Ask anyone with pets and they’ll likely agree: they are a part of family, and leaving them behind on what’s supposed to be a family vacation can be stressful, and not to mention, a bit difficult. Why worry about hiring a pet sitter, though, when you can visit one of the many pet-friendly resorts throughout the country? We’ve gathered some great choices from all around the U.S., so even if you want a quick getaway, you won’t have to go very far. The following are some great resorts to consider that allow guests to bring their pets along, and without sacrificing luxury:
Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
Whether you want to head to Colorado during the warmer months from some hiking, or you’re going in the winter to ski (the resort is located on Beaver Creek Mountain), you won’t have to leave your pets behind if you stay at the Ritz.
Santa Monica Beach, California
If you’re looking for a beachfront property that allows pets for your next vacation, it doesn’t get much better than the Loews Hotel on Santa Monica Beach. Take in a beautiful sunset and go for a stroll on the beach, all with your furry friend by your side.
Mandarin Oriental Miami
Want a pet-friendly beach vacation on the other coast? Head to the luxurious Mandarin Oriental in Miami. Located in the downtown area, it’s within walking distance to just about anything you could possibly need, and is just a short drive away from South Beach.
Salamander Resort & Spa
Pets are not just allowed at this luxury resort, but they’re welcomed with open arms (paws?). Your pet will appreciate the extra effort that is put in to make their stay extra cozy—such as a the resort’s “yappy hour,” which includes dog treats and snacks.
Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort
Love to golf and don’t want to leave your pet behind? This New England retreat is the perfect choice for your next vacation. Heck, even if you don’t enjoy golfing, you and your pet are guaranteed to have a smashing time at this beautiful property.
Running Y Ranch Resort
Klamath Falls, Oregon
Here’s another one for you golf lovers, but on the opposite side—the Running Y Ranch Resort in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest. The perfect place to unwind at the spa, have a wedding, enjoy the great outdoors or simply relax, the pet-friendly resort ensures you can enjoy your vacation without leaving anyone behind.
Dahlonega Spa Resort
Whether you want to relax on the spa or with an outdoor yoga class, or find adventure on the water with nearby white water rafting, the Dalonega Spa Resort has something for everyone. And the best part? They’re pet-friendly!
The Lodge at Glendorn
What better way to enjoy the beautiful wooded trails of Pennsylvania than with your dog (or leashed cat) by your side? Designated pet-friendly cabins allow up to two pets per cabin.
If you need to stay somewhere long-term, Extended Stay America offers pet-friendly options at all of their hotels!
What are some of your favorite five-star resorts that allow pets? We’d love to hear!