Whether you're a dog-owner planning a destination wedding, honeymoon, or just a trip to unwind, we know that you'll always feel more at home if you're able to pack your pooch. To that end, we've searched across the country for hotels with outstanding amenities for pets, from bacon scavenger hunts to paw massages to room service menus just for canines. It's a dog's life indeed.
Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond in St. Michaels, Maryland
Visitors to this stunning manor house can spend their days exploring the beautiful gardens that reach down the waters of Maryland's Eastern Shore, relaxing at the topnotch spa, or honing their seamanship at the inn's sailing academy. Four-legged friends will enjoy their stay just as much thanks to dog beds, homemade treats, and a canine room service menu with dishes like braised beef tips with roasted potatoes and carrots.
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Calistoga Ranch in Calistoga, California
Oh to be a dog at Calistoga Ranch—pooches who check in at this five-star sleep in Napa Valley receive treats, a comfy bed, and food and water bowls, while their humans are handed the Happy Trails newspaper with info on pet-friendly restaurants and shops in the area. For meals, pets have their pick from a canine room service menu, which includes dishes like braised short rib over brown rice and organic chicken tossed with fresh pasta. The hotel can even set up a scent-and-search scavenger hunt for bacon among the resort's cabernet vineyard.
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Emerson Resort & Spa in Mount Tremper, New York
Four-legged guests at this recently renovated resort can stretch their legs after a car ride to the Catskills with a romp around the resort's grassy, fenced-in dog run. Pets are welcome throughout the 20-acre property including outdoor tables overlooking Esopus Creek at the hotel's new restaurant Woodnotes Grille, serving a menu prepared with locally-sourced ingredients for breakfast and dinner. And, if you left any of your doggie necessities at home, Emerson's gift shop also offers a well-curated selection of treats and accessories.
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Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont
Nestled in Vermont's Green Mountains, the Trapp Family Lodge is ideal for pets and humans that love the outdoors, thanks to a long list of dog-friendly hiking trails close by. Outdoor dining options in warm weather and cozy great rooms where you and your pooch can curl up around a fire in winter are just some of the pet-friendly public spaces on the 2,500-acre property. Some dog-friendly guest rooms open directly to grassy areas, and you'll find rooms stocked with a dog bed, blanket, and homemade treats.
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Park Hyatt New York in Manhattan, New York
"VIP" stands for "very important pooch" at the Park Hyatt New York. Their "Bark Hyatt" program includes a NYC Doggie Guide curated by philanthropist and pet-lover Amanda Hearst, exclusive access to seasonal looks for pups curated by Barneys Fashion Office and Brooklyn-based pet gear maker Love Thy Beast, and an identification tag with the hotel's name and telephone number. Gourmet treats by Nesbits, an organic dog food menu, and a complimentary Kong toy filled with all-natural almond butter mean your dog will eat well, too.
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The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch in Avon, Colorado
Inspired by the resort's resident St. Bernard, Bachelor, the Ritz-Carlton offers a "Bachelor's Pack" special for four-legged visitors, which includes special treats, toys, comfy beds, and in-room doggie massages and baths—perfect after a day spent exploring the trails around Beaver Creek Mountain. And, you can feel good about a stay here—the hotel also donates a portion of pet fees to the ASPCA, to support less fortunate pups.
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Spruce Point Inn in Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Miles of trails and beaches, plus large rooms with plenty of room to spread out make this Maine getaway a great choice for families with pets. The hotel's casual restaurant, Bogies, is even named for one of innkeeper Joe Paolillo's dogs, and he is always happy to recommend hiking trails from among the Boothbay Region's many dog-friendly land trust preserves.
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The Tideline in Palm Beach, Florida
A member of the ultra pet-friendly Kimpton Hotels, the Tideline charges no additional fees for pets and are happy to loan them bowls and beds. Pets are also welcome to join the nightly, complimentary wine reception and can join owners on a stroll up and down the beautiful beach.
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Winvian Farm in Litchfield Hills, Connecticut
Upon arrival, furry guests are offered treats and a special tennis ball, perfect for chasing around the meadows and woodlands of the 113-acres property nestled in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut. Individually-designed luxury cottages include several pet-friendly options humans will love too: "Greenhouse" features a wood-burning fireplace and glass doors that open to a patio, while "Connecticut Yankee," has a screened porch and Jacuzzi tub.
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Lake Austin Spa Resort in Austin, Texas
Bowls, beds, and treats await four-legged guests at this tranquil lakeside boutique hotel in Texas Hill Country. Pet-friendly cottages feature private gardens so it's easy for dogs to have outdoor time and, with a long list of activities including standup paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, and waterside yoga, it's easy for human guests to enjoy the stunning natural surroundings, too.
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Hermosa Inn in Scottsdale, Arizona
Visitors flock to Arizona for its healing spa treatments, so why not dogs? Pet owners at Hermosa Inn in Scottsdale can book a half or full day of spa care for their pooches, with treatments like "Fur Better" for conditioning the coat and skin and paw with butter balm. Pet packages also include treats, bowls, and a doggie breakfast in bed.
As you arrive at the Carmel Valley Ranch, you're likely to spot the resort's English bulldog, Roxy, who presides over the lobby. Pets will love exploring the 500-acre property and, once they've worked up an appetite, can dine from the pooch-friendly room service menu that includes treats like beef marrow bones and ground beef with whipped potatoes and garden vegetables.
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