Seeking recommendations for dog friendly spas/retreats
November 24, 2012 10:05 AM   Subscribe

I need to relax! And I want to bring my dog. I'm looking for a wellness spa/retreat that is dog friendly.

I know these places exist, though I've never been to one: a spa or retreat in a beautiful natural setting that offers activities like hiking/walking or yoga classes, healthy meals are provided, there's massages, etc.

The thing is, I'd like to bring my dog with me. Do you know of any such place that's also dog friendly? Bonus points for a place that's *really* dog friendly... for example: you can bring your dog on the guided hikes that the retreat offers. And because I'd like to drive instead of fly, I'm looking for a spa/resort in California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, or New Mexico.
posted by grayber to Travel & Transportation (7 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
This isn't exactly what you're asking for but it's the closest thing I know of: Camp Winnaribbun. I haven't been there but they were favorably mentioned in The Bark a few months ago.
posted by workerant at 10:54 AM on November 24, 2012

Have you checked out Carefree Resort in Carefree, AZ? I don't know the details of their pet policy, but they used to offer the Deluxe Doggie Package.

The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, Chandler, Arizona allows pets up to 80 pounds on the first floor, and offers "Adventures for Pets".

In CA, there's the Sweetwater Spa & Inn in Mendocino. Supposed to be some walking trails. There's Solange Calistoga in Calistoga, which has a pet program as well as yoga and fitness training and a spa.
posted by magstheaxe at 11:00 AM on November 24, 2012 [1 favorite]

Seconding Sweetwater. Mendocino is trying to build a pet friendly tourism industry and you can take your well behaved dog to a lot of restaurants and there are tons of places to walk them there too.
posted by fshgrl at 11:57 AM on November 24, 2012 [1 favorite]

The Langham in Pasadena is a fancy hotel that allows dogs. They have a spa on site but it is more of a resort hotel in a nice city than in nature.
posted by dottiechang at 12:22 PM on November 24, 2012

In Sedona AZ there is The Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa which is pet friendly for a $50 non refundable fee for pets 50lbs and under. We got a good deal online and it was a pleasure staying there. I plan to go back some day and thought it was worth the expense. That part of the state is really lovely and there are lots of awesome trails and hikes. Dogs can join you at outdoor patios there I think. Nice dramatic drive to there as well.
posted by dog food sugar at 12:33 PM on November 24, 2012

Hyatt Tamaya Resort & Spa in Albuquerque
Ten Thousand Waves in Santa Fe
posted by mon-ma-tron at 9:21 PM on November 24, 2012

Red Mountain Resort in Utah might work for you. Bonus: if you have time, swing by Best Friends to stay, tour, and volunteer (did this last year when visiting Zion and it was awesome).
posted by melissasaurus at 1:19 PM on November 25, 2012

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