Both you and your pooch will love relaxing at this B&B near beautiful beaches and parks. The innkeepers will welcome your pup with his or her own food bowl, water bowl, yummy dog treats, an extra blanket for your bed so your pet can comfortably snuggle, and a doggie towel for toweling off after a fun day outdoors. Your pet will also have his or her own soft fresh bed with washable covers. The innkeepers will also provide you with a long list of Ludington-area pet friendly parks and beaches. One great perk for humans only is the decadent complimentary dessert served each night!
Top 10 Dog-Friendly B&Bs
In this month's award, we recognize properties that make dogs and their owners feel home away from home. Winners were chosen based on their above-and-beyond dog-friendly amenities and services. These winners are not ranked, but are listed alphabetically. Be sure to explore all of our award-winning inns!
Pets are always welcome at Carmel Country Inn, where there is an endless supply of dog biscuits. Pets are welcome in most nearby shops and some restaurants on leash. Your dog will have his or her photo taken for the inn’s doggie "wall of woof.” There is an outdoor grassy area for dogs to play. Carmel Beach is a short walk from the inn, and it's 100% off-leash and dog-friendly. The innkeepers happily provide guests with a list of local pet-sitters and services.
The Cypress Inn is owned by Doris Day, an animal activist, and Dennis LeVett. Dogs and cats are welcome here, and the historic inn has just blocks from Carmel’s pet-friendly beach. The inn’s courtyard has doggie pick-up bags and an area to wash your dog off after playing on the beach. Because the owners feel that pets are a part of the family, well-behaved pets are allowed throughout the inn and can join their humans in the courtyard for breakfast and evening appetizers. Cypress Inn even has occasional dog-related events, such as Poodle Day.
Just 15 miles away from Austin but on a quiet rural road, this B&B was designed to be pet-friendly. The inn provides dog towels, bowls, bed, blankets, and even a pet-friendly shower. They can provide crates if needed. All doggies here will enjoy homemade dog biscuits. Since the inn is located on 50 acres of woods, there is plenty of room for your dog to romp around. Dogs who love to swim will enjoy playing in Decker Creek.
Give yourself and your dog a relaxing vacation at Glynn House Inn, an 1896 Victorian home. They have four pet-friendly guest rooms. When you check in, your dog will get a welcome kit with a water bowl, treats, clean-up bags plus comfy beds in various sizes. Pet spa services are available on request, allowing you to truly pamper your pup. There are also nearby pet-friendly hiking trails. The innkeepers love providing guests with information about all of the nearby pet-friendly attractions and businesses.
This property won the BedandBreakfast.com Award for "Best Pet Friendly Inn" several years in a row. The farmhouse inn is located just three miles to downtown Rehoboth Beach and is decorated in a warm cottage style that is both pet-friendly and guest-friendly. The property has two acres of grounds where you can throw the ball and play with your furry friend. There are also a fenced pet play/walk area for dogs, pictured left, and a pet shower. The innkeepers will provide you with a list of local pet-friendly restaurants.
Well-behaved dogs are welcomed at this B&B on eight private and secluded acres. The inn has one acre fenced in for off-leash dog play and exercise, pictured left. The property is only five miles from several dog-friendly beaches. There is an outside pet shower to clean off after exploring the beach. Dogs can hang out with their owners by the pool. The innkeepers will also provide you with a list of local dog-friendly beaches and restaurants. They have a large crate available if needed, in addition to doggie towels and sheets.
Enjoy the great outdoors with your dog at these rustic cabins, which are situated on the banks of a river and are surrounded by pine trees. Five of their nine cabins are dog-friendly. Each of these cabins have luxurious dog beds and delicious dog treats awaiting your pet. One of the cabins, Creekside, has its own fenced-in yard. All dog visitors can play as much as they want in the O-Bark-O Corral Dog Park.
A relaxing country escape only an hour from New Orleans, Splendor Farms is a 30-acre working farm and B&B. They are happy to accommodate guests’ pets and livestock. The innkeepers breed dachshunds and have an on-site kennel—you can even adopt one. There are also stables with horses here, and horseback riding is included in your room rate. A petting zoo is also on-site, as is a chicken coop that produces eggs used for the B&B’s breakfasts!
This truly dog-friendly B&B in New England welcomes canines “with open arms and an open heart,” say the innkeepers. No dogs need to be left behind—they have no weight or breed restrictions. Doggie daycare is provided at no additional cost in the Doggie Lodge, pictured left, when the pet owners are away from the inn. Each pet gets its own dog run and will be exercised and socialized while you’re out exploring the area. There are great dog-friendly hiking and biking trails nearby. The inn has won the BedandBreakfast.com Award in the past for the “Most Pet Friendly B&B in North America.”