- Moshi & Kibo first came to Aspen because Aspen is so dog-friendly. After a decade of staying in dog-friendly Aspen hotels & vacation rentals, they moved to Aspen.
Aspen gets two big paws up as a dog-friendly town.
Dog-friendly Aspen hotels
The Hotel Jerome was originally built in 1889 by Jerome Wheeler and today is a beautiful mix of history and modern luxury. With a friendly staff, great location, well-appointed rooms and suites, and one of the best watering holes in Aspen, the J-Bar, the Hotel Jerome is a place to be enjoyed by the entire pack.
The Sky Hotel is high-style, Aspen boutique hotel located at the foot of Aspen Mountain with ski-in access. With chic rooms, daily happy hour in the lobby, a great pool & hot tub, and the ever-hip 39 degrees lounge, the Sky is perfect Aspen hotel choice. And, as with all Kimpton Hotels, pets of all type, size and number are welcomed with beds, water, food bowls and special treats provided.
Hotel Aspen is comfortable, yet affordable, with spacious, attractive guest rooms with nice amenities & kitchenettes complete with mini fridge, microwave & coffee maker. A relaxing pool & hot tub, complimentary breakfast and, during ski season, daily après ski event, round out the offerings that make a stay at Hotel Aspen both enjoyable and a great value. Pets are welcome at Hotel Aspen, with a fee of $20 per day fee for each pet.
Across from Paepcke Park, the Molly Gibson is conveniently located in Aspen with easy access to downtown and skiing. Rooms are warm and inviting with wooden floors, comfy beds & flat screen TVs; some have private jacuzzis and others fireplaces. A complimentary breakfast, daily après ski during ski season and a heated pool and hot tub complete the amenities list that make the Molly Gibson a great value. Pets are welcome at Molly Gibson, with a fee of $20 per day fee for each pet.
Other dog-friendly Aspen hotels
Aspen Meadows, Aspen
Aspen Meadows welcomes dogs or cats, in specially reserved hotel suites for guests travelling with their pets. A fee of $25 per night, per pet applies.
Aspen Mountain Lodge
Aspen Mountain Lodge welcomes dogs for a fee.
Aspen Residence Hotel, Aspen
Aspen Residence is a pet-friendly hotel.
Hotel Lenado, Aspen
The Hotel Lenado is pet-friendly.
The Innsbruck, Aspen
The Innsbruck has some pet-friendly units.
Limelight Hotel, Aspen
The Limelight Hotel welcomes dogs for a small cleaning fee.
The Little Nell, Aspen
The Little Nell welcomes & spoils pets. Dogs enjoy gourmet doggie biscuits and cozy beds, personalized brass identification tags, food and water bowls, pet menu selections, dog walking and sitting on request, Petiquette, a handbook of guidelines for pet and pet owners, and and even a Puppy Jet Lag Kit. There is a $125 initial fee and $25 fee per additional night for your pet. Dogs should be crated when unattended.
Mountain House Lodge, Aspen
Mountain House Lodge allows pets in select rooms for a one-time $75 cleaning fee. There are a limited number of pet-friendly rooms available. Guests must call the reservation department to confirm a pet-friendly room.
St Regis Aspen, Aspen
The St Regis Aspen allows pets. Guest will be charged a one time, non-refundable fee of $100 per pet. Pets are required to be on a leash throughout the hotel. Pets are not allowed in the food service areas of the hotel.
Viceroy Snowmass, Snowmass
The Viceroy Snowmass allows 1 dog per room, with a maximum weight of 50lbs.
Westin Snowmass, Snowmass (opening winter 2012/2013)
Pet policy to be confirmed upon opening.
Dog-friendly Aspen vacation rentals
We have also rented numerous dog-friendly condos and houses in Aspen throughout the years, ranging from a 5000 sq ft house in East Aspen, to a house at the bottom of Lift 1A, to various condos around town.
However, our favorite location was the Downtown Aspen Penthouse, where we stayed upwards of a half-dozen times, once for almost the entire month of March.
The penthouse is about 2000 sq ft with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and private roof top terrace complete with extra large hot tub, gas grill, and 360° panoramic view of the mountains and town.
Private, dog-friendly, and within a couple blocks of Wagner Park for dog-walking Aspen style.
Dog-friendly hiking: Aspen trails
Aspen is great for hiking with dogs, with many dog-friendly hiking trails in & near Aspen and countless more nearby in the White River National Forest.
Some of our favorite areas to hike…
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