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Unique Pet-Friendly Getaways -- From Coastal & Mountain Retreats to Urban Boutiques
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Unique Pet-Friendly Getaways -- From Coastal & Mountain Retreats to Urban Boutiques

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1.  Atlantis Lodge
Atlantic Beach, NC

Located right in the heart of North Carolina’s beautiful Crystal Coast, Atlantis Lodge is a vintage 1960s beach getaway that extends its welcoming, relaxed vibe to its four-legged guests. The lodge overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, offering spectacular views at every time of day--especially at sunrise. The beach is always just steps away, meaning you and your pooch can head out for a swim or a walk on the shoreline whenever you like. Many of the rooms also have full kitchens, for those who are looking for all the comforts of home.

2.  Waldo Emerson Inn
Kennebunk, ME

Steeped in history, but full of charm and whimsy, the Waldo Emerson Inn is a fantastic place to stay--for you and your pet! Once a summer retreat for famed poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, this elegant bed-and-breakfast is set in one of Kennebunk’s most significant historic homes, and offers both modern amenities and a classic experience. The inn  now welcomes four-legged guests, so come with your best furry friend, and find out why it’s one of Kennebunk’s highest-rated places to stay.

3.  Dillman's Bay Resort
Lac-du-flambeau, WI

Nestled on the tranquil shores of northern Wisconsin’s White Sand Lake, Dillman's Bay offers two and four-legged guests relaxation and fun in a beautiful lakeside setting. This gorgeous, yet homey vacation spot features rustic charm, casual elegance, and great amenities. Situated on a peninsula, it boasts a marina, a playground, and four beaches, giving visitors plenty of space to play, explore, or relax the day away. Choose from several one to four-bedroom lakeside log cabin options--some of which feature fireplaces!

4.  1900 Inn on Montford
Asheville, NC

Experience Biltmore’s gilded age at the 1900 Inn on Montford.  Located in the heart of Asheville’s Montford Historic District, this pet-friendly bed and breakfast prides itself on comfort, charm, and the kind of gracious hospitality the Old South was famous for.

The inn was designed in an Arts and Crafts style by noted society architect Richard Sharp. Sharp, who served as supervising Architect to Biltmore House, popularized the Arts and Crafts style in Asheville, and 1900 on Montford is considered one of his finest residential commissions. Today the home is the picture of elegance, beautifully appointed with English and American antiques dating from 1730 to 1910. Take a step back in time and enjoy the simple things--with your four-legged bestie at your side.  

5.  Hermann Hill Vineyard Inn and Spa
Hermann, MO

If upscale elegance is your thing, Hermann Hill is the place to go with your pet. Nestled in Missouri wine country, this award-winning bed and breakfast promises luxury, comfort, and top-of-the-line amenities, including a state-of-the-art Aveda spa, exceptional concierge services, and gourmet breakfasts. They even treat pets well--their pet-friendly rooms come with special welcome items for four-legged guest.

One of the best things about staying at Herman Hill is its spectacular sunrise view of the Hermann valley--which you can enjoy with your favorite furry companion.

6.  Blue Iguana Inn
Ojai, CA

California’s Ojai Valley has long been an oasis for artists and artisans of all kinds, and no place captures the Valley’s distinctive vibrant flair quite like The Blue Iguana. This Old-World-style boutique villa-inn is as charming as it is stylish, and exudes color, life, and bold artistry.

Whether you’re coming for a night’s stay or an extended getaway, The Blue Iguana’s focus is on comfort, relaxation, and affordable luxury. The inn welcomes furry guests, and is conveniently located just two minutes from the historic Ojai village, and twelve minutes from the Pacific Ocean.

7.  Lumiere Hotel with Inspirato
Telluride, CO

Set snugly in the small town of Mountain Village, the Lumiere Hotel offers guests and their pets a grandiose luxury experience they won’t soon forget. The hotel’s magnificent stone facade speaks to its grandeur, but beyond it is a cozy boutique hotel experience, with only eleven hotel rooms and 18 residences, ranging in size from one to five bedrooms.  

The hotel’s luxurious and generous amenities might tempt you to stay inside. But right outside the, a world of adventure awaits you and your pet. Enjoy gorgeous snow-capped mountains, vast alpine meadows, and thunderous waterfalls, or hike the scenic River Trail, which winds through Telluride and along the San Miguel River.

If you’re looking for a really distinctive pet-friendly Colorado experience, go on a gondola with your furkid! Dogs are welcome in every third Telluride gondola cart.

8.  Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa
Vero Beach, FL

If you’re looking for a pet-friendly escape to a subtropical paradise, Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa is waiting for you! Situated on Central Florida’s beautiful Treasure Coast, this oceanfront hotel promises luxury, comfort, and relaxation, all under swaying palm trees.

Kimpton Vero Beach offers an acclaimed spa, a heated oceanside pool, and two restaurants with outdoor seating so you can dine with your pup. Speaking of your pup--Kimpton Vero Beach might be the most pet-friendly place on our list. They pamper four-legged guests with amenities like plush pet beds, pet bowls and mats, pet occupancy door hangers for your room, and a concierge list of nearby pet-friendly restaurants, parks, groomers and pet boutiques.

The best part of a pet-friendly stay at Kimpton Vero Beach? The nightly wine receptions, where your four-legged family member is welcome to join the party!

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Many people who love to travel don’t do so as often as they’d like. They have a variety of reasons for staying put--lack of vacation time, a demanding job, difficulty scheduling around family commitments. But the concern that most often tops the list is money. The extra expense of boarding beloved pets or bringing them along can make planning trips even more daunting for would-be travelers.  

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