From quaint mountain towns to buzzin’ city life, Colorado is brimming with options when you’re craving a quick getaway. And in such a dog-friendly state, you rarely have to leave your furry companion behind! It’s pretty easy to find accommodations that will welcome Fido with open paws, but if you want him to be treated like real rover royalty, start your staycation search here. From spa services to complimentary treats, these Colorado hotels that allow dogs go above and beyond to make sure you have a barking good time.
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The Little Nell, Aspen
While you hit the slopes, your pup will be snuggling in the lap of luxury at The Little Nell. Furry frens are treated like VIPs by the staff, who are yappy to take them for a stroll before delivering a special meal of carrots, brown rice, and scrambled eggs with ground beef, chicken breast, or salmon to the room. A Puppy Jet Lag Kit comes with a doggie bed for your pup to snooze off the food coma and a branded leash to take home as a souvenir.
The Stanley, Estes Park
Perhaps most famous for inspiring Stephen King’s The Shining (or starring as a film location for Dumb and Dumber, depending on your preferred genre), The Stanley in Estes Park is an easy weekend escape only 1.5 hours from Denver. Before setting off to climb nearby Crosier Mountain, snag some homemade peanut butter and banana dog biscuits from the lobby—perfect hiking fuel for your furry companion. The historic boutique hotel also provides plush dog beds and bowls for food and water, so the only thing you have to worry about is a potentially haunted room. No biggie.
Hotel Teatro, Denver
If you and puppo are more cosmopawlitan than outdoorsy, book a #SelfCareStaycation at Hotel Teatro. Often called Denver’s most dog-friendly hotel, the staff is known to arrange pawdicures and canine massages for their fluffy guests. They also host occasional events, such as puppy brunch and family portraits, to benefit local rescue organizations. Best of all, there are no weight or breed restrictions, and all dogs stay free! What’s not to ruv?
Hotel Monaco, Denver
Part of the nationwide Kimpton brand, Hotel Monaco in Denver is a home away from home for you and your hound. Beds, food and water bowls, and mats are provided free of charge, along with a list of nearby pooch-friendly establishments and door hangers that alert staff to the presence your furry roommate. Got a social butterfly on your hands? Doggos are welcome to the nightly wine reception.
The Lodge at Breckenridge, Breckenridge
When you arrive at The Lodge at Breckenridge, you might be greeted by Dagen, the chocolate Lab who serves as Director of Pet Relations. Book with the hotel’s Happy Hound package to receive a doggy bowl, placemat, and treat on arrival—in addition to a special callout on its “Dogs in House” board at the front desk. Woof about star treatment.
Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs
At Cheyenne Mountain Resort, you and pup’ll get a taste of both city and mountain life. This resort serves up stunning natural beauty, which you can savor on your private balcony. There’s also a 35-acre lake, ideal for fishing and swimming. Wanna unwind with some wine and apps? Chill on the restaurant patio with your pooch. Dogs up to 80 lbs are allowed for a fee of $35 per pet per night.
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