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Dog Stays of Summer

With fun – and exceedingly practical – indulgences on offer like tasty house-made dog treats, pet friendly yoga, comfy dog beds, complimentary toys and gift bags, and personalized welcomes for pets, it’s clear that local hotels know that, here in summertime, it’s truly a dog’s life.

In Telluride, check out the Hotel Telluride. Not only does this hotel accommodate pet owners and pets, they also offer a pet package deal with a two-night stay including a personal welcome with your animal’s name on the lobby’s chalkboard, a tennis or bouncy ball, a squeeze toy, a list of dog-friendly activities around town and yummy dog treats, as well as a dog bed and water bowl in your room.

Hotel Telluride

Dogs and their owners won’t miss out at the Inn at Lost Creek in Mountain Village where pet-friendly suites accommodate furry and un-furry guests. Upon arrival, there are complimentary pet treats in the lobby supplied by local whole-food pet nutrition company Side by Side. Staff can watch or walk dogs upon request and each pet unit includes a dog bed as well as a gift basket with poop pick-up bags, a stylish bandana and tasty treats.

Also in Mountain Village is the Madeline Hotel & Residences where pooches and their owners can dine on the patio of the hotel’s Black Iron Restaurant. While diners sip pinot grigio and nibble artisanal pizza, their doggies are served handmade organic treats. When it’s time to turn in, pet-friendly rooms await. Mornings, yoga (pets welcome) takes place outside the hotel. And then there’s the Lumiére which works extra hard to make sure guests and their dogs feel at home, with a dog bed, a water bowl and treats. The staff are well-known for remembering the names of returning canine guests and will watch over pets when owners need a break.

Other Mountain Village options include The Peaks Resort & Spa, a prominent hotel that sits adjacent to the golf course. With a whole network of trails nearby, furry visitors will be tired but happy at day’s end. Like-wise, the Mountain Lodge has the Double Cabins ski run right outside so dogs can play frisbee or fetch on the grassy slopes all day long. Staff at both places have been known to spoil doggie guests.

Other animal friendly spots in Telluride include the Camel’s Garden Hotel which welcomes pets of the canine variety. It’s perched beside the grassy expanse at the Gondola Plaza, a popular place to exercise dogs, meaning your dog might even befriend a local pooch there. And there is the Mountainside Inn with individual rooms and multi-bedroom condos that are pet-friendly. Located adjacent to the River Trail, there is easy access for visitors and their four-legged companions to get outside and play.

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