City dwellers know that sometimes it’s time to hit the reset button and head out of the city to refresh and recharge. A relaxing mini vacay far from the concrete jungle doesn’t have to exclude your dog though! Head to one of these dog-friendly locations where both you and your furry pal will be welcomed with open arms.
Scribner’s Catskill Lodge
Scribner’s Lodge is a Catskills oasis that both you and your pup will love. They offer 38 unique guest rooms and suites, an in-house restaurant, bar and over 20 acres of mountainside for you to explore.
Rooms come with fireplaces for cozy winters, and large windows and decks for breezy summers. There’s yoga on the weekends, as well as locally inspired cuisine prepared by house chefs.
They’re so dog-friendly, in fact, that they host a “pupstater” weekend that includes a full schedule of fun activities for both you and your dog while relaxing “upstate.” It’s an event, complete with pupfluencers like @ellabeanthedog, that you won’t want to miss.
Location: Hunter, NY
Distance from NYC: 2.5 hours
This Hudson Valley getaway is so pet-friendly that they were rated the #1 pet-friendly bed & breakfast in the United States. They’ve been providing pet-friendly lodging since 1987.
All dogs are welcome, no matter the weight, size or breed, at no extra charge. Pets are free to roam off-leash at The Farmhouse, and are welcomed in all rooms and common areas, which includes the patio, grounds, fire pit and sprawling lawn.
Your stay comes with a complimentary family-style breakfast, as well as a guide for local things to see, do and eat.
Location: Wallkill, NY
Distance from NYC: 1.5 hours
Layla’s Riverside Lounge
Layla’s Riverside Lounge, located in a quaint, southern Vermont town, is a haven for dogs. This family owned inn is named after their family dog Layla, who you might find roaming the property, ready to greet you and play with your pup.
There are 16 rooms, with eight pet-friendly suites. They offer farm-to-table, family-style three course meals, and complimentary breakfast every morning.
There are lakes and hills to explore during all four seasons of the year, with plenty of activities to keep you entertained.
They also have a dog kennel on the property, should you need to leave your dog behind during an activity or dinner, or want them to get a bit of exercise. The 2,500-square-foot facility has heated floors, an agility room, and four different play areas. There’s even grooming and personal care available for dirty dogs returning from the great outdoors.
Location: West Dover, VT
Distance from NYC: 4 hours
The Arnold House
Set on seven acres and nestled into the forest of Shandelee Mountain, The Arnold House is owned and operated by a husband and wife team and their English Bulldog Adelaide. Adelaide loves attention and other dogs, and can usually be found running around the property and picking up sticks.
They offer an array of activities to enjoy, like fly fishing, hiking trails, farm visits and brewery tours. They also have a full calendar of fun events like garden walks and talks, happy hours and comedy nights. On weekends in the summer, there’s live music and BBQs.
For in-house fun, there’s a pool table, a working jukebox, a tavern and a full spa.
The Arnold House also has a Lakehouse for those looking for a bit more privacy. It’s a two bedroom home on the lake, perfect for a family or small group of friends.
Location: Livingston Manor, NY
Distance from NYC: 2 hours
Maine Summer Dog
The Maine Summer Dog prides itself on their dog-friendly service.
They offer a fully furnished one bedroom apartment that accommodates 2 – 4 people, with an outdoor kitchen and shower, and dog beds. It’s located on three acres of field, with a stream for swimming and a working mill right next door.
There’s plenty to do nearby, including walking or riding the local country roads, or swimming or boating on nearby lakes and ponds. The property comes with two kayaks and a canoe that can be used on the many nearby lakes. If you choose to travel a tiny bit further, the entire midcoast awaits you.
Every stay includes unlimited dog care, so your vacation is convenient, stress-free and fun. Dogs have complete access to the property, and there’s a large field for playing, a stream for wading, dog toys and plenty of nice wooded areas and country roads for walking. Resident dog Lucy is available for play time and company.
It’s the perfect place for vacationing with your dog.
Location: Union, Maine
Distance from NYC: 6 hours
Inn by the Sea
Inn By The Sea is a luxury pet-friendly beach resort located just south of Portland, and right outside of Crescent Beach State Park.
Dogs are welcome at no charge in their designated pet-friendly oceanfront rooms and suites. Each stay includes water bowls, beach towels, cozy blankets and signature treats at turndown. There’s also pet massages, gourmet pet menus, dog walking and doggie sitting services available.
There are nightly fire pits, beachfront sunsets, early morning yoga, a spa, and garden tours available, as well as plenty to do in and around the area. Don’t forget to ask for their comprehensive list of nearby walking trails, pet-friendly beaches and free-range parks.
Pro tip: Check out their INNcredible Pet Package, for those looking for an especially relaxing luxury getaway with their furry friends. It includes a personalized L.L. Bean dog bed, pet turndown service, a gourmet pet menu and an in-room doggie massage.
Location: Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Distance from NYC: 5 hours
Getaway offers tiny cabins nestled in nature. It’s the perfect way to unplug, relax and getaway from the big city.
Their New York outpost is located in the Catskills, just one hundred miles up the Hudson. Their collection of cabins spread across 20 acres and are built to accommodate two to four people.
Cabins include picnic tables, a campfire pit and grills, and queen sized beds.
They’re close to outdoor attractions like Kaaterskill Falls and the Overlook Mountain Trail, with plenty to do and see.
Dogs are welcome, for a small fee.
Location: The Catskills
Distance from NYC: 2 hours
Explore scenic coastal Delaware and experience the ultimate beer-cation at the dog-friendly Dogfish Inn.
Designed with beer and nature lovers in mind, the Dogfish brand has a brewery with 27 rotating taps, a distillery, a restaurant and an inn. It’s located in historic downtown Lewes alongside the canal, with a nearby kayak and boat-launch and winding bike trails.
There are seven dog-friendly rooms that allow two small dogs or one large dog per room. Each room comes complete with a couple of chairs, a tote, a 32oz growler for brewery visits and a small cooler that you’re encouraged to use on outings. Visitors can borrow bikes, Kan Jam, corn hole, or bocce ball sets, or explore their City Light Library to check out a book or two.
At night, gather on the patio or around the Cowboy Cauldron for complimentary s’mores while counting shooting stars.
There is a one-time $75 flat rate fee to have your pup sleepover at the inn with you.
Location: Lewes, Delaware
Distance from NYC: 3.5 hours
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