Pet Friendly Spas, Hotels, and Retreats

Pet Friendly Spas

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.

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!



Pritikin Longevity Center in South Florida offers a top-tier education in healthy living.  The all-inclusive Destination Weight Loss program welcomes single travelers, couples, families and corporate executives, in a luxury resort setting with full amenities and privileges at the Doral Miami Resort, including its pet-friendly suites, swimming pools, golf courses, a luxury spa, health and fitness club, and more.
Nemacolin Woodlands Pet Center


Situated on 2,000 acres, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, located in the Laurel Highlands, features 318 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.

Skyterra Weight Loss Spa & Fitness Resort

SKYTERRA, Lake Toxaway, North Carolina

Skyterra Wellness Retreat & Weight Loss Spa offers an all-inclusive program in a beautiful mountain lake setting. Guests explore sustainable foundations of good health, sound nutrition, and mindful well-being, and enjoy daily fitness, outdoor adventures, water sports, farm-to-fork cuisine, massage, educational classes, and more.   The beautiful guest lodges have pet-friendly options for small and well-behaved dogs.

New Life Hiking Spa


Founded in 1978, and celebrating 40 years of wellness hospitality, New Life Hiking Spa has been a pioneer in the destination spa industry and is nationally recognized as an affordable fitness and wellness destination.  Guests are treated to spectacular hikes, trails and vistas fit for man and beast, so bring your able-bodied dog along for the adventure and the pet-friendly lodging.

Cranwell Resort

CRANWELL RESORT, Lenox, Massachusetts

Cranwell Resort Spa and Golf Club is a premier resort in the Berkshires of New England. 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.  The pet-friendly rooms are limited. Early reservations a must.

Bardessono Hotel

BARDESSONO HOTEL & SPA, Yountvilla, California

The Bardessono Hotel Restaurant Spa is an elegant spa getaway in Napa Valley,  unique in design and distinctive in its amenities and features.   The spa has a full service day spa, but not to be missed are the hotel’s spa suites,  perfect for spa enthusiasts.    These suites (select are pet-friendly) provide all the elements of comfort and wellness, especially designed to  comfortably act as an in-room spa.

Pines Resort at Bass Lake

PINES RESORT ON BASS LAKE, Yosemite, California

At the Pines Resort at Bass Lake, just 14 miles from the entrance to Yosemite National Park, you can bring your furry loved one along for the adventure. This Yosemite Resort is the ideal playground for children, adults and dogs. Enjoy numerous hiking trails, great fishing, camping and water-sports. After a long day of family fun, return to the lodge for spa services or a cocktail at the poolside bar.

Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale

HOTEL VALLEY HO, Scottsdale, Arizona

Hotel Valley Ho is a mid-century modern classically designed hotel with a retro cool ambiance. Enhancements include VH Spa for workouts overlooking the pool or relaxing treatments.  Ultra hip, yes, but pets are always welcome and love the provided food and water bowl, doggie treats, a “Pet In Room” door hanger, cleanup bags, grass walking and exercise areas, and amenities courtesy of MANKINDdog

Mountain Harbor Resort


One of Arkansas’s premier lakeside spa resorts, Mountain Harbor Resort offers a variety of pet friendly lodging with lake views and luxury, ranging from rustic Arkansas lake cabins to cozy condos.  Plenty of outdoor trails and hiking spots make a great pet-friendly travel destination. The full service spa offers guests a broad array of spa treatments, including massages, facials, body treatments, pedicures and manicures and more.

Fresh Start Health Retreat


Fresh Start offers its health restoration retreats, focusing on detox, wellness, smoking cessation, and weight loss, at the Eco-conscious Ocean Resort, Vancouver Island’s Spiritual and Wellness Retreat Centre, overlooking Desolation Sound and the Coastal Mountain range.  Pet friendly lodging is available, and there are many hiking trails and recreational paths to take in the scenery with your pet.

Dunton Hot Springs


Neither the beauty of the drive beside the West Fork of the Dolores River, the road above beaver ponds, nor the light through the aspen groves prepares you for the first sight of Dunton Hot Springs. Enjoy beautiful lodging, lounge and bar, fine dining, the hot springs in the teepee and bath house, massage and yoga rooms in the Pony Express Spa. Dunton offers two pet-friendly cabins for its four-legged guests.
Devil's Thumb Ranch


Devil’s Thumb Ranch is a highly regarded and environmentally friendly year-round ranch resort and spa offering rustically upscale accommodations (with select pet-friendly options), fine dining and an array of winter and summer outdoor and wilderness recreation activities. Located in the awe inspiring Colorado Rocky Mountains, 65 miles west of Denver, and 10 minutes from Winter Park.

Red Mountain Resort


At Red Mountain Resort you’ll find a vast selection of healthy living activities, dining, spa, and recreational services. The resort features special deluxe accommodations for guests traveling with pets, as well as a 55-acre scenic backyard and nearby Snow Canyon Park that offers bountiful space for four-legged friends to play in. In addition, pets are pampered with organic treats, food, and water dishes upon arrival.


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