Pet Friendly Bed and Breakfasts are something special. You stay at one not because you just want a place to sleep. You choose it because it is a destination in itself, a place that allows you to step into someone else’s world and enjoy all they have to offer. This includes not simply their lodging, but also their sense of style, food and conversation. Their take on the world. In short, it is an experience.
Whenever I stay at a pet friendly B&B, I feel like a kid in a candy shop. Not only am I amazed that they allow me into such a beautiful environment, I’m in awe that they allow my dogs. And they don’t just allow them, they truly welcome them with open arms. That’s because many owners of pet friendly bed and breakfasts have pets themselves. It’s not just a business calculation, it’s a genuine enthusiasm and a way of life.
Beyond being among pet lovers, another great thing about these B&Bs is that they are uniquely individual and offer a wide variety of experiences. They can range from modest homes that really like pets to stately homes in urban settings to country estates or even farms with dozens of acres. One thing you’ll find in all of them is a knowledgeable staff who will be sure to point you and your pet to other great pet friendly places in the area including restaurants, parks, and other unique local landmarks.
We’d like to celebrate these awesome lodgings by offering a sample of some we list on Petswelcome. If you own or run a pet friendly bed and breakfast, or have stayed at one that you really liked, please contact us so we can add it to our list.
Barking Fox Farm Guest House, Landrum, SC
This dog-friendly B&B is on a 43-acre horse farm nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Offering a quintessentially ‘Old Virginia’ horse farm feel, the Barking Fox is the perfect place to get away from it all and let the cares of the outside world fade away. All size dogs welcome. No fee.
B.F. Hiestand House B&B, Marietta, PA
Centrally located near Pennsylvania Dutch Country, this historic inn is a great home base to enjoy Pennsylvania wineries, Lancaster shopping outlets as well as kayaking, canoeing, fishing and hiking along the Susquehanna River. Dogs are permitted in the Vanderslice Suite, Cannon Cottage and Blakemore Room with a $25 fee.
Bewitched and Bedazzled B&B, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Committed to excellence and hospitality, this Delaware B&B is just two blocks from the boardwalk and ocean beach. $30 fee per pet per night. Amenities include a fenced-in running area as well as directions to pet friendly beaches and restaurants.
Churchtown Inn Bed and Breakfast, Churchtown, PA
Also located in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch area, this inn offers pre-designed itineraries including a dinner experience with an Amish family, wineries, microbreweries and hot air ballooning. $40 fee per pet per stay. Dogs only. Food and water bowls are available.
Fox Hill Bed & Breakfast Suites, Fairfield, VA
Situated on 38 acres, this Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast has close proximity to hiking trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway, walking tours in Historic Lexington and Staunton, and 20+ wineries along the Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail. $24 per dog per night, no size limit.
Homestead B&B, Rehoboth Beach, DE
This old Warrington farmhouse radiates with inviting warmth and ambience and is located between Rehoboth Beach and Lewes, DE. They offer a wealth of information on great local places to bring your pet including beaches, pet-themed events, restaurants, shops and pet stores. Dogs and cats welcomed. $30 fee per pet for the first night. $15 fee per pet for each additional night.
Seascape Manor B&B, Highlands, NJ
Located on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Sandy Hook National Park, this 19thcentury B&B offers seclusion, panoramic ocean views, and a casual elegance that make for a wonderful get-away. $25 pet fee. Cats and dogs up to 60 lbs.
We can think of no better gift for Mother’s Day than booking her a stay at a fantastic pet friendly bed and breakfast. She (and your family pooch) will be glad you did.