The Award-Winning Dog-Friendly Hotel in Winter “Bark,” Florida

August 26 may be National Dog Day, one of social media’s most popular days to celebrate all canines, but at The Alfond Inn at Rollins, every day brings a warm welcome to man’s (and woman’s) best friend. Here are a few ways that it’s always a dog’s life at The Alfond Inn at Rollins.

The VIP (Very Important Pup) Package

Bring the pooch for a stay at The Alfond Inn at Rollins thanks to the VIP PUP Package, which includes two nights in a dog-friendly guest room, complimentary specialty water bowl, a variety of dog treats and toys, 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.

Explore Winter “Bark”

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. There’s also a 23-acre green space on Lake Baldwin where dogs can run off leash during specific posted hours. Yes, it’s okay to call it Winter “Bark.”

Pup-Friendly Weddings at The Alfond Inn at Rollins

The hottest wedding trend of 2022 is welcoming faithful canine companions to join the bride and groom as they take their vows. Whether the beloved pooch is a witness, ring bearer, flower pup or member of the bridal party, they can join in the nuptials at The Alfond Inn at Rollins. The hotel has beautiful outdoor settings for an alfresco wedding.  Each wedding at The Alfond Inn at Rollins is customized as well as exclusive, the only celebration taking place in the hotel at the time. That allows plenty of attention for the entire bridal party and the Pup of Honor, of course.

 Happy Hour Art Tours

Bring the pooch along to a Happy Hour Art Tour at The Alfond Inn at Rollins. The hotel has an extraordinary selection of paintings, photographs, sculptures and mixed-media works of art from The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art displayed throughout the hotel. That collection is part of the Rollins Museum of Art and The Alfond Inn at Rollins is the only hotel in the United States that serves as the extension of an art museum.

Happy Hour Art Tours are offered at 5:30pm on the first Wednesday of each month. They are complimentary, open to the public and last approximately 60 minutes. The hotel’s Happy Hour at the Bar starts at 4:00pm., and offers a range of craft made cocktails, including the Sweet Summer Spritzer, made with Malibu, peach schnapps, G.H. Mumm Brut Rose and soda water.

 Bring the Dog and Give Back

By staying at The Alfond Inn at Rollins guests become part of a philanthropic mission to support deserving students. The hotel directs all net profits to the Alfond Scholars Program, which awards full scholarships annually – including tuition, room, and board – to entering first-year students in the College of Liberal Arts at Rollins College. The Alfond Scholars Program and has awarded millions of dollars in full scholarships to Rollins College since 2013.

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