If you are a dog lover and owner, then you know the feeling of leaving behind the ones we love to gallivant off on a vacation while they go to a kennel or stay at home with a house sitter. There is always a tinge of guilt as you say goodbye and give them a last pat – and it’s amazing how they know what an open suitcase on the bed means! As more and more people begin traveling with their pets, hotels are responding with dog-friendly services and perks. Private jet travel is the perfect way to bring your furry friend along. They will be thrilled to accompany you and you will be able to fully enjoy your vacation with them by your side. (This list will be limited to the United States to avoid FAA rules and regulations about bringing an animal overseas or across borders.)
The Pacific Northwest is known for dog-friendliness so for an urban vacation that will let you bring your pooch most everywhere you go, visit Portland via private jet travel. There are many restaurants and hotels that will let you stay accompanied by your dog. We recommend Hotel Monaco in downtown Portland. This whimsical hotel has dog sitting and walking services, and even spiritual readings for more celestial minded canines. You can stroll the Willamette Riverfront walkway or visit one of the many urban shopping neighborhoods that welcome dogs in restaurants and cafes.
Sanibel Island, Florida
The staff at the Castaways resort on Sanibel Island, Florida loves dogs and gives them as warm a welcome as any human guest. The Castaways even welcomes cats and birds! Their waterfront accommodations have ceramic tile floors so you don’t need to fret about getting the carpet dirty and there is a dedicated dog-washing site at the marina. Sanibel Island allows dogs on the beach with a few simple rules. For relaxing atmosphere where you can frolic on the beach with Fido, visit Florida via private jet travel.
Home to the Solairus Aviation West Coast headquarters, Sonoma County’s Petaluma is a super pet-friendly destination. In Petaluma, take your pup to DairyDell Canine, where they can be a sheepdog for a day and practice their shepherding skills. Many hotels in Sonoma County are pet-friendly including the hip Metro, in downtown Petaluma. Enjoy the food, and bring the dog, to renowned Della Fattoria for beautiful fresh baked bread and local farm to table fare, with some of the prettiest lattes and cappuccinos around.
Coronado Island, California
On an island across the bay from San Diego, the Loew’s Coronado Beach Resort is a world unto itself with a marina and a walkway to Silver Strand State Beach. The Loew’s offers a dog and surf package that gives you a chance to share the waves with your dog. It’s a doggy surfing lesson and includes doggy board shorts, a surf and turf dinner and a copy of The Dog’s Guide to Surfing.
Bachelor Gulch, Beaver Creek Mountain, Colorado
Mountain-minded dogs will love the twice daily hikes available at the Ritz Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, especially since they can end their day with an in-room massage and bath. The Ritz-Carlton also provides your dog an overstuffed dog bed along with an extensive room service menu featuring three sumptuous choices to spoil your dog, including liver “kisses.” This resort is part of an exclusive enclave on Beaver Creek Mountain and even boasts a St. Bernard Canine Ambassador. So visit Bachelor Gulch via private jet travel for a vacation you and your pup will not forget.