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Dog Friendly Hotels in Colorado Springs

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  • A pawful of our cities and towns have breed restrictions, as do many lodgings. Dig into the local laws and hotel policies to make sure your best four-legged friends are allowed.
  • Look up area leash laws and trail guidelines before planning your route. Refer to our previous blog post for an insider’s guide.
  • Big fluffy dogs will love our winter weather, but less cold-hardy breeds may want to tuck tails and run. Keep pups warm by knowing their ideal outdoor temps and with practical accessories like coats and snow booties.
  • Pack snacks and lots of extra water before going on hikes or outside excursions. It’s just as important for dogs to stay hydrated in the cold.
  • Our high altitudes affect dogs as much as they do people, but since they can be so eager to please, dogs might not let on. Take it easy on them when you’re playing outdoors, and again, keep them hydrated.
  • Don’t forget to bring your canine’s vaccination records. You’ll need them on hand at many hotels and to participate in some activities.

Now for our Top 6:

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.

El Colorado Lodge in Manitou invites guests to walk their canines on more than three acres of grounds, all with magnificent Pikes Peak views. Open and serving guests since 1926, the lodge is one of the oldest continually operating businesses in Manitou and has long established itself as a comfortable meeting place for families and friends seeking good old-fashioned Western hospitality.

The Academy Hotel on North Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs received a Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor in 2019. The hotel offers a free breakfast buffet complete with made-to-order omelets and a fabulous waffle bar. There is also a fitness center, indoor heated pool, complimentary games and coin-operated laundry on-site. Special for your dog, The Academy Hotel offers a designated “Pet Wing” featuring pet-friendly rooms that ensure Fido has everything he needs to make the night a good one.

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 to visit. 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!