If you and your dog seek peace and quiet and a cooler climate, a couple of hours away from Los Angeles, an hour from Palm Springs, why not visit dog friendly Idyllwild.
the town of Idyllwild offers pet activities and accommodations for four-legged friends and their owners.
Here are five dog friendly activities to enjoy with Fido and Fluffy…
l. Idyllwild’s numerous art galleries welcome pets.
Oh My Dog pet portrait photographer Frank takes wonderful photos of dogs. Frank has taken photos for Cesar Millan and celebrity rescue dogs. He has a gallery in LA and Idyllwild.
2. Dine together
3. Don’t forget to visit the Arf animal rescue which houses kitty cats and fosters dogs while they are waiting to be adopted. Also Living Free animal sanctuary is nearby.
4. And if your dog wants to visit the dog park, there is a little dog park that is fenced across from The Strawberry Creek Inn. There are also hiking trails and the creek where you can take the pooch for a doggone good time.
5. A few places to rest with your puppy
when traveling it is nice to be able to stay in a cabin with all the amenities of home including a kitchen and several inns offer this kind of pet friendly accommodations.
If your dog is yearning to stay in a cabin in the woods, consider Quiet Creek Inn… Innkeepers Jim and Mike offer studios and one bedroom suites with kitchens and fireplaces, suitable for couples looking for a romantic getaway, romping with Fido, and/or scenic inspiration… trees, trees, trees, babbling creek and views mean stunning sunsets and sunrises. Internet access throughout the property and a guest lodge with movies, popcorn and hot chocolate.
The innkeepers of The Strawberry Creek Inn, Rodney and Ian, are taking over A Lodge and making it pet friendly… At the new cost effective property, there are 18 studios, each with kitchenettes and a patio plus two stand alone cottages. The level of service at the Strawberry Creek Inn surpasses many inns. The special touches, such as handwritten notes welcoming guests, as well as the delectable breakfast meal (apple pancakes like you have never eaten and chicken sausage), hor’deouvres in the afternoon (chocolately fudge brownies, a variety of snacks, cheese, egg rolls, little Mexican treats, and more. Plus, they are eco friendly, are raising chickens who will be producing organic eggs and a certified wildlife habitat. The charming gazebo, patio, hammocks, and paths around the property make it very easy to enjoy time spent. A four paws up memorable experience will be had by all.
The Fireside inn offers cute little homey cabins with kitchens and small private backyards, plus barbecues and movies. Internet access throughout the property. There are eight cabins, all are pet friendly.
The Fireside Inn offers comfortable, single-story, smoke-free, duplex cottages. The second location, is located on a larger, more private property, and is called the Fireside Cabins, and offers eight more spacious cottages, cabins and lodges. All but one of the sixteen properties come complete with fireplaces and kitchens, and many have bathtubs or Jacuzzi tubs.The Fireside Inn provides outdoor seating and barbeque facilities and daily feeding of the resident birds, squirrels, and raccoons…
Owners Larry and Pam Allen also own Wooley’s clothing, hats, gloves, sheepskin slippers…
Woodland Park Manor
offers a variety of redwood cabins, from studios to larger ones. All of the cabins have a fully equipped kitchen and all linens are provided. And they have telephone,TV and VCR/DVD. Some have Hot Tubs, some welcome pets.
Bluebird Cottage Inn has 17 rooms, all are pet friendly, cabins and motel units, some with fireplaces and kitchens. All rooms include refrigerator, microwave, TV and wireless internet. Owners were changing at the time we stayed.
Some nearby parks include:
Mt. San Jacinto State Park
No more than a two hour drive from either Los Angeles or San Diego, the mountain’s magnificent granite peaks, subalpine forests, and fern-bordered mountain meadows offer a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy a scenic, high-country Wilderness area.
Idyllwild’s wilderness offers over 275 miles of hiking trails. Choose from the easy Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail for the novice hiker or one of many more challenging hikes. Perhaps a long strenuous hike to the peak or a trip to Long Valley and the top of the Palm Springs Tramway.