Dog Days in Aspen

Aspen’s Most Dog-Friendly Hotels

Many places just accept pets, but these local lodges openly embrace them with dog-centric amenities and accommodating service.

By Cindy Hirschfeld July 5, 2021 Published in the Summer/Fall 2021 issue of Aspen Sojourner

The biscuit stash at the Hotel Jerome

Image: Dan Bayer

Hotel Jerome

Does your dog have a hankering for history? A sojourn at the stately Jerome, which has welcomed guests of all kinds since 1889, should satisfy. Pooches get a bed and bowls for use while they visit.
Extra tail wag: All of the local dogs know about the bottomless stash of biscuits at the bell stand. $100 one-time fee.

Checking in at the Limelight Hotel

Limelight Hotels

Both Limelights—one in Aspen next to pup-friendly Wagner Park, one in Snowmass Base Village—greet dogs with a custom hotel bed, food and water bowls, and a hotel-logoed dog tag during their stay. Note that this summer, the Aspen location is closed for renovation.
Extra tail wag: Purchase a Limelight-imprinted collapsible bowl for outdoor adventuring with your pooch. $30 per pet, per night.

An accommodating dog walker from The Little Nell

The Little Nell

Dogs get as coddled as their humans at Aspen’s only five-star, five-diamond hotel, starting with the Puppy Jet Lag Kit at check-in, which includes a treat from the pastry kitchen, a souvenir leash, and a bed and bowls to use during the stay. Then there’s the pet menu—locally sourced ground beef with brown rice, carrots, and scrambled eggs that outranks any ordinary kibble. For additional fees, the valet and bellstaff will walk dogs or dog-sit.
Extra tail wag: Splurge on a swank Nell-imprinted leather collar and leash set at the hotel boutique. $125 fee for one-night stay; $25 each additional night.

St. Regis Aspen Resort

The hotel has its own canine mascot—Kitty, an adorable 2-year-old Bernese Mountain dog who can fill your pooch in on the best places to sniff and be sniffed. Four-legged guests receive a bed and bowl to use while visiting, plus dog-walking and dog-sitting services can be booked at an additional cost.
Extra tail wag: Treat yourself to a glass of Kitty’s signature cabernet, made by Napa’s Blackbird Vineyards and available only at the hotel. $100 fee for one-night stay; $25 each additional night.

Viceroy Snowmass

Book the new VIP Pup Package at this slopeside hot spot. In addition to a bed and bowls to use at the hotel, dogs will receive organic, house-made biscuits to nosh on, plus a bandanna, a collapsible water bowl, and a toy, all to keep.
Extra tail wag: VIP Pups also get a take-home plaster of their own paw print. $50 one-time fee for the package and no additional pet rate.

W Hotel

Pups with an Insta following will love the W’s trendy style and buzzy vibe. In addition to a dog bed and bowls to use, they’ll get a sweet logoed bow to sport on their collars and a toy to play with and take home. Plus, the front desk keeps a stash of dog treats at the ready.
Extra tail wag: For the groovy pooch, book the Extreme Wow Suite, with a ’70s-style central fire pit, rotating round bed, and private DJ booth. $125 fee for one-night stay; $25 each additional night.


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