Pet Friendly Breckenridge – G.W. Little

Pet Friendly Breckenridge

Breckenridge ski resort

Breckenridge - Fido Friendly City

by Susan Sims
Publisher, Fido Friendly Magazine


Situated on a magnificent forested cliff at 10,200 feet overlooking Boreas Pass, and five minutes from town center, is The Lodge & Spa at Breckenridge. The Lodge features a “food with a view” restaurant, full-service European spa and elegant guestrooms with spectacular mountain vistas.

The Mountain View Suites are located in their own wing of the Lodge. These vastly oversized rooms feature an intimate living room area and a cozy fireplace facing panoramic windows overlooking the mountains and Breckenridge’s ski slopes. King poster beds and a discrete kitchenette make this one of the most comfortable rooms at the lodge. The hotel also posts visiting dogs’ names down in the lobby that let guests know what dogs are staying at the hotel; it also lists plenty of places to walk with your dog.

Your pup is welcome to accompany you on a snowshoe adventure, snowshoes are optional for him. Groomed trails await as you explore and Fido sniffs.

Feel free to leave your crated pup in the room while you enjoy dining at the hotel’s Top of the World Restaurant. Top of the World Restaurant is the epitome of fine dining with Executive Chef, Brandon Farr, who specializes in French- influenced American cuisine.

If you are hitting the slopes during the day, contact The Dog House to entertain your dog for the day. The Dog House offers day care, boarding and mobile service and has a three hundred square foot concrete play area. Staff keeps the dogs entertained all day.

With approximately 170 registered historic buildings, Breckenridge is home to Colorado’s largest historic district. Founded in 1859, Breckenridge is the oldest continually occupied community in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Be sure to stop in Morty’s, a nice clothing store, and meet the town mascot, Woody. Woody is in and out of the shop greeting members of the community during the day while Morty works and always returns before closing time. Woody was the town mascot for three consecutive years. Visit The Huneck Gallery of Breckenridge where you can find gifts of art for the dog lover from artist, Stephen Huneck, known for children’s books, sculpture and woodcut prints. Treat Fido to a snack at the Breckenridge Barkery where you’ll find wonderful toys, treats and gift items for your pet. And, if your dog loves the company of other dogs, be sure to be at the local dog park, Carter Park, around 5:00 PM where all the locals and their dogs let loose after work.

The Lodge & Spa at Breckenridge
112 Overlook Drive Breckenridge, CO 80424
(970) 453-9300 or (800) 736-1607

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