Dog-Friendly Airbnbs With Fenced Backyards

Posted by Lauren Barker

One of the most sought-after features of a pet-friendly vacation rental is a fenced yard. In addition to privacy and security, a fully fenced-in area means you won’t have to worry about where to take Fido for a walk, or make time for the dog park so he can stretch his legs. At these dog-friendly Airbnbs, you can let your pup run free while you enjoy outdoor amenities like fire pits and yard games. Just remember to always clean up after your pet.

Big Bear, CA

"How far away is dinner?" Photo by @kingkekoa_thenewfie

Winterland Cottage is Fido's ultimate mountain getaway. This beautiful cabin in Big Bear Lake boasts an incredible 9000+ square feet of completely fenced yard for pups to explore, while humans can enjoy the five-person hot tub, fire pit, covered deck, BBQ, horseshoe pit, and corn hole. The renovated, two-bedroom home comes with plenty of amenities and perks. There's a dog food and water station in the kitchen. The house is stocked with games for the family, including table tennis, electronic darts, board games, and puzzles. Enjoy AC in the summer (a rarity in Big Bear Lake) and the wood-burning fireplace in the living room in winter. There are even snow sleds available in season for your use. The cabin is close to plenty of fun for the whole pack, including the Alpine Pedal Path and the dog-friendly beaches of Big Bear Lake. Pets are welcome for no additional fee.

Marietta, GA

"I'm ready for an adventure." Photo by BringFido/Zain

As soon as you step through the bright green, full-sized Hobbit door, you and your canine companion will feel like you're in another world at this cozy guest house in Marietta. The studio features a comfortable bed, living room, kitchen with dining table, and walk-in closet. But you and Fido will want to explore beyond your door, where a fully fenced backyard, private garden, and expansive outdoor living room await. Work on a memoir of your travels with your pup at the writing desk, or grill up a meal on the barbecue if the weather cooperates. If you feel like dining out, Moxie Burger welcomes furry foodies on its partially covered patio. The guest house is located on a quiet residential street that's a short drive from downtown Marietta and about 25 miles from Atlanta.

Livingston, MT

Stargaze in Big Sky Country. Photo by Airbnb

Wrangle up Fido for a vacation at this two-bedroom home with a fenced backyard in Livingston, MT. You’ll be just minutes from Main Street eateries like Tru North Cafe, and within a day trip to Yellowstone National Park. However, you may never want to leave the backyard. Allow Fido to run free while you relax in Adirondack chairs around the outdoor fire pit, fire up the propane grill for a delicious home cooked dinner, or stargaze under the night sky.

Rehoboth Beach, DE

Relax after a day at the beach. Photo by Airbnb

After a day on the beach at Delaware Seashore State Park, come home to have dinner and relax around the gas fire pit on the back deck of this Rehoboth Beach Cottage. Fido can explore the fully fenced yard while you prepare a meal on the dual charcoal and gas grill, take an afternoon snooze in the hammock, or go for a swim in the in-ground, heated pool. After dinner, your pup can join you around the wood-burning fire or rest on the deck while you take a dip in the hot tub. If you want to grab dinner out, Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats is just two blocks away.

Colorado Springs, CO

A kid- and pet-friendly backyard. Photo by Airbnb

Pack up the whole crew, Fido included, and vacation at Good Vibes in Colorado Springs. Centered between prime pet-friendly attractions like Cerberus Brewing Company and Seven Falls, this charming and well-appointed rental has something for everyone. The fully fenced backyard features plenty of room for kids and pups to burn energy and make memories. Children can enjoy the playset with a slide and play yard games like Jenga and ladder golf. Fido can safely explore while you dine outside, gather around the gas fire table, or soak your cares away in the hot tub. Turn on the overhead string lights and play your favorite tunes on the Bluetooth speaker while you admire the mountain views. It’s truly an outdoor oasis.

Mystic, CT

Peace and quiet in New England. Photo by Airbnb

Located within walking distance to downtown Mystic, this Cozy Cape Escape offers all the charm of New England in a quiet, relaxing neighborhood. Fido will have a ball playing in the green grass of the fenced and shaded backyard. Play a game of fetch or relax in one of the swings and listen to the birds. Grill up a tasty meal for dinner and give a bite to your pup while you dine at the patio table on the back deck. Venture into town for a drink at the dog-friendly Barley Head Brewery, or take your nautical hound to explore Mystic Seaport.

Oklahoma City, OK

The “pawfect” place for a game of fetch. Photo by Airbnb

Fido will have plenty of room for zoomies in the fenced yard of this blue bungalow in the Sooner State’s capital city. Allow your pup to sunbathe on the deck or out in the lawn on a summer day, or bring a Frisbee or tennis ball for outdoor fun. The charcoal grill is perfect for grilling hamburgers and hot dogs for dinner. The Airbnb is walking distance to the Paseo Arts District and the dog-friendly Picasso Cafe, and Myriad Botanical Gardens are within a 10-minute drive.

Joshua Tree, CA

Count shooting stars in the desert. Photo by Airbnb

You and your pup might never want to go inside when you stay at this Joshua Tree cabin with a fenced backyard and a sky full of stars. The 1954 homestead has been updated for comfort and convenience, and is only 15 minutes from Joshua Tree National Park. Watch the sunset from the back porch, soak in the hot tub, or gather around the fire pit on a cool desert evening. During the day, relax in the shaded hammock, sunbathe in one of the chaise lounge chairs, or challenge your friends or family to a game of horseshoes. The outdoor grill and patio furniture are perfect for a meal any time of day.

Jackson, WY

Mountain views and privacy. Photo by Airbnb

It’s hard to beat the scenery from the backyard of this mountain view home, located just minutes from downtown Jackson. The furnished patio overlooks a large fenced lawn, perfect for children and pets to run and stretch their legs. A gas grill is available for an evening cookout, and you won’t want to miss the sunset over the mountains. You’ll be just a few blocks from Jackson Square and dog-friendly restaurants including D.O.G. and Cafe Genevieve, as well as shops Fido will love, like Teton Tails.

New Buffalo, MI

A home away from home. Photo by Airbnb

Relax with Fido at this New Buffalo Retreat, just a short drive from the shores of Lake Michigan. The open kitchen and porch leads out to a large, wooden deck surrounded by a fully fenced grass yard on a corner lot. Your pooch will be happy to run leash-free while you kick back in the hammock or prepare a barbeque dinner. Find a chair under the shade tree and read a book, or gather the family around the picnic table to play one of the many board games provided by your host. Wind down the day beside the fire pit, roasting s’mores with string lights casting a relaxing glow across the lawn. During your stay in New Buffalo, take your pup to Warren Dunes State Park in nearby Sawyer to enjoy a day on the beach.

Nashville, TN

A quiet spot close to downtown Nashville. Photo by Airbnb

After a day of exploring all the pet-friendly attractions in Music City, return to this lovely East Nashville home and unwind in the fully fenced and private backyard. Dine al fresco on the outdoor patio or on the rooftop deck overlooking the city skyline. There’s room for eight people and Fido around the outdoor fire pit, where you’ll forget you’re in the heart of a bustling city. This prime location is just a few minutes from “pupular” Five Points restaurants like Drifter’s BBQ and I Dream of Weenie hot dogs. You’ll also be near Shelby Bottoms Greenway, the perfect place to take your pooch for an afternoon walk.

Panama City Beach, FL

Relax after a day at the beach. Photo by Airbnb

Located on the West End of Panama City Beach in Sunnyside, the Green Heron offers visitors a chance to enjoy the beauty of the gulf coast away from the commotion of the strip. Just three blocks from public beaches, this comfortable and spacious cottage in a residential neighborhood features a fenced backyard with a patio and garden area. Fido can catch some rays while you sunbathe on the lounge chairs or read a book in the shade of the Sunsetter awning. The string lights will set the mood for a seafood dinner at the outdoor dining table, but restaurants like Salty Sues and Coconuts are nearby if you don’t feel like cooking. The Dog Beach at Pier Park is also just a short drive away.

Kerhonkson, NY

An upstate escape. Photo by Airbnb

You and your pup will be welcomed with stunning views at this country home located near the Shawangunk Mountain ridge. While you’re relaxing in the saltwater pool, stargazing around the fire pit, or grilling on the patio, Fido can explore the fully fenced backyard and pick out new smells from the surrounding fir trees and forest wildlife. Local dog-friendly activities include hiking in Minnewaska State Park Preserve, picnicking at Wrights Farm, and wine tasting at Robibero Family Vineyards. Of course, there are plenty of places to explore on the property as well, so take your pooch for a stroll down the winding driveway and relax in the beauty of nature.

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