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

June 28, 2021
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.
Courtesy of Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge

Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge

Jasper, Canada
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 a modest design. A highlight are beds which feature triple sheeting and several pillows. The staff can book a variety of tours, from white-water rafting, helicopter excursions, 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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Wickaninnish Inn/Jeremy Koreski

Wickaninnish Inn

Tofino, Canada
AAA Inspector 557: Built on a rocky point, I always wish for stormy weather so I can take in the extravaganza of crashing Pacific Ocean waves on the rocks.
This gorgeous hotel has a wonderful sense of place with most of the beautiful wood, stone and artwork on display being from the area. Even the wine cellar is built on some of the bedrock. Make sure to wander the hotel to find all the exhibits, some which date back to the original discovery of the area. Guest rooms are found in a beachfront building and the main building which is perched on the rocks overlooking the ocean. They are impressive and the same care for detail is found with natural wood furniture, beds with super soft bedding and wonderful limited edition artwork. There are many extras, ranging from locally made soaps, back packs, Hudsons Bay blankets and rain slickers to an honor bar, complimentary snacks and an evening glass of port. Almost all have a soaker tub and fireplace. 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 594: What attracts me is that Yellowstone River is right behind the property and there are plenty of hiking and biking options right 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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AAA/Inspector 31

The Royal Sonesta Portland Downtown

Portland, Oregon
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.
Most guest rooms are larger than normal and all feature an eclectic décor with bright colors. The bird-themed wallpaper is sure to make you smile.
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AAA/Inspector 519

Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa

Moab, Utah
AAA Inspector 39: After horseback riding and a massage, I relax by sitting in a comfy chair with a chilled drink while watching white-water rafters float down the river
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 beach near the river and the expansive outdoor activity area. There are many family activities including a petting zoo.
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AAA/Inspector 31

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle

Seattle, Washington
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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