13 March 2015

Tip: Dog Friendly Vermont

Our annual ski trip to Vermont involves good friends and our pups.  Last year, we stayed at the Paw House Inn, which is great, if you don't mind kenneling your dog (I do), your dog requires structure and you don't mind and driving 25 minutes to the slopes.  This year, we decided to look for a place closer to Killington mountain  and found the Chalet Killington.

Dog-friendly is an understatement at Chalet. As we opened the doors to stomp the snow off our boots and check-in, we were welcomed by a chorus of barks. Nearly a dozen dogs were bounding around, lounging  near the fireplace and accepting belly rubs.

To boot, we learned that the staff will happily walk your dog a few times a day while you're skiing. If your pup has separation anxiety, they welcome them to hang out at reception to greet guests.

The common areas and rooms are quite lived-in and the shower is best described as feeling as though a helicopter is landing around you, but there is something undeniably amazing about the comfort of letting your dog do its dog thing amongst other pup-loving people.

A Mexican restaurant inside Chalet which doubles as complimentary breakfast joint in the mornings. Guests have the option to grab a quick cup of coffee and bagel or request a full breakfast of eggs, hash, bacon and sausage.

If you're not too tuckered out at the end of the day, apres ski favorites Wobbly Barn and Pickle Barrel are a stone's throw away. We walked across the street for ribs the first night and decided to take advantage of the free shuttles to dinner the few nights that were particularly chilly.

We punctuated the evenings with the bottles of wine and the pup crew around the fire.

Also notable:

Outdoor heated pool & hot tub
Complimentary ski storage & slope side shuttle

Until next year.

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