New Englanders love their dogs, and local opportunities abound to visit the big city, charming beach communities, and bucolic hamlets with Fido. Here are seven New England accommodations that not only welcome your dog but treat them like family.
Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, MA
This lush hotel in downtown Boston, welcome pets of all sizes for just $25 per night. Not able to travel with your pet, but need some canine companionship? The Fairmont’s “Canine Ambassador,” Catie Copley, greets guests upon arrival and is available for a daily run or walk.
Provincetown Hotel at Gabriel’s, Provincetown, MA
Consistently voted the most pet-friendly town in New England, Provincetown is home to many dog-centered accommodations. The Provincetown Hotel offers ten rooms for pets and pampers canine guests with dog beds, organic dog treats, and a nearby park for playing. The Hotel’s website includes fun, local pet-friendly activities, including Dog Gone Sailing Charters. The cost is $25 per night, per pet.
Inn by the Sea, Cape Elizabeth, ME
Pet-friendly for more than 20-years, the Inn by the Sea doesn’t charge extra for your pet, and there’s no restriction on size or number of pets in each room. The Inn welcomes dogs and cats in seventeen of the Inn’s 61 rooms, and each reservation includes water bowls, dog blankets, and turn down service (no, seriously).
Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge, MA
Immortalized in Norman Rockwell’s painting Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas, the Red Lion Inn has welcomed guests for more than two centuries. It also welcomes pets in some designated first floor rooms, charging just $15 per stay for up to two pets per room.
Vanderbilt Grace Hotel, Newport, RI
A beautiful, five-star hotel in historic Newport, RI, the Vanderbilt Grace Hotel offers a select number of pet-friendly rooms and suites and provides a specially prepared canine menu. Overlooking Newport Harbor, the hotel is convenient to dozens of fine restaurants and entertainment options. All this luxury adds up, and the Hotel charges $100 per pet for the length of the stay.
Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, VT
With 2,500 acres of land for your dog to explore, the Trapp Family Lodge is a good spot to relax with your pal. Pet-friendly rooms are available in the main lodge and dogs receive a fluffy dog bed and blanket, special treats, a Trapp Family Lodge dog bowl, plus a map of dog-friendly areas when you check-in. A $50 per night fee applies.
Saybrook Point Inn & Spa, Old Saybrook, CT
Overlooking Long Island Sound, this 130-year-old Inn welcomes dogs with open arms. Your furry friend will receive special treats, a souvenir bandana, and a doggie day bed upon arrival. Guest may bring up two dogs (50 pounds or less), and the cost is $50 for the first night and $25 for subsequent nights.
Looking for hotel that accepts dogs while you’re on the road? Pets Welcome allows you to search by area and size of your dog. It also has great ideas about putting together an evacuation plan for your pet in case of severe weather.
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