Washington state cabins, vineyard estates, wild west ranches, and water’s edge and mountain forest getaways are going to the dogs, thank goodness!
When your travel companion is four-legged, your adventures in nature are double the fun. So pack ’em up and head out — and see what the Evergreen State has in store for pets and humans alike at the following dog-friendly vacation stays.
Wake up to a vision of tall mountain pines and sunshine at the truly unique Strawbale Cottage, on an organic farm nestled in the northern hills of the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge.
The only property listed by this Steward, the hand-built Strawbale Cottage is off-grid and solar-powered. Its kitchen, shower and composting toilet are outdoors and offer a flood of sun and starlight and unblocked views of all the nature this getaway has to offer.
Available to pets plus four guests including children, this charming cottage is made of straw bale walls with lime plaster, sheep's wool insulation in the cedar shake roof. Instagrammable views of Mill Creek Valley and Mt. Hood can be found from inside the cottage and its private patio.
Nearby Buck Creek trails beckon guests to hike or bike. Or, the invitation is open to simply lounge around Steward Jean Marie’s Garden, a distinctly restorative experience.
An eco-friendly haven inside and out, the cottage shares the open-air kitchen and shower facility with two other stays on the farm, so up to six other guests may use the space.
Inside the restful cottage find your pick of two queen beds fitted with luxurious locally made organic wool/cotton bedding. In springtime, the valleys surrounding you will burst with wildflowers you and your dog can wander or race through. During summer, you and your pet can chase sunbeams, jump in a nearby watering hole, or explore the high reaches of the mountains. In October, you’ll be gifted with cool days, bright sun and even brighter fall foliage. Come to this Washington gem in November for a peaceful weekend with minimal crowds and fog rising from the valleys below. Add a cup of hot tea, a reflective mood, and a dog companion for good measure.
A true rustic off-grid getaway even in the coldest season, Strawbale Cottage offers a winter experience (in March and November) that includes a break from running water; i.e., no hot shower. Your Steward will bring potable water to you for cooking if driving access is available.
A stay at Strawbale Cottage supports a small and grateful farm, as well as helps children connect with nature — 1% of total sales goes to Culture Seed nonprofit.
Mount Baker Lodging puts an entirely new, relaxing, rejuvenating, nature-filled spin on being the dog house!
In Glacier, Washington, Mount Baker Lodging is conveniently set near major hiking destinations in North Cascades National Park such as Mount Shuksan, Heliotrope Ridge, Lake Ann Trail and Nooksack Falls, one of the most popular waterfalls in the North Cascades. The cabin community is named for Mount Baker, the 10,750-foot mountain Nooksack Indians called Kollia-Kulshan, or “White, shining, steep mountain” and Canandians named for Vancouver’s Valiant Officer Joseph Baker. By any name, Mount Baker Lodging is a place you’ll call your mountain-top home for as long as you stay.
With picture-perfect scenery and cabins at plenty of price points, multiple Mount Baker Lodging cabins welcome pets and kids. The Mount Baker Gingerbread Cabin, for example, is as sweet and cozy as its name suggests. Surrounded by trees, the Gingerbread puts a premium on privacy. And its hot tub and new gas grill invite you to spend your stay outside, where you’ll be close to sky, stars and serenity.
Mount Baker Gingerbread Cabin is perfectly located to launch you and your dog into an exploration of iconic Washington mountains, a splash in or across nearby Glacier Springs or a jaunt to the local bakery, brewery and restaurants.To help you connect to the area and reconnect with nature, there’s no wifi in your Gingerbread cabin.
Mount Baker Nooksack River Cabin is another getaway that’s far away from wifi but tail-wagging close to all the nature you could hope for, including hiking, mountain biking, mountain and rock climbing, backpacking, whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, sledding, small game hunting and more. Another kiddo- and pet-friendly getaway, this picturesque country cabin invites you and your four-legged friend plus five of your favorite humans to enjoy the splendor of Mt. Baker’s Nooksack River and Snoqualmie National Forest year-round.
Mount Baker Lodging does offer plenty of wifi-enabled cabins to accommodate working holidays.
Check before arrival to see if the Mount Baker Recreation Area, a year-round playground, is open for lake and river fishing, tennis, golf, swimming and more.
We’re betting wherever you choose to stay at Mount Baker Lodging, from family retreats to lakefront scenic stays to airy forest homes complete with sauna and hot tub, your dog may sit up and beg to come back.
At Bull Hill Guest Ranch, you don’t need to teach an old (or young) dog new tricks. She or he will know what to do when it comes to this working cattle ranch in northeastern Washington state whose history dates back to 1903 and whose panoramic views sweep across neighboring Idaho, Lake Roosevelt and Canada.
Set in an idyllic region of cedars, cottonwoods and aspens near Spokane, in the foothills of the magnificent Rocky Mountains near British Columbia, Canada, Bull Hill Guest Ranch offers experiences perfect for families, corporate retreats and outdoor adventurers. And one cabin invites dogs. Rawhide Cabin is a spacious two-story cabin with a balcony with a view to clear your vision and a hot tub that will help you soak away civilization.
Since 1995 Bull Hill Guest Ranch has been giving visitors a western ranch experience to remember. (Even the ranch’s seven private, unique ranch cabins get in on the experience with names like “Virginian,” “Ponderosa,” “Lonesome Dove,” “Rawhide,” “Rifleman,” “Maverick” and “Gunsmoke.”)
And today, 60 minutes by horseback from the cookhouse at Bull Ranch and you can cool your heels at an authentic old west saloon with a boardwalk, barkeep and double swing doors. Step right in and belly up. Kids are welcome as they can whoop and holler at the “moving pictures” theater a couple doors down.
Or skip the suds and join a half-day or daylong mountain cattle drive. This May or October activity calls for confident riders of all capabilities to keep their wits (and humor) sharp as they drive cattle to spring grasses or fall upper pastures.
If you don’t like to “drive” and prefer a “laid-back” experience, horseback riding is a good go-to from April through October. Saddle up one of the ranch’s 70-plus horses for a scenic, guided trail ride through forest and meadow. Keep your camera handy for breathtaking views of nearby Lake Roosevelt and the Columbia River. Riders can even hit the trail to nearby China Bend Winery — or they can sample a cold brew in the lively Crown Creek Saloon.
For those who prefer their wild west experience to be chill and slow, there’s Ansaldo Lake, a natural spring-fed lake that was the original 1903 homestead site of Bull Hill when founder Peter Ansaldo arrived from Italy. Now, as then, it’s the perfect place to swim, fish, kayak, paddleboard, play frisbee with your dog, read and relax under the mountain sky.
The sun waits for no one, but you can wait for the sunset with your crew and some trap shooting. The cowboys will bring up the clays and gear. All you’re responsible for is the good time.
At any time of day you can enjoy the Cookhouse, the hub or ranch life where the community gathers for meals, beverages, snacks and socialization. Horseshoes, anyone? Here you can enjoy campfires and forget that time ever moved on.
If these activities don’t immerse you deeply enough in nature, ask Steward Tucker about local fly fishing. And if your dog is still looking for extra activity, maybe Lassie, Rin Tin Tin or Old Yeller will be showing at the theater.
Versatile enough to suit a family reunion, a work retreat or a wedding, The Estate House & Poolside Cabana is a lavish, creative space ready to host fun for 20.
The child- and pet-friendly Estate House & Poolside Cabana is a lodge at the exclusive Basel Cellars Estate Winery Mansion. Its expansive and luxurious interior is matched by an equally expansive view on its exterior of the splendid Walla Walla Valley, Blue Mountains, the estate vineyard, and agriculture surrounding the bluff.
The Estate House and its 97-acre estate winery is minutes away from Southside wineries and downtown restaurants, but you may choose to stay in with your very own Chef’s kitchen, top-of-the-line Viking gas range, Subzero refrigerator, butler’s pantry, Australian Cypress wood bar and remember-forever views of the valley below.
Prep and serve your feast in any of the estate’s three dining rooms, or dine al fresco on the patio. Then again, pamper yourself — get a referral from Steward Joshua for in-home chef services. Just ask.
This getaway may boast nearly 14,000 square feet of pure luxury, including two living rooms, a six-seat theater, a lounge with a bar, stage, pool table and a large boardroom with seating for 14, plus a heated 70,000 gallon pool with a water slide, hot tub, sauna, bocce ball, croquette and more, but all that lies beyond the grounds is the truest stunning attraction.
If you’re searching for a cozy mountain cabin built to accommodate three people and one dog, the child- and pet-friendly Mountain View Lane in Trout Lake, Washington is your place.
Set 1-½ hours away from Portland, Oregon, just south of the town of Trout Lake, Washington, this down-to-earth, up-in-the-trees wood cabin will have you feeling worlds away from the mundane, tucked as you’ll be into the peace and tranquility of classic Washington forests.
Affordably priced with formidable views, Mountain View Lane will treat you and your crew to stunning views of not just one nearby mountain, but two — Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood.
Your majestic neighbors will likely put everyone in an exploring mood, so hike to your hearts’ content. And depending on the season you may also decide to camp, pick berries, snowshoe and more — the land is yours to discover!
If you need a break from all the outdoor gorgeousness, feel free to slip off to the nearby town of Trout Lake and explore the few shops and services, or pick up any necessary groceries.
While the fresh air and towering trees at Mountain View Lane will give you and your loved ones, including your pup, everything you want in your Washington state getaway. You’ll find all the amenities you need in your quaint quarters at Mountain View Lane, including wifi.
The affordable and welcoming Shoreline Retreat in Chelan, Washington is one Lake Chelan mobile home that makes a body want to stay put. This four-guest, kid- and pet-friendly lake vacation getaway is three hours from Seattle and worlds away from anything resembling hustle and chase. Shoreline Retreat’s gorgeous and relaxing view is only enhanced by the deluxe outdoor deck patio with waterside fire pit that will continually invite your group to luxuriate outside. Entertaining out of doors is a snap, too, thanks to the private dock and swimming area, your al fresco dining area whose backdrop is relentless beauty, and the property itself that stretches for more than an acre on four terraced levels.
Should you be moved to move, Lake Chelan State Park is a short drive away. And just a bit farther you’ll find downtown Chelan charming and full of shops and restaurants. Feeling like a trip to the vineyard? Take your pick. The area’s 20+ well-known wineries are open year-round and contain hundreds of acres of vineyards.
Yonder offers the perfect pet-friendly getaway, whether you want a brief weekend escape from bustling Seattle or a longer retreat into Washington’s wilderness. We curated cabins, farm stays and lodgings that emphasize meaningful interactions with nature and a dedication to guest enjoyment and wellbeing. So come and discover newfound peace within Washington’s unparalleled beauty, and bring your dog along to make your getaway particularly sweet.
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