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Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains are a prime pet-friendly destination with so much to do outdoors, it's easy for your four-legged friend to join in on the adventure. There's plenty of pet-friendly lodging in the Asheville area that welcomes your canine companions and offers access to hiking trails, outdoors, dog parks, and other pet-friendly experiences. Knowing all your options will help you and your furbaby have a seamless experience in the mountains. Feature photo courtesy of Kat Dellinger

Pet Friendly Asheville
Photo Courtesy of Kat Dellinger and her pup Truman

Your first stop should be to Asheville’s Dog Welcome Center (the first official in the United States!). It's located at The Dog Door on Battle Square in downtown Asheville. They have potty areas, water fountains, free goody bags and info on dog-friendly attractions in Asheville, restaurants, and things to do in the area. They also offer Dog Tours of the city, featuring dog-friendly local shops, breweries, and even canine dining options. Downtown tours are offered Fridays at 12 PM. Read more on Asheville Dog City USA

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Pet-friendly hotels in Asheville like Aloft offer fun doggy add-ons like a doggy bed, goody bags and rooftop walking area for your furry visitor. Other places like cabins and B&Bs provide a home-like environment for you and your pet, some even have large fenced-in areas for your dog to run. 

Tips for Pet-Friendly Lodging: Call and ask plenty of questions about pet policies/fees, facilities, and places to walk your pet. Ask about pet sitters (avoid leaving your dog alone in a strange room). Keep your pet leashed outdoors and in all public areas.

See our Pet-Friendly Guide for everything you need to know about bringing your dog to national forests, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, campgrounds, Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore and more. Also, read more about Downtown Asheville.

Top Pet-Friendly Places to Stay Near Asheville

Yonder Luxury Vacation Rentals, Asheville

This premier luxury cabin and home vacation rental firm has 165+ hand selected properties, ranging from quaint 1 bedroom cabins and lofts for romantic weekends to sprawling 9 bedroom estates for large family gatherings, corporate retreats or intimate weddings. Yonder also knows how pets are a part of these gatherings and proudly allows guests to bring their dogs along. Rates from $175/night,… read more

Greybeard Vacation Rentals

Choose from over 200 top-notch vacation rentals and cabins in Asheville, Black Mountain, and Western NC. Plenty of options including secluded mountain top getaways, romantic cottages with hot tubs, large family-friendly vacation homes, and more! Greybeard Vacation Rentals has been around since 1999, and they make your getaway effortless. Cabins include pet-friendly, wifi, fully equipped… read more

Carolina Mornings, Asheville

Whatever your needs, they've got plenty of options with 140 high-end cabin and vacation home rentals curated for the perfect guest experience! Situated in and around Asheville, these rentals offer amenities including pet-friendly options, hot tubs, mountain views, pools, game tables, large group accommodations, and more! Whether you’re looking for a large 7-bedroom mountain home or an… read more

Hotel Indigo, Asheville

With peace of mind from IHG Way of Clean enhanced cleaning measures, you can relax and enjoy everything this boutique hotel in Downtown Asheville has to offer. Inspired by the vibrant local area,… read more

Barkwells Dog Lovers Retreat, Mills River

With two locations near Asheville & Brevard, these dog-centric vacation rentals are close to all the fun and far away from every day. Dogs run, swim and play on acres of fenced meadows with a… read more

Quality Inn Biltmore, Asheville

Affordable accommodations with plenty of value-added amenities, including a complimentary, full, hot breakfast buffet. Romantic whirlpool suites and mountainview rooms available. Five miles from… read more

AC Hotel Asheville Downtown

This stylish luxury downtown Asheville hotel features sleek European design and local influences. Located just a block from Pack Square, it has a restaurant and bar on the 9th floor, with sunset… read more

Hot Springs Log Cabins, Hot Springs

Escape to a cozy honeymoon log cabin for two, surrounded by the peaks of Pisgah National Forest. Enjoy your own private fireplace, hot tub and a fully-stocked kitchen. Some cabins are pet-friendly… read more

Country Inn & Suites, Asheville River Arts District

Just across the French Broad River from downtown, the hotel has a shuttle service to the River Arts District and Downtown Asheville so you don't have to hunt for parking. Take a dip in their… read more

Haywood Park Hotel, Asheville

Stay right in the heart of downtown Asheville at this historic, boutique hotel. Be pampered in elegantly-appointed, oversized suites. Enjoy champagne at check-in and immerse yourself in Southern… read more

Country Inn & Suites - Westgate, Asheville

Just across the French Broad River from downtown, the hotel has a shuttle service to the River Arts District and Downtown Asheville so you don't have to hunt for parking. Take a dip in their… read more

Aloft Hotel, Downtown Asheville

Celebrate your style at Aloft Asheville Downtown. Stroll out the door to find loads of enticing eateries, plus a vibrant arts scene - all minutes from the Biltmore Estate and mountain exploration… read more

Broadwing Farm Cabins, Hot Springs

3 lovely cabins, each with a private hot tub filled with fresh mineral water from a well on their 85-acre organic farm. You even have access to their organic vegetables and u-pick blueberries in… read more

3B's Inn Bed Breakfast & Biscuits, near Asheville

This dog-loving resort is a playcation for pups and their owners, just 20 minutes from Asheville. Find dog beds and bowls in every room, along with private dog cabins and fenced play area. Their 5… read more

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