For the 50+ Traveler

Forget pet boarding - your animal companions can join in on your travels. These resorts will be happy welcome you and your pet for a nice relaxing stay!

1. Red Mountain Resort - St. George, Utah

The striking red rock that can be found in St. George, Utah needs no introduction. If you are looking for majestic sights and outdoor activities to enjoy with your favorite furry friend, you've found the right place.

The Red Mountain Resort in St. George, Utah pulls out all the stops for guests and their pets. Guests who bring their animals along are given deluxe-sized rooms, and given access to a 55-acre backyard where pets are free to run around. Once your pup has used up all of his energy roaming the great outdoors, treat him to an organic snack - and be sure to refill the complimentary food and water dishes included in your room!

There are numerous programs offered that allow you to have fun with your best friend by your side, such as "Hike for Hounds." You won't find a more serene destination to enjoy with your furry pal.

Red Mountain Resort

2. Dahlonega Spa Resort - Dahlonega, Georgia

If heights are really your thing, the Blue Ridge Mountains are another destination sure to inspire you and your four-legged friend.

The old gold mining town of Dahlonega offers an abundance of activities for nature-lovers and history buffs alike, and the Dahlonega Spa Resort invites you and your pet to sit back, relax, and enjoy the mountain view.

Plan a hike, complete a yoga session with the mountain range as your backdrop, or explore the shops and eateries of historic downtown Dahlonega. There's something for everyone - including your pets - at the Dahlonega Spa Resort.

3. The Muse - New York City

The city that never sleeps is no stranger to pet lovers.

Travelers flock to New York City from all across the globe, and there are endless accommodations to choose from. Those who wish to bring their dog along for the adventure prefer to stay at the Muse, a pet-friendly, luxurious hotel just steps away from Time Square. This fancy hotel is known for having no breed or weight restrictions; even exotic pets such as snakes and penguins have stayed here!

You and your pet will be welcomed by Ginger the Pomeranian upon arrival, known as the "Director of Pet Relations." After you are shown to your room, schedule a Hers and Furs pedicure package for you and your pup. Your pet will be living the high life during your stay at the Muse.

The Muse hotel lobby

4. Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Casino & Spa - California

What better place to explore the great outdoors than Lake Tahoe? This breathtaking California landmark has seemingly endless trails just begging to be hiked, and inviting freshwater depths perfect for getting your feet wet.

The Hyatt Regency Resort in Lake Tahoe offers pet-friendly rooms where man's best friend can share in all of the amenities and picturesque attractions the area has to offer. All pet rooms are located on the first floor of the hotel so you don't have to worry about climbing stairs or navigating elevators.

Guests who decide to bring their pets are given "Dog on Vacation" signs to hang on their doors. You can definitely five-star treatment for your favorite Fido!

5. Salamander Resort & Spa - Middleburg, Virginia

Virginia is rich with American history, heritage, and tons of beautiful scenery. The Salamander Resort and Spa - located in Middleburg - includes a spa, culinary classes, and even the chance to partake in equestrian activities. (So if you don't bring an animal friend, you'll have a chance to make one anyway!)

Located on a former horse farm, this lovely retreat also offers pet owners the option to bring their animals along for the stay. Complimentary food and water bowls, organic treats, pet beds await you in your room, guaranteeing your dog's stay won't be any hassle at all..

Plan a visit between June and October to have your pup participate in "Yappy Hour," which includes drinks and dog treats. This thoughtful Southern resort gets two paws up!

6. Surfsand Resort - Cannon Beach, Oregon

Looking to enjoy miles of pristine beach with your good boy or girl by your side? The Surfsand Resort in Cannon Beach, Oregon is the ideal place to relax with your toes in the sand - while your pup wags its tail.

The luxuries on offer at this beachfront resort stand out - the complimentary lantern in your room that you can take with you on your nightly walk along the beach, or the warm cinnamon roll waiting you on your balcony in the morning.

The Surfsand Pet Pals Program is a huge hit. Reservations that include your pet will come with a welcome basket featuring a pet bed, towel, doggie bags, and food and water bowls. There is even a paw wash located at the head of the beach path, making a stay at the Surfsand Resort the total package for you and your pup!

If you're planning a vacation soon, there's no need to leave your pet behind. Plenty of adventures await both of you at these acomodating resorts!

Surfsand Resort beach