Pack a bag for your four legged family member, because it’s time for Paws at Spas. A manicure and pedicure for you, and a dog or cat treat for your friend, is waiting for you at these pet friendly hotels and resorts. Some will even give your pet a massage of its own!
It’s always wise to call ahead and inquire about specific pet policies and amenities. While many pet friendly hotels and resorts embrace your pet with special services, from dog treats to walking services, from bedding to a pet food menus, others permit your pets but only under certain circumstances (which could include keeping the animal crated in your guestroom). Still others welcome pets but only of a specific size or weight.
One universal rule — most hotels have limited rooms designated as pet friendly in order to keep cleaning and maintenance to a minimum. This can mean those pet-friendly rooms are in higher demand than others and sell quickly. Book early!
NEMACOLIN WOODLANDS RESORT, Pennsylvania
Situated on 2,000 acres, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, located in the Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania, features 318 luxurious guestrooms, suites, townhomes and private homes, including the Falling Rock boutique hotel, a recipient of the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond awards. There are several pet-friendly options, and in fact, the resort has PET SPA — a state-of-the-art grooming salon, outside exercise areas and more. The resort’s extensive list of amenities includes an impressive collection of restaurants and lounges, the largest wine cellar in Pennsylvania, special cooking classes and wine tastings in the state-of-the-art Académie du Vin, an extensive art collection, championship golf courses, sporting and adventure center, equestrian center, animal habitats, wedding and event venues, and even a private airstrip.
SALAMANDER RESORT & SPA, Virginia
Owner Sheila C. Johnson’s vision for the former horse farm of renowned Washington D.C. socialite Pamela Harriman was to create a country estate that incorporates uncompromising quality, sustainable practices and healthy lifestyles to benefit resort guests and the Middleburg community alike. The Salamander Resort is a LEED Certified resort with fine dining, spa and wellness services, equestrian programs, culinary classes and programs for couples, families, and groups. Pet-friendly accommodations are available, and in-room dog amenities include a comfy bed, food and water bowls, organic treats, a special toy and waste bags.
HOTEL VALLEY HO, Scottsdale, Arizona
MOUNTAIN HARBOR RESORT, Mt Ida, Arkansas
One of Arkansas’s premier lakeside resorts, Mountain Harbor offers a variety of pet friendly lodging with lake views and luxury, ranging from rustic Arkansas lake cabins to cozy condos. At Mountain Harbor, guests are family – so we custom-design each of our lodging facilities to be a “home away from home” for friends, wanderers, and returning guests. Our full service spa offers guests a broad array of spa treatments, including massages, facials, body treatments, crystal energy work, spa pedicures and manicures and more
GRAND HYATT AT BAHA MAR, Bahamas
Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar offers the most luxurious Caribbean spa resort getaway you can experience. As part of the Baha Mar Luxury Resort, the hotel blends art, architecture, design, entertainment, nature, wellness and luxury, in a lifestyle designed to embrace the spirit of The Bahamas. Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar features contemporary guest rooms, pet-friendly suites and elegant residences, all with high-end amenities and breathtaking ocean views.
HYATT REGENCY LAKE TAHOE, California
PINES RESORT ON BASS LAKE, Yosemite National Park, California
GAIA HOTEL RESTAURANT AND SPA, Anderson, California
Gaia Hotel and Spa near Redding and Mount Shasta is an award-winning eco-friendly boutique destination near Mount Shasta. It has an ideal setting near the river and is close to major outdoor Adventure Getaways. Plus, with a business center, wedding and event space, an on-site bar and grill, holistic spa services, swimming pool and hot tub, it’s a terrific option for weddings, corporate events, spa enthusiasts, couples, and fitness buffs. Bring your furry companion and receive a pet toy and treats.
DUNTON HOT SPRINGS, Colorado
CRANWELL RESORT, Lenox, Massachusetts
Cranwell Resort Spa and Golf Club is a premier resort in the Berkshires of New England. Its accessibility from the major metropolitan areas of New York, Boston, Hartford, Albany, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Montreal make it a year-round destination for spa, golf, and vacation enthusiasts. Guests of Cranwell enjoy one of the largest spas in the Northeast, elegant and refined accommodations, fine and casual dining, recreational and fitness programs. Abundant nature trails and open spaces are perfect for guests traveling with pets. Whether your visit is for a weekend getaway, business meeting or stylish wedding or event,Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club offers the perfect resort experience.
STRUCTURE HOUSE, Durham, North Carolina
Structure House offers healthy weight loss vacations from 7 days (1 week) to 28 days (4 weeks), which provide a wealth of health information, nutrition education, increased opportunities for activity, and an elevated awareness of the triggers that can lead to unhealthy overeating. Each participant resides in a private, pet-friendly apartment located directly on campus. In addition, weekly housekeeping services are provided, and the program also offers you the opportunity to bring along a spouse, friend, or family member.
HOTEL GALVEZ & SPA, Galveston, Texas
Since it first welcomed guests in 1911, the Hotel Galvez and Spa has enjoyed a spectacular beachfront setting on the Gulf of Mexico in Galveston. The hotel is home to a full service day spa and hair salon, heated saline pool, fine dining, and has luxury pet-friendly accommodations. The hotel is just a bicycle ride away from theGalveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Bishop’s Palace, and 32 miles of beaches which your leashed pets will love to roam. Be sure to borrow one of the complimentary bicycles and helmets and set out to tour this beautiful city.
INTERCONTINENTAL TORONTO CENTRE, Ontario
InterContinental Toronto Centre is a retreat for executives, spa enthusiasts and vacationing guests. This stunning hotel in Downtown Toronto offers spacious and contemporary pet-friendly accommodations, enhanced by a full service AVEDA Concept Spa, fitness center, indoor saline pool, event space with modern technology, and local favorite fine dining.
RED MOUNTAIN RESORT, Utah
PARK HYATT WASHINGTON, Washington DC