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Top Summer Pet-Friendly Resorts
Stressed out over finding the perfect summer retreat for the entire family, including the beloved four-legged members? Well, ResortsandLodges' 'Top Summer Pet-Friendly Resorts' showcases a wide range of resort settings such the California Desert, the scenic Pacific Northwest, and even the four-season destination of Whistler, British Columbia. Indulge in complete relaxation poolside or fulfill your need for adventure at any of these pet-friendly resorts with hiking, biking, world-class golf, and even skiing. Whether you prefer the beach, the mountains, or the desert, there's a great resort out there that awaits Fido's arrival! Make your next summer family vacation complete!

The Exotic Resort Zoo

Johnson City, Texas

View Website +1 (888) 414 - 5535

How many resorts in the US allow you to stay literally INSIDE a wildlife preserve? The Exotic Resort Zoo does just that, combining cozy cabins with fascinating, beautiful creatures from around the globe.

This independently-owned and operated zoo safari resort and preserve is just as committed to its guests as it is to its over 700 animals (from 80 different species). Cabins are spacious and full of the modern charms you'd expect from a luxury resort, but lets be honest- you've come for the animals! The Exotic Resort Zoo features several endangered species of animals, giving them a chance to increase their numbers, while also allowing visitors to safely enjoy their company and natural beauty. Tours are led daily, some from car and others up close and personal. One thing's for certain: you're going to see a lot of animals throughout the resort's 137 sprawling wooded acres!


235 Zoo Trail, Johnson City, TX 78636


A free zoo tour with animal feeding and petting is included.

Related Onsite Offerings

Amenities include an outdoor pool with a waterfall, a shallow pool for kids and a hot tub.


TradeWinds Island Grand

St. Pete Beach, Florida

View Website +1 (866) 980 - 9646

Located off the Gulf of Mexico, TradeWinds Island Grand directly on the white sand beaches of St. Pete Beach -- voted the No. 1 beach destination in the U.S. by TripAdvisor's 2012 Travelers' Choice Award. Having just completed a $20 million renovation -- Island Grand boasts 585 newly-renovated guestrooms and suites. Located just 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport, Island Grand offers a variety of recreation activities including JetLev flight center, motorized surfboards, Splash Island Waterpark, Kid’s programs, paddleboats, tennis, a three story tall inflatable water slide, and more. Lounge next to one of five onsite heated pools or sip on your favorite cocktail at Salty's Poolside Beach Bar. This beachfront setting has a hint of the Island tropics and offers a beach vacation where you run out of vacation before you run out of things to do. All you have to do is pack your things (and don't forget about your pet) -- we’ll pack your stay.


5500 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706


Your four-legged friend is always welcome at Island Grand! Standard views and Gulf Front views are available in 48 Pet-Friendly Suites. Complete with two double beds and a double-size sofa bed, you and your beloved furry friend can enjoy a weekend away in St. Pete Beach!

Getting there

From St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport: Turn left out of airport onto Roosevelt and follow signs to I-275 South through St. Petersburg, approximately 13 miles. Exit I-275 at the St. Pete Beach/Pinellas Bayway Exit (exit 17). Proceed West across Pinellas Bayway (toll) which takes you directly to St. Pete Beach and ends at Gulf Blvd. Turn right, and the TradeWinds Resorts are on the left hand side of the street, about 1.5 miles north.


The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa

Rancho Mirage, California

View +1 (760) 328 - 5955

Escape to a place where you can let your worries and stress fade away, where the quiet luxury and beauty of Palm Springs will rejuvenate you. The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa is your idyllic Palm Springs destination. Its secluded location with stunning mountain views takes you away from ordinary life and presents a soothing utopia for your private vacation. Choose from a variety of spectacular guest rooms, make a splash at one of three onsite pools and 60-foot waterslide, or indulge in a revitalizing treatment at the spa. The Westin Mission Hills is also home to two championship golf courses: the Pete Dye course and the Gary Player Signature Course. Plus, you can enjoy a luxurious dining experience at Bella Vista, or grab a quick meal at the poolside grills! The ultimate pet-friendly California getaway awaits in Palm Springs!


71333 Dinah Shore Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270


At The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, we LOVE our pets. Dogs up to 40 pounds are welcome to stay with guests and will enjoy the signature Westin Heavenly® Dog Bed. Dogs are not allowed in some outlets or on pool deck. Guests are responsible for clean-up and any extra cost associated with clean-up. Dogs are welcome to dine with our guests at Pinzimini and Fireside.

Getting there

From Palm Springs Airport (6.8 miles, 11 minutes): 1. Head northeast on Kirk Douglas Way 2. Keep Right to saty on Kirk Douglas Way 3. Take the 1st left onto El Cielo Rd 4. Turn left onto E Ramon Rd 5. Turn right onto S Gene Autry Trail 6. Turn right onto Dinah Shore Dr 7. Resort will be 4.6 miles down. Turn right at the stop light entrance. From Ontario Airport (78.6 miles, 1 hour 12 minutes): 1. Exit Ontario Airport toward the Freeway 10 2. Take the Freeway 10 East 3. Take the Bob Hope Drive exit 4. Turn right onto Bob Hope Drive 5. Continue to Dinah Shore Drive and turn right 6. The resort entrance is on the left side at the light From Los Angeles International Airport (130 miles, 2 hours 5 minutes): 1. Exit the airport and merge onto 105 Freeway East 2. Take 605 Freeway North 3. Take 10 Freeway East 4. Take the Bob Hope Drive exit 5. Turn right onto Bob Hope Drive 6. Continue to Dinah Shore Drive and turn right 7. The resort entrance is on the left side at the light


Four Seasons Resort Whistler

Whistler, British Columbia

View Website +1 (604) 935 - 3400

Standing at the foot of the Blackcomb side of Whistler’s twin giants, the Four Seasons Resort luxury hotel pairs rustic mountain charm with modern European elegance. Under peaked roofs, find impeccable Four Seasons comfort with a wide variety of spacious (and pet-friendly) accommodations boasting amazing mountain views! The hotel is the perfect destination for business and leisure travelers alike, and with over 15,000 square feet of flexible function space, you can easily plan your next group event surrounded by luxury and the natural beauty of the area. And, you won't have to wait until the snow falls to plan your trip. Two championship golf courses, designed by legends of the game Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, sit within five minutes of the resort. Or, enjoy a horseback riding, zip lining, kayaking and much more! Start planning an unforgettable getaway at Four Seasons Resort Whistler now!


4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4


Home to what is by far the largest ski resort in all of North America, the pedestrian village of Whistler itself has won numerous design awards. Beyond its famed slopes are championship golf courses, hundreds of boutiques, museums and galleries and endless year-round events and activities.

Related Onsite Offerings

Make your family vacation to Whistler a complete one by bringing along Fido, as Four Seasons Resort Whistler does have pet-friendly accommodations. Included pet amenities include a bed, bottled water, food, and a water bowl.


The Resort at Port Ludlow

Port Ludlow, Washington

View Website +1 (866) 940 - 1198

At the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula, discover the beauty and luxury of The Resort At Port Ludlow. Just a ferry ride and scenic drive from Seattle and minutes from historic Port Townsend, recharge at this lovely 37-room waterside resort. With breathtaking views of Ludlow Bay and the lush tree-lined coast, Port Ludlow offers a quiet retreat for families and couples. Onsite you can indulge in a round of golf at their 18-hole top-rated golf course, kayak and fish at the bay, and enjoy beautiful nature hikes nearby. Or simply sit back and just relax with an in-room spa treatment! And remember to bring Fido along; pet-friendly accommodations are available!


One Heron Road, Port Ludlow, WA 98365


At this boutique, waterfront inn all types of pets without size or weight restrictions are allowed. In fact, one third of all accommodation options are available for pets! The Resort at Port Ludlow is pleased to provide fresh bowls of water located at the entrance to the Inn, complimentary dog treats that are made locally, ability to dine on the veranda while your pet relaxes in the grass adjacent to the restaurant. A variety of pet supplies are also available (just in case the leash or food bowl gets left at home), as well as a map with indicated pet-friendly hiking trails, and designated clean-up sites with baggies.

Getting there

The Resort at Port Ludlow is just a half-hour ferry ride from downtown Seattle or Edmonds and a scenic drive from Bainbridge Island or Kingston to Port Ludlow, 90 minutes from Sea-Tac International Airport, or arrive by float plane from Seattle’s Lake Union. From Highway 3 North or Highway 104, go west across the Hood Canal Bridge, travel 1/8 of a mile and turn right onto Paradise Bay Road. Travel approximately 5 miles to Port Ludlow.