Best Pet-Friendly Getaways Around The Bay Area

January 26, 2013 5:00 AM
It’s not unusual for pets to have separation anxiety whenever their masters leave for an extended period of time. A perfect solution to this common dilemma is to simply go on a pet-friendly vacation, with accommodations to satisfy even the most finicky animal companion. Because the Bay Area has an abundance of pet-friendly lodgings, travelers can take them along instead of leaving them with friends, family or a pet hotel. The following are five outstanding pet-friendly getaways around the Bay.

Cavallo Point
601 Murray Circle
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 339-4700

This luxury hotel in Sausalito pampers both dogs and their owners. For a flat pet fee of $75 per stay, dogs will enjoy lavish amenities, including high-end bedding and custom-made food. No more than two dogs are allowed in a dog-friendly room, all of which are only located on the first floor. Dogs are allowed on the patio adjoining the resort’s Farley Bar and the Michelin-starred Murray Circle Restaurant.

Inverness Valley Inn
13275 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Inverness, CA 94937
(415) 669-7250

A perfect dog-friendly getaway can be found at Inverness Valley Inn, located just minutes from Tomales Bay State Park and the Point Reyes National Seashore. A pet fee of $25 for the first night and $10 for subsequent nights is required. Amenities for dogs include their own beds and a 25-foot by 90-foot fenced-in dog run. Farm animals such as sheep, goats, llamas and chickens at the inn’s eco mini-farm are bound to entertain a guest’s furry friend.

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Nick’s Cove and Cottages
23240 Highway 1
Marshall, CA 94940
(415) 663-1033

On the northeastern shore of the breathtaking Tomales Bay along Highway 1 lies the tiny community of Nick’s Cove. Dog owners have a choice of four different cottages, all featuring a waterfront deck, wood-burning stove and private beach that allows dogs off leash. A $50 fee per pet, per stay is required. A pastry chef from the award-winning Nick’s Cove Restaurant bakes complimentary dog treats each day for furry friends.

Solage Calistoga
755 Silverado Trail
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 226-0800

Solage Calistoga is a luxury resort located in the popular wine country town of Calistoga. A $100 pet fee for the entire stay is required and pet accommodations include luxurious dog beds and all-natural doggie treats. On site is the Michelin-starred Solbar restaurant, which allows pets on the outdoor patio. Amenities for guests include a state-of-the-art gym, fitness classes, swimming pool and complimentary use of bicycles for sightseeing.

Zaballa House
324 Main St.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 726-9123

The historic Zaballa House Bed and Breakfast is less than an hour’s drive from the Peninsula in Half Moon Bay. Located in the downtown section, this visually prominent B&B is the oldest house in the city and within walking distance of many affordable restaurants and unique shopping. A $10 per day pet fee is required. Amenities for guests include kitchenettes, a daily gourmet breakfast buffet and complimentary wine and cheese.

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Randy Yagi is a freelance writer covering all things San Francisco. His work can be found on

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