The 10 Best Dog-Friendly Winter Vacations for 2021

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The 10 Best Dog-Friendly Winter Vacations for 2021

As the 2021 holiday season rolls around, you might be thinking it’s high time for a vacation. And why leave your pup behind when you can pack their suitcase too, and bring them along on these dog friendly winter vacations? We spoke with industry experts to round up some of the top spots to visit with your pup this holiday season.

From dog-friendly ski towns to beachside retreats, these 10 pet friendly winter vacations are prime spots whether you are looking for snow, sun or something in between. After all, nothing will make your dog friendly winter getaway more memorable than a tail-waggin’ good time.

When traveling, remember to review current CDC guidelines and double-check the rules of your dog destination before visiting, including leash requirements for any places that are dog-friendly.


1 | Aspen, Colorado

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Tucked into the mountains of Colorado’s White River National Forest, Aspen is the perfect destination for a dog-friendly winter vacation if your pup loves the snow. This posh town is best known for skiing, of course, but from world-class restaurants and shops to arts and culture, there’s plenty for you both to do off the slopes, too. 

Where to Stay

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The Little Nell

The Little Nell

  • 675 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
  • (855) 920-4600
  • Website

The five-star, five-diamond Little Nell goes the extra mile to make your four-legged travel companion feel right at home. In addition to complimentary dog bowls and bed and their high-end pet menu, the Little Nell also greets your dog with their very own Puppy Jet Lag Kit—complete with a Little Nell leash and drool-worthy peanut butter dog treats made right on site. Plus, with views of the slopes and an easy walk to downtown, you’ll love the location, too. No breed or size restrictions, no limit on number of dogs. One-time $100 cleaning fee and $25/night pet fee.

Where to Eat

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Aspen Tap

  • 121 South Galena Street, Aspen, CO 81611
  • (970) 710-2461
  • Website

Don’t miss Happy Hour at the Aspen Tap, where you can sample the award-winning brews of the Aspen Brewing Company. This downtown Aspen gastropub serves up not only great beer but also wine, craft cocktails, soups, salads and sourdough pizza.

The large outdoor patio is dog-friendly and heated in the winter with a great view of the ski slopes. And when the snow starts flying, the Aspen Tap also offers a to-go menu, so you can just as easily pick up an order to enjoy in the warmth of your room.

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City of Aspen Parks & Open Space

Aspen Snowmass Nordic Trails

No winter trip to Aspen would be complete without strapping on a pair of skis, and thanks to the dog-friendly nordic trails around town, your adventurous, snow-loving pup can join you. Save a map to your phone, pack some snacks and get out exploring. For an added bonus, if you are a proficient skier and have an energetic, athletic dog, you can take a skijoring lesson. Give Seth Sachson at the Aspen Animal Shelter a call, and he’ll get you set up with the gear you need as well as custom tailor a lesson for you and your dog.


2 | Rutland, Vermont

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Looking for the quintessential New England winter vacation? Pack up your dog and head to Rutland, Vermont. This small town has a walkable historic district straight out of a Hallmark Christmas movie, with art, shops and dining that you and your leashed pup can explore. The downtown area is especially picturesque with holiday lights twinkling in the night. Quaint, classic, but never boring, Rutland offers plenty of opportunities for bonding with your pup over new experiences.

Where to Stay

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The Paw House Inn

The Paw House Inn

  • 1376 Clarendon Ave, West Rutland, VT 05777
  • (802) 558-2661
  • Website

The Paw House Inn is a delightfully dog-obsessed hotel that offers pup-friendly guest rooms, suites and cottages—and so much more. Your dog will adore Paw House Park, a fully fenced area complete with an agility course and plenty of room for your dog to bound through the snow. Linger over coffee with your pup at the Inn’s dog-friendly breakfast. And if you want a day on the ski slopes or a night on the town, you can drop your dog off at Mario’s Playhouse, the hotel’s on-site dog-sitting service. No breed or size restrictions, no limit on number of dogs. Nightly rates include dog services and on-site amenities.

Where to Eat

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Hop'n Moose Pub

Hop'n Moose Pub

  • 41 Center Street, Rutland, VT 05701
  • (802) 775-7063
  • Website

Brews, burgers, wood-fired pizzas and a covered, dog-friendly patio where you can kick back with your canine companion after a day out playing in the snow—the Hop’n Moose has it all right in downtown Rutland.

Enjoy a full line-up of beers from Rutland Beer Works, including Flash’s Hunting Lager, a Marzen-style lager named in honor of the brewer's Basset Hound, Flash, who makes a cameo on the label.

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Mountain Top Inn & Resort

Explore the nordic trails at the Mountain Top Inn Nordic Center

  • 195 Mountain Top Rd, Chittenden, Vermont 05737
  • (802) 483-6089
  • Website

Set on 700 secluded acres, the Mountain Top Inn and Resort has 10 dog-friendly groomed trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. If you don’t have your own equipment, you can rent gear at the activity center to explore the rolling meadows and peaceful country lanes of this winter wonderland. The Inn also offers dog-friendly accommodations should you and your dog want to extend your stay.


3 | St. Pete Beach, Florida

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The town of St. Pete Beach is known for blue skies and award-winning beaches—including dog-friendly stretches of sand. With crystal clear waters, waterfront cabanas and tropical beverages at every turn, St. Pete Beach is a dog-friendly winter getaway where you’ll literally get away from frigid winter weather. If cold temperatures aren’t really your dog’s jam (or yours for that matter), trade the snow for some sunshine in this Gulf Coast escape.

Where to Stay

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TradeWinds Island Grand Resort

TradeWinds Island Grand Resort

  • 5500 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706
  • (800) 360-4016
  • Website

Book any one of the 48 pet-friendly suites at the TradeWinds Island Grand, and your pup will get first-class dog services including a special Paw Court Bistro menu and amenities from the Doggie Accessory Center, which offers complimentary bowls, leashes, toys and towels. Add on the popular Just Press Paws pet package for some extra goodies. Your dog will love off-leash time at the resort’s Pet Play Zone, complete with a doggie drinking fountain, fire hydrants and even a photo op display. After you wear out their zoomies, you can take a nap together in a beachside hammock. Up to two dogs per room, under 80 lbs. $30/night pet fee.

Where to Eat

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The Dog Bar

The Dog Bar

  • 2300 Central Ave, St. Pete, FL 33712
  • (727) 317-4968
  • Website

An off-leash dog park and full-service sports bar, the Dog Bar delivers a unique dog-friendly dining experience that both you and your dog will love. The large off-leash dog park is sub-divided into four areas catering to different pup personalities. There is even a dog park supervisor, known as a “Wooferee,” to make sure everyone is getting along during the bar’s busiest hours.

Don’t miss out on the Dog Bar’s fun activities, including holiday-themed events like pictures with Santa Paws.

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Hit the surf at Fort de Soto Dog Beach

  • 3500 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verde, FL 33715
  • (727) 582-2100
  • Website

The 1,136 acres of Fort De Soto Park are a dog-friendly paradise. Your dog must be leashed in the park and on the nature trails, but you can ditch the leash at Paw Playground, a fenced-in dog park with separate spots for large and small pooches and dog showers to rinse off sandy pups. But the real draw, of course, is the dog beach. Water-loving pups will love splashing in the gentle Gulf waves and even landlubber dogs will have fun strolling along the beach.

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Shell Key Shuttle

Shell Key Shuttle Sunset Cruise

  • 801 Pass A Grille Way, St. Pete Beach, FL, 33706
  • (727) 360-1348
  • Website

End your day with a dog-friendly sunset cruise on the Shell Key Shuttle. All breeds and sizes of dogs are welcome as long as they are friendly with other dogs and people. This 90-minute cruise takes you sightseeing through the residential waterways and along the beautiful barrier islands, with the chance to spot local wildlife. As the catamaran bobs along, you and your dog can enjoy the salty breeze. Don’t miss the chance for that picture-perfect sunset selfie.


4 | Santa Fe, New Mexico

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As the weather cools in the dog-friendly capital city of New Mexico, the crowds tend to thin. Traveling to Santa Fe in the winter gives you and your pup the opportunity to sightsee in the Land of Enchantment without wading through throngs of tourists. As long as you pack a warm jacket and your dog’s favorite sweater, you can enjoy the crisp, clear days—and the occasional snowfall—in this historic town that’s perfect for winter pet-friendly vacations.

Where to Stay

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Hotel Santa Fe

Hotel Santa Fe

  • 1501 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501
  • (855) 891-8502
  • Website

The Hotel Santa Fe is located downtown, within walking distance some of the best restaurants and historic sites in the area. In addition to dog-friendly rooms, the hotel also offers an on-site Doggy Park and a pet sitting service. Plus, at check-in, they greet your pup with a welcome bag with treats, poop bags and info on dog parks and dog-friendly hikes so you can plan your perfect outings with your pup. No breed or size restrictions, no limit on the number of dogs. $25 per pet per night fee.

Where to Eat

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The Pink Adobe 

  • 406 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501
  • (505) 983-7712
  • Website

A Sante Fe staple since 1944, the Pink, as it is known by the locals, has a long history of serving up delicious meals. Located right in the center of the historic Barrio de Analco, it’s hard to beat the ambiance of their dog-friendly outdoor patio. Though it is not heated in the winter, if you pick a blue sky day to dine out and bring a warm jacket, the patio promises to be a great spot to enjoy a bite to eat with your pup. Reservations are recommended.

What to Do

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Scott Renbarger

Snowshoe the Aspen Vista Trail

  • Aspen Vista Picnic Site, Hyde Park Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87506
  • Trail Map

The go-to spot for winter activities in the mountains of Santa Fe is the popular Aspen Vista Trail. Located about 13 miles out of town, the trailhead is easy to find and has plenty of parking. The 6.5-mile trail climbs through the Big Tesuque Basin to end at Tesuque Peak, with great views along the way. If you don’t own your own gear, stop by Cottam's Ski Shop for snowshoe rentals. And if you’d prefer to head out with a guide, give Outspire a call to book a guided snowshoe tour—they are happy to make it dog-friendly, too.


5 | Austin, Texas

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A music town, a college town, the Texas state capital—there are as many ways to describe the quirky, cultural destination of Austin as there are hipsters within its city limits. But one descriptor that’s near-universal across this city is “dog-friendly.” If you’re in the mood for mild weather and dog-friendly dining, hiking and more, Austin is your spot for your next pet friendly winter vacation.

Where to Stay

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Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt

  • 605 Davis Street, Austin, TX 78701
  • (877) 202-2191
  • Website

Located in the heart of Austin’s iconic Rainey Street District, the dog-friendly Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt is the perfect base camp for all your Austin adventures. Your pup will feel right at home with the complimentary plush pet bed, mats, food and water bowls. Plus, thanks to the concierge list of nearby pet-friendly restaurants, parks, groomers and pet boutiques, you can easily plan your days (and nights) out on the town. No breed or weight restriction, no limit on number of dogs. No additional pet fees.

What to Do

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Epic SUP

Paddle Lady Bird Lake

  • 2200 South Lakeshore Blvd, Austin, TX 78741
  • (512) 574-2516
  • Website

It’s easy to see why the locals love Lady Bird Lake. From the fabulous trails to the peaceful waterfront, this is one dog-friendly Austin spot you don’t want to miss.

Leashed pups can take a stroll with you along the lake, but for an even more memorable outing, book a kayak or stand-up paddleboard from Epic SUP to get your paddling partner out on the water. (Don’t forget to bring their life jacket, and brush up on your pup’s SUP skills in advance.)

Where to Eat

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Bangers

Bangers

  • 79 Rainey Street, Austin, TX 78701
  • (512) 386-1656
  • Website

The folks at Bangers clearly love having pups around, whether it’s their own faithful sidekicks or their diners’ canine companions. And with their spacious outdoor seating area, you’ll love hitting up this fun establishment too. Meat is on the menu at this sausage house—and your dog won’t feel left out thanks to Bangers’ special “Woofwurst” sausage.

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Yard Bar

Yard Bar

  • 6700 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757
  • (512) 900-3773
  • Website

A combination dog park and laid-back bar, Yard Bar features a large, fenced-in yard where dogs can play. You can enjoy a beer or cocktail and grab a bite to eat from the counter-style restaurant, Fat City Stacks, located right next door. Be sure to check out the Yard Bar’s calendar of events for upcoming pooch parties and holiday activities.


6 | San Diego, California

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The laid-back SoCal vibe is strong in San Diego, known for beaches, amusement parks, craft breweries and countless other recreational pursuits. Its mild winter temperatures and consistently sunny days make it a great Christmas vacation destination for those looking for a stunning oceanside escape. And with plenty of pet-friendly patios and beautiful dog-friendly parks, there’s no reason to leave your pup behind. 

Where to Stay

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StayPineapple Hotel Z

  • 521 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92101
  • (619) 330-6401
  • Website

Located in the Gaslight Quarter, StayPineapple’s Hotel Z is smack in the middle of an urban playground loaded with shopping, dining and nightlife, making it a great home base for exploring the city. And they’re committed to treating their canine guests as VIPs, with extra special dog amenities like complimentary treats, water bowls and a cozy dog bed that come with its Pineapple Pup Package. No breed or weight restriction, no limit on number of dogs. $25/night pet fee.

Where to Eat

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Encontro North Park

Encontro North Park

  • 3001 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
  • (619) 291-1220
  • Website

At Encontro North Park, the dog menu is extensive and looks about as tasty as the human one. At this chill, urban spot, your dog can savor everything from a Pooch Popsicle made of shredded chicken and ice, to a “Mutt Melt,” aka a dog-safe meat patty with cheese. The Chicken Bow Wow rice bowl is a fan favorite, and you’ll see lots of other dogs chowing down, as this is a popular spot for year-round doggie dining.

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Hotel Del Coronado

Visit the Hotel Del Coronado on Coronado Island

  • 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
  • (619) 435-6611
  • Website

No holiday trip to San Diego would be complete without a trip to the Hotel Del Coronado, which gets decked out with thousands of lights, garland, Christmas trees and more each winter. You and your leashed pup can enjoy walking around the grounds and checking out the hotel’s holiday offerings like the Jingle Roast, Movies on the Beach and photos with Santa. For a quick bite to eat, the hotel’s Beach & Taco Shack has a dog-friendly beachside bar and dishes up some tasty tacos. And if you have a dog who loves the water, head to nearby Coronado Dog Beach to let them surf some waves.


7 | Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is a paradise for “powder hounds,” aka snow sport-obsessed travelers—and there are lots of activities for your actual hound, too. From kicking back by a roaring fire to exploring the snow-covered trails with the majestic Teton Mountains as a backdrop, this winter wonderland is the kind of vacation destination that both skiers and their adventurous dogs can drool over.

Where to Stay

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Snow King Resort

  • 400 E. Snow King Ave, Jackson, WY 83001
  • (307) 733-5200
  • Website

Winter adventures abound at the Snow King Resort, which is conveniently located a few blocks from downtown Jackson with slopeside access to Snow King Mountain. Your dog will love kicking back and relaxing with you in one of the pup-friendly rooms. If you plan to spend some solo time on the slopes, you can book a doggie daycare appointment with the nearby pet sitting company Dogjax, so your dog has a fun day too. No weight or breed restrictions, limit of 2 dogs per room. $25/night pet fee for one dog, $35/night pet fee for two dogs.

Where to Eat

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Cafe Genevieve

Cafe Genevieve

  • 135 East Broadway, Jackson, WY 83001
  • (307) 732-1910
  • Website

Located in a historic log cabin in downtown Jackson, Cafe Genevieve is a favorite of local foodies, serving up seasonal and local dishes for breakfast and lunch. The restaurant has heated patio seating in the winter where your dog is welcome to join you for brunch.

They also offer takeout, so if it’s too cold to sit outside, you can always grab a tasty meal to go.

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Ski or Snowshoe Emily’s Pond Levee

  • 1300 Emily Stevens Park Rd, Jackson, WY 83001
  • Trail Map

If you and your dog are looking for some fresh air and exercise, this groomed riverside trail is the perfect way to enjoy Jackson’s wintery landscape. Head to Emily Steven’s Park to start your exploration. On a clear day, you’ll have fantastic views of the mountains as you glide along beside the scenic Snake River. You can choose to walk, snowshoe, cross-country ski or even fat bike (riding a bicycle with wider tires for more control in rugged conditions) along the flat, dog-friendly path, while your dog gets their energy out with an off-leash romp in the snow.

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Jackson Hole’s Old Time Photos

Jackson Hole’s Old Time Photos

  • 36 E Broadway, Jackson, WY, 83001
  • (307) 733-6467
  • Website

Looking for an awesome souvenir from your winter vacation? Stop by Jackson Hole’s Old Time Photos for a one-of-a-kind picture to commemorate your special trip. The studio offers dog-friendly photography sessions where you can deck out your pup in old West attire and really get in the spirit of the wild, wild west. Make it funny, make it serious, but make sure your dog is the focal point.


8 | Tucson, Arizona

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If you and your pup are hankering for some warm days, clear trails and blue skies, saddle up for a trip to Tucson, Arizona. Packed with cowboy history and wide open spaces to roam, this dog-friendly Sonoran Desert oasis promises to deliver winter vacations with plenty of relaxation and sunshine.

Where to Stay

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Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch

  • 5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol Road, Tucson, AZ 85718
  • (855) 969-3033
  • Website

Located at the foothills of the Santa Catalina mountains, the historic Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch delivers a dose of Old West charm and lots of luxury—including a treat, pet bed and ceramic bowl to make your dog feel at home. Your leashed pup can join you on a stroll through the courtyard, or you can let them take a snooze in your room while you take a dip in the pool. Up to 2 dogs per room, each under 75 pounds. $100 pet fee for first night then $25/night fee for any additional nights.

Where to Eat

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Barrio Brewing Co.

Barrio Brewing Co. 

  • 800 E 16th St, Tucson, AZ 85719
  • (520) 791-2739
  • Website

Founded in 1991, Barrio Brewing Co. holds the distinction of being Arizona’s oldest brewery—and luckily, their Tucson location has a dog-friendly outdoor patio where you can sample the brews. Barrio even sells some fun branded dog swag should your pup want to take home a souvenir. In addition to their selection of craft beer, the brewery also serves a full menu of burgers, sandwiches, salads, wings, tacos and more, so you won’t be going home hungry.

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Kelsey Weist

Pima Air & Space Museum

  • 6000 E Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85756
  • (520) 574-0462
  • Website

Museums don’t often allow dogs, but Pima Air & Space Museum breaks that mold. Leashed and well-behaved dogs are allowed on both the 80-acre property and inside the museum’s six hangers where you can view over 400 aircraft and many thousands of artifacts. Whether you love aviation, history or just want to see some one-of-a-kind aeronautical wonders, this cool museum is a memorable experience you can share with your canine co-pilot.


9 | Savannah, Georgia

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Known for its Southern hospitality, beautiful river landscapes and vibrant history, Savannah, Georgia, makes for great Christmas getaways with dogs. The town is packed with plenty of pooch-friendly parks, shops, restaurants and even dog-friendly tours—all of which you can enjoy year-round thanks to the area’s mild winter weather.

Where to Stay

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Mansion on Forsyth Park

Mansion on Forsyth Park

  • 700 Drayton St, Savannah, GA 31401
  • (912) 238-5158
  • Website

The elegant Mansion on Forsyth Park delivers top-notch pet-friendly service with a dose of artful old-world charm. You will love the unique boutique rooms and many luxurious touches, like afternoon tea service and massages at the on-site spa. Your dog will love the ample treats and easy access to Forsyth Park right across the street. Up to 2 dogs per room, each under 60 lbs. $150 pet fee for the first dog plus $50 for an additional dog.

Where to Eat

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Moon River Brewing

Moon River Brewing

  • 21 W. Bay Street, Savannah, GA 31401
  • (912) 447-0943
  • Website

Stop off at Moon River Brewing’s spacious dog-friendly beer garden for Happy Hour or pull up a chair for dinner—either way, it's a win for you and your pup.

In addition to their award-winning craft beer, the brewery also offers up everything from burgers to classic low-country cooking. You’ll love the laid-back vibe, and your pup will love spending the evening out with you.

What to Do

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Skidaway Island State Park

Skidaway Island State Park

  • 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 31411
  • (912) 598-2300
  • Website

Take a scenic hike with your pup at Skidaway Island State Park. Leashed dogs are welcome to explore the six miles of easy-going trails and will love getting out to stretch their legs. As you walk through the forests and on the boardwalks, keep an eye open for local wildlife like deer, raccoons and egrets. Looking for more dog-friendly hiking trails around Georgia? Check out the Tails on the Trails Club.


10 | Grand Marias, Minnesota

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Gunflint Lodge

Located on the shore of Lake Superior, Grand Marias, Minnesota is a winter hub for cross-country skiing, backcountry snowshoeing and frozen waterfall sightseeing. Though this small town is a bit sleepy in the winter, for adventurous pups and their parents who want a wilderness escape without the touristy hubbub of dog-friendly ski resorts, this winter destination is a great way to see a beautiful corner of the U.S.

Where to Stay

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Gunflint Lodge

Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters

  • 143 S Gunflint Lake, Grand Marais, MN 55604
  • (800) 328-3325
  • Website

Head north from Grand Marias for a truly remote Northwoods escape. The Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters is tucked on the south shore of Gunflint Lake—an idyllic spot if you are seeking peaceful solitude for bonding with your pup. The Lodge offers cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals and a groomed winter trail that welcomes dogs, so you can find plenty of dog-friendly winter adventures right out the front door of your cozy cabin. No size or breed restrictions. No limit on number of dogs. $25 per dog per night fee.

Where to Eat

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Gunflint Lodge

Justine's

  • 143 S Gunflint Lake, Grand Marais, MN 55604
  • (800) 328-3325
  • Website

Justine’s at the Gunflint Lodge has been serving up fine Northwoods cuisine for more than 80 years and features hearty fare with native ingredients.

Though the Minnesota winters are a bit too chilly to enjoy their dog-friendly lakeside patio, in the winter months they offer cabin delivery so you can snuggle up by the fireside with your pup for a fancy meal in the comfort of your pajamas.

What to Do

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Banadad Ski Trail

Ready for a nordic adventure? Pack your cross-country skis or snowshoes and your dog’s winter boots and head out for a day on the Banadad Ski Trail. This 16.7-mile trail is the longest tracked ski trail in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness—and it’s dog-friendly, too. The beautiful forested corridors and gentle terrain are great for both beginners and experienced skiers alike. (It’s a good idea to ask your vet if your pup is healthy enough for this adventure, just in case.) Keep an eye open for wildlife as moose, bear, wolves and lynx have all been spotted along the trail in the winter.

What are you waiting for? Make this holiday season merry and plan the dog friendly Christmas vacations you’ve been dreaming about. As long as they’re by your side, your dog will be delighted no matter where you decide to go. Happy travels!

Expert input by Heather Eisenstadt, founder of Top Dog Pet Travel as seen on the TV special Pets Welcome Here; Paula Prickett, luxury travel agent and owner of Black Dog Luxury Travel; Seth Sachson, Executive Director of the Aspen Animal Shelter, Scott Renbarger hiking guide and owner of Outspire Hiking & Snowshoeing.

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