Pet-Friendly Accommodations in Wisconsin

Looking to pack up the bags and head somewhere fun, but don’t want to leave the family pet behind?  No worries here in Wisconsin, we’ve got options for pet travel!

Great news for visitors heading to one of the state’s many woodlands for a laid-back vacation: Many Wisconsin lake resorts are pet-friendly! Take for example, Baker’s Sunset Bay Resort on Lake Delton in Wisconsin Dells and the historic Gibson’s West Harbor Resort built on Washington Island around 1870.

Looking for something a little more urban? Upscale boutique hotels, like downtown Milwaukee’s Iron Horse Hotel, are also getting into the pet-friendly business. This motorcycle-themed hotel provides V.I.Pooch treatment with its Big Dog Package that includes the dog’s name on the welcome chalkboard in the lobby, treats, a big dog room service menu, and a map to dog-walking areas and outdoor restaurants.

At the Jefferson Street Inn, located in the historic arts district of downtown Wausau, the staff really rolls out the red carpet for pets. Case in point, this boutique hotel hosted Jack Hanna, star of “Into the Wild” and regular on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” He was in town for a performance and had animals in tow, including a penguin, snake, flamingo and tiger.

Another style of lodging that seems particularly pet-friendly is bed and breakfasts, with innkeepers proudly posting photos on their websites of their own pets along with their guests’ pets. Check out the elegant Stewart Inn in Wausau, the cozy Feathered Star B&B in Door County, or the country estate, Speckled Hen Inn, in Madison.

So bring the ENTIRE family to Wisconsin, we roll out the red carpet for the pooch.

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