Why deck the halls with holly, lights and mistletoe when somebody else can do it for you? These pet-friendly holiday vacation rentals offer Fido a magical getaway without the stress of having to transform his own home. Set off on an unforgettable Christmas story with your favorite little helper this season.
Posted by Billy Francis
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house. Not a creature was stirring, not even Fido. Puppy Christmas in Columbus, OH combines everybody’s favorite themes: dogs and Christmas. As soon as you arrive, you can unclip his leash and let him loose in the fenced front yard. The unique house is fitted with hardwood floors throughout and decorated with huge pictures of a variety of pups in poses and cuddly stuffed dogs. There are Christmas decorations and fairy lights to give it a festive feel, too. Just when your pooch thinks all of his gifts have been unwrapped, he can fly like a reindeer in the fenced backyard with a seesaw and a tunnel to play in.
Puppy Christmas welcomes three pets of any size.
The Christmas Cabin at Christmas Tree Lane
The Christmas Cabin is located at Christmas Tree Lane, a working Christmas tree farm in Ozark, AR. This magical, merry home welcomes four-legged guests for Christmas in December, July and any month for that matter. It’s always Christmas day at this rustic cabin with sleds, ice skates and more hanging from the walls, along with Christmas trees, fairy lights and decorations in every single room. Fido can enjoy his morning walk through the rows of trees, before retiring to the living room to watch his favorite yuletide movies.
The Christmas Cabin welcomes dogs for an additional fee of $20 per stay.
The Schoolhouse Cottage
Have a festive foray with Fido in The Peach State. Built during the 19th century, The Schoolhouse Cottage is a unique, private retreat just 10 minutes from Dahlonega Square where the town’s festive happenings will be held from Thanksgiving through the new year. After you’ve walked through the winter wonderland of Christmas lights, met St. Nick and shopped at dog-friendly stores like Woodland’s Edge, head back to this historic schoolhouse splashed in holiday trimmings and trees and vintage Christmas decor. The homeowner thoughtfully tends to the cottage between each guest, making it feel just like home for your holiday getaway.
The Schoolhouse Cottage welcomes dogs for a $75 refundable deposit.
Arrowhead Pinerose Cabins
If Fido has been dreaming of a white Christmas, he just might get it at Arrowhead Pinerose Cabins nestled in the San Bernardino Mountains of California. Cabins range in size from studios to a 7-bedroom mountain lodge, all situated on 10 acres surrounded by national forestland, and the home is decorated in lights, greenery and festive accents inside and out. Take your pup on a walk along pet-friendly trails, then warm up around the fire pit, or let Fido rest up for Santa Paws while you soak in the year-round Jacuzzi. The man in red makes occasional visits to the property throughout December. For pups who like to roam alone, check out the cabins with private dog runs.
Arrowhead Pine Rose Cabins welcomes pets for $35 per night, plus a $300 refundable pet deposit.
Once upon a time, there was a rustic retreat that celebrated the holidays all year long. One of Josselyn’s Getaway Log Cabins in Jefferson, NH, the Christmas Cabin, is decorated with yuletide spirit. The rental also has a private balcony with log railings for you and your pooch to watch Santa take off in his sleigh after delivering his gifts (or lumps of coal). During the day, try something new at Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel. You can take part in a variety of snowy activities including dog sledding, skijoring, bike-joring and scooter-joring, and receive training from “bone-ified” Iditarod veterans.
The Christmas Cabin welcomes two pets for an additional fee of $50 per pet, per stay.
The Ranch at Rock Creek
Travel to frontier times in the Montana backcountry at The Ranch at Rock Creek. This luxury, all-inclusive and pet-friendly ranch is decorated with trees sourced from the property. Dogs are welcome in multiple accommodation types, including the historic barn, luxury homes and select glamping cabins. During the holidays, pups can enjoy hikes on the endless trails and even join you for s’mores by the fire or a paint-and-sip Christmas ornament decorating class with the artist in residence. Four-legged guests will also find bowls, beds and bags waiting for them upon arrival.
The Ranch at Rock Creek accepts two pets for an additional fee of $100 per night.
Wake up to the sweet aroma of pine trees from the lovely front porch at Christmas Pine in Overgaard, AZ. Then, head out for a walk around the tree-lined property, before cooking a festive feast for the whole family in the fully equipped kitchen and then settling in around the Christmas tree for a family game. On Christmas Eve, gather the pack around the wood-burning stove and as the embers die down, leave a carrot for Rudolph to enjoy, as long as Fido doesn’t find it first.
Christmas Pine welcomes two dogs for no additional fee.
Cabin on a Christmas Tree Farm
This cabin on a Christmas tree farm boasts a covered rear porch with beautiful views of the Green Mountains, row upon row of Christmas trees that you are free to explore, a seasonal mountain stream and a pretty pond. A truly idyllic place, the cabin is the ideal spot to eat, drink and be merry with your nearest and dearest. When the sun sets, toast s’mores on the fire pit under the stars or gather around the wood stove inside next to the twinkling Christmas tree and get cozy with your canine instead. Pups need to remain on a leash on the property’s hiking trails to protect the chickens and guinea who have free range of the property.
Three pets are welcome to stay at this cabin on a Christmas tree farm.
Lone Star is a tiny home located on the banks of a pond at a picturesque Christmas tree farm called Holiday Acres. You and your travel buddy can enjoy morning walks through the Christmas tree fields, or relax with your furry elf and a warm cup of cocoa on the porch overlooking the water. It all makes for a unique getaway to brag about in your Christmas cards.
Holiday Acres permits two dogs for an additional fee of $12 per stay.