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Retreat to these Pet-Friendly Getaways that Won't Break the Bank

When it comes to traveling, some people really love to get away as often as possible.  However, job demands, hectic schedules, and other time commitments often interfere with travel plans.  Additionally, the main reason that travel lovers don’t plan trips more often is . . . money!  And, when it comes to thinking about boarding the furkids or bringing them along on trips, these extra expenses often send travel budgets over the edge.

It is true that taking a trip can often be costly, especially when you’re traveling to distant, luxurious locations.  On the upside, planning a reasonably-priced getaway with your four-legged family member is definitely do-able!

We’ve come up with a list of properties across the U.S. that are not only pet friendly but also budget friendly, while still offering a wonderful travel experience for people and their pets!

1.  Jacksonville’s Magnolia Inn in Jacksonville, OR
If you’re looking for a fancy yet comfortable getaway to a charming and historic location, then Jacksonville’s Magnolia Inn is the place for you, and Rover!  Located in Jacksonville, Oregon, this unique property is set amidst many historic sites, including the state’s oldest church and the ole’ Jackson County Courthouse.  There’s also a trolley tour that travels around historic homes and businesses within this quaint town.

If summer is your ideal time to travel, and you’re a wine connoisseur, then a getaway to Jacksonville is perfect!  There are 60+ wineries in the nearby areas of Applegate Valley and Rogue.  If checking out fabulous fall foliage is more your style, then visiting in the fall definitely won’t disappoint.  For travelers searching for opportunities to enjoy fine dining, local boutiques and shops, and hitting the hiking trails for beautiful scenic views, then any time of year is a great time to visit here.  Rates at Jacksonville’s Magnolia Inn start at only $134/night, and up to 2 pets are welcome to join their pet parents for a small, one-time cleaning fee of $25.

2. Candlebay Inn in Freeport, ME
This unique and beautiful home, built in 1848 by a former shipbuilder, has been fully restored to a bed and breakfast in the traditional New England style.

Candlebay Inn provides human and furry guests with cozy and comfortable surroundings, and the staff’s attentiveness to visitors’ needs is top notch!  Located near the charming and very pet-friendly Freeport village, travelers can experience restaurants, shops, and outlet stores, including the L.L.Bean flagship store.  The inn’s rates start at $109/night, and they happily welcome four-legged travelers with a small pet fee of only $20/stay.

3. Rocking M Retreat in Murphy, NC
The owners of this charming property make all of their guests’ comforts a top priority, by providing plenty of attention to details that people and pets absolutely love!  Rocking M Retreat on the far western side of North Carolina in the quintessential small town of Murphy, offers kitchens that are fully stocked, accommodations that are clean and sanitized, and high-speed WiFi, all in a naturally socially-distanced location.  People and pups can enjoy sitting on the spacious front porch overlooking the beautiful surroundings, or lounging on the back deck, complete with a huge fire pit/grill combo.  Starting rates are $125/night, and with the home offering two bedrooms, there’s plenty of space to bring friends along to split the cost.  They do charge a required pet deposit, but if your pooch does not cause any damage, the money will be refunded.

4. Mountain Air Cabins in Sevierville, TN
The Smoky Mountains provide the perfect backdrop for a natural retreat, and Mountain Air Cabin Rentals is the perfect place to stay in this heavenly setting.  They offer many sizes and styles of cabins to choose from, ranging from one to five bedrooms.  All cabins offer homey comforts, along with extras like fireplaces, fully-equipped kitchens, hot tubs, and of course, gorgeous mountain views.  Their cabins are located in Sevierville, and they also have accommodations in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

Exploring the Smoky Mountains or relaxing on the back deck and enjoying the scenic views with your furkid is easy, as pets are welcome.  Rates start at as low as $99/night, and the pet fee is only $50/stay.

5. Blue Iguana Inn in Ojai, CA
The unique and eccentric Blue Iguana Inn is known locally for its charm and hospitality.  This boutique inn located in Ojai Valley is modern and hip while still embracing artistry filled with Old-World charms.  The Blue Iguana Inn is only 2 minutes away from the historic Ojai village, and a quick 12-minute jaunt to the Pacific Ocean.  It offers luxury and style that won’t break the bank, and its location is one that truly calls to travelers searching for a unique getaway.

The Blue Iguana welcomes people and their four-legged family members, for weekend getaways or longer stays.  Their rates start at only $105/night with an additional pet fee of just $20.

6. Enchanted Mountain Retreats in Blairsville, GA
If relaxing and disconnecting from life’s everyday stressors are what you’re searching for, then a getaway to Enchanted Mountain Retreats answers the call!  Located in the breathtaking North Georgia mountains, you can break free from the hustle and bustle and get back to nature, all with your pooch by your side.  Enjoy a weekend away or a longer vacation in beautiful Blairsville – either way, you’re sure to feel refreshed and recharged while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

The hospitality offered at Enchanted Mountain Retreats shows they care for ALL of their guests!  Their gift baskets and comfortable accommodations offer a warm welcome to all who visit, and furry sidekicks are treated to fenced-in yards that offer safety and comfort at some of their properties.  Rates start at just $99/night and the first dog stays for FREE!

7. North Shore Lodge Resort in Warm Lake, ID
Visit the North Shore Lodge Resort to experience mountain life at its finest.  During visits when it’s warm, people and their pups can hike the many mountain trails, visit the natural hot springs, fish, swim, take a boat ride, and even paddleboard.  If you’re seeking a trip during the cold weather months, then be prepared to enjoy ice fishing, snowshoeing, and making snowmen.  The warm and relaxing resort is located 26 miles from Cascade, right on Warm Lake.  They offer ten cabins from which to choose, and best of all, they’re all pet friendly!

The resort provides all that travelers need without having to go far.  There’s an on-site restaurant offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner all week long.  For those interested in the nightlife scene, they have a bar on site that offers karaoke at its patrons’ requests.  Resort rates start at just $95/night, and the pet fee is only $25/stay.

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