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Best in show: Dog-friendly Noyo Harbor Inn

Best in show: Dog-friendly Noyo Harbor Inn

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.

It also serves as an upscale home base for enjoying canoe routes, coastal trails, photo walks and Skunk Train rides. The historic line travels Mendocino County’s classic Redwood Route, providing a dog-friendly introduction to the region’s scenic highlights.
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Dog-friendly rooms with a view

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. more »

The Best Dog-friendly Cabins and Cottages for Your Summer and Fall Trips

Maya at Nick’s Cove, Marshall, CA
Maya at Nick’s Cove, Marshall, CA

Yikes, can it be mid-summer already? As California opens up from its pandemic slumber, road trips are all the rage and travelers are on the move with their pups. The top lodging choice for DogTrekkers this year are cabins and cottages. Here are stories that are some of our favorites.

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Yo! Yosemite Calls You and Your Dog

Exployer Cabins, courtesy of Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Exployer Cabins, courtesy of Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Yosemite is now open, as are the 50 new two-bedroom Tenaya Lodge Explorer Cabins that opened in 2019. Tenaya Lodge, a luxury establishment in Fish Camp, just two miles outside the park’s southern (Wawona, Highway 41) entrance, has long been a DogTrekker favorite. The dog-friendly Explorer Cabins are scattered over 27 forested acres walking distance from Tenaya Lodge, Jackalopes Bar & Grill and activities, including hiking. Book direct and savemore »

Tap into Adventure in Concord

Contra Costa County Beer Trail Now through June 30!
Contra Costa County Beer Trail Now through June 30!

Set in the shadow of magnificent Mount Diablo, dog-friendly Concord is an under-the-radar East Bay gem. Jazz musician Dave Brubeck was born here. The popular Iron Horse Regional Trail winds through town. Dog-friendly hiking paths unfold in every direction, and a new passport program spotlights a thriving regional craft beer scene. more »

Stay and Play in Concord

Stay and play in Concord
Stay and play in Concord

Concord is a convenient, one-tank trip from several Bay Area, Sonoma and Napa communities. Visit the new Concord Visitor Center for travel inspiration, hike scenic regional parks with your pup, or follow the Concord Taco Trail that features nearly 40 local taquerias and restaurants. Then, overnight at one of Concord’s dog-friendly hotelsmore »

Rest and Recharge in Coastal Mendocino at the Stanford Inn!

Rest and Recharge in Coastal Mendocino at the Stanford Inn!


Fresh sea breezes. Fido-friendly paddling, pedaling and hiking. Local wine and produce plated hours after harvest. Simple suggestions for living well. Enjoy highlights like these at dog-passionate Stanford Inn by the Sea, a historic farm and eco-resort on the Mendocino coast.

Tucked between old-growth trees and USDA-certified organic gardens, this dog-friendly destination weaves wellness, relaxation and only-in-California recreation into each stay. Here’s what to explore when you visit. more »

Activities for Every Family Member at the Stanford Inn

Biking above the Big River. Photo courtesy of Catch A Canoe.
Biking above the Big River. Photo courtesy of Catch A Canoe.

With a blufftop location above sparkling Mendocino Bay, the Stanford Inn by the Sea is a convenient home base for adventurers of all ages. Beaches and hiking trails are a big draw here on the rugged California coast; you’ll find four state parks within two miles of the property. Catch A Canoe & Bicycles, Too! rents equipment on the resort grounds, complete with specialized gear for pups. more »

Walking Trails and Waggin’ Tails Near the Stanford Inn

Dog-sailing on Big River. Photo courtesy of Catch A Canoe.
Dog-sailing on Big River. Photo courtesy of Catch A Canoe.

Stanford Inn Wellness Programs Director Sid Garza-Hillman oversees experiences that help resort guests recharge, revive and restore their health. One of his favorite recommendations is a simple one: walking. Taking more steps benefits both humans and their four-legged family members. With gorgeous beaches, state parks and small-town streets all within a stone’s throw of the Stanford Inn, it’s a great place to start. more »

Wellness by the Sea at the Stanford Inn

Maya checks out the USDA Certified Organic farm garden.
Maya checks out the USDA Certified Organic farm garden.


While many spa and wellness resorts push guests toward fixed goals, the Stanford Inn by the Sea breaks healthy living into manageable, easy-to-integrate steps. At the property’s Mendocino Center for Living Well, long-term wellness starts with nutritious food and simple habits that inspire joy—from the delight that comes with discovering new trails with the dogs, to the satisfaction of meditating or relaxing in a saltwater poolmore »

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