Unconditional love – it’s what pets give every single day. If you’re a pet owner, you understand the special place they hold in our hearts. When you’ve had a tough day at work you can be sure a wagging tail (and maybe a happy bark), or a soft purr and a rub are waiting to greet you. Your mood can go from blue to new just by walking through your front door.
When the time comes to leave for a getaway, it’s hard to look into those puppy dog eyes and say good-bye. Fido and Fluffy are like family members, so leaving them behind is especially hard. Luckily, there are many B&Bs that allow pets to accompany you on a getaway, depending on size and behavior. Pet-friendly B&Bs provide amenities for your furry friend, including beds, water dishes, toys and treats.
Here are six B&Bs that have gone to the dogs (and sometimes cats):
Lodge at Moosehead Lake – Greenville, ME
Did your dog’s crank-o-meter shoot up to 100 during the trip? Try mellowing your four-legged friend out with a 20-minute massage that will get any tail waggin’. Afterwards, retire back to your dog-friendly suite where Fido will be pampered with a plush dog bed, food and water bowls, and Chloe’s Canine Crunchies, organic dog treats named after the inn’s mascot.
Saybrook Point Inn & Spa – Old Saybrook, CT
Your dog will be treated like a VIP (Very Important Pet) when they arrive at this Connecticut bed and breakfast. Let the staff know your pet’s name when you make a reservation, and they will prepare special guest, dog-friendly amenities catered specifically for them. From welcome treats and souvenir bandannas, to a custom-made doggie day bed and one complimentary walk, your dog will feel like the star of the show.
The Inn at Schoolhouse Creek – Little River, CA
Show that special four-legged friend in your life how much you care. When you arrive your pet will receive a special gift basket that includes a doggie bathrobe (yes, they exist!), bag of gourmet dog treats, toss toy, ceramic dog dish, Brite Bone and an adorable Zanies stuffed friend, perfect for them to snuggle up with at night.
Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls – Hocking Hills Lodging – Logan, OH
Fido will be welcomed with open arms when you arrive at the Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls. Upon arrival, you will be provided with a complimentary gift bag filled with treats, a tennis ball, pickup bags, feet wipes, and a recyclable food and water bowl. A private photographer will be on hand to capture your moments together in an album and a complimentary CD, so you’ll never forget your special stay.
Stonehurst Place – Atlanta, GA
At this luxurious 1896 mansion in the heart of Midtown, you and your four-legged friend will get to lap up Southern hospitality at every turn. Their exclusive pet service provider, FROLIC, will be available for neighborhood walks, playtime and any of your pet transportation needs. A comfortable dog bed, food and water bowls will be waiting in your room when you check in, and a signature Stonehurt Place doggie memento will be given as a remembrance of your stay when you leave.
The Cheshire – St. Louis, MO
You and your furry friend will be in good hands with this inn’s Director of PR (Pet Relations). Their specially designated dog-friendly guest room is filled with amenities provided by Nestle Purina, including a “Noble VIP” treat at check-in, a size-appropriate doggie bed, a two-section dog bowl, and a complimentary coupon for one 20 pound or smaller package of Purina dog or cat food. Spend an afternoon playing a game of fetch or Frisbee at nearby Forest Park, and then arrange for a walker and sitter so you can tour St. Louis.
No bones about it – leaving your pet behind is never easy. With a pet-friendly B&B, your four-legged friend will never miss a moment of the fun.
About The Author: Rich Rodriguez is the Director of PR & Marketing for BnBFinder.com, one of the world’s most comprehensive B&B directories. You can read more about B&Bs and travel at the BnBFinder blog. Follow along on Twitter at @BnBFinder, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.
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