ADVENTURES IN VERMONT
The Paw House Inn is located in West Rutland, VT. Close to Pico an Killington Mountains and about 5 minutes to the bustling town of Rutland, this Inn is a perfect location for all dog lovers. The Inn’s motto is “we cater to dogs, we tolerate humans”………and they mean it!
We were welcomed by the resident dog, Stanley, and were given a tour of the grounds. The owner told an interesting story about the eccentric neighbor who is an art collector of sorts and has many “interesting” sculptures surrounding the Inn’s property. Here are just a few:
This Inn is SPOTLESS!! I am a clean freak, so for me to say that is something, especially about a house with dogs in it! The mud room after entering allows the humans to take their shoes off and towels to wipe any dirty dog paws. So many cute touches throughout!
Our room was on the second floor and immediately knew we were in good hands. There was a framed dog bed with a bowl and towel for water, a towel in case of rain or an impromptu swim, and even a sheet to put over the bed in case your pup joins you for sleeping.
Saturday we dined on the back porch with Brya and most of her friends for a gourmet breakfast which was delicious, then headed off to the indoor farmers market (dogs are invited)
Since it was spring, the weather was just warm enough for a hike The staff at breakfast was so helpful in giving us a list of possible trails. We finally settled on Pine Hill Park and it did not disappoint !!!!! Breathtaking landscape and views awaited us at every turn. Brya found several rocks to climb throughout our hike:
Another great feature of the Inn is the on site kennel. This separate building has kennels to keep your pup safe and cool/warm (depending on the season) if you have to go somewhere that isn’t dog friendly or just want an afternoon of human sightseeing. Although we didn’t use this service for Brya, it was nice to know it was available!
It was so wonderful to be in a place that reveres these animals that are our family as much as we do, and to be around fellow dog lovers was such a treat. Brya made wonderful friends and I know we will be back!
Check them out for yourselves: http://www.pawhouseinn.com/