PET FRIENDLY Williams College

PET FRIENDLY Williams College

33 Stetson Court
Williamstown, MA 1267

Williams was founded in 1755, the result of a bequest from Colonel Ephraim Williams, an officer in the Massachusetts militia who was killed at the Battle of Lake George during the French and Indian War. The campus is 450 acres, and its design reflects the work of the Olmsted Brothers (sons of Frederick Law Olmsted), the firm that was brought in to renovate the grounds in 1902. The campus includes the Hopkins Observatory, the oldest still-existing observatory in the U.S.

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Featured Pet-Friendly Hotels near Williams College

Pet Policy: Dogs preferred, but call if questions about other kinds of pets.

Policy Confirmed: 03/07/2024 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 03/07/2024

Pet Amenities: Large fields for walking pets. River access, wooded trails. Awesome mountain views.

Points of Interest: Jiminy Peak Ski Area, Taconic Golf Course, Waconah Golf, North Adams Country Club, Stamford Golf Course, Green River, Dog agility programs, Francine & Clarke Art Museum, Mass Mocha Museum, Mt. Greylock and many hiking and exploring areas. Many shops & res

Rates: Rates range from $150.00 to $250.00

Pet Policy: The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out. Pet fee: USD 10 per pet, per night The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Policy Confirmed: 03/24/2018 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 03/24/2018

Featured Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes near Williams College


The ‘6 House Pub

910 Cold Spring Road,
Williamstown, MA 01267
Pet Friendly The ‘6 House Pub in Williamstown, Massachusetts

Oh, we love this place! It has a lovely pet-friendly outdoor patio set among deep green rolling lawns and trees. You’ll find all your pub classics on the menu and more, with soups, salads, burgers, and sandwiches like the Connecticut Lobster Roll, made with large chunks of lobster tossed with melted butter and served on a buttered corn hoagie. There is also more substantial fare, like Steak Frites. Best of all, it has a Bone Appetit Doggie Menu, with selections like Hot Diggity Dog (hot dog cut into bite-size pieces), Bark Balls (beef meatballs), Hound Dog Heaven (burger), and Chicken a la Hound (grilled chicken with rice). It’s open seven days a week, 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m., except for Sunday, when it opens at 10 a.m.


The Purple Pub

65 Spring Street,
Williamstown, MA 01267
Pet Friendly The Purple Pub in Williamstown, Massachusetts

The perfect place to grab a beer or glass of wine and relax under the umbrella at one the tables on their pet-friendly patio. And if you get the munchies, there is plenty to choose from—try Pub Nachos (or Extreme Pub Nachos if you’ve really got an appetite), Greylock Fries (topped with cheddar and smoked bacon), or any one of their creative salads, sandwiches, or burgers. Two of our favorites are the Sister Havana Cuban Sandwich and the Berkshire Blue Burger, topped with smoked bacon (are you noticing a theme here?), iceberg lettuce, tomato, pickled red onion, and blue cheese dressing.

Since 1966, there has been a Williams Trivia Contest held twice a year. These contests are epic in nature, though good-natured. Unbelievably (or maybe not, when it comes to trivia) there is an archive of all the questions asked at most every contest since its inception. And yes, of course, we're going to ask you pet-related questions we found in those archives. First, a dog-related one:

Question: Hopefully you know that Lassie was a cross-dresser, but at least she never wore a fake beard in any of her work. However, Rin Tin Tin did. Why?
Answer: He was disguised as a wolf [in Clash of the Wolves]

And one for the cat lovers:
Question: We first saw the meowing kitten logo of MTM Productions at the end of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, Lou Grant, and other 1970s series. But they started to play around with it by the '80s. What slight changes were made to the MTM kitten at the end of Hill Street Blues, St. Elsewhere, and Newhart?
Answer: Hill Street Blues-kitten is wearing police cap; St. Elsewhere-kitten is wearing doctor's scrubs; Newhart-kitten has the voice of Bob Newhart saying, Meow.

Williamstown is also named after Ephraim Williams and is located in the heart of the Berkshire Mountains, one of the prettiest regions in the Northeast. There is a lot of wonderful hiking to be done on any of the many pet-friendly trails that run through and around Williamstown. Just keep your pooch on a leash and be sure to pick up after him, even if you're out in the woods. For an easy walk, try the Berlin Road Trail; it follows a logging road up to the top of an old ski area-you can also take the Waterfall Trail spur off of it. Altogether it's about 1 1/2 miles and about an hour round trip.

And when you’re done hiking, get a bite to eat at one of Williamstown’s pet friendly restaurants. Top props go to the '6 House Pub, which has a gorgeous patio with umbrella tables, where you and your pup are welcome to peruse and partake of the menu. The best part is, your best buddy gets his own Bone Appetit Doggie Menu, with a choice of a Hot Diggity Dog, Bark Balls, Hound Dog Heaven (a beef burger), Chicken a la Hound, and Fit Fido (4 ounces of turkey for those watching their weight). We love the menu too, which has a tasty selection of burgers, salads, pastas, and much more.

Two other restaurants in town have pet friendly patios, both conveniently located on Spring Street: Pera Mediterranean Bistro, which specializes in kebabs, and the Purple Pub, a wonderful place to get a beer and one of their signature sandwiches, like the Lobster Club Wrap or Grilled Salmon BLT.

And if you’re looking for a dog friendly breakfast place, check out Renee’s Diner in nearby North Adams. They’ve got a very nice and spacious patio out front and are open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week.