: Elena Pressprich

Cool Places to Stay With Your Pup

Oregon rolls out the red carpet for dogs (and their humans) at these hotels, lodges and more.
April 3, 2019 (Updated May 25, 2021)

Editor’s note: Call destinations before you visit to make sure they’re open. Follow all COVID-19 guidelines, get vaccinated before you travel and remember to bring your face covering. 

What’s traveling when you have to leave your best friend at home? Thankfully, options abound for our furry friends across the state, where dozens of hotels, resorts and state parks do much more than simply allow your good girls and boys to share your room. From personal, proportionally sized pet beds to psychic readings (really), here are some favorite places to stay with your best bud on your next Oregon road trip.

A woman and her dog in a covered pavilion overlooking a lake
Book early for getaways to Suttle Lodge, which fills up fast in the warmer months. (Photo by Robbie McClaran)

Waterfront Stays

We can’t think of many better places to spend time with your doggo than along one of Oregon’s stunning waterways. And with hundreds of miles of beaches and dozens of glorious lakes to boot, there’s no shortage of options.

People sit on the lodge's large back deck
Look for accommodations for all budgets at Suttle Lodge. (Courtesy of Suttle Lodge)

Tucked just beyond the tree line of Suttle Lake lies the impressive, foodie-focused Suttle Lodge. This Portland-meets-Lincoln Logs resort offers luxurious, pet-friendly stays for all price points. From rustic cabins with off-site bathrooms to airy, Pendleton blanket-lined rooms fit for a king inside the lodge, you and your pupper will relax in style along the waterfront (mountain views included).

A girl pets her dog on a hotel's grassy lawn above the beach
Treat your pup to a stay in dog-friendly Cannon Beach. (Photo courtesy of Surfsand Resort)

With more than 50 pet-friendly rooms, many overlooking the iconic Haystack Rock, Surfsand Resort is an ideal overnight stay for anyone traveling with a doggo or two. Expect to find a pet bed, towel, sheet, placemats, bowls, doggie bags and more upon arrival, in addition to a foot and paw wash near the beachfront path and a fully stocked “cookie” jar with fresh treats. A small pet fee per per night does apply.

A dog sits next to a hotel room's fireplace next to a doggy welcome basket that includes a bowl, treats and towels
Keep your doggie warm by the fire after a day in the sand. (Photo courtesy of Inn at Cape Kiwanda)

Farther south along the Coast is the Inn at Cape Kiwanda, with similar amenities for your four-legged friends. Take your woofer for a run along the beach, just make sure to rinse those toe beans at the outdoor wash stations before re-entering. Overnight stays come with doggie blankets and towels and up to two dogs are allowed for a per- night fee. Looking to extend your coastal sojourn? Cruise a few miles south to Lincoln City, which prides itself as a dog-friendly destination, where you’ll find more lodging properties ready to welcome you.

Two dogs pose for the camera underneath blooming cherry trees
Portland's Waterfront Park is a favorite for lunchtime dog walkers of all kinds. (Photo by Nickie Bournias)

Urban Adventures

Sure, you can bring your pupperino to the beach or the forest, but what about to the big city? Though you’ll want to make sure your floofer doesn’t do your neighbors a frighten with late-night barking, there are arguably more places to stay in the city than anywhere else across the state.

A hotel employee greets a dog with a pawshake
The Oxford Hotel in Bend goes the extra mile to welcome furry friends. (Photo courtesy of the Oxford Hotel)

In dog-friendly Bend, The Oxford Hotel has an entire pet package to pamper your pup as much as you. For an additional pet fee, the hotel will provide a proper-size bed for your small- or medium-size friend, two travel dog bowls (one is yours to keep!), a loaner leash and collars, organic dog treats, dog trail and park maps, and more.

A small dog poses on a luxurious bed
Fido will feel like royalty at Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Portland. (Photo courtesy of BarkleySirCharles)

A large number of Portland’s hotels allow dogs, but only one offers psychic readings. At downtown Portland’s Kimpton Hotel Monaco, your doggos can say hello to goldendoodle Addison, the director of pet relations. Here, pets of all sizes and shapes stay for free. There are additional services, like walking, sitting and those 10-minute psychic sessions led by Reiki master and medium Deborah Romero, but visiting guests should email the concierge for the full list of pet amenities.

A small dog wearing a tie sits on its owner lap
Hotel deLuxe in downtown Portland offers doggie room service. (Photo courtesy of Provenance Hotels)

Not far from the Monaco is downtown Portland’s old Hollywood-esque Hotel deLuxe, where, after this trip, your pet may be even more rested than you. For a small extra fee, dogs will receive a bed, treats, bowls and toys upon arrival and have the option of ordering pet-centric room service or upgrading to pet-friendly tea service. That’s right, while humans enjoy a traditional English tea service, dogs too can sip on their own premium special herbal blend.

People dine with a dog on an outdoor patio overlooking a vineyard
Many tasting rooms in Oregon are pet-friendly — just ask to be sure. Willamette Valley Vineyards has plenty of room to roam. (Photo by Andréa Johnson)

Wine Country

Save the sitter and bring your dog with you to wine country, where your pupper can join you at the winery and at the hotel. If you don’t already have a list of wineries in mind, visit Oregon Wine, where you can search for dog-friendly tasting rooms. And talk to the concierge at your hotel or resort, who can direct you to nearby options.

A dog sits on the floor of a hotel room
Explore the blooms together on a long walk at Oregon Garden Resort. (Photo courtesy of the Oregon Garden Resort)

East of the Salem, stay at the Oregon Garden Resort, where for a small pet fee per night for up to two of your best girls and boys, you can nurse your wine hangover while snuggling with your best bud. Or, if you’ve got energy to burn, take your pupper on a walk through the next-door, 80-acre botanical garden, home to more than 20 specialty gardens showcasing the diversity of the Willamette Valley and Pacific Northwest. Pet-friendly rooms are limited, so make sure to reserve in advance.

Two dogs pose on a hotel room bed
There’s always something exciting to explore (for humans, too) at McMenamins hotels. (Photo courtesy of McMenamins)

Every McMenamins hotel allows dogs (as well as all manner of pets) for a minimal per fee per day, but the historic Hotel Oregon is one of the most convenient. Located in the heart of McMinnville, with an excellent rooftop deck and multiple bars throughout the four-story building, the Hotel Oregon is where you’ll want to base your Willamette Valley wine exploration. (Forest Grove wine drinkers will want to look at the Grand Lodge.)

Interior of a brightly lit hotel room with a view of hills out a window
Dogs have their own designated entrance at Ashland Springs Hotel. (Photo courtesy of Ashland Springs Hotel)

Visitors touring Southern Oregon’s wine region should look to the pet-friendly and historic Ashland Springs Hotel. Built in 1925, the landmark hotel now boasts European flair for both its human and canine guests. Dog pals have their own entrance at the rear of the hotel, which leads straight to the third-floor, doggo-designated rooms for convenience. Each room can host up to two pets, for a flat pet fee per stay.

A woman and her dog sit on a slope of blooming wildflowers overlooking a mountain lake
Find dog-friendly adventures and lodgings everywhere around Wallowa Lake. (Photo by Elena Pressprich)

Rustic

If you’re hoping to truly disconnect and spend time somewhere out there with (wo)man’s best friend, there are a number of rustic, off-the-grid options across the state, including farm stays, private cabins and cozy yurts.

An outdoor table set for four people with a view of mountains
Dogs love the fresh-air farm life at Barking Mad Farm. (Photo courtesy of Barking Mad Farm)

Take your dog for a run in the 8-acre park in the shadow of the Wallowa Mountains at Barking Mad Farm. A working farm with a trio of overnight suites overlooking the Eagle Cap Wilderness, Barking Mad is where you and your big or small pupper will want to recharge with a farm-raised breakfast before a big hike, bird-watching or a dip in nearby Wallowa Lake. A nightly pet fee  applies.

The exterior of a wooden building advertising food, a lodge and cabins
Sleep tight in pup-friendly deluxe cabins at Green Springs Inn. (Photo by Jak Wonderly / Travel Southern Oregon)

Thirty minutes east of Ashland, near the crest of the southern Cascades, lies the 150-acre Green Springs Inn & Cabins. Home to nine deluxe, solar-powered cabins (made in large part from lumber milled on the property) and an eight-room lodge, your furry companion will have the time of their life on the expansive property. Most lodge rooms have jacuzzi tubs, too (but just for humans).

A dog sits on the steps outside of a yurt
Cross the street from Beverly Beach State Park for direct access to the sandy shore. (Photo by Nickie Bournias)

Of course, if hotels aren’t an option, more than 25 state parks across Oregon allow dogs in yurts and cabin rentals, including Wallowa Lake State Park, Fort Stevens State Park and Beverly Beach State Park. Make sure to reserve a pet-friendly yurt or cabin in advance, as many book up months ahead. Reserve by phone at 800-452-5687, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online.

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Booking a Room With Your Dog

When booking a room for you and your pup, make sure to call ahead, or include your doggo in your original reservation. Most hotels and resorts charge an additional fee for pet lodging and may have breed or size restrictions as well as minimum-night stay requirements. Some also limit the number of pets per room. And while some places offer leashes and collars for walks, don’t forget to pack your pupper’s own, as most locations require dogs to be leashed in public areas, and throughout Oregon State Parks.

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Samantha Bakall
Samantha Bakall is a freelance journalist and photographer specializing in diversity-based food issues. She currently calls Portland home. A Chinese-American native of Chicago, Bakall has been obsessively eating, writing and making people wait while she takes pictures of their food since she was a teenager. Her work has appeared in The Oregonian, where she was the food and dining writer for more than four years; The Takeout; The San Francisco Chronicle; and others.

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