According to the ASPCA, approximately 44% of all households in the United States have a dog. Over the past decade we have seen spending on domestic animals increase by over 70%. With dogs becoming intrinsic parts of families, it's natural that spending a vacation, including a weekend away, with your furry family member should be easy to plan. Happily, many boutique hotels are considering this and finding ways to accommodate dogs. Below are 6 stylish and weekend-worthy hotels in the radius and some of the details on their pet policy.
Audrey Farmhouse in Wallkill, NY (90 miles) is branding themselves as "pet-friendly lodging" and has a clearly-outlined full page pet policy. They are the only one that has no extra charge and seems to have a common sense approach to it. We love that they ask that if you leave the pet in the room while you are out that you leave a mobile number. Reasonable and responsible. To find out more about the local area, refer to the Lake Minnewaska itinerary.
Scribner's Catskills Lodge in Hunter, NY (120 miles) has a $50 fee per stay, which seems to be the going rate. With 38 rooms that feel more like well-designed lofts than cabins, Scribner's is a beautiful, playful and relaxing getaway with inspired farm-to-table food. To find out more about the local area, refer to the Woodstock and Phoenicia itinerary.
WM Farmer and Sons in Hudson, NY (100 miles) has a $25 fee per night. This is a family-run business and has a particularly warm atmosphere. There is a restaurant, a bar that you won't want to leave and the guesthouse. Hudson is the most mass transport-friendly of the doggie friendly stays. To find out more about the local area, refer to the Hudson itinerary.
The Woolverton Inn in Stockton, NJ (70 miles) has a $25 fee per pet per stay and has allocated one of the cottages, The Garden Cottage, for trips with your dog. They allow up to 2 dogs per stay and also have a clear pet-policy on their website. The cottages will make you feel like you are in the English countryside, including the sheep that live outside your door. To find out more about the local area, refer to the Lambertville itinerary.
Shelter Island House on Shelter Island, NY (95 miles) has a $150 fee per stay and dogs cannot exceed 50 lbs. They have 2 rooms allocated towards accommodating pets; numbers 10 and 11. Their page also includes information on places to walk your dog and local groomers if you want to pamper your pooch on holiday. Or need a doggie-sitter. This hotel is a prime location on Shelter Island, close to Crescent Beach and has a classic beach-vibe, a small pool and a bocce court. To find out more about the local area, refer to the North Fork and Shelter Island itinerary.
The Asbury Hotel in Asbury Park, NJ (55 miles) has a $75 fee per stay for up to 2 dogs. Salt Hotels is one of our favorite boutique hotel groups and their identifiable characteristics are glaring at this location: a fun hangout with oversized games, a paddling pool, 3 different eateries and clean, simple and charming rooms. Pops of colors abound and summer is always in the air. 1 block from a retro boardwalk vibe; endless hours of entertaining dog-walking.