Destination I Do Blog
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Words by Brianna Williams
Weddings are meant to be spent with loved ones and sometimes our loved ones are of the furry variety. It’s not unusual to see couples incorporating their pets into their weddings to serve as an important role in their big day and sometimes to even tag along on the honeymoon. That’s why we feel it’s important to provide you with some pet-friendly resorts and hotels that will accommodate you and your fur baby for your destination wedding or honeymoon.
Provenance Hotels | Portland, Oregon
Traveling with a four-legged furry companion can be a hassle, but Provenance Hotels makes it easy with an abundance of unique amenities that cater to your pooch or feline friend. In partnership with Fido Friendly Magazine, Provenance Hotels is debuting brand new, safety-assured and environmentally-friendly pet amenities including an in-room Eco Nap pet bed and plush dog toys, dog and cat food produced by The Honest Kitchen, custom-made dog tags and an in-room VIP (Very Important Pet) Door Hanger. These new amenities will compliment Provenance Hotels’ existing unique pet program, which offers a list of recommendations of local groomers, dog walkers, veterinarians, best areas for hikes with your dog, in-room pet massages and more!
Chasing Trails and Tails
The Arrabelle at Vail Square | Vail, Colorado
The Arrabelle at Vail Square is a luxury resort hotel created in the spirit of the grand alpine hotels of historic Europe and is nestled against the base of North America’s premier ski resort — Vail Mountain. Traveling with your four-legged friend? No need to stress as The Arrabelle offers plenty of plush homemade accommodations and amenities for dogs, including dog treats and personal water bowl, plush red velvet pet beds embroidered with the pet’s name for an additional cost, a midday walk service. Each guest that checks in with their dog will recieve a complimentary bottle of Henry Wine as a tribute to Henry, the first canine member of the Vail Ski Patrol and iconic figure in Vail. A portion of additional Henry Wine proceeds will also be contributed to supporting the raising and training of avalanche rescue dogs.
The Pines Lodge, A RockResort | Beaver Creek, Colorado
The Pines Lodge, A RockResort in stunning Beaver Creek, CO offers travelers the opportunity to give man’s best friend the ultimate pup-cation with the Pines Pup Bucket List. Known for its approachable luxury, Beaver Creek’s laid-back mountain vibe makes it the ideal spot for dog-lovers and their furry friends to unwind. With the new package, pup-parents will receive maps with the top dog-friendly hiking routes, along with the opportunity to check out GoPros to hike fourteeners (check out the Pup POV GoPro that comes with a four-legged-friendly harness to capture their mountain adventures and take home the footage). Your pup will also receive VIP treatment with amenities such as dog spa treatments, complete with doggie massages, a bath and blow-out, “pupdown” pillow service (a nightly rawhide bone turndown), in-room doggie dining and more.
Treat Your Pup
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa | San Diego, California
At Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, pets are considered a part of the family and are given the same outstanding service as human guests. Rancho Valencia offers a special in-room Doggie Tapas menu featuring favorites including shepherd’s pie, chicken of the sea and tartare. There is also pet-friendly shopping, grooming and pet sitting nearby. No matter the reason for traveling, human guests can rest assured their furry friends will enjoy a relaxing, comfortable stay with Rancho Valencia’s pet-friendly accommodations. Upon check-in, pet guests will receive a sampling of tasty doggie treats, “clean up after your doggie” bags and a plush doggie bed.
The Ivy Hotel | Baltimore, Maryland
The Ivy Hotell is a luxury hotel in Baltimore and is the first and only Relais & Châteaux property in the state of Maryland. Dogs under 25 lbs are welcome at The Ivy with their owners. The Ivy provides the following amenities for their furry guests: size-appropriate dog bed, courtesy bags, grain-free food, baskets filled with grain-free treats and toys, The Ivy Hotel dog tags, parting amenity of a pop-up silicon water bowl with a bottle of spring water and a lunch box filled with treats for the ride home. At turndown, a silver tray with dental dog treats wrapped in a napkin is placed in the room to keep Fido healthy, as well as a nightly turndown “surprise.” The Ivy is also able to arrange dog-walking services.
L’Auberge de Sedona, A Destination Hotel | Sedona, Arizona
L’Auberge de Sedona, A Destination Hotel welcomes guests and their extended four-legged family of all sizes in their rustic cottages. Guests and their pets can explore scenic routes along picturesque trails to capture breathtaking views of the creek, canyons and attraction areas including Cathedral Rock. Additionally, after a day of adventure, guests can retreat with the Red Rocks and Ruff package, which includes a gift bag of “Pet Pawducts” from Whiskers Barkery, a L’Auberge dog leash and foldable food bowl. Throughout the property, guests and canines will find additional pet-friendly services and amenities, including dog beds of various sizes, food and water bowls, pet sitting and dog walking.
A Water Dog’s Paradise Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa | La Jolla, California
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is a hacienda-style resort nestled between San Diego’s seaside villages of La Jolla and Del Mar, surrounded by a lush garden environment for pets and their owners to roam and explore while traveling together. Four-legged friends of any size, weight or breed can soak up San Diego’s warm sun rays with Estancia’s complimentary Furry Friends offerings. Guests can travel well-assured their pets will receive the best treatment and all the goodies to keep them feeling pampered, including plush dog beds, locally-made, grain-free Mutt Munchers peanut-butter treats from Muttropolis and more.
With these resources, we hope you can feel confident about traveling with your pets — knowing they’ll get to enjoy pampering and pet-friendly amenities on your romantic getaway.
Photos courtesy of (in order of appearance): Provenance Hotels (1st-5th), Rancho Valencia (6th & 7th) and Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa (8th & 9th).
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