Nowhere are man’s best friends more celebrated than the Napa Valley. The valley showcases its generous pet-friendly hospitality, as many of the valley’s wineries, restaurants, and lodging establishments provide extra special treats for four legged friends.
Thirsty? Dogs are a big part of a vintner’s life, and are welcome at more than 100 of the Napa Valley's finest wineries. Hungry? Many of the valley's restaurants with al fresco areas allow you to pamper your pet while dining in style. Visiting? Fear not, as several of the valley's most luxurious hotels and resorts also welcome pets.
So, gather your canine pals and make plans in the Napa Valley for the ultimate in people and pet pampering.
If you’re up for a special-occasion getaway centered on food and wine and can’t leave your four-legged other behind, consider the oh-so-chic Napa Valley town of Yountville. This culinary mecca is chock-a-block with strollable tasting rooms and restaurants (most with dog-friendly outdoor seating). Some 19 tasting rooms clustered within a mile of each other participate in the Yountville Wine Walk, which awards prizes based on the number of establishments visited. more »
Pampered pooch at Archer Hotel
Photo Credit: @5ong3ird
Downtown Napa is in the midst of a renaissance, and the new Archer Hotel, a 183-room boutique retreat, is part of it. The chic, five-story property themed to upscale wine-country lifestyles is within walking distance of many dog-friendly tasting rooms, restaurants and walking trails. Lounge at an outdoor table and enjoy valley views from the rooftop bar opening soon. more »
Piper at Archer Hotel Napa - Photo Credit: @piperthebabybear
When it comes to dog-friendly lodging in Napa Valley, there are almost as many choices as there are wineries to visit. Start your search by sorting out your parameters regarding type, location, level of luxury, price, etc., then delve into the dog-friendly listings on DogTrekker.com. more »
Camping in Wine Country - Photo Credit: @cswope18
Lodging choices in Napa Valley run from extravagant, five-star resorts to budget motels, but for that certain brand of DogTrekker who prefers to rough it a bit, there’s another alternative: camping. Whether sleeping in a tent, an RV or a rustic shelter, you’ll enjoy the valley from a unique perspective—and have money left over for a splurge. Here are three places to check out. more »
Jack & Humphrey enjoy a sunny day at St. Clair Brown Winery
Potential visitors to Napa Valley tend to think first of vine-covered hills dotted with wineries, wineries and more wineries. They’re all here, of course. But it would be a shame to bypass the city of Napa itself. A renaissance over the past two decades has transformed what once was the utilitarian center of wine country into a visitor destination packed with pizzazz. Downtown Napa is walkable, dog-friendly and filled with surprises for two- and four-legged visitors alike. more »