Perhaps you are going to visit family and friends this Thanksgiving and have all your arrangements made. If not, and you want to take your furry friends with you and are looking for some pet friendly possibilities, you might consider visiting one of the places or venues below…
Note: Cici and I have NOT visited any of these venues so we cannot recommend whether they are truly pet friendly with Dogitude or simply pet tolerant…If you go, please let us know. We have visited various Red Roof Inns and can say that they are pet friendly, in that they do NOT charge fees for pets and they do not offer amenities. They are affordable and do NOT limit pets by breed or weight.
New Hampshire is considered a very “pet friendly” state; and has many lodging places that
roll out the red carpet for dogs at any time of year. Here are some
The Inns and Spa at Mill Falls http://millfalls.com/index.htm,
Meredith, NH – This vacation destination on the shores of Lake
Winnipesaukee, has all the perks of a pet-friendly environment that
allows guests to not only bring their furry friend along, but also
provides several amenities :
Pet Friendly Rooms and Service at Church Landing and The Inn at Mill
Upon checkin at the Mill Falls Inns, pets are greeted with a special
dog or cat treat and a personalized sign for being such a “good boy or girl” on
the trip. Pets and guests are then shown to a room that comes equipped
with a special pet bed, a water and food bowl, a blanket to sit on if
they are allowed on the couch, a kitty litter box for cat-friendly rooms
and a special bag filled with treats and a map of the walking trails
that Fido can meet and play with new friends. After a day filled with
either swimming in Lake Winnipesaukee or walking along its beautiful
shores, both pet and owner can book a massage appointment at the Cascade
Spa <http://millfalls.com/cascade_spa/index.htm> at Church Landing!
Small animal practitioner DeAnne M. Racz provides soothing cat or dog
specific massages. In addition, pet sitting and veterinary information
are both readily available at the front desk.
*While The Inns charge a $25 fee per pet for pet specific rooms, $10 of
that fee goes to the New Hampshire Humane Society to aid in the rescue
and care of animals that have been abused, neglected or abandoned. The
Inns and Spa at Mill Falls have contributed a total of $8,990 to the New
Hampshire Humane Society since 2008.
The Lazy Dog Inn http://www.lazydoginn.com/, Chocorua, New Hampshire
was Voted “Most Pet Friendly B&B in North America,” this inn provides guests and their dogs traditional New England comforts in a historically rich 160-year-old farmhouse. Meghan and Molly, two golden retrievers, are the inn’s ‘doggie hosts.” Picturesque hiking and walking trails give two-and four-footed visitors much to do in the surrounding area. 603- 323-8350, (888-323-8350), www.lazydoginn.com
The Notchland Inn http://www.notchland.com/welcome.html, Hart’s
Location, NH, The Notchland Inn occupies a granite manor house,
completed in 1862, within the White Mountain National Forest with
sixteen individually appointed guestrooms with woodburning fireplaces.
The inn serves a 5-course dinner and full country breakfast in the
fireplaced dining room overlooking the pond and gardens. The COTTAGES
are the Inn’s newest accommodations and pets are welcome. The cottages
offer the Inn’s perks and atmosphere while affording more independence
Village House Bed and Breakfast http://www.villagehouse.com/,
Jackson, NH, The Village House Inn is home to the Yellow Snow Dog Gear
(collar and lead manufacturing company), in a three story home that
offers accommodations with the carefree ambiance of visiting a well
loved relative. It is located just through the covered bridge in Jackson
Village on six acres of rolling green lawns overlooking the White
Mountains. The owners of the inn also manufacture dog collars and leads
right on the property. Their understanding and interest in dogs led them
to welcome well behaved dogs into Village House. Guest comment: “Our dog
got to play with her dog in training (they have a nice big run out
back). We chatted with another couple there and everyone had a dog.”
Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale, Arizona is a pet-friendly hotel, where pets stay for free. Guests receive a welcome pet amenity that includes dog treats, a double-sided bowl for water and food, a pick-up-after-your-pet bag, and a sign that says ‘Pet in Room’. Furry friends are welcome to enjoy the hotel’s lush grounds and courtyards with lots of room to throw a ball or a Frisbee! For more information on this restored mid-century property, please visit the website at www.hotelvalleyho.com.
Red Roof Inns
Red Roof offers guests with pets comfortable lodging at a great price year round: http://www.redroof.com/about-us/why-red-roof/pet-friendly
Red Roof is also offering guests an additional 20% off when they book 10 days in advance of Thanksgiving with their furry friends.
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is pet friendly, inviting guests to
bring their dogs along with them on their holiday getaway. Upon arrival
to the resort, guests traveling with pets will receive a personalized
welcome amenity consisting of a Ritz-Carlton water bowl and biscuits
that guests may take with them on their departure.
Also, the Resort’s renowned culinary team will feature a special
Thanksgiving Buffet for resort and local guest in celebration of the
Iron Springs Resort http://www.ironspringsresort.com/ is a recently-renovated property along the Washington Coast, with 24 oceanside cabins and a sandy beach. Throughout the entire resort, guests will find amenities, specific for canines from the dog washing stations and plush and absorbent dog towels in each cabin to the complimentary tennis balls available in the check-in office. For dog-owners, the fully stocked kitchens provide everything they will need to create a full Turkey Day spread. Plus forget the olive oil, or need to grab an extra bottle of wine? The General Store in Cabin No. 1 has plenty of basics that may get left behind. Plus, for those dogs that want to wear their Iron Springs pride, there are branded collars and leashes available in the store as well.
For those after less of an “out-of-town” stay, the Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa http://www.thewoodmark.com/in Kirkland, WA, has plush accommodations that cater to four-footed and two-footed guests alike. Upon check-in to a dog-friendly room, there will be a full spread waiting for the traveled pups to use throughout the stay, including a cushy pet bed, food and water dishes, bottled water, leash, tennis ball and doggy biscuits. There’s even a walking map to take the pup on a waterfront stroll along Lake Washington, right outside the hotel doors. Making the whole holiday even easier, the hotel restaurant, Bin on the lake http://binonthelake.com/, is serving a decadent Thanksgiving Dinner with a side of spectacular views. And finally, don’t forget to pet Woody on your way in and out! The resident Labradoodle is Director of Guest Satisfaction and loves a good rub on the head.