Pet Friendly trips to Virginia


If you’re like most pet parents, you’re probably pampering your pet, showering him with love and affection. So when you go on holiday, you want to stay in a pet accommodation that offers special benefits for both of you i your pet.

Whatever type of vacation you plan, Virginia is an amazing destination. Not only do many accommodate your pet, but they also treat it as a guest and provide special benefits for pets. In addition, the staff is more than happy to recommend places you and your dog can go together making your holiday even more special. While there are many pet accommodation options in Virginia, the following are just a few accommodations where staff love pets as much as you do and treat them as part of the family.

Vacation Rentals Sandbridge Realty – Offering the perfect getaway for a family vacation, Sandbridge Realty manages 43 pet rental homes that receive dogs on Sandbridge Beach, located in the southern part of Virginia Beach. (Sorry, but cats are not allowed.) When you report a pet-friendly vacation home, your dog will receive free bowls. Staff can also recommend local dog parks where you and your dog can run and play.

Bed and breakfast Hopkins – Located in Sperryville, this bed & breakfast offers pets allowed in the garden. When you sign up, your furry companion will receive free pet containers. Feel free to ask the staff about walking routes with pets. Not only can they provide area maps, but they can suggest the most colorful areas and customize the route for their dog.

Holladay House Bed and Breakfast – This Orange bed & breakfast offers pets allowed in the garden. Upon check-in, your dog or cat will receive a welcome basket that includes bowls, treats and a toy. If you like to take your dog everywhere, you are in luck. Visit wineries that allow you to take your dog. (Staff provide free passes for wineries.) Or stop by one of the open-air restaurants where the dogs are housed.

Washington Suites Alexandria – Located minutes from Alexandria, this hotel accepts pets in designated apartments. You will feel at home in these accommodations that offer enough space for even the largest dog. Cook your pet’s favorite food in the fully equipped kitchen. Walk your dog in the designated hotel area or ask the staff to recommend local dog parks. Visit Alexandria’s Old Town and relax in the restaurant that allows dogs in the outdoor dining area.

Iris Inn – Set in Waynesboro, this pet shelter overlooks the Shenandoah Valley from the 12-acre Blue Ridge and hosts dogs at Deep Woods Cottage and Garden Path Cottage. (Sorry, but cats are not allowed.) You and your dog can relax in these spacious accommodations and enjoy the beautiful, wooded surroundings. Explore the center of Waynesboro, which offers dog walking areas, or visit some wineries and breweries where dogs are allowed.

Accommodation – Located in Hopewell, this pet hotel offers your pet a ton of love and makes you feel at home. When you sign up, your dog or cat will receive free toys. The staff also likes to share treats. (Your pet probably won’t mind.) You can walk your dog in the designated pet areas on the hotel property. But be sure to ask the staff to recommend local dog parks so your dog can run and play.

To learn more about these and other accommodations in Virginia, visit You want to be pampered when you are on vacation, so choose accommodation that will also offer special benefits for your pet. After all, a vacation is an escape for the whole family, including your four-legged family member.