Not only are the Catskills Mountains pet friendly (check out all our pet friendly hotels, motels, cottages, cabins, and bed and breakfasts), they're traveler friendly, just a couple of hours drive from midtown Manhattan.

The Catskills have so much to offer, starting with the Catskill Forest Preserve, which consists of more than 286,000 acres. The good news is that within the Preserve, on lands administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), your dog can be off leash if he or she is truly under voice control. Do take this to heart. If you are a serious hiker and your pooch takes off after a deer several hours into a hike, disregarding all your calls to stop, what are you going to do? And remember, the Catskills are home to some pretty serious wildlife; if you spot a black bear with a cub, the last thing you want is your dog barreling up to them. For your own safety and the safety of your canine, be honest about how much control you have before unsnapping that leash.

For those of you looking for a short scenic hike, we heartily recommend checking out Kaaterskill Falls, located off Route 23A between Haines Falls and Palenville. It's a lovely walk in, particularly in spring, when the wild trilliums and columbine are blooming. Because a lot of people use this trail and because of the delicate ecosystem present on either side of the trail, we strongly recommend keeping your pet on a short leash for this hike. About a half mile in, you'll be rewarded with the truly breathtaking sight of the 260-foot-tall, two-tiered Kaaterskill Falls.

If you're a cat owner, a cat lover, an aficionado of all things cats, you've got to get yourself over to Catskill for their annual Cat-n Around Catskill. From Memorial Day into the third week of September, this Hudson River town is graced with the presence of 50 knee-high locally-sponsored artist-decorated fiberglass cats. The exhibit concludes with their Cat's Meow Auction and Gala.

Another event of feline interest is Livingston Manor's annual Trout Parade. The Catskills are home to some of the finest trout fishing in the world, and this event celebrates that fact with a fabulous parade with piscatorially (that would be fishy) themed floats.

And when you've worked up a hunger, there are plenty of restaurants with outdoor pet-friendly seating where you can relax and recharge, including Maggie's Krooked Cafe in Tannersville, Catskill Rose in Mt. Tremper, and The Roost in Stone Ridge.

From Woodstock to Andes, Rosendale to Narrowsburg, there is tons for you and your pet to do in the Catskills.

Featured Pet-Friendly Hotels in Catskills

Pet Policy: Dogs and cats allowed in designated rooms. $30 per pet per night. 2 pets per room.

Policy Confirmed: 08/24/2021 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 08/24/2021

Pet Policy: The Inn at Lake Joseph offers a variety of dog-friendly accommodations so you can take your furry friend along for the ride! Dogs are welcome in our Gold, Platinum, Eagle’s Nest, Redwood, Loft, and Private Four Bedroom Cottage. Each of our pet-friendly guest rooms feature a comfy King or Queen bed, relaxing 2-person jetted tub, private balcony or deck, and most feature a cozy gas fireplace. From trekking miles of hiking trails to swimming in the lake, our Catskills bed and breakfast offers a variety of seasonal facilities to enjoy with your pet. Our pet fee is only $6.25 per leg, per night! Please be respectful of other guests and clean up after your dog. Have more than one furry friend? With our Pet-cation special, book a midweek reservation (Sunday – Thursday), and if you’re bringing more than one pet, one of your dogs will be our guest! Visit our website to learn more. We’re looking forward to welcoming you and your four- legged family member(s) to our Upstate New York resort.

Policy Confirmed: 10/14/2020 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 10/14/2020

Pet Amenities: Room to roam, lake swimming.

Points of Interest: Very much like the Berkshires, White Mountains, Adirondacks and Poconos, the Catskill Mountains surrounding the Inn offer spectacular scenes of lakes and rivers, as well as hiking trails with views of majestic peaks and isolated waterfalls. However, unlike these other regions, the Inn and the Catskills are no more than 2 hours from New York City. To see specific activities and nearby points of interest click the image and look at our activities page.

Rates: Starting at $ 215

Featured Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes in Catskills


The Arnold House

839 Shandelee Road,
Livingston Manor, NY
Pet Friendly The Arnold House in Livingston Manor, New York

The tavern at Arnold House offers brunch, lunch, and dinner fare. Brunch choices include Loaded Breakfast Fries, Morning Muffin Pizza, and Chorizo Egg Skillet. Dinner changes with the season but you'll always find trout on the menu in some form, a tip of the hat to the area's beautiful trout streams. Your pooch is welcome to eat with you at the pet-friendly tables out on their beautiful deck.


The New York Restaurant

353 Main Street,
Catskill, NY

We love this eclectic restaurant with a Polish twist! Selections include Cauliflower Wings, Brussels Sprouts Chips, Grilled Cheese and Prosciutto sandwich served with pesto aioli, and Coconut Curry Vegetable Rice Bowl. But you can also majorly get your Eastern European going on with stuffed cabbage rolls, the Pierogi Platter, Polska Kielbasa, Bigos (a very hearty hunter's stew), or get them all with the Tour of Poland. Your canine will love you (even more) if you get a seat at one of the pet-friendly tables on their patio.