Photos: Courtesy Airbnb / Individual Listings
Any pet owner can tell you about the elephant (er…dog) in the room when it comes to booking an Airbnb. Many rentals will not allow pets on their property for fear of damage, filth, or messes in the yard. However, that doesn’t mean all rental property managers feel that way. Airbnb makes things easy by providing a “pets allowed” filter in their search engine. We’re taking it a step further by providing you with a list of perfectly rustic rentals
that welcome four-legged travelers
Idyllwild-Pine Cove, California
Quick Facts: 6 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1.5 baths
This dog-friendly cabin is ready to welcome you in beautiful Idyllwild, California. Unplug and unwind at the cabin’s picturesque wooded lot. Then walk or drive into town for access to restaurants, shops, boutiques, and galleries. It’s the best of both worlds: secluded yet civilized. The inside of the cabin includes a wood-burning fireplace, spiral staircase, and TV. You’ll also have access to wifi and air conditioning, a major amenity for an A-frame cabin.
Quick Facts: 9 guests, 3 bedrooms, 4 beds, 2 baths
Your dog is going to love this beautifully designed, brand-new, 1,800 square-foot cabin. Enjoy a dip in the hot tub and a game of ping pong afterward. Nearby activities include hiking, fishing, biking, and boating. It’s also located within walking distance of Nelson Preserve – I see plenty of dog walks in Fido's future!
Moultonborough, New Hampshire
Quick Facts: 5 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bath
If your pet likes the water, then this Lake Winnipesaukee property will be a sure bet. Relax and boat-watch from the dock, or read a book on the screened-in porch. A 20-minute drive from the cottage lands you in downtown Wolfeboro where you'll have easy access to dining and shopping.
Quick Facts: 6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1.5 baths
The front deck steals the show of this gambrel-roofed cabin. Elevated and draped in string lights, it is the perfect spot to hang with your pet and socialize with friends and family. Inside you’ll enjoy a wood stove, river stone shower, and wifi. The cabin's prime location near Park City and Salt Lake City allows you to escape to nature with the convenience of having major hubs nearby.
Key West, Florida
Quick Facts: 6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1 bath
If you and your pet are looking for something a little more tropical, check into this tiny cottage in Key West, Florida. Its colorful walls, lush greenery, and unbeatable location seem to shout “we’re on island time now” and will be sure to put you in a relaxed state of mind. Only two blocks from Duval street, you’ll have prime access to restaurants, bars, art galleries, and shops.
Gina Valente lives in Ferndale, Michigan and runs the cabin blog, Moody Cabin Girl. She has a love for unique dwellings, adventures, and all things whimsical. Follow her cabin adventures on Instagram here. When not running around renting cabins, she is trying new restaurants in the Detroit area and posting about them on her Instagram account, Girls Gone Hungry.