Telluride is Fido Friendly – G.W. Little

Telluride is Fido Friendly


Telluride - Fido Friendly City

by Susan Sims
Publisher, Fido Friendly Magazine


Nestled in a box canyon surrounded by 14,000-foot peaks is Telluride, truly a place like no other. A former mining boomtown, Telluride retains the spirit of the Old West, yet offers modern luxuries. There is no smog, no pollution, no traffic, not even a single stoplight—just glorious mountain views as far as the eye can see. Mountain Village is an alpine enclave offering luxury hotels, sophisticated shops and world-class spas. Linking the towns and the ski resort is the scenic, free, dog-friendly gondola, which makes cars and buses obsolete.

A fun and fabulous place to stay with your pooch is the Peaks Resort with rooms overlooking world-renowned ski runs. The designated dog rooms at The Peaks include a nice comfy bed for your furry friend and, exclusive for dog owners, are the designated dog rooms that boast their own balcony where approximately seven rooms share a large grass/brick patio. The Peaks has always been a dogfriendly destination, and the new Doggie Spa has taken traveling with your pet one step further with the ultimate dog pampering facilities. Licensed massage therapists are on hand to treat tired canines to a 25-minute massage.

While you’re out on the slopes or relaxing in the spa, you can arrange for a staff pet-sitter to pick up your pup for an hour of outdoor fun before heading to the Doggie Spa. The incredible Doggie Spa allows your dog to enjoy the royal treatment including “pawdicures,” ear and teeth cleaning, grooming and a T-touch massage.

Some Doggie Spa options are: Basic and deluxe grooming, including bathing, haircut, ear cleaning, and nail trim. Guided playtime, featuring Frisbee toss, ball fetch, aquatic play, and trail hiking. There is also a private Dog Spa entrance at the Golden Door Spa.

Winter is always around the corner so be sure to make plans for a winter wonderland to include your furry friend this year.

The Peaks Resort & Golden Door Spa
136 Country Club Dr.
Telluride, CO 81435
(866) 282-4557

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