Rooms to Drool Over

Five perfect dog-friendly adventure lodges and hotels around the U.S. —Jason Daley (Courtesy of The Little Nell)

Five perfect dog-friendly adventure lodges and hotels around the U.S. —Jason Daley

Class VI-Mountain River, Lansing, West Virginia

The New River Gorge National River is a 70,000-acre playground with some of the best whitewater in the east, 1,600 climbing routes, and a maze of mountain biking trails. The Class VI resort gets you and your dog deep in the canyon in a dozen cabins (from $120 per night) and platform tents ($69).

Class VI-Mountain River, Lansing, West Virginia
(Courtesy of Aurora Creative)

The Little Nell, Aspen, Colorado

The Nell was pampering pooches long before “pet-friendly” became a hotel selling point and it’s still a master at giving canines the 5-star treatment. Besides amenities like water dishes, beds, gourmet doggie biscuits, and brass ID tags, pups also get their own menu, which includes beef tenderloin, scrambled eggs, salmon, and brown rice. No, you can’t try a bite. Doubles from $465 a night.

The little nell
(Courtesy of Aurora Images)

Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, Vermont

This euro-inspired mountain resort includes everything a dog needs, including water and food dishes, a bed, and plenty of treats. But the best perk is open access to much of the lodge’s 2,500 acres of mountaintop terrain so your furry companion can work off all those biscuits. Owners can earn their meals on 37 miles of private (and dog-free) hiking and Nordic skiing trails. Doubles from $195 a night.

Interiors Stowe Trapp Family Lodge Vermont
(Don Landwehrle)

Canine Camp Getaway, Lake George, New York

Held at the always dog-friendly Roaring Brook Ranch in June and September, the Canine Getaway is summer camp for you and your best friend. There’s Barks n’ Crafts, doggie CPR, agility training, Yappy Hour, swimming, hiking, and general four-legged mayhem. The three-night, four-day Getaway starts at $925 for a single room. At other times, Roaring Brook doubles start at $85 per night.

Canine Camp Getaway, Lake George, New York
(Courtesy of Inner Mountain Photography)

Tenaya Lodge, Fish Camp, California

Located just outside Yosemite National Park, this mountain resort’s Deluxe Pampered Pet Package (from $245 for a double room) includes a plush bed, doggie toys, treats, and recommendations for dog-perfect hikes nearby. But the best service is two hours of complimentary pet sitting—especially useful if you want a to spend a little time chewing your own bones at the resort’s five restaurants or relaxing in the spa.

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(Kyle Monk/Blend Images)

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