Where can you go when you have a dog in tow? Luckily, in Wisconsin, there are many places that invite you to bring along your four-legged friend. Here are 13 resorts and hotels throughout the state happy to host you and your pooch. Be sure to confirm all pet policies online to prepare for an unforgettable stay.
Justin Trails B&B Resort – Sparta
With 200 acres of meadows and woodlands, three ponds and plentiful trails to explore off-leash, your dog will be spoiled at Justin Trails B&B Resort. Take advantage of the fenced dog park, or guest pets can run free away from resort buildings if they’re willing to make friends with the resident husky and llamas.
There’s no weight limit, and owners pay a small daily pet fee for suites and cabin rentals.
Hotel Indigo – Madison
Hotel Indigo in downtown Madison puts you and your pooch in the heart of Wisconsin’s capital city. Be sure to snap some selfies together in front of the colorful murals that showcase the historical architecture of this recently converted building. Get some fresh air by taking your pup for a short stroll to the Capitol Square and enjoying the sights (and smells!) of Madison. Up to two dogs are allowed per room, with one flat pet fee for stays under seven nights.
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa – Lake Geneva
Your pup may not want to go home after a swanky stay at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, which allows up to two small dogs per room with an extra fee. Guests receive a door hanger for their room, a food bowl, “Guest of Grand Geneva” tags for their dog’s collar and a clean-up packet for use in the resort’s designated outdoor pet areas. Downtown Lake Geneva is just a 5-minute drive away and full of many more adventures for you and your pooch.
For dog-friendly accommodations right on Geneva Lake, also consider Eleven Gables Inn and Cottage. Walking along the community’s gorgeous shoreline path and swimming off the pier will give your pal plenty to do!
The Iron Horse Hotel – Milwaukee
If you're staying in Milwaukee, The Iron Horse Hotel is a century-old converted warehouse offering modern lofts that are biker-, business trip-, and even bowwow-friendly. Canines large and small will get their own in-room pet bed, bowls, gourmet treats in a pint glass and more with the impressive Big Dog Special.
Your pup’s name will be displayed on the lobby’s welcome chalkboard, and the hotel provides dog owners with a list of suggested parks and restaurants. An overnight charge covers your pet’s stay.
For a simpler, no-frills option, try the Arf program at Aloft Milwaukee Downtown. Dogs up to 40 pounds can stay for free!
Country House Resort – Sister Bay
The owners the Country House Resort in Sister Bay love dogs so much, they have their own “canine concierge,” Riley the corgi! For a nightly fee, guest dogs and their owners will get in-room food and water dishes and a bed upon request, along with a welcome basket of towels, furniture covers, waste bags, an all-natural treat and local dog-friendly listings.
An outside dog wash area is a perfect way to clean up after some playtime on the resort’s nature trails and 1,100 feet of private shoreline along Lake Michigan's Green Bay.
Inn on Woodlake – Kohler
Pet-sitting services are the highlight at the Inn on Woodlake, part of the larger American Club Resort. Wander the private beach and scenic paths along the water for a serene getaway with your furry friend. Guests pay a flat fee for up to two dogs, each weighing up to 70 pounds, and the inn requests that they be crated if left unattended.
Or, make a reservation for a sitter so your pup doesn’t have to be alone while you relax at the luxury spa.
Jefferson Street Inn – Wausau
The Jefferson Street Inn in Wausau offers its own pet-friendly package with a welcome bag of treats and set of pet dishes for your room. The pet fee is conveniently included when you book the package.
The downtown hotel once hosted “Into the Wild” star Jack Hanna and a few of his exotic animals, including a tiger, snake, penguin and flamingo. With the location just a block from Wausau’s Riverwalk and close to parks, you and your pup will have plenty of opportunities for exploring.
Garmisch USA Resort – Cable
Most of the Bavarian-style rental cabins at the Garmisch USA Resort in the Northwoods roll out the welcome mat for dogs. A pet fee is added to your weekly rate, with seasonal stays available between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
The pristine natural location on Lake Namakagon in Wisconsin’s vast Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest couldn’t be a better setting for a memorable adventure with your best friend.
Oak Ridge Resort – Phelps
One of the few pet-friendly resorts on the state border-straddling Lac Viex Desert lake, Oak Ridge Resort welcomes dogs without size restrictions. A daily or weekly fee is applied to your stay, with an extra cleaning charge if pet hair is left on linens or furniture.
The resort is located north of Phelps within the Nicolet National Forest and surrounded by dozens of sparkling lakes perfect for hiking, swimming and more with your furry friend.