Pet friendly Hotels
We don't go far without Moose the Pug by our side and, finding pet friendly hotels along the way, has been an exciting challenge.
Featured here are properties that have comfort and style, and also come with a stamp of approval from Moosie.
THE FERG, PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY ONT.
Prince Edward County is quickly becoming the coolest destination for a quick getaway (from Toronto). The drive is only about 2 hours and you're suddenly transported to charming towns filled with antiques and vineyards. It was also recently named the Gastronomic capital of Ontario by the Globe and Mail. It's no wonder The Drake Hotel set up an outpost there in 2015 and more and more charming Airbnbs are popping up by the second. Our favourite place to stay is the lovely and charming The Ferg PEC. Owned by Anna and Jaime who have been friends for over 25 years, it's totally Insta-worthy, very dog friendly and a great place to base yourself out of to check out all that Prince Edward County has to offer: Traynor Vinyard is family run and makes a great Pet Nat, Grange of Prince Edward County for a picnic amongst the vines, The Parlour Studio botanical boutique, and County Collective a collaborative hub for Canadian creatives in the heart of Prince Edward County.
WYTHE HOTEL, BROOKLYN NY
Every time we go to Brooklyn we stay at the Wythe Hotel. With its 13′ high original timber ceilings and custom made Flavor Paper wallpaper by Dan Funderburgh, it checks off all the design boxes. Add to that stellar service, and rooms that are so dog friendly, that you'll want to move in! The floors are polished concrete and the walls solid brick which means that spilled water bowls, and dogs that might have a bit more to say than others, will fit right in. Grab an arepa to go, and head to The Bushwick Collective for a years worth of #streetart shots for your pup's Instagram. A nice stroll from The Bushwick Collective will take you to Little Skips Cafe where you can get coffee and art (and a gluten free grilled cheese sandwich if you're still hungry). If you have a crate-trained pup, and you are keen to venture out for some adult time, then I would recommend my all time favourite restaurant The Four Horsemen; a neighborhood restaurant serving small plates in snug digs.
SCRIBNER'S LODGE, HUNTER NY (THE CATSKILLS)
Nestled in the hills of Hunter, Scribner's Catskill Lodge is an all-season resort that is super dog friendly. A large cedar deck wraps around the dining room (Prospect Restaurant and Lounge) and, when we arrived, every other table had a dog lounging below it. Moose joined us for breakfast every morning as we planned out the day's adventures. There is also a beautiful lounge area complete with a large fireplace and books on books on books; you can grab a drink at the bar and settle in there for a good snuggle. In the mornings, the Mountain Concierge is available to show you where the best places to hike are. And, they will even take into consideration the abilities of your dog and guide you to the best place for your pup's activity level. If you're planning on venturing out for food and drinks, the Wayside Cider tap room has a large outdoor space where you can enjoy a local cider and charcuterie board with the whole fam! Another must do is a drive along the Hudson to Kingston for lunch on the (very small) patio at Brunette Wine Bar. Decade-long Catskill weekenders, Jamie and Tracy Kennard have converted a former barber shop into a bar they like to call home; natural wines, beer, cider, cheese, meats, savory snacks, and a true love for pink prevail at Brunette.
THE LUDLOW HOTEL, NEW YORK CITY
The Lower East Side is always a good place to stay in NYC. The Ludlow is the perfect location from which to plan your New York road map. The rooms are quiet and the service is fantastic; upon our arrival we had Moose's fresh food waiting for us in our mini bar. The lobby bar & lounge is cool and cozy, grab a coffee from Ludlow Coffee Supply a few doors down and settle in with your pup to energize for the day ahead. If you're up early enough (before the shops open) you can stroll around the LES and check out the 100 Gates project. The project works by connecting local artists and merchants to collaborate on original murals that are painted on roll down security gates on the outside of these businesses. A lot of Moose's Friday graffiti shots are taken here. When you're out for a stroll, pick up some cupcakes from Erin McKenna's Bakery NYC and then head to the Tompkins Square Dog Run to make some new friends!
THE ARNOLD HOUSE, LIVINGSTON MANOR NY (THE CATSKILLS)
We visited The Arnold House when it probably should have been warm, but we ended up with about a foot of snow on the ground. Because the weather took a turn we decided not to unpack our bikes but rather to stay inside permanently and enjoy the unbelievably cozy sun-room at The Arnold House. The Tavern supplied us with endless trays of smoked trout dip and cheddar hush puppies while we stayed warm by the wood stove. It's the perfect place to snuggle up with you pup and a good book or a board game. If you happen upon warmer weather at The Arnold House there is an infinite supply of outdoor activities available to you near by. Also, Wayside Cider is equal distance between The Arnold House and Scribner's so definitely worth a visit again.
THE SOHO GRAND HOTEL, NEW YORK CITY
The Soho Grand is about as dog friendly as it gets with a super posh dog run next door that is open to hotel guests only (you can access it with your room key). When you book your stay be sure so mention that your furry friend(s) will be joining you and they will make sure the room is made up with organic treats from Bocce’s Bakery, bedding, food & water bowls, and doggy bags. The Salon offers a full-day menu (I recommend joining them for brunch) and allows you to dine along side your dog. Just make sure that they don't hop up on the couch! The location, of course, is great for checking out all the shops scattered throughout Soho. Moose, and pups alike, receive a warm welcome and lots of love at the Glossier Showroom, and we're always sure to take the subway up to Columbus Circle to check out all of the latest dog duds at Dog & Co.