Don't Forget Fido: Dog-Friendly Ski Lodges
Furry friends enjoy the snow and fresh air on a snowshoe trail at Stowe. (Stowe Mountain Lodge)
For many of us, our dogs are part of our family, and many resorts across the country welcome our four-legged friends with enthusiasm. Rather than leaving the pup behind, enjoy the company of wagging tails on the trails.
At Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Lodge your dog is a beloved member of not only your family, but of their family too. Bring your dog to your New England home away from home. If your itinerary includes non-dog activities, their Alpine Concierge can arrange dog-sitting services for the four-legged family members. A $125 fee is charged for all dog guests.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, believes four-legged friends visiting Colorado’s Beaver Creek should enjoy the same outstanding luxury as their families. Hotel guests and their own furry friends can meet the resort’s pup ambassadors, Belle and Bachelor, two Bernese Mountain Dogs during their stay, with regular lobby visits and during guided hikes in Bachelor Gulch with resident Naturalist “Ranger Jackie.” If you bring your pampered pooch along, the resort assesses a cleaning fee of $125 for the first three nights, $25 per night thereafter.
Dogs are also welcome at Colorado’s Westin Snowmass Resort. Heavenly Beds aren’t just for humans; the resort also provides the Westin Heavenly Dog Bed, food bowl and mat, water bowl and a dog amenity kit for your favorite four-legged friend. Limit of two dogs per room, combined weight of 40 pounds.
Twelve miles from the foot of Whiteface, the village of Lake Placid is a two time Olympic Village with an authentic main street full of local shops and dining. High Peaks Resort welcomes you and your fur babies to New York’s Adirondacks. Their three hotel experiences offer dog-friendly rooms with easy outdoor access. $25 per dog, plus tax, per night,
Wyoming’s Snow King Resort in Jackson Hole encourages all inhabitants, two and four-legged, to run and play. Dog friendly guest rooms have no size or breed restrictions and each room is located with easy access to the outdoors for those pre-bedtime potty walks and early morning Chuck-it sessions. The concierge team is well versed in all the dog friendly activities throughout the Valley, from dog parks to hiking trails, galleries, shops and restaurants that welcome Fido.