Traveling with your favorite four-legged friend? You'll find plenty of North Carolina hotels, bed-and-breakfasts, cabins and vacation rentals that welcome dogs as overnight guests. Some places to stay even go above and beyond to make man’s best friend feel at home.
Book a room at any of these accommodations, and your dog will feel as if he’s the most important member of the family.
1 Inner Banks Inn & Restaurant
1 Inner Banks Inn & RestaurantEdentonSee on map
One of Edenton’s most charming bed and breakfasts, the inn welcomes dogs in its two suites in The Tillie Bond Cottage, which has a fenced-in backyard. The pet fee is included in the room rate. Dog treats are readily available in the kitchen, and pets are welcome to accompany guests on the outdoor patios and porches.
2 The Westin Charlotte
2 The Westin CharlotteCharlotteSee on map
Dogs receive the vibrant city experience at this Uptown Charlotte hotel. Pet amenities include The Westin Heavenly Dog Bed, welcome kit and food bowls with a mat. The beds are also available for purchase in the Westin Store. There is no pet fee, but guests must sign a waiver of liability.
3 BarkwellsMills RiverSee on map
This dog-centric location comprises eight cabins on more than 8 fenced-in acres with a pond. Each cabin has its own gated porch and private, fenced yard. The property requires a refundable $100 damage deposit for first-time visitors with dogs. All of the standard dog amenities, such as bowls and beds, are stocked in the cabins.
4 Otway House Bed & Breakfast
4 Otway House Bed & BreakfastBeaufortSee on map
The Otway House has four guest rooms, each with its own bathroom, and a wide front porch with rocking chairs. Dogs are welcome for an additional $20 per pet, per night. Indoor-outdoor kennels are available for them while guests are away from the house, and a quarter-acre fenced-in yard has plenty of grass and room to run.
5 The Fearrington House Inn
5 The Fearrington House InnPittsboroSee on map
A member of Relais & Chateaux, a portfolio of renowned hotels and restaurants around the world, this Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond inn is situated among the farm and garden landscape at Fearrington Village. It welcomes dogs for a $50 fee per pet, per night, and provides them with treats at turndown service. You're encouraged to walk your dog throughout the beautiful grounds, which include trails and a park. Shops in the Village Center also offer dog treats as well as collars and toys for purchase. The Village’s two casual restaurants allow dogs to accompany guests on their patios and provide water bowls.
6 Green Park Inn
6 Green Park InnBlowing RockSee on map
Located just off of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Green Park Inn welcomes guests with dogs. The hotel does request advanced reservations for pets, a $25 nightly fee and a refundable $100 damage deposit. Your dog will receive a “biscuit bag” upon arrival. In addition to the Parkway, the inn is close to Moses Cone Memorial Park and Julian Price Memorial Park, where your 4-legged friend can enjoy playtime.
7 Atlantis Lodge
7 Atlantis LodgeAtlantic BeachSee on map
This oceanfront lodge has been a favorite of pet owners for decades; it opened in 1963 and has a retro beach feel. Many guests are repeat visitors year after year. The lodge’s spacious property with maritime forest has plenty of room to stroll with your dog on a leash, or let him run in the fenced-in dog park. The fee is $15 per pet, per night.
8 The Umstead Hotel and Spa
8 The Umstead Hotel and SpaCarySee on map
The Umstead provides dogs with their own space called DogWoods. Named after North Carolina’s state flower, the enclosed area has plenty of room to play. Complimentary tennis balls encourage a game of fetch. Dogs are pampered inside, too, with water bowls, beds and treats. The hotel charges a flat fee of $200 for pets.
9 Aloft Asheville Downtown
9 Aloft Asheville DowntownAshevilleSee on map
Dogs are pampered at this downtown spot with their own food and water bowls, bed, toys and locally baked treats. The rooftop Air Level has a pet path of artificial turf specifically for walking and playing. You’ll be happy to learn that pet accommodations require no additional fee. And for those who are interested in adding to their families, the hotel has a dog adoption program in partnership with Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue, housing one pooch at a time who wears an “Adopt Me” vest and can be adopted and taken to a new home.
Also try: When a bed-and-breakfast setting is more your style, consider Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn, which has three dog-friendly suites in its carriage house and a dog run on-site. The pet fee is $30 per pet, per night. Dogs are welcomed with a note from the resident dog, Lady Amber Abbington.
10 The Park on Main Hotel
10 The Park on Main HotelHighlandsSee on map
This hotel makes its commitment to dogs clear from the beginning with a black Scottish terrier as its logo and mascot. The rooms even have Scotty-shaped soaps. The mascot’s name is Mr. Pickles, and he makes special appearances to greet guests. He treats his pet visitors right with MacKenzie-Childs water bowls and Orvis pet beds. The Park on Main welcomes dogs free of charge. The hotel also has a pet fostering partnership with the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society to help pets find forever homes.
11 Oak Island Accommodations
11 Oak Island AccommodationsOak IslandSee on map
This family-owned property management company offers more than 175 dog-friendly vacation rentals. Reservations for guests with one dog require a $100 nonrefundable fee; for additional dogs, the fee is $50 each. Guests traveling with dogs receive a treat from the local pet shop upon arrival. One specific property is a dog’s dream. Sea Dogs on the western end of the island has a shaded dog run, latching gates on two of the home’s covered porches and a dog-washing station to clean up after a day at the beach.