I’m indebted to @Andrea_Arden, the source of the first two links in this week’s collection. She found an NY1 article about a new pet resort near Porland, Maine called The Inn by the Sea. It sounds enchanting — take note: “The best time for a dog lover to take a vacation at the resort is in October when the beach is no longer off limits. And get this, before they drain it, the pool literally goes to the dogs for … Read more
Posts tagged ‘Portland’
The Kimpton Hotel Group just gets it. Every Kimpton hotel I’ve stayed in has been centrally-located, quirkily attractive, friendly, clean and packed with thoughtful details — and Portland’s Hotel Monaco is no exception. We spent this past weekend there, and I can’t think of a single negative comment. I should mention that we paid our own way at the Hotel Monaco — I’ll always let you know when something I’m reviewing has been paid for by someone else.
Last year I wrote a post about how the Four Seasons is the only hotel on Las Vegas’s Strip that accepts dogs. None of the casino hotels on the Strip welcomes dogs. In Reno, however, the story is a bit different. According to a letter to the editor of TheUnion.com, Reno’s Sands Regency Casino Hotel is pet-friendly — and sure enough, when you visit the casino’s web site, you learn that dogs are indeed allowed in the casino hotel (though … Read more
Dog Jaunt recently gave away three great Outward Hound pet carriers in giveaways that asked entrants to tell me about their favorite dog-friendly place. I loved the winners’ recommendations, but I also loved the suggestions that other entrants posted. It would be a shame to let them go to waste, so here are the ones that grabbed me, in no order at all:
“Cesar Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina [Berkeley, CA] has got to be the best dog park ever. … Read more
This week’s links will send you all over the country, from Georgia to San Diego, Austin to Portland. Here goes, starting with the Peach State….
RVing the East wrote about Georgia’s A.H. Stephens Historic Park, about 40 miles east of Atlanta, which includes a campground with a pet-friendly cabin, a noted Civil War museum, and Stephens’ historic home (ca. 1875), open for tours. Also in Georgia, a new dog park opened not only at Hartsfield-Jackson airport but also at the South Fulton … Read more
Portland has 32 off-leash dog parks (including 5 fenced ones) and Portland Parks & Recreation’s website provides a useful list of them, along with descriptions and a map. (Please note that dogs are welcome in most Portland parks, but they need to be on a leash. This list points you to locations where your dog can be off its leash.)
The Kimpton Hotel Group has 54 properties in 16 states, and they’re all pet-friendly. We’ve stayed in a handful, in Boston, Seattle and Portland, and each has been a delight. They’re typically small- to medium-sized boutique hotels, each with a distinctive decor and an excellent attitude towards pets.
For starters, Kimpton hotels don’t charge a fee or require a deposit for visiting pets, and there is no limit on how much your pet can weigh. Each member hotel puts together its own … Read more
The Central Oregon Breeze (or the “Breeze Bus,” as it’s known in my family) is a daily bus service between Bend and Portland, with scheduled stops in Redmond, Madras, and Gresham (and additional stops by arrangement). It’s a reasonably-priced way to get from beautiful Bend to the Portland airport or train station, and small pets in carriers are permitted on board: “Pets that are 15 lbs. and under are allowed to travel with an owner by reservation.” The Policy page has … Read more
BostonZest, a terrific blog about “enjoying a full-flavored life” in Boston, has only good things to report about Portland, Maine — on a recent trip, the author’s dog Maggie Mae was welcomed in stores, coffee shops, and on Casco Bay Lines ferries. Read the post for more information.
I’m island-mad, so I’m particularly intrigued by Casco Bay Lines, which ferries “passengers, vehicles and freight between Portland, Maine and Peaks Island, Little Diamond Island, Great Diamond Island, Long Island, Chebeague Island, and … Read more
I don’t know about you, but I find the drive to Portland from Seattle endless, even though it really takes only about three hours. I much prefer the train, but Amtrak doesn’t allow dogs on board (see Dog Jaunt’s earlier post about Amtrak). A happy alternative is SeaPort Airlines, which operates Pilatus PC-12 turbine aircraft between Seattle (Boeing Field), Portland, Astoria, Pendleton and Newport, OR.
SeaPort’s pet policy conveys the impression that dogs are not allowed in the cabin:
SeaPort Airlines accepts … Read more