favorite travel companion will both love the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa, located in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. With over 350 pet-friendly guest rooms, you’re guaranteed to find one you love. Your pet will be greeted with a goodie bag of toys and treats upon check-in, and they’ll get their very own Tamaya dog tag. 

During your stay, check out a bike to ride through the Bosque trails with your pet, or take a hike to the top of the 10,000 foot Sandia Peak. After you tire your pet out on a hike, retire back to your ground-level room with access to the lawn for a quick night walk, and then off to sleep! 

Bottom line

These eight pet-friendly resorts will not disappoint you nor your four-legged travel companion. No matter where your destination is, traveling with your pet makes the trip even better. Why not pamper yourself and your pet on your next vacation? You two deserve it!

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Alexandra Maloney is a contributor for Million Mile Secrets where she covers points and miles, credit cards, airlines, hotels, and general travel. She's worked as a writing consultant for the University of Richmond and is a features writer for The Collegian UR.

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