21 May, 2024, 22:42

Puppy Love – Pet-centric Travel

Many hotels and resorts have come to realize that making lasting memories on a vacation means bringing the entire family along for the fun – furry companions included. With that in mind, here are seven hotels that will treat your VIP (Very Important Pet) like a real VIP guest:

The Equinox Golf Resort and Spa (Manchester, VT)

Located in the heart of Vermont’s beautiful Green Mountains, The Equinox is the perfect home base for outdoor explorations and pets are always welcome. Plus, The Equinox’s most popular employee, Golden Retriever, Cooper, is the resort’s official Chief Happiness Officer and is tasked with greeting guests with the #EquinoxPawsUp greeting. Cooper also concentrates his canine efforts on helping guests create lasting memories and making everyone feel at home.

Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village (South Lake Tahoe, CA)

Just steps from all of the action in South Lake Tahoe including the crystal-clear lake, ski gondola, and casinos, Forest Suites Resort is the ideal destination for your next adventure. For an additional $50 per night, bring up to two of your furry pup friends and enjoy your suite in the Dog-Friendly building, with easy access to the designated “Dog Area” at Forest Suites Resort, hiking trails and pet-friendly restaurants in the nearby Heavenly Village.

Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa (Vero Beach, FL)

Escape to Florida’s Treasure Coast and experience a beachfront haven at Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa. With plenty of pet-friendly amenities including welcome treats, beds, water bowls, and more, your furry friend will love vacationing at Costa d’Este. Start each day in Vero Beach by digging into breakfast on the pet-friendly Bamboo Patio before heading into a fun-filled day on the beach.

Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa (Lake Arrowhead, CA)

Nestled among the trees at 5,174 feet, Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa is less than two hours from Los Angeles but feels like a world away. As one of Southern California’s premier resorts, pets are always welcome and the hotel offers easy access to all things action including skiing, fishing, mountain biking, hiking and more.

Willows Lodge (Woodinville, WA)

Escape to Willows Lodge, a Pacific Northwest oasis just 30 minutes away from Seattle. With an array of amenities for your four-legged friend, pets might never want to leave! A few favorites include night-time doggie biscuits, a paw drying station for wet paws, a personalized welcome card and on-site walking paths.

Spruce Point Inn (Boothbay Harbor, ME)

Perfectly poised between the woods and sea, Spruce Point Inn is a resort like no other and offers an iconic coastal Maine experience. With trails to run and water to splash in, Spruce Point Inn is a wonderful place to be a dog. Plus, the hotel even offers a complimentary pet-friendly boat trip and the Boothbay Region Land Trust offers over 30 miles of hiking trails for dogs and owners alike to enjoy.

The Nautical Beachfront Resort (Lake Havasu, AZ)

Set along Lake Havasu City’s sandy beaches, The Nautical Beachfront Resort offers guests an authentic laid-back experience where the fun never ends. Pampered pets travel in style at The Nautical Beachfront Resort as four-legged travelers always receive a warm welcome, complete with a list of local pet stores, kennel and vet locations, pet-friendly parks and clean-up bags. From boating, jet skiing and paddle-boarding, to dock fishing, sandy beaches, and swimming, The Nautical is the gateway to the best adventures on the lake and home to over 300 days of annual sunshine.