Dog Days of Summer

Our Favorite Pet-Friendly Getaways

Four great Texas retreats for you and doggo.

By Raven Wuebker May 24, 2021

What would vacation be without your meathead?

We’ve been going stir crazy being stuck at home for the past year, haven't we? No doubt our furry best friends have enjoyed having us around more often, though.  So why not treat them to a great escape as part of your grandiose summer plans?  Here are a few of our favorite pet-friendly stays in Texas.

Blisswood Bed & Breakfast

Blisswood welcomes pets on its 350-acre ranch, so daily walks won’t be an issue. Pets must be kept on a leash when not in you room, though, as there are many different animals on site. Blisswood even has a border collie rescue program, so your pup can make friends while on vacay or just hang out outdoors with the fam to soak up the ranch life. The property also includes a lake where you can go fishing or have a picnic. Make sure to bring a bed for your pup since they're not allowed on the furniture in-room (and they must be house trained, too).  13597 Frantz Rd., Cat Spring; $35 per night for pets.

Cypress Creek Cottage

If your companion is a little less cow dog and more pampered pooch, give them the full VIP treatment at Cypress Creek. Once here, your pet is greeted with their very own welcome package including treats, a toy, a wee pad, and more goodies. You'll also have access to the pet park at all times—of course, it's well lit in the evening. And in case Mom and Dad decide to have a nice dinner out, there's even a pet day care. 104 Scudder Ln, Wimberley; $15 per night for pets.

Abundance Retreat

Abundance is the perfect private retreat if you’re looking to get away in Hill County at this spot located near the Spring-fed Cypress Creek. Guests can expect to connect with nature—butterflies and deer abound—and can even take out one of the property's kayaks or binoculars for birdwatching. Pets are asked to be house broken, friendly, and non-destructive. Kennels are available and can hold two small dogs or one medium dog. 330 Mill Race Ln., Wimberley; $75 total per pet. 

Rainbow Hearth Sanctuary & Retreat Center

Although it is a bit of a drive, your pet will love soaking up some sun by Lake Buchanan. If pets are not trained by vocal commands, you're encouraged to keep them on-leash while outside because of the wildlife. Visitors can check out the many trails around the area, play fetch with their pets, or even take a dip in the lake to cool off on those hot summer days. 1330 Waterway Ln., Burnet; $10 per night for pets.  

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