Tired of bribing your best friend into watching your dog while you’re on vacation or just can’t be without your pooch? You’re in luck, as many luxury hotels are now allowing dogs to come along on your five-star vacation. These hotels go above and beyond for our furry friends, showering them with over the top amenities such as treats, luxury dog beds, and VIP treatment upon their arrival. If you’re a dog lover, keep reading because Andiamo has rounded up a list of the best luxury hotels that do much more than welcome your dogs – they will treat your pets like family members.
Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley
The 50 free standing guest lodges embrace the natural surroundings of the peaceful canyon paired with ultra-luxurious accommodations for a complete renewal in nature. Indulge in award-winning dining that focuses on the consciously-sourced produce and the region’s incredible bounty, featuring Sonoma grass-fed Filet Mignon. Calistoga Ranch accepts up to two pets of any size for an additional pet fee of $125. Furry guests of the hotel are welcomed with an assortment of treats and a comfy doggy bed. The hiking trails on the property’s 157 acres are dog friendly, so you can bring your pup along for the scenic journey through Napa. Pro Tip: Allow Andiamo to book a bacon scavenger hunt for your dog, where the concierge will hide bacon in the vineyard and let your dogs go and find it.
St. Regis Aspen
Located at the base of Aspen Mountain, this popular ski destination loves its pets. The hotel’s service is of the highest quality, ensuring they know each member of your family’s name upon check in. The accommodations are arguably the finest Aspen has to offer, each with their own layout and design. The custom touches – from sheepskin blankets to expensive bath products lend an opulent and luxurious feel. Offering a myriad of outdoor adventures from world-class skiing to snowmobiling through the snowcapped mountains, there is endless opportunity to explore. The pet program offers a dog bed and water bowl, dog sitting, dog walking and grooming services can be requested. The pet menu features a protein bowl, doggy sushi, beef tenderloin and more. The St. Regis Aspen Resort welcomes up to two pets of any size for an additional fee of $50 per pet, per stay and $25 per pet, per night. The hotel has recently added their own furry friend to the family, a Bernese Mountain Dog named Kitty – paying tribute to the St. Regis’ history. Kitty is the first-ever property dog for the St. Regis brand and he’s named after the St. Regis founder John Jacob Astor’s dog named Kitty. Pro Tip: Plan your trip around the monthly Bark’n’Brew “Pawty”, where guests are encouraged to hang out on the patio and enjoy cold beverages in the company of their dogs. All proceeds of the pawty go to the Aspen Animal Rescue.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills
Situated in the heart of Beverly Hills, The Peninsula offers 195 guest rooms including 28 suites and 17 private villas. The luxuriously appointed guest rooms will come equipped with a luxurious dog bed, and offer wonderful views of the hotel’s iconic fountain, or the lush gardens on property. Located walking distance from the legendary Rodeo Drive, guests can bring their four-legged friends on a fabulous afternoon stroll! The Peninsula Beverly Hills welcomes up to two pets of any size for an additional fee of $35 per pet, per night. Treats, pet bed and bowls are provided, and the hotel offers dog walks in the nearby residential areas. Similar to the infamous pillows, dogs will receive a monogrammed paw-printed towel upon arrival. At The Peninsula Beverly Hills, treats include special room-service dishes like the Spaniel Spinach Salad with chopped beef tenderloin, or Tabby Tuna Tartare. Pro Tip: Allow Andiamo to schedule a tea party at The Living Room, where the legendary Peninsula Afternoon Tea is served daily – your pup is allowed, too!
Montage Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina
Between Savannah, Georgia, and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Montage Palmetto Bluff sits on 20,000 across of beautifully preserved land, making it the perfect place to get away with your pet. The resort encompasses an extensive nature preserve, eight Southern-inspired dining options, and beautifully appointed guest rooms. At Montage Palmetto Bluff, they’re all about their four-legged guests, calling them “preferred pups”. For an additional $100 pet fee, you can bring up to two pets. The rental homes and hotel accommodations are both pet friendly, and each are equipped with dog beds, homemade treats, and bow-ties for your dog to enjoy. The soaking tubs in each guest room are for guests to enjoy, and even for your pup to clean up after their time in the woods. The on property restaurant Buffalo’s, offers pet-friendly dining on the patio and even has a “biscuit bar” at breakfast time.
Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara
With its rich history, Belmond El Encanto has been one of Santa Barbara’s most luxurious retreats for more than 100 years. The Spanish-style rooms, bungalows and suites each come with a private terrace or patio that overlook the lush gardens. Pets are welcomed with homemade treats and their own doggy bed. Santa Barbara is one of the most dog-friendly cities in The United States, offering outdoor wine tastings, patio dining, and the off-leash Arroyo Burro Beach. Belmond offers a daily afternoon tea activity, where dogs are invited! Pro Tip: take your pup out for ice cream at Rori’s Artisanal Creamery at the Santa Barbara Public Market and make sure to order the “Chilly Dog”.
Lodge at Spruce Peak, Vermont
This slope-side luxury resort is 100% pet friendly, as is the surrounding town of Stowe. Here, guests are encouraged to take in New England’s outdoor pursuits and luxury lodging – four legged family included. For an additional $125 one-time fee, guests are able to bring their furry family member to their home away from home. The hotel provides pet beds, organic treats, a chew toy, and a walking path that is fully equipped with pooper scooper bags for ultimate convenience. Dogs are allowed in all common areas, other than the pool. The dogs are allowed, and can order from the doggy menu on the outdoor patio at the Solstice Restaurant. Here, you can expect to socialize with dozens of other pet-owners in the lobby and in the resort’s pet friendly “village”, lined with coffee shops, restaurants and boutiques. Pro Tip: Allow Andiamo to schedule a fall vacation for you and your furry friend, as the dog-friendly hiking trails are full of Vermont’s autumn-colored leaves – it’s quite the sight.