Book a room at any of these North Carolina accommodations, and your dog will feel as if he’s the most important member of the family.
1 Hampton Inn Benson
1 Hampton Inn BensonBensonSee on map
Conveniently located off I-40 and I-95, Hampton Inn Benson is a pet-friendly dream where you can bring your pup along on your trip to the Triangle for just a $25 fee. The coolest part? One-acre Benson Dog Park – with separate areas for bigger dogs and smaller pups – right next to the hotel, so your best friend can get their zoomies out whenever they need. When you’re looking to venture out, visit veteran- and woman-owned Fainting Goat Brewing Company’s dog-friendly patio; Cornerstone Café's variety of Belgian waffles (like maple bacon and Nutella) served all day; or Anthony’s La Piazza’s huge, delicious Italian portions.
2 The Park on Main Hotel
2 The Park on Main HotelHighlandsSee on map
This hotel, which welcomes pups free of charge, 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 and treats his pet visitors right with MacKenzie-Childs water bowls and Orvis pet beds. The hotel also has a pet fostering partnership with the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society to help pets find forever homes. Pro tip: Mr. Pickles' Dog Park is just a block away.
3 Oak Island Accommodations
3 Oak Island AccommodationsOak IslandSee on map
This family-owned property management company offers more than 150 dog-friendly vacation rentals. One specific property is a dog’s dream: A Pawsitive Attitude accommodates up to two dogs year-round, plus offers a fenced-in yard and an outdoor shower with hot and cold water.
4 The Umstead Hotel and Spa
4 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.
5 Aloft Asheville Downtown
5 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. 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 is more your style, consider Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn, which has two dog-friendly suites in its carriage house and a dog run on-site.
6 Atlantis Lodge
6 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.
7 The Westin Charlotte
7 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 a $50 per night pet fee, and guests must sign a waiver of liability.
8 Green Park Inn
8 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. In addition to the Parkway, the inn is close to Moses Cone Memorial Park and Julian Price Memorial Park, where your four-legged friend can enjoy playtime.
9 Inner Banks Inn & Restaurant
9 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.
10 The Fearrington House Inn
10 The Fearrington House InnPittsboroSee on map
A member of Relais & Chateaux, a portfolio of renowned hotels and restaurants around the world, this 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.
11 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.
Visit Outdoor NC for additional tips on how to connect with nature and help preserve the natural beauty of our state, plus useful information on traveling with pets.