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Inspector Picks: Six Lodgings in Canada and the United States Where Pets are Welcome

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February 12, 2019
Have you ever wondered about taking your pet on vacation? You can start planning a trip with your furry friend now. Book a room or cabin at one of six favorite pet-friendly lodgings in Canada and the United States. Some hotels and resorts are in close proximity to walking trails and dog parks and providing opportunities for adventurous things to do together.
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Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge

Jasper, Canada
AAA Inspector Rating
AAA Inspector 450: While there are lots of nature adventures to be had, the fact that that the cabins are just a short walk from a wonderful waterfall is all I need.
Located 45 minutes outside of Jasper on the way to the Columbia Icefields, this popular property features several totem poles scattered throughout the grounds. Guest rooms have modest décor. The staff can book a variety of tours, from white-water rafting, helicopter, fishing, birding and canoeing tours to horseback riding. Guests also receive complimentary self-driving tour itineraries. There is a great gift shop on-site.
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seating area, red lounge chairs, green grass, rocky cliff, ocean
AAA/Inspector 557

Wickaninnish Inn

Tofino, Canada
AAA Inspector Rating
AAA Inspector 557: I marvel at how the inn is built on a rocky point with spectacular views of crashing waves during Pacific Ocean storms.
One of the hotel buildings is built on the rocks overlooking the ocean. Rooms have many extras, ranging from locally made soaps to back packs to beach blankets and an evening glass of port. When the tide is out, expect miles of sandy beach that's perfect for beachcombers. Be sure to ask for a room in the original section that overlooks the rocky shoreline; you'll get a real show when the waves come crashing in during one of Tofino's wild winter storms. The inn has a short closing each year in January.
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Paradise Gateway Bed & Breakfast & Vacation Homes

Emigrant, Montana
AAA Inspector Rating
AAA Inspector 594: The beautiful out-of-doors is so readily available with the Yellowstone River out back and hiking/biking trails out the front door.
Nestled in the majestic Absaroka Mountains along the banks of the pristine Yellowstone River, this is just minutes away from scenic Yellowstone National Park. It's a great spot for avid fishermen. This spacious country home is a great stopover if your journey takes you on to Bozeman, Big Sky, Flathead Lake or Glacier National Park. Both fully equipped guest homes and cabins, with a complete kitchen and modern bath, are available. Your gracious hosts, Pete and Carol Reed, have had the privilege of living and exploring Montana's beauty and rich resources for many years, so they are very knowledgeable about the area.
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Eclectic, bright, red, chairs, decor, vivid, art
AAA/Inspector 31

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland

Portland, Oregon
AAA Inspector Rating
AAA Inspector 31: I snicker when I note my pet's name on our reservation. Upon arrival, my furry companion is given some well-deserved special attention.
A complimentary nightly wine and beer tasting by the living room fireplace is a tradition at this creatively decorated hotel. One floor houses hypoallergenic rooms. Most guest rooms are larger than normal and all feature an eclectic décor with bright colors and a bird-themed wallpaper that is sure to make you smile.
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Moab Utah
AAA/Inspector 519

Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa

Moab, Utah
AAA Inspector Rating
AAA Inspector 39: After horseback riding, and a massage, sitting in a comfy chair with a chilled drink watching white-water rafters float down the river is how I relax.
Surrounded by red rocks on the Colorado River, the resort offers upscale rooms, family suites and baths with designer details in a "rich ranch" style. All rooms have a covered front porch. Guests will enjoy the new beach near the river and the expansive outdoor activity area. There are many family activities including a petting zoo.
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Front desk, registration, desk, art, lamp
AAA/Inspector 31

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle

Seattle, Washington
AAA Inspector Rating
AAA Inspector 31: When I find water bowls at the valet parking stand and my pet's name listed on a doggy chalk board at registration, I know my pet is welcome.
This downtown hotel has an expansive lobby decorated with chandeliers and Mediterranean-style frescoes. While the majority of the guest rooms are large, there are a few that some would find a bit small so double check when registering.
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