August 26 is National Dog Day but at The Alfond Inn at Rollins in Winter Park, Florida, every day is a celebration of man’s (and woman’s) best friend. The award-winning, pet-friendly Alfond Inn at Rollins is located in Winter Park, the historic, walkable city known for its welcoming dog-friendly shops and more than two dozen dog-friendly restaurants and sidewalk cafes, along with a 23-acre green space on Lake Baldwin where dogs can run off leash during specific posted hours.

Pup at The Alfond Inn at Rollins. Photo The Alfond Inn at Rollins.

The VIP (Very Important Pup) Package

Bring the pooch for a stay thanks to the VIP PUP Package, which includes two nights in a dog-friendly guest room, complimentary keepsake water bowls, and signature treats at turndown, plus more tail-wagging amenities that will treat four-legged guests as truly pampered pooches, including the hotel’s nightly pet fee. In keeping with the hotel’s philanthropic mission, for each VIP Very Important Pup Package booked, a donation will be made to The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.  Rates start at $249 per night plus tax, based on double occupancy and availability.


Pup at The Glen House. Photo New England Inns & Resorts

The Glen House

From biking and hiking to whitewater kayaking, The Glen House, the award-winning 68-room hotel at the base of Mt. Washington, New Hampshire is the ideal luxury basecamp. Go trail running or drive the Mt. Washington Auto Road to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast. Regroup at sunset with a local microbrew on the deck with panoramic views of the Presidential Range of the White Mountains. This boutique property, owned by the Mt. Washington Summit Road Company (MWSRC), is the perfect mountain aerie for summer adventures.

Dogs are always welcome at The Glen House. Just ask for a dog-friendly guest room and bring a loyal four-legged companion along. A nightly pet fee of $20 will be charged, which includes the use of a doggie bed and water bowl, as well as treats. Based on supply, which is first-come, first-served.