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10 Dog-Friendly Vacation Destinations

Searching for a great getaway spot, but worried about leaving Spot behind? Why not bring your dog with you on vacation and stay at a resort, bed-and-breakfast or hotel designed to pamper both you and your pooch? Here are 10 paws-itively prime U.S. hotel recommendations for dogs and their owners

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Captain Jefferds Inn, Kennebunkport, ME

If a bed-and-breakfast is more to your liking, the Captain Jefferds Inn is a place where guests and their dogs sleep in charming carriage houses that offer a convenient entrance for pets. Man’s best friend is greeted with treats served on silver platters, scented waste bags, pet toys and more. Several dog parks are nearby, as are Kennebunkport beaches that allow owners to walk their dogs leash-free.

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The W Hotel, Seattle, WA

Executive Chef Adam Stevenson has created a secret weapon: “gourmutt” treats like almond butter, peanut butter and organic biscuits. W Seattle welcomes pets at check-in with a “W”-shaped dog cookie, dog tags, toys and other treats. Among the plentiful in-room amenities are a plush dog bed, food and water bowls with floor mats, pet diapers (upon request) and turndown service. The hotel concierge ensures that dogs are walked as often as needed upon request.

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Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa, Orange Village, OH

Ever wish they made a luxury hotel just for dogs? Your wish is granted at the Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa, just a few miles from Cleveland. Here, you can board your barker in luxury and spoil her with pet grooming and spa services, de-shedding treatments, relaxation massages and room service that includes steak. Sorry, humans aren’t allowed overnight, but you can find plenty of posh lodgings of your own nearby.

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The Little Nell Hotel, Aspen, CO

If you want pet-friendly hiking trails that are just as breathtaking, check out this Colorado-based hotel. Here, four-legged friends are treated to personalized brass identification tags, walking and sitting on request and grooming services. The Little Nell also provides a Puppy Jet Lag Kit for dogs who don’t travel well.
“The Petiquette Program at The Little Nell even offers doggie-sized portions of the hotel’s room service menu, including *beef tenderloin with scrambled eggs and brown rice,” says Julia Theisen, vice president of sales and marketing, Aspen Chamber Resort Association.