Are you planning to go on road trips with your best friend but don’t know where the pet-friendly rentals are? You’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of Airbnb rentals around the United States to choose from where you’ll find pet-friendly hosts. From mountain retreats, lakefront estates, and luxury farms, your furry friend is sure to enjoy a stay in these dog-friendly Airbnbs around the northeast.
Why Look for a Pet-Friendly Airbnb?
Compared to pet-friendly hotels, a rental property from Airbnb will give pet owners a pet-friendly accommodation that’s exclusive to them and their beloved pets. Moreover, Airbnb hosts offer private homes rather than stuffy and small hotel rooms, so your dogs can run and play within the outdoor space that the house comes with. You’ll also be happy to know that Airbnb offers plenty of pet-friendly vacation rentals in their search results, which means you’ll have plenty of options to choose from.
But there are a few things you need to remember when looking through a pet-friendly listing such as the listing description to get the details you need, as well as additional charges such as a “pet fee.” You’ll also want to look at the “house rules” stated on the listing to see if there’s a pet deposit needed before your stay. Finally, if you have a pet that’s not a dog, it’s also a good idea to ask the host if they have rigid pet policies and to check for Airbnb’s pet policy.
Dog-Friendly Airbnbs Around the Northeast
If you’re looking for a dog-friendly stay where you can spend quality time with your beloved pooch, here are the best options that have dozens of positive reviews throughout the northeast.
Montauk, New York
This scenic, four-bedroom waterfront home is the perfect place to stay with your family and pets (including service animals). It comes with 3.5 bathrooms and can accommodate up to 9 guests, making it a great option for gatherings as well as a pet-friendly stay. Featuring a full kitchen, high ceilings, modern decor, a hot tub, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a pool (the most-searched-for amenity on Airbnb), you’ll find it offers plenty of value for your money.
While there is an extra fee to have your dogs stay the day, this serene house is well worth splurging on.
Fire Island Pines
This iconic architectural home has been around since 1961 and features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and is a pet-friendly accommodation that can accommodate up to 6 guests. Because it has a pyramid shape, it’s highly popular among the rental properties found on Airbnb; the great room has a fireplace while the master suite has a walk-in shower and a king-sized bed. Bordering the Fire Island National Seashore, it offers a direct view of the ocean, bay, and sand dunes.
It also offers a big office area in case dog owners decide to take a long vacation with their fur babies.
New York City
No matter what kind of assistance animals you might have with you, everyone will be thrilled to explore New York City and retreat to this gorgeous home. With 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, this Airbnb property is located in a historic building that’s within walking distance from Soho, Nono, and East Village. Equipped with a bedroom with large windows, a wooden staircase, multiple fireplaces, and private terraces for fresh air, you will love this modern apartment.
It can accommodate a number of guests (6 maximum) and pets, who are sure to enjoy the steam shower, Jacuzzi tub, and exposed brick walls.
The newly constructed Ross House features 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms and is located in the southeastern part of Block Island. Here, you’ll find that there are few homes and even fewer property owners, so you and your dog can enjoy the remoteness of this area. Set up on the bluffs, this pet-friendly home has beautiful French doors that face the ocean, plenty of light, high ceilings, and water views.
Housing up to 7 guests, you’ll especially love its outdoor showers where you can rinse your pup after a walk from the nearby beach.
This 5-bedroom and 5.5-bathroom lakeside retreat can give the best getaway for the whole family, including your four-legged friends. Standing three stories high, this strategically placed house offers idyllic views of the lake where you can swim during summer and skate during winter. It can host up to 12 guests offering a gourmet kitchen and a great room that comes with a floor-to-ceiling fireplace that you can take full advantage of.
Once outside, your friends and family will be able to make the most out of your stay by using the grill, outdoor fire pit, hot tub, and infinity pool.
If you have emotional support animals, they will love pet-friendly houses like this one which is just a short walk away from the dog-friendly beach. Accommodating up to 9 guests, this 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom home is also a short distance away from Lighthouse Beach and is hidden away in a private oasis that overlooks Frost Fish Creek. There are plenty of highlights to the Slate House, including an open floor plan, sliding doors, a fireplace, water views, a screened-in lounge, blue-slate floors, and a fire pit.
High Meadows Estate
When you’re looking for dog-friendly places with plenty of room for your dogs to run, this private and stunning 19th-century historic home is located out in the country with 15 acres of land. You can relax in the main house where you can soak in the bathtubs and enjoy the sunroom, or you can explore the wineries around the surrounding area. You’ll also find that this house features two fireplaces and oversized windows that overlook the gardens.
You’ll find that its yard is also a great place to stay; covered porches with seating and a fire pit make this option a true paradise among Airbnb accommodations.
Historic Farmhouse With Heated Pool
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
For those who want to explore the historic side of Harpers Ferry or hike through the Appalachian Trail, this home provides the ideal location for rest and respite. Here you’ll find modern amenities such as a smart TV, a well-maintained garden, and a living room with a pool table in contrast with the classic farm views. The home décor is also Instagram-worthy, so you’ll surely want to take selfies along with your furry friends.
However, you’ll need to get prior approval for your canine pals to stay which comes with an extra cost of $100.
Sugar Tree Lodge
Families looking to completely disconnect from their busy lives and immerse themselves in nature will find that the Sugar Tree Lodge is a good choice. Located in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, this home sits inside a 400-acre nature reserve where you’ll get access to boating, fishing, hiking, picnics, family games, bonfires, and more. Its living room features an open floor plan, centralized air conditioning, and a wood-burning fireplace along with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that overlook a pretty pond.
It also has a unique perk that not many pet-friendly options will have which is a 25-foot tent by the yard that you can use for cooking or camping.
No matter where you choose to go with your pup, make sure that you look for options that are dog-friendly; at the end of the day, you’ll want a place where you and your dog can relax. While some options may offer free parking, others will have pet amenities, but you need to make sure that you’re aware of any additional fees for pets. To ensure that a place lives up to your expectations, be sure to read the property description and the fine print before booking your stay with your canine best friend.