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The Paw House Inn & Cottages

The Paw House Inn & Cottages caters entirely to dog owners and their dogs. In fact, there is a $10 per night fee if you DO NOT bring a dog. Otherwise, two dogs of any size are welcome for no additional fee. All rooms and cottages are dog friendly and each feature built-in dog beds. The fully-fenced on-site dog park offers agility equipment and plenty of green space to run. Mario's Playhouse provides doggy daycare at no extra charge. Cats are not permitted.
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Some hotels accept dogs. Others tolerate them. The Paw House Inn & Cottages CATERS to the unique needs of dog owners and their dogs. This eight-room historical farmhouse with two country cottages is located in the heart of the Green Mountains, minutes from world-class skiing, breathtaking hikes, and magnificent lakes, streams and rivers. Each spacious guest rooms is uniquely appointed, with private baths, cable TV and free WiFi. Throughout the Inn you will enjoy many special touches that all dog-lovers will appreciate. Room rates includes up to two dogs (additional dogs welcome for a small fee) and a delicious breakfast each morning.


  • Television
  • Pet Friendly
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Family Rooms
  • Breakfast Available
  • Parking Available
  • Free Parking
  • RV / Trailer Parking
  • Interior Corridor
  • Non-Smoking Property


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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

The Paw House Inn & Cottages has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 8 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 316 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • David
    Apr. 5, 2022
    A pawferctly great time!

    We stayed at the paw house inn last summer and we had such a good time we're going back this year. Very nice accommodations and a big dog park for our furry friends. The breakfast selections were quite good and one morning they even had pup cakes for all of the dogs. We were even able to take our girl with us for dinner every night based on the recommendations from the owner. Highly recommended.

  • Kendra
    Dec. 13, 2021
    Great getaway

    This is a little gem! We went up for the weekend. Everything and everyone was amazing. Cozy getaway for me and my pup. We’ll be back for sure!

  • Stewart
    Aug. 28, 2021
    Dog hotel greatness

    Can't say enough about this place. The family is great and caring; the accommodations for both people and dogs are first rate. Great breakfast. The welcome for dogs is incredible. We will definitely go back and can't recommend it enough.

  • Rachel
    Apr. 3, 2021
    Low key weekend with the dog

    The Paw House is a really wonderful place to stay. We have stayed here during the pandemic and they are taking a lot of care to make sure guests are safe. We had a lovely romantic weekend for my birthday and the owners made sure that my partners surprise of snacks and balloons were set up when we arrived. Our dog loved the freedom he had on the property. All of us look forward to our next stay.

  • Autumn
    Sep. 8, 2020
    would Rate It 10 Stars

    my boyfriend and I brought are fur baby here about 2 weeks ago and loved every second of it

  • Amy
    Aug. 24, 2020
    Awesome place to travel with your dogs

    Everything was clean and everything you could possibly need to enjoy some time away with your dog was at your fingertips. A kennel, which we did not use, a dog washing station, hose to clean off our dog that couldn’t get into the tub, towels, bowls, sheets, dog park, and super friendly staff. We traveled with our daughter and 2 dogs. Wilma, 5 year old Newf and Marlin 5 month old lab mix. We stayed in the Spot room and there was plenty of space for all of us and we absolutely loved the enclosed porch with swing. Our dogs enjoyed playing in the dog park with other guests. Everyone wore their masks or kept their distance. The other guests were friendly and everyone was responsible with their pets. Breakfasts were excellent. Mitch was incredibly responsive during our planning and made sure we were comfortable and felt safe traveling during COVID times. Their website has a wealth of information about the area and things to do and where to eat. We found that incredibly helpful. We enjoyed hiking and swimming at Leffert’s Pond and we hiked to Chaffee Falls. We visited Sugarbush Farms, Woodstock, and ate at the Rustic Rooster and the Lake House. We highly recommend the Paw House to anyone who is looking to take a relaxing getaway with their dogs. The accommodations are perfect. We also enjoyed the sculpture park right next door and at night the stars are magnificent.

  • Elana
    Jul. 24, 2019
    Alfie's favorite vacation!

    Alfie LOVED this place! From the gift-wrapped dog treats on the pillow of his own cushioned wood-framed dog bed, to the lush lawn & huge park, this place is heaven for dogs. Alfie wasn't interested in the agility stations, but he loved dashing around the place, and we've never seen him so excited about a dog park! For people, the cozy inn -- with its huge collection of dog-themed books -- makes a delightful getaway.

    The staff is terrific: Stephanie (manager) went well out of her way for us when we arrived late, Mitch (host/owner) welcomed guests & dogs at breakfast, and Allison was a friendly hand. They truly love dogs: They will happily admire your dog, tell their own dog stories, & show dog photos all morning (especially Mitch). All personalities of dogs are welcome: If a dog needs extra personal space, he or she gets a yellow ribbon, a wide berth and plenty of respect.

    Breakfast was good, and the coffee was excellent. My vegan daughter got very good oatmeal and a fresh fruit salad, which was all she wanted. We had made-to-order omelets with eggs from local farmers, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions and local cheddar cheese. With the fresh muffins, it was a fine breakfast. The truth is, we weren't there for the food: We were there for the joyful time, on a flowery patio filled with more dogs than people, all lounging happily in the gorgeous green hills of Vermont.

    Finally, each family gets a kennel to furnish with their own dog bed & toys, in case they wish to use it, in ‘Mario’s Playhouse’. During the day, staff members walk & play with those dogs. Some of the time, those dogs will be alone in their kennels. This is very reasonable temporary space for contented, well-adjusted dogs who are getting attention from their families the rest of the time. (Dogs are den animals: they’re happy to curl up in an enclosure for hours at a time, as long as they're getting enough exercise and attention at other times.) Paw House Inn assumes that you'll be walking, playing and celebrating Vermont with your dog most of the time, which is why you wanted an inn that's all about dogs in the first place!

  • Michelle
    Dec. 27, 2017
    Wonderful Furmily vacation

    We Love Mitch and the Paw House Inn. We go every year now and look forward to visiting our new family and friends. The breakfast is always delicious. Our dogs loved that we were able to take them on all of our outings. We went to the farmers market, many dog friendly restaurants and amazing hiking trails.
    We love that they always have a list of dog friendly places. When we were in the rooms we were able to enjoy netflix!
    Looking forward to many more visits!

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