Idyllwild revisited… pet friendly lodges…

thanks to Rodney at Strawberry Creek Inn for assisting me with putting together this list of pet friendly lodging in Idyllwild, CA…

I have stayed at all of these inns and will write about them soon…   it’s cool this time of year when it’s hot hot hot everywhere else especially in the surrounding areas, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Desert Hot Springs, LaQuinta, Indio, 29 Palms, etc. so it’s a good time to visit… no snow.. no heat.. just fun with your pooch in a pet friendly place, that is quiet, peaceful and has great art galleries.

Rodney and Ian from the Strawberry Creek Inn have another inn, a pet friendly one called the Bunkhouse !

Bluebird Cottage Inn

100+ fun things to do in idyllwild including

Watch your dog have some fun at the Idyllwild Dog Park

Idyllwild Nature Center
25225 Hwy 243,  Idyllwild, CA 92549
951 659-3850

Idyllwild Park
54000 Riverside County Playground Rd,  Idyllwild, CA 92549
951 659-2656


Mount San Jacinto State Park
25905 Highway 243,  Idyllwild, CA 92549
951 659-2607

there is no real doggie daycare in Idyllwild and the area is ripe for doggie daycare/camp…

I have a wonderful affordable idea for a doggie day/night camp and Idyllwild could be a great place … if there is anyone out there who would consider donating land and/or assisting with this dream for doggies, please let me know…  will be posting a contest soon to get this rolling and woofing and four paws up… cici loves the idea of having a place for her pals to romp and run…


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3 responses to “Idyllwild revisited… pet friendly lodges…

  1. Celia,

    You and CiCi are welcome to be our guest at one of the pet friendly rooms at Quiet Creek Inn on Strawberry Creek. We’re ranked #1 in Idyllwild on Trip Advisor and – you’ll love it here.

    Come on up some weeknight and enjoy the quiet.

    BTW, there is at least one doggy day care option that I know of. It’s through a groomer.

    There is also a very dog friendly restaurant that allows dogs tableside on their patio: Cafe Aroma. They also have live entertainment most nights and on weekend days and their food is great. There’s a great energy about the place.


  2. Ellie

    There actually is a great doggie day care in Idyllwild! It is run by Ben at Mountain High Pet Grooming on highway 243… our 3 dogs go there regularly and they always have a great time (they come home tired!). He always manages to accommodate us, even if it is last minute!

    • if it is the place I visited, there was NO ONE watching 15+ dogs for 20+ minutes.. if that is what you consider great doggie day care, and feel comfortable leavin your 3 dogs there, then perhaps you have NOT been to a responsible doggie day care… Responsible doggie day care profiders would never leave TWO dogs ALONE for 30 seconds…

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