If being on or near the water is a priority on your Lake County vacation, you’ll find options aplenty among the many family-owned and operated cabin resorts situated along the Clear Lake and Blue Lakes shores. Blue Fish Cove Resort on Clear Lake, for example, has pet-friendly cabins with lake views, full kitchens and private BBQ grills, along with amenities including a boat launch, fishing pier, beach, game room and grassy lawn perfect for a (leashed) romp.
Nearby, pet-friendly Indian Beach Resort has 10 waterfront cabins, boat rentals, a convenience store, fishing pier and beach. Edgewater Resort on Soda Bay is primarily an RV facility, but has pet-friendly furnished cabins as well, while Clear Lake Cottages & Marina features pet-friendly cottages (some with kitchens) along with boat docking and launching facilities. In Upper Lake, the Narrows Lodge Resort is a lakefront retreat with pet-friendly cabins (some with kitchenettes) and motel rooms, along with RV and tent sites. Vista del Lago Lake House and Cottages also has pet-friendly cottages as well as the requisite waterfront fishing and lounging facilities. And then there’s the vintage-themed Linger Longer, whose pet-friendly housekeeping cabins evoke the 1950s with names like Bogie & Bacall, Marilyn, Ricky & Lucy, the Cleavers, the Honeymooners and the Mertzes.
In nearby Blue Lakes, where the maximum speed limit on the crystalline water is a tranquil 5 mph, the upscale and pet-friendly Lodge at Blue Lakes, dating to the 1870s and meticulously renovated, offers pet-friendly lodging and the biggest fleet of boat rentals in the county, including everything from kayaks and stand-up paddleboards to electric pontoon boats.
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