Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful. And since there’s no place to go, chew a bone, chew a bone, chew a bone! These 10 vacation rentals welcome your pooch to curl up, relax and warm his paws in front of a roaring fireplace.
Posted by Billy Francis
1. O’Neill Cabin
Take a trip down memory lane at O’Neill Cabin, a 1950s fishing cabin that sits on the North Fork of the Skykomish River and is surrounded by nature trails. Guests will relish spending a chilly day in the hot tub with views over the river, followed by a snug evening by the wood fireplace. Although there’s some firewood provided, bring your own if you want to make the most of getting toasty.
Nightly rates start at $145, with an additional pet fee of $20 per pet, per night.
2. Lakeside Log Home
Break free to serenity at this lakeside log home in the Catskills, where you can spend the day walking around 24 acres of woodland next to a semi-private lake, then return to the property’s fenced area to unleash your pooch for a romp by the water’s edge. When the sun starts to set, retire by the logfire for an evening of guided meditation and a much-needed nap.
Nightly rates start at $181.
3. The Hideaway
The Hideaway is a charming little house that gives you and your pup the opportunity to disappear for a while. The large fenced backyard provides a private place for Fido to let off steam. If he’s looking for a bigger stomping ground, there’s 70 acres to explore at Chatfield State Park Off-Leash Dog Area just 10 minutes away. After a long day on the trails, curl up together in bed with the gas fireplace blazing.
Nightly rates start at $99.
4. A-Frame in the Forest
Dog bed? Check! Dog food? Check! Oh, and firewood. Don’t forget lots and lots of firewood when you visit this A-Frame in the Forest. Nestled in woodland near Lake Arrowhead, this serene escape has everything you need to switch off and check out.
Nightly rates start at $196. Up to two dogs are welcome with prior approval.
Take it “tree-sy” at BREEZE, a unique abode located at The Appleton Retreat, a comfortable hideaway for visitors to experience the outdoors with home comforts. As long as your dog can be carried, she is invited to stay in this treehouse that sits 40 feet above the ground. Hike around the 120-acre private retreat together, SUP on the pond, and cozy up by the indoor fireplace when the stars come out. Be warned, the final staircase is steep and may take some coaching with your pooch.
Nightly rates start at $175.
6. Mökki Silver Fox
Bring the charm of Scandinavia to you at the Mökki Silver Fox. Designed and built by the owner, this delightful cabin is full of personality and is made for people and pups who want to get away from it all. Take flight in the sky chair that hangs just the right distance away from the warming glow of the log-burning fire.
Nightly rates start at $129, and one dog is welcome for an additional fee of $30.
7. Luxury New Log Cabin
Lake life lies just outside this luxury new log cabin in New Hampshire. During the day, let your pooch feel the sand between his paws on the cabin’s private beach and explore pet-friendly trails that wind around Lake Winnisquam. Don’t worry if cold weather stops play, you can always sprawl out around the epic fireplace instead.
Nightly rates start at $447.
8. Epic Luxury Treehouse
We’re just as “mutts” about Dog Mountain as the hosts of this epic luxury treehouse. Located half a mile from the 150-acre farm that has been transformed into a doggy playscape, Fido can spend his vacation playing in the dog park and paying respects to departed pets at the Dog Chapel. Afterwards, head back to the treehouse and put your feet up with your pup by the gas fireplace.
Nightly rates start at $289, with an additional pet fee of $50 per stay.
9. Savage Lake Lodge
Sit on the deck of the lake and watch time float by at Savage Lake Lodge. Play fetch with your canine on the lawn with the Cabinet Mountains as the backdrop, or watch him roam free from the expansive deck. Venture out onto the lake when the sun is shining, safe in the knowledge that you’ll be returning to a comforting fireplace in the evening.
Nightly rates start at $195, with an additional pet fee of $50 per stay.
10. The Cozy Cottage
Don’t judge a book by its cover, but do judge a home by its name. The Cozy Cottage is a charming vacation rental just blocks away from downtown Port Angeles. Fido can let his hair down without the constraints of a leash in the fenced-in backyard while you chill on the deck. Visitors can also make a hearty breakfast from eggs that the hens provide. Take “paws” by the electric fireplace and reflect upon another trip with your best friend done the right way.
Nightly rates start at $103, with an additional pet fee of $15 per stay.
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