12 Stays of Christmas
FIDO Friendly|Fall/Winter 2019
Walking in a winter wonderland takes on a whole new meaning when you and your dog spend the holiday season at one of these Fido-friendly hotels.
Paris Permenter and John Bigley

If “Ho, ho, ho” sounds like a call to “holiday, holiday, holiday,” then you and your dog are in luck. Whether you are planning for some dashing through the snow—or a warm-weather respite from the cold--, you’ll find plenty of Fido-friendly resorts to make your holiday getaway a gift that will never be forgotten.

CHRISTMAS AT THE CASTLE

The iconic Fairmont Banff Springs, tucked in the Canadian Rockies, celebrates Christmas at the Castle and welcomes you and Fido to join in the fun. The hotel’s Canine Ambassador, Bear, greets visitors and makes sure your dog is welcomed with a bed, bowl and treats. With the Christmas at the Castle package, you can also enjoy an in-room Christmas tree and, throughout the season, the resort is decked out in holiday style, a perfect backdrop for merry photos of your dog-friendly getaway. Winter fun includes snowy dog walks on the grounds of the “Castle in the Rockies” that has greeted guests for over 125 years. Fairmont Banff Springs, 405 Spray Ave., Banff, Alberta, Canada T1L 1J4; (403) 762 2211; .fairmont.com.

BIG APPLE FESTIVITIES

All through The High Line Hotel, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse—because the dog guests are tired after a day of holiday fun. This historic Manhattan hotel is located on Clement Clarke Moore’s 17th-century estate, the site where the author penned “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” The fun kicks off with a Christmas tree lighting on December 4 but the holiday spirit continues all month. Fetch a dog treat in the lobby on your way to the nearby Chelsea Waterside Dog Park. When you return, you and your dog can grab a drink at Ingo’s, the hotel bar that features non-alcoholic dog beer served in a travel bowl for you to take on your next adventure. The High Line Hotel, 180 10th Ave., New York, NY 10011; (212) 929-3888; thehighlinehotel.com.

YULETIDES AT YOSEMITE

A 35-foot-tall tree joins carolers, keepsake ornament workshops, outdoor ice skating, and more at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite. Recently adding Fido-friendly Explorer Cabins, with nature trails just outside your door, this 75-acre resort adjacent to Yosemite National Park’s south gate is a winter wonderland for dog walking in an evergreen forest. After a day of fun, your dog can enjoy curling up in a dog bed, enjoying his toy or gourmet biscuit, all part of the pet package. Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, 1122 Hwy. 41, Fish Camp, CA 93623; (559) 683-6555; tenayalodge.com.

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