The Scribner's Catskill Lodge in Hunter is just one of many...

The Scribner's Catskill Lodge in Hunter is just one of many pet-friendly hotels in New York.  Credit: Luda Weigand

For some folks, a vacation isn’t complete unless the family dog is coming along for the journey — so if you need to take an upstate break with man’s best friend by your side, these spots make it loud and clear: “dogs are welcome here”

Emerald Glen Getaway

Located in the Central New York region, this spot is a well-behaved pooch paradise: 120 acres of open romp-worthy space that also features 30 fully fenced-in acres. The grounds sport more than 4 miles of trails, and the terrain offers forests, hills and meadows, plus a creek that moves through much of the property, where pups can swim, play and socialize with other canine guests. There are also dog-washing stations throughout the resort. There’s a large fire pit and the communal “Hound Hub” cooking area has an open barbecue pit where guests can cook up meals. As for the lodgings, all are dog-friendly, ranging from its “Sierra Tiny Home” that can support 1-2 dogs to the “Northstar Lodge,” which can accommodate as many as six. Reservations are a 2-3 night minimum; guests must be 18 or older. Restrictions regarding dogs may apply at the discretion of ownership; Rates start at $140.

INFO 217 Pegg Rd., Morris;

Woodstock Way Hotel

Woodstock Way Hotel in Woodstock. 

Woodstock Way Hotel in Woodstock.  Credit: Victoria Hantout

Named after the celebrated and artsy Hudson Valley town, the hotel also features curated art and hip furniture among the amenities. The grounds include a waterfall and is in the center of town, so many area eateries, shops and galleries are within walking distance. About one-third of the hotel’s rooms are dog-friendly and the nearby pet-friendly Commune nature trail runs around a nature preserve and along a stream. Visitors can take advantage of a “Puppy Package” that includes a bed, organic treats and feeding bowls. For purely human relaxation, messages, Reiki healing sessions and private yoga instruction can be arranged by appointment. A nightly rate of $85 per pet will be added to room rates; a minimum charge of at least $250 will be assessed if pet-related damage is found. All pets must be leashed outside of rooms anywhere on the property, and pets may not be left unattended for more than an hour. Rates for pet-friendly rooms start at $249.

INFO 10 Waterfall Way, Woodstock; 845-684-5911,

Emerson Resort & Spa

Emerson Resort & Spa in Mt. Tremper.

Emerson Resort & Spa in Mt. Tremper. Credit: Emerson Resort & Spa

This resort specializes in wellness therapies of many kinds, with newer additions including a “VIP Couples Soak & Massage” enhanced by CBD oils and the “Sacred Nature Mask Repair Solution.” Guests and pups can eat in the Creekside Woodnotes Grille restaurant or choose from a “Spa Bites” menu, which also features cocktails, wines and beer, along with coffee, tea and more. Guided nature walks can also be arranged and overnight guests can also receive discounted tickets to try the New York Zipline Adventure Tour at Hunter Mountain (700 Rt. 23B., Leeds; 518-943-3223, Specific pet-friendly rooms are available for canine guests, as is the Catamount Dog Park, a fenced-in zone equipped with a dog run, fresh running water, a doggy shower and a special area for small dogs. While pooches aren’t allowed in the Woodnotes Grille, it does have a dinner service “Pup Fare menu” with items like an 8-ounce grass-fed burger patty, an unseasoned chicken breast and a 12-ounce New York strip steak. Guests can also take advantage of the resort’s “Pooch Package,” a two-night deal that includes complimentary pet fees and a doggy present for one. There’s a nightly $40 per dog fee; proof of current rabies and distemper vaccinations are required. Dogs can’t be left alone in rooms, and there’s a $250 fee if your pet causes damage; Rates start at $288.71.

INFO 5340 Rt. 28, Mount Tremper; 845-688-2828,

The Sagamore Resort

This historic hotel is on an island in Lake George, connected by nothing more than a two-lane bridge. Dating to the 19th century, those who stay here can play 18 holes on its golf course or dine at its pub or at one of its restaurants or swim in the outdoor pool. Spa experiences include body treatments, massage, skin care and hydrotherapy. Those who want to bring Fido along can purchase the resort’s “Opal Paws” package, open to dogs weighing in at 30 pounds or less, canines receive a dog mat, bowls for food and water, and a complimentary gift bag that holds things like dental stick treats and waste bags. Guests bringing dogs will be charged $75 per dog nightly; those staying with their dogs are required to place a “Pet In-Room” sign on the outside of the door whenever pets are in the room. Pet-friendly room rates start at $354.

INFO 110 Sagamore Rd., Bolton Landing; 518-644-9400,

Scribner's Catskill Lodge

Scribner's Catskill Lodge is a pet-friendly hotel located in Hunter. 

Scribner's Catskill Lodge is a pet-friendly hotel located in Hunter. 

This hilltop hotel found in the Northern Catskills has more than 20 acres of land, a garden, a pool and a chef-driven restaurant with a patio where a summer dinner provides views of the surrounding mountainous landscape. The venue also welcomes guests vacationing with their furry friends to try the “Pupstater” program. The system first gifts toys and treats to keep, plus bowls to use while visiting and dog tags and bandannas. A red bandanna means your dog doesn’t like to socialize and green means your pet is ready to play. Dogs must be leashed at all times on the property, but only service animals are permitted in the restaurant or by the pool. Dogs must also be taken out of the room during housekeeping service and fees starting at $100-$250 will be charged relating to messes, noise and any destruction of property. Rates start at $255.

INFO 13 Scribner Hollow Rd., Hunter; 518-628-5130,

Kenoza Hall

Kenoza Hall in Kenoza Lake.

Kenoza Hall in Kenoza Lake. Credit: Lawrence Braun

Located in the Sullivan Catskills, this getaway has private hiking trails and private access to the lake plus more outdoor spaces where pooches can run around. Guests can also take advantage of an outdoor swimming pool, a hot tub and an outdoor sauna. Its Hemlock Spa offers treatments related to naturopathy and hydrotherapy and its chef-driven restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining. The hotel provides dog beds, bowls and treats. A $75 nightly fee is charged to cover cleaning costs; animals are expected to stay quiet. Rates start at $449.

INFO 5762 Rt. 52, Kenoza Lake; 845-482-1022,

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