I know this isn’t pawpular opinion, and perhaps I’m a Siberian Husky at heart, but, hot-diggity-dog, am I glad winter is coming!
Winter IS coming and since most pups are already born wearing a fur coat, lots of dogs share my love of cold air, brisk winds, icicles, and of course, snowy, snowy, snow, SNOW!
Move over sweaty beach vacation! Gimme some arctic activities, glacial good-times, chocolate cocoa and hot toddies! And if you live in the tropics, or just get a case of cabin fever this winter, there are plenty of places to get frost-bound with your hound. Here’s a list of 14 Winter Wonderland Resorts where you and your cold-lovin’ canine can enjoy the fur-eezing festivites together!
1. Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa – Stowe, Vermont
Stoweflake has 60 acres of space with tons of different dog trails for your pup to enjoy.
2. Westin Monache Resort – Mammoth Lakes, California
With a doggy itinerary and its “custom-designed luxurious dog beds” your pup may never want to leave!
3. Lake Placid Lodge – Lake Placid, New York
According to Lake Placid Lodge’s website, “Don’t forget to bring your four-legged friend! The Lake Placid Lodge welcomes all well-mannered dogs in our waterfront cabins.” Wagnificent.
4. Snow King Resort – Jackson hole, Wyoming
Snow King Resort doesn’t just stop at dog friendly trails, oh no, it’s clear from Snow King Resort’s website that they just get us, “Here at Snow King Hotel, our dog friendly guest rooms have no size, or breed restrictions. There is no judgment here. Your guest room will become the place you and your pooch relax and rejuvenate for the next day of adventures. Each room is conveniently located with easy access to the outdoors for those pre-bedtime potty walks and early morning Chuck-it sessions.”
5. Hotel Jerome – Aspen, Colorado
Aspen’s gorgeous Hotel Jerome isn’t just swanky it’s also full of four-legged friendly amenities. Including a welcome present for your pup, complimentary dog beds/bowls, and a delectable doggy food room service. Bow-WOW.
6. Stowe Mountain Lodge – Stowe, Vermont
According to a TripAdvisor reviewer, “The hotel provides pet beds, treats, a walking path (fully equipped with pooper scooper bags!) Dogs are allowed (leashed) in all common areas including the elevators, upscale lobby, and all outdoor areas except the pool. Although pets are not permitted in the restaurant, we had no problem being served with our dogs by our feet on the adjacent outdoor terrace. Our dogs accompanied us on several nearby hikes and did great!”
7. Fairmont Chateau – Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
The Fairmont Hotel and Resorts are a paw above the rest with Canine Ambassadors . Marcus, the Labrador Retriever at Lake Louise’ Alberta Canada is there to give your pup a furry warm welcome, accompany him or her on one of the many dog trails, or enjoy snuggles by the fire after a snowball fight.
8. Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre – British Columbia, Canada
There’s plenty of things to do with your pup at Pan Pacific Whistler Village with the Alpine Dogs, but if your dog isn’t much of a ski bunny, amenities include a dog sitter to watch your pup, while you hit the slopes.
9. The Little Nell – Aspen, Colorado
Little Nell in Aspen knows good “Petiquette” encouraging guests to, “Come, sit, and stay in our “lap” of luxury. Feed your Fido our gourmet doggie biscuits or something from our Dog menu. If the altitude isn’t suiting your Airedale upon arrival, our cozy beds and Puppy Jet Lag Kit should have tails wagging in no time.”
Check out the pawdorable A Dog’s Life at the Little Nell to see just how spoiled your dog will be here.
10. The Ritz-Carlton – Bachelor Gulch, CO
Labrador, Miner and St. Bernard, Bachelor make up the welcoming committee at Bachelor Gulch’ Ritz-Carlton. And with events like, Bachelor’s Brunch and “Fido Fridays” where dog owners come together to enjoy brunch and drink specials at the Mountainside terrace, while four-legged guests indulge in the treat cart, it’s no wonder FIDO Friendly called this place a “Canine Castle in the Sky.”
11. Mount Washington Resort – Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
The beautiful expanse in Bretton Woods, NH is a dream come true to any snow loving pup, which may be why it’s such a popular dog-sledding locale. Your dog will be chomping at the bit to hitch up and run through the snow with the Alaskan Husky “cool kids.”
12. Mountain Top Inn and Resort – Chittenden, Vermont
The Mountain Top Inn and Resort is right next to Good Dog! Cookies so not only will your dog be staying in a beautiful cabin, surrounded by trails, but he or she will get as many delectable Vermont treats imaginable!
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