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: Just notify our Reservations department upon booking your stay that your pet will be traveling with you to request a pet-friendly room. Our pet friendly rooms have a standard $35 per pet, per night fee and we are honored to host quiet, well-behaved pets at the Emerson. The PupGrade is a flat rate of $50 in addition to the $35 per pet, per night standard pet room fee. Allow us to pamper both you and your treasured pal and ensure a true dog vacation for your furry friend! This pawfect vacation includes: A $10 donation to the Ulster County SPCA in the name of your pet. A basket of bottled water, gourmet dog treats. Water and food bowls on a placemat A doggie bed for use during your stay. A special gift for your furry friend. Complimentary dog walking service upon request. In addition, other dog friendly services include dog crate rentals for use during your stay; small-$10 per stay, medium-$15 per stay, large-$20 per stay. Plus we have for your dog’s enjoyment the Catamount Dog Park for more doggone good times!

Policy Confirmed: 03/31/2015 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 03/31/2015

Points of Interest: Be sure to spend time in nearby Phoenicia…a Great Little Town! Congratulations to Phoenicia, named one of the USA’s Top Ten Coolest Towns by Budget Travel Magazine! Hiking and biking. The Catskills are rich with scenic mountain trails. Prefer a guided hike or biking excursion? Click here for rates. Pursue the trout known to reside in the Esopus Creek. Fishing permits are available in Phoenicia, and if you’re lucky enough to bring something back, our chefs will be pleased to prepare your catch for dinner. Guests have often been known to spot deer in this area. Hop on the Catskill Mountain Railroad and enjoy a ride along the scenic Esopus or in the historic city of Kingston. Looking for thrills and chills? Town Tinker Tube Rental offers whitewater tubing on the Esopus.