Bed & Breakfasts Welcome Pets with Perks
antique furniture, big fluffy robes, extravagant breakfasts
and intimate settings are what most people bring to
mind when thinking of bed and breakfast inns. Handmade
doggie treats, however, is one luxurious amenity that
one would not normally include. The truth is that more
and more inns are accepting, as well as pampering four
legged guests. Here is some information about how you
and your pet can have a relaxing stay at a bed and breakfast.
Pets Enjoy Luxurious Amenities
you decide to take your pet with you to stay at a bed
and breakfast, it is important to plan your itinerary
around them. It is key to book accommodations that are
pet friendly. Visit PetsWelcome at BnBFinder.com,
which lists more than 400 pet friendly inns in 300 cities
around the country. With so many to choose from it is
easy to find the perfect bed and breakfast for you and
booking, tell the innkeeper that you want to bring your
pet. Some inns have policies regarding the size, weight,
and type of pet that they can accommodate. Make sure
you find out if the innkeeper requires any special deposits
or extra fees to cover your pet's stay. Also, find out
if there are animals that live at the inn to avoid any
potential problems for your pet. Ask about designated
rooms for people staying with their furry friends. These
rooms are often located on the ground floor for easier
arrival remind the innkeeper that you are traveling
with a special guest. Some inns provide a goody bag
for pets that include treats, pick up bags, and information
on local veterinarians and pet friendly establishments.
Ask if there are any restricted or designated places
for pets both indoors and outdoors. Check with the innkeeper
about walking your pet through the gardens, along the
shore, or on trails. This way, you and your pet can
take in the lovely atmospheres that help make bed and
breakfasts so special.
As you will see when you get to your room, innkeepers
put a great deal of effort in maintaining a beautiful,
immaculate house, and it is your responsibility to keep
it that way. Wipe your pet's paws every time he comes
in from outside. Discourage him from sleeping on the
furniture and cover all furniture and the beds he might
go on. Many inns provide special sheets, towels, and
beds for your pet so that he too can relax in comfort.
Put fresh water and food on a mat if you are feeding
in the room and try to keep your pet on the same feeding
schedule you would at home. Some inns will even provide
him with fancy crystal dishes and homemade food and
treats to let him know how pampered he truly is.
you leave your room, don't leave your pet behind. Most
bed and breakfasts have policies against leaving your
pet unattended. Crate your pet to avoid any unwanted
situations if you are permitted to leave him in the
room, and be sure that all employees of the inn know
that your pet will be in there. Some inns offer in-room
pet sitting services, as well as doggie daycare areas
that allow your pet to play while you are off premises.
When outdoors, keep your pet on a leash and always clean
up after him. Respect all the guests at the inn and
their feelings about animals.
the end of your stay at the inn, inspect your room for
any damage your pet may have caused. Notify the innkeeper
and vol-unteer to pay for any repairs. Pet friendly
inns know that some-times an accident may happen and
would prefer you to let them know as soon as possible
so that they can deal with it accordingly.
it sound nice to be able to go on a relaxing, intimate
vacation and be able to bring your pet along? Many bed
and breakfast innkeepers have said that some of their
most memorable guests are pets and their owners. Hopefully
your visit at the bed and breakfast will be just as
Below are some accomadating bed and breakfasts that love to pamper
you and your pets too!
The Lodge at Sedona - Sedona, Arizona
lodge is noted for being an extremely dog-friendly place
to stay and offers many special amenities for your pet.
Several designated main level King suites especially
for guests visiting with dog companions.
Throw blanket, extra towels, a comfortable sleeping
cot and water bowl.
goodie bag at check-in.
landscaped Walking Area.
Collingwood Inn Bed and Breakfast - Ferndale, California
At Collingwood Inn, pets (and owners) are always welcome.
Being the premier inn in Ferndale with pet-friendly rooms,
they strive to please their four-legged guests as much
as their two-legged ones!
Designated rooms where pets are welcome.
and food dishes, blankets, clean up bags, and a "welcome
Lazy L at Willow Creek - Lewes, Delaware
Lazy L is a pet friendly resort with a creek that dogs
love. They welcome well-mannered, housebroken dogs to
come enjoy all they have to offer.
Inn Ogunquit - Ogunquit, Maine
innkeepers understand how wonderful it is to bring the
family pet on vacation, as they have in the past, and
this is why they allow guests to bring small dogs.
Information on vets very close by, and areas you can
walk the dogs- beaches and pet friendly parks.
Does not charge a fee for bringing your canine
Designated rooms for dogs and their owners.
Lamb and Lion Inn- Barnstable, Massachusetts
and your dog can enjoy this unique combination of a
classic Cape Cod Inn with the spirit of a small luxury