The research and editorial teams are experts at California dog travel, tracking down the best places across the state to stay where your dogs are as welcome as you. Find dog-friendly hotels and lodging, from luxury resorts to economical motels, rustic cabins to campgrounds, vacation rentals to B&B’s.

Conquer Concord with your pup

Looking for a new, not-faraway place to explore with your dog for a day or a weekend? Think Concord— and bring your appetite and your hiking shoes. You’ll need them both in this East Bay city at the foot of iconic Mount Diablo. Settle in for a night or two at the dog-friendly Hilton Concord, certified “Clean & Safe” in light of the fading Covid-19 pandemic.  Read more.

Snow dogs! Where to ruff it up in the white stuff

Those of us who live in California have to pinch ourselves in thanks for proximity to gorgeous mountain environments just day-trip distance away. Even if you don’t live in a snow zone, it’s easy enough to visit—and no need to leave your four-legged sidekick behind. Here are some of our favorite places and tips for a fun snow trip with your dog: And Sno It Goes Tahoe Snow Stay  Read more.

Mammoth Lakes winter woof

It’s a beautiful drive whether coming from north or south on Highway 395, the Eastern Sierra byway that rivals (if not exceeds) the more famous coastal Highway 1 in terms of scenery. The year-round resort area centered around the Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain ski areas welcomes winter DogTrekkers with dozens of dog-friendly places to stay and endless wild open spaces to explore.  Read more.

Enjoy the great outdoors in Greater Palm Springs

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to travel more (with your four-legged best friend in tow), then start planning a getaway to Greater Palm Springs. With more than 300 days of sunshine annually, this Southern California oasis offers a blissful, sun-kissed escape during the winter months, and you’ll find ample opportunities to get outside, enjoy the mild weather and soak up some rays.  Read more.

Cozy winter lodging in Yosemite

This winter, treat yourself to a family and dog-friendly California experience that lets everyone feel like a kid again. Offering mountain adventures, family fun, unforgettable dining and spa options, and evening conversations around the cozy fireplace, Tenaya Lodge makes seasonal getaways seamless.    Read more.

Tenaya Lodge with the dog

If you're planning to visit Yosemite Park, including Badger Pass and other areas in the park that have restrictions on dogs, you have the option of reserving a limited spot at Tenaya Lodge’s indoor dog kennel.   Read more.

Tenaya Lodge for couples

After spending an active day skiing, snowboarding, exploring Badger Pass on a guided cross-country tour, or snowshoeing near Tenaya Lodge, you’ll be ready to relax at the Ascent Spa at Tenaya Lodge.  Read more.

Tenaya Lodge with the kids

Yosemite’s Badger Pass Ski Area is set to open this weekend, and you’ll find plenty of outdoor and indoor activities for children of all ages. Embark on downhill skiing and snowboarding adventures (or set beginners up with some lessons!), slide down the rugged hills by snow tube, or explore the scenery on snowshoes.  Read more.

Mendocino: More than a day trip

Mendocino sunset. Photo by Dave Kendrick.
Mendocino County is a DogTrekker favorite for so many reasons. That is why we have partnered with so many hotels, inns, resorts, cabins and glamping properties over the years. You will find accommodations to fit any taste and budget. The Stanford Inn by the Sea, Little River Inn, Noyo Harbor Inn, Sheep Dung Cottages, Baechtel Creek Inn, Beachcomber Properties and Mendocino Grove luxury camping ar  Read more.

Tail-waggin’ fun in Folsom and surrounding areas

Just up Highway 50 from Sacramento, the city of Folsom is a superb dog-friendly destination with a handsomely renovated Old Town just a block or two from the Sacramento River. Cuddle up in dog-friendly lodging and spend a weekend exploring with your four-legged friend.  Read more.

Capital canine discoveries

Old Sacramento.
If it’s your first visit to Sacto, don’t neglect to take a stroll through Capitol Park, a 40-acre urban preserve surrounding the imposing domed structure.  Read more.

Leave no dog behind when visiting Yosemite

Think about it this way. You’re with your dog just about every day. Do you really want to be apart from them on vacation? At Tenaya Lodge, you don’t have to leave a friend behind. Here, friendship travels.   Explore our yard today. You can learn more about Tenaya Lodge’s cool, dog-friendly accommodations and offerings at  Read more.

Headed for Yosemite? You lucky dog!

Tenaya Lodge Explorer Cabin.
In Yosemite, you’ll embark on a getaway you and your little buddy will never forget. Together, you can explore the wonders of the Sierra region at a full-service resort that offers 75 acres of outdoor recreation and accommodations.  Read more.

Dog-friendly rooms with a view

Almost half of the Noyo Harbor Inn’s 15 spacious rooms accommodate pups. Choose from king and queen options with soaking tubs, fireplaces and decks—plus views of gardens, the harbor, the river, and the distant Pacific Ocean. Thoughtful amenities and historic architecture round out the guest experience.  Read more.

Best in show: Dog-friendly Noyo Harbor Inn

Photo by Brendan McGuigan.
Welcome to Fort Bragg, where dog-friendly rooms at the Noyo Harbor Inn overlook the tree-lined Noyo River. The inn features waterfront patio dining, spa services and authentic Craftsman details dating back more than a century.  Read more.

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