There’s no need to leave your furry friends behind when you head to leafy New Hampshire. Pack the puppies or the kittens for a few fun days in the Granite State. Enjoy relaxing walks through quaint towns and seaside retreats with your four-legged friends in tow. Leave baskets at home and snuggle up in these pet-friendly hotels in New Hampshire.
Seeking a base camp for exploring Mount Washington Valley? Your pups are welcome at the Residence Inn by Marriott. You’ll breakfast for free in the lobby while your suite’s well-equipped kitchen has stacks of storage space for pet essentials. Bring a doggie vest in the summer, and extra blankets in winter so you can set off to explore the snow-covered hillsides of Wildcat Mountain, or the clear waters of the Lost River Gorge nearby.
Who says you can’t treat a D.O.G to a B&B? The Spruce Mountain Lodge and Cottages in North Conway is surrounded by serene foliage and enough hiking trails to exhaust even the most energetic canine. All the White Mountain cabins are pet-friendly, but for an extra treat, book one of the Jacuzzi Bungalows; the in-room whirlpool tub and warming gas fire are the best places to relax when you return footsore (and paw-sore) from a long, invigorating walk.
Here’s a fine boutique hotel that’ll roll over for hounds in historic New Hampshire. Port Inn and Suites Portsmouth is as pet-friendly as it comes, as it’s geared towards business travelers. Expect a desk station, the usual business-center amenities, and an on-site dog walking area: your doted-upon darling can get their business done while you’re engaged in yours. When the workday is over, step out for a fruity Oregon Pinot Noir with oysters at Martingale Wharf by the harbor.
Red Jacket Mountain View Resort, with its indoor water park, is a family retreat in the White Mountains, where waterfalls cascade over rocks. When they say family, they mean four-legged members as well. A dog-friendly room is available for up to two good boys (or girls) – and they’ll settle right in with bowls, beds, blankets, treats, and cleanup bags. Not only will your dogs enjoy their own amenities inside, but the hiking trails outside will provide them with lots of scent-sniffing exploration fun.
Need to bring an extra guest with you on your business trip to Boston? Stay at TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Manchester and it’ll be a breeze. Frequent-flier dogs will adore the free shuttle to and from Manchester airport; a quick way to go from window seat to comfy studio suite. After a restorative nap, ease away jet lag with a slow stroll around Canobie Lake Park or the Horse Hill Nature Preserve; two fine green spaces close to the hotel.
Why forgo the creature comforts of home when traveling? At Great Island Inn you’ll enjoy apartment-style living that feels cozy and familiar – familiar that is if your home was built in the 1820s on beautiful New Castle island. If you’re interested in finding the best cafes in town or the park with the best sticks for playing fetch, then this hotel’s clued-up, personalized concierge service is at the ready to point you in the direction of the finest spaces to run free.
The good news: this place has dog-friendly rooms with two queen beds, as well as a dedicated pet-walking area on-site. More good news: the Manchester area has so much to do you’ll have to book a return trip to see it all. The Riverwalk area downtown has cafes and restaurants with lots of outdoor seating – or if you want to stay closer to home hit the South Manchester Trail by Willow Street for a little exercise, then mooch around the local shops with your pooch.
While most hotels have dog-friendly rooms, Top Notch Inn deserves its name for inviting any well-behaved domestic animal to stay with you (within reason – no pythons). Dogs, cats, goldfish, and small caged pets are welcome here to enjoy the mountain views from your suite. If you and your pet friends don’t spot a majestic moose while exploring the nearby Great North Woods be sure to grab a selfie with the lifesize specimen at the inn’s entrance.
Got a good boy who needs a good place to stay? The Glen House Hotel will have a dog bed and bowl in your suite for your arrival. Not that you’ll spend much time in your contemporary Shaker-style suite. The outdoor fire pit with its views of the mountains will tempt you to spend time admiring your surroundings. If it’s a little too chilly for you and your pal, hop in the car and cruise the Mt Washington Auto Road to earn an exclusive “This Car Climbed Mount Washington” bumper sticker.
If you dream of attending Dartmouth (or at least visiting its campus) there’s no better place to stay than Six South St Hotel. Pick out a classic novel from the library and lose yourself in its pages as you pick from the great wine selection in the cocktail lounge. Meanwhile, it’s a dog’s life for your pet, hanging out in your sumptuous suite. This lovely hotel loads up your room with chewable treats for your canine, while you check the list of dog-friendly parks to visit in its vicinity.
New Hampshire’s Lakes Region is a breath of fresh air for city folk – and Lake Opechee Inn and Spa is the place to base yourself. You’ll get to breakfast with all the canine guests; for you, a delicious continental affair. After eating, meet the dogs who run (around) the inn and then get stuck into your suite’s welcome basket. Your Tree View room with a built-in window seat is the perfect spot for your pup to relax while you sneak down to the spa for a massage.
Free breakfast? Check. Indoor pool? Check. A separate queen bed for your pet so they can hog the covers all they want? Double check. Hampton Inn and Suites has a sweet deal on a pet-friendly room. When you wake up, you’ll find you’re just a short walk to downtown Exeter along the Squamscott River. If your pet is straining at the leash, make the drive north to Henderson-Swasey Town Forest for secluded trails and plenty of aromas to sniff and follow.
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