Retired veterinarian with Golden Retriever, Schooner.
First vacation roadtrip with our GoldenBayfront Marin House
We stayed at this cozy inn located in the historic district of St. Augustine for one night during a road trip vacation with our dog. The location is within walking distance of all the sights and restaurants. The cooked breakfast was very good- we had Caprese Eggs Benedict. We also enjoyed the beer and wine available during happy hour sitting in the charming courtyard. They allow any size dog for an additional fee, ONLY in Room 15, which has its own entrance/exit on the courtyard. The room was clean, comfortable and worked well for us traveling with our dog. They did spoil him with treats and brought out water for him too during happy hour.
Road trip fun with our GoldenHoliday Inn Resort Jekyll Island
We stayed at this hotel with our dog for two nights. Our room was a first floor deluxe double queen with ocean view. It had its own entrance and a private patio on the ocean side. The hotel grounds were great for dog walking as was the adjacent beach. We had lunch at the hotel restaurant, called Beach House, on the patio with our dog- very dog friendly service. We went to Happy Hour with our dog at Tortuga Jack's, just a short drive away. Can't beat the margaritas and food there. Jekyll Island was a delightful surprise, don't miss Driftwood Beach, the Turtle Rehabilitation Center, and the Historic District. If you enjoy biking, golfing, and beach walking, this is your spot.
We love beach walking with our GoldenTides Folly Beach
We stayed at this oceanside hotel right by the pier for two nights. We had an oceanfront walkout room on the ground floor, which had its own entrance and patio area. The rooms were recently redone- very clean and beautifully decorated with a coastal theme. The hotel was located within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. At least half a dozen places had patio seating where you could bring your well-behaved dog. We checked out Ritas, The Surf Bar, and Loggerheads, all very dog friendly, Walking the beach daily with our dog was awesome. They only have daylight dog restrictions on the beach during the summer season. The pet fee was pretty steep, but we enjoyed the location tremendously.
Dog Friendly SavannahForsyth Park Inn
We stayed at this beautiful historic mansion located on Forsyth Park Square in Savannah with our dog for two nights. They accept dogs of any size in their courtyard cottage, which has it's own entrance. The cottage is a fully functional unit with a small living room, kitchen, bedroom with queen size bed, and bath with tub/shower. The cooked breakfast served in the mansion parlor each morning was very good and accompanied by continental item choices. Having complimentary wine on the veranda overlooking all the azaleas in bloom and moss draped trees across the street in Forsyth Park was enchanting. The day host, Duane, was particularly helpful and brightened our day with his cheery outlook. Forsyth Park is wonderful for exercising your dog and quite a few local restaurants with patio seating allow dogs on the patio. We walked to Six Pence Pub and they were very welcoming to our dog.