Hot tubs are a hot commodity for people looking to relax and unwind on their vacation, especially when Fido is welcome to sit and stay while you immerse yourself in bubbles. From mountain homes to lakeside lodgings, these pet-friendly Airbnbs invite you to bring your pup and soak your troubles away in the hot tub.
Posted by Billy Francis
Hilltop Boulder Shack
Hang out with your hound at the Hilltop Boulder Shack in Big Bear, CA. Situated among beautiful San Gorgonio boulders, this mid-century skier’s bungalow enjoys uninterrupted views of Arrowbear Hills. The best spot to soak up the scenery is from the 5-person hot tub kept at a warming 101 degrees at all times. If you need to give your pruney hands a break from the water, drive to Big Bear Lake and share a wintery walk along the Alpine Pedal Path with your best friend, before tucking into dinner at Nottingham's Tavern. Fido can choose an item from the dog menu that includes grilled chicken, beef patty and scrambled egg.
Hip Cabin With Hot Tub
The only thing better than the sound of a babbling brook is listening to it from a bubbling hot tub. This hip cabin just outside Asheville, NC, invites guests to revel around a wood-burning stove, make s’mores on the fire pit and soak up the good vibes in a private hot tub among the trees. During the day, take a hike on the highest peak east of the Mississippi at Mount Mitchell State Park. Mod Cabins also offers a brand new Scandi cabin and an upscale cozy cabin at the same location, so you can welcome the whole pack to seclusion.
The Hygge Haven
You and your Chihuahua can experience tiny house living at The Hygge Heaven in Mora, MN. Guests are invited to bask in eight private acres of quiet land in the countryside, meet the chickens who live rent-free on the property, then relax in the steaming hot tub while Fido lounges on the deck. If you can bear to leave the sanctuary and solitude of Hygge Heaven, go on a day trip together to Duluth. Fido can play off-leash on the sand at Minnesota Point and grab a bite of BBQ at OMC Smokehouse.
Canyon Creek Cabin
Retreat to a riverside hot tub at Canyon Creek Cabins in Granite Falls, WA. Located just an hour from Seattle, these three cabins are full of unique charm but all share one common thing: epic hot tubs. Canyon Creek Cabins #1 is a former fishing cabin built on a granite ledge that overlooks the rushing water of a creek below. Canyon Creek Cabins #2 is a repurposed home partly built out of an old shipping container. The second cabin makes visiting the hot tub even more magical as you walk a lighted trail into the woods to its location. Canyon Creek Cabins #3 is a hideout for you and your hound with a hot tub on the deck and the rushing river just below.
Discover a winter wonderland at Thornapple Cottage in Stowe, VT. This charming rustic cabin will be your happily ever after at the end of a day of snow play. Hit the ski trails at The Lodge at Spruce Peak and bring your dog along to wait at the base of the slopes with a family member while you carve the snow. Afterwards, refresh at Fritz Bar and Restaurant. If you’d rather stick together, trudge around the 5 acres surrounding the cottage in snowshoes before bathing in the floor-level hot tub on the front porch with Fido laying by your side.
Cozy Home in the Heart of Aspen
Does anything say “Aspen” more than a hot tub surrounded by snow? Le Petit Chateau is a fairytale home in the heart of the bustling ski resort town. Slip on your snowshoes and go for an expedition on six snow-covered dog-friendly trails at Aspen/Snowmass Nordic Trail System, then head to your home away from home for the night. Strip off your ski clothes and submerge yourself in the warm water, safe in the knowledge that Fido is right beside you on the fenced patio.
Smoky Mountain Getaway
Located at the top of Bluff Mountain, lucky guests at Ruby's Cliffside will feel on top of the world when they dip their toes in the covered hot tub on the back deck of this awesome cabin above the clouds. The Great Smoky Mountains stretch for more than 100 miles around, which makes for spectacular views while you sip on a bottle of bubbly among the bubbles. Reward your pooch for putting up with your hours in the hot tub with a visit to Sevierville’s PetSafe Unleashed Dog Park. This huge park full of fun agility equipment is loved by local and visiting pups alike.
Fido can do his best 'Dino from the Flintstones' impression during his relaxing break to Tahoe Stonehenge on Tahoe’s south shore. This unique home with floor-to-ceiling windows is built into the rock with big boulders inside and out that create a cozy cave feel. The pièce de résistance is a beautiful backyard with a hot tub among the rocks that overlooks the mountains in the distance. During the winter months, play in the snow together in the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, home to cross-country trails worth exploring.
Rustic Log Cabin with Giant Hot Tub
Even Great Danes will think the inviting hot tub at this rustic log cabin is giant. The biggest hot tub on the list is a massive 8 x 14 feet, which is grand enough for the whole family to enjoy. Guests who don’t want to get wet can sit at the bar stools surrounding the water and keep furry family members company while the rest soak it up. Afterwards, dry off next to the fire pit together or inside by the log fire.
Cozy Lookout Tower
Stargazers will be in heaven when the sun sets at The Cozy Lookout Tower in Terrebonne, OR. The lack of light pollution means an awesome celestial show awaits you every night. Sit back and relax in the hot tub and look up to the sky above. When you’re not hunkered down at the tower, take a tour of one of Terrebonne’s highlights, Smith Rock State Park. With 650 acres to explore, you may need to reserve The Cozy Lookout Tower again on your next vacation.