Family fun with a pup-friendly pedigree

By: DogTrekker Staff
young girl on grass with 2 dogs.
Kids and dogs love the Stanford Inn. Photo by the Stanford Inn.

The Stanford Inn is a family-friendly jewel with plenty of four-paw delights – think hiking trails, a heated saltwater pool, scavenger hunts, canoes that accommodate dogs, and four state parks within two miles. Catch A Canoe & Bicycles Too rents gear on the resort grounds, and special packages cater to active families.  

Parents and children cherish adventures on and around the Stanford Inn grounds. Big River Beach and Headlands State Park are within a quarter of a mile, just across the bridge, and trails lace the landscape behind the inn. Don’t miss the old Coast Road, a bluff-top walk overlooking Pacific Ocean waves.

Located on the hotel property, Catch A Canoe & Bicycles, Too rents bicycles, kayaks, paddle boards and canoes. Treat furry family members to the canine cruisers, which let dogs perch on a stable middle deck as people do the paddling. Whether you choose a light Kevlar canoe or an old-school outrigger made from reclaimed redwood, you’ll find miles of Big River Estuary waterways to paddle. Keep an eye out for playful harbor seals, river otters and birds galore.

Looking for other ideas? Visit the lobby bookstore, or borrow pails and shovels and head for the beach to build sandcastles. Talk to the front desk about scavenger hunts through the resort’s gardens and grounds or meet rescued donkeys, llamas, and horses. Parents love the family-friendly suites here, along with the Vibrant Family Vacation Package. This three-night deal bundles dinners, cooking experiences, wellness classes and other tools that encourage healthy family living.


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