Pet friendly mini vacation ideas!

posted 5 months ago in Pets
Post # 2
2045 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’ve heard that Kimpton brand hotels are pet friendly. They definitely have some in Chicago (not sure if you are trying to go somewhere different, though). But other than that, I’d consider air bnbs.

Post # 3
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

We moved cross country with our dogs twice and in planning our moves, I found a website called that has a really great trip planner. You can pick a destination and find pet friendly hotels and activities. 

On our last move in May, we found a great hotel (Marriott residence inn) that was pet friendly AND right across the street from a great dog park and walking trail. It was in South Bend, IN. I’m not sure what other dog activities there might be in that area, and I’m guessing that winter weather may be a concern, but I think it sounds like you’re fairly close to there. 

Post # 4
1979 posts
Buzzing bee

Lots of hotels are pet friendly and as a poster said above, Kimpton hotels actually welcome your pet and buy treats and have dog bowls and what not.  

Also, lot’s of Airbnbs allow pets.  Just choose that in the filter. 

I travel with my doggo often and it’s really not too difficult.  Just have to look a little bit harder and sometimes pay additional, but it’s worth it!

Post # 5
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

We bring our dogs to hotels if we’re driving to the destination, we dont do any dog friendly activities with them though. I just hate boarding them so we bring them along.

I always bring a baby gate and gate them off in the bathroom while were out, on the off chance they decide to piss on something at least it’s not on the carpet! Something to consider if you’re worried about leaving him alone with free roam of the hotel room.

Post # 6
3637 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

We also love Airbnb!  We have a very large dog, so hotels are not always accomodating (weight limits), but we’ve had a lot of success finding Airbnbs that are ok with our big guy. 

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