Carmel of the North DogCation

By: DogTrekker Staff
Stanford Inn DogCation

While Carmel has the well-earned reputation as the dog-friendly capital of the world, Mendocino County is certainly nipping at her heels. Leading the charge is one of Mendocino’s favorite dog-friendly inns, Stanford Inn by the Sea, which is once again hosting’s first DogCation of 2016.

“Pets welcome” is not just a saying at the Stanford Inn. It’s a decades-old commitment from owners Joan and Jeff Stanford. Every room is dog friendly, with no breed or size restrictions. Upon arrival, dogs are provided easily digested sweet potato treats, protective bed sheets, stainless-steel water and food bowls and Intelligent Products pick-up bags

For breakfast (included in the rates) and dinner at Ravens' Restaurant, well-behaved dogs may join their people at special tables in the lobby, just outside the main dining room. Dogs love the ability to lounge with their owners while they eat at the Stanford Inn.

Adjacent to the Stanford Inn, outfitter Catch-A-Canoe & Bicycles Too rents dog-friendly watercraft for exploring the Big River estuary. New to the fleet is the Canine Cruiser, the 19th handmade redwood outrigger in Catch-A-Canoe’s eclectic collection of kayaks and canoes. A roomy and stable platform in the center of the craft can accommodate up to four canine passengers, allowing them to sit, stand or lie down as the scenery slides by.

Enter the contest for a chance to win this wonderful getaway with your dogs including complimentary breakfasts, waived pet fees and special amenities. Register here to win.