Pet Friendly Virginia Getaways

If you’re like most pet parents, you probably spoil your pet, showering him with love and affection. So when you go on vacation, you want to stay at a pet friendly accommodation that offers special amenities for both you and your pet.

No matter what type of vacation you’re planning, Virginia is an amazing destination. Not only do many of the accommodations welcome your pet, but they also treat him like a guest and provide special pet perks. Plus, the staff is more than happy to recommend places that you and your dog can go together-making your vacation even more special. Although there are many pet friendly lodging options in Virginia, the following are just a few accommodations where the staff loves pets as much as you do and treats them like part of the family.

Sandbridge Realty Vacation Rentals – Offering the perfect family vacation getaway, Sandbridge Realty manages 43 pet friendly rental homes that welcome dogs in Sandbridge Beach, located in the southern part of Virginia Beach. (Sorry, but cats aren’t allowed.) When you check in your pet friendly vacation home, your dog will receive complimentary bowls. The staff can also recommend local dog parks where you and your dog can run and play.

Hopkins Ordinary Bed & Breakfast – Located in Sperryville, this pet friendly bed and breakfast Inn welcomes pets in the Garden Cottage. When you check in, your furry companion will receive complimentary pet bowls. Feel free to ask the staff about pet friendly walking routes. Not only can they provide maps of the area, but they can also suggest the most scenic areas and customize a route for your dog.

Holladay House Bed and Breakfast – This pet friendly bed and breakfast Inn, located in the town of Orange, welcomes pets in the Garden Room. Upon check-in, your dog or cat will receive a welcome basket, which includes bowls, treats and a toy. If you love taking your dog everywhere, you’re in luck. Visit the wineries, which allow you to bring your dog. (The staff provides free winery passes.) Or stop by one of the outdoor eateries that allow dogs.

Washington Suites Alexandria – Located minutes from Old Town Alexandria, this pet friendly hotel welcomes pets in designated suites. You’ll feel at home in these accommodations, which offer plenty of room for even the largest dog. Cook your pet’s favorite foods in the fully equipped kitchen. Walk your dog in the hotel’s designated areas, or ask the staff to recommend local dog parks. Visit Old Town Alexandria, and relax at a restaurant that allows dogs in the outdoor dining area.

Iris Inn – This pet friendly retreat, located in Waynesboro and overlooking the Shenandoah Valley from a 12-acre Blue Ridge mountaintop, welcomes dogs in the Deep Woods Cottage and the Garden Path Cottage. (Sorry, but cats aren’t allowed.) You and your dog can relax in these spacious accommodations and enjoy the beautiful, woodsy surroundings. Explore downtown Waynesboro, which provides areas for dog walking, or visit some of the wineries and breweries that allow dogs.

Stay-Over Suites – Located in Hopewell, this pet friendly hotel offers your pet tons of love and makes him feel at home. When you check in, your dog or cat will receive complimentary toys. The staff also loves to give out treats. (Your pet probably won’t mind.) You can walk your dog in the designated, pets allowed areas on the hotel property. But make sure you also ask the staff to recommend local dog parks, so your dog can run and play.