Take a Dogcation to Pet-Friendly Stowe, Vermont

September 9, 2020


Bring your four-legged best friend on your next Stowe getaway! Take in the fresh mountain air and fabulous foliage views with your furry friend by your side. With a variety of pet-friendly accommodations, activities, dining and shopping, your pet will feel right at home with you in Stowe, Vermont. 

Pet-friendly Accommodations

Pets are an important part of life here in Stowe, Vermont! It’s no wonder you’ll find many pet-friendly lodging properties in the area. Whether you stay at Commodores Inn with a lake for your pet to swim in or Stowe Cabins in the Woods for a more secluded stay, you and your pet will be welcomed.  

Insider Tip: Lodging properties offer pet-friendly packages from time-to-time. Check out Sun & Ski Inn and Suites’ package for stays through April. When you book 2 or more nights, pets stay for free!

Exploring Stowe the Pet-Friendly Way

Enjoy time with your four-legged friend breathing in the Green Mountain air on a scenic hike or stroll down the Stowe Recreation Path where your dog can cool off in the river along the way. Take your dog to new heights with a trip up the Gondola SkyRide or drive up the Auto Toll Road at Stowe Mountain Resort to see the vibrant foliage covering Stowe. There are many fall activities in the Stowe area to check out with your pet while in town.

Insider Tip: Be sure to look for and follow trail guidelines and etiquette. Dogs are required to be leashed in some areas.

Dining with Pets

In addition to hotel stays, Stowe also features many pet-friendly dining options for you and Fido, especially places with outdoor dining options especially. Savor soups and sandwiches outside with Main Street views. While strolling along the “Rec Path,” stop at pet-friendly options like Tres Amigos, Sushi Yoshi and Idletyme Brewing Co., which has a brewery on-site and often posts pets that visit their beautiful outdoor patio on their Instagram. Another great place to bring a furry friend is the von Trapp Brewing Bierhall offering majestic mountain views and fresh brews.

Insider Tip: Contact restaurants in advance to confirm indoor and outdoor dining options, make a reservation and learn about call-ahead options.

Shopping with Pets

While visiting Stowe with your pet, there are also pet-friendly stores you can stop during your daily adventures. Tangerine & Olive is a boutique with the perfect pup photo spot of the church in the background. Bring your pets into Pinnacle Ski & Sports while shopping for gear or rentals—you may even spot their golden retrievers! Once Upon a Time Toys, in its new location on Mountain Road in the Stowe Village, loves furry friends!

Insider Tip: Several shops in Stowe, including Remarkable Things in the historic Stowe Village, are not only pet-friendly but offer lots of gifts for pet lovers! 

There are endless options for pet-friendly adventures on your Stowe getaway! Be sure to check with businesses before bringing in your pet as well as Vermont travel restrictions before departing on your next Stowe trip. If you’re looking for more pet-friendly ideas, contact one of our Vacation Planning experts at (800) 467-8693 for recommendations or for assistance with booking your trip. 

Featured image courtesy of Grant Wieler Photography. Images courtesy of Mark Vandenberg/@stowebeautiful and Go Stowe.