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On check-in, dogs receive a dog bed, bowls and a welcome snack. Dogs must be leashed but can join guardians on hiking and cross-country ski trails. A minimal $25 per pet per night charge applies.
The Mountain Top Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Center is one of the first cross-country commercial ski touring centers in the eastern section of the country. Horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice skating, sledding hills and snowmobiling offers something for every member of the family. For Fido, ask about specific hiking and cross-country trails upon which to enjoy.
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Fido Snow Fun!
Jackson Hole is considered the gateway to both Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. If dog sledding is more your cup of tea, snuggle up and say mush, as dog sledding through scenic Jackson Hole terrain is offered here. How cool would it be to break for lunch and take a warm soak or swim at Granite Hot Springs?
Reward Fido for being your powder hound and venture into town together. Many years ago, Jackson’s Town Square was a hub of activity for life’s essentials. Nowadays, the area abounds with specialty shops, locally made crafts, galleries and plenty of outdoor shops. Leave No Dog nor souvenir behind.
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Explore the enveloping mountains with Fido in tow while snowshoeing through the snowy landscape. Canine guests can expect a Hotel Jerome pet bed and signature food and water dishes on check-in. Specially designed Scout’s Honor menus feature delicacies upon which Fido can dine during their posh stay at this Rock Resort.
Areas for careful off-leash play time with Fido include the Rio Grande Park, Wagner Park, Smuggler Mountain Road and Marolt Open Space.
Get your shopping mojo on and visit the downtown pedestrian mall. At the corner of Hyman and Mill, fountains spurt to and fro. Many of the stores allow Fido inside. Learn more at www.normankoren.com/Boulder.html.
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If visiting during the kickoff of a Christmas shopping season (aka Black Friday), take Fido and head to the annual downtown Stroudsburg tree lighting. Do the jingle bell rock with Fido alongside as the spirit of the holidays begins.
Nearby ski resorts include Alpine Mountain, Blue Mountain, Camelback Mountain Resort, Jack Frost (Big Boulder), Shawnee Mountain, Ski Big Bear and Tanglwood.
Fido is welcome to explore the grounds of The Inn at Pocono Manor with you. Call ahead to each resort for activities that allow pets. Bring the snowshoes and a camera for plenty of pawprint pictures in the snow. Conveniently located less than two hours from New York and New Jersey, the Inn is easily accessible.
Next week we'll wrap up this series with Part III, visiting Canada and Colorado. Be sure to join us for these exquisite ski destinations, where you'll be able to indulge your Fido with some fluffy, white fun.
Did you miss Part I? Check it out at the link to make sure you don't miss the perfect resort for you and your pup.
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Looking for warmer destinations? Check out Carrie's suggestions for roving with your Rover in Central Florida. You might also enjoy checking in with Carrie's pack at their blog, 5 Minutes for Fido, where they always have an opinion.
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