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Choosing a Pet Friendly Hotel in Colorado Springs

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First, some guidelines:

  • Don’t confuse a “pet-friendly” listing for a universal right-of-passage. The term means different things to different hotels. At the very least, confirm that the hotel does indeed still welcome pets and that you’re not reading an outdated listing. Call or email– whatever it takes– to spare yourself any headaches later. And know that, for all of the hotels we’ll list here, there will be an additional fee to bring your pup. A phone call will reveal how much.
  • Read a hotel’s policy for bringing a pet along. Listed guidelines usually explain where exactly your dog is permitted to go on the property and the rules on leashing. Policies can also indicate whether a dog can be left unattended in the room or the time limit to be left in the room, and what additional costs there may be should the pet damage the room or hotel property. There are different policies in place for those traveling with a service animal, so it’s a great idea to call a hotel to inquire directly about this specifically.
  • Many Colorado Springs hotels require you to make prior arrangements with housekeeping if your dog stays in the room. And just because a hotel permits dogs in the room, doesn’t mean they’re allowed in other, public areas, such as restaurants, lounges, pools, or fitness centers.
  • There may be a restriction on the number of dogs allowed, the weight limit, and the breed.
  • Hotels may require proof of vaccination, so it’s always a good idea to have that on hand.
  • Pack dog travel essentials for your trip including up-to-date ID tags, a pet first-aid kit, current vaccination records, water, food, treats, toys, a leash, and a familiar blanket from home. Travel may excite you, but Fido will likely be more comfortable snuggling with something familiar.
  • Read hotel reviews on Google and Yelp to discover how other guests traveling with pets describe their experience. Bring Fido is a great resource for getting more insight into what the hotel experience was like for dog owners before booking.

Now our Top 5:

We’re not ashamed to top the list with our own Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Upon check-in, registered dogs staying at the property will receive a welcome bag with treats and a roll of clean-up bags. Dogs must be on a leash during your stay and won’t be allowed in any restaurants. There is a limit of two dogs per room, each weighing under 80 pounds, and an additional per-day fee for each dog.

While dogs are not allowed in the pool area, tennis court, restaurants, or golf course at the Broadmoor, the hotel does offer a considerable number of pet perks. A  complimentary treat is available for dogs, as well as food bowls and Broadmoor bedding to use while staying at the hotel. A map of the property outlines where the pet stations are located. The hotel also has a list of preferred pet specialists for any pet sitting, walking services, veterinary services, and pet supplies you may require. There is even a special room-service menu available.

Kinship Landing’s boutique amenities don’t end with its two-legged visitors.
For an additional fee per night, guests are welcome to bring their dogs. In everyone’s best interest, the hotel offers designated pet-friendly rooms and corridors, located on the second floor. Look for a handy four-legged itinerary on their website complete with dog-friendly nearby hikes and breweries.

SCP Colorado Springs Hotel has 141 guest rooms in a minimalist style, using sustainable materials, and pets are welcome inside for an additional one-time fee. There is a limit of two dogs per room, however, and pets can’t be left unattended at any time. The staff requests reviewing their pet policy before checking in. This includes restrictions and acknowledgments, such as financial responsibility for any damage, not storing pet food outside, and the rules that dogs must be leashed at all times.

Finally, The Mining Exchange in downtown Colorado Springs invites up to two dogs per booking and they are able to stay for a non-refundable deposit. There is a 50-pound weight limit for each dog and guests must sign a pet waiver during check-in.

We could go on, but you get the idea; here in Colorado Springs, we want you and your dog. And sure we’d love for you to come and stay with us at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, but don’t let a full house discourage you from visiting our glorious city. The Springs is home to plenty of parks, trails, and breweries where dogs are welcome and we’d hate for you to miss out. Call our reservations team to book your stay today!