Connecticut’s Best Dog-Friendly Airbnbs

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Looking for the best dog-friendly Airbnbs in Connecticut? Well, you've come to the right place. The editors at BringFido have dedicated themselves to digging up the most dog-friendly Airbnbs in The Constitution State, as well as the rest of the country.

Read on to learn about some of the Connecticut Airbnbs that topped our list this year.

The Most Luxurious Dog-Friendly Airbnb

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Canines of Connecticut can retreat to Hilltop House near Bantam for a luxurious stay in a country setting. This affordable yet sumptuous bungalow is a snow dog's dream in winter and “pawradise” with a pool in summer. The rest of the family will be just as happy with the cedar sauna, game barn, and three-story treehouse located on the premises. Connecticut’s most luxurious dog-friendly Airbnb is surrounded by protected lands, making it ideal for hikes with your pup and plenty of privacy. Hilltop House accommodates four guests, but if you need extra space, the nearby main house is also available for rent.

The Most Romantic Pet-Friendly Airbnb

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Located in downtown Mystic, this sunny Victorian gem is perched on a hill overlooking the Mystic River and the town below. The most romantic pet-friendly Airbnb in Connecticut has been remodeled to offer bright, indoor spaces for gatherings and a welcoming deck for a romantic meal with a view. Take your tete-a-tete to the streets to see the nearby Mystic River Bascule drawbridge opening on the hour, every hour during the summer months.

Best Budget-Friendly (and Dog-Friendly) Airbnb

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Reserve a stay with your dog at a wonderful waterfront cottage in Ledyard. Four-legged guests can relax on the top deck above a beautiful lake, or join the crew on the lower deck to dive into the water. Take a voyage together on a kayak, canoe, or Huck-Finn-style raft, all provided by the host of the best budget- and dog-friendly Airbnb in Connecticut. You can also SUP with your pup for a small rental fee. Planning a day trip? Delve into American maritime history with a trip to Mystic Seaport.

Best Dog-Friendly RV/Camper Airbnb Rental

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Try small space living with your Spaniel when you book a stay at River Rig in East Haddam. This compact camper squeezes a double bed, a sofa with an overhead bunk, a sink and fridge, and a wet bath inside. Connecticut’s best dog-friendly camper Airbnb rental can be delivered to a location or campground of your choice like Wolf’s Den Family Campground or Gillette Castle State Park.

Most Unique Dog-Friendly Airbnb

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Located less than ten minutes from Lake Waramaug, the Housatonic River via the Appalachian Trail, and pet-friendly spots along the Connecticut Wine Trail, outbound hounds will find adventure just beyond the doorstep of this secluded dome home in Cornwall. Homebodies can stop and smell the sweet flowers in the luscious garden on three private acres during the day, then turn on the fairy lights and gather around the fire pit when the sun sets. Guests of the most unique dog-friendly Airbnb in Connecticut are invited to take a peek through the telescope to try and spot Canis Major in the sky or to curl up on the couch beneath the impressive dome ceiling with a borrowed book from the library.

The Best Dog-Friendly Airbnb Treehouse

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Time to downsize? Secure a stay at the Water Forest Retreat Treehouse in Norwich and test drive tiny living with your best friend. Located in 100 acres of forest, you’re invited to sip cocktails with your Cockapoo on the deck, hike on pet-friendly trails that feature segments of a brook, a waterfall, marsh and pond, and enjoy a number of colorful stained glass windows throughout Connecticut’s best dog-friendly Airbnb treehouse.

Best Dog-Friendly Waterfront Airbnb

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From the boat bookshelf to the canoe coffee table, this cozy lakefront cottage in Coventry celebrates lake life inside and out. Guests are free to use the cabin’s outdoor boats to paddle around Wangumbaug Lake, or stay on dry land and swing in the hammock next to the water instead. After sunset, gather around the fire pit and make s’mores on the crackling flames, then head inside Connecticut’s best dog-friendly waterfront Airbnb and fire up the wood-burning stove.

Best Dog-Friendly Airbnb Cabin Rental

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The warm glow through the windows of The Cove Cabin in Sherman is an enticing sight as the sun goes down, but there’s enough here to satisfy guests throughout the day, too. This cozy home next to the largest lake in The Constitution State, Candlewood Lake, has a warming fireplace in the living room, a porch that overlooks the water and a decked-out kitchen. Guests of Connecticut’s best dog-friendly Airbnb cabin rental also have private access to the lake and use of a foam lily pad, a stand-up paddleboard, two kayaks and two wooden boats.

Best Dog-Friendly Airbnb Farm Stay

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Take a break at the Yurt at Finnegan’s Farm in New Milford. This pet-friendly yurt in the midst of 18 acres of gorgeous farmland has a private deck and stoop for lounging, a comfortable bed and a cozy rug for dogs to curl up on. Guests are welcome to explore the area to meet animal residents like Mr. BoJangles the pony and Ruby Tuesday the mare. Take a walk around the large garden and spend a mindful moment at the serene pond. Back at The Constitution State’s best dog-friendly Airbnb farm stay, clean your pup’s paws off in the outdoor shower before an evening of stargazing around the private fire pit.

Spookiest Dog-Friendly Airbnb

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With views over the Mystic River and a light-filled interior, it's hard to tell this restored historic home was once a one-room schoolhouse. Moved to its current location on the river in 1857, the spookiest dog-friendly Airbnb in the state has been through a unique journey since it was built in 1808 by a sea captain. During the day, the rich hardwood floors seem to glow under the light from the beautiful windows and there are plenty of cozy corners to curl up in. Guests can explore the river on the house kayaks and the quiet streets on the bikes provided, too. When the sun sets and you listen closely enough, you may be left wondering if that was just the wind or the sound of children talking.

Best Rustic Dog-Friendly Airbnb

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Located on the grounds of a quaint bed and breakfast, Stuart Cottage in Goshen offers the same homely appeal with a little more privacy for your pup. Connecticut’s best rustic dog-friendly Airbnb features hardwood floors throughout, an adorable kitchen with a huge window and a cozy loft bedroom. Leashed dogs are welcome to explore the gardens and can enjoy a longer walk at nearby Mohawk State Forest.

Best Themed Dog-Friendly Airbnb

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Head to the private roof deck with your dog and enjoy views of the New Haven skyline during your stay at Bohemian Paradise in the heart of the city. Back down in the loft, you and your pooch will notice the bohemian decor running through the best themed dog-friendly Airbnb in Connecticut with unique fabric wall hangings, comfortable and colorful furnishings, and string lights that create an ambient vibe.

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