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UPDATED! Top Dog Friendly Hotels in Ski Country

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Last year during Hotels Week, Curbed Ski rounded up the best dog friendly hotels in Colorado according to Gittel the Goldendoodle. Although Colorado still leads the pack, we've since been busy scoping out where else we powder hounds (human and canine) are welcome across North America. From gourmet room service menus and plush beds to in-room massages and welcome toys, dogs are far from "ruffing" it at ski resorts. And after a day on the mountain, what's better than curling up with your best friend by the fire?

Keep in mind that the order follows not from best to worst, but simply from east to west. Have a favorite spot you frequent with Fido? We'll be updating this list periodically, so if we missed one, let us know by emailing us here.


· All Hotels Week 2014 Coverage [Curbed Ski Archives]

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1. Stowe Mountain Lodge

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7412 Mountain Rd
Stowe, VT 05672
(802) 253-3560
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Stowe Mountain Lodge knows dogs are a big part of many families and deserve a vacation too. Oversized beds, biodegradable waste bags, Vermont-inspired food and water bowls and a paw print bag of natural treats are provided upon check-in. Although dogs may not be left alone in guest rooms, they'll arrange for pet sitting services and walks in the dedicated "Dog Sanctuary" area. In the off-season, locals flock to the deck for "Yappy Hour" with a view.

2. The Sebastian Hotel

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16 Vail Road, White River National Forest
Vail, CO 81657
(970) 331-0057
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Located right in Vail Village, the Sebastian offers the basics like pet sitting, walking, boarding, day care and veterinary service. But if you're like us, you brought your dog on vacation for a reason, so go play outside on one of Vail Mountains infinite hiking trails. A chalkboard sits on the reception desk with "Dogs in House" and it's usually full. The in-room pet menu from the property's Leonora restaurant stands out with made to order options served in custom ceramic pet ware.

3. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail

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1 Vail Road, White River National Forest
Vail, CO 81657
(970) 477-8600
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There's no shortage of pet amenities at this property in the heart of Vail Village. Upon check-in guests receive a box of supplies (i.e. waste bags) for their pet along with a sign to hang on your door so Fido's presence is known. You'll have to take a slight walk to access hiking trails and a spot for business, but when you return to your room your pooch can indulge in dog bones baked fresh daily by Pastry Chef, Andrew Schweska.

4. The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

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0130 Daybreak Ridge
Avon, CO 81620
(970) 748-6200
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This expansive log cabin is perhaps the friendliest of the dog friendly. With the private enclave of Beaver Creek Mountain for a backyard, dogs have plenty of room to hike, run or play fetch on the grounds stocked with tennis-ball filled barrels. The hotel's resident lobby St. Bernard "Bachelor" welcomes dog guests with a swag bag full of supplies and also is available to take out on hikes if you're traveling sans pet. There's more: oversized corduroy dog beds, in-room dog massages courtesy of The Bachelor Gulch Spa, "Furry Paw Friday's" featuring a treat buffet on the patio and twice-daily guided hikes. The resort also recently launched its "Pampered Paws for a Cause" initiative, which donates $25 per pet-stay to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

5. The Limelight Hotel

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355 S Monarch St
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 925-3025
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Aspen's Limelight Hotel has set the standard for dog-friendly hospitality, proudly welcoming pets for more than 40 years. For just a minimal $25 cleaning fee – furry family members are welcomed with complimentary branded leashes, bowls, treats and a drawstring bag to keep it all together on the go. Located directly across from Wagner Park – the best off-leash spot in town – tails will be wagging with excitement to go play outside.

6. The St. Regis Aspen Resort

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315 E Dean St
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 920-3300
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Located steps from Wagner Park, a popular off-leash Aspen hangout, this resort allows dogs of all sizes for a $100 fee per stay. Dogs are greeted with a fluffy pet bed, ceramic bowls, a paw-print placemat along with gourmet treats. The in-room dog themed menu features yummy entrees like the Hot Diggity Dog (all-beef hot dog), Roll Over Rover (grilled salmon & scrambled eggs), Bow Wow Wow (boneless chicken breast & root veggies), The Barking Dog (ground beef pattie) or the Canine Round Up (braised beef stew with rice).

7. The Little Nell

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675 E Durant Ave
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 920-4600
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It's a luxurious life for both guests and pets at Aspen's infamous five-star property. Dogs have their choice from a gourmet room service menu of beef tenderloin, grilled chicken or grilled salmon with scrambled eggs and brown rice. They'll need the nourishment for the endless hiking trails within walking distance. After a day on the mountain, your pampered pooch can relax in a personalized overstuffed bed in-room or in a cabana with you poolside.

8. Viceroy Snowmass

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130 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81615
(970) 923-8000
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Snowmass' chic ski-in/ski-out welcomes pets upon arrival with a cute branded bandana and leash, plus a toy and hand baked treats. Located on Assay Hill, potty breaks are easy and the hiking trails are right outside your door. If you're visiting in the fall, don't miss their annual "Yappy Hour" party poolside benefiting the Aspen Animal Shelter.

9. Mountain Lodge Telluride

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457 Mountain Village Blvd
Telluride, CO 81435
(970) 369-5000
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Let's be honest…hiking through the trees in the San Juan's or strolling down Main St. in Telluride is just not as fun without your best friend. The Mountain Lodge encourages guests to bring pets to truly feel at home while on vacation while enjoying its midway location up Telluride Mountain. During the summer months, dogs are welcome to ride in designated cabins on the gondola for even more trail access or hang out on the plaza's "Puppy Parking" area. A non-refundable $50.00 pet fee per day up to a maximum of $150.00 per week is applied.

10. Montage Deer Valley

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9100 Marsac Avenue
Park City, UT 84060
(435) 604-1300
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The exclusive enclave of the Montage Deer Valley provides quite the backyard playground its four-legged guests with endless access to hiking trails in the summer and snowy romps in the winter. The resort welcomes dogs up to 45 pounds with a dog toy, wheat gluten-free jerky, organic dog treats in peanut butter and chicken flavor – all in a deluxe dog bed placed in-room before arrival. All pet stays require a $100 non-refundable deposit once per stay with a limit of two dogs per room.

11. The Westin Monache Resort

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50 Hillside Dr.
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
(760) 934-0400
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The signature Heavenly Beds aren't just for humans here – that's right – dogs sleep in custom-designed luxurious beds with miniature Heavenly duvets by Eloise Pet Accessories. The resort caters to active pooches with hundreds of miles of nearby hiking trails and plenty of alpine lakes, streams and creeks to go for a swim. A list of dog friendly eateries with patios, hikes and attractions is provided and dogs are also welcome on Mammoth's gondola during the summer months. Pets must not be left unattended in guest rooms, but pet sitting services are available for an extra fee.

12. Basecamp Hotel

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4143 Cedar Ave
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 208-0180
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For pet owners on a budget, the new(ish) boutique Basecamp South Lake Tahoe is a prime location for daily adventures around the area's incredible lakes, trails, and mountains. Morning walks start outside your door and will have you to the lake in just five minutes. A handful of the property's 50 hip rooms are allocated for pets with an additional fee.

13. Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn

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1920 Squaw Valley Road, Tahoe National Forest
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
(530) 583-1578
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Pets get pampered at PlumpJack with a plush bed, organic treats, food and water bowls and a customized branded ID tag. The slopeside hotel also provides a list of local vets, groomers and pet friendly patios along with an in-depth hiking trail guide. There are no size or breed restrictions – PlumpJack just asks that guests follow the "commons sense do's and don'ts," which are reviewed at check-in. A one-time, non-refundable $150 cleaning fee is also applied.

14. Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre

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4299 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
BC V0N 1B4, Canada
(604) 966-5500
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The Paws at Pan Pacific program doesn't miss an amenity, supplying dogs with food & water bowls, a blanket, personalized pet card to hang outside door, dog treats and biodegradable waste bags. Dogs (and cats!) of all sizes are welcomed and pet sitting options are available through Alpine Dogs – who provide a variety of services, including morning, afternoon or full day group adventure hikes in the Whistler backcountry or private one-on-one dog walking. For each pet guest the hotel donates C$5.00 per night to WAG (Whistler Animals Galore) animal shelter. There is a C$25.00 plus tax per pet per night fee for additional cleaning of the guest room and a maximum of two pets per guest room.

1. Stowe Mountain Lodge

7412 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672

Stowe Mountain Lodge knows dogs are a big part of many families and deserve a vacation too. Oversized beds, biodegradable waste bags, Vermont-inspired food and water bowls and a paw print bag of natural treats are provided upon check-in. Although dogs may not be left alone in guest rooms, they'll arrange for pet sitting services and walks in the dedicated "Dog Sanctuary" area. In the off-season, locals flock to the deck for "Yappy Hour" with a view.

7412 Mountain Rd
Stowe, VT 05672

2. The Sebastian Hotel

16 Vail Road, White River National Forest, Vail, CO 81657

Located right in Vail Village, the Sebastian offers the basics like pet sitting, walking, boarding, day care and veterinary service. But if you're like us, you brought your dog on vacation for a reason, so go play outside on one of Vail Mountains infinite hiking trails. A chalkboard sits on the reception desk with "Dogs in House" and it's usually full. The in-room pet menu from the property's Leonora restaurant stands out with made to order options served in custom ceramic pet ware.

16 Vail Road, White River National Forest
Vail, CO 81657

3. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail

1 Vail Road, White River National Forest, Vail, CO 81657

There's no shortage of pet amenities at this property in the heart of Vail Village. Upon check-in guests receive a box of supplies (i.e. waste bags) for their pet along with a sign to hang on your door so Fido's presence is known. You'll have to take a slight walk to access hiking trails and a spot for business, but when you return to your room your pooch can indulge in dog bones baked fresh daily by Pastry Chef, Andrew Schweska.

1 Vail Road, White River National Forest
Vail, CO 81657

4. The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

0130 Daybreak Ridge, Avon, CO 81620

This expansive log cabin is perhaps the friendliest of the dog friendly. With the private enclave of Beaver Creek Mountain for a backyard, dogs have plenty of room to hike, run or play fetch on the grounds stocked with tennis-ball filled barrels. The hotel's resident lobby St. Bernard "Bachelor" welcomes dog guests with a swag bag full of supplies and also is available to take out on hikes if you're traveling sans pet. There's more: oversized corduroy dog beds, in-room dog massages courtesy of The Bachelor Gulch Spa, "Furry Paw Friday's" featuring a treat buffet on the patio and twice-daily guided hikes. The resort also recently launched its "Pampered Paws for a Cause" initiative, which donates $25 per pet-stay to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

0130 Daybreak Ridge
Avon, CO 81620

5. The Limelight Hotel

355 S Monarch St, Aspen, CO 81611

Aspen's Limelight Hotel has set the standard for dog-friendly hospitality, proudly welcoming pets for more than 40 years. For just a minimal $25 cleaning fee – furry family members are welcomed with complimentary branded leashes, bowls, treats and a drawstring bag to keep it all together on the go. Located directly across from Wagner Park – the best off-leash spot in town – tails will be wagging with excitement to go play outside.

355 S Monarch St
Aspen, CO 81611

6. The St. Regis Aspen Resort

315 E Dean St, Aspen, CO 81611

Located steps from Wagner Park, a popular off-leash Aspen hangout, this resort allows dogs of all sizes for a $100 fee per stay. Dogs are greeted with a fluffy pet bed, ceramic bowls, a paw-print placemat along with gourmet treats. The in-room dog themed menu features yummy entrees like the Hot Diggity Dog (all-beef hot dog), Roll Over Rover (grilled salmon & scrambled eggs), Bow Wow Wow (boneless chicken breast & root veggies), The Barking Dog (ground beef pattie) or the Canine Round Up (braised beef stew with rice).

315 E Dean St
Aspen, CO 81611

7. The Little Nell

675 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611

It's a luxurious life for both guests and pets at Aspen's infamous five-star property. Dogs have their choice from a gourmet room service menu of beef tenderloin, grilled chicken or grilled salmon with scrambled eggs and brown rice. They'll need the nourishment for the endless hiking trails within walking distance. After a day on the mountain, your pampered pooch can relax in a personalized overstuffed bed in-room or in a cabana with you poolside.

675 E Durant Ave
Aspen, CO 81611

8. Viceroy Snowmass

130 Wood Road, Snowmass Village, CO 81615

Snowmass' chic ski-in/ski-out welcomes pets upon arrival with a cute branded bandana and leash, plus a toy and hand baked treats. Located on Assay Hill, potty breaks are easy and the hiking trails are right outside your door. If you're visiting in the fall, don't miss their annual "Yappy Hour" party poolside benefiting the Aspen Animal Shelter.

130 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

9. Mountain Lodge Telluride

457 Mountain Village Blvd, Telluride, CO 81435

Let's be honest…hiking through the trees in the San Juan's or strolling down Main St. in Telluride is just not as fun without your best friend. The Mountain Lodge encourages guests to bring pets to truly feel at home while on vacation while enjoying its midway location up Telluride Mountain. During the summer months, dogs are welcome to ride in designated cabins on the gondola for even more trail access or hang out on the plaza's "Puppy Parking" area. A non-refundable $50.00 pet fee per day up to a maximum of $150.00 per week is applied.

457 Mountain Village Blvd
Telluride, CO 81435

10. Montage Deer Valley

9100 Marsac Avenue, Park City, UT 84060

The exclusive enclave of the Montage Deer Valley provides quite the backyard playground its four-legged guests with endless access to hiking trails in the summer and snowy romps in the winter. The resort welcomes dogs up to 45 pounds with a dog toy, wheat gluten-free jerky, organic dog treats in peanut butter and chicken flavor – all in a deluxe dog bed placed in-room before arrival. All pet stays require a $100 non-refundable deposit once per stay with a limit of two dogs per room.

9100 Marsac Avenue
Park City, UT 84060

11. The Westin Monache Resort

50 Hillside Dr., Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

The signature Heavenly Beds aren't just for humans here – that's right – dogs sleep in custom-designed luxurious beds with miniature Heavenly duvets by Eloise Pet Accessories. The resort caters to active pooches with hundreds of miles of nearby hiking trails and plenty of alpine lakes, streams and creeks to go for a swim. A list of dog friendly eateries with patios, hikes and attractions is provided and dogs are also welcome on Mammoth's gondola during the summer months. Pets must not be left unattended in guest rooms, but pet sitting services are available for an extra fee.

50 Hillside Dr.
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

12. Basecamp Hotel

4143 Cedar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

For pet owners on a budget, the new(ish) boutique Basecamp South Lake Tahoe is a prime location for daily adventures around the area's incredible lakes, trails, and mountains. Morning walks start outside your door and will have you to the lake in just five minutes. A handful of the property's 50 hip rooms are allocated for pets with an additional fee.

4143 Cedar Ave
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

13. Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn

1920 Squaw Valley Road, Tahoe National Forest, Olympic Valley, CA 96146

Pets get pampered at PlumpJack with a plush bed, organic treats, food and water bowls and a customized branded ID tag. The slopeside hotel also provides a list of local vets, groomers and pet friendly patios along with an in-depth hiking trail guide. There are no size or breed restrictions – PlumpJack just asks that guests follow the "commons sense do's and don'ts," which are reviewed at check-in. A one-time, non-refundable $150 cleaning fee is also applied.

1920 Squaw Valley Road, Tahoe National Forest
Olympic Valley, CA 96146

14. Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre

4299 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

The Paws at Pan Pacific program doesn't miss an amenity, supplying dogs with food & water bowls, a blanket, personalized pet card to hang outside door, dog treats and biodegradable waste bags. Dogs (and cats!) of all sizes are welcomed and pet sitting options are available through Alpine Dogs – who provide a variety of services, including morning, afternoon or full day group adventure hikes in the Whistler backcountry or private one-on-one dog walking. For each pet guest the hotel donates C$5.00 per night to WAG (Whistler Animals Galore) animal shelter. There is a C$25.00 plus tax per pet per night fee for additional cleaning of the guest room and a maximum of two pets per guest room.

4299 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
BC V0N 1B4, Canada