Dog-Friendly Vacation Rental in California Gold Country

Dog & Pony Ranch

E. Clinton Rd.
Jackson, California 95642
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Local Phone: (408) 471-8757
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Dog & Pony Ranch

Escape to the beautiful Northern California Sierra foothills to enjoy nature from the comforts of a luxurious hilltop guest house with spectacular sunset views. It’s the best of both worlds with the peaceful privacy of 60 fenced rural acres plus the conveniences of being only a few miles from the Gold Country towns of Pine Grove, Jackson and Sutter Creek. The ranch is just 2-3 hours from the Bay Area making it an easy getaway for many Californians.

Comment from the owners:

"What makes our Dog & Pony Ranch so special are the features that have been designed for four-footed family members who are not just “pets considered” but "pets welcome!"Dog at Dog & Pony Ranch See our list of dog-friendly amenities below. Dog-loving guests rave about our unique leash-free property and have nicknamed it “Doggie Disneyland."

Dog & Pony Ranch roomThe private 1700 sq ft guest house has amenities galore for 2-6 people — it’s ideal for couples or a family (just one group at a time).

The spacious lodge-style home has pine-vaulted ceilings and lots of windows to enjoy the beautiful views plus luxury features such as double-sinks/showers and a deep jetted soaking tub.Dog & Pony Ranch Jacuzzi

There are plenty of entertainment options with big screen TV, WiFi, and a lots of indoor/outdoor games.

See the website for more photos and features of this unique property, and explore for many fun things to do nearby in Amador County Gold Country.

Dog playing at Dog & Pony ranch

If this sounds like the peaceful getaway you need, please contact Dog & Pont Ranch with any questions and to make your reservation!

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Dog-friendly Amenities

• Dog waste bags
• Cozy dog beds
• Dining/water bowls
• Special treats
• Crates, towels
• Dog-friendly floors and furniture
• Doggie door and extensive fencing, including multiple yards/runs to safely separate or contain dogs as needed
• Dog-friendly hiking/activity/attractions guide/listings at front desk
• Off leash hiking trails on 60 fenced private acres
• Agility equipment & artificial grass lawns for fetching
• Dog (and people) swimming pond

Dog-friendly Policies:

• Size: Since ranch accommodates one group at a time, allowance of dog(s) size & temperament is flexible.
• Maximum number allowed: as many as get along well together (Yes, as many as 5-6 dogs are welcome!)
• Cost per dog: $No additional fees for well-behaved dogs (general cleaning fee & security deposit for damages)
• Percentage of rooms that are dog-friendly: All
• Breed restrictions: All breeds allowed

Maya and Cody take a swim at Dog & Pony Ranch. Photo by Dave Kendrick.
Maya and Cody take a swim at Dog & Pony Ranch. Photo by Dave Kendrick.
We all love exciting, dog-friendly lodging and family experiences, and the farm stay adventure at Dog & Pony Ranch in Amador County stands out on that list.

DogTrekker Barketing Director Maya spends her days hiking off-leash and running around this scenic, 60-acre ranch in the Sierra foothills. She splashes and swims in the dog-friendly pond. She gets nose-to-nose with horses, llamas, mini-donkeys and chickens (with extensive fencing to keep dogs safely separated, of course). She also loves evening downtime with her parents in the luxury lodge-style homemore »
Photo Credit: Dog & Pony Ranch
Photo Credit: Dog & Pony Ranch
DogTrekker showcases many different types of lodging and family experiences, but none quite compares with the farm stay adventure at Dog & Pony Ranch in Amador County.

Maya,’s Director of Barketing, loves hiking on the 60-acre ranch, swimming in the dog-friendly pond, getting nose-to-nose with the horses, llamas, mini-donkeys and chickens (extensive fencing keeps dogs safely separated) and spending the evenings with her parents in the luxury lodge style homemore »
Baiocchi Wines - Photo Credit: @krispix3
Baiocchi Wines - Photo Credit: @krispix3
Amador County, best known for its robust zinfandels and barberas, celebrates big reds with its annual Barbera Festival, an outdoor sip-and-stroll event set this year for Sept. 16 at Terra d’Oro/Montevina Winery in the foothill town of Plymouth. More than 80 wineries from all over the state will be pouring, while top restaurants will offer samples of their fare. Artists, musicians and vendors will of course be on hand, too. If you can guarantee your dog will be a good dog in a crowded situation, bring her along (but be sure to keep her leashed, provide water and—you know the drill—pick up after her immediately should the need arise). more »
Dog in a stream
Kennedy Meadows in Sonora. Rachael Moore (CC)
On Highway 49 you’ll find a string of Gold Rush-era towns delightfully uncrowded at this time of year. While Sutter Creek and Jackson are well known bed-and-breakfast havens, DogTrekkers in search of cottage accommodations will strike gold with private vacation rentals such as the family-friendly Sutter Creek Cottage, situated right on Sutter Creek and just two blocks from Main Street’s half-mile-long strip of antiques stores, boutiques, tasting rooms and restaurants, many of them dog friendly. more »
Gracie at Dog and Pony Ranch
Gracie at Dog and Pony Ranch. Photo courtesy Dog and Pony Ranch.
The history books don’t say much about the ruff 'n' ready canines who kept lonely miners company and guarded their claims back in the Gold Rush days. But it’s clear that dogs today are as welcome as the tourists who visit “them thar hills” in search of rest, relaxation and scenery.  more »
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