Fall break is a time for family, foliage and Fido. This autumn, cuddle up in front of a crackling fire surrounded by a spectacular tapestry of color outside at a cozy VRBO cottage with your canine.
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Charming Cottage on Lake Bomoseen
Book a break with your Boxer at Sunset Cottage in Hubbardton, VT, where the colorful trees that surround a serene lake mirror the gorgeous sunsets that happen here during fall. Guests can enjoy this vibrant natural display daily from the comfort of the west-facing screened porch. In the morning, pups can paddle in the lake or join you for a stroll around it. Despite being rustic in many ways, this comfortable cottage is still equipped with modern amenities like kitchen essentials, WiFi and television. Bask in more fall colors on a ramble through the Japanese garden and beyond at nearby Taconic Ramble State Park.
Riverside Cottage on Mills River
Leaf “puppers” can enjoy the Tar Heel State’s fall tapestry from Patti's Camp in Mills River, NC. This splendid little cottage located on the water has hardwood floors throughout, a beautiful deck overlooking the river and a grassy space for a game of fetch outside. While you relax on a lounger next to the water, keep an eye out for wildlife like deer, black bears and more enjoying the secluded property, too. If it’s your turn to plan a doggy date night, listen to live music with your Labrador at nearby Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Cascade Mountains Cottage
Wiener dogs who want to extend Oktoberfest celebrations can head to the Bavarian-inspired town of Leavenworth, WA for a long weekend at Berg Haus. Surrounded by the gorgeous Cascade Mountains, this secluded property is the “pawfect” fall getaway for people and pups who want a reset. Guests are invited to fire up the smoker for an al fresco dinner for the whole pack, before a soak in the hot tub and an evening around the fire pit for stargazing. When the warm glow of the cottage becomes too inviting, head inside and curl up in a snug corner with your hound.
Artist Lane Cottage
Located right next to Brown County State Park, one of the best state parks in the country for fall foliage, Artist Lane Cottage in Nashville, IN will make a great autumnal escape for you and your pup. Let your dog loose in the gated exterior area that surrounds this adorable home, which was once a hangout for local artists. Fido can then enter the house through the doggy door and be greeted by hardwood floors to sprawl on and rooms with high ceilings filled with light from ample windows. Dog lovers will be pleased to know that a portion of the pet fee goes towards supporting local animal shelters.
Delightful Disney Cottage
Created by a Disneyland designer, this cozy Lake Tahoe getaway is like something straight out of a “furry-tale.” This unique cottage features two beautiful stone fireplaces, knotty pine walls and rich hardwood floors that all add to the character of the property. Outside, the large stone patio is a wonderful space to socialize and enjoy breakfast-to-go from Tahoe House Bakery & Gourmet with your family and four-legged friends. Get a closer look at Lake Tahoe on an afternoon stroll at 64-Acres Beach.
Call in at the Cottage in the Catskills in Hobart, NY for a laidback and leafy fall break. Boasting gorgeous mountain views from every single room inside, this mountain marvel is an ideal setting when leaves start to change color. The open-plan downstairs with wide plank pine floors encourages the whole pack to enjoy the views together, whether cooking dinner or lounging in the living room. Outside, breathe the mountain air deeply from the spacious deck. If you want to explore more of the pet-friendly Catskills, make the short trip to the Delaware and Ulster Railroad for an unforgettable fall train ride.
A Cozy Colorado Cottage
The Bear’s Den welcomes four-legged guests to get away from it all in Glenwood Springs, CO. This restful cottage has a fully stocked kitchen, a daybed for afternoon napping and WiFi for remote workers. Outside, there’s a field for games of fetch, a creek to paddle in, yard games and a nice patio to relax on. If you want to explore the area, Fido can mingle with local mutts at River Trail Dog Park at O'Leary Park, then rehydrate with a bowl of water while you sip on a beer at Ball Brewing.