(Last Updated On: September 20, 2016)

Bringing the pooch (or cat, bird, fish, ferret, etc.) on your next trip to Breckenridge? We share where to stay, what to do, and a few tips for visiting Breckenridge with dogs and more. Skip ahead to summer deck options, pet-friendly lodging, boarding and more.

Unique activities with your dog in Breckenridge

Bringing your dog to Breckenridge? Try bikejoring or skijoring lessons for a unique activity with a best bud. Photo by Jessie Unruh

Bringing your dog to Breckenridge? Try bikejoring or skijoring lessons for a unique activity with your best bud. Photo by Jessie Unruh

Summer: Train your large-breed dog for tug & tow summer dogsledding with Snow Caps Sled Dogs. Classes by appointment.

Winter: Learn to skijor with your dog at the Gold Run Nordic Center. Private lessons (among other training and dog sports programs) are offered by Louisa Morrissey of High Country Dogs.

Where to go with your dog in Breckenridge

Carter Park Dog Park: If you don’t get your outdoor fill on the vast trail network, head to the dog park for a meetup with other local owners. There’s plenty of room to run and play at this free, off-leash space.

Hiking and biking on local trailsCheck out the local trails, many accessible right from town. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the Cucumber Gulch Wildlife Preserve (with the exception of a dog-friendly loop in winter only at the Breckenridge Nordic Center).

And lastly, make sure to leave time for Fido to enjoy the Carter Park Dog Park!

The free Carter Park dog yard offers pooches a full acre of off-leash play. Photo by Jenise Jensen

Dog (and human) treats at Cool River: This coffee house and bakery (now with a liquor license) offers homemade dog treats and, for the humans, incredible homemade granola and baked goodies. In summer, kick back in the grass with your pooch and cool off with a smoothie.

Read on for more dog-friendly patios around town, or check out some pooch pics and more ideas from local owners.

Deckin’ It: Consider these top dog-friendly decks in Breckenridge (dogs must be on leash with owner)

Kenosha Steakhouse – Throw horseshoes and hang outside with the dog. Incredible views and great draft beer makes this a popular deck in spring and summer. Human must try: sweet potato fries and any of the craft brews

Motherloaded Tavern – Meet the locals and play a few patio games with your pooch in tow. Human must try: fried okra and cheese curds

Burke & Riley’s – Views of Breckenridge Ski Resort abound at this local Irish favorite. Human must-try: combo appetizer basket

Ullr’s – Tucked away in the quiet of Main Street station, this local’s favorite is known for cheap happy hour specials. Stop by on Thursdays in summer to see the Breckenridge Cruisers begin their bicycle journey around town. Human must-try: French dip

Pet-friendly lodging in Breckenridge

No matter the season, Breckenridge's open spaces offer plenty of places for furry friends to play.

No matter the season, Breckenridge’s open spaces offer plenty of places for furry friends to play. Check out more cute pup pictures here.

While some properties welcome any kind of pet, others have limited offerings. Check with the individual property for policies, and be sure to request pet rooms when booking. To compare properties and check availability for all at once, give us a shout at 888-251-2417.

Beaver Run: This ski-in/ski-out property allows most dog breeds for a fee of $40 per night/per room for the first dog, and an additional $20 per night/per room for the second dog. Advance reservations are required as not all units are pet-friendly. In summer, head over to the nearby Burro Trail, where your pooch can cool off in the little creek. Dogs are allowed on the property shuttle, so it’s easy to get to the dog park and beyond.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Breckenridge: Just across the street from the slopes, the DoubleTree’s location makes it easy for skiers to get back to their pets several times during a ski day. Pets up to 75 pounds are allowed for a $50 non-refundable deposit. This property is also within easy walking distance of the Burro Trail.

The Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge: Located on Boreas Pass Road, The Lodge and Spa offers incredible views and nearby hiking trails that are perfect for getting pets the exercise they need. The dog fee is $30 per night ($50 per night at the Luxury House) for up to two dogs; each additional dog will be charged $10 per night. Dogs are not allowed on furniture or bed spreads.

With several pet-friendly lodging options in Breckenridge, there's no reason to leave the dog at home. Photo by Liam Doran

With several pet-friendly lodging options in Breckenridge, there’s no reason to leave the dog at home. Photo by Liam Doran

Tannhauser Lodging: Affordable and located right on Main Street, Tannhauser offers a handful of pet-friendly units.

The Village Hotel allows dogs in rooms only (not in condominiums) for a nightly $35 fee per dog, plus a $150 refundable damage deposit. Advance reservations for a pet room are required.

Wildwood Suites allows dogs (max 2) in limited pet friendly condos. Their location is close (walking distance) to town yet secluded enough to go on walks without traffic.

Boarding, pet-sitting and pet resources in Breckenridge

DnR Kennels: The only full-service pet boarding facility between Denver and Vail, DnR can board everything from dogs and cats to fish, mice, ferrets, birds and more. Dog boarding starts at $27 per night and day care is also available.

The Dog House offers dog boarding services including a standard kennel, hotel kennel, condo, or the mellow room, a large living room-like experience (including television!) for chill dogs. Daycare and grooming services are also available.

Sitter City and Care.com both manage lists of pet-sitters in Breckenridge.

Breckenridge Animal Clinic is a full-service small animal veterinary clinic. They collaborate with Summit County vets to provide 24-7 emergency care throughout the county.


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