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No need to wish “bone voyage” to your precious pooch when you travel. “Schnauzer chance to travel with your dog,” says bnbfinder! Ask any bnbfinder innkeeper and they’ll “MUTTer” that more and more people are traveling with their four-legged friends. Why? Not only are Bowser and Fifi an important part of the family, they’re intrepid travelers too. An increasing group of inns and B&Bs are welcoming pets of all kinds for the “PAWfect getaway”. We picked five Northeastern B&Bs from bnbfinder that cater to dogs with welcome programs that go beyond a a pet bed and are pretty amazing for their pet parents too!
Montgomery Center, VT: Phineas Swann Bed & Breakfast Inn
Do a Google search for dog-friendly inns and B&Bs and this inn will be at the top with its over-the-top welcome program for dogs. This inn is described as “Dog-Tastic” and is considered among the most dog-friendly B&Bs in America says CNN, Boston Magazine, NY Magazine and more. It’s the combination of a fabulous location for dogs to romp and a welcoming attitude that’ve earned this inn a place on the “Spot-worthy” list. All of the suites are dog-friendly and are deep-cleaned after each two and four legged guest departs. Every dog is provided with a custom-sized dog bed, so he or she will sleep as well as Mom and Dad. In addition, dog food and water bowls are provided so you can leave yours at home. Staff on site are available to walk your dogs if you’re off hiking at nearby Jay Peak Resort. Dogs have even been known to be ring bearers or to walk the bride down the aisle during weddings here!
Kennebunkport, ME: Waldo Emerson Inn
Plan to bring Rover on your next trip to Kennebunkport, Maine. The Waldo Emerson Inn welcomes four legged guests with their signature Bed & Biscuit package. The package includes use of a fuzzy bed, a towel to wipe off sand from a day at the beach, Lucy the Lobster stuffed toy and a welcome note from Sloan, the resident inn Yorkie. In addition, as Mom and Dad enjoy afternoon refreshments, Rover is treated to hand baked treats made specially with dog-friendly ingredients. The inn even organizes a “Yappy Hour” for pet parents and their food legged companions around the fire pit. With over an acre of grounds there is plenty of room for pets to play. Humans pay their guest room rates. Dogs pay $35 for the Bed & Biscuit package.
In addition, the Captain Jefferds Inn in Kennebunkport offers five rooms with dedicated outside entrances for their furry four-legged friends, along with biscuits, bowls and a nearby beach to explore.
Gettysburg, PA: Battlefield Bed and Breakfast
This property offers such a wide range of dog-friendly activities and amenities that Spot will be begging to come back. At check-in, tail wagging guests are offered dog biscuits, water and food dishes, dog towels, and dog blankets. As a bonus, each dog-family will receive a “Visiting with your Dog” pamphlet including maps, restaurant suggestions and ideas for local dog-friendly places to visit. Every morning you and your dog are invited to join other Inn guests for a Civil War history presentation and breakfast with dog-friendly seating arrangements at breakfast. After breakfast the inn’s 30 acres of private battlefield land is dotted with trails for great walks or enjoy the fenced in dog play yard where leashes are optional. Best of all, there are no breed restrictions or pet fees for pet stays here. Dogs stay free with their families.
Chester Heights, PA: Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast
Pet parents visiting the Brandywine Valley with their furry friends will find a great option here. The inn’s dog-friendly cottages come complete with fenced in yards and there’s also a room in the main where dogs are welcomed. On arrival, all guest dogs receive a welcome basket with a towel for wiping muddy or wet paws, a dog treat, and several waste bags for picking up the dog’s calling cards. Up to two dogs are allowed per room or cottage and there is no size or weight restrictions here. There is a $25/dog/night fee but come in August for the “Dog Days of August” special and all dog fees are waived.
Hyannis, MA: The Simmons Homestead Inn
This inn promotes itself as the most dog-friendly inn on Cape Cod. It must be because it’s not unusual find half dozen dogs of all sizes making the Simmons Homestead their home away from home at any given time. Here, pups are welcome in any room at the inn. Some guest rooms even have private balconies for Bowser to enjoy a nap in the sun. The inn also provides a list of restaurants with outside seating that are equally enthusiastic about dog guests. During the wine hour for Mom and Dad, innkeepers will share maps and handouts showing dog-friendly beaches, trails and other welcoming places. Best of all, two legged guests may bring as many as four dogs. There is a one-time $25 dog charge for up to three nights.
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