Pet Friendly Accommodations for you loved ones

When traveling to the Highland Lakes region, there is no need to leave a furry friend behind, because many of the area’s lodging options foster pet friendly policies. Of course, the nearby state parks are great places to bring pets, but lake visitors that desire closed air-conditioned quarters for their pet will need to seek out available accommodations.

Here are a few of the best pet friendly accommodations nearby the Highland Lakes to consider booking when bringing along a four-legged friend.

Thunderbird Resort

This lakeside lodging facility is on the eastern side of Lake Buchanan and features a covered marina and boat docking areas. Those without a boat can rent a canoe, kayak, powerboat, or paddle vessel at the marina for a nominal fee.

They even offer guided services to get avid anglers out to the best fishing holes on the lakes. Playground facilities and a generous covered picnic area on the premises help keep children and pets amused.

There is a wide selection of cozy cabins, lodges, and cottages to choose from that are ideal for couples or families, and pets are always welcome here. Numerous groomed trails surround the accommodations and the lake is only steps away from visitor’s front door.

Pets can splash the day away with their owners and enjoy expelling some energy running amok through the lush scenery.

The Rainbow Hearth Sanctuary and Retreat Center

This romantic respite is tucked onto the shore of Lake Buchanan and boasts spa services, gourmet organic breakfasts, and several on site wilderness trails. Rainbow Hearth is a great place to rejuvenate the senses and reawaken one’s spiritual connection with nature.

Get a massage, soak in the hot tub, play in the lakes, or relax on the wind-around porch at this dynamic retreat.

Deer, fox, rabbits, and other wildlife scents abound, and pets may catch their scent. If an animal is not trained to respond to vocal commands, a leash is recommended unless one desires an unplanned trek into the woods. Three of this bed and breakfast’s rooms happily welcome pets and their owners are allowed to come, too.

Pet Friendly AccommodationsCockleburr Cove

Home to two large deluxe cabins and two smaller rustic cottages, this retreat sits directly on Inks Lake. Pets can join travelers for a restful night of sleep here for a nominal fee, and each abode affords visitors tremendous privacy.

Tennis courts and a private boat slip are available for guest’s use, and the pristine waters of the lake are just a hop, skip, and a jump away from each home’s back door. Cockleburr Cove is a wonderful, quiet, and serene place to relax and enjoy time with the entire family, including four-legged ones.

Little Lodge on the Lake in Kingsland

This rustic retreat boasts seven fully equipped cabins and a few RV slots for visitor’s convenience, and pets are welcome to stay for a small additional fee.

Gorgeous oak and pecan trees provide great shade, and the on-site piers are perfect for fishing from the shoreline. Swimming is popular here due to the level sandy bottom and moderate depth of the property’s waters.

Each cabin’s occupants have access to picnic tables, barbecue grills, and there is often an evening campfire by the lake where visitors and winter Texans commune and swap worldly stories and fish tales.

With a number of pet friendly accommodations so readily available, feel free to bring a pet along on explorations of the Highland Lakes and the surrounding Texas Hill Country. One may be surprised to find that pets receive just as warm of a welcome as human visitors do in the Lone Star State.

Tracey Louis the author of the “Pet friendly accommodations in the highland lakes region of Texas”  is an avid dog-lover, a big fan of travel and a former innkeeper at Lake Buchanan. She continues to promote tourism for the area by blogging in the US and abroad.  

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