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Guests of Hotel Talisa enjoying the dog-friendly amenities. Image courtesy of Amanda McNally

10 Dog-Friendly Colorado Hotels

Taking a luxurious vacation (or staycation) with your four-legged friend has never been easier, thanks to these dog-loving hotels, resorts, and lodges.

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The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs

This famed resort goes all in on pampering your dog. In addition to a brochure of nearby walks and hikes for Fido, the Broadmoor has a pet-specific menu with delectable treats, snacks, and entrees—like a beef dinner with garden vegetables and sweet potatoes ($4 per 16 oz dish)—available for order at any time of day or night. You and your pup can work off the room service indulgences at the nearby Garden of the Gods—which, in addition to towering red stone formations and awe-inspiring views of Pikes Peak, boasts an off-leash area (south of Gateway Road) where your dog can have his own little adventure. Pet Fee: $75 per pet, per night (two pets max)

The Village Hotel in Breckenridge

This newly-renovated gem—bordered by the White River National Forest and Maggie Pond—sets the stage for some excellent outdoor bonding with your pooch. While dogs are prohibited from the Cucumber Gulch wildlife preserve, they can still enjoy the view (think: moose, deer, elk) as they glide over in the pet-friendly Breckenridge Ski Resort gondola. If you two are in search of something a bit more physical, there’s no shortage of dog-friendly hiking trails. We recommend the challenging Crystal Lakes trail, where picturesque wildflowers bloom between June and September and you can cool off in the trail-adjacent creek. Pet Fee: $35 per dog per night (two dogs max) and $150 refundable deposit; allowed in rooms only (not suites)

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The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park

Whether you want to bring your furry friend along for a stroll through Estes Park’s charming village or for protection from the rumored ghosts, your dog will make a splendid addition at this historic hotel. As well as complimentary bowls and beds, your pup can relish the homemade peanut-butter-and-banana treats located in the hotel’s opulent lobby. Be sure to explore the nearby Lake Estes trail which loops around the titular, crystal-blue reservoir. Best of all, the trail is preceded by the Estes Dog Park, where your hound can make some new friends. Pet Fee: $75 per night for dogs under 50 pounds; $125 per night for two dogs under a combined weight of 75 pounds; additional $100 deep cleaning fee if stay is longer than five nights

Hotel Jerome in Aspen

Equal parts welcoming and accommodating, this lavish resort has dog-friendliness down to a science. In your room, you’ll find complimentary beds and bowls tailored to your pet’s size, as well as a menu of home-made canine fare the hotel will deliver directly from local pet store C.B. Paws. Best of all, if your pooch is third-wheeling a romantic weekend, the hotel’s concierge will happily look after him or her while you enjoy a date night. Pet Fee: $100 per stay (up to two dogs of any size)

Hotel Teatro in Downtown Denver

If, like many dog-obsessed Coloradans, you would rather spoil your furry companion than yourself, plan a stay at this central Denver hotel. While there’s no human spa, the boutique hotel is partnered with a nearby certified canine massage therapist to pamper your pup. Choose from a calming relaxation massage or a more specialized treatment to ease your dog’s recovery from an injury or surgery. Be sure to book a “pawdicure” through Hotel Teatro at nearby pet spa Dog Savvy to give your pup the full treatment. Bonus: no pet fees.

Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs’ famed hot springs may not welcome dogs (yet), but the Jess Weaver trailhead is a less than a 10-minute drive from this 126 year-old hotel. Also known as the No Name Trail, the 6.7-mile trail is over-flowing with features for your pooch to explore on-leash, including waterfalls, old mining sites, creeks and cliffs. After your adventure, order dinner from the Baron’s restaurant, and the hotel will bring your food to the lobby, where you can dine with your dog. For dessert, treat your furry companion to a complimentary Milk-Bone biscuit. Pet Fee: $50 per day per dog (2 dogs max)

The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Downtown Denver

This Denver institution has been delighting visitors with its opulent charms for 127 years (or nearly 900 dog years). The historic hotel’s luxury features extend seamlessly to its canine guests with complimentary memory foam (!!) bedding, bowls, and readily-available treats. Best of all, the ornate surroundings make stunning backdrops for photos to fill your dog’s burgeoning instagram account. Pet Fee: $100 refundable deposit for one dog under 60 pounds

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The Ruby of Crested Butte

Your dog might feel more at home than you at this cosy bed and breakfast. Innkeepers Chris and Andrea Greene cater to canine visitors with deluxe dog beds, plush blankets, and homemade treats. The non-existent pet fee means you can donate that extra cash to local animal-welfare groups and shelters, an option the couple gives guests upon check-in. Should you be able to pry your pup from their lavish accommodations, the bed and breakfast’s in-town location means you can treat him or her to a cookie at the nearby pet store Mountain Tails post-hike. No pet fee

The Hotel Columbia in Telluride

The Hotel Columbia will roll out the red carpet for your best friend, starting with gourmet elk jerky treats upon arrival. You’ll also find food and water bowls, and palatial dog beds already in your room so you and Fido can get right down to exploring the charming town. The hotel’s concierge will also be prepped with pet-friendly activity recommendations like hiking the San Miguel River Trail, which runs along plenty of still-water swimming holes for water-inclined doggos. Pet Fee: $30 per dog per day

Hotel Talisa in Vail

This ski-in ski-out hotel, located at the confluence of the resplendent Vail Mountain and Gore Creek, lets dogs (and their owners) explore the great outdoors in luxury. In between hikes and swimming, treat your dog to the Pooch Pampering menu—which, in addition to delights like salmon and rice, also offers a selection of on-demand toys. The swanky, two-story fireside lounge welcomes its furry guests to keep their dining-and-imbibing owners company. From June to August, the pups themselves get waited on at Thursday’s Gore Creek Terrace Yappy Hour, where in addition to complimentary water and biscuits, they can imbibe non-alcoholic “Bowser Beers”. Pet Fee: $100 per stay (for dogs 50 pounds and under)


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