15 Incredible Dog-Friendly Airbnbs
It’s one thing to discover gorgeous lodging on Airbnb available for the exact dates of your vacation. It’s another thing entirely to realize you can bring Trixie along, too. In fact, it’s downright magical! We scoured Airbnb for some magnificent, dog-friendly spots where both you and your canine BFF will feel right at home.
1. Dog Bark Park Inn B&B: Cottonwood, Idaho
It’s in the shape of a beagle. The shape. Of a beagle! Clearly built by animal lovers, for animal lovers, this joint is located near Hells Canyon Gorge with plenty of wide-open spaces for fetch. There’s a deck for stargazing and dog-themed games. Purchase a hand-crafted souvenir - a carved wooden dog, of course - from the gift shop run by the hosts.
2. Hillside Home: Sea Ranch, California
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean along California Highway 1 is this 1971 gem built by architect Don Jacobs. You won’t know where nature stops and you start because there are panoramic views of the outdoors and gorgeous wood paneling on all surfaces indoors. Soothe sore muscles in the private hot tub or cuddle with Trixie in front of the wood-burning stove.
3. San Giusto Abbey, Medieval Tower: Tuscania, Lazio, Italy
Just a casual medieval castle between Tuscany and Rome waiting for you and your well-behaved dog to take a luxurious vacation to Italia. No big deal! There are several suites to choose from, but this tower struck us as something straight out of Game of Thrones. Perfect for you and your Direwolf.
4. Jewelry District Loft: Los Angeles, California
Truly a hip oasis in the heart of L.A., your Instagram account is begging you to stay in this loft. You and Trixie can visit local Pershing Square Park for playtime or hang on the patio by the succulent garden. Also, indoor swings!
5. Houseboat: Charleston, South Carolina
With a title like “Charleston’s Best AirBnB Experience,” you know you’ve hit the jackpot. This houseboat floats on the Cooper River a few miles from the historic district and tons of amazing restaurants. Dogs (but not puppies who scratch and bark) are totally allowed. Fair warning: You might be joined by some friendly dolphins during breakfast.
6. Shipping Container Home: Brooklyn, New York
One of the first of its kind in the Big Apple, this home is made out of upcycled shipping containers. The Airbnb unit on the ground level has heated floors in winter and A/C in summer. The place has fully functional plumbing, plenty of books to read and a cute little outdoor space for chilling. They welcome dogs and babies. TBH, it’s wider than a lot of other New York apartment options.
7. Yurts and Yetis Hideaway - Fairplay, Colorado
This spot is incredible, but definitely not for the faint of heart. Located on Mount Sherman, this yurt is an ideal getaway for outdoorsy folks looking to hike, ski and really unplug. There are no outlets (solar power only) and get ready to use an outhouse. Apparently, the night sky is unbelievable. Trixie will probably love this place, as long as she’s ready for adventure.
8. Southern Home: Nashville, Tennessee
The East Nashville neighborhood is trending big time and we’re here for it. Hit up a honkytonk bar along the downtown Broadway strip (a short drive away) and then come home to a chill night on the rooftop deck. This place is huge, gorgeous and primed for a fun time. Make sure Trixie brings her cowboy hat.
9. Bright, Colorful Apartment: San Francisco, California
OK, the entrance alone to this place will force you to pull out your camera. Then there’s the bay views, the impeccable decor, the artwork! You and Trixie may never want to leave.
10. Historic 1886 Victorian Mansion: New Orleans, Louisiana
This structure sits in the city’s Garden District; it used to be a River Merchant’s guest house and has since been restored. There’s a private porch and a small side yard area for playtime. Full disclosure: Pets are allowed, though if Trixie is a heavy shedder, be prepared to clean as you go.
11. Fresh and Vibrant Home: Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul) are quickly becoming some of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Beyond the bike- and dog-friendly atmosphere, this apartment makes it easy to see why. Bold colors, chic style, all designed intentionally to evoke a sense of peace and ease (there’s that midwestern charm!). Plus, the host offers to help find dog walking or pet-sitting services if needed. You betcha, Trixie!
12. Hip Logan Square Apartment: Chicago, Illinois
In 2017, this was the most popular AirBnB in Illinois, maybe because of the eclectic decor and spacious rooms. Best to visit in the summertime so you can take advantage of the plant-filled garden and porch area outside, though winter would be cozy, too, surrounded by plants and art inside. Small dogs only, Trixie!
13. Macadamia and Coffee Farm: Captain Cook, Hawaii
Probably the most dog-friendly place on our list, this farm is full of animals. We’re talking goats, cats, pigs, chickens, frogs (!) and more. As the host outlines, you’ve got to expect some hubbub and activity around the place (please read the host’s description—it’s fantastic). The unit itself is a soft cabin with an enormous king-sized bed and round, floral couch. Trixie’s gonna go nuts.
14. Retro Airstream Trailer: Wimberley, Texas
Experience tiny living in this renovated airstream! Like the farm above, it’s closer to glamping than staying in a hotel, though this one has a hot tub outside next to a fire pit. The trailer is nestled next to Smith Creek among trees and wilderness, offering Trixie tons of space to explore.
15. Tranquil Tiny House: Portland, Oregon
If you’re dead set on staying in a tiny house at some point, Portland is your place to find one. This charmer is basically a small studio apartment, with an outdoor space, but your first pet stays for free ($10 for each additional pet, which is still a bargain) and there’s a dog park three blocks away.