“Shush” Sydney’s Off to Hit the Slopes of Fabulous Vail, CO!

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“Shush” Sydney’s Off to Hit the Slopes of Fabulous Vail, CO!

January 15, 2014

G’Day Mates!
Ahhhh, it’s the time of year that Sydney here spends the rest of the year lookin’ forward to.  Sun, Fun & Snow!  (Perfect weather to snuggle up, if you catch my drift).

 

I’m takin’ a bit o’ time to explore the wintertime wonders of beautiful and very pet friendly Vail, Colorado.  And mates, a more pet friendly atmosphere is hard to find.  Let’s settle in, shall we?  Hmmmm.  Looks like there are options for any mood and any budget.

 

HOTELS:

Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Apex Vail allows 1 pet under 50 lbs for $25 per night. They have a limited number of pet-friendly rooms so be sure to call ahead.

Four Seasons Vail wil welcome pets (up to 20lbs) for no additional fee. There is no limit to the number of pets allowed per room.

The Lodge At Vail At Rockresort accepts any size pets for $50 per night. Cats and exotic animals are not accepted..

Vail Cascade Resort & Spa - Destination Hotels & Resorts allows up to 2 dogs (50 lbs or less) for an additional fee $25 per pet per night.  Dogs must be crated if left unattended.They do not accept cats. 

Austria Haus Hotel allows up to 2 dogs of any size in 5 of their guest rooms for an additional fee of $50 per night. They do not accept pit bulls or cats

The Arrabelle At Vail Square allows up to 2 dogs of any size per guest room for an additional fee of $50 per pet per night.

Evergreen Lodge At Vail allows up to 2 dogs of any size per guest room for an additional fee of $25 per pet per night.

Vail Mountain Haus allows 1 cat or dog of any size in 6 selected guest rooms for an additional fee of $50 per night. Vaccination records are required at the time of check-in.

Vail Mountain Lodge And Spa  allows up to 2 pets of any size for a $25 fee. Pets are not allowed in the condominiums.

 

We always try to give you the best info available but don't forget to double check these policies because they are always subject to change!  There are also plenty of cabins and private homes available to rent weekly so check out Vacation Rentals By Owner / vrbo.com for more opptions. 

 

Now that that’s settled, this pup could use some grub!

RESTAURANTS:

Bart & Yeti's offers tasty American cuisine in Vail and welcomes dogs. Enjoy an afternoon beer with your pooch at Bart & Yeti's.

Up the Creek is a dog-friendly creekside restaurant overlooking the beautiful Vail scenery and is famous for their tasty Truffle fries!

La Bottega is a casual place for pizza and salads. They have a water bowl out for dogs, and the entire patio is pet friendly.

The Westside Cafe, a Vail restaurant that loves dogs!  Each one gets their very own dog bowl filled with refreshing, rocky mountain water to quinch their thirst while their humans quinch their appetite.  Their breakfast is one of  the best in town  and their lunch and dinner menu offer a variety of salads and sandwiches and casual appetizers to delicious entrees. Something for everybody at reasonable prices. 

Vendetta's Italian Restaurant is a landmark in Vail. The staff is friendly and the management is attentive. They are pet friendly too!

La Tour will astound you with fabulous French food and wine pairings. Bring Fido along - even if he's not a French poodle!

Blue Moose Pizza is dog-friendly and offers delicious pizzas in a quaint environment.

Old Forge Pizza offers a large variety of topping combinations for your pizza in a quiet pet friendly location.

 

Ahhh, Vail sure caters to us pets.  But after all that snackin’ this pup needs a little exercise.  And pups, have we got the choices!

 

DOG PARKS:

Stephens Park Off Leash Dog Park Bring your pet to play off-leash in this no-frills unfenced Vail park with beautiful scenery.

Bighorn Park Off Leash Dog Park  pets are welcome to play off-leash in this beautiful open space in East Vail.

 

TRAILS:

Some serious hiking here and really best explored in July and August but worth mentioning...

Booth Falls and Lake Trail : Booth Falls and Lake Trail is a 8-mile hike in the White River National Forest that will take about 7 hours round-trip. When visiting Vail, the hike up this 60-foot waterfall is a must. It's not easy, but the views are worth the 3000 foot uphill climb. If you're not feeling THAT ambitious, you can cut the time (and elevation) in half by turning back once you reach the falls.

Up the Creek Pitkin Lake TrailPitkin Lake Trail is a 8.8 mile hike in White River National Forest that will take about 7 hours to complete. This steep trail will take you to Pitkin Lake and affords views of the beautiful mountain range.

 

ADOPTION:

Want to adopt a pet while in Vail?  Visit the Eagle Valley Humane Scoiety.  They have been helping pets get adopted since 1973!

ENJOY VAIL, CO!

 

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