Oh, the carefree life of a winery dog. It ranks high on our list of reincarnation fantasies. Yet in Santa Cruz County, which is home to over 70 family-owned wineries, you needn’t wait until the next go-round to enjoy a breezy life of leisure. Treat yourself-and your pooch-to a taste of the good life at the following dog-friendly tasting rooms.
If you follow the Visit Santa Cruz County page, you’ve probably heard about Chaminade Resort and Spa and its stunning hilltop setting. Or, if you’re lucky enough to have stayed, spa-dayed, dined, or attended a special event, you know firsthand about the unforgettable Monterey Bay and mountain views. I’m definitely no stranger to the resort as it’s one of my favorite spots for meetings, sunset cocktails, and special occasion dinners, but I have to admit, before my most recent visit, I had never brought my pup along for the experience! Check out my guide to treating yourself AND your pup to a perfect Santa Cruz day at this dreamy pet-friendly locale.
Save the pet sitter for another time. Santa Cruz is dog-friendly and offers a variety of lodging to accommodate visitors traveling with their pets. Highlighted here are a few Santa Cruz hotels that roll out the welcome mat for the whole family. CHAMINADE RESORT & SPA It’s a ruff life at Chaminade Resort & Spa where dogs
Santa Cruz County B&Bs are rolling out the welcome mat for guests vacationing with their four-legged companion. These pet-friendly favorites offer all the amenities of a traditional bed and breakfast. WEST CLIFF INN Pooch is king of castle at West Cliff Inn, but plan ahead. The elegant Victorian overlooking the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk offers one
With summer approaching, we’re going to venture a guess that your dog is looking forward to trips to the beach. And another leap – you’d rather be at the beach too!