Dog-Inclusive Vacations in Pet Friendly Vail
If you’re a dog-owner, a family vacation to Vail is lacking in one important member if you leave your four-legged buddy at home (or, god forbid, the kennel). Luckily Vail is a very dog-friendly town, many locals and tourists alike are with their dogs, and you’ll find several great hotels that will welcome in your pets with open arms. In fact, the big open spaces and mountain fresh air make Vail the ideal destination for dog-inclusive vacations, with many miles of dog-friendly trails for you to explore together.
Several shops in Vail happily welcome well-behaved dogs into the premises or else you’ll have to tie them up outside to people watch. In-room pet sitting is also available as are dog walkers, should you want some alone time. Don’t forget to bring your baggie to pick up droppings and keep your buddies on a leash in Vail Village, Lionshead, West Vail, and on bike trails and public parks. There are some excellent hikes in the White River National Forest. And if you’re looking for an off-leash dog park, look up Bighorn Park and Stephens Park and run amok.
Your dogs deserve a vacation in Vail as much as you do, so without further ado we present part two of our selections for best dog friendly hotels in Vail, along with their pet policies.
The name of this luxurious resort means ‘sun on the mountains’ and that’s just what you’re bound to find. Not only is it a gorgeous hotel designed in German Alpine style with unique rooms that will set your vacation off perfectly, but the staff seems to radiate sun beams as well. You’ll find the best in luxurious amenities and all the comforts you’d hope for, along with exceptional dining, blissful spa facility, and private 18-hole golf course. And well-behaved dogs are more than welcome in one of the ten pet-friendly rooms, so be sure to book in advance. There will be a $100 cleaning fee and one dog per room please. (Dogs are only allowed in designated areas on leash.)
Four Seasons Resort Vail
As I’m sure you’re well aware, Four Seasons is legendary for its high quality accommodation and service and the title is indeed well earned. It’s a landmark luxury hotel graced with European flair and a stunning lineup of world-class services and amenities including a beautiful pool, spa and fitness centre. The rooms are absolutely gorgeous and pets are welcomed in with a nice package including a fluffy dog bed, two bowls and a bottle of water along with some homemade puppy cookies. There is no additional fee for pets under a twenty-pound weight limit. Pet sitting and dog-walking is available through concierge.
The Lodge at Vail
The Lodge at Vail is another top notch hotel with an exceptional reputation well-earned for its high levels of service and unsurpassed alpine luxury. The cozy suites are phenomenal and make the perfect home base from which to explore the wilderness of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The dining is excellent and the RockResorts Spa is one of the best in the state for pure bliss and beauty and harmony. And your dog is very welcome in a few of the select rooms and the private residences. There are no extra fees so bring your best friend and make it an amazing vacation.