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If your furry friends are like members of the family, the thought of leaving them behind when you travel may be enough to make you want to stay home. But the good news is, if you’re traveling in North Carolina, you can bring your fur babies with you to these pet-friendly hotels and resorts. Some even offer special amenities like dog walks, loaner pet beds, and canine concierges at no extra charge. So next time you have to hit the road, don’t hesitate to bring Fido along with you!
When you’re staying in Asheville with your dog or cat, you’ll definitely want to stay at the Aloft Hotel in downtown Asheville. In fact, you may want to plan a trip to the city just to stay there! In addition to large, modern guest rooms with beautiful views of downtown, this popular pet-friendly hotel in Asheville also provides lots of extras for your furry friend including food and water dishes, a signature dog bed, a dog toy, and even a locally baked dog treat. There’s also a dog walk with artificial turf on the hotel’s rooftop deck, where guests can take their dogs for some exercise. The hotel even houses foster dogs one at a time until they are adopted. But perhaps the best part of staying at this hotel is there’s no extra pet fee, so your dog stays free!
Located in the Third Ward neighborhood of uptown Charlotte, the Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel combines a modern vibe with the welcoming hospitality of the old South and is located within walking distance to many of the city’s attractions including the Bank of America Stadium and the Charlotte Convention Center. In addition to having a Director of Pet Relations on-hand, the hotel also offers loaner pet beds, food, water bowls and mats in your room, complimentary poop bags, and a concierge list of nearby restaurants and other businesses that are pet-friendly.
The Park on Main, an upscale rustic hotel located appropriately on Main Street in Highlands, offers luxury suites with large beds, separate living areas, large bathrooms, and views of the hotel’s garden area. The hotel’s mascot, a black Scottish terrier named Mr. Pickles, greats the guests and lets them know it’s a pet-friendly establishment from the moment they walk in. Your furry friend will also find more goodies for him or her in the room – a Mackenzie-Childs dog bowl and a comfy Orvis dog bed.
Located just down the street from UNC-Chapel Hill, lies Fearrington Village, a former dairy farm that is now home to a plethora of shops, restaurants, spas and The Fearrington House Inn. Offering both modern amenities and the charms of a southern farm, the hotel’s thirty-two guest rooms are decorated with antique furniture and luxury linens and offer views of the garden and pastures just outside. Although they do charge a $50 pet fee per pet, per night, you’ll get some special perks like treats at turndown service, complimentary treats and toys for purchase at the Village’s shops, and pet-friendly restaurants on-site.
The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary offers memorable experiences for guests in a retreat-like atmosphere that is still close to all of the amenities and conveniences of the Raleigh-Durham area. In addition to luxurious guest rooms, a 24-hour concierge service, a full-service bar and restaurant, and live nightly entertainment, the hotel also offers a special enclosed playground area for your furry friends called DogWoods. They also offer water bowls, dog beds, treats, and complimentary tennis balls with a flat pet fee of $200.
Located right in the middle of uptown Charlotte, The Westin Hotel offers spacious guest rooms and health-centered amenities like an indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, customized running routes, loaner workout gear, an Eat Well menu in the on-site restaurant, and even fresh honey made from bees that are housed on the hotel’s third-floor rooftop. Pets will also have a great visit here since there’s no pet fee and they’ll get a welcome kit, food bowls with a mat, and a comfy Westin Heavenly Dog Bed.
The Residence Inn Wilmington Landfall is conveniently located close to many popular Wilmington attractions including Airlie Gardens, Mayfaire Town Center, Battleship North Carolina and the beach. In addition to large, apartment-style suites with full kitchens and separate living areas, the hotel also offers a bit of southern charm with its large veranda and oversized rocking chairs that overlook the beautiful courtyard and pool. For a non-refundable pet fee of $100, your furry friends are also welcome and will enjoy going for a walk on the several trails that are nearby to the hotel.