Top Summer Pet-Friendly Resorts
The Exotic Resort Zoo
Johnson City, Texas
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.
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Amenities include an outdoor pool with a waterfall, a shallow pool for kids and a hot tub.close
Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Whistler, British Columbia
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.
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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.close
The Resort at Port Ludlow
Port Ludlow, Washington
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.
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.close
TradeWinds Island Grand
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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!
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.close
White Wing Resort on Table Rock Lake
At White Wing Resort, among the hardwoods of the Ozarks, you are remote enough to hear the whippoorwills at night, yet only minutes from all the fun and excitement that the Branson area has to offer.
White Wing Resort on Table Rock Lake is proud to offer pet-friendly accommodations for those who cannot bear the idea of leaving their beloved four-legged friends behind. Just make sure they are kept on their best behavior. Also, feel free to take advantage of the resort's dog walking service. Book today!
1028 Jakes Creek Trail, Branson, Missouri 65616
Enjoy a boat ride together, or any number of water sports! If getting wet doesn't interest you, kick back with a good book on the shores.close
Southern Oaks Inn
St. Augustine, Florida
Comfort comes naturally to Southern Oaks Inn, an intimate St. Augustine, Florida hotel nestled on six wooded acres amid the oldest city in the United States.
Southern Oaks Inn is located just a mile-and-a-half from historic downtown St. Augustine, keeping you close to all the exciting attractions. The historic beaches of St. Augustine are only a few short steps from your hotel. St. Augustine Beach covers a vast coastline with miles of beaches from resort-style to unspoiled coves. The majority of beaches in St. Augustine are pet-friendly, so you and your pet are free to enjoy some fun in the sand together. Southern Oaks Inn offers dog-friendly accommodations, so there’s no need to worry about leaving your four-legged friend behind. They even offer access to a private dog run, so your furry companion can play freely while you kick back and relax on the inn’s scenic grounds.
2800 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd., St. Augustine, Florida 32084
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At Southern Oaks Inn, enjoy a free hot country breakfast each morning, free wireless internet, and free parking.close
Hammo's Pub & Lodge
Hensonville, New York
Don't worry about leaving your furry friend behind at home at Hammo's Pub & Lodge in the Catskills.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome to stay at any of Hammo's pet-friendly accommodations at no extra charge. The Catskills Mountains of New York are truly a sight to behold and you'll have a great time exploring the beautiful mountains together with your pet at your side. Hammo’s beautifully restored 1865 Victorian-style inn includes 22 rooms, each with free wireless internet, television, and air conditioning. Onsite you will find a game room with pool tables, the pub and restaurant, and outdoor deck, and more. Top it all off with a hearty continental breakfast every morning. For more information regarding their pet policies, please contact the lodge!
39 County Route 65 Hensonville, New York 12439
Enjoy a hearty meal each night at the onsite restaurant.
The majestic Catskills Mountains are a nature-lover's paradise. Explore by horseback riding, biking the trails, or casting your line for fish at a nearby lake.close
Adk Trail Inn
Jay, New York
For adventurers and outdoorsmen, the ADK Trail Inn provides a perfect base camp for all thrill-seekers.
The ADK Trail Inn is set in the Adirondack High Peaks, lending itself as a unique kind of bed and breakfast. Start off the morning right and take advantage of the free provided breakfast before taking off for the day. Popular outdoor activities include hiking and rock-climbing, while the ping pong and billiards table in the game room is always a good way to get competitive energy flowing. Charged at a reasonable $15 per night, ADK welcomes well-behaved and non-barking dogs in the Alpine Trail Room or one of their Vintage Rooms. Though they prefer your dog goes with you on your day's journey, as long as your room is set up for him or her and you are available by cell phone, they can remain in the room.
11757 NY-9N, Upper Jay, NY 12987, USA
ADK Trail Inn is conveniently located close to some of the more popular High Peaks trailheads and the Lake Placid Ironman bike route.
The Adirondack Park’s inception was in 1892, where today the region is the largest publicly protected area in the United States with 105 towns and villages!close
Going on adventures with friends and family can foster some unforgettable memories. At the Restone Inn, you'll have that same opportunity with your pet.
Set just miles outside of national parks such as Arches, Canyonlands, and Dead Horse Point State Park, Moab is a haven for hiking. With beautiful views of the Colorado River at Dead Horse and the mysterious balanced rocks at Arches, you better make sure you pack your hiking shoes! And who better to accompany you through the beautiful parks that your furry friend? Redstone Inn offers pet-friendly accommodations so you will be able to make some memories in the red dirt together!
535 South Main Moab, Utah 84532
Nearby is the world-famous Slickrock Bike Trail where you can spend a day riding the challenging terrain before returning and storing your bike in your room.
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Redstone Inn has a hot tub and access to high-speed internet for guests.close
Mill Street Inn
Newport, Rhode Island
The Mill Street Inn, named due to its history as a nineteenth-century mill, has the old brick charm on the outside and the interior is filled with modern amenities to make a trip here feel like a balance of both old and new.
A summer vacation to Newport, Rhode Island feels natural. Explore the multitude of shops and restaurants including the historic White Horse Inn. The suites offered here are no slouch either. All suites contain luxurious marble bathrooms with rainfall and high-pressure water, with the Deluxe Suite boasting a balcony overlooking Newport. The Mill Street Inn is also equipped to handle your entire family — that means your pets too! There are a limited number of pet-friendly suites that accept two pets per suite as long as they are under 80 pounds. Enjoy their complimentary continental breakfast on the hotel rooftop for the complete Newport experience.
75 Mill Street, Newport, RI, 02840
The White Horse Inn is also known as “America’ Oldest Tavern,” dating all the way back to 1673.
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The Mill Street Inn is a proud member of the “Green” Hotels Association. Every suite was built using resource-efficient technologies and they drive to protect the environment with their daily operations.close
Exclusive Properties - Isle of Palms
Isle of Palms, South Carolina
Escape to a tropical paradise when you venture to Exclusive Properties - Isle of Palms.
Immerse yourself in the seaside scenery while relaxing in the small-town vibe Isle of Palms brings. The luxurious and stunning vacation rentals are just minutes away from the historic downtown Charlestown so you will always have easy access to shops and restaurants. The rentals are great for groups of all sizes whether you are on a romantic retreat or with a large family. Best of all, you won’t have to find a pet-sitter when you go on vacation. Book their pet-friendly Isle of Palms SC Vacation Rental so you can spend an afternoon exploring the seven-mile island with your furry little friend.
1116 Palm Blvd. Isle of Palms, SC. 29451
Charlestown, South Carolina is a perfect spot to spend a day on vacation. Visit historic venues such as the Calhoun Mansion and Confederate Museum, or see the natural beauty at the Audubon Swamp Garden.
You will have a full array of watersports to choose from on Isle of Palms including jet-skiing, boating, and surfing.close
Red Tree Lodge
Fernie, British Columbia
Set high in the Canadian Rockies, Red Tree Lodge offers comfortable accommodations fit for the entire family.
Red Tree Lodge believes the whole family deserves a vacation, that’s why they welcome almost everything from dogs and cats to rabbits, guinea pigs, and more! The standard pet-friendly rooms are located on the first floor to provide easy access outside. Guests will also have access to the onsite swimming pool, hot tub, and complimentary use of their toys including bikes, movie rentals, and frisbees. Being located in the mountains also has perks of its own such as an ample amount of hiking trails, fishing access, and beautiful views of the peaks. Your whole family will enjoy this unique excursion!
1101 7 Ave, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0, Canada
Red Tree Lodge has implemented several policies and procedures for environmental protection which have resulted in measurable and substantial results.
Another bonus for Fido is Red Tree Lodge’s location. Just a five minute walk away is Annex Park, Fernie’s off-leash dog park where your furry friend will be able to let off some steam without a worry in the world.close
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa
San Antonio, Texas
Bring the whole family on vacation at a rustic San Antionio retreat when you visit Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa
Choose among the various comfortable pet-friendly rooms when you bring your furry friend along. After you’re all situated, explore the grounds and bring your dog on one of the walking trails to stretch out its legs. Feel free to reserve space for your kids at Camp Hyatt where you’ll be able to drop them off while they participate in a myriad of fun activities. While your kids are there, parents are welcome to unwind and relax at the onsite spa the Windflower, where the native Hill Country ingredients will put your mind at ease. Don’t forget to grab a bite to eat at one of the numerous dining options including Papa Ed’s Pool Bar and Grill where the kids can take a dip while the grown-ups will enjoy a refreshing cocktail.
9800 Hyatt Resort Drive, San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78251
Pack up your clubs and tee off at the Hill Country Golf Club that spans over 200 acres consisting of a 27-hole championship course.
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Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort also boasts a five-acre water park complete with the 950-foot Ramblin’ River®, a FlowRider® wave machine, and more pools for both adults and kids.close
Baker Creek Mountain Resort
Lake Louise, AB
Beautiful mountain vistas makeup the backdrop at Baker Creek Mountain Resort, where you’ll be able to explore some of the most famous scenery in the world with the whole family.
Named after a prospector who was searching for mineral deposits during the 1880’s, Baker Creek Mountain Resort is a true outdoorsman paradise. 15 minutes from the village of Lake Louise and under an hour from the heart of Banff National Park, there is plenty of open space to delve into. Bring your furry friend and a leash along when you reserve one of the dedicated pet-friendly cabins. Trails bring you out into the wilderness and run along the creek as far as your feet will take you. Take in the sights and sounds of Canda’s first National Park with man’s best friend when you reserve today!
P.O. Box 66 Lake Louise AB T0L 1E0
Lake Louise may be the most iconic image of Banff National Park. Though it may be more notable for its beauty during the warmer months, when it is frozen over you can rent a pair of skates and take in the splendor in a completely different and unique way.
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Onsite you’ll be able to dine at the Baker Creek Bistro. It has entertained generations of guests and residents and features a uniquely Canadian cuisine with local ingredients.close
Resort Vacation Properties of St. George Island
St. George Island, Florida
Forget the sitter and bring your little doggo to Resort Vacation Properties of St. George Island!
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better beach experience than on St. George Island. Resort Vacation Properties offers a slew of different accommodation options to fit your needs specifically. Choose from lavish full vacation homes, perfect for your next Florida family reunion, or find a quaint beach bungalow. Private pools, bubbling hot tubs, and patios featuring stunning views are some of the amenities of the properties. With miles and miles of beaches to explore, who better to navigate with you than your dog? The sun, sand, and surf await!
61 West Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island, FL 32328
Also known as The Forgotten Coast, much of the habitat surrounding St. George Island is preserved public lands.
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Each home is stocked with a starter supply of consumable items, including coffee filters, hand soap, paper towels, toilet paper, dishwasher soap, and garbage bags.close
Beach Realty has been specializing in Cape Cod home rentals and sales going back to 1986. This expansive experience will put your mind at ease on your next summer vacation to the coast.
Uniquely situated on the shores of Cape Cod Bay, Beach Realty gives all of their guests a glimpse into what makes this area such a draw every summer. Browse through and find a rental that suits your needs, such as a pet-friendly accommodation! These rentals provide you the ability to bring your whole family along with you so you don’t have to worry about a doggy daycare or sitter. Other home amenities include waterfront units with full kitchens, barbecue grills, and decks. When you’re not indoors, explore the vast beaches where you can build sandcastles, go for a swim, or simply lounge out in the sun. The Cape Cod area is full of entertainment and things to do, and it won’t take you long to discover why this place is so beloved.
133 North Shore Blvd Sandwich, Massachusetts 02537
Within the Cape Cod area, you’ll find everything from golf courses, movie theaters, and museums as well as hiking and biking trails and a farmers market.
Cape Cod is the perfect location to cast your line. Head to one of the many beaches, like East Sandwich Beach, Sandwich Downs, Sandy Neck Beach, or Town Neck Beach or charter a fishing boat!close
The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa
Rancho Mirage, California
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.
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 lightclose
Sawmill Creek Resort
Grab Fido, Rover, and Spot and get over to Sawmill Creek right now!
Sawmill Creek Resort allows dogs under 35 lbs to stay in your room with you! In fact, this is so common that special arrangements are made for guests staying at the lodge whilst they compete in a breed show- so you know it's gotta be good! Once you're settled in, get over to the adjacent Sheldon Marsh Nature Preserve for an extended hike! Home to the last remaining Ohio example of a Great Lakes coastal wetland, the preserve stretches from the forested canopy of its entrance to the sandy beach at its conclusion. Your pup will absolutely love it!
400 Sawmill Creek Dr W, Huron, OH 44839
The resort is adjacent to Sheldon Marsh Nature Preserve and 7.2 miles from the amusement parks at Cedar Point.
The property features an 18-hole golf course, a marina and shops set in an 1887 barn.close